Video: The Key Rules For Tackling Any Type Of Corner – How To Bike with Ben Cathro Episode 8

by | October 22, 2021

 My additional theory on “angulation” is that leaning towards the outside of the turn makes the radius of the turn larger.

If you lean toward the inside of the turn, you are making the turn smaller because your body weight is on a smaller turn than the bike, changing direction faster and causing you to lose grip. If your weight is leaning out, you are making the turn larger.

This is a similar idea to the sensation you get on a merry go round. Start the merry go round on the outside and you are going slow. Move toward the middle, and it feels like it speeds up!

Leaning toward the outside of the turn is the same as being on the outside of the merry go round. You go toward the axis of the spin/turn and you change direction more quickly – losing grip.

When you start in a turn, you are in a large circle, putting torque into the turn. When you move your body toward the middle of the turn, you are making the turn smaller, which makes you lose grip.