Curbar Edge

  • Location: Curbar, Hope Valley, Peak District
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  • Distance: 1.1. miles
  • Average gradient: 10%
  • Maximum gradient: 16%
  • Height gain: 182 m
  • KOM time: 5.52 – 11.1mph
  • 100 climbs: #35
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curbar-edge

Photo Greg Melia CC BY 2.0

Curbar Edge is the annual venue for the British University Cycling championships (BUCS). It is a great venue for a hill climb, with up to 300 students entering the annual hill climb. Curbar starts off with a tough 15% section, it then eases off a little. But, like many British climbs, there is no constant gradient with fluctuations making it difficult to get into a good rhythm. Towards the top of the climb on Clodhall Lane, there is a final steep section before you make it to the top. It is a tough climb to pace, with a hard section at the bottom, meaning you need to go hard, but still not too hard to blow up for the long 6 minute + climb.

Curbar-edge

Curbar Edge. Photo Greg Melia CC BY 2.0

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