At least in the case of the riders they’re somewhat supported by the bike they’re riding, their partners in the sidecar have to make do with a small platform to stand on while clinging onto a crossbar.
It’s incredible! But perhaps the most surprising thing is that none of them look to be falling off. The way they’re throwing themselves around the bike and hanging it round corners looks like a recipe for disaster, but it just goes to show the skill and strength these riders have.
Skill, strength, and a huge amount of bravery. These races kick off from a group standing start. That’s 20 or so bikes all tearing away from the starting gate, clipping wheels and all sorts as they jockey for position. It’s crazy. But we love it.
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