At La Velocita we love all things bike. It’s magical how any ride can be a “choose your own adventure” which is limited only by your imagination.
Today Brendan Edwards profiles Glenmore Road (Glenmore), which a 2.7km Category 3 climb. Arguably one of the toughest climbs West of Melbourne.
Words and Photography - Brendan Edwards
We are lucky that close to home we have such an amazing diversity of riding. Over time La Velocita will be profiling a number of great areas to ride as well as some fantastic climbs and we are hoping to introduce you to whole new and amazing world of great bike adventures that are not that far from your front door.
Glenmore Road (Glenmore), is a 2.7km Category 3 climb. Arguably one of the toughest climbs West of Melbourne. It is most famous for being used in the annual epic "Hell of the West" ride, and has also been used in the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, and has been known to make even Pro riders cry.
The first 1.7km has a steady easy gradient which can lull you into a false sense of security. You will come to a left hand bend and will see a sign to the left hand side of the road warning of a steep gradient ahead. This will signify that you are about to enter a world of pain. The next km averages 13%, and is one of those horrid climbs that get’s steeper as you rise peaking at a monstrous 18% just before you reach top... there is no shame in walking up this one.
If you love a sense of adventure, and really enjoy a challenge and want to see some stunning scenery, then why not head out West to see how you fare against the mighty Glenmore Road.