The 2022 Melburn Roobaix: Soggy, slippery, delightful

The 2022 Melburn Roobaix: Soggy, slippery, delightfulA decade after my last visit, I returned to one of Melbourne's coolest rides. Here's how it Read more.

Project 16:40: This might have to wait

Project 16:40: This might have to waitIt hasn't been a great month, but I'm looking forward to getting back into this challenge when my body is Read more.

Project 16:40: What I can learn from my (fitter) past self

Project 16:40: What I can learn from my (fitter) past selfBy breaking down my 10 best efforts in the 1 in 20 I can learn a bit about how I should pace myself on the Read more.

Finally, a new, modern look for The Climbing Cyclist!

Finally, a new, modern look for The Climbing Cyclist!It was about time I fixed a few things up around here. Let me know if you see anything broken or not quite right Read more.

There is something undeniably satisfying about getting to the top of a mountain on your own steam. As you step off your bike and look out over the valley, drenched in sweat and aching all over, the pain of the last hour or so is instantly forgotten.

Welcome to The Climbing Cyclist, a website dedicated to providing detailed descriptions of the many wonderful cycling climbs in Victoria and sharing great cycling stories. While this site is aimed at the recreational cyclist who is looking for a challenge, cyclists of all abilities should find this site interesting and informative.

To learn about the great cycling climbs that Victoria has to offer, click on the pins on the map below, the links to the right of the page or the ‘Climbs’ tab in the menu above.

To see the latest blog posts and climbing stories, choose an item from the scroller above or click on the ‘Blog’ tab in the menu above.

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