Hill Climb Diaries part 4 — how to warm up and racing in the wet

Beastly weather for the first triple header weekend

Check out the fourth instalment of Hill Climb Diaries on our YouTube channel

In our fourth instalment of hill climb diaries, Joe, Reuben and Jack brave beastly weather, tackling Chew Valley CC’s inaugural hill climb in East Harptree followed by a doubleheader event in Reading on Sunday.

The three also talk about their personal warm-up techniques and speak to some hitters of the scene to learn how they prepare for such a short and intense race.

Expect lots more gurning, pensive skinny men and skinnier bikes as the season progresses and be sure to check out the full hill climb playlist for more.

Jack Luke

Staff Writer, UK
Jack has been riding and fettling with bikes for his whole life. Always in search of the hippest new niche in cycling, Jack is a self-confessed gravel dork and thinks nothing of bivouacking on a beach after work. Also fond of cup and cone bearings, skids and tan wall tyres.
  • Discipline: Long days in the saddle by either road or mountain bike
  • Preferred Terrain: Happiest when on a rural road by the coast or crossing a remote mountain pass. Also partial to a cheeky gravel adventure or an arduous hike-a-bike.
  • Current Bikes: Custom Genesis Croix de Fer all road adventure wagon, Niner EMD 9.
  • Dream Bike: A rigid 44 Bikes Marauder, all black please.
  • Beer of Choice: Caesar Augustus
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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