Road Bike Skills: Climbing and Descending

£25.00

Venue: Fife Cycle Park, Lochgelly.

Time: 10am – 12 noon

In this coached session you will learn about:

  • Hand positions for hills.
  • Changing your body position between climbing and descending.
  • Standing climbing vs seated climbing.
  • Descending on the drops.
  • Braking on descents.
  • Faster descending.
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Description

Most road cyclists either love to ride up hills, or love to ride down hills – very few riders enjoy both. The techniques practised in this session will see you feeling strong climbing and in control descending on your road bike. 

 

Skills Covered:

  • Good technique on a road bike can improve your climbing and descendingHand positions for hills.
  • Changing your body position between climbing and descending.
  • Standing climbing vs seated climbing.
  • Descending on the drops.
  • Braking on descents.
  • Faster descending.

The skills will be practised on the relatively gentle slopes of the Fife Cycle Park 500m track. The gradients of the track allow us to practise both climbing and descending for the full duration of the session without becoming too fatigued.

After the coached session, you could also choose to book onto the hilly guided ride where you can put it all into practise on the road.

All sessions take place at the Fife Cycle Park in Lochgelly.

 

Session Structure

This is a single, stand alone session, with a maximum of eighteen riders per session.

The session will consist of a number of structured exercises. There will be discussions between exercises and some time off the bikes, but I aim for riders to spend the vast majority of the session on their bikes. Whole group and individual feedback will be given to participants.

 

Who Is The Session For?

This session is ideal for riders who feel their speed up the hills never increases despite their fitness gains, and those who feel nervous and find themselves constantly braking down the hills. You may ride in a group or club and find yourself constantly chasing back on after hills or you may be planning a hilly sportive. You may simply want to improve you own technique.

The session is suitable for road bikes only.

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