The City of London Corporation recently commissioned a report analysing data on collisions resulting in fatalities or serious injuries (KSI – killed or seriously injured). This report highlighted that one of the most common conflicting pairs of road users in the Square Mile were cyclists and pedestrians:
As responsible cyclists we worry about such reports and statistics. Certain tabloid newspapers seem to want to use this information to brand all cyclists as irresponsible. None of us want to cause harm or injury whilst we are using our bikes, regardless of whose ‘fault’ it is, nor do we want to become another statistic ourselves.
Over the coming weeks, we’ll be running a series of blogs about the law relating to brakes, effective brakes and braking techniques. Some of you may already know a lot of this information so perhaps you can share your knowledge with others less bike savvy than you. At the end of the day, we all love cycling and want to see more bikes on the road and improved facilities for cyclists.
In this week’s blog we’re looking at what the law says about bicycle brakes as well as giving you a few tips on checking your stopping power. Read on to help you #BeBrakeReady