Use both front and rear brakes when stopping. We assume this is not a panic stop, so as you near your final stopping point, gradually release pressure on the front brake. This will prevent the front wheel from awkwardly tucking and tipping the bike off balance.
Look at where you want to stop, but don’t stare at the spot on the ground or you will lose your balance. Keep your head up for balance like a tight-rope walker.
4 Where to stop
Choose a flat, solid surface to stop where you can put your foot down without slipping. At traffic lights, aim for the rectangular cutting in the ground as this is the wire inductor loop that detects a vehicle and trips the lights. Try to stop right over the longitudinal cut for the best effect and detection.
5 Left foot only
As you are about to stop, slowly move your left foot off the peg and place it on the ground as you finally stop, not before, or you will have to shuffle your foot and could lose your footing.