Large Figure 8s

Drills – Stage 2: Large Figure 8s

Figure 8 drills have many variations and are one of the best and hardest drills to do in my opinion.

Once you have done the 4m radius circles in the stage 1:circles post you are ready for figure 8s. This set up basically makes 2 corners with a transition area in between, so the drill is all about transitioning and setting up the corner.

What do you need?

Bike, bike gear, paved / tarmac area around 10m x 20m or larger.

Other useful things?

Phone & tripod, chalk, tape measure, camping chair, water, snack, lots of patience.

What do you do?

Draw 2 connecting circles of 4m radius with a slightly larger circle each circle. Try to ride within the lines. The main difference in this drill to the circle drill is that you are transitioning from one side to the other, applying throttle at the “apex” of the circle until past the transition area.