hardest bike course for halves

any contenders

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seren nos    pirate
07/07/2014 at 16:32

on another forum someone has asked if the titan tri that we did last saturday was the highest bike ascent of the lot.

i didn't think it was that bad but at looking it had 4674ft of ascent

i checked a few others

Bala  3800
Wimbleball    3080
Immortal   3100

so it seems to have been quite high even though there was only 1344ft for the run

 

anyone have any others that can throw into the mix

seren nos    pirate
07/07/2014 at 16:37

looks like the brutal half has 4966 ft over the two laps.......with a name like Brutal .,i would expect a high figure

 

Ridgeback Max did a tough one recently somewhere I believe

07/07/2014 at 16:39

Depends if you find climbing hard doesn't it?...i prefer climbing to flat courses as i'm better at the up parts.

seren nos    pirate
07/07/2014 at 16:43

I used to hate hills but BattieHattie my new training partner this year seems to love them and so we have been seeking them out.......

so I think I am finally getting better at them...........which will no doubt be really useful for outlaw and my races in lincolnshire this summer

seren nos    pirate
07/07/2014 at 16:46

cotswolds half has 354 ft elevation.........which is probably how there was so much drafting going on.....no hills to split the groups

Symes    pirate
07/07/2014 at 16:56

Wassdale is supposed to be a touch hilly, no idea on numbers though

seren nos    pirate
07/07/2014 at 17:04

6854 ft Symes..now that does sound like a few good hills in that......

TheEngineer    pirate
07/07/2014 at 17:14
Flat Footed wrote (see)

Depends if you find climbing hard doesn't it?...i prefer climbing to flat courses as i'm better at the up parts.

Are you calling yourself a grimpeur?

kittenkat    pirate
07/07/2014 at 17:18

I think it's subjective to a certain degree, the one with the biggest ascent might not be the most technical, also smooth rolling hills are easier than a shorter sharp ascent (if anyone has done the North cornwall tor, they will know exactly what I'm talking about).

Alao for me, I'm better on hills than the flat comparitively.

 

seren nos    pirate
07/07/2014 at 17:29

I actually prefer steep sharp climbs to the long smooth ones.i can maintain the power for a short time.........

When you are carrying a bit of weight the flatter courses seem to be more suitable as once you are up to a speed its easier to maintain it

kittenkat    pirate
07/07/2014 at 17:51

I think hill climbing is the only bit of cycling I can do faster than people who are better overall than me.

07/07/2014 at 18:56
TheEngineer wrote (see)
Flat Footed wrote (see)

Depends if you find climbing hard doesn't it?...i prefer climbing to flat courses as i'm better at the up parts.

Are you calling yourself a grimpeur?

 

I've got the climbing ability of Quintana, the engine of Voigt, the sprint of Sagan and the good looks of Kittel..........so more of a domestique to be honest. 

K9
07/07/2014 at 19:30

A Day in the Lakes had 4200 ft of ascent on the bike according to Mr Garmin

 

Another 2000 ft on the fell run...

seren nos    pirate
07/07/2014 at 19:37

3873 according to the website......... looks a few tough ones.the fell run sounds hard work.

 

07/07/2014 at 20:34

My Garmin reckons the Hever half was 1393m of climbing which Google says is 4570 ft. That hurt. A lot. 

07/07/2014 at 20:40

If it's climbing you want won't Alp de Huez tri score highly ?

MTri    pirate
07/07/2014 at 20:43
Yep, Titan had 1,450m of climbing, more ascent than it felt on the day. Enjoyed it, but them I'm a glutton for punishment and prefer 'harder' races to 'easier'.
Doner Kebab    pirate
07/07/2014 at 20:52

wasdale 

MTri    pirate
07/07/2014 at 21:00
Little Woody is quite lumpy
as was Eastnor Castle Middle Distance
seren nos    pirate
07/07/2014 at 21:07

according to mapmy ride the little woody is only  4727 ft......i

Edited: 07/07/2014 at 21:08
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