The Cat and Fiddle is a long climb - a good 30 minutes or so. But fortunately, it isn't really climbing ALL the way.
It also isn't the "nicest" of climbs as there is a fair amount of traffic on there - but fair play, everyone gave me plenty of room - good courteous driving. There are also "average speed cameras", big warning signs, markings on the roads etc everywhere. I can only assume from this that Motorbikers try and ride this stretch of road too quick and get into trouble accordingly.
The climb is never "tough, tough", it is more just a matter of getting your legs in a rhythm, turning them over and settling down for a 1/2 hour climb. There are moments of respite on the climb and indeed there are even a coule of very welcome dips.
The weather was closing in though at the top - and it started to get VERY misty!
The Cat and Fiddle Inn was doing a roaring trade in motorcyclists, cyclists and car drivers - presumably all glad to get in out of the weather. I had more hills to climb however....
Garmin Data here: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/85930728
Youtube video here (at comedy double speed): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOZcHJAS8zQ
Flickr here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/100hillsforgeorge/sets/72157626983779776/