The classics are coming, are you doing a sportive with cobbles in? Here are my top tips about rising on cobbles.
There are a few important factors about riding on cobbles that you will benefit from if you can do them.
The first is pick your line. There is a massive difference between the smooth line and the none smooth line. But it's not so simple. Sometimes there is a smooth edge to the cobbles that is only very narrow. This will be easier to ride on BUT if everyone is fighting for that line it can be dangerous and slow you down. It also means you can't see what's coming up on the edge, things like pot wholes or if riders fall off the edge this will also slow you down and when you lose momentum it is hard to get back on cobbles. Sometimes it might be better to pick the centre of the cobbles and ride straight down them. You just need to be aware of the hazards.