New rider: corner with confidence, part two

Published: 18 December 2009

Now you've read the road ahead to get a good idea of what's in store, it's time to get yourself in the correct position to tackle it.

STAGE TWO

Position: This is making sure that you have moved yourself onto a line that gives you the best view of the road ahead.

That way you’ve got the most time possible to change your plan, to dodge that manhole cover, or even stop if a hazard like a dozy driver pops out from a side turning.

On a righthander your position should be in the left of the lane you’re in, but not so close to the edge that gutters or potholes become a hazard.

On lefthanders that’s towards the centre of the road with the added awareness that if you run wide you will be conflicting with oncoming traffic instead of a grassy verge or pavement.  

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