Hill Gradient Sites.

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bluedog99
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Hill Gradient Sites.

Postby bluedog99 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 22:19 pm

Hi, does anybody know of any websites where i can find out the gradients of roads and hill climbs. Any advice welcome. Cheers.
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simona75
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Re: Hill Gradient Sites.

Postby simona75 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 22:39 pm

Strava.com will have gradients (albeit sometimes unreliable ones) of most hills if they have been made a segment. For detailed gradients of the more major hills and mountains go to http://www.climbbybike.com

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Re: Hill Gradient Sites.

Postby bluedog99 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:27 am

Thanks for the reply, i will check them out, i`m particularly interested in climbs around Greater Manchester and Cheshire / Staffs area Thanks again.
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Re: Hill Gradient Sites.

Postby BuckMulligan » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:52 am

simona75 wrote:Strava.com will have gradients (albeit sometimes unreliable ones) of most hills if they have been made a segment.


AHAHAHAHAHA! Good joke.

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Re: Hill Gradient Sites.

Postby adr82 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:53 am

Also try www.bikehike.co.uk, it can show you elevation profiles and gradients for a whole route (rather than just specific climbs). It's not perfect but it's usually fairly accurate.

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Re: Hill Gradient Sites.

Postby bluedog99 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:58 am

simona75 wrote:Strava.com will have gradients (albeit sometimes unreliable ones) of most hills if they have been made a segment. For detailed gradients of the more major hills and mountains go to http://www.climbbybike.com

Just registered with the `climbbybike` site, loads of information. Cheers.
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Re: Hill Gradient Sites.

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Re: Hill Gradient Sites.

Postby JamesEs » Fri Nov 09, 2012 17:29 pm

mapmyrun.com will show gradiants, although it tends to average out the gradiant if you're plotting a long route - some of the climbs near me with 20%+ sections only show as a constant 4%/5% over the length of the hill.

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Re: Hill Gradient Sites.

Postby mcp73 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 21:09 pm

www.bikehike.co.uk is reasonably accurate when plotting courses; Strava is less so.

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Re: Hill Gradient Sites.

Postby adr82 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 22:39 pm

mcp73 wrote:http://www.bikehike.co.uk is reasonably accurate when plotting courses; Strava is less so.

Definitely. Strava is close to useless sometimes, I know many local segments which are uphill according to Strava but in reality are actually flat or downhill. bikehike shows you pretty accurate elevation profiles and gradients, it's a really nice site.

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Re: Hill Gradient Sites.

Postby FJS » Sat Nov 10, 2012 06:17 am

mcp73 wrote:http://www.bikehike.co.uk is reasonably accurate when plotting courses; Strava is less so.

Agree with bikehike, in my experience most reliable if the bunch. Only for the UK though...

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Re: Hill Gradient Sites.

Postby Teisetrotter » Sat Nov 10, 2012 08:24 am

Hi, mapmyride as well. Seems less used so you can get on the honours board easier ;)


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