Beware the rogue bicycles… Petronella Wyatt attacks the cult of cycling after her frail mother was knocked down
Last week I met a friend for coffee. ‘How is your mother?’ she asked. I stared into my latte. ‘Um, she had a serious accident. Her arm is broken.’ ‘Oh, no. What on earth happened?’ ‘She was run down by a bicycle.’
This is all TFL could come up with to encourage people to cycle in London.
not going to lie but it didn’t really have that effect on me.
It reminded me of all the www.ghostbikes.org that are more and more often seen chained up all over London which is very upsetting. The video is an ugly reminder of fellow cyclists that have lost their lives to idiotic drivers.
I took this photo last week as I was cycling on to London Bridge. As I approached i noticed that the whole area was closed off and police were everywhere.
I asked around to find out what happened and what I found out put a little smile on my face.
An inpatient bus driver tried to undertake a cyclist while going round the corner on to London Bridge, obviously this is a stupid thing to do and the bus driver lost control of the bus and mounted the pavement. 11 people were admitted to hospital with minor injuries.
The bus driver blamed the whole incident on the cyclist for being on the road.
The bus driver was prosecuted for dangerous driving.
Thats one less bicycle-hating bus driver on the road!
Any cyclist will have heard the words “Sorry mate, I didn’t see you” at least five times this week already. Bad driving intimidates and harms innocent people. Cyclists and pedestrians are particulary endangered by neglegent or agressive driving because were not encased in a few tonnes of metal every time we set out on the roads.
You’re cycling along, trying to get to work on time, feeling good with your new iPhone app tracking your progress and at some point the inevitable happens. Some clever person has found an incredible parking spot that just so happens to be a bike lane. This usually occurs roughly in the first 10 metres of leaving home.