Reverend_T_Preedy said:There's loads of cobble roads/streets/hills in West Yorkshire. You could quite easily make a fantastic race in that area that could match the RVV for cobble hills.
The most famous in that area is 'Shibden Wall' (ie Lee Lane) near Halifax. It's listed in the book of UK's 100 greatest climbs. I can't find a profile for it but climb by bike does says (when you add a little bit on the end that's not cobbled) 'This is short very steep "Flanders", style cobble climb of 1,8 KM. It starts with an 10% ramp of about 20 meters into a 25% cobble section which lasts for most the climb and then ends with a 6% finish at the top of Swales Moore'.
Here's a youtube clip of someone going up it.
It has been previously used by the Kellogs Tour of Britain.
There's some other decent cobbled climbs in the area too. The Hough at Shibden, Horsehold, Heppenstal Road, Main Street in Howarth and Woodhouse Lane to name a few.
Spot on, The Rev. The whole area is a (aesthetically unattractive) gem for leg snappers. Are you from around that way then?