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The Taming of Te Aute

The Taming of Te Aute. The countdown is truly on, with only 5 days to go until The Inaugural Te Aute Hill Climb Challenge. This will pit top class riders of all ages against one another. Whether you’re a hill climb specialist, ex pro, or just someone that likes pain, this even is for you.

On paper Te Aute looks moderately easy. On paper most things can appear easy. But in practice, well, that’s a different matter entirely. Recently the British Hill Climb Challenge moved venues. The current hill, Pea Royd Lane, which is just over 1km long at an average gradient of 12%, looks like a pimple when compared to Te Aute. Although Te Aute is 100 metres shorter in distance, it more than makes up for in elevation and gradient.

So make sure that you have trained hard enough. Te Aute Hill Climb is enough to crack riders of all abilities. It has stories of riders of all abilities walking up it. It’s not called ‘The Black Tsunami’ for nothing. And a black tsunami it is. The first 30 metres are a gentle 7%, then it ramps up to 35, 40, and even 42%. Roads like this simply are built anymore, and shouldn’t have been built in the first place.

Get set for the climb of your life. Make it a day to remember. Bring friends and family. They can all watch you and the other competitions suffer alike. Make sure you bring a camera and post pics on Facebook and remember to tag the event. You can also use the hashtag #TeAuteHillClimb.

You can RSVP to the Te Aute Hill Climb Challenge HERE

Or you can join the GLCC Strava page and enter HERE





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