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Velodrome Banking

Ever wondered how steep the corners are? The smaller the track, the steeper the banking. A 250 m track banks around 45°, while a 333 m track banks around 32°– If you are asking… This picture is the best image I’ve come across that actually shows it’s steepness. The first time I encountered a velodromeI felt a little nervous, as I had no idea it was that steep! Winter is coming and that means track cycling. Hopefully we will post up some good track/velodrome posts over the coming winter months…

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  • By Dom

    I had my first experience on the Albert-Richter track in cologne/germany a few weeks ago and i felt pretty nervous, too. it’s so impressive, when you enter with your bike and my question wa “how the hell will i make it to the thin blue line?” I felt so scary and thought that I would slip away, if I would go to slow in the corner banks. And so I cycled as if a doberman was right on my back – that’s how I reached the thin blue line!

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    • By Steve Post author

      Hey Dom! Like it. Yes Velodromes are very impressive and the one you rode certainly is. Well done on reaching the Cote d’ Azure! and yes it’s scary.

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