How To Ride Flat Roads Faster

Published on June 22nd 2016


Riding strongly on the flat is just as much of an art as climbing. We show you how to get as much speed as possible.
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While you may be generating great numbers on long climbs, it might not translate as well as you'd like on level ground. Inertia has a part to play on your pedalling dynamics, so we'd always recommend doing your intervals on the flat if that's what you're looking to improve.

Rolling resistance and drag play an increasingly important role the faster you go, so optimising your equipment and body position will pay dividends. For even faster speeds, share the workload and ride in a group, but it's important to keep your group working nice and smoothly to maximise the benefit.

Read CyclingTips' article on pedalling efficiency:

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