How do bikes stay up?

Ever since I was a kid I wondered how bikes could stay balanced, even without the rider. We often used to do “ghosty” races where we’d roll our bikes down the hill by themselves and seeing which one went the farthest before toppling over. I always thought it was the spinning wheels that kept the bike stable, but as this interesting video shows, it’s actually a combination of things. Enjoy!

Round the world cyclist, mountain bike racer, engineer and all round bike geek, Simon Evans clearly loves all things BIKE.

Simon worked as a Structural Engineer in Cambridge for a number of years before setting off on an 18 month, 30,000km cycle around the world, testing his bike, body and mind to the limit and giving a wealth of wonderful experiences.

Coming home in 2010, he wanted to combine his engineering with his love of bikes to create a better and more sustainable bike for kids. In 2015 he launched LittleBig bikes which have now been sold to 77 countries around the world giving thousands of kids the best start on two wheels.

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