I am new to the area and I was looking for safe roads to ride (argyle mall area) from out to the country and to small towns or places I can get more liquids...etc.
Any hills I can climb for training? I know it will have to be intervals but there has to be some longer or challenging bike friends roads. I know of Meadowlily road which has a nice climb. Any idea of the length or % the hill is?
I am also from london as well i am fairly new to the city...I dont think there at that many climbs out in that area...from what ive seen.I havent biked out there much. I usally cycle north of masonville area around ilderton, arva, etc...and again theres not many climbs...Also check out the cycling maps on the london cycling club website they have some maps in PDF...although i am not a member i tend to use these as a guage of what i am going to do.
If you want a fairly intense climb, go to Old River Rd. (Near Komoka). It is only about 600m but will get the heart rate up even if your in in lowest gear. There are also some other decent climbs around that area that are longer (but not quite as steep). If you wanna stay inside the city, theres Colonel Talbot (personal favourite) and snake hill, with both of those being right by Springbank Park. As far as routes go for you, I really have no idea, since I'm in the North end, but the South-West area is by far the hilliest and quitest. For more info, check out the LCW site or the CoachChris.ca forum also has some info.