Friday, 4 October 2013

Ladies be careful when cycling!!

Happy Friday.

Well done, we have made it.  It is Friday and the weekend is here!

I was on the bus the other day and I was watching a cyclist dice with their life on the Fulham Road. I have also watched while they jump the lights and nearly get taken out by an on coming car.  It terrifies me.

I know that a lot of you cycle to and fro from work so I have had a look for some tips for you whilst on the crazy roads of London.

Have a wonderful weekend and see you next week.


Miss Jones xx

Never cycle up the left-hand side of a lorry or bus

You may have heard it before, but people still don’t know or don’t stick to this rule. The only exception is if you are absolutely certain the junction you are approaching has no left turn.

Take the lane

Hugging the kerb means weaving in and out of parked cars and around drains. Stay a car door’s width from the kerb or any parked cars. If there’s not enough space for a car to overtake you safely, don’t let it.

Make eye contact

The best way to make sure a driver has seen you is to look them in the eye and see their recognition — so look behind you as you manoeuvre. When in a vulnerable position, I like to draw attention to myself. I wave to truck drivers behind me at lights.

Cycle lanes are not mandatory

If a left-hand cycle or feeder lane is going to put you in a dangerous position (eg on the side of an HGV at lights), don’t use it — and don’t let any driver tell you that you must.

Get training

All these lessons and more from a professional will give you the confidence to stand your ground on the road. Book training for free or at low cost through

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