Thursday, 2 August 2012

Safer cycling

There's one single rule you should follow to reduce your chances of being killed on a bicycle.  Never, ever, get trapped on the inside of a bus or lorry in the left hand lane (in the UK).  If you're tempted to go up the inside, don't.  If you do anyway, make sure there's a pavement you can jump onto if the traffic starts moving.

Very sadly, a cyclist was killed yesterday by an olympic bus, because he didn't follow that rule.  Bradley Wiggins may or may not have recommended wearing a helmet, but that would have been irrelevant in this accident.

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