- No 14 - Bank Gate/Longlands Rd/Heys Lane/Tiding Fields Ln/Pole Gate, Slaitwaite to Scammonden
- No 16 - White Hill/Shaw Field Lane, West Slaithwaite
- 1.2 miles
- Average Gradient
- Map Ref
- SE 078 140
As you can see from the map reference the road is only one hundred yards from the previous climb and again starts very steeply under the same railway viaduct, (a very impressive viaduct might I say) just a different arch. The climb incorporates the V9914 hill climb course as used by the Huddersfield Star Wheelers, the only difference is that this time you go a little bit further and finish at The Rose and Crown public house, (another opportunity to partake in liquid refreshments)!! Anyone would think I was a drinker! For anyone that knows me that is totally untrue, but why shouldn’t you take in some local tipple?
The first two hundred yards are savage around 20% but then the next two hundred are almost flat, passing the Junior School. Here is where you have the opportunity to recover before the next gruelling challenge of 18% up to the small hamlet of Holme where again you have a couple of hundred yards to recover before more climbing, but less steep this time, around 8%. Once you get to the next flatter section,if you look up, you will glimpse your finishing point of the pub ahead, as a beacon of hope, and knowing you only have a quarter of mile to do. If you decide to partake in a refreshing drink stand in the car park for some magnificent views.