Boltby Bank

  • Location: Boltby, Thirsk (west – North York Moors)
  • Other names: Sneck Yate Beck
  • Distance: 0.7 miles
  • Average gradient: 13%
  • Maximum gradient: 25%
  • Height gain: 160m
  • KOM time: 4.52 / 9.5 mph
  • 100 climbs: #54
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A real classic of the North York Moors. Boltby Bank has a well deserved reputation, with 160m of height gain packed into little less than 1 km of climbing. After a gradual introduction, the climb gets steeper and peaks at just under 25% near the top of the climb, – a tough section when you are already quite exhausted from the efforts of the lower slopes.

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The climb is fairly straight up (no messing around with hairpins in the North York Moors) until a final right hand turn near the top. However, the good news is that this doesn’t conceal any-more climbing, the climb levels off and it is a sign you have nearly made it. Take a moment to do a u-turn and look back down the climb.

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view back down

I rode the climb in April, 2016. It was quite a good day with a bit of a tailwind. It does get harder at the top.

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Top of Boltby Bank

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