The 14 best cobbled climbs in the UK

Everyone knows about the cobbles in Northern France and Belgium, but what about those stretches of pavé on our very own shores?

Photo: Andy Jones

It’s spring and cyclists get all enthusiastic about cobbles, grime and toughness. Every year Brits head over to watch Paris-Roubaix in their thousands, and make up over one third of the riders at the Paris-Roubaix Challenge sportive.

Yet you don’t have to head over to the Continent to get your fill of cobbles; as it turns out, the UK has got cobbles of its own in abundance, and ones that can rival and surpass their cousins across the Channel. It’s just a case of knowing where to look.

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