Video: Rochelle Gilmore’s roller-riding tips and tricks

Wiggle-Honda rider-manager shows off roller prowess

by John Stevenson   August 9, 2013  

Rochelle Gilmore roller trick

Rider-manager of the Wiggle-Honda team Rochelle Gilmore is rather adept on rollers as this video shows.

We’re pretty sure trying this would see most of us on the floor in a tangle of bike, limbs and spare tyre, though many YouTube commenters say it’s absolutely easy and any of them could do it blindfolded with their hands tied behind their backs, if they could be bothered take a break from wrestling tigers and rescuing babies from burning buildings to do something that pointless.

On a more practical note, here's Ms Gilmore again with five top tips on how to ride rollers, covering how to get on and off them, how to stay smooth and steady while riding them, and a good beginner session for riders new to roller training.

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Rollers are brilliant until you get over-excited watching Cav sprint at the end of a Tour stage, and end up tangled on the floor wondering whether he won or not...

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posted by Goldfever4 [165 posts]
9th August 2013 - 14:43

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she makes it look far too easy, trust me it ain't lol, min 4 or 5 hrs to get half as good as that

posted by billyman [122 posts]
9th August 2013 - 16:00

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Goldfever4 wrote:
Rollers are brilliant until you get over-excited watching Cav sprint at the end of a Tour stage, and end up tangled on the floor wondering whether he won or not...

Or start leaning round corners when watching some fast alpine descents Crying

posted by Lifer [17 posts]
9th August 2013 - 16:05

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I'd have been more impressed if she'd swapped the tubulars over on the rear wheel Wink

..and the person that tried this first probably ended up in a twisted heap of bike and limbs on the floor, particular if the tub got trapped between the front tyre and the fork crown!

Make mine an Italian with Campagnolo on the side

posted by monty dog [358 posts]
9th August 2013 - 19:42

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That's not your rear brake, unless you're a crazy italian Smile

"I can't believe I ate the whole thing..."

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posted by Cooks [478 posts]
10th August 2013 - 12:36

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Got to admit I feel a bit let down, I was hoping she was going to bunny hop through the tyre!

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posted by themartincox [319 posts]
12th August 2013 - 5:34

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