Asterton Bank

Asterton Bank is a really steep, unrelenting climb in Shropshire. A single road leaves the eastern side of the village to climb up the western edge of the Long Mynd (Mountain chain from Wales). The road curves left out of the village, but after that, there was no effort at engineering the road for cyclists or drivers – just a good old Roman approach of build it straight up the hillside. Near the finish, there is a short right-hander and after this, there is a brief respite and the last few hundred metres are slightly less steep, but you will already have climbed 160m in less than 1km.

The road can be closed in adverse weather conditions.

Details of the climb

  • Location: Asterton Bank,
  • Distance: 1.0 km
  • Average gradient: 17%
  • Maximum gradient: 22%
  • Height gain 163 m
  • 100 climbs: 134
  • Strava segment
  • Everesting = 8848/132 = 100 ascents – total distance 08 km.
  • Direction: North East
  • KOM: 5.11 – 11.5 km/h
  • QOM: 8.05 – 7.4 km/h




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