The Bwlch

There are three different ways to climb the Bwlch, this route starts in Price Town and heads north-west. It is a long steady climb with a double switchback near the summit. The Bwlch is a well known climb in south-east Wales and has featured in road races, hill climbs and cyclosportives.

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View of the Bwlch. Photo Christopher James

 

The Bwlch.

The Bwlch on a misty day. Photo Christopher James

Details of the climb

  • Location: Bridgend, Wales.
  • Distance: 3.64 miles / 6 km
  • Average gradient: 5%
  • Maximum gradient: 12%
  • Height gain 984 ft / 300 m
  • 100 climbs: 99
  • Strava segment
  • Everesting = 8848/300 = 30 ascents – 216 miles.
  • Direction: north-west
  • KOM: 12.47 – 17.1 mph
  • QOM: 17.33 – 12.5 mph

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