New badge for The Tumble from Café du Cycliste

A climb not so close to home for the French clothing brand

Last year, Nice-based clothing brand Café du Cycliste started offering badges to its customers who had conquered its local climbs.

It must have produced a lot of different badges, because its latest “local” climb is The Tumble in South Wales. Used on previous editions of the Tour of Britain, the road climbs up to 512 metres over 4.7km at an average of 8.2%. Café du Cycliste’s Gazette gives you a bit of history of the climb and its local hero, Arthur Linton.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.