Cyclocross racing is all about maintaining momentum. There will be obstacles, there will be tricky surfaces, and there will be people stumbling in front of you. All of these things may cause you to need to get off your bike, and knowing how to remount quickly could make all the difference to your result.
As well as being about momentum, by the way, cyclocross is also really good fun. It’s one of the most accessible forms of racing around, and the format of riders completing lap after lap until the time is up means unless you’re following closely (or keeping count on the timing board) it’s really hard to tell who is coming first or last.
We’re working with cyclocross coach Huw Williams to bring you video guides that will help you to master the essential cyclocross skills. First, of course, you probably want to learn how to dismount – so if you’ve not got that one sorted yet then check out this skills video to get you on the way.
When you’re ready to move on to remounts, then check out the video below and follow the tips underneath…