Hill starts are tough enough let alone when you throw in traffic lights, pesky cars and inclement weather.
“I always keep one foot clipped in and make sure I’m in my lowest possible gear,” says our columnist Amy Kilpin. “To push off again on a hill, I pedal with one foot – keeping the other resting on top of the pedal until I have enough propulsion to clip the second foot in.
“Practise on quiet, gentle hills, setting off in a high gear, to build confidence and skills.
“If it’s a steep hill cross to the other side of the road, go downhill a few metres on the brakes while clipping in, before turning and coming back up. If it’s busy it’s probably safest to walk up, or find a safe layby in which to restart from”