My wife had an off from her bike this afternoon on the way home. She was shocked, bruised and a bit scraped but otherwise unhurt.
A woman stepped out from in front of the stopped bus my wife was overtaking and the woman looked the wrong way, despite the fact a stream of cyclists had already come past and my wife was at the rear of these other riders.
The UK Government’s annual report on the number of road deaths and injuries shows that in Britain in 2009 2,222 people were killed while, according to police statistics, 24,690 were seriously injured. However, the real figure is estimated to be closer to 80,000 when data from other sources are taken into account.
The CTC have launched their campaign called 'safety in numbers' to encourage more people to cycle because more cyclists=less deaths and serious injury. Apparently. But, what stops people cycling? Are the roads really that unsafe?