100 Greatest Cycling Climbs: A Road Cyclist’s Guide to Britain’s Hills is Simon Warren’s original and best-selling book.

Published in 2010, it gives a region by region listing of his 100 greatest climbs.

100 Greatest Climbs is a subjective list that focuses on ascents that are famous as hill-climb courses.


Front cover of 100 greatest cycling climbs by Simon Warren

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  • ​An excellent 174-page guide to some of the country’s most amazing roads.
  • ​Good photos and a clean, easy to read layout. Warren’s writing is engaging and passionate.
  • ​A useful map at the start of each section gives you an idea of where each climb is within the region.
  • ​It’s an inspiring list that could challenge you to new adventures. The hills are usually in fantastic cycling territory, and so form a great base from which to explore the region further.
  • ​Each entry contains a fact file with a small map showing a start and finish point, length, height gain, approximate time needed to ride each hill and Warren’s rating.
  • ​The book is pocket sized, so it’s easy to stash in your bag.
Contents page 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs by Simon Warren
Box Hill entry from 100 greatest cycling climbs


  • ​As with any list, there will be some controversy. Some point to the fact there are very few entries for Scotland compared with the south-east of England for example.
  • ​You won’t find average gradients or tips on likely traffic on the route.

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