8 riding skills to make your cycling more enjoyable!

Cycling is a great way to lose weight and be healthy.

Many cyclists like to keep learning and improving their riding level.

Today, I’ll discuss the 8 riding skills with you.

Let’s learn them together.


Perhaps the most important thing to improve the driver’s comfort is the position of the seat: tilting the seat slightly upward can prevent you from sliding to the front and ensure the necessary support for your body.

If you notice that the seat is now down, you may need to lower the seat a little, so you will also feel the pressure on your hands, neck and back.


Raise your head, sink your shoulders, bend your elbows and let go: raising your head too high will cause all the pressure on your hands, neck, arms and shoulders, cause unnecessary pain and make it difficult to control the car.

When cycling, you should naturally look up at the place you want to go, so you should relax the rest of your body.

Relaxing allows the bike to cope normally with stones on the road or windy conditions.

You can’t just look in front of your feet, or you will be devastated by other pedestrians, taxis or cars.


Change the speed in advance before climbing, so that the chain and sprocket can bear the burden: it is normal for the transmission system to have tooth skipping, friction or inability to change the speed when bearing heavy load.

When shifting a manual car, you have to step on the clutch.

How can you not relax when shifting a bicycle? This is true before and after changes.


If you want to improve your riding level, do a field test or ask a professional to measure your lactate threshold power and heart rate and enhance it through training.

Training in relaxed areas below the lactate threshold can be faster in long-distance running or cycling, as appropriate.


Change the position of your hand on the handlebar every few minutes.

Hold the handlebar, turn your hand to your head and use the handlebar to exercise your strength: this kind of exercise can adapt your muscles and nerves and release your strength when there is wind or climbing.


Keep the sole of your foot horizontal: some people think that when pedaling, the heel should be down, while others have the toe pointing up.

We use several analogies to observe the linkage of the old steam engine, and then think of your foot as this linkage, which remains horizontal throughout the rotation of the wheel.

Another way is to compare riders.

When they ride on a horse, their heels rush down and the soles of their front feet are put in the stirrup.

In my opinion, it’s absolutely impossible to keep your toes down.

In the following two tips, you will find out why.


Focus on the push-down stage in the rotation of the foot pedal.

At this time, you can send out the maximum force.

Some people say that they pay special attention to the action when passing through the dead point.

They hope to strengthen the overall stepping force by strengthening the force of the dead point, but they spend a lot of time lifting the foot pedal upward.

Pay special attention to strengthening the weak points in this process, but forget to step down.


Step ahead: this means that you should start pushing forward before your foot reaches the highest point.

Keep your feet as horizontal as possible, lift your toes slightly and sink your heels.

Compare the treading circle to a clock face, which can expand your force range from two hours to three hours.

Step on the other foot from 10 o’clock instead of 1 o’clock.

If the toe is down, it is difficult to start stepping before the foot reaches 12 o’clock.

(Note: this should take the clockwise stepping as an example) Note: cycling skills may not be applicable to everyone, for reference only.

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