Cycle lanes don’t keep us safe

It has been said countless times that painted cycle lanes on the side of the roads don’t keep us safe. Despite this, our cycling facilities seem to be made up of mostly this, painted cycle lanes on the side of the road. The magic paint lines obviously don’t keep other, much harder and faster vehicles… More Cycle lanes don’t keep us safe

What are we missing?

The Times #cyclesafe campaign has taken off massively over the past weeks. With support from sporting stars, politicians, huge companies and thousands of people. The campaign raises similar points to other campaigns, touching on topics such as trixie¬†mirrors, issues with large vehicles, re-design of junctions and speed limits. The difference so far is that it… More What are we missing?

Be careful on those corners

Tonight is the second time this year that I’ve come off my bicycle because of oily or icy roads. It’s hard to see both and taking a corner a little too fast and a little too aggressively, will result in you losing traction and hitting the ground. I can tell you it hurts very much.… More Be careful on those corners

TFL Reviewing Priority Junctions

Yesterday I got a press release from TFL stating the priority junctions they will be looking into as part of the cycle safety review. Read the press release here > I recall raising issues with regards to CS7 and several of the junctions, I wasn’t the only one. Oval, Stockwell and the left turn down… More TFL Reviewing Priority Junctions

The Times – Save our Cyclists

Yesterday The Times launched a campaign to make cycling in cities across England safer after one of the Times’ reports was struck by a lorry only yards away from her workplace in November last year, she has been a comma since. I was asked to give my opinion on current road conditions for cyclists, and… More The Times – Save our Cyclists