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The art and science of cycling Lecture

Cycling usually seems self-evident, but did you know that it is in fact a continuous balancing act on an extremely wobbly thing? Bicycle professor dr. Arend Schwab (TU Delft) has a bicycle lab in which he studies the mechanics and dynamics of cycling. He will explain that, when driving a bike, you’re constantly almost falling. Your handlebars are crucial in preventing this. What forces are acting on your bike while riding straight ahead and what happens when you take a turn? For the fast cycling devils among us: what’s the best way to position your body in a curve at high speed? In cooperation with KIVI Students Twente, Newton, Arago and cycling association Klein Verzet, which celebrates its 55th anniversary.

Room: Vrijhof/Amphi


A. Heukels (Anneke)
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