Climbing Made Easy | GCN's Cycling Tips

Published on March 8th 2017


Climbing doesn't have to be an uphill struggle when you've got Matt and Dan here to help you with Climbing Made Easy

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Ex-Professional Cyclists Dan Lloyd and Matt Stephens provide expert tips and advice to help you climb hills and even mountains easier and with more structure than riding until you blow up!

Let us know how you make climbing easier for yourself in the comments below👇

Dan and Matt discussing pacing yourself on climbs and the benefits of it. 
Climbing in and out of the saddle. Whilst we would all love to be able to climb out of the saddle like Alberto Contador or Richard Virenque, it isn't necessarily the most efficient option. The guys give some advice on how to do this best.

Gearing selection is vital, but the most important thing here is to have something that is natural, like around 80revolutions per minute. Faster cadence will take some practice and is a special technique.

Finally, PRACTICE! You use your muscle groups differently when climbing, so it's a good idea to bring them into life as much as you can when possible as it will make them stronger in the long run.

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