There’s a much, much better one a bit further east towards Sheffield, which I did in 2020. It’s used my a club as a hill climb. Cannot recall the name of it, but it’s not on either list!
Peaslows is also garbage.
Bank Road / Riber are only good when done as the Matlock CC HC double header.
Used to go up Rowsley Bar once a month.
Again, nothing special.
Mow Cop is also nothing special, very urban.
Much better ways up it that that.
Cat & Fiddle I really like. But only at <8am on a weekend with no cars. It’s not really a “climb” either. Just 10km of sweeping roads generally pointing uphill. There’s also a lot of descending.
Probably closest thing we’ve got to an alpine road?
From there, over Axe Edge, down behind Buxton Raceway to Glutton Bridge, pass Chrome/Parkhouse Hill, swoop round to Longnor, Brierlow Bar, Harpur Hill, reverse Long Hill, Kettleshulme road back to Macc
Swiss hill is hilarious in its monstrosity.
I’ve done it twice this month on the Gravel bike.
I quite enjoyed it
You can only do it when it’s bone dry.
Otherwise your wheel skips everywhere.
Descend down the main road, then do Woodbrook Road, too. Which is slightly easier.
If you’re doing cobbled climbs around here, may as well do The Beast of Bollington and then meander over to Jenkins Chapel to do The Corkscrew, too (then Pyms Chair, into the Goyt, up to the Cat, descend to Macc, then back to Alderley)
The Rake is nuts. I’ve watched the HC there before. Never done it. Back wheels slipping everywhere.
Did you do Curbar Edge/Gap the other month?
That’s brilliant. Not sure if it’s on the list?
Views from the top are ace.
Holme Moss? Utterly meh of a climb.
Done it every year for the past four years.
It’s just pretty steady and fairly easy.
There are far better climbs around he hasn’t mentioned. Like the one up to Abney Gliding club from Grindleford, via Sir William Hill Road
Just don’t have a chorizo scotch egg beforehand
@cobbie - that Dovestones on you did recently is my favourite. The main road one. A635 all the way into Holmfirth. Lovely climb, same gradient all the way. Just tap it out. Flat tailwind across Saddleworth. Mental descent into Holmfirth, brought right out at Bloc Coffee, which is also right on the Holme Moss junction
(Descent off Holme Moss and the ride back to Glossop is awesome!)
From the 200…I think!
Gun Hill (Tittesworth) is good. Fantastic descent to the reservoir for a coffee, then up the back of the Roaches (could wait for the coffee and get an ice cream from the van at Luds Church)
Then another brilliant descent to Royal Cottage and can then go up the mile climb to Flash (highest village in Britain)
First time I rode this I lived in Derby and it was on the Bike Radar 100mile sportive route.
It’s savage. But in a lovely little spot.
Well worth seeking out.