100 Greatest Cycling Climbs, Britain

#1
Cheddar Gorge (SW #1)
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#2
Weston Hill (SW #2)
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#3
Crowcombe Combe (SW #3)
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#4
Porlock Hill (SW #4)
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#5
Dunkery Beacon (SW #5)
United Kingdom
#6
Exmoor Forest (SW #6)
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#7
Challacombe Hill (SW #7)
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#8
Dartmeet (SW #8)
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#9
Haytor Vale (SW #9)
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#10
Widecombe (SW #10)
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Climb List: 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs, Britain
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Cycling 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs, Britain

#1 on the 100 Greatest Cycling Climb list, Cheddar Gorge.

In the summer of 2018 we documented all of Simon Warren’s 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs, Great Britain.  Our 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs (GCC) page is arranged by default in numeric order following the GCC 100 sequence.  This default setting can be changed (via the filters to the left of the map, above) to organize the rides by hardest (ranked using the Dutch cycling magazine Fiets formula), longest, highest start/finish, lowest start/finish, greatest altitude gained, steepest gradients, or name.

In the map and list above, we have followed Simon Warren’s plotting of the 100 Greatest Great Britain Climbs geographically: for example numbers 1 (Cheddar Gorge) through 13 (Dovers Hill) are in the Southwest, 14 (Box Hill) through 27 (Swain’s Lane) the Southeast, and so on).   The list and map is color coded to match those in the 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs, Great Britain.

Towards the bottom of this page are photo collages that include one of our photographs for each of the 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs.  

Note:  Our United Kingdom Top Bike Climbs page is arranged by rankings (default is hardest using the Dutch cycling magazine Fiets formula) and includes many more climbs than the GCC 100. See also our Top 10 UK Bike Climbs.

SOUTHWEST

 (GCC numbers 1-13; color coded orange)

#1 Cheddar Gorge; #2 Weston Hill; #3 Crowcombe Combe; #4 Porlock Hill

#5 Dunkery Beacon; #6 Exmoor Forest; #7 Challacombe Hill

#8 Dartmeet; #9 Haytor Vale; #10 Widecombe; #11 Rundelstone

#12 Salcombe Hill; #13 Dovers Hill; #14 Box Hill

SOUTHEAST

(GCC numbers 14-27; color coded red)

#15 York’s Hill; #16 White Lane; #17 Leith Hill;

#18 White Downs; #19 The Wall #20 Toys Hill

#21Steyning Bostal; #22 Ditchling Beacon; #23 Whiteleaf 

#24 Streatley Hill; #25 Combe Gibbet; #26 Mott Street; #27 Swain’s Lane

MIDLANDS

(GCC numbers 28-39; color coded pink)

#28 Michaelgate; #29 Terrace Hill; #30 Monsal Head; #31 Bank Road;

#32 Riber; #33 Winnats Pass

#34 Rowsley Bar; #35 Curbar Edge; #36 Mow Crop;

#37 Peaslows; #38 Jiggers Bank; #39 The Burway

YORKSHIRE

(GCC numbers 40-58; color coded purple)

#40 Shibden Wall; #41 Pea Royd Lane; #42 Jackson Bridge;

#43 Holme Moss; #44 Halifax Lane; #45 Park Rash

#46 Oxnop Scar; #47 Malham Cove; #48 Langcliffe Scar;

#49 Buttertubs; #50 Fleet Moss; #51 Tan Hill

#52 Greenhow Hill; #53 Norwood Edge; #54 Boltby Bank; ; #55 Rosedale Chimney;

 #56 White Horse Bank; #57 The Stang; #58 Carlton Bank

NORTHEAST

(GCC numbers 59-62; color coded bright blue)

#59 Crawleyside; #60 Peth Bank #; #61 Winters Gibbet; #62 Chapel Fell

SCOTLAND

(GCC numbers 63-69; color coded light blue)

#69 Bealach na Ba.

The most epic bike climb in the United Kingdom

Though a chore to get to, this scenic jewel is well worth the journey.  Situated in the far northwestern Highland Council Area of Scotland, Bealach na Ba is the farthest outlier of the GCC 100.  It’s the second most difficult climb and the sixth longest on this list, but it’s also one of the more popular, with 6,300 Strava members recording the route as of October 2018 despite its geographic isolation.

#63 Mennock Pass; #64 Cairn O’Mount; #65 The Cairnwell;

#66 Lecht Road; #67 Cairn Gorm; #68 Rest and Be Thankful

NORTHWEST

(GCC numbers 70-85; color coded light green)

#84 Hardknott Pass.

Our favorite of the 100.

#70 Cat and Fiddle; #71 Swiss Hill; #72 The Rake; #73 Garsdale Head

#74 Nick O’Pendle; #75 Trough of Bowland; #76 Jubilee Tower; #77 Hartside

#78 Lamps Moss; #79 Cross of Greet; #80 Honister Pass;

#81 Newlands House; #82 Whinlatter Pass; #83 Kirkstone Pass; #85 Wrynose Pass

WALES

(GCC #’S 86-100; dark green)

#86 The Shelf; #87 Moel Arthur; #88 Bwlch Penbarra; #89 The Road to Hell;

#90 Horseshoe Pass; #91 Bwlch y Groes; #92 Ffordd Pen Llech; #93 Devil’s Staircase

#94 Llangynidr Mountain; #95 Black Mountain; #96 Bryn Du

#97 The Tumble; #98 Rhigos; #99 The Bwlch; #100 Constitution Hill