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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfella View Post
    The Ellers I presume or possibly West Lane? both are quite steep as I recall.
    I now know it was West Lane. And thanks to Veloviewer (1.7km) I now know why I was wondering when it would level out!

    Length 1.7 km
    Average gradient: 9.5%
    Maximum gradient: 20.1%
    Elevation gain: 160 m
    Elevation change: 159 m
    Min elevation: 127 m
    Max elevation: 286 m
    Last edited by Graham Breeze; 19-10-2020 at 09:36 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
    I now know it was West Lane. And thanks to Veloviewer (1.7km) I now know why I was wondering when it would level out!

    Length 1.7 km
    Average gradient: 9.5%
    Maximum gradient: 20.1%
    Elevation gain: 160 m
    Elevation change: 159 m
    Min elevation: 127 m
    Max elevation: 286 m
    Looks like you missed out there: I've just had a look at the OS map, and the Ellers road has 225m of climbing, including a double chevron on the lower section.

    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post

    Wharfedale Harriers organise an evening one mile uphill road race - "Murder Mile" - out of Silsden which climbs around 500 feet in the mile. The road only serves a farm or two so is hardly used (otherwise it could not be used for a race with 200 runners including children).
    Some years ago when I was doing my research on runners' speed variation with gradient, I had some correspondence with the organiser of the Silsden Murder Mile. They were quoting some grossly inflated figure for the amount of climbing, and I persuaded them to change to what was apparent from the OS map, which is just over 150 metres.

    But I haven't had any success with the Tryfan Downhill Dash. The organisers still insist that the finish is 69 metres below the surface of Llyn Ogwen.
    Last edited by anthonykay; 19-10-2020 at 11:01 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonykay View Post
    Looks like you missed out there: I've just had a look at the OS map, and the Ellers road has 225m of climbing, including a double chevron on the lower section.


    Some years ago when I was doing my research on runners' speed variation with gradient, I had some correspondence with the organiser of the Silsden Murder Mile. They were quoting some grossly inflated figure for the amount of climbing, and I persuaded them to change to what was apparent from the OS map, which is just over 150 metres.

    But I haven't had any success with the Tryfan Downhill Dash. The organisers still insist that the finish is 69 metres below the surface of Llyn Ogwen.
    A double chevron? Sweet memory. Was there ever a finer vehicle than a CitroŽn XM? A car is just a car - but owning an XM is a love affair that never fades.

    Anyway I shall conquer Ellers Road next time. One comes to a bifurcation and one has to choose; but tomorrow is another day and another ride.
    Last edited by Graham Breeze; 19-10-2020 at 11:41 PM.
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    32k and 380m (so flat) on the road to town for some shopping, first exercise for a week but as so often happens, a rest for the legs results in a bit of a blast in places.
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