Cycling Kirkstone Pass Ambleside

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Kirkstone Pass - Ambleside

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Average grade: 7.9 %

Length: 5 km

Altitude start: 60 m

Altitude top: 454 m

Ascent: 394 m

Kirkstone Pass rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 5043 (all)
Ranking England: 7 (all)
Difficulty score: 51.84 what?

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The Kirkstone Pass is situated in Cumbria. Starting from Ambleside, the Kirkstone Pass ascent is 5 km long. Over this distance, you climb 394 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 7.9 %.

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Story by MarkL from st helens, United Kingdom, submitted on 03/10/2008
Kirkstone is a three sided pass and a good couple of hours hill climbing training can be had on its slopes of varying severity. This is the hardest way up Kirkstone. Very steep right from the start, it eases a little in the middle section. But keep something in reserve for the last half mile. ""The Struggle"" it calls it on the road sign, and struggle it is - full on 20%.
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