This week has seen the Department for Transport (DfT) publish a literature review on how the UK’s road infrastructure influences cycling casualties. The DfT asked the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) to undertake the review that looks at how cycle accidents happen and can be reduced.
It had to happen I guess. Having praised bus drivers yesterday for being considerate road users, today reveals, albeit, probably one loose cannon, a story of bus driver driving into cyclists.
Authorities in Dubai are claiming a shape decline in the number of fatal accidents involving cyclists. This is not due to any road safety measures put in by the local government there but is in fact due to the confiscation of 8,600 bicycles by traffic police for offences.
In all the debate about cyclists’ deaths caused by collisions with lorries it is easy to forget that buses given their size are also a major threat to cyclists. Bus drivers tend to be more cautious in general and have a lower seat position to drive and view from but like a lorry driver they have to be aware of blind spots and cyclists who unfortunately decide to undertake them.
As anyone who has done a treasure/scavenger hunt in their life will testify they are extremely a fun thing to do. Therefore it is no surprise, a clever marketing person would come up with a campaign that introduces elements of a scavenger hunt to promote a brand.
Well it appears our little round-up of cycling related bite sized goodies was a hit judging by the number of page visits last week. We hope the round-up helps bring a smile to your face this weekend. Let’s get started.
I must admit when I first saw this video (see below), I wondered if there was a new fad to put wacky designs on the spokes of your bike wheels. How wrong I was.
Today we have a guest blog from self-confessed BMX fan Laura Ginn. Laura writes here on why the re-emergence in the appeal of the BMX bike could be just the ticket to tackle childhood obesity. Laura is the editor of Extreme Sports X, an online site that features articles and news stories about bikes and extreme sports.
On December 2, five men will be hopping on their bikes to take part in a three-day charity ride from Liverpool to Grimsby. Nothing unusual here, except that these blokes will be doing the rides on Raleigh Chopper bikes and all will be dressed up as Father Christmas.
The Mayor of London has promised to carry out a probe on the operation of Heavy Goods Vehicles in the capital by the construction industry following the recent spate of deaths of cyclists in the capital after lorry collisions.