Riber hill Matlock


Photo Ian. Riber during 1986 National hill climb

  • Location: Riber hill. Matlock, Derbyshire
  • Distance: 1.8 km
  • Avg grade 9
  • Max Grade: 25%
  • Elev Gain: 162m
  • Cat: 3
  • 100 hills #32
  • Strava segment
  • Everesting? 49*1.6 miles = 78 miles

Riber is a ‘popular’ hill climb to the south of Matlock. It has everything you can want in a classic steep British hill climb. A maximum gradient of 25% – two very hard corners and then a longer drag to the castle.


Photo Chris Barnes – Riber Castle from the distance

The Matlock CC hill climb course, doesn’t use quite the full hill – just the shorter version 1.1 km @ 11%

National Hill Climb Championship 1986

In 1986, the National hill climb championship was held on Riber. It was a longer version than usual Matlock CC hill climbs. It went all the way to the top near the castle. The winner in a time of 4.48 was Daryl Webster (Manchester Wh.)


Daryl Webster – 1986 National HC on Riber. Photo by Ian


Riber 1986. Photo Ian


Photo Ian

Results 1986 – from Cycling Weekly





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