Everyone (I hope) knows what a paceline is, right? If not, here is a paceline drill from a past OCD to introduce your riders to real pacelines. They are a great way to simulate outdoor riding.
A reverse paceline is simply going the opposite way; instead of dropping back after taking a pull at the front, you move from the back of the line to the front, requiring that you push harder and pedal faster to reach there. For that reason, this cycling drill can be even harder than a regular paceline.
You can use this drill as a fun game in your classes. In fact, it is a type of “fartlek” training, which is a Swedish word for “speedplay.” Fartleks are unstructured, haphazard intervals.
When we are in a studio riding stationary bikes that don’t go anywhere, drills like this always come down to using creative visualization to set the scene for your riders.
Here is the visual I like to describe for my class.