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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Pros

  • ​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

Cons

  • ​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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Clare Dewey is a cyclist with a passion for travel. She set up epicroadrides.com in 2018 to help make it easy for cyclists to explore the world by bike. Today her mission is still inspiring cyclists to discover new places on two wheels – and doing what she can to make sure they have the best possible time while they’re there. Clare has visited 50+ destinations around the world, many of them by bike.

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