York’s Hill

York’s Hill is one of the steepest roads of England

Located in Kent, in South East England, York’s Hill is one of the steepest, toughest and most spectacular finishing climbs in professional cycling.

The surface of the twisting road is totally paved but very narrow. It’s so narrow that there's barely enough room for you and your bike, let alone a car. It’s one of the steepest, toughest and most spectacular climbs in the country, climbing up from 120 to 202m above the sea level.

The climb is 0.64 km long with an elevation gain of 82m. The average gradient is 13% but the road hits a really tough 20-25% section at the end. It hosts the world’s oldest bike race (August 20th 1887), the Catford hill climb.

 

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