Distance: 1.4 km
Elevation: 64 meters
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Husseys Lane is a climb which embellishes the heart of the Green Wedge area. It is a real pleasure to climb and will leave you wanting to come back for more. On paper Husseys Lane may not seem a challenging climb with a 4% average over 1.4 km. Whilst short, there are a number of undulation changes which make this climb much harder than it looks on paper.
The climb starts at the intersection of Gold Memorial Drive & Husseys Lane.
There is a descent leading up to the climb which you can use to get a good running start.
The down sight to getting a flying start is that at one point in time the vertical will catch up with your legs. An experienced climber will sense when to ease back into a rhythm. There is always the risk that if you overcook yourself in the first section of a climb like this, what originally seemed like an easy climb……….
The road surface on this one is quite course, its the type of surface that makes you work extra hard. 700 meters into the climb you hit a slight descent & you can really pick up the speed here. Just be mindful that the last 400 meters of this climb are the steepest. You may want to keep something in reserve.
The climb finishes shortly before you reach Knees Road.
Although short, you will really enjoy this climb.
Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro. This is a rare climb which will suit riders of all abilities, and a really good one to test yourself on. This is a great training climb, which you can learn a lot from. You can really get a good understanding of how to better pace yourself up a climb like this.