#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 in the middle left of this page) 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 below, 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 includes 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.
(GCC numbers 1-13; color coded orange)
(GCC numbers 14-27; color coded red)
(GCC numbers 28-39; color coded pink)
(GCC numbers 40-58; color coded purple)
(GCC numbers 59-62; color coded bright blue)
(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.
(GCC numbers 70-85; color coded light green)
#84 Hardknott Pass.
Our favorite of the 100.
(GCC #’S 86-100; dark green)