Condor London Club Championships

Ever wondered which cycling club in London has the fastest legs? Well, here’s your chance to find out!

We are proud to announce that we will be running what would be an exhilarating London Club Championship event this February in association with Condor Cycles at the Peckham Liberal Club. The race format will be team-based – each team will comprise of 4 riders, and at least one rider must be female. 

A series of races will be run to decide who the fastest cycling club in London is:

  • Team Time Trial – The four riders individual times will be added together the team with the fastest time for a combined 1000m distance will continue as the top seeded team.
  • Madison Knockout – A mixed pair will race a knockout competition of Madison races.
  • Win-Outs & Elimination – The two remaining men in the team will race a series of Win-outs (first rider is out, and subsequently wins) and Elimination (last rider is out, and subsequently finishes last) races.

With a food buffet, a roaring crowd and prizes on offer… and to be able to race against your local rivals, what’s not to like? Did we also mention, spectators are *free* to spectate?

With only 16 team entries available, you’d better save the date, and get your team organised and enter below!

Otherwise, make your way down to Peckham and get cheering!


Date: Thursday 8th February 2018

Location: Peckham Liberal Club
                  24 Elm Grove,

Time: 1900 – 2300

Entry: £15 (includes buffet)

Teams of 4 – one team member must be female


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‘Give Space Be Safe’ A Culture Change Starting in the West Midlands

The Road Danger Reduction Forum organised an evening to present an award to the West Midlands Police for well-deserved recognition of their work. I was fortunate enough to be invited to listen to their presentation at the House of Lords recently. It got me thinking about the enormity of the task that the two coppers had set themselves.

The weight of current evidence to shows that cycling as a mode of transport brings many benefits to society.

● People who ride are fitter and healthier, the cost of obesity and physical inactivity to the UK is an enormous £8.2 billion annually

● Motor vehicles contribute massively to air pollution, which kills 40-50,000 people a year

● Each road traffic fatality costs the UK £1.69million .This can only have increased since the linked article was written in 2012

● Transport is the 5th biggest global contributor to greenhouse gasses

● The economic benefits are numerous and fruitful

The current unsustainable increase in traffic needs to be reversed, reducing car use is imperative to so many facets of our lives. Not only is the government failing to prioritise this reduction, they appear to be doing the opposite by encouraging increased car sales as part of their drive for continued economic growth.

Thankfully, there are people like PC Hudson and PC Hodson from the West Midlands Police (WMP) who have both taken action to counter the government’s stance. Their Give Space Be Safe campaign aims to educate and / or prosecute drivers who don’t give bike riders enough space when overtaking them. If a plainclothes officer is passed too closely when cycling, he radios ahead to a team who pull the driver into an area set up to educate them about their dangerous behaviour.

PCs Hudson and Hodson touched upon everything I listed in the opening paragraph as reasons why they started their campaign. They understand that the best way to encourage people to cycle is to enable them to ride their bikes safely. The biggest reason that stops the two thirds of people that want to ride their bikes but don’t, is their own safety. People experience at least one close, life threatening pass a week. The best way to make people safe and increase cycling as a modal share is to build a separate network of segregated cycling lanes: this will take time. The Dutch have been doing this capably for the last 45 years and their reward is a current modal share of around 30% – some 90% of children ride to secondary school – and hugely reduced healthcare costs. Compare this to the UK which has around 2% modal share and the most overweight population in Western Europe. Admirably, the WMP want our kids to be safe when they ride on the road.

At the current rate of investment in the network of cycling lanes in the UK, it would take hundreds of years to match the proliferation of dedicated infrastructure in the Netherlands. We need different and multiple approaches.

The WMP’s approach is to change the behaviour of drivers, to stop them from viewing cyclists as road furniture, as an inconvenience, which needs to be overtaken hastily and at the first opportunity. We can make this change. There have been similar changes in recent history; drink driving, smoking in public, compulsory seat belt laws, using mobile phones while driving. The important difference is that these two Police Officers are trying to effect change without the creation of new laws to back them up. They will need other Police forces to follow their lead. Sgt Nick Clarke from the Metropolitan Police in Camden has already modified their idea to work in London without any additional resources. ctmoq2dwiaafrur

The press need to lend their support to the Be Safe Give Space campaign by changing the way they report road traffic offences, and other Police forces need to prioritise road safety in their crime plans. Recently at a Safer in the City event I heard the City Police announce that they are changing the way they police the square mile. They are looking at the road crime evidence and acting on what will bring the local population the biggest safety benefits for the least amount of effort or, as WMP say, they want to create a new ethos of concentrating on the greatest threat at the most vulnerable locations.

