The hill that leads up to Lincoln Cathedral is a bitch. Never cycled up it, but was based at RAF Cranwell in the early 80's and had to march up it in full No.1 uniform with rifle on Remembrance Sunday.
Agree . . .I stayed at a Coach house/hotel at the top of the hill on business some years back . ..off we marched down hill for a very juicy dinner . . .come 11:30 getting back up the hill to bed was not a pleasant sight or experience!
Have cycled up Coldean Lane a few times in the past, harsh.