A headwind is the cyclist's bane; a tailwind, however, is always welcome.
And here's a heartwarming video from the United States that shows a dad giving his son a bit of wind assistance with the help of a leafblower.
It was uploaded to YouTube last October by Mark Bundy from Williamsburg, Virginia, and the clip has got renewed traction on social media this week.
Mark has posted a couple of other videos featuring his son, Graham.
Here's one of the poor toddler, looking like a Donald Trump-hued Minion, faceplanting after a chute.
The expression on his brother's face suggests a sense of foreboding.
Happily, he shrugged it off like a pro.
Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.