6 tips for safer descending on your bike

Heed these important tips when going downhill fast

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6 tips for safer descending

Always be scanning the road ahead, keeping a sharp eye out for dangerous hazards.

Descending on a road bike is one of cycling’s greatest joys. But it can also be dangerous if done incorrectly. Here’s a six important tips to remember when going downhill fast from our friends at the Global Cycling Network.

  • Know your limits and don’t try and keep up with others if it’s out of your comfort zone. Instead go at your own pace.
  • Look ahead so that you know where you are going and can spot hazards.
  • Understand that gravel and wet roads need to be handled differently.
  • Knowing what is coming up on your GPS screen helps you know what is ahead. This is especially useful on blind corners.
  • It’s easy to cross the center line in the middle of the road, but don’t do it unless it is absolutely safe to do so.
  • Your bike is your tool. Make sure it’s in good condition and working correctly.

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