Cycling Harthope Head Langdon Beck

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Harthope Head - Langdon Beck

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Average grade: 6.1 %

Length: 4 km

Altitude start: 386 m

Altitude top: 631 m

Ascent: 245 m

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Difficulty ranking world: 8530 (all)
Ranking England: 68 (all)
Difficulty score: 31.2 what?

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The Harthope Head is situated in Durham. Starting from Langdon Beck, the Harthope Head ascent is 4 km long. Over this distance, you climb 245 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 6.1 %.

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Story by richy hetherington from Newcastle, United Kingdom, submitted on 07/07/2014
reached St John''s Chapel from Newcastle, it''d been a pleasant ride but the weather was on the turn. Packed up for a weekend away so bike & panniers weighed about 20kg. An 20mph wind was carrying some rain was straight in my face. It was so exposed it felt like being pebbledashed. I managed to get about half way up the climb before a cramp hit and my right leg buckled. I couldn''t get my feet out of the cleats in time and fell, bending my hood and bruising my leg. I got up and pushed a bit, I tried to get back on and before the summit but it was obvious I would cramp up again. I reached my destination pleased that I made it there at all, only slightly disappointed I had to get off and push.
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Story by Sam G from , UK, submitted on 15/07/2007
They dont come much harder than this in the UK. It involves 2.5 miles of almost constant climbing with sections at 17%. At the summit you are at 2100 feet, which is the highest public road in the country.

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