Top 5 Tips For Cornering In The Wet | GCN's Pro Cycling Tips

Published on October 4th 2017


Need some help keeping it rubber-side down in the rain? Here Si Richardson gives you his top tips to improve your handling in the wet. Subscribe to GCN: Register your interest in the GCN Club: Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN shop! Tyre pressure: running lower pressures in the rain will increase the amount of grip, as the surface area of the tyre in contact with the road will increase. Tyre compound and width: tyre compounds differ greatly with regards to their ability to grip in the wet. Wider tyres will give you a greater contact patch than a narrow tyre, and as they allow you to run lower pressures, this effect is amplified further Avoid drain covers and white lines: Grip on metal drain covers and white lines will be basically non-existent in the wet, so avoid them where possible. If you can’t, then momentarily straighten the bike up while you cross them. Braking: Braking quite simply takes longer in the wet. Make sure you always start braking a little earlier than you would in the dry. This is even more important as braking while turning in the wet is a sure fire way to get acquainted with the tarmac! Give yourself more room: If you’re riding in a group in the wet, just back off the rider in front a little bit. That way, if anything goes wrong with them, you’ll have a bit more time to react. If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 Watch more on GCN... Tips for wet weather cycling 👉 📹 What to wear when its wet ☔️ 📹 Photos: © Bettiniphoto / & ©Tim De Waele / Music: Beer Beards and Barbecue 2 - Victor Olsson It's Voodoo - Christian Nanzell Brooklyn Flava - Mattias Andreasson