|Batteridge Hill is a short steep climb which connects Peter Tavy with the bottom of Pork Hill. At over 11% in average it is pretty unrelenting with two short spikes where the gradient reaches 15%. The climb is reached from the A368 about 3km north of Tavistock. Take the Peter Tavy turning, go past the caravan and campsite on your right, over the River Tavy and you will see the right turn signed Batteridge Hill.|
The first 300m are the easier part of the climb, averaging a mere 8.7%, taking you to a crossroads. Another 100m and the road takes a slight right turn, becomes quite narrow and shaded and very steep! From this point the final 270m are at an average of 14% - take care here as the road is a bit rutted and watch out for cars coming down as there isn’t a great deal of passing space. As you come out of the shade the road widens again and the climb ends at a road junction.
Carry straight on and you are rewarded with a mile of fast slightly downhill empty road. This should give you enough recovery time to contemplate Pork Hill, the segment start for which is at the crossroads with the main road (turn left for Pork Hill).
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75m / 246ft
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