VIDEO: Cyclists race to enter new Jenkin Road time trial

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It’s one of the steepest climbs in Sheffield, and guaranteed to get cyclists’ legs burning.

Now Jenkin Road in Wincobank - which was one of the most memorable moments of the Tour de France when it came to Sheffield last year - is to have its very own time trial challenge.

Chris Froome led the peleton of elite riders over the hill, said to have gradients of 25 per cent, and cyclists from across the country will compete in the new Cote de Jenkin Road hill climb.

It takes place on Saturday July 4, the first day of this year’s Tour de France.

Organiser Marc Etches, from the Sheffrec Cycling Club, said:“We’re getting lots of interest from, not just local riders, but people all over the country who have heard of Jenkin Road and want to ride it.”

In total 120 riders will compete in the race.

They must hold a British Cycling licence, but a day licence can be purchased on the day.

Visit www.britishcycling.org.uk for more details or to enter.

Stage Two of the Tour De France 2014 'York to Sheffield 06-07-14'The Tour De France hits the roads of Sheffield and The Cote De Wincobank Hill

Stage Two of the Tour De France 2014 'York to Sheffield 06-07-14'The Tour De France hits the roads of Sheffield and The Cote De Wincobank Hill