I’ve given in and bought myself a bike camera ( was £240, now £65).
Pretty much every time I cycle on main roads I get a close pass or somebody racing past you to get through a pedestrian island pinch point, only to pass them a minute later as they sit in traffic.
Worse can be on some of the residential rat runs where you have to take primary position to block people from overtaking you dangerously. You can hear them revving their engine and sitting as close to your back wheel as possible. Even on an eBike riding up hills at 15mph in a 20mph zone you get this behaviour.
Enough is enough.
Sadly Avon and Somerset Police have now provided a dashcam evidence submission page to help get prosecutions.
A sad state of affairs our roads have come to.
Take a look at this short video [language warning].
It’s a woman attempting to cycle along Upper Thames Street, and having to come to a stop as two HGVs barrel past her, at speed. You can actually hear the fear in her voice.
This was of course back in 2011. This section of road looks very different now.
The lane in which the two HGVs thundered past the frightened woman has been replaced by a protected cycleway. The post box where she was forced to come to a halt is visible in the photograph above, with a father and his young son cycling past it, side by side. It’s precisely the same location. There is an HGV in the background of the photograph, but it won’t come anywhere near these two. The contrast is total.
There is a cliché of cycle campaigners being angry, or aggressive. That we froth, won’t…
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