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Portishead cycle club fits cameras to bikes to protect from 'dangerous' drivers


Just seen this:


Portishead Cycling Club - one of the largest in the area - has purchased ‘multiple sets’ of cycle mounted cameras to use while out on rides.

As well as protecting riders against dangerous drivers the cameras will be used to educate and hold their own cyclists to account when out on the road.

The cameras will be in operation on all club rides.

The cycling club has been working closely with Avon and Somerset Police’s Road Policing Unit as part of its ongoing work addressing the vulnerability of those on two wheels.

In the first six months of 2021 of such work, the force received 1,484 camera uploads with evidence of road related offences.

This resulted in 1,667 warning and prosecution letters being issued.

Following a trial period Portishead Cycling Club made a successful application to the Police Community Trust for a grant to purchase a number of front and rear camera light sets.

I'm curious as to which cameras they got as it's not mentioned in the article - any Portisheadians here?

(Also, what's the best route from Portishead to Bristol as I've got a gaming friend that lives there and I may end up cycling late at night back from Portishead and the Portbury 100 could be scary at night)

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