Andrew Young, 40, became embroiled in an argument with Victor Ibitoye after he had told him that cycling on the pavement was dangerous. The cyclist rode off but moments later his friend, Lewis Gill, approached Mr Young and punched him in the face without provocation. Callous thug Gill, 20, is then seen to walk away but not before looking back to see his victim lying motionless on the ground. The attack happened in a busy shopping area of Bournemouth, Dorset, in broad daylight and several passersby rushed to Mr Young’s aid. Dorset Police Mr Young, who suffered from Asperger’s Syndrome, was rushed to hospital where he died the following day from head injuries with his mother at his bedside. Gill pleaded guilty to a charge of manslaughter and was jailed for four-and-a-half years.
Drivers vs cyclists: study reveals North West commuter anger
The council has launched a new safety campaign Image: West Midlands Police Get Daily updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingSee our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email In response to Julie Trollope Letters, February 1 , although technically she is correct that it is illegal to ride on footways, the Home Office has issued guidance that people should not be prosecuted for doing so.
Bath roads are exceptionally hostile to cycling, as demonstrated by only one per cent of children cycling to school and over 40 per cent being dropped off by car. The council has spent decades prioritising on-street parking over the provision of good protected cycle routes that would enable many people to take up cycling.
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Chris King Journalist at the Guardian and writer A lot of people seem to have a problem with cyclists. Under this Mail Online article, a commenter says “cyclists in London in the main are brain dead”. While it would be foolish to judge the mood of the nation by the hyperbolic standards of Mail Online, bicycle users also attract opprobrium from less hysterical quarters. I am a regular commuter by bicycle and I ride at weekends. But I am also a frequent driver in London and I have experienced the disconcerting feeling of being behind the wheel and seeing a bicycle appear out of nowhere.
I recently watched a cyclist make for a tiny gap on the right-hand side of a coach trying to pass a lorry; when it swerved back into his path, he narrowly avoided being hit. I imagine the cumulative effect on a driver of dealing with cyclists rapidly changing position is a buildup of enmity and mistrust. But some drivers take their annoyance out on law-abiding cyclists, who I believe are the majority. A van driver recently sped up behind me as I approached traffic lights, revved his engine and sped past me so closely as to almost fell me.
Presumably this aggression was justified for him because I am a cyclist. In the past, I have at times felt almost forced off the road by taxis and buses leaving far too little space and overtaking irresponsibly. I was also once knocked down by a driver who didn’t look and admitted so.
Motorists passing too close to cyclists targeted in police road safety operation
Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Get daily updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingSee our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Cambridge cyclists have been caught on camera jumping red lights on Hills Road. It comes after Cambridgeshire Live reported the Government is considering introducing a new death by dangerous cycling offence. The laws are being proposed by the Government after year-old mother-of-two Kim Briggs was knocked over and killed in London by a bicycle courier in February Charlie Alliston, then 18, was travelling at 18mph on a fixed-wheel track bike with no front brakes when the deadly crash happened.
Read More He was sentenced to 18 months in jail after being found guilty of causing bodily harm by “wanton and furious driving”. Ms Briggs’ widower Matthew also supports the proposed new laws.
A NEW Forest MP has launched an attack on “rogue” cyclists after claiming those without bells are putting pedestrians at risk. In a statement given in the House of Commons, Dr Julian Lewis.
The Yorkshire Post says: Rules of the road. Cycling and driving in tandem How can the region’s roads be made safer for motorists and cyclists alike? High-profile events have helped to establish the county on the international sporting map — and more riders of all ages and abilities now recognise the health benefits of regular exercise. Even though road safety is paramount at all times, there were genuine fears that this decision would have set a dangerous precedent and seen riders banned from other A-roads and effectively forced off the road.
Yet, while it is welcome that Highways England is going to develop more cycling and safety improvements along the road, this controversy is another reminder about reflecting the needs of bicycle riders when upgrading existing roads and building new routes.
140th Anniversary Weekend
Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Get Daily updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingSee our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Three friends are gearing up for a daunting cycle ride from Blundell Park to Wembley Stadium and back again in memory of a friend who died of cancer. Lawrence Matthews, Harry Dunk and Jacob Robertson will be setting off from Grimsby Town’s stadium in October to raise money for Clic Sargent, although none have cycled seriously before.
Clic Sargent helps people aged 16 to 24 who are diagnosed with cancer, like their friend Oliver Turner, who died from lymphoma. Lawrence Matthews, who is to cycle with his friends from Blundell Park to Wembley and back to raise money for Clic Sargent “He was such a wonderful young man, with a huge heart that cared for everybody and literally never showed weakness throughout his life.
He was diagnosed in February of that year but the cancer proved too aggressive.
Dating; InYourArea The Highway Code says cyclists must obey the same rules of the road as drivers and only mentions dual carriageways to warn cyclists to find a safe gap and cross carefully.
