Average Gradient: 7%
Elevation gain: 65 meters
Traffic: Light traffic
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Sheffield Road lies on the northern outskirts of the Dandenong’s and although narrow in length is quite a great scenic ride & is an excellent short-cut from Montrose to the 1:20. The surface on this road is one of the best in the Dandenong’s offers undulating climbing with some of the best short descents in the Dandenong’s.
Sheffield Road climb
The climb starts from the front of Billanook Primary School on Sheffhield Road. This climb starts gently however this is one of those nasty climbs that gets steeper & steeper & steeper.
Sheffield Road continues to rise until you reach Stradbroke Road where the road dips slightly, before the road starts to go skyward.
When you hit Lower View Road you may be fooled to think that the climb is almost over…….
You will realise why it is called Lower View shortly.
As you reach Currawong Road the road dips slightly & after some challenging climbing your legs may want a rest. What lies beyond can only be described as a monster. A pinch which is only about 200 metres in length but with an average gradient of close to 20% this will hurt.
This is one of those climbs you will always breath a sigh of relief cresting the top. There is no time to rest, and no matter how dead your legs are getting up this monster. The descent on the far side is just as steep and you will be treated to a Roller coaster ride all the way down the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road. Smiles all around