Klimpapers bij Nijmegen


Zeven Heuvels

The 1c Oppidum Batavorum and 13c Noviomagus both contained seven hills, but the inhabited heights show a different pattern. In modern times, there are two roads over seven hills in the Nijmegen area. In the first half of the 19c the road from Nijmegen to Groesbeek is described, while the current one leads from Groesbeek to Berg en Dal. Seven is a numeral and the concept was applied in the Nijmegen area in the first half of the 19c. A contemporary series is therefore possible for Noviomagus, based on the erosional boundary and city wall in the 16c-19c.

De zeven heuvels, van Nijmegen en Groesbeek


Single case study exploring the relationship between specific uphill cycling training and road race results. The Volverde training method maximises the use of prevalent gradients (slopes) on the push-moraine hill bike climbs in the Nijmegen area, during commuting, during remote work (COVID-19) and during the present transition to hybrid work.

Volverde, wielertraining op alledaagse hellingen


The Upbergen integrated approach describes how you can perform systematic bike climbing in the Netherlands by creating Hill Boards analogous to Water Boards. The terraces of Zuid-Limburg and the push moraines of Gelderland, Utrecht and Overijssel enjoy some recognition in this area, but those landforms represent only two of the twelve sources of unique Dutch altimeters.

Upbergen, van droge voeten naar hoge toppen


Single case study disclosing that endurance training is not necessary for participation in road racing at an amateur level and that specific cycling training is quite possible without expensive electronics. Climbing routes can be fine-tuned, as climbing routes testing, leads to more precisely measured climbs and to the increase of the number of suitable climbs for cycling training. The Nijmegen push-moraine is far from flat in practice, which justifies the paradigm shift in the approach to bike climbing in the Netherlands.

Zwitsalp, de klimlading van Nijmegen-Oostenrijk


Exploring the relationship between cycling speed, climbing charge, climbing current and climbing work, using Strava Leaderboard data, valid for the Dutch hills. Secondary investigating the suitability of the uphill circuits and hill climbs used in road races, like the Giro d’Italia and the National Championships, in the Nijmegen-Groesbeek area between 2000 and 2020.

Stravolta, klimsterkte en klimarbeid bij Nijmegen

Quaternary Dutch

An analysis of data from all fourth category climbs of the Tour de France 2022 show that their upper limit for climbing charge is quite similar to that of Dutch cycling climbs in general. Roughly 65% of the fourth category climbs of the Tour de France 2022 can be mirrored on the ice-pushed ridges between Nijmegen and Kleve alone. In this year’s race the push moraines of Denmark hosted 6 climbs of the fourth category.

Quarternary Dutch, the benchmark from Denmark


The seven heights of the medieval town Zevenbergen in the Netherlands can still be deciphered whitin the landscape with a short climbing bicycle route. Like classical Rome, this settlement was built on seven hills, with the big difference that the former represented a manor and the latter an empire. Except for the Molenberg in the south-east sector of the medieval enclosure, the six remaining oronyms are not yet uncovered.

De zeven hoogten van middeleeuws Zevenbergen


Showcase, climb by bike in the lowest parts of the Netherlands, featuring short climbing rings in each municipality in the province of Flevoland and in the four largest cities of the Netherlands: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Den Haag and Utrecht. Generating more climbing current from less height difference. In addition two climbing rings near the city of Nijmegen simulating the Alps and Pyrenees in the higher parts of the Netherlands.

Uflacht, klimmen op locatie door heel Nederland