The Draft Effect | How Does Slipstreaming Save Energy Whilst Cycling?

Published on May 2nd 2021


When cycling with other bike riders, drafting can save you loads of energy. Sheltering from the wind on another cyclist's wheel can reduce the amount of power you need to produce by up to 50%! In this video, Ollie breaks out the 'GCN Does Science' glasses and takes a deep dive into the physics of drafting, and how it actually works.

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