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Pedaler en grand braquet – Tour de France zooms through Cambridge!

The Plus team cycling into the office… (Great video by St John's, Cambridge)

No theorems were solved at the Centre of Mathematical Sciences, home of Plus yesterday… Instead everyone was enjoying the Tour de France zooming through Cambridge! Whether it's finding the right gear, attacking the turns or building the perfect track, maths and cycling go together like lycra and shorts!

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Gearing up for gold – how the invention of the chain drive and some simple ratios can give you speed on the flat and power up the hill.


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Leaning into 2012 – why leaning into turns lets you go faster.


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How the velodrome found its form – how maths helped create the iconic curves around this ribbon of track.

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