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View of the Rhigos

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Recommended by 25 out of 25 road cyclists

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  • Dragon Ride

    This is the ‘classic’ way to climb Rhigos, riding north to south as it treats you to two fantastic hairpin bends that could have been plucked direct from the Alps.

    It’s a solid climb although never too steep which starts in a dead straight line before bending left past the old Tower Colliery. The gradient increases as you enter the second long straight, after which the road twists right into a conifer plantation.

    Ahead you’ll see the first of the two giant bends and if you look left you’ll spy the road climbing above you. As you head into a smooth, tight bend and swing back round, the slope increases slightly and the views out over the valley open up.

    Easing slightly before the next turn but climbing steeper out of it, the pitch now ramps hard up the side of the mountain with a barrier on the left and a sheer rock face to the right. Sweeping round you now just have to push yourself on to finish over the brow past the car park on your right.

    • August 27, 2020

  • Jack Longley

    Really nice climb from either direction. Finishing up with a picturesque viewpoint at the top. Beautiful on a warm summers day.

    • May 31, 2020

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