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Climbageddon 10 ~ 40k/800m

climbageddon 10

The flamme rouge Climbageddon Routes are, along with the Classics Circuits, legendary amongst the Jersey cycling community; often copied but never equalled

These rides have evolved since their first running in 2003, and draw the biggest attendences of any of our rides.

We live in a small place and there's only so much you can do with the topography we have, but we believe we do it well.

Here we have the first of our three, pre-season, Green/Amber/Red week climbing sessions and the epic Climbageddon 100 ride that saw me lead the Rapha Rising Challenge in 2012.

Ease in to them and enjoy them.  Keep your head up at all times and ride safely, especially on the descents.

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Climbageddon 10 Route ~ Green
However you choose to get there, ensure you have a good warm up, then head for Bel Royal School and the foot of Mont Cambrai.

Climb Cambrai, gently (it's going to be a long ride), and when you get to the top take a left and head down Rue Ville L'Emphrie towards the War Tunnels.  Get back in to St Peter's Valley and climb the German Road, up to the Living Legend.  Again, drop back in to the valley, take a right then immediate left, to head up Mont Les Routers and turn left at the yellow line at the top.

Head for Jubilee Hill, and descend, turning right at the bottom of the hill to ride across the base of Val de la Mare dam.  Turn immediately right and climb Mont Rosignol and take the left at the top to head for, and descend, Mont Mathieu. 

Turn right at the base of Mathieu and use the inner road to Hydrangea, riding all the way to the Parish Hall.  You've now reached the half-way mark and can take a "breather".

You now head across the top of the island to take on part two, so get a drink and some food down you.

Go past the Windmill and turn right before St Mary's Parish Church, through the 20 mph zone, following the road until you get to St John's Parish Church, where you turn left to hit the north coast.

Next up, at the side of the quarry, is Fremont, follow the road to the left until you get to the yellow line, where you turn left, then right, to hit the super steep descent on to the exit of Bonne Nuit.  Turn right here, to go up the hill but taking the Mont Mado route up Rue des Barraques, this combination is known as Demi Bonne Nuit.

At the top of Mont Mado head for Les Platons, and the Vesconte Monutment, turn to use the back roads from the top of Bouley Bay to Rozel. Descend in to Rozel and at the harbour entrance, take a left to climb White Rock.

Go up and around the rock, dropping back in to the harbour, to climb out of Rozel on the steep side.

From the top of Rozel, head down towards St Catherine's.  Descend Gibraltar and go straight across the road to the millenium cross.  Turn left at the cross and head up Archironal, all the way to the yellow line, to complete your route. 

Well done, 40 kilometres and around 800 metres of climbing with a with a Strava Suffer Rating of Tough!.

The Climbs Are...

Mont Cambrai ~ German Road ~ Les Routeurs

Mont Rossignol ~ Hydrangea

Fremont ~ Demi Bonne Nuit ~ White Rock

Rozel ~ Archirondel

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