The best way to improve your climbing is to just get out on your bike as much you can and ride up as many hills as you can.
Initially that’s what will see you make the biggest improvements. You have to train your weaknesses, so if you struggle on climbs then don’t be scared of them.
Plot a route which takes in a decent amount of climbing, or find a local hill and ride up and down it.
You do start to get used to climbing and will find out what works for you. While it doesn’t get much easier, you do improve and you go quicker.
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