Study aims to lead to greater understanding of risks

A master’s student from King’s College London is seeking the views of cyclists in the capital as part of a research project that seeks to analyse the behaviour of the city’s bike riders and study their perception of safety while on their bicycles and the risk of air pollution.

It is hoped that the research will lead to an improved understanding of how to deal with public concerns about air quality and health.

Cyclists aged 18 and above who live or work in London are being sought to participate in an anonymous survey that should take no more than 15 minutes to complete, and which can be found here.

The survey has been publicised by the London Cycling Campaign, whose communications officer Mike Cavenett said: "Government must deal better with London's air poliution problem.

"It's a shame some cyclists feel they have to compensate for inadequate legislation and enforcement by wearing masks."

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.