Locals on UK’s steepest street tie cars to lampposts to stop them rolling down

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LOCALS tie cars to posts to stop them rolling down Britain’s steepest street.

The 22-degree slope leaves residents’ legs aching while cyclists use it as a fitness test.

Vale Street has been featured on a world-wide ‘dangerous roads’ website
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Vale Street in Bristol has been named the steepest street in Britain
Vale Street in Bristol has been named the steepest street in Britain
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Vale Street in Bristol has been featured on a world-wide “dangerous roads” website.

Julie Wheat, a resident for more than 20 years, has even seen people skiing down it.

Describing driving up it, she said: “You whack the car into first gear, put your foot down and hope nobody is coming down. Once you start, you just keep going.”

Local Mat Goren said: “I’m Dutch, so for me it was quite a novelty.”


Home-owner Katherine Haddow has to hold on to railings to get up it in icy weather, but she loves the views.

Ordnance Survey said Vale Street is four degrees steeper than Old Wyche Road in Worcestershire — with roads in Sheffield, Lincoln and Dorset making up the UK’s top five.

OS said: “Results give the average slope across the length of each road.”

Locals tie cars to lamppost to stop them rolling down
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The 22-degree slope leaves residents’ legs aching and it has become a popular challenge for cyclist
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Locals even have an annual egg rolling challenge down the hill
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