The Fundamental Physics of Cycling

In this Course we will discuss the underlying principles of physics in cycling and show the fundamental equation that translates your athlete's effort into speed.



With every movement your athlete makes (and non-movement, for that matter) there are forces acting on their body. This is no different on a bicycle. The intensity of these forces change based on speed, road gradient, tire choices, bike type, as well as many other small factors, but the major forces either help them move forward or work against them to keep them from moving forward.