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Road Cycling Skills

Our skills pages cover a variety of skill areas across road cycling, ranging from basics for beginners to tips for more dedicated road racers. Whether it’s preparing for your first sportive, brushing up on your cycling efficiently, or simply looking to boost your confidence on the road, we've got all the information here for techniques to help you improve and progress in road cycling.
Road Cycling Skills

How to: Corner a Road Bike at Speed

Advice from race training that is just as applicable for anyone who wants to learn to corner a road bike

How to: Corner a Road Bike at Speed
Road Cycling Skills

Rookie to Randonneur: Diary of my First Audax

Thinking of trying an audax? Here's a little more information to get you excited about this long distance discipline.

Rookie to Randonneur: Diary of my First Audax
Road Cycling Skills

Commuter to Training Camp: 5 Tips for Cycling Holiday Preparation

Planning a training camp? These tips will help you get fit enough to enjoy your time away...

Commuter to Training Camp: 5 Tips for Cycling Holiday Preparation
Road Cycling Skills

Video: How to do a Cyclocross Running Remount

Once you've got off your bike, you're going to need to get back on...

Video: How to do a Cyclocross Running Remount
Road Cycling Skills

Cycling in Icy Conditions: Areas to Take Special Care

When you're cycling through potentially icy conditions, you need to take special care. Here's our advice to help you out.

Cycling in Icy Conditions: Areas to Take Special Care
Road Cycling Skills

5 Mistakes Slowing You Down when Cornering on a Road Bike

Struggling with cornering on a road bike? These tips will help you get your technique spot on and improve confidence and speed.

5 Mistakes Slowing You Down when Cornering on a Road Bike
Road Cycling Skills

Top Tips for Winter Training from Drops Cycling Team Riders

Winter training can be tough - but we've got some tips to help you get the miles in with ease.

Top Tips for Winter Training from Drops Cycling Team Riders
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Road Cycling Skills

Cycling on Winter Roads: Dealing with Gravel, Grit, Puddles and Ice

Winter roads can make road cycling difficult - but they don't need to. Here are our tips on dealing with wet roads, grit, gravel and...

Cycling on Winter Roads: Dealing with Gravel, Grit, Puddles and Ice
Road Cycling Skills

Video: How to Shoulder your Cyclocross Bike to Run

Knowing how to shoulder your cyclocross bike so that you can run with it is an important skill if you want to be competitive. Here...

Video: How to Shoulder your Cyclocross Bike to Run
Road Cycling Skills

Technique: How to Use Your Gears Efficiently

Learning how to use your gears efficiently will make a huge difference to your cycling. Here's our guide to help you.

Technique: How to Use Your Gears Efficiently
Road Cycling Skills

Video: Handling a Cyclocross Drop Off (Steep Descent)

We've created a video series of cyclocross skills. Next up: those pesky steep descents

Video: Handling a Cyclocross Drop Off (Steep Descent)
Road Cycling Skills

Video: How to Master the Cyclocross Dismount

Cyclocross season is here, and it's time to brush up on those skills, like dismounting...

Video: How to Master the Cyclocross Dismount
Road Cycling Skills

Track Cycling Tips from Katie Archibald

Looking to get into track cycling? We asked Olympic Gold Medallist Katie Archibald for her track cycling tips.

Track Cycling Tips from Katie Archibald
Road Cycling Skills

Beginner Road Cyclist 101: TWC Catalogue of Advice to get you Started

Just started cycling? Here's everything you need to know - from pumping up tyres to what to wear and how to deal with ramps in...

Beginner Road Cyclist 101: TWC Catalogue of Advice to get you Started
Road Cycling Skills

7 Things I Learned Racing my First One Day Stage Race

The Revolve24 Women's Omnium included a TT, Crit and Endurance Race - here's what Editor Michelle picked up along the way...

7 Things I Learned Racing my First One Day Stage Race
Road Cycling Skills

How to Prepare for and Ride your first Audax

Tips on preperation, planning and pacing your first Audax

How to Prepare for and Ride your first Audax
Road Cycling Skills

How to: The ultimate exercise to improve handling and group riding skills

Learn to lean on a friend to work on your cornering and stability as well as group confidence

How to: The ultimate exercise to improve handling and group riding skills
Road Cycling Skills

Loosen Up: How to Relax on a Road Bike

A few tips on how to relax those road cycling fears

Loosen Up: How to Relax on a Road Bike
Road Cycling Skills

How to: Get Quicker at Clipping Into Road Bike Pedals

Learning to clip in doesn't stop when you're able to ride without falling over - there's more to it. Here's some advice for those who...

How to: Get Quicker at Clipping Into Road Bike Pedals
Road Cycling Skills

5 Common Rider Mistakes that Make Cycling Uphill Harder

Gradient going up? The worst thing you can do is panic

5 Common Rider Mistakes that Make Cycling Uphill Harder
Team WNT ride out technique for road cyclists
Road Cycling Skills

Corners, Cobbles and Obstacles: Jo Tindley of WNT on Bunch Riding Skills

People often say the best way to learn to ride in a group is to get stuck in and do it, but it’s always a...

Corners, Cobbles and Obstacles: Jo Tindley of WNT on Bunch Riding Skills
Road Cycling Skills

4 Fears Stopping Women Joining Group Rides - and How to Overcome Them

Want to join a group to make the miles whizz by? There's nothing stopping you!

4 Fears Stopping Women Joining Group Rides - and How to Overcome Them
Road Cycling Skills

5 Most Common Mistakes Beginners Make with Road Bike Gears

All of these errors are easy to avoid and could make all the difference to your riding

5 Most Common Mistakes Beginners Make with Road Bike Gears
Road Cycling Skills

Sigma Sport Women's Race Team: Warming Up and Juggling Double Race Days

Team rider Lydia Brookes takes us through the days leading up to a big race weekend...

Sigma Sport Women's Race Team: Warming Up and Juggling Double Race Days
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