As part of their plan they have also started to educate and prosecute drivers based on third party footage. A test forum of six or seven riders send their footage to the WMP for further analysis. This resulted in 130 drivers being reported. Encouragingly, this action is being widened to include other crimes, not only close passes but driving whilst on the phone and other distractions. Imagine a room full of police officers that did nothing but assess drivers’ crimes based on third party footage; that would really help PC’s Hudson and Hodson effect the culture change that is so desperately needed on the UK’s roads.

HGV photo’s courtesy of Evo Lucas

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Friday Night Revolution in London : Special Offer to Rollapaluza followers

Friday night offer for Revolution Cycling Champions League

With the track cycling season now in full swing there is one more major event left to hit the boards in London this year as the Revolution Cycling Champions League comes to the Lee Valley VeloPark on 2/3 December.


The Champions League is an extension of the usual Revolution format bringing some of the biggest road teams onto the track for the first time – qualifying teams such as JLT Condor and Team Wiggins will go up against seven WorldTour teams including Team Sky and Trek Segafredo creating a fascinating battle between road and track.


The competition will take place across three consecutive weekends in Paris and Manchester leading up to the finale in London and Rollapaluza has teamed up with Revolution organisers to put together a special Friday night offer – grab a friend or get a group together to make a night of it with the Breakaway (2 tickets for £40) and Peloton (4 tickets for £60) packages.

Click here to buy tickets and use code FRIDAYNIGHTREV to make the packages available

Please note: this offer is only available is designated seating blocks. The code can also be used for Friday night in Manchester (25th November) by clicking here.


London tickets:

Manchester tickets:


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Call for Volunteers : Urban Hill Climb 2016

You might”ve seen we’re bringing the UHC back on October the 1st.

Here’s your chance to get involved. We’re asking for supportive volunteers to help with sign-on, marshalling, setup and break down, timing assistants etc.

It’s a longer day than previously, so there’ll be a rolling schedule.

All volunteers get a Rollapaluza bidon plus a limited edition blue cap (while stock lasts, then traditional red) In addition if you are a registered rider your entry fee will be refunded if you volunteer for more than four hours.

We thank all those who have helped in past years, events such as these could not go ahead without the support of volunteers. A massive thanks also to those who have heped in the past.

Please email: info(at) to register with your availibility on Saturday the 1st October.

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Win a Rollapaluza event for your community or school!

Improve your time in the month of June to win a free community event anywhere in the UK!

To reward our loyal previous participants we’re offering a competely free community event to the best improved adult in the month of June.

We have 25 events in June across the UK, all you have to do is come along to any event, race Rollapaluza and improve your most recent previous effort, let us know both times then we’ll calculate a percentage improvement and the best wins a free community Rollapaluza event.

We’ll also be sending out a prize package to the fastest girl and boy over 250 metres in the month of June.

Events in June and competition rules:

  • Weds 1st to Friday 3rd June: “Tour de Harrow” : 10.00-16.00 : Harrow Recreation Ground, Hindes Road, Harrow HA1 1RS.
  • Sat 11th – Sun 12th June: 08.000 – 18.00 : Columbia Threadneedle World Traithlon : Civic Hall, Calverley Street, Leeds LS1 1UR
  • Sat 11th June: 1066 Cycling Festival : 14.00 – 18.00 : The Stade Open Space The Stade, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3FJ
  • Sun 12th June: 1066 Cycling Festival : 11.00 – 15.00 : De La Warr Pavilion Marina, Bexhill On Sea, East Sussex, TN40 1DP
  • Sun 12th June: Finsbury Park Festival of Cycling : 12.00 -18.00 : Finsbury Park, London N4, UK
  • Sun 12th June : Diss Carnival : 14.00 – 18.00 : Diss Town Football Club Brewers Green Lane Diss IP22 4QP
  • Weds 15th June : Corridor Manchester: Annual Cycle Event : 08.00 – 15.00 : Outside Manchester Metropolitan University’s Business School, Lower Ormond St, Manchester M15 6BX
  • Sat 18th June : Hillingdon Bikespiration : 10.00 – 15.00 : Forecourt, Civic Centre, High Street, Uxbridge, UB8 1UW
  • Sat 18th June : Feltham Super Saturday : 11.00 – 15.00 : Feltham Park, Hounslow Road. TW14 9DN
  • Sun 19th June : Marylebone Summer Fayre : 11.00 – 17.30 : Marylebone High Street, Marylebone High St, Marylebone, London, UK
  • Sat 25th June: Strictly Cycling Bike Fest : 12.00 – 17.00 : Kneller Gardens, Meadway, Twickenham, TW2 6PH
  • Sun 26th June : Stockton Cycling Festival & National Champs! : 09.00 – 15.30 : High Street, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1AU
  • Sun 26th June : Wokingham Bikeathon : 11.00- 15.00 : Market Place, Wokingham, RG40 1AS


