Riding The World's Steepest Road? (Probably) | GCN Climbing Challenge

Published on March 3rd 2019

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Is this the steepest road in the world? We had to find out just how steep it was for ourselves and see if we could become the fastest cyclists to ride up it. Could we even claim the Strava KOM? 

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Previously the world’s steepest residential road was Baldwin Street in New Zealand, three and a half kilometers long, averaging 35% with pitches of 38%. This is Ffordd pen Llech in Harlech, claiming to be the steepest with a maxiumum gradient of 36%. 

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