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York's downhill uphill | by Dee Railer
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York's downhill uphill

This cycle track in York is a 'gravity hill' - an optical illusion that makes a downhill look like an uphill. It appears that the cyclist in the picture is going uphill. In fact, she can freewheel all the way to the end: it's downhill to the point where it rejoins the road at the top left. The road is Water End, in the west of York, where it turns left to run north-east off Boroughbridge Road.

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Taken on January 3, 2012