Wales has world's steepest street

Discussion in 'Wales/Cymru' started by wiskey, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

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  2. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Quite fancy trying that on my bike :D
     
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  3. ruffneck23

    ruffneck23 front left

    and apparently according the the radio this morning they have an annual chocolate ball / malteasers roll ( 25,000 of them) down the hill
     
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  4. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    You could also try Constitution Hill in Swansea. They have a bike race that finishes at the top. It’s cobbled. Stupid gradient.

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  5. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan knows how to use the three shells

    Not uphill though!
     
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  6. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    I used to visit a mate there when I lived in Swansea, thankfully he didnt live at the top :thumbs:
     
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  7. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Up first, then back down :cool:
     
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  8. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull

    Masochist. :D

    Bet you probably get someone to drive you up with the bike attached to the car, then cycle down. :p
     
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  9. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull

    They should make it really icy and do sledging competitions. Might need significant quantities of straw bales or what have you at the bottom to minimise causalities.

    Apparently Jutland Street in Manchester is about 33%, so not too far behind. Great for the legs walking up it. Wouldn't fancy cycling it given its cobbled.
     
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  10. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

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    Vale street isn't far from here, I realise that list is only England but I was surprised to see it took until #4 before the road was named anything to do with gradient.
     
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  11. moomoo

    moomoo Not so yummy mummy

    I like that street in Clovelly. Bugger to get a pushchair up though.
     
  12. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    Hey, I walk up that Harlech street quite often.

    It’s steep.
     
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  13. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Just because Guinness says so, doesn't mean it's the steepest street in the world.

    I'd put money on the claim being utter nonsense.
     
  14. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    Well yes, they probably have a definition of what counts as a street
     
  15. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    Spoilsport! Go and find a steeper hill, then. I solemnly charge thee with this most mighty quest.
     
  16. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    a road dedicated to the public use and metalled or otherwise made suitable for motor vehicles perhaps
     
  17. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    It will be the steepest street in the world that conforms to an arbitrary definition and which someone has been bothered to measure. I hope the media attention will prompt other locations to come forward.
     
  18. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    What would the point of that be?

    Type 2 fun going up, type 1 coming down.
     
  19. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

  20. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    It says something about having buildings on each side. If you check it out on google maps you can see it sort of has houses on it at the top and bottom bits, whilst the steep bit is more like a country lane, of which there are many in the UK and on which you could almost certainly find a steeper section if measured over a short enough distance.

    I wouldn't be surprised if money has exchanged hands here; Wales has a long record of these kind of tourism scams.
     
  21. existentialist

    existentialist Girly swot

    Do you have any money left?
     
  22. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Doesn't matter whether I could pay up as I'd never have to. It'll not be long before we come back to this thread, once a local tourist office in the Balkans or some other genuinely mountainous region in the world has realised this nonsense is a good way of getting some cheap press coverage.
     
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  23. tim

    tim EXPLODED TIM! (Help me!!!)

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  24. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    been to Steep Hill in Lincoln, and Gold Hill in Dorset - that's the Hovis ad one isn't it ?
     
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  25. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    They used to use Donkeys to cart stuff about it (might still do)
     
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  26. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    Yep
     
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  27. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Bad week for the Kiwis getting robbed by fine margins.
     
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  28. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Also just noticed they've spelled "gradient" wrong in their banners. Dear oh dear.
     
  29. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    TBH, English is probably their second language ;)
     
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  30. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    As I said, they need a new proof reader
     
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