What is half-wheeling?
- Half-wheeling is the jargon used in a cycling group when one cyclist who is supposed to be cycling BESIDE other cycles about a foot or two ahead, especially when both are at the FRONT of the group.
- Half-wheeling makes the cyclist who is slightly behind think that he/she should catch up. Then the half-wheeler pushes on a little bit ahead again. This disrupts the RHYTHM and the pace of the group.
- When a person starts half-wheeling, it is the cyclist in the group who is most tired that suffers most.
- No-one will like you, except maybe your mammy. No-one in the group likes a half-wheeler.
- Someone from behind will SHOUT at you to stop half-wheeling.
- Sometimes it’s unconscious and not deliberate. However, if you are a repeat offender, it’s likely that you just want to prove that you are better / stronger / fitter. But you will not be liked!
- Nobody really cares, but it’s likely connected to the distance of HALF your bike wheel, from centre to edge. (i.e about 2 feet,)