This time tackling the green hills of Wales, Simon Warren picks out 60 more challenges in the third book of our UK regional Cycling Climbs series. Expanding on previously documented routes as seen in bestselling 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs as well as over 50% new material, it's clear the UK still has lots to offer in terms of exciting cycling climbs.
The Road to Hell and the Devil's Staircase may not sound the most appealing of places, but they represent the cream in the crop of cycling climbs. With hairpin bends worthy of the Alps and microclimates to match, this guide presents Wales in all her riding glory. Each route is sure to put any challenger through their paces, but the reward is sweet, with mile upon mile of outstanding natural beauty to greet you at the summit.
SIMON WARREN has been obsessed with cycling since the summer of 1989 after watching Greg Lemond battle Laurent Fignon in the Tour de France. A few weeks later he rode his first race, a 10 mile time trial on the A1 from Newark to Grantham and back. Although not having what it took to beat the best, he found his forte was racing up hills, and so began his fascination with steep roads. His quest to discover Britain's greatest climbs resulted in the bestselling 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs, followed by Another 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs, Hellingen: A Road Cyclist's Guide to Belgium's Greatest Cycling Climbs and 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs of the Tour de France: A Cyclist's Guide to Riding the Mountains of the Tour. Simon works during the day as a magazine art editor and lives in Walthamstow, east London with his wife and two children.