Cycling Up The World's Steepest Road | Wales' Record Breaking Hill

Cycling Up The World's Steepest Road | Wales' Record Breaking Hill

July 17, 2019 42 By Kailee Schamberger



isn't Harlech in wales brilliant james debate oh sorry did you know that harlot castle first began construction in 1283 and was the stronghold of her Englander the last Welsh man to be the claim it's the title Prince of Wales and the song men of Harlech well that was about the seven-year siege of this very castle in 1481 I mean that made us really interesting and all well and good but why did he bought me two North Wales in February to give me a history lesson to be fair man all right because harlech is also claiming to have the steepest road in the world and it's over there well they need claim no more it's officially official as of the 16th of july 2019 Guinness World Records have ratified that foot pen play in harlot is indeed the steepest street in the world the title was held by Baldwin Street in Dunedin New Zealand which has a gradient of 35% but what we're losing this title under the Cricket World Cup has not been a good week for the Kiwis Ollie persuaded me to come up to North Wales in the depths of winter to see if we could claim it the fastest ascent of the world's steepest Street for GCN it seemed impossible but all he was strangely confident hey this is Steve we're Wales and New Zealand's are pretty similar actually mate both rain lots both have mountains both love sheep yeah but New Zealand has Kiwis Wales has dragons according to Strava the climb is 330 metres long with an average gradient of 16% maxing out 36 around here so we thought we'd measure it for ourselves see if it really is James did you remember the high tech GCN measuring equipment yes babe what's that what my phone what they do everything nowadays check that out 36% I don't reckon you can be able to write up that mean to be looking on Strava only about 600 people have been appear I reckon we've got a really good chance of taking the kom on the steepest road in the world oh cool it's that to be fair mate I'll be pretty cool yeah but it's a one-way street don't don't worry I've thought of that we've got a man with a sign at the top of contacted the council especially close the road for us and made us ridiculous steep I can't get up there thought that too I've waited for a day with a 22 mile an hour tailwind I don't even got my bike so I can't do anyway nah I packed it for you did you Oh mate right man I think I'm ready you ready you gonna give it a go let my tires down nice a detraction I like it call him I say we can do we can do it what James doesn't know is that I swapped his gears out 39:23 pretty well flying up there how was that how was that hot yeah later Java your your second on Strava you join second on Stryver where you seeing that because you got 126 126 a second you're just not updated yet on the thing but you will be Oh second fat one second on the steepest climb in the world that's pretty good I did swap your gears oh I forgot to tell you yeah yeah put your 3923 on oh just thought it might make it easier for you I let the tired I felt like riding across bike all right I guess it's your turn measured I'll do it again but you you got your climbs bike lightweight the climbing helmet tailwind mate this is all you this is yours feel it I'm quite a few 126 all right Holly you are an evite Holly Holly might [Applause] like fire that may nice kid Fairplay you you bought he bike I know you bought there like done it only going dirty all night you're now fastest person in the world to go up the hardest climb the world Anna it's awesome I mean how's that feel this is great no I that record is gonna stand for absolutely ages I can't see anyone beating that I mean who is gonna be sad enough to wait for a day with a massive tailwind where get the castle to close the road and bring an evite oh no one may ask who and Dan Adams national for multiple national Hill konjam what's he doing it Nate he's probably not gonna get it yes he is a national hillclimb championing well yes he can sister 800 watts for a minute but me it's wet its dampen you you look way faster you got it yeah yeah Oh Scott email someone took you okay okay well no I'm good yeah good good that's to you to turn up local health 600 watts for a minute and 11 the effort you made it look easy it was really tough really tough plant you gonna flock climbs how does that rate the monks like well it's definitely steep it's you know that middle gradient around the band steep as it gets short but it's brutal yeah well oh good see it and congratulations on getting the kom on this this time in the world thanks Dan Evans former national Hill Climb champ right well we hope you've enjoyed this video and our feeble attempt to take the K well if you have them please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to the channel and if you'd like to watch your video on how to climb steep climbs then click on down