I'll suggest Trooper Lane, at Halifax, as being worthy of inclusion
Whilst I've not ridden it, I have run up it twice, during the (Stainland Lions) 'Bluebell Trail 10 Mile'
Plus it's part of the 'Ronde van Calderdale' route
The 'Lions' clain it ascends 570 feet in half a mile!! (higher than Blackpool Tower)
YouTube clip in the linkhttp://thehelloftheworth.blogspot.co.uk/p/2-trooper-lane.html
(Shibden Wall is index to right)
Ben@Forest wrote:A couple of weekends ago I went down to West and South Yorkshire to knock off a series of climbs in the '100 Greatest Climbs' book. Of the seven I did (plus of course all the climbs in between) I think Shibden Wall was the hardest. It's less than 1km long and climbs a mere 130-odd metres but the cobbles are awful, or rather the gaps between the cobbles are awful, they look like they'd happily pinch and hold a bike wheel, especially when you're only doing 4 or 5 mph. I spent a lot of effort trying to hop around the cracks.
I've ridden Shibden Wall (Lee Lane, to give it the correct name), & it's a booger of a climb, for all the reasons given
In one edition of the Tour Of Britain, when they went over it, didn't even Sean Kelly take to the pavement?
foxyrider wrote:Hard can be measured in all sorts of ways - after riding fifty miles, very steep, very long, bad road surface, terrible bends - I can probably think of examples of all these. Locally the Strines road is talked about in hushed tones, even the TdF didn't dare cross the full length but really none of the climbs are that difficult on their own, neither great height gain nor particular length but ride all five and you certainly will be wishing you had more sense!
The first time I rode that (Mortimer Road), was in about 1991 (I'd driven over it quite a few times)
I was riding my Orbit America road-bike, but stupidly had a bottom gear of 42 x 21
I managed it, but had wobbly legs by the top (we had ridden up to, & over HolmeMoss, then over to Glossop, & up Snake Pass first though