The Gold Coast has 6 popular climbs and 5 very significant challenging climbs – “Gold Coast Climb 5″ – (coming soon).
If you are new to cycling or the Gold Coast then a great starting point would be to have a crack at the Currumbin Valley – approx 75km return to Cavill Ave. Currumbin Valley is really a stunning rolling landscape experience and will start your legs in the right direction, there is no offical hills on this ride but it will challenge your legs if you keep your pace honest. This also covers the proposed TT section for the upcoming 2018 Commonwealth Games and is a stunning cycling canvas.
A question I see a lot is “Why can’t I climb up hills?”
3 simple to understand guidelines…
- You have to begin cycling up hills slowly
- Get yourself into a comfortable lower gear right from the start, as this will conserve your energy
- Ride up that damn hill more often…yip there is no getting around practice.
If you need some further guidance on hill climbing have a chat to
Bubbas Bike Lab http://www.bubbasbikelab.com/ or
Chris Thompson’s Cyclesense http://cyclesense.com.au/