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Author Topic: Starting your journey and feeling it's going to be a downhill experience  (Read 381 times)
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« on: April 15, 2019, 10:22:05 am »

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What it's really like living on the UK's steepest street

The only place residents have to tie their cars to lampposts when it gets icy

But the Welsh would not agree - it may be England's steepest but not the UK's ... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-46796588

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A street in north Wales could soon be recognised as the steepest in the world, with official measurements set to be taken.

The title is currently held by Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand, which has a gradient of 35% at its steepest.

But residents of Harlech in Gwynedd, believe Ffordd Pen Llech, near the town's famous castle in Snowdonia, is steeper at 36%.

Measurements will be taken on Wednesday and sent to Guinness World Records.

But confirmation on whether a new record has been set will not be given until later in the month.
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 11:36:00 am »

Interesting... the bottom few metres of Vale Street, at its junction with Park Street (shown here https://goo.gl/maps/Zsva2xkNh8u ) must be close to 40o; the quoted 22o gradient presumably refers to the main part of the street. Sadly, the Guinness record requires the gradient to be maintained over a continuous distance of 10m. So there's your answer: Vale Street may well be the steepest street in the world measured over 2m, but over 10m it isn't!
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 04:41:17 pm »

Now it has been "put on the map" it will probably be plagued by hill-climbing cyclists.
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