Pil­lion per­fec­tion

A happy pas­sen­ger is a fu­ture biker

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Be­fore you go…

Ex­plain how the bike will feel dur­ing cor­ner­ing, brak­ing and ac­cel­er­a­tion. Give them a way of let­ting you know that they want to stop, such as a tap on your shoul­der.

All aboard

Have the bike on it on its side­stand with you al­ready on and lean­ing to­wards the left. The pil­lion should stand on the left-hand peg and swing their right leg over the sad­dle.

Keep it smooth

Smooth in­puts are the or­der of the day, so be as­sertive but not ag­gres­sive with your brak­ing, throt­tle and gearshifts. You may need to brake ear­lier than usual.

Game over

When the ride’s over, your pil­lion should dis­mount in the same way as they got on. Have a chat to see how they en­joyed it and you might have found a new rid­ing con­vert.

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