Dulwich & Crystal Palace

One of the three main hilly areas of London, (Highgate and Wimbledon being the others), Dulwich & Crystal Palace have a number of climbs of varying length and pitch to test your legs on. Claiming Dulwich is good for climbing is a bit misleading to be fair. There’s one primary route up from Dulwich towards…

Wimbledon

Wimbledon has a ridge running across it from Raynes Park up to Southfields which gives rise to around a dozen short but often quite steep climbs. I did about 80% of the 2015 Rapha Rising challenge on Victoria Drive in this area and it’s a good place with pretty quiet roads to get some climbing…

Highgate

The longest climbs of Central London can be found to the east of Hampstead Heath in the slopes up to Highgate. Swain’s Lane is the most famous and most difficult way to the top, with some parallel roads available to mix it up a bit. Swains Lane┬ástarts from the roundabout on Highgate Road north of…