Is this hill with 13 hairpins the best British climb you've never heard of?

Situated on the Scottish island of Bute, Serpentine Hill hosts an annual hill-climb event

Bealach-na-Bà may well be defined as Britain's must-do cycling climb but even that can't lay claim to having 13 switchbacks and a menacing 10 per cent average gradient.

What can is Serpentine Hill, a town road in Rothesay on the Isle of Bute, a Scottish island just over 40 miles from the centre of Glasgow.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.