5 Cycling Skills You Can Learn Anywhere | GCN's Pro Cycling Tips

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5 cycling skills that you can learn anywhere. Some are essential bike skills, others are just fun... But, all of them will help to push your riding and general skill level on.

Practice them and let us know how you get on!

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00:14 #1 Cycling Backwards
Riding backwards?! Right. It's not an essential skill, but, it's going to help with balance, pedalling skills and more! Can you do this one? Tell us down in the comments 👇

00:37 #2 Bunnyhop
We have covered the bunnyhop a lot. It's an essential skill. You don't need to be able to bunnyhop really high, but, you do need to be able to bunnyhop over curbs, over road debris and more. If you can't bunnyhop, you need to learn! Find a soft grass area or bit of space and get to work. Search "bunnyhop gcn" on YouTube for more of our tutorials including one by the legendary Martyn Ashton.

01:07 #3 The Wheelie
Another skill we've repeatedly said you should learn. Sure, you might never want to do the perfect wheelie, find your balance point and ride on your back wheel for miles, but, if you can effectively lift your front wheel up, it'll help you to climb better off-road, get on and off curbs and avoid trash in the road.

01:37 #4 The Trackstand
Let's call this one a near-essential skill. Whether you're balancing at traffic lights, or, just riding really slowly up a climb like Lasty, this one will be useful. Again, we have some detailed tutorials on this – search "trackstand gcn" for more.

01:55 #5 Picking up objects
Picking up objects is not an essential skill, but, again, practicing this one will help you to move on your riding, particularly one handed.

Got a favourite cycling skill? Should we make a part 2? Tell us in the comments and we'll set Chris a few challenges.

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