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Reading the corner

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Text appear: “Reading the corner.” – “Information/clues.” 

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Clips of a biker riding his bike on the road as various road signs appear 

Transcript 

Narrator – “We all love cornering, it’s one of the greatest things about riding, but it’s also where the most serious crashes happen. A big part of getting the corner right is being prepared. Eyes up, looking ahead, actively planning how you are going to take it. Let’s look at some of the clues to help you read the corner.” 

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Multiple clips of road signs with various speeds 

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Narrator – “Road signs provide important clues on the type of corner you’re approaching. The more chevrons there are, the tighter the corner.” 

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Road barriers shown as cars drive up and down the road 

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Narrator – “The barriers are there for a reason. It often means others have had close calls, showing the corner might be challenging.” 

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Biker riding his bike on the road from various point of views 

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Narrator – “The more road paint leading into the corner, the more challenging it will be. Scan for poor or slippery surfaces that can affect your cornering.”

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Biker riding on the road as he approaches a rough patch on the road 

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Narrator – “Avoid riding through it if possible. Don’t spend too long looking at it, look where you want to go. Stay calm and trust your bike to handle the conditions. 

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Biker riding his bike on the road from a person point of view 

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Narrator – “Watch the vanishing point. If it’s getting nearer to you, the corner is tightening, so slow down. If it’s moving away, the corner is opening up, and you can accelerate.”