There is a technique to pedalling efficiently and smoothly, but many people ride without giving it a second thought. In this video, we explain how to get the most out of your pedal stroke with a few simple tips!
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When it comes to your pedal stroke, We are presuming you’re at the stage of being clipped in. If you are still relatively new to using cleats you are likely to be more conscious of your pedal stroke and possibly guilty of still just pushing down. The advantage of clipless pedals mean you can make the circle more continuous.
If you watch the pro’s, their pedal stroke looks smooth, the power is not purely on the down phase but also part of the backwards phase. It is often described as scraping back and down. Then think of lifting your knees, realistically you won’t be pulling up but it does help to picture that smooth circle.
You also want to avoid stomping on the pedals as this is wasting energy with excessive movement and relying purely on your quad muscles. The whole time picture trying to draw a circle with the transition from one leg to the other being seamless.
As well as your pedal stroke, we look at your position on the bike, cadence and drills you can do to help!
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