Wednesday nights we’re climbing some of the best and toughest climbs from a selection of our favourite cycling classics in our brand new SKILLBIKE Mountain Challenge.
Come and join us for these super tough workouts, pitting yourself against some of the hardest climbs in the world!
You’re going to need plenty of fluids and be prepared to be in the saddle for a long time if you’re going to take on the SKILLBIKE Mountain Challenge. These are not for the faint hearted and shouldn’t be tried if you’re not conditioned to ride these gradients.
Weds 22nd May 7.30pm
Alto de l’Angliru – 13.2km @ avg 9.4%
Alto de l’Angliru is a steep mountain road in Asturias, near La Vega-Riosa, in northern Spain. It is considered one of the most demanding climbs in professional road bicycle racing and is often used in the Vuelta a España stage race.
Weds 29th May 7.30pm
Bealach na Bà – 12.3km @ avg 3.2%
Bealach na Bà is a winding single track road through the mountains of the Applecross peninsula, in Wester Ross in the Scottish Highlands. It is also the third highest road in Scotland.
Weds 5th June 7.30pm
Col du Tourmalet – 19.8km @ avg 7%
Col du Tourmalet is the highest paved mountain pass in the French Pyrenees, located in the department of Hautes-Pyrénées. Sainte-Marie-de-Campan is at the foot on the eastern side and the ski station La Mongie two-thirds of the way up.
Weds 12th June 7.30pm
Gavia Pass – 16.9km @ avg 8.1%
Gavia Pass is a high mountain pass in the Italian Alps. It is the tenth highest paved road in the Alps. The pass lies in the Lombardy region and divides the province of Sondrio to the north and the province of Brescia to the south.
Weds 19th June 7.30pm
The Veneto – tbc
The Veneto is home to some of the most dazzlingly gorgeous parts of the Dolomites, and then there are a fistful beautiful small cities from Verona, to Vicenza and Padova to lesser-known gems like Montagnana with its medieval walls, Treviso, Vittorio Veneto and Feltre.
Weds 26th June 7.30pm
The Valley of Tears – 11.9km @ avg 8%
The most revered climb on the island of Gran Canaria is colloquially known as The Valley of the Tears, and you would be forgiven for turning on the waterworks after one glance at the stats: The climb is 11.8km long with an average gradient of 8% (bear in mind that this includes sections of descent), the maximum gradient is 25% and it’s likely to take the average punter at least one hour to complete.