Words by Katherine Moore
100 Greatest Cycling Climbs is a book treasured by the cycling community across Britain. Here Katherine Moore explores the collection, speaking to the author Simon Warren, and explains why you too should aspire to conquer them all.
The ‘100 Greatest Cycling Climbs’ is a jersey pocket-sized book and guide to 100 of the UK’s best climbs by bicycle. Compiled and tested by experienced competitive hill climber Simon Warren, it’s a book that truly deserves a place on the bookshelf of every road cyclist.
Criteria for inclusion in the top 100 British climbs was not only the steepest and toughest, but also well-known ascents such as Box Hill, made famous by the London 2012 Olympics, and historic hill climb courses like Bank Road in Matlock. Spanning the breadth of England, Scotland and Wales, there are both local hills to seek for everyone and suggestions for hills to seek in some of the most spectacular landscapes that our island has to offer.