ANGRY residents are refusing to let their 'steepest street' sign be removed despite it being a lie.
Those in Harlech, North Wales, have blocked a sign that reads "The world's steepest street" even though the real one is 10,000 miles away.
The road received its title after being ranked in the Guinness book of World Records, but sadly its crown was taken by a location in New Zealand.
But proud residents of the British seaside town will be holding a running event on the hill named "The World’s Steepest Street Run" – if Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand, doesn't beat them to it.
In the past, races have been held on Ffordd Pen Llech and parts of the track feature inclines with a gradient of more than 35 per cent.
About 500 people have been attracted to the running hotspot and are due take part in the 6KM race in March next year.
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Although Ffordd Pen Llech may not still be the world's steepest street, it is classed as New Zealand's Baldwin Steet's runner up.
While the Welsh hill has a gradient of 28.6%, Baldwin Street measures one of 34.8%.
Myfanwy Jones, who has lived on the street for over 40 years, defended keeping the sign despite losing the title.
She said : “The sign at the top of the street went up a few years ago but then the people from Dunedin in New Zealand came over to measure it for themselves and the title went back to them.
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"Now, it’s probably the steepest street in the Northern Hemisphere.
“The sign itself seems to attract people to the street. Before it went up, it wasn’t particularly well-known.
“Living here definitely keeps me fit. I sometimes walk up and down the street to the shop a few times a day. It’s popular with marathon runners and I can see why, bikers like to ride down it as well.
“The scenery is obviously stunning – I’ve lived here for over 40 years now and I wouldn’t live anywhere else.”
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