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Britain´s Top 100 Climbs- No.12


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 Bike

 1.262 mi

 00:10:40

 145.50 Watt(s)

 10/05/2020

 10/05/2020

 335 ft

 8 The Esplanade, Sidmouth EX10 8BE, UK

 Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth EX10 0NY, UK

Description

1.2km, ave 13%, max 20%.

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Salcombe Hill
Slightly confusingly, this Salcombe Hill isn’t in the famous town of Salcombe itself, but climbs of the seaside town of Sidmouth instead towards Salcombe Regis. Although, it’s less of a climb and more a wall in our opinion.

The start of the climb belies the coming difficulty, registering as a false flat for the first 200m. That’s the case, even though the total climb length is only 1.2km and it averages a leg-burning 13 per cent.

As you rise up the road that curves left to follow the southerly coastline, the gradient only gets tougher, gradually getting steeper to the tune of 20 per cent. It’s a power climb, this one, and only eases slightly as you near the summit – but it’s not enough to take any respite, so it’s full gas to the top.

 https://roadcyclinguk.com/sportive/ten-best-cycling-climbs-devon-cornwall.html

 Strava segments

Portions of this video are actual Strava segments

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 446 yd
  3 ft
 00:06:54
 1200 yd
  285 ft
 00:07:21
 1176 yd
  305 ft
 00:07:16
 1298 yd
  308 ft
Kinomap rank
Pos. Username Chrono Date
1 00:04:48 5/29/2021
2 00:05:29 1/5/2021
3 00:05:47 4/8/2021
4 00:05:56 12/28/2020
5 00:06:26 8/5/2021

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