Swiss Hill

  • Location:Alderley Edge, Cheshire
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  • Distance: 0.25 miles
  • Average gradient: 10%
  • Maximum gradient: 20%
  • Height gain: 43m
  • KOM time: 1.48 – 9.2mph
  • 100 climbs: #1
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Swiss Hill
image from Google street view

A short steep cobbled climb, nestled in the Cheshire village of Alderley Edge. It is the start, which is the hardest part of this climb. From Mottram Road, you turn south east up Swiss Hill. The first 100m is a hard introduction with the gradient touching 20%, then there is a more gentle section, but as the road bends round to the right, there is another sting in the tail. At the top of Swiss Hill, the climb continues – turning right onto Woodbrook road. The difficulty lies in the cobbles of the climb, which are often damp because of the overhanging trees.

Swiss Hill

Ian Stannard said of Swiss Hill

“Swiss Hill is tough, probably tougher than you get in a lot of Belgian Classics,”

“I don’t ride it too often because it reminds you how hard it is in Belgium. Plus the residents aren’t too happy when you go banging up and down there. There are houses either side. It makes a racket doesn’t it?!”Cycling Weekly

Riding up Swiss Hill – Alex




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