The Wall, Manayunk: America’s Most Iconic Climb

In the heart of Philadelphia, nestled along the Schuylkill River, there lies a stretch of road that has found itself a special place in cycling folklore – the infamous ascent known simply as “The Wall” in Manayunk.

From the inception of the Philadelphia International Championship to the legendary battles fought by cyclists like Greg Henderson and Lance Armstrong, this steep, winding climb has etched its place in the history of American cycling, weaving tales of triumph, agony, and sheer determination.

Mont Ventoux: Ultimate Cyclist’s Guide

A brutally steep mountain that pierces the Provence countryside, Mont Ventoux is an outlier that can be seen for miles, disrupting the scenic rolling hills and picturesque vineyards.

Also known as “Giant of Provence”, it’s a worthy challenge for any cyclist and home to some of the sport’s richest history, and should not be underestimated.

Gospel Pass: Cycling Guide to the Highest Road in Wales

Gospel Pass lies within the Black Mountains in Brecon Beacon National Park, between Hay-on-Wye and the Stanton.

The climb may not be as long or steep as other famous climbs in the UK, such as Hardknott Pass or Bealach-Na-Ba, but it is certainly beautiful, with panoramic vistas and lush green mountains as far as the eye can see.

Gospel Pass is Wales’s highest road and one of the great climbs in British cycling.

Stelvio Pass (Passo dello Stelvio): Ultimate Cyclist’s Guide

The Passo dello Stelvio (“Stelvio Pass”) is one of the toughest and most famous sections of road in Europe. The Stelvio Pass is a ruthless climb located in the Italian Dolomites, renowned for its relentless gradients, endless switchbacks, and stunning scenery. The Dolomites are one of the most spectacular regions of the Alps, split between … Read more

Alpe d’Huez: The Tour de France’s Most Intimidating Climb

Conquering Alpe d’Huez is often top on the bucket list of anyone who has fallen in love with cycling. After Fausto Coppi won the first Tour de France stage to summit the fearsome climb in 1952, the snaking mountain road immediately established its legendary status. Alpe d’Huez is infamous for its 21 brutal but beautiful hairpins, each equipped with … Read more

Col Du Tourmalet: Cyclist’s Guide To A Legendary Climb

The Col du Tourmalet is the single most iconic climb in the history of bicycle racing. Nestled high in the thinning air of the French Pyrenees lies a thin ribbon of tarmac straddling two of its greatest peaks, a jagged grey scar carved into a sea of green. Countless champions have been made on the … Read more