Lockdown meant the 7 Peaks season had a late start for some, but the 2020/21 season is now well under way with hundreds of altitude-loving roadies already escaping the flat city roads and journeying up here to the High Country to challenge themselves on our seven epic climbs.
Strava KOMs have already been taken, pain caves conquered, and legs rested on the loooong descents. Boy oh boy is the High Country glad to see you #rollonback and enjoy our late spring/early summer weather.
This season there’s no 7 Peaks passport, competition or jersey, but the seven classic tarmac climbs of Mount Hotham, Falls Creek, Mount Buffalo, Dinner Plain, Baw Baw, Lake Mountain and Mount Buller are all still there waiting for you. They’re not going anywhere. Whether you’ve ridden them all or ridden none, the time is ripe to plan a trip up to Victoria’s High Country and test your legs.
If you’re heading up this way over Christmas and January to tackle some or all of the peaks please remember to carry plenty of food and water, ride safely, and share the road.
Also please note that Regional Roads Victoria have advised us that sections of the Hotham road are under maintenance at present, which will continue through January and into February. This can be frustrating for us cyclists who just want some smooth hotmix to roll on, but the Great Alpine Road has to cope with scorching summer temperatures as well as subzero winter temps, so it’s a tricky piece of road to keep in shape.
See you up here soon…