Step 4 – Keep pedalling until just before the root

To keep up your momentum, you’ll need to keep pedalling to the point just before your rear wheel reaches the root. This may only be half a revolution of the cranks or a full revolution at best but it is that last extra little kick which is required to get you over the root. In this instance I can only get in half a stroke and actually end up with my opposite foot forward for the last little hop over the root but without that last kick of the pedals (or a motor) I have no chance of making it.