Up the Buttress!

So I learn that there really is a cycle race up The Buttress in Hebden Bridge. It’s this Saturday 12th September! What I shame I have to go back to Oxford (or is it relief?)

Of all the hill climbs I know about this really is the craziest.

From: Up the Buttress

I didn’t realise you could start from top of a bridge and get a bit of a running start! Mind you I wouldn’t particularly want to hit those cobbles at too much speed.


Next year, I’ll have to borrow a mountain bike or big fat rear tyre or granny chainring.

What about a two stage hill climb – Up the Buttress in the morning, Mytholm Steeps in the afternoon!

One Response to Up the Buttress!

  1. Mark September 25, 2015 at 10:08 am #

    If you manage to bring a mountain bike back up here with you make sure you do the climb through Horsehold all the way up to Stoodley Pike or for a full days challenge the 47 mile Mary Townley loop.
    The Buttress in the wet is what nightmares are made of.
    Great blog.

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