Published 15 November 2013
Our Friday tip from the British Cycling Insight Zone on descending, comes from Madison-Genesis professional cycling team manager and Tour of Britain stage winner Roger Hammond.
British Cycling members can also access an advanced video guide to descending in a group of riders. Watch the video:
Every Friday, we'll be publishing a tip from the British Cycling Insight Zone, which is the home of training advice from the same experts that helped Sir Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish achieve success.
Next Friday we've got advice on how to train indoors - which for many is an unavoidable but essential element of staying in shape over winter.
Good descending technique is critical when riding and utilising elements of body position, anticipation and line choice will all lead to a smoother ride.