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9 Bike Maintenance Mistakes All Cyclists Have Made

Over the last three years, we have given you literally hundreds of maintenance tips but never before have we put in one place all the things that you shouldn’t do until now, that is, because here are the top 10 maintenance mistakes. First mistake regards lubricant, but not the way you’re thinking. Many people either […]

How To Draft Like A Pro | Essential Cycling Skills

(motor running) – Riding on the wheel, or sitting behind others, to get the benefit from drafting is a crucial skill if you want to learn how to ride with other cyclists. So, here’s how to do it. (peppy music) – Sitting on the wheel, sitting in, sat on, drafting, giving a tow, are just […]

Top 7 Winter Cycling Mistakes

In the summer, you can get away with a mistake or two when you’re out on a ride. Just lay down and sunbathe and wait for someone to come to the rescue. But in the winter months when it’s colder, you really wanna make sure you get things right. Yeah, so coming up are GCN’s […]

7 Ways To Improve Your Average Speed On A Road Bike

(upbeat funk music) – Average speed can be really important to a cyclist. It’s quite a good measure of our ability, and because of that, it’s also therefore a really good way of measuring your improvement as you get fitter, and therefore you get faster. – There are also plenty of benefits to improve in […]

7 Magnificent Ways To Place Your Bicycle Helmet

Continuing our series of magnificent ways to do thing to do with cycling, is this, seven magnificent ways to place your bicycle helmet. The classic stem drape. This technique has been adopted ever since the advent of the cycling helmet. The beauty of this style lies in it’s shear uncluttered simplicity. The bolts of the […]

How To Change Gear On Your Bike | Road Bike Shifting Made Easy

– Gears on a bike can seem really complicated. I mean, in a car you’ve probably only got six to worry about or, you might drive an automatic, in which case you don’t need to worry at all. But on a bike, you might have 18, 20, 22, maybe even 33 gears. So what are […]

Cycle Helmet Safety Standards Explained

when you buy a cycling helmet you may like me just assume that it’s going to protect your head because you trust the brand that you’ve just bought in which case you may never actually pay attention to the little sticker on the inside of the helmet or on the box that tells you what […]

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Carbon Fiber

first steel then aluminum then titanium and then carbon fiber it is pretty much the material of choice to build bikes out of nowadays in fact, you have to go back nearly 20 years to find a non-carbon fiber bike on the top step of the podium step of the Tour de France but the […]

Carbon Fiber Vs Aluminium – 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Aluminium

aluminium is one of the most common materials with which to build bikes while the cheapest buy extends me steal the most expensive a typically carbon fiber the middle ground is occupied by aluminium which to many people I guess Masek seem particularly unexcited and also gets a bad rap it’s less comfortable than steel […]

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 […]