Distance: 1.4 km
Average Gradient: 7.8%
Elevation gain: 114 metres
Road Surface: Gravel
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Shelton Road climb
This climb takes you through the beautiful Toomuc Valley, and will take you through the roads less traveled. Cardinia has many great dirt roads, and this is one of the more challenging climbs. Coupled with the fact that the road always has lots of loose gravel & doesn’t offer the best in the way of grip.
The climb starts shortly after you pass the turnoff for Toomuc Valley Road. The first 400 metres has a gentle gradient of 3% to help warm you up.
The next 700 metres is just plain ruthless as the gradient does not dip under 12%. It is o.k to swear when you see this pinch. It’s important to maintain a smooth pedal stroke through here, otherwise you’ll encounter wheel spin.
After you pass a couple of bends you will start to see houses, and the gradient varies between 3 – 6%.
The climb finishes at the intersection of Bourkes Creek Road.
If you want more vertical. Then turn right onto Bourkes Creek Road and there is an extra 600 metres of climbing over mixed terrain:
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