  1. Prize is a community event only, which we would normally offer at our charity discount. Examples are school, youth club, village festival, community cycling club events and events where the sole purpose of the event is to raise money for charity.
  2. Event to be fulfilled between October 2016 and March 2017 on a mutually agreeable date.
  3. You must have been over 16 for your first race submitted to us in the competition, you must have used your real and full name for both
  4. Times will be compared from your previous best performance before June 2016 and any attempt in the month of June 2016.
  5. Please send your claim to with dates and race times of both performances for our verification.
  6. You can have as many attempts as you wish in June, your time will be compared to your best time previous to June 2016.
  7. Fastest boy and girl’s time in the whole month of June will receive a gift package; children must give contact email address or phone number of parent or guardian to qualify.
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Jake & Mike’s Motorbike Adventure

Lads End Selfie

Lads End Selfie

Rollapaluza’s top MC Jake ( the good looking one) isn’t always slaving away at the ‘ Mahatma Gandhi ‘ trading estate, or enthusiastically shouting encouragement at Rollapaluza racers to assist them in improving their times, Occasionally he is allowed out to pursue one of his favourite pastimes, riding motorcycle.
Quick break

Quick break

Over the Bank Holiday weekend Jake and his mate Mike decided to ride from ‘ John O Groats’ to ‘Lands End’ in 48 hours, the pair left at 12.00hrs on the Saturday and arrived in ‘ Lands End’ at 12.00hrs on the Monday.
Quick break

Quick break

Mike and Jake decided to set up a just giving page, in the hope of raising some funds for their chosen charity ‘Mind’ for better mental health.
Where to go next?

Where to go next?

Link to just giving page….Thank You
Just Giving Page

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A Memorial to Wayne

Goodbye Wayne.

Recently we lost our biggest personal supporter, Wayne Peach. Wayne will need no introduction to hundreds, maybe thousands of London cyclists and even if you never met him, you may well be aware of his presence through his work; design. Great design which he offered for free to countless small businesses, clubs and community groups.

Wayne approached us, he liked what we did, saw something he believed in and crucially spotted we knew nothing of design or presentation. He created our whole identity, really everything,  not just what you see in the creation of our logo, event posters, club kit and equipment but long chats, sometimes in person, sometimes in email, about how to present Rollapaluza and ourselves and Wayne was always right. We were mostly wrong. He did so much for us, almost always refusing to be paid and playing his magic trick of not making you feel in debt.

This isn’t a testimonial to his work, that would be odd, but in life and in work he was the same “do it right” was the unspoken mantra to everything he did, and he did it right for us on so many occasions, in work and in life.

Few people get to leave a genuine legacy, but Wayne is one of the few, he will be forever remembered by the many hundreds of people touched by his generosity and kindness and every time one of us sees a logo he created, a website he helped or an illustration he drew, we will remember the big man who will truly live on in the hearts and minds of all who were lucky enough to meet him.

The following gallery of Wayne’s flyers show how he blurred the line between work and play, nearly all of these were done in support of grass roots events that we all enjoyed. He was incredibly generous with his ideas and invested what seemed like a huge amount of himself into each and every project on which we worked together.

Caspar will miss his regular chat’s which frequently turned from work subjects into hearty discussions about one of their mutually favourite subjects, music. In fact, Wayne named Caspar’s current band Scorcha late last year.

Wayne will be sorely missed by all of us.


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Stop Killing Cyclists-Die In

Paul Burgoine went along to the Stop Killing Cyclists vigil outside the offices of Transport For London on Friday evening and here are his thoughts and observations.


The group that petitions for safer cycling in the capital held there annual ‘Die In’ and this year had 21 white coffins to represent people that had been killed of the capitals streets.


