Fleet Moss, Yorkshire

Fleet Moss is the highest road in Yorkshire and a beast from either direction. The harder direction is from the south. It is a Dales classic from this direction. You leave Hawes, go past the home of Wensleydale Cheese and then are then are hit with the first steep section. There is then a chance to gather your breath as you look ahead to the top section. the road relentlessly steepens and then there is the final zig-zag at over 20% before you crest the top.

The Climb in Detail

“A Dales classic"


The Ascents

There are two ascents to the summit of Fleet Moss, with the northern side being the harder side. The climb peaks at 602m and although only 240m vertically, is viciously steep. The southern side peaks at 17% and has an average gradient of 8.4%. The northern side has an average gradient of only 6%, but is almost 20% for a kilometer and a half, with another kilometer or so of climbing after this too! 

Famous despite Itself

No major bike race has ever raced up Fleet Moss; considered too steep, too narrow and therefore too dangerous. But despite this, it is in the top 50 hardest climbs in Europe, and made the Gaurdian's top 10 toughest cycle climbs in Britain  and it has a fearsome reputation locally. 

"When I first got into cycling, Fleet Moss felt like an insurmountable barrier." -  Cycling Uphill

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