The dangers facing long distance cyclists in the UK (and it’s the same in many other places too)
Many British cyclists ride from Land’s End to John o’Groats at some time or another. The distance between these two points, from the extreme South West of Cornwall to the extreme North East of Scotland, makes for the longest ride possible within the mainland of Great Britain without turning around. Riding LEJOG has become a sort of rite of passage amongst cyclists.
Borrowed from http://www.aviewfromthecyclepath.com/2013/07/the-dangers-facing-long-distance.html.
I heard on the BBC news today that The number of cyclist killed on UK roads has about doubled in the last year or so. The government is to make investment on education of both cyclists and drivers to try to reduce this rising number.
Be careful out there
- Rugby legend Scott Hastings and wife back campaign to make drivers responsible for road fatalities (dailyrecord.co.uk)
- Rise in number of cyclist deaths (lep.co.uk)
- Rugby legend backs calls for law change to protect cyclists (heraldscotland.com)