Cycling climbing – how to improve your ascents fast

We get tips on to train outdoors and indoors to get yourself climbing quicker

(Image credit: Daniel Gould)

It’s the question every cyclist asks, no matter their capabilities or experience. And we ask it a lot. Just how do I improve my climbing – and fast?

Whether it be a classic short and steep British ascent or a long Alpine undertaking into the high mountains, climbing represents a challenge that excites us all – even if it does put us in the pain zone.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.