How To Build Confidence When Descending On A Road Bike

Published on March 14th 2018


Descending should be one of the great joys of riding a bike. But there are many things than can damage your confidence, and make you dread the top of a climb. Here are a few tips to help you regain your confidence in descending on a road bike. Subscribe to GCN: Register your interest in the GCN Club: Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN shop! If you're not confident on descents, whether that is because of a crash, or simply because you haven't ridden many big descents, you probably won't enjoy what should be one of the absolute best parts of bike riding. With a few tips from Matt and Emma, and a good deal of patience, you'll find yourself seeking out long climbs just so you can drop down the other side! Let us know how you get on with your descending in the comments below 👇 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 Watch more on GCN... Descending made easy 📹 Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / Music: Lush dreams - Andres Bothen Whak - Jack Elphick Yeah cool - Martin Veida