emmelinemay: (Faster)
I was going to update about my journey to work, with another rant about my fellow cyclists, then realised that's almost all I ever talk about these days.

Seeing as I have a lot to say on the subject, I thought maybe I should make a bike blog, to rant over there.

Whether anyone will read it or not is another matter, but [livejournal.com profile] 2wheelsbetter is there, should anyone be interested in my rantings and ravings about WVM, bad drivers, and terrible cyclists.

Expect swearing, and equal opportunity hating.
emmelinemay: (Bike)
I got hit by a car this morning.

Sort of. )
emmelinemay: (Bike)
Bicyclists who wear protective helmets are more likely to be struck by passing vehicles, new research suggests.

and what i think is the crux of the matter...
Most adult cyclists know what it is like to drive a car, but relatively few motorists ride bicycles in traffic, and so don’t know the issues cyclists face.

There should definitely be more information on the needs of other road users when people learn to drive, and practical experience would be even better.


and this made me laugh -

To test another theory, Dr Walker donned a long wig to see whether there was any difference in passing distance when drivers thought they were overtaking what appeared to be a female cyclist.

Whilst wearing the wig, drivers gave him an average of 14 centimetres (5.5 inches) more space when passing.

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