British Cycling have a new video that shows you the right way to move forward in a bunch. It has been produced to support its Racesmart campaign to promote responsible racing.
This video, presented by former pro Matt Stephens, is designed to ensure you safely and successfully get in the right place at the right time so that you can get a good race result.
It tells you the most efficient way to get from the back of the bunch to a better position towards the front, and advises you on making the most of opportunities to move up by exploiting the errors and fatigue of other riders.
The video also goes into tactics to cope with winds and making the most of descents, and covers how to choose the right time to make your move and get to the front when it really matters.
Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.