Group Riding

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Cycling in a bunch is more about communication than technique, whether it’s a big summer sportive or a local club ride. Steve Thomas has some tips
Group riding
Group riding

Cycling in a group is a different experience. Take your pick from your local CTC group ride, a sportive, a reliability ride, or even a fitness-focused ‘chain gang’. Whichever you try, there are similar issues when you’re riding in close proximity to other cyclists.

Watching a Tour de France peloton turn and wheel like a flock of birds on TV, you’d almost think the riders were telepathic. But it all comes down to well-developed cycling skills, good communication, and a mutual understanding and respect for each other’s safety. When you’re not riding this quickly and the stakes aren’t as high, you don’t need such finely honed abilities. Nevertheless, the same group-riding principles apply.

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