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All I wanted to do this time was get a photo as an example. That was much easier said than done.
I had found what I thought would be a great example, but when you take the photo, it just never seems as vivid as it does when you are riding along. The other issue was that it was in the opposite direction to where I have been riding all week.

Today I took time out from the Royal Wedding, not that it was that difficult to take advantage of empty roads, and try and track down a good example.
So, here we go.

In this photo I have positioned myself just to the left of the centre line, mimicking a bad position to be. This reflects the position adopted with the red line in Part 1.
On first look, it just looks like a gentle sweeping curve to the right.
For the observant of you, you may have noticed that the road sign on the left warns of a minor road joining to the left, at about the apex of the corner.
From our current position, there is no visibility of a road joining.
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In this picture, I am positioned right over to the left, mimicking the good position. This reflects the position adopted by the green line in Part 1.
In real terms, I have moved about 5 foot to the left from the first position.

Now, we can clearly see the road joining from the left. The junctions is about 20 foot wide, and my bike is parked on some gravel on the far side.

Taking this position has significantly increased visibility as we go into the corner.
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So, from the above you be able to clearly see how much difference optimising your positioning can make to visibility of hazards.
The junction in the example above could be the classic “tractor pulling out”, or a horse as also warned of by a sign.
Either way, keeping to the left has again lessened the apparent severity of the corner, straightening it out a bit.

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