‘Women’s cycling is so much more than lilac and butterflies.’ That thinking is part of the reason we’re fans of The Climbing Cyclist/Hells 500 crew and their Domestique climbs in the Victorian Alps.
We’re delighted that the Domestique team has saddled up for a second summer, helping riders conquer our biggest climbs as part of the 7 Peaks Alpine Ascent Challenge.
The idea is that if you commit to the climb, the TCC/Hells 500 crew will chat, coax and cajole you to the top. And it’s free!
And while we claim it’s all for a stamp in our 7 Peaks passport, we also love the camaraderie, quiet roads, stunning views and long descents through the Aussie bush. Life doesn’t get much better.
There’s a special goal for the first climb of the series though and it’s one we endorse – seeing 100 women tackle Lake Mountain on Saturday 16 November.