Learning how to ride no-handed is another skill that looks effortlessly cool when done right, and has lots of practical uses. As with learning to wheelie though, it might seem like everyone knows how – except you.
Don’t panic, here’s Anna Glowinski to talk you through the first steps. It begins with finding a long, smooth, straight road to practise on, then getting up enough speed to keep some stability, and picking a high enough gear that you’ve got something to push against.
Next, shift your body weight as far back over the saddle as you can, sit upright with good posture, and try to gradually get more and more comfortable with the idea of taking your hands off the handlebars. Remember to keep your weight over the saddle, and be prepared to learn the process again for every new bike (and geometry) you climb onto.
Over to Anna to show you how…