This week’s Ask the Expert is about the foot position during the pedal stroke. Does the toe push down, or does the heel push down? Both Tom Scotto and Jennifer Sage provide advice on how to cue a proper foot position with your students.
ICA member Dan asked a great question about heel and toe position during the pedal stroke:
Last week I did a ride undercover…I have been instructing for 5 years and the instructor was babbling and kind of confused me. Here is my issue: I am very secure with the four pedal quadrants, but I was unsure of what the experts would recommend as far as either pointing the toe while pedaling or dropping the heel? I know it is important to put some pressure under your feet and feel the road, but what about heel and toe position…thanks.
I turned to Tom Scotto to help me answer the question and this is what he said: