Hills

All my posts that mention or include hills in some way.

The Climbs of Omloop het Nieuwsblad – Men’s & Women’s Races

The Climbs of Omloop het Nieuwsblad – Men’s & Women’s Races

Omloop het Nieuwsblad has been the start of the Spring Classics season for a while now. Even when known as Omloop het Volk it usually took pride of place in the opening weekend with Kuurne Brussels Kuurne. Given the race takes part in West Flanders, there’s a fair amount of crossover with the climbs of …

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Cycling the Devil’s Staircase, Wales

Cycling the Devil’s Staircase, Wales

The Devil’s Staircase hill climb lies between the village of Abergwesyn and Tregaron in mid-Wales. Crossing the Cambrian Mountains, the Devils Staircase forms part of the much longer Abergwesyn Pass. The full pass is 14 miles long and is a spectacular mix of wilderness, mountains and steep climbs. It’s not a surprise that the Devil’s Staircase Wales finds itself in the 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs book along with the Tough of Bowland.

Cycling the Stwlan Dam Climb

Cycling the Stwlan Dam Climb

The Stwlan Dam climb is on a road closed to cars. We lifted our bikes over the gate and then went through the kissing-gate. The road is used by the odd car from the electricity company but that is the only traffic you will meet. This road leads up to the dam way up in the hills above the village of Tanygrisiau.