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How To Build Confidence When Descending On A Road Bike

– Descending is a joy. After all the hard work of pedalling up a climb, this is the reward. The thrill of speed, gloriously effortless, exciting and fun. – Well, for some of us, maybe not. This video is for those of you who don’t find much joy in descending. Those of you who are […]

How To Not Maintain Your Bike – Road Bike Maintenance

– We spend a lot of time here on GCN advising you about what you should do to maintain your bike. But very rarely do we say what you shouldn’t do. We’ve probably all been there, applying more and more pressure to a fragile, yet seemingly immovable bolt, only to find that instead of loosening […]

How To Choose Aero Handlebars | Maintenance Monday

– You can spend almost as much money as you want on making your bike more aerodynamic but fundamentally, it’s actually your body that is the biggest drag holding you back. Actually, for most of us, our bodies just hold us back full stop, but anyway, let’s gloss over that shall we? The single best […]

What’s Your Longest Ride? GCN Asks The Pros At The UAE Tour

– In my seemingly never-ending quest to find out more and more about professional cyclists, today I wanna find out what’s the longest bike ride you’ve ever done? What was it for, why were you doing it, and what were you thinking? Come on, let’s go and find out. (cowboy music) What’s the longest ride […]

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 […]

6 Reasons Why You Need A Cycling Powermeter

– Do you need a powermeter? Now although they are coming down in price, they still do represent a pretty serious investment. So, here are six good reasons why we think you should seriously consider investing your hard-earned cash. (electronic chill music) – First up, having a powermeter is going to lead to huge gains […]

Top 5 Hacks For The Maratona Dles Dolomites Cycling Event

– Think ahead to the Maratona. You’re fit, focused, and primed to hit the Dolomites. – But wait. Is there anything more that you could do, to make things even better? You know those marginal gains or handy little tips, that could make all the difference on the day. – Yes! We’ve got five Maratona […]

Am I Overtraining? | Ask GCN Anything About Cycling

– Low tech, gravel or road, yoga, Star Wars. All this and more in this week’s Ask GCN Anything. First off the start run is this question from Wijtze Valkema, thanks for gettin’ in touch. Now Wijtze asks, “what would your advice be “if I’d like to feel fitter with every ride, “with as little […]

6 Pro Tips For Free Speed On Your Road Bike

– Getting fitter isn’t the only way to get faster on your bike. – Yeah, so coming up are tips on position, clothing and nutrition to make you go faster. (upbeat drum beats) – There’s loads of tips and advice out there about how you can get more aero, everything from wearing special socks, to […]