Cycling Tips of the Day: How to ride in a group or bunch riding

Tinkoff Saxo Bunch Riding - Kalongkong Hiker (1) Tinkoff Saxo Bunch Riding - Kalongkong Hiker (2) Tinkoff Saxo Bunch Riding - Kalongkong Hiker (3)Above: Team photo of my favorite Pro cycling team – Tinkoff Saxo

New to training or racing in a group? Here are some principles to keep in mind:

  • Communicate with the riders around you, including pointing out any holes to the riders behind you.
  • Keep your head up and look beyond the rider in front you (especially on open roads).
  • Avoid overlapping wheels.
  • Hold your line, avoid sudden movements and try to ride smoothly. For example, do not over compensate when another rider leans on you or touches you with an elbow.
  • When getting out of the saddle remember to push down on the pedals, otherwise your bike will effectively slide backwards or momentarily stop.
  • If necessary brake when approaching a corner, not when going round it.

Read more at http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk
Photo grabbed from https://www.facebook.com/tinkoffsport

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About Kalongkong Hiker

I am Paolo Mercado for 20 years I've been riding a bike, walking a lot and running a lot. I am Kalongkong Hiker, a trail runner, mountaineer and a biker that can also write a blog of my travels, adventures and places that I visited through walking, running and biking. I write to encourage others to stay healthy and fit. #KeepOnRunning #ShareTheRoad #KalongkongHiker
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