This climb starts right down beside the River Severn in the Ironbridge Gorge. You take an unprepossessing mini-roundabout and go up Dale road at a very easy gradient.
Pretty soon you come to a set of traffic lights that interrupts the flow and its only after this that things get steeper.
Go under a metal bridge and you start to see the real climb open out - 8 to 10% up a long straight may be 1km long. Towards the end it starts to wiggle and you go past a couple of cut-rock faces - reminiscent of alpine scenes - before topping out at a much bigger roundabout.
|Conditions:||smooth road with some traffic|