I am going to be staying in Somerset in a few weeks and am wanting to do some riding in the Mendips.
I want to do a ride involving Draycott Steep which is 1.9km at 11.4% (https://www.strava.com/segments/659038), and seeing as I have never done anything that steep am worried that the gearing on my Cannondale Supersix Evo won't get me through the sections which go up to 20%. I currently have an 11-28 casette and a 52/36 crank. It would be great to get some advice on whether I would I be better off switching to a compact on the front or putting on an 11-32 on the back?
I only started cycling seriously a year ago, but seem to be among the quicker riders on the short and not particularly steep Cambridgeshire lumps. I am 80 kg and still have youth on my side if that helps at all.
Thanks in advance!