Four on-bike skills you need to master (video)

Riding no handed, re-energising on the go, holding your line and taking your rain jacket off are all things we need to do on the road - find out the technique here

When you get started in the world of cycling it can be daunting to remove one hand from the handlebars, let alone both of them at the same time.

Riding no-handed is a good skill to master as it can allow you to remove clothing and reach for food and drink from your back pockets.

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But you don’t have to take both hands off the bars to eat and drink on the bike, so it’s important to have your nutrition in a place that you can reach it easily without rummaging around for too long.

Riding no handed requires a good, strong core to do for any decent period of time. Make sure you relax your body and gently shift your weight from side to side to keep your balance.

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Once you’ve mastered that art you can learn to take your rain jacket off while on the move. Unzipping it and peeling it off while riding no handed is just as tricky as it looks, but keep your body relaxed and make sure the arms of your jacket don’t get wrapped up in your back wheel.