Carlton Bank is located in the Cleveland hills, north east England. It is on the north west edge of the North York Moors. From the top of Carlton Bank you get great views over the surrounding countryside.
It is used as a venue for a hill climb by Cleveland Wheelers and also the National hill climb championship in 1996.
It is relatively steady as you climb out of Teesdale, but once across the cattle grid in the middle of the climb, it becomes very steep – like most North York Moor climbs. It is a good 25% in places before you finally crest the climb on to Cringle Moor. There is a sheer drop down one side – which makes it a popular spot with hang-gliders.
Top of climb. Photo CWCC
- Location: North York Moors (north west)
- Distance: 1.1 miles
- Avg grade 10.0%
- Max Grade: 25%
- Elev Gain: 190m
- Cat: 3
- 100 hills #58
- Strava segment
- Everesting? 47*2.2 miles = 103 miles
“…Small wonder that many ended their rides lying on the grass being administered with oxygen by medics from County Durham Emergency Volunteers. The promoting club Cleveland Wheelers had thought of everything.”
National hill Climb Championship 1996
In 1996, Stuart Dangerfield won the National hill climb Championship with a near record winning margin of 22 seconds. He used 42*21 fixed and apparently there was a headwind at the finish. Jim Henderson won his first hill climb medal.
He told the CW reporter ‘Hill climbs have to be the best sort of event … it’s a shame more people don’t ride them.”
|1||120||Stuart Dangerfield||Parker International R.T.||2-24.1||5-39.6|
|2||115||Steve Hulme||Freetown Pace||2-33.7||6-1.4|
|3||95||Jim Henderson||Oxford University C.C.||2-32.5||6-5.7|
|4||110||Chris Newton||North Wirral Velo||2-25.0||6-9.6|
|5=||105||Tom Anderson||Holme Valley Wheelers||2-34.2||6-14.1|
|5=||80||Brian Green||Oldham Century C.C.||2-19.3||6-14.1|
|7||60||Bill Moore||Leo R.C.||2-43.9||6-17.5|
|8||20||Phil Marshall||Global Racing||2-38.9||6-18.8|
|9||45||Dave Cook||Middridge C.R.T.||2-38.9||6-18.8|
|10||70||Shaun Tyson||Middridge C.R.T.||2-33.4||6-25.3|
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