Approach Streatley on the B4009, the climb begins once you cross the River Thames and enter Streatley village. Initially the ascent is gradual through the village and the real climb only starts once you cross the junction with the A329. Once across the junction the gradient steepens as you pass a side street on the left (The Coombe) then is made difficult by the fact that road seems to steepen as you climb up to the summit with the steepest sections at an approximate 16% gradient.
Length – 1.3km
Height Gain – 125 metres
Maximum Gradient – 16%
GOLD – Sub 5 minutes
SILVER – 5 to 7 minutes
BRONZE – 7 plus minutes
The climb featured in the Tour of Britain in 2008 as a designated King of the Mountains climb and is also the location of the Reading Cycle Club Annual Hill Climb Open TT that usually takes place in September.
The following leaderboard is for the main climb from just past the crossroads to the top and is the section used for CTT Hill Climb races.
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