Tag: cycling technique

Why the Tour de France is so brutal

If you look closely at this pack of riders in the Tour de France, you’ll see some of the best cyclists in the world. They’re here in the back. They’re keeping up but also resting while their teammates in the front do most of the work. It’s a technique called drafting and it’s what helps […]

How to Ride a Bike in an Echelon | Road Cycling

Echelons are a way of pace lining. It’s not going to be a straight, off the back. You’re going to find that the riders are going to be riding either far to the right, or to the left. This is indicating how the wind is blowing. Wind plays a really important role in how you’re […]

How to Throw Bike When Finishing a Race | Road Cycling

Bikers can be won either by a mile or a centimeter. There’s certain techniques bikers use to win a race, and one of them is a bike throw, and this is how you do it. A bike throw occurs in the final moments of the bike race, usually within the last few feet. A sprint […]

How to Ride a Bike at Night | Road Cycling

So as you find yourself riding your bike more and more, you’re also going to find yourself riding your bike at night. There’s a few things that you want to have to prepare for that. The most important thing is to stay visible to cars as well as pedestrians. Two things that you always want […]

How to Ride a Bike in Hot Weather | Road Cycling

Riding your bike in hot weather can also be a really big challenge. What you want to do is make sure you have a really light kit, something that breathes well. You want to be able to have a kit that you can completely zip open and vent as much as possible. In addition to […]

How to Ride a Bike in a Pack | Road Cycling

So a pack otherwise known as a peloton, is a group of cyclists that’s usually between 20 and 100 cyclists and they ride in very close formation. The group is going to be staying together because it’s a lot easier to ride in a large group. The reason cyclists ride in a pack is to […]

How Does a Bike Helmet Protect You? | Road Cycling

I always recommend wearing a helmet. A helmet can definitely save your life and it can definitely prevent major brain injury. Helmets are designed to crack on impact. They’re not designed to remain intact. What they’re designed to do is as you hit the cement or pavement, they’re going to crack transferring the energy of […]

How To Improve Your Bike Handling – 5 Key Cycling Skills

Practicing your bike handling skills isn’t just something that 10 year old boys do to show off… Hee hee hee hee! …it can actually make real improvements to your day to day riding, both speed and safety. Here are five things you can practice that will make you a better rider. Going no-handed is a […]

How To Pedal | Cycling Technique

Peddling is easy isn’t it you learn to ride a bike and it becomes very instinctive very quickly But what is it that pros do it takes pedaling to an art form [how] do they look so bloomin smooth? Well, here are few tips [you] will get you pedaling like a pro First up. We’re […]

How To Ride Out Of The Saddle

riding out of the saddle can be a tricky skill to master and even longtime cyclists may find they’re not actually as comfortable out of the saddle as they are in it but it might just be that a quick hint or tip is all you need to set you right now one of the […]