Cycling Techniques

There is no basic requirement to learn how to ride a bicycle. It is all about balance and the courage to pick yourself up even if you fall. How does one get that stance and balance? This is only possible through practicing. Although the cycling is taught when a child is young, it can also be mastered later on in life once you feel confident about handling it.

Generally this is an art that is learnt at a younger age. Cycles for the children are provided with " safety wheels", which give sufficient balance to the rider, till the knack and tactics of steering are learnt by the cyclist. These safety wheels are then removed when the cyclist has gained enough confidence.

However, there are those who have not learnt to ride the bicycle with the safety wheels on. These are the people who have learnt purely on balance and will power.

The key techniques in riding a bicycle are wind resistance, muscle power, balancing and braking.

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Using Muscle Power when Cycling

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Wind Resistance and Aerodynamics when Cycling

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Braking and Steering when Cycling

This is another important technique that the cyclists will have to learn. This is used to bring the bicycle to a halt or just slowing down. The cyclist uses the brakes present on the bike by pressing them so that they apply friction to the bicycle wheel. This friction will interrupt the kinetic energy so as to dissipate it. This dissipation will cause the wheel to slow down or stop. In extreme c...


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