Film students from the University of Westminster have produced a video looking at the current state of cycling in the capital.
Presented by Rachel Mullins, the 15-minute film looks at how campaigners such as Donnachadh McCarthy of Stop Killing Cyclists are fighting to make the city’s streets safer for those on two wheels.
Last month, the group organised a protest on Oxford Street followed by a die-in at Marble Arch, and she also takes part in one of the monthly Critical Mass rides, and visits Amsterdam to find out about the Dutch approach to bicycles.
Mullins also interviews the mayor’s cycling commissioner, Andrew Gilligan, to find out about the inititaives Transport for London is taking to improve infrastructure for cyclists.
The film is a third year project also involving producer Nathan Visick and director Paul Bassett, with Victoria Moseley acting as assistant producer and looking after sound, and Rosy Bell on camera.
Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.