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Cyclists, Do You Draft? [Headlines]

Is riding closely behind another cyclist to save energy poor etiquette?

Caroline Ku
  • 25 august 2011

This is a blog post which is unapologetically slimline in scope. I want to canvass views on a relatively minor point of cycling etiquette which nonetheless fascinates me: where do you stand on drafting?

By drafting, I mean the practice of riding in the slipstream close behind someone’s rear wheel, thus greatly reducing the effort you need to expend keeping at their speed. If you’re riding in the middle of a big group this can, supposedly, save you up to 40% in energy. Even behind one other cyclist it makes a very noticeable difference. Peter Walker/The Guardian.

Image by TimothyJ via Flickr.

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