I have been riding almost 9 months now in preparation for a Century ride.
I found out the steepest Hill in the area and my goal is to ride up it without stopping. I stop three times to get some air and my heart rate down from 170 +. I have noticed my recovery is quicker but I have a long way to go to improve so I can ride up in one go.
What is the best way to train for this. Just keep doing it or is there other things that I should be doing like intervals or strength training.
Hill gets to 16-18 gradient in places and I am running 34x 28 on a road bike.