Bamford Clough Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

2.7
FIETS
0.3 mi
DISTANCE
381 ft
GAINED
23.9 %
AVG. GRADE

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The steepest bike climb in all the United Kingdom - this one is the real deal.   It is also the 9th most difficult bike climb in England with only a mere 3/10's of a mile in length - that's what impossible steepness gets you!

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Cycling Bamford Clough - the steepest bike climb in the UK.

Ride only 3/10’s of a mile but gain 381’ at 24% over that stretch!!

Climb summary by PJAMM’s Brad Butterfield -

You’ll need to bring every ounce of strength to battle at Bamford Clough. Jetting straight up out of the town center in a residential area, our climb has signage denoting it as ‘Unsuitable for motor-vehicles.’ I have seen this sign on a few other steep UK climbs, but it never seemed totally justified. Bamford Clough thoroughly earns that branding though. Also, there is a sign for cyclists to dismount at the base of the brutal slope. Take it as a challenge and don’t lose traction. While short, the climb has no points of respite and no turns to ease the gradients. It is a fight to the top to keep traction and stay moving fast enough to keep from falling over. This is one of the steepest and most difficult sections of road that I have ever ridden in the world (this includes 31 countries for PJAMM bike climb documenting). . Parking is free on the streets of Bamford as well as on sections of the road which intersect at the summit of our climb.

In case you hadn’t noticed . . .

The start of this beast begins just past the Road Closed gauntlet.

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