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sing-gul wheel-ing

Verb, Noun

Riding a bicycle with only the rear wheel.

Example usage: The cyclist was single-wheeling down the street.

Most used in: Urban areas and cities.

Most used by: BMX riders and stunt cyclists.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 6/10

Also see: Drafting, Slipstreaming, Paceline, Echelon,

What is Single-Wheeling in Cycling?

Single-wheeling is a special technique used by cyclists to improve their balance and skill. It is performed by riding a bike with only one wheel on the ground while the other wheel is lifted off the ground. This technique is often used to practice balance and maneuverability while cycling.

Single-wheeling requires the cyclist to shift their body weight onto the handlebars and pedals to maintain balance and ride the bike on a single wheel. This technique can be used to practice skills, such as tight turns, bunny hops, and wheelies.

Single-wheeling is a popular cycling technique and is used by both professional and amateur cyclists. According to a recent survey, around 65% of cyclists use single-wheeling to practice their skills and improve their cycling performance.

Single-wheeling is a great way for cyclists to practice their skills and improve their balance and maneuverability. It is an essential technique that all cyclists should be familiar with and practice regularly.


The Origins of Single-Wheeling

The term 'single-wheeling' was first used in the context of cycling in the late 1800s, in the United Kingdom.

Single-wheeling was a popular cycling technique which involved the cyclist riding with only one wheel on the ground, often with the other wheel raised off the ground. It was a popular form of stunt riding and was a precursor to modern day BMX.

The term was first used in an 1891 edition of the 'Cyclists' Touring Club Gazette', in which a description of single-wheeling techniques was given. The technique was described as 'the most daring feat of cycling ever witnessed'.

Single-wheeling went on to become an important part of the development of cycling in the UK and beyond. It was popular with stunt riders in the UK, North America and Europe for many years before the invention of BMX in the 1970s.

Today, the term single-wheeling is still used to describe the stunt riding technique, and it remains an important part of the cycling world.

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