Mountain biking can take you to many places, and some areas are always going to be harder to ride than others. Along with mud, wet tree roots and pea gravel – sand can be pretty hard to master. Whether you’re racing in central Australia, in a beach race, or maybe in the Crocodile Trophy – being able to master sand is very useful. The sand on stage one of the Cape EPic in 2013 (above) proved very difficult – even for the world’s best.
Practice these tips on some sandy trails near you, and you should be getting through sand traps with relative ease.