^ seems like they'll eventually have arrows pointing across with a pic of mum holding kids hand... then more arrows going around the bike with cars beneath those, and then biiiig wiiiide arrows with lorry and bus pictures.
Yeah, what we need is more paint.
"The excuses of not seeing cyclists seem to be too readily accepted by the police and the CPS so there isn't a prosecution when there should be. Judges should be handing down stiffer sentences and prosecutors should be more ambitious in the choice of charges and the decision to prosecute,"
Anyone catch the painful interview on 5 live breakfast yesterday? Nicky Campbell and Sheila somebody straight in with Red Light jumping...
Must remember to re tune after weekend sporting events...
Should have done a better risk assessment
really nervous, love of karaoke, good table manners but not this girl's cup of tea...sounds like a cycling instructor. I wonder how many bottles of merlot he went through when he got home.
Also, he looks waaaaaayyyyyy older than 22.
I love that they photographed him looking over his shoulder.
"Go on, do something you would do at work. No, not a road survey, something else"
Where the picture is in the middle of a normal lane (rather than a narrow bike lane) it helps legitimise that riding position and lets drivers know to expect cyclists in the middle of the lane. It helps minimise conflict
HA! Try riding on Old Ford Road over the bridge on (next to Victoria Park). Pictures of bikes or not the some of the drivers that way are lunatics. Over taking on bends before the apex of the (slight) hill?!
Needs pictures of cars painted in the oncoming lane so drivers could expect them.
Got a heads up about this. :-)
Do you know him? The sainted Emilia had her turn a few months ago.
Isn't that old? did the Daily Mail managed to do a repost?
I thoguht the same. It's a follow on... basically 'cos the centrally produced one was scrapped due to criticisim, each force has written it's own - with various oddities in which the Hate and it's readers are picking apart. I'm in the middle, think it's a bit daft, but also understand it is necessary for them to cover their asses.
‘Most people learn the basics of riding a bike by the time they are seven and you tend not to forget.’
Tory MP in rentaquote shock.
Cycle straight at me!’ he calls. Gulping slightly, I gun the pedals on my sit up and beg Dutch monster and, thanks to a brisk following wind, soon accelerate to a giddy 6 or possibly even 7 mph, and head for his kneecaps.
Only when my front wheel is a hairsbreadth away does he call ‘stop!’. Shutting my eyes and clenching my brakes with all the power my fingers can muster, I do.
It’s a near miss, I discover with relief, when I’m brave enough to look again.
Having proved conclusively that I will never make a gangland contract killer, I’m now a nervous wreck. Rob, on the other hand, is totally unfazed.
ahh the emergency stop drill
^ nice, I used to really enjoy that bit when it was the turn of the kid that you just knew had no intention of stopping...
not exactly cycle training, but did a bit on BBC Radio MCR today promoting the big pedal: www.thebigpedal.org.uk
Discussion on Womens cycling on R4 just now, they finished briefly discussing the issue of female cycling fatalities and difference between male / female riding in traffic.
Edit... now a piece on the "Manopause". Testosterone Gel anyone?
http://www.lfgss.com/thread63446.html will no doubt lead to spin off discussions on cycle training.
They're discussing cycling on r4 right now, with that lady MP - the one with the agenda about cyclists killing pedestrians - arguing for not just more cycling, but more safer cycling
Bens on it
Have you considered cycle training him?
Just done an interview for BBC's See Hear on Cycle Training and deafness in general.
went very well, a bit worried about them asking me why I don't have a helmet and I said my risk assessment, riding around town/commute to work isn't risky enough to required a helmet.
I did says that when I go MTBing, I use a helmet because I have a higher risk of falling off.
Nice one Ed!
Tell us when to listen or iplay it.
good on you Ed.
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