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hɪt ðə ˈklaɪm

verb, noun

To ride up an incline with increased effort and speed

Example usage: He hit the climb and quickly gained ground on the other riders.

Most used in: Hilly and mountainous cycling routes.

Most used by: Experienced cyclists looking to push themselves and increase their speed.

Popularity: 7/10

Comedy Value: 4/10

Also see: Climbing, Grinding, Pushing the pedals, Digging deep,


What is 'Hit-the-Climb' in Cycling?

Hit-the-climb is a cycling term used when referring to the act of riding up a hill or incline. It is a popular term used among cyclists, especially those who enjoy challenging themselves with hilly and mountainous terrain. This term is used to describe the physical effort required to get up a hill, and the feeling of accomplishment when you reach the top.

Hitting the climb requires a lot of strength, power, and endurance. Depending on the steepness of the hill, a cyclist may have to push hard and remain in a low gear to make it up. It also requires mental strength, as the cyclist must stay focused and motivated in order to reach the top. Overcoming the challenge of a steep climb can be a rewarding experience.

Statistics show that the average cyclist can climb a hill of 4-5% grade in around 4-5 minutes. However, the time taken to climb a hill varies greatly depending on the steepness, the terrain, and the physical condition of the cyclist. Professional cyclists can climb hills much faster than the average rider, with some of them completing even steep climbs in less than 1 minute.

Hit-the-climb is a popular phrase among cyclists and is used to describe the feeling of accomplishment and pride experienced when conquering a hill or incline. It is a great way to challenge yourself and see what you can achieve.

The Origins of 'Hit-the-Climb' in Cycling

The term 'Hit-the-Climb' has been used in the cycling world since at least the mid-1960s. It originally referred to a specific race in the area around the city of Manchester in England, where the cyclists would race up a steep climb. The phrase was used to describe the challenge of the race, and to signify the athletes' determination to make it to the top of the hill.

The term has since been adopted by cyclists around the world to refer to any race or ride that includes a steep climb. It has come to represent the spirit of challenge and triumph that is inherent in any difficult climb. Whether it is a professional race or a weekend ride with friends, cyclists will often say 'Hit-the-Climb' to signify the determination to reach the top.

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