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Understanding Angles & Speed in Track Cycling

In this blog we want to chat briefly about angles and speed and what happens to your centre of gravity respectively. Plus we want to offer a few tips on what you can do to enhance your technical riding skills.

When we ride our bikes at low speeds on a Velodrome our centre of gravity drifts closer towards the track surface...

When we ride at high speeds our centre of gravity drifts away from the...

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3 Core Skills to Improve Your Bunch & Sprint RacingĀ 

As athletes, professional or amateur, we spend so much time working on our physiological fitness capabilities and so little on skill development which can make a substantial difference to outcomes on race day. 

Regardless of whether you’re a sprint or endurance athlete, in this blog we’re going to offer you 3 skill exercises to enhance your bike handling skills which will...

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How to Master the Track Stand

In this short video, World Champion Kerrie Meares shares her tips on how to master the track stand! 

Why Track Stand?

Learning how to track stand will not only teach you how to stand still on the track, but it will also help develop your bike skills, and help you find where your centre of gravity is.

When you think about it, when you’re riding FAST around the track, your...

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4 Tips for Standing Starts so You Nail Your Gate Start

Standing starts - let’s admit it, they’re not as easy as they look!

Learning how to execute excellent standing starts time and time again takes a lot of practice.

In the process, it can get overwhelming and confusing at times, so simplifying the process is a key way to set yourself up for longer term starting success.

You only have to turn on the television and watch the time trial...

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How to Master the Art of 'Slow Riding' Around the Banks

One of the most daunting tasks that every track rider will face when attempting slow riding in the banks is confidently staying upright around the banks.

Most riders will maintain a fairly high cadence and speed when they first get on the track to avoid ‘slipping’ whilst keeping their nerves in check!

Even though riding efficiently and moderately fast around the track all...

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Race Mistakes & How to Avoid Them! [Part 1]

We’ve all been there…

Bell rings ding ding ding, final lap...

...and you’re stuck, boxed in, and in the middle of the race field.

This is THE MOST common mistake of a guaranteed 1 in 10 riders.

Only 1 RIDER can win the race, so how do you make that rider you?

How do you avoid getting caught in places you definitely should not be with a lap to go?

In this blog, we’re...

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The FASTEST Way Around the Velodrome

Spending hours and hours training, eating well, getting yourself mentally prepared, ensuring you’re injury free and strong, etc... etc... are all paramount to your cycling success.

BUT don’t forget a few of the one percenters that can make an enormous difference - simply by being aware of them when you are training and racing.

One of those ‘one percenters’ is the...

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How to Ride the Rollers

So you’ve just bought a brand new set of rollers after reading just how beneficial they are in our previous blog on Why Learning How to Cycle on Rollers is SO IMPORTANT.

Welcome to a whole new territory of riding!

There’s nothing quite like being able to roll your legs, with limited resistance in between races or training efforts.

The rollers are a great tool for warm up, training...

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Why Learning How to Cycle on Rollers is SO IMPORTANT

Learning to ride the rollers is definitely not as easy as one thinks!

It’s actually quite difficult and can take a fair amount of time to learn to ride them extremely well (at least a few months of almost every day practice).

Despite this, they’re hands down one of the best pieces of equipment that you can buy that will assist with developing pedalling efficiency.

Why is pedalling...

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Ride Faster with Cycling Aerodynamics

Wind resistance is a barrier that every track and road cyclist - or any cyclist in general for that matter - has to overcome.

Whilst the human body is not very aerodynamic in it’s natural shape, many new technologies and position advancements have been developed over the years to reduce wind resistance in two ways:

  1. Updating equipment design (bike, helmets, lycra suits etc.)
  2. Changing body...
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