Share this article Share ‘Even though there is a cycling lane there are no requirements for them to stay in the cycling lane,’ Sergeant Buckley said. The footage begins with Mr Dennis beeping his horn at the riders, who have consumed the entire street. They seem undaunted by his request for them to move over, with some pointing at speed limit signs and others holding their hands up questioning his intent. A cycling lane on the right side of the road appears to have an arrow pointing in the opposite direction, but it still remains empty and with sufficient space for the group to move into.
Mr Dennis continues to lightly tap his horn, but the riders, still riding three abreast, do not move over. Eventually the road becomes two-way, and another cycling lane opens up on the left of the road. However, only half of the group immediately enter the lane Eventually the road becomes two-way, and another cycling lane opens up on the left of the road. However, only half of the group immediately enter the lane.
Proportion of journeys made by cyclists in Greenwich has dropped
Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Get daily updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email A major new roads initiative has been launched in Solihull to allow cyclists to cross the street as safely as pedestrians.
The project was completed in partnership with Balfour Beatty and schools will also be given information about the new crossings. Cyclists and pedestrians Before you cycle or cross the road at a parallel crossing, always stop before the kerb. Wait until the traffic has stopped from both directions or that the road is clear before crossing.
road cc) “Britain’s oldest bike” – dating from – found in barn in Home CountiesSimon MacMichael January 21 Hobby Horse (picture via The Courtyard Coffee House and Penny Farthing Museum on Facebook).jpg What is thought to be Britain’s oldest bike, dating from , is now in the collection of the Penny Farthing Museum.
David Mundell meets Lockerbie commemoration cyclists in New York Menu David Mundell meets Lockerbie commemoration cyclists in New York Press Association 0 comments The Scottish Secretary has met cyclists on the final stage of their journey from Lockerbie to Syracuse in the United States as the 30th anniversary of the bombing approaches. Pan Am flight was on its way from London to New York when it exploded above Lockerbie on the evening of December 21, , killing people on board and 11 people on the ground.
David Mundell is in the United States to visit Syracuse University which lost 35 students in the atrocity in , and to take part in the annual remembrance week at the institution. He was in New York on Tuesday to wave off a group of five charity cyclists on the third and final stage of their 3, mile journey from Lockerbie to Syracuse to remember those who died. The first stage of the journey involved local pupils riding exercise bikes or their own bike at school, while the second stage saw more than people cycle from Lockerbie to Edinburgh on October For the third and final stage the core group of five cyclists travelled to the US to complete the Arlington to Syracuse leg of the journey.
The journey from Lockerbie Academy to Syracuse University in New York state covers 3, miles, with the distance cycled totalling around miles.
GREEN LANES N21 – TEMPORARY RESTRICTION OF CYCLISTS
But what if you are looking for love? We take a look at a speed dating event designed for cyclists. Look Mum No Hands! Single cyclists mounted their bikes and rode around landmarks of London while changing partner every few minutes. The group ended the day by getting a cold beer at the bar after the ride, and getting to know each other better.
Like many of the UK’s cities, Bath has seen a surge in the number of cyclists in recent years. Congestion and the cost of car parking make ditching four wheels in favour of two an increasingly.
Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Get Weekly Politics updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Cycling enthusiasts disappointed by the decision not to build a velodrome in Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games have been told to ‘make a noise’ by the Organising Committee chairman.
Speaking at the announcement of the official venues for the Games on Friday October 19 , chairman John Crabtree said that he was not involved in the decision to host track cycling in London instead of Birmingham. But he also said that he understood the decision not to build a new facility on financial grounds. However, Mr Crabtree also believes that people disappointed with the decision should be out lobbying for a different outcome. He added that, if he were in the shoes of a cyclists wanting a new velodrome built, he would be out lobbying for it.
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According to the map, over the past decade, there have been more accidents involving cyclists across the city. That’s an average of almost one a week. But the map’s data suggests there has been only been one fatality during that period, which happened on Midland Bridge Road. There have been over accidents involving cyclists in the past decade Image: CrashMap The road with the highest concentration of cycle accidents is the A36 Lower Bristol Road, with 56 accidents recorded in the past ten years.
Sir Chris Hoy calls for end to war between cyclists and motorists. The Scottish Olympic champion said there needs to be a change in attitudes.
January 18, 5: Surprisingly however, the research says otherwise. When Norwegian scientists investigated professional road cyclists and looked at the types of overuse injuries suffered over the previous year, some startling facts emerged: Delve deeper and the stats make for interesting reading: So why is lower-back pain so common among cyclists who spend long hours in the saddle? What else could be going on? Well, some research has shown that muscle fatigue may play a role. In one study, scientists demonstrated that when cyclists pedalled to exhaustion, their hamstrings rear thigh and calf muscles became progressively more fatigued as expected.