Mike Simpson

Mur de Huy

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Elevation: 204m

Less than a kilometre long but simply a monster. From the traffic lights the road veers up but it starts for real at the right hand turn off the main road. A narrow pretty street past picturesque homes, but this road is different. Huy is painted on it every few metres. Then a right turn and you see it, the wall! Whatever your lowest gear is, it's not enough. The chicane that follows, depending on what line you take is about 30%!!! But what makes the Mur de Huy so hard to judge is the next 100 metres as it refuses to level out peacefully. Never will your legs burn so much.