Stocksbridge is a real mecca for steep hills. Pea Royd Lane on the other side of the valley has been a frequent venue for the national hill climb championship. Ewden Bank on the south side of Stocksbridge is a similar climb – steep, variable gradient and twists in the road.
Starting from Ewden Beck it bends right then left and immediately becomes steep 15%. There is a marginal decrease in gradient in the middle section but you may not notice and it doesn’t last for long as it regains steepness before a right hander takes you up to Thorpe’s Brow.
Details of the climb
- Location: Stocksbridge, South Yorkshire
- Distance: 1.0 km
- Average gradient: 12%
- Maximum gradient: 16%
- Height gain 124 m
- 100 climbs: 137
- Strava segment
- Everesting = 8848/124 = 72 ascents – total distance 144 km.
- Direction: North
- KOM: 3.20 – 18.1 km/h
- QOM: 5.07 – 11.8 km/h
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