Sheffield Full Monty street named third steepest in Britain – PICTURES

A Sheffield street which featured in smash hit movie The Full Monty has been named the third steepest in Britain.

Blake Street as seen in the Full Monty.
Blake Street as seen in the Full Monty.

Blake Street in Upperthorpe has a whopping 16.6 gradient – putting it behind just two other roads in the UK in the nationwide Ordnance Survey study.

The road found global fame when it featured in the 1997 film about a group of former steelworkers who turn to stripping to make a living.

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Blake Street as seen in the Full Monty.

Actors Robert Carlyle and Mark Addy were filmed walking up Blake Street and chatting outside The Blake pub in the movie, which used a number of Sheffield filming locations.

The road is the steepest in Sheffield – although many think that accolade belongs to Jenkin Road, in Wincobank.

That street, which featured in the 2014 Tour de France route - has a gradient of  just 11.02° – far gentler than Blake Street.

Blake Street is the third steepest in Britain

But it still falls behind the likes of Old Wyche Road, in the Malvern Hills of Worcestershire, which has a 17.54º slope and Vale Street, in Bristol, which has a near 22º gradient.

Blake Street is regularly used by cyclists wanting to test themselves and has also been the venue for a number of races.

Here’s the top five list:

Blake Street as it looked in 1961.

Vale Street, Bristol – 21.81º

Old Wyche Road, Worcestshire – 17.54º

Blake Street, Sheffield – 16.6º

Steep Hill, Lincoln – 16.12º

Cyclists struggle their way up Blake Street.

Gold Hill, Dorset – 16.09º