There were many speakers at the event and some wonderful singing in memory of the lost by Ted Browne, but for me there was one speaker who without being political said it all, Belgian National Deborah Willemen, here is that address she made to the crowd with her son along side her.

Belgian mother and cyclist Deborah Willemen

Belgian mother and cyclist Deborah Willemen

“ Three months ago I arrived in London with my children from Belgium, three weeks later I was hit on a cycle path on a busy road by a driver, I was riding a 100k cargo bike at the time, bike bike got pushed on its side and I was thrown off luckily I didn’t have my children with me at the time and I came out of the accident with only a few bruises, today I stand here before you lucky to be alive, in the three months I have been cycling here I can not count the number of near misses, the “sorry I didn’t see you “ comments and the verbal abuse from some drivers.

Scarlett Brady-Hughes read the name's of the 21 cyclists

Scarlett Brady-Hughes reads the name’s of the 21 cyclists

The Die In

The Die In

All I want to do is cycle safely with my children from A to B, the school run, shopping and once in a while a cycling adventure, women cyclists are outnumbered on the roads by men three to one, and men cycle four time more than women, however…out of the eight cycling deaths this year six of then were women, so I’m standing here today to tell the decision makers enough is enough I do not want to come here to a die in and cry out and mourn for those lost on these streets, but as long as people lose their lives over here I have no choice, this is why I among many women and mothers demand proper segregated cycle routes so we can get on with our lives without the daily fear of being run over, we do not want to become another statistic and a new name on the next die in list, our lives are precious its about time TFL and policy makers start realising the same”

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London Poppy Race

Lamb Taven
It was with great pleasure that we were at the forefront of London Poppy Day with the Royal British Legion at Leadenhall Market, with our specially branded rigs for the ‘Poppy Race Challenge’ it was a busy day with a fantastic atmosphere in an iconic setting,and right outside ‘The Lamb Tavern’ very handy.

LPR kids
We had over fifty participants all cheered on by an enthusiastic Leadenhall Market crowd.

cheering LPD

The star guests on the day were players from Fulham FC, Jack Grimmer on the bike and Marcus Betilinni.

LPR Fulham
LPR Army

LPR Lady

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Koppenbergcross 2015

This gallery contains 16 photos.

The Koppenbercross has always been one of my favorite events so its a must on my list, so awake at 2.30 a quick sleep on the ferry, a day wandering around a field littered with cow dung in blazing sunshine … Continue reading

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Matt & Thomas Rotherham At The London 6 Day

Matthew Rotherham has been a Rollapaluza regular since 2008 and since then won other Rollapaluza competitions including our National Series and runner up in our Keirin 2014 Manchester. This week he was joined by his younger brother Thomas at the Olympic Velodrome where the ‘London 6 Day’ was making its long awaited return to the track racing calendar, we went to watch the pair in action and had a few words with the brothers from Bolton.

Matt takes a win

Matt takes a win

Thomas and Matt have been given the nicknames ‘Bull’ and ‘Legs’ respectively Thomas picked up his nickname for his apparent aggressive riding style and Matt for all the leg work in the gym, an aspiring Robert Forsterman.

Thomas laying down the power

Thomas laying down the power

How have you both enjoyed your London 6 Day experience?

Bull… ” Oh it’s been incredible the noise and crowd atmosphere just drives you on even when you have tired legs, I’ve only done one before in Bremen, Germany a lot different to this a shorter track and a later start, so to race on the tracks we are used to is much better and we can put a good show”

Sprinter showmen

Sprinter showmen

Legs… ” It’s great to be here in London I’ve done two six days before in Germany, buts it’s nice to be back on a track we know and put in some good performances and provide quality entertainment, we try and race as hard as we can but enjoy it, we hope that comes across to the audience and viewers, I’ve had a camera on my bike just a add a different view to the pictures”



What has it been like racing together this week Matt?

Legs… ” Yeah it’s been good, we train together, most of our races are together apart from the junior stuff so being invited here to race together is brilliant”



Is it your aim to beat your big brother Thomas?

Bull… ” Aim to beat him? I already beat him this week, first time in a proper race, I’m always chasing him in training and in the races, hopefully I will get past his level and start beating him someday, but for the moment I have to deal with the fact his the the faster one and keep trying to take his crown”

The boys in the DJ Booth

The boys in the DJ Booth

How about the GB team and the Olympic’s