Riding Skills

Cycling in Snow

Depending on where you are living in the UK, snow, you know, the white cold stuff that falls from dull grey winter skies, might be a regular thing, or it might be a genuine meteorological rarity. Sooner or later though, it will snow and when it does, it will pay to be ready. Either for the commute, or leisure, it’s worth knowing how to make the most of the fleeting white-out cycling moments.…

Traction means action – how to make your mountain bike move in mud this winter

For a mountain biker, the winter is a hard task master: trying to figure out what it’s going to do to your grip and traction is a never-ending game of knowledge, intuition, and guesswork. Rain, frost, mud all make the going underwheel a lottery. So do your best to have the winning numbers on your next trail ride……

Beginner’s Guide to MTB Skills

Learning to ride a mountain bike is simple. It doesn’t take long. Learning to ride a mountain bike really well is harder and is a life’s work. However, get the basics down right at the start and you’ll enjoy every minute you ever spend on your mountain bike.…

Good Vs Bad Cornering Technique: VERSUS with Sir Chris Hoy

It’s all very well being able to pedal fast in a straight line but precious few roads in Britain stay straight for long. One of the most important skills for both competitive and leisure riders is knowing how to take corners safely. Sir Chris Hoy — who spent his entire racing career turning left — explains the differences between good and bad cornering technique.…

Mountain bike your way to road fitness

You can road ride you way to mountain bike fitness just as easily. However, we’re going to talk about it this way round. So grab that MTB and enjoy the benefits trail riding can bring to your road riding...…

Beginner’s guide to indoor track cycling

Track cycling is great for fitness, thrills and putting a smile on your face. We offer a guide to getting started...…

Challenge your kids to learn these cycling skills

Here are two simple activities for you and your kids from experts British Cycling, along with suggestions for the perfect places to get out and ride. They’re great for adults looking to sharpen skills too, so jump on your bike and get involved.…

Ridgeback Kids Club: How to get your kids cycling (and why so many parents get it wrong)

To celebrate the launch of the Ridgeback Kids Club, Rob Reed of the Bicycle Society gives his 10 expert tips on teaching kids to ride a bike and the common pitfalls that many parents fall into, including the nation’s reliance on stabilisers.…

How to train like a pro (or the things that pros do that we don’t)

If you are a keen cyclist you will have watched in awe as the Tour de France pros sucked up the pain and rode through the three-week stage race this summer. So what can we learn from their training and are there any tips we can take to boost our own riding capabilities?…

How to get into road racing

So you've been watching this summer's Grand Tours and the Olympics and been thinking: I fancy a crack at road racing. It’s fast, it’s exciting, it’s one of the ultimate athletic tests between human beings. But how do you take your first pedal stroke along the road to Tour stardom? Well, we can’t promise you’ll ever get to the Tour de France, but we can say that road racing is absolutely possible for any age and level of rider. So here’s how to get started.…