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What 12,000 efforts on Adelaide’s most popular climb say about uphill pacing

You’re at the bottom of your favourite local climb, looking at the road snake its way up the hill ahead of you. You’ve ridden this climb ...

Searching for 30: Pacing a personal record on Boulder's Flagstaff climb

Our climber-in-residence, Mike, is made for tackling Flagstaff. He's 53kg, 5'5". Loves the steep stuff. His PR was 30:53, from years ago....

Inspiring change: a women’s event where success is measured after the finish line

Last weekend around 600 women lined up for the first edition of Bicycle Network’s The RACV Ascent, a 100 kilometre women’s only ride pack...

Climb for Nepal wrap-up: tired legs turn into helping hands

The Climb for Nepal, where riders were asked to raise money while ascending the height of Mt Everest in June, has finished but the task i...

Climbing for Nepal: Everesting cyclists on a mission to raise US$1 million for earthquake recovery

The mystique and sense of adventure surrounding the world’s highest peak has inspired hundreds to push themselves to new limits on the bi...

8 ways to become a better climber

An ongoing leg injury might have seen domestic pro Jono Lovelock retire from racing last year, but the former national team rider still k...

Watch Keagan Girdlestone attempt a new record on the 1 in 20

Almost every self-respecting cycling city in the world has a climb that people use as a benchmark to see how their form is. We hear about...

Climbing tips with Carlee Taylor

Voxwomen made a splash with their launch this weekend. The Cyclevox project is the world’s first dedicated women’s online cycling channel...

Tackling Mauna Kea, the world's biggest climb?

The Hawaiian volcano of Mauna Kea ("white mountain") is considered one of the most extreme cycling climbs in the world. From the beach in...

Everesting: climbing 8,848 metres in a single ride

Ever since surveyors pronounced it the world’s highest peak, Everest has held a kind of power over us. It is more than a mountain; it is ...

How to train for mountains if you don't live near any

If you're planning on riding a mountainous sportive or gran fondo but don't live near any mountains how can you train for climbing? The t...

How to become a better climber

Whether you're a flatlands specialist, a mountain goat or something in between, there's a fair chance you'd like to be a little stronger ...

How to climb switchbacks

If you enjoy climbing on your bike, it's important to know how to ride switchbacks. When ridden correctly, you can actually use switchbac...

Climbing vs time-trialling: same effort, different power output

My 80-something kilograms put me at the heavier end of the spectrum when it comes to cyclists. Guys like me have always been associated w...

Climbing the Col de la Madone

The Col de la Madone climb isn’t featured in this year’s Tour de France – in fact, it’s never been part of the Tour, probably because the...

7 Peaks Summer Challenge

It's been a couple days now for it all to settle in, but this past weekend was one of the best trips to the Victorian Alps I've had in re...

Mt Everest in a Day

If there's one thing that intrigues me as much as cycling, it's hearing stories of epic mountaineering adventures. Combine them both and ...

100 Cols in 10 Days | The Cent Cols Challenge

Call me insane but my idea of a perfect holiday is one where a challenge is set and by the time I get through to the other side there's a...

The Big Ring - Mechanical Or Psychological Advantage?

I don't know what it is.  There's something about riding in the big ring that just feels better, smoother, more powerful.  Of course it's...

Mt Baw Baw Reconnaissance

There's never been a ride that's haunted me like Mt Baw Baw has.  I've never remotely considered riding the road to the top, nevermind ra...

Climbing strategies

To be a good climber you need to build a foundation of strength. Strength is the component of fitness that allows you to climb faster. Yo...