If you want to know how to improve cycling speed you will need to add different tempos and techniuqes to your training, rather than simply pedalling out as many miles as possible as quickly as you can. This will improve your overall technique, speed and endurance in the long run. But how do you go about achieving greater speeds?
- Interval, sprint and tempo training will all help you pick up cycling speed
- It's vital to pace yourself, ride to your strengths, look at your position on the bike and nail your technique if you want to ride faster
- Work out what you want to be faster at - hills, descent or overall speed
- Cycling Weekly says the biggest thing slowing you down when you cycle is wind resistance. The simplest way to combat this is to slightly lower your body position on the bike. Instead of sitting up straight in the saddle, try lowering your body closer to the bars by bending and tucking in your elbows. You’ll immediately feel a difference
This first video from the Global Cycling Netwok will help you to prepare the body for steep inclines, rapid sprint sections and long endurance sections and provides inspiration from some of the top heroes of the cycling world from track sprinters to BMX and road riders. Using these three training systems you'll be the local Chris Hoy/Vicky Pendleton in no time.
Quick Cycle Training Tips by the Global Cycling Network
Next, the Global Cycling Network is back with five yeah-that-makes-sense tips for speedier cycling. If you follow these simple steps, you'll improve your cycling speed in no time. Watch this video to find out how you can get faster and fitter at the same time.
How to Cycle Faster by the Global Cycling Network
Alternatively, you could just sit back and watch a bunch of people fall off their indoor training equipment. Ouch.