Steepest residential street?

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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby Mick F » 10 Jan 2017, 9:01pm

Good question.
Been there .......... at the top, but never gone down.
Been there on my bike at the top ............. but never gone down into the village.
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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 11 Jan 2017, 6:13pm

Stuttgart is in a deep valley and the roads curve and loop so they are not so steep. Instead of steep streets there are hundreds of Staeffele, staircases leading from A to B. Great for a change from cycling and no motors of course.
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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby ferrit worrier » 11 Jan 2017, 6:22pm

Im having a couple of flash backs here. Theres a steep hill up from the ferry at Polruan opposite Fowey in Cornwall. Isnt
Porlock hill a bit on the steep side too.
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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby philvantwo » 30 Jan 2017, 11:32pm

Rowland Hill in Kidderminster, even mick f would never get up it!!

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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby Mick F » 31 Jan 2017, 8:26am

Never been to Kidderminster.
Sounds like a challenge!

However, if I Google it, all I get is a flat road through a shopping centre.
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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby philvantwo » 31 Jan 2017, 2:28pm

Mick F, your £1500 Macbook pro has let you down, Rowland Hill invented the postage stamp and there is a statue of him in Kidderminster town as he was born there!! :lol:

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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby philvantwo » 31 Jan 2017, 2:29pm

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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby al_yrpal » 31 Jan 2017, 3:55pm

How about Skidery Hill in Lostwithiel. Not that steep but the best name.

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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby al_yrpal » 31 Jan 2017, 3:59pm

ferrit worrier wrote:Im having a couple of flash backs here. Theres a steep hill up from the ferry at Polruan opposite Fowey in Cornwall. Isnt
Porlock hill a bit on the steep side too.


Fore Street (high street in Cornwall). Some good ones in the back streets of Fowey too. In fact all around that area.

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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby rjb » 31 Jan 2017, 6:10pm

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.... :?


I'm struggling up Gold Hill in the rain and on slippery cobbles. Had to stay seated as too slippery and lost traction when out of the saddle. There's a technique to riding up hills like this. One needs to balance their weight to ensure you have sufficient over the rear wheel to avoid wheelspin and loss of traction and at the same time keeping weight over the front to stop the front wheel lifting. On that day I was the only rider from the club who managed to ride it from bottom to top without stopping. :mrgreen:

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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby ferrit worrier » 19 Mar 2017, 8:21am

On the BBC news this morning.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-38568893

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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby mjr » 19 Mar 2017, 9:06am

Maybe they excluded Monks Hill for having woodland rather than housing on its centre section. ;)
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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby thirdcrank » 19 Mar 2017, 9:23am

rjb wrote: ... On that day I was the only rider from the club who managed to ride it from bottom to top without stopping. ...


I think you are entitled to a chapeau!

BTW, what gear were you using?

Ferrit worrier's link is interesting in that only one of the streets in the list is shown as steeper than 20%. It raises the old question about how they work out gradients on road signs.

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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby Mick F » 19 Mar 2017, 9:51am

The inhabitants of Vale Street, who have a near 22º gradient to contend with, have every right to look down on the competition.
Only 22% ???

I can easily find 25% hills here ..........
Here's one. Church Street in Calstock with cottages both sides. It's so steep, Google Streetview couldn't do it :lol: :lol:
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.49692 ... 157,17.62z
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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 19 Mar 2017, 12:07pm

ferrit worrier wrote:On the BBC news this morning.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-38568893
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What a shame the bbc does not employ people who write proper simple English
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