Greetings Cyclists! Feel like a short reprieve from your
Friday Monday slog or RWC hype? Then I have a deal for you!
On the next set of Regional Cycling Maps we plan to show where the gradient of streets is very steep (i.e. over 10% grade for at least 50m length). This will be done with a triple chevron icon (like on the Michelin touring maps in Europe).
We don’t have a programme that can show us where all those places are, but we do have a very experienced cycling community (you) and a GIS programme which can be used to check the gradient of a particular street.
The challenge for you is to tell us where you know of a very steep street (which you wouldn’t recommend to a beginner or grandparent, or ride on a single speed or folding bike). Just two rules:
1 – It must be a sealed street/road.
2 – It must be a through-street (we’re not interested in dead-ends).
Any more you can suggest will be checked and a warning icon put on the map if it’s over 10%.