Silly Cyclists back with another fantastic episode. Show notes are below:
10 – Ninja cyclists are had to see in the dark. Make sure you have lights and spare lights on your bike for when it’s dark. This helps other road users see you well in advance and plan there overtakes properly.
9 – Cyclists just hanging around on the corner of a junction, could have caused a seriously collision if a motorist was behind. The road is not a playground, behave as other road users would expect you to behave.
8 – Cyclist rides across a junction with moving traffic and forcing it to stop. Cross junctions when you have a green light or via a crossing when it is clear to go. Going across a junction in this fashion could cause a collision
7 – Cyclist cuts a corner in front of a motorist, potentially very dangerous, two wheeled vehicles can take corners much tighter than 4 wheeled. Take care not to cross lanes whilst taking corners or you could end up under the wheels of a car.
6 – Treat shared use paths as if they were roads, if there is an obstruction on your side of the path, wait till it is clear on the other side before passing.
5 – When filtering through large vehicles watch for traffic moving ahead, this will be a good clue as to what the large vehicle is about to do next. Filtering between two of them without getting eye contact with the driver is a bad idea, they could easily crush you.
4 – Cyclist makes a turn without previously looking what is behind him or indicating, almost colliding into another cyclist. Make sure you look and clearly indicating your intentions!
3 – Cyclist passes with only inches to spare, a collision in these sort of situations will bring down many cyclists, make sure you leave plenty of room!
2 – Cyclist is riding on the pavement and then goes into the back of another cyclist. Make sure you watch the road ahead and keep an eye on when other road users are stopping.
1 – A cyclist so determined to go through the red lights that he is actually pushing past people. This must be the silliest cyclist we have seen to date!