Record bid may be an up­hill task

Wales On Sunday - - NEWS -

A ROAD in North Wales could be in the run­ning for a Guin­ness World record.

Fford Pen Llech in Har­lech is, ac­cord­ing to res­i­dent Gwen Headley, steeper than the road that cur­rently holds the record for the most pun­ish­ing gra­di­ent in the world.

Bald­win Street, Dunedin, New Zealand, may face a chal­lenge from the Har­lech street.

Mr Headley, 72, said: “At its max­i­mum, the slope of Bald­win Street is about 1:2.86 (19 de­grees or 35%). For ev­ery 2.86 me­tres trav­elled hor­i­zon­tally, the el­e­va­tion changes by a me­tre. Clearly, Ffordd Pen Llech in Har­lech is steeper than Bald­win Street in Dunedin.”

He wants Guin­ness World Records to ex­am­ine the claim.

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