Matt Stephens gives you 5 mistakes to avoid when riding downhill.
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A grand tour rider, former national champion and Olympian, Ex-Professional cyclist Matt Stephens certainly knows plenty about descending.
Here are 5 mistakes you should avoid to have better, faster and safer descending. - Looking Down - Look upwards and forwards, at the road ahead. You need to be aware of what is coming up so that you can prepare for it. - Braking Hard - Braking correctly allows you to control the bike better, of particular importance when cornering. - Taking Hands Off The Bars - You will not be stable and you are vulnerable to any outside influences such as sudden gusts of wind, animals, etc. - Riding Too Close - Don't ride to close to riders in front, especially on technical or very fast descents. This will allow you to take action if needed. - Taking The Racing Line - Cutting corners is a big no no! It is VERY dangerous. Stick to your side of the road when riding through a blind bend.
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