We like to champion riding in the UK, which is why we've named most of our styles after roads, climbs or villages located here.
If you'd like to ride the road that your favourite Rivelo style is named after read on...
Honister Pass is one of the most striking and dramatic roads in the country and is located in the Lake District. It was used by the Tour of Britain in 2013 and has a max gradient of 24%.
Priest Hill in Old Windsor, Surrey is always a shock to the system having stopped for the famous cinnamon buns in Windsor. At the bottom of the 1.2km hill is Beaumont Estate, built in the 18th century as a mansion for Lord Weymouth.
If cider is your tipple of choice there’s a wonderful cycling route in Herefordshire that takes in all the local cider makers around Pembridge, which is also known for it’s ‘Black & White’ houses & buildings.
Newlands Corner features as part of the Ride London-Surrey 100 and has fantastic views across the North Downs. It’s a great climb from both sides, but coming from south to north is longer and offers the better views on the way up.
Situated near the coast in Somerset, there are two Porlock Hills to ride up, but the toll road is by far the most inspiring. It’s also pretty steep, hitting close to one in three in places. Don’t forget your £1 toll cash!
As you climb the first very steep section out of Barbon village, in Yorkshire, there isn’t much of a view, but when you near the top you start to see the most spectacular view of Dentdale and the hills beyond.
Winnats Pass is one of the most beautiful, characterful and atmospheric climbs of the Peak District, and played a part in our very first photo shoot back in 2015. It also featured on stage six of the 2015 Tour of Britain.
The climb of Norwood Edge is another challenging ascent in the Yorkshire Dales, with the toughest section situated at the bottom of the climb. You’ll reach gradients of 16% at the start, next to Lindley Reservoir, before the road eases off slightly all the way to the top.
The toughest and wildest climb in Britain, linking the village of Applecross with the rest of the world by taking the route over the top of Bealach-na-Ba in the Scottish Highlands.
Another beautiful Peak District village, with a wonderful tea room that featured in our AW2015 photo shoot.
A lovely road that rolls over the top of Ranmore Common in Surrey, and a typical route to the bottom of Box Hill.
Rosedale Chimney, in North Yorkshire, is one of the steepest ascents in the UK with a maximum incline of 30%, and an average of 14%. It played host to the 1987 National Hill Climb Championship.
Monsal Head, in the Peak District, is used for the annual Monsal Hill Climb. The event dates back to 1930 and has established itself as one of the most prestigious hill climbs in the country. It also featured in our very first photo shoot in 2015.
Ditchling Beacon is the highest climb in East Sussex, and is part of the annual London to Brighton ride. The climb was visited in 2014 by the Tour of Britain.
Ashdown Forest, in Sussex, is largely traffic free so it’s a great place to go for a quiet ride away from cars. If you want to head out onto more open roads, the 7.8km climb starting from Groombridge and heading to Friar’s Gate is a great option.
A really difficult climb in Shropshire, this is like a classic British climb. But rather than go on for one mile, this extends the climbing to two miles, maintaining an average gradient of 9% as you climb to the top of Pole Bank.
Whitwell Village in Rutland, East Midlands, is on the edge of Rutland Water. The cycle route around the water’s edge is 23 miles and is perfect for a leisure ride. Something different to pounding the pedals out on the roads.
Hainworth Lane is a cobbled climb from the village of Ingrow, two miles south of Keighley, West Yorkshire. The good news is that the cobbles are in reasonable shape.
Hardknott Pass, in the Lake District, offers a few different routes up and from either direction you’ll encounter 30 per cent gradients. The westerly climb on the Eskdale side is the slightly tougher of the two. It’s a winding climb up the side of the moor, permeated by hairpin bends and sharp curves as you grind your way to the top.
Holme Moss is an iconic British hill climb and was part of the Tour de France route in 2014. One way up is from Holmfirth, North to South, and is the longer option.
Blissford Hill, near Fordingbridge in the New Forest, is a bit of a local legend with a 25% section. Unusual for this part of the country and worth checking out.
Starting or finishing in Lydford this cycle route is mostly traffic free, passing through rural Devon with fantastic views of Dartmoor and the surrounding countryside. Look out for the spectacular Meldon Viaduct, from where you can look out to the Meldon Dam and Dartmoor beyond.