I have been a commuter cyclist in London for over 10 years. There is a myth that cycling is really dangerous. In 2014, 64 per cent of people surveyed by the UK’s Department of Transport said they believed it was too dangerous for them to cycle on the road. I don't agree, whilst it can be dangerous, mile by mile, people in the UK are actually more likely to die walking than cycling, according to figures from the Department for Transport. For every billion miles cycled last year, 30.9 cyclists were killed, while 35.8 pedestrians were killed for every billion miles walked.
These are some of the areas to watch out for, the top causes of danger and incidents when urban cycling. If you are at least aware of these specific problem points, you are much more likely to be safe on your bike.
Here is a summary of the top 7 dangers to consider to radically increase your safety when cycling on the road.
Read the whole article HERE on our blog. Do you agree with these? we'd love to hear what you think!
- White vans and parked vehicles
- Mamils (& other cyclists)
- Your own bike maintenance
- Cycling with headphones