Shorter version of video first released in August will be made into public information film

Remember the video released in  August in which British Cycling policy advisor Chris Boardman teamed up with senior driving instructor Blaine Walsh to urge motorists to give space to cyclists?

Well, there’s some great news about it – the government is making sure that all driving instructors across the country will see a slightly edited version of it, and a shorter cut of the video, called SPACE,  will also become a public information film.

The news was confirmed on Twitter on Thursday evening by Carlton Reid, who made the video.

Reid, executive editor of BikeBiz, author of the book Roads Were Not Built For Cars, and the man behind the website I Pay Road Tax, tweeted:

In response to questions from followers on Twitter, he added:

We’ll have more on this story later on Friday. In the meantime, see here for our original coverage of the video.

- Video: Chris Boardman demonstrating safe overtaking of cyclists

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.