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  • Trail Smart Play all

    Trail Smart is a series of beautifully shot videos brought to you by British Cycling, to help mountain bikers nail essential skills and head to the trails prepared for an awesome day out.
    • Trail Smart - Duration: 89 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 4,972 views
      Trail Smart is a video series to help mountain bikers nail essential skills and head to the trails prepared for an awesome day out.
    • What to carry when mountain biking - Duration: 3 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 4,764 views
      Depending on how far you are planning to ride and how long you intend to be out, you need to choose the correct things to carry on your ride.
    • How to: choose which grade of mountain bike trail to ride - Duration: 3 minutes, 9 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 2,908 views
      Most trail centres apply a grade system to their trails and, although they can be a useful guide, they aren't always consistent from one centre to the next. If you’re new to an area or trail centre...
    • How to: behave on mountain bike trails | Trail etiquette - Duration: 3 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 5,262 views
      There are few things better than experiencing the freedom of the trails on two wheels but, to make them an enjoyable experience for all and to preserve the environment, there are a some simple rule...
    • How to: set suspension and sag on a mountain bike - Duration: 3 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,801 views
      Taking the time to set up your suspension properly can significantly improve how your bike handles and your enjoyment of the trails and shouldn’t take you more than a few minutes.
    • How to: assume the ‘ready’ position when mountain biking - Duration: 2 minutes, 12 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 3,014 views
      The ready position should be your neutral go-to position when riding as it provides good stability, control of the bike and is the starting position for many other techniques and skills.
    • How to: wheelie a mountain bike - Duration: 2 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 5,309 views
      The old age trick of wheeling is actually a technique for lifting your front wheel when you haven’t got the momentum to perform a manual. It can be used on the trail to lift your front wheel over o...
    • How to: track stand on a mountain bike - Duration: 2 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 5,781 views
      The track stand, is a technique used to keep balance at slow speed or whilst stationary without putting a foot down. This skill is incredibly useful when mountain biking, as it allows you to pause ...
    • How to: pump to generate flow on a mountain bike - Duration: 108 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 3,053 views
      Pumping allows you to maintain flow and momentum from the trail without having to pedal, what’s not to like about that. You can use it to flatten out jumps and also to gain speed out of berms. Lear...
    • How to: master the manual for mountain biking - Duration: 114 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 10,783 views
      A manual is the technique of lifting your front wheel off the ground by transferring body weight and continuing to ride on the rear wheel without pedalling. This allows you to lift your front wheel...
    • How to: descend when mountain biking - Duration: 2 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 3,956 views
      Riding downhill in control is not just about good technique but also planning ahead and picking lines. If you’re unsure about a section of the trail check it out on foot before committing to riding...
    • How to: ride corners when mountain biking - Duration: 2 minutes, 19 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 4,626 views
      Being able to corner well is a fundamental mountain biking skill that allows you to maximise flow and enjoyment of trails. The type of corners or berms might vary but a lot of the technique remains...
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  • Commute Smart Play all

    Commute Smart is an exciting series of videos brought to you by British Cycling, covering all aspects of commuting by bike on the roads of Britain, whether you're an experienced commuter, or cycling into work for the first time. These videos will take you step by step through tips and pieces of advice all cyclists need, to start commuting with confidence. Start feeling the benefits of safely commuting by bike today.
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    • How to: advanced strength exercises for cyclists - Duration: 5 minutes, 38 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 20,699 views
      Strength training is beneficial for all cyclists. In this video EIS strength and conditioning coaches Scott Pearson and Joe Hewitt demonstrate advanced movements. They show you how to correctly and...
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    • Upper body mobilisation routine - Duration: 7 minutes, 57 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 8,526 views
      Including mobilisation work in your training routine will make you more resilient to injuries, make you more comfortable on the bike and improve your performance. Cycling many health and fitness be...
    • How to: Strength routine for cyclists - Duration: 7 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 40,831 views
      For improved performance, health benefits and injury prevention, all cyclists should include strength work in their training routine. EIS strength and conditioning coaches Scott Pearson and Joe Hew...
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    • Back and lower body mobilisation routine for cyclists - Duration: 6 minutes, 45 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 28,621 views
      Including mobilisation work in your training routine will make you more resilient to injuries, make you more comfortable on the bike and improve your performance. Cycling many health and fitness be...
    • How to replace handlebar tape on your bike - Duration: 3 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 7,576 views
      A common problem amongst cyclists is changing bar tape, you can spend hours just trying to get each loop equal distance to the last and wrapping your hoods in knots. If that sounds like you or you’...
    • How to index your gears on your bike - Duration: 5 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 11,575 views
      Having trouble with your gears? Don’t know your limit screws from your rear derailleur or barrel adjuster? Great Britain Cycling Team mechanic Marc Yates gives you a step by step tutorial to indexi...
    • How to wash your bike in 5 minutes - Duration: 99 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 13,157 views
      When the trails are mucked up and the roads are full of corrosive salt, washing your bike should be your first task when you return from any ride. Even when it is dry keeping your bike clean will i...
    • How to change your inner tube on your bike - Duration: 3 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 6,278 views
      Being able to change an inner tube to fix a puncture is a skill every cyclist should possess. Great Britain Cycling Team mechanic Marc Yates gives you a step by step demonstration.
    • How to change your disc brake pads on your bike - Duration: 3 minutes, 37 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 7,670 views
      Checking your disc brake pads for wear and replacing if necessary is an essential maintenance task for all cyclists. Great Britain Cycling Team mechanic Marc Yates tells you what tools you will nee...
    • How to fit cycling cleats and pedals - Duration: 2 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 47,699 views
      Your cleats and pedals are a key contact point between your bike and body. Not setting them up correctly can result in poor performance, discomfort and even injury. Here we show you how to position...
    • How to degrease and lube your bike chain - Duration: 3 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 41,371 views
      How do we keep your chain running efficiently and enhance its lifetime. The answer is simple - keep it clean and lubricate it well. Here we show you how to look after your chain with this simple ro...
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    • How to: climbing strength exercises for cyclists - Duration: 5 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 68,065 views
      If you struggle on the hills, this cycling climbing strength routine from EIS strength and conditioning coaches Scott Pearson and Joe Hewitt could help. They demonstrate correct form for mountain c...
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