Steepest residential street?

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Steepest residential street?

Postby thirdcrank » 10 Jan 2017, 11:36am

The Beeb is asking for nominations.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-38568889

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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby 661-Pete » 10 Jan 2017, 1:24pm

There's Ffordd Pen Llech in Harlech. 40%. Been past it, but not been up it - on bike or by any other means. I would reckon that compared to it, Gold Hill in Shaftesbury (the 'Hovis Boy' street) would be a doddle....

[edit] Just noticed that the Beeb article said "England". Oh well.... :?
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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby Threevok » 10 Jan 2017, 1:27pm

Pah !

Come to the South Wales valleys and see some real hills :twisted:

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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby 661-Pete » 10 Jan 2017, 1:28pm

Thinking a bit more - isn't there a road in Bristol that makes the claim? (*googles*) Yes: Vale Street, Totterdown, Bristol. Anyone been up it?
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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby jgurney » 10 Jan 2017, 1:56pm

Defining residential streets might pose a problem. Does any road with any residences along it count, such as a country lane with a house half way up the hill, or should there be a minimum number of households per km of street, or a minimum proportion of street edge which borders residential property? Does a street bordered by residential property to each side, but where all the residences have their entrances onto other streets still count as residential?

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Postby 661-Pete » 10 Jan 2017, 2:06pm

Perhaps it should be defined as a road within a 30mph zone.
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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby pete75 » 10 Jan 2017, 2:23pm

Steep Hill Lincoln? At least it has the right name.


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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby ferrit worrier » 10 Jan 2017, 3:50pm

661-Pete wrote:There's Ffordd Pen Llech in Harlech. 40%. Been past it, but not been up it - on bike or by any other means. I would reckon that compared to it, Gold Hill in Shaftesbury (the 'Hovis Boy' street) would be a doddle....

[edit] Just noticed that the Beeb article said "England". Oh well.... :?


Is that the one from near the railway up to the castle? If it is the one Im thinking of it's well steep
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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby mercalia » 10 Jan 2017, 4:30pm

Anerley Hill by side of Crystal Palace - I love to see the local cycle club on weekends cycle up that one - some members are poor old so and so's. I have ridden up it , not much fun

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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 10 Jan 2017, 4:40pm

ferrit worrier wrote:
661-Pete wrote:There's Ffordd Pen Llech in Harlech. 40%. Been past it, but not been up it - on bike or by any other means. I would reckon that compared to it, Gold Hill in Shaftesbury (the 'Hovis Boy' street) would be a doddle....

[edit] Just noticed that the Beeb article said "England". Oh well.... :?


Is that the one from near the railway up to the castle? If it is the one Im thinking of it's well steep


Yes it starts by the station, the steepest bit is above the road in the town centre. If you turn off the coast road by Llanbedr there are several easy ways up.

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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby 661-Pete » 10 Jan 2017, 5:01pm

pete75 wrote:Steep Hill Lincoln? At least it has the right name.


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That looks strikingly similar to Keere Street in Lewes (which, according to the legend, the Prince Regent once raced down in a coach-and-four).
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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby mjr » 10 Jan 2017, 5:58pm

thirdcrank wrote:The Beeb is asking for nominations.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-38568889

:roll: Nominations? Surely it's a matter of fact, not a bleeding awards ceremony.

661-Pete wrote:Gold Hill in Shaftesbury (the 'Hovis Boy' street)

20% max according to Bike Hike.

661-Pete wrote:Thinking a bit more - isn't there a road in Bristol that makes the claim? (*googles*) Yes: Vale Street, Totterdown, Bristol. Anyone been up it?

Hard to tell as it doesn't show up correctly on maps, but I wouldn't put it over 20%.

pete75 wrote:Steep Hill Lincoln? At least it has the right name.

21%

mercalia wrote:Anerley Hill by side of Crystal Palace

Looks like barely 10%.

661-Pete wrote:That looks strikingly similar to Keere Street in Lewes (which, according to the legend, the Prince Regent once raced down in a coach-and-four).

15%

Well, given that load of wimpery, I'll nominate Monks Hill, Kewstoke, Somerset, which is signed as 25% but is over 30% near its foot. It's inside a 30 limit and has houses along both ends with a semi-wild wood in the middle. I spent a few years with that as my most direct route to visit relatives, but I almost always rode the extra few km around the hill, so I only had to deal with the short 20% hairpin onto that road instead of the full 30.

I'm sure it surprises no-one that those roads up the north face of that hill were routinely closed whenever it was icy or snowed... and I'm sure it surprises no-one that motorists often moved the closure signs out of the way - with predictable results.
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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby gaz » 10 Jan 2017, 6:36pm

661-Pete wrote:Vale Street, Totterdown, Bristol.

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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby Mick F » 10 Jan 2017, 6:52pm

It's the "residential" that makes the difference.

What about Whitby?
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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby Paulatic » 10 Jan 2017, 7:00pm

How would Clovelly rate for steepness?
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