Nick o'Pendle

Sabden, United Kingdom

The Nick o'Pendle is a col with a length of 1.3 kilometer. This is a category 3 col. It is located in Sabden, England, United Kingdom. The average grade of this col is 11.5% with a maximum of 20.2%. The Nick o'Pendle ascents from 166 meter at the start, to 311 meter at the top, with a total of 146 ascending meters.


Nick o'Pendle Profile


Distance 1.3 km
Elevation gain 146 m
Average grade 11.5 %
Maximum grade 20.2 %
Climb category 3
Minimum elevation 166 m
Maximum elevation 311 m

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The Nick O Pendle hill climb is a testing climb from the village of Sabden Village up to the moors of Nick O Pendle. The climb averages approx 11%, but at the start, there are a few sections of 16%. It has been used several times for the National Hill Climb Championship, including 1988 when a young Chris Boardman won his first hill climb championship, setting a course record of 3.29 (he used a 60 inch fixed). A 19-year-old Malcolm Elliot was also a national champion on this hill in 1980.