Si wrote:Sc how about the hills in the current issue of CYCLE's 10 of the best British hills article?
Interesting coincidence that we had just been on the same topic and most of the hills listed we have mentioned above.
This is obviously a question of taste but I was surprised that Holme Moss made it. Several of my otherwise rare TV appearances have been on the roadside there in the Milk Race/ Leeds Classic crowd but otherwise its only claim to fame is as a hill on an A class road. I should have thought that Sutton Bank was a bigger main road hill (1:4) FWIW I should have also thought that Fleet Moss, especially from the Oughtershaw Moss side beats HM hands down.
I suppose a lot of this is in the mind: my own personal nightmare is near Marsden on the West Yorkshire Cycle Route at SE 056129. This is a hairpin, starting from a dead start and only one vehicle width from nettles to nettles - strip of unswept gravel down the middle. After you have turned the corner it is a fraction wider but the left hand half of the road is cobbled so you climb on the right, hoping nobody will come racing down (It's so narrow that they'd hit you even if you roade on the left.) Only a few hundred yards from bottom to top but it has made me struggle a few times.
We are a funny lot. You might think we would be more interested in good freewheeling routes.