Better braking helps you to ride faster. Don't just get better at braking though; here's how to perfect your braking.
Braking is arguably the most important cycling skill to have. Getting better at braking won't just help you to stop faster, it'll also allow you to gain seconds through corners, down descents and ride with more confidence in a bunch.
This series is all about perfecting, though, so don't just aim to get better; get out, session some sessions and see how these different braking strategies can enable you to carry more speed and rider more safely.