Improving Basic Techniques

Peddle Up!
Peddle Up! Posts: 2,040
edited July 2010 in Road beginners
I'd like to improve my road riding techniques. Of course, I devour all the advice published here, :) but some hands-on guidance would be good too. Unfortunately work and family commitments mean I don't have the time to dedicate to a local club, but I know there are 1-2 day courses available for mountain bikers who want to improve. Is there anything similar for road riders?

I'm not seeking to train to be a top-notch rider, but rather to make sure that my basics (riding techniques, cornering, climbing, descending etc.) are OK.

I'm happy to travel to something suitable, so location isn't desperately important.

Purveyor of "up" :)


  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    If you can't join a club, you may be able to find a local ride 'buddy' to help you - show you a few routes and just by following a more experienced rider, you'll soon learn how to handle a bike, particularly following someone quicker.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..