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'Harlech Hell Climb': Your chance to take on the world's steepest street

Pit yourself against the newly crowned world's steepest street by entering the 'Harlech Hell Climb' next month

Jack Elton-Walters
16 Jul 2019

Stealing the title from a suburban road in southern New Zealand, Ffordd Pen Llech, a narrow, winding residential street in Halech, which lies within Snowdonia National Park, was recently crowned the world's steeped street thanks to its knee-crunching average gradient of 37.5%.

Now, thanks to Welsh Cycling, you can pit yourself against the gravity enhancing 1:3 gradient in next month's 'Harlech Hell Climb'.

Offering equal prize money to men and women, with a simple 'fastest time wins' approach that does away with other classifications, the event is set to take place in the small village on Sunday 11th August 2019.

Leading up to Harlech Castle, the organiser says that this 'hill climb event is an opportunity to cast yourself amongst the best climbers in the world and a chance to tackle this beast of a climb'.

As well as the individual glory, there is also a team competition where the lowest combined time of the team members (three members to make a team) will win.

'Get yourself and your friends involved.'

Harlech Hell Climb: Key information

Date: Synday 11th August 2019  
Entries and more information: britishcycling.org.uk/Harlech-Hell-Climb  
Location: Ysgol Tanycastell, Ysgol Tan Y Castell, Harlech, LL46 2UE  
Climb details:
• 310m long climb
• 50m elevation gain
• 40% maximum gradient
• 17% average gradient

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