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23. Slowing down for junctions

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23. Slowing down for junctions

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23. Slowing down for junctions

The Learners Course covers essential CBT preparation, whilst minimising novice rider stress.

Learners CBT Course

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  • EARLY PREPARATION IS VITAL

    Slowing down early on approach to junctions and hazards is vital. With regards to braking and gear changes, you should aim to be in the correct position, at the correct speed and in the correct gear at all times. 

    This takes practice to perfect, you will make mistakes initially but by keeping your speed down you will reduce the volume of mistakes. This creates more planning and thinking time for you, resulting in safer decisions, greater enjoyment and less stress.

    EARLY PREPARATION IS VITAL
  • STABILITY AND CONTROL

    On approach to the hazard, close the power early to use some engine braking. From a higher speed apply both brakes to slow down and to show a brake light to the vehicles behind. 

    During this important phase change down the gears one at a time to help reduce speed with further engine braking. At about 10-15 mph, the motorcycle should be in second gear. 

    When you are about 2-3 car lengths from the junction transfer to the rear brake only. This method ensures the motorcycle is stable, you will have maximum control and be ready to stop or go when you make your decision. 

    Using the rear brake will give you the ability to stop smoothly and safely, with some steering input if required. However, using the front brake to stop will make the bike dip, causing the bike to be unstable.

    STABILITY AND CONTROL
  • KEY THINGS TO REMEMBER

    • Throttle off when slowing down
    • Use engine braking to help reduce speed
    • Both brakes from high speed to slow speed
    • If there are vehicles behind, show a brake light when losing speed
    • Release front brake and transfer to rear brake 
    • Use slow speed control when close to the junction or hazard
    • Do not use the front brake in a bend or if steering the handlebars

    KEY THINGS TO REMEMBER

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