Distance: 600 meters
Average Gradient: 12%
Elevation gain: 80 meters
Here is a link to the Strava segment here:
Brett Road is located on the lower slopes of Mount Donna Buang. It is a super steep backstreet, which is located in the town of Warburton, in the Yarra Valley. Whilst only short, this one will sting and well and truly worth making a short detour for.
Whilst this is a dead end road, Brett Road offers cyclists a tough challenge. Let’s face it. Anything over 10% in gradient really hurts & Brett Road will not tickle.
The climb starts at the intersection of Brett Road & Dammans Road
Keep an eye out for traffic on this road due to the fact that its quite narrow. This is a challenging climb with pinches hitting close to 20% in parts. Do whatever you have to get up it. Curse if you have to.
Kudos to everyone who has the strength to get up this one!
This climb will be introduced to a world of new riders as it is featured in the 2015 Melbourne Dirty Dozen. The great thing about an event like this is it opens riders eyes open to a great network of climbs that they didn’t know existed. Whilst you shouldn’t need an excuse to climb, and event like this really encourages people to get out their comfort zone & try new climbs. Warburton already has a reputation as being one of Victoria’s most popular country towns to ride around. And has hosted a number of cycling events such as the Dirty Dozen, Ole Dirty & Vertical K. Warburton continues to improve its reputation as one of the best places to ride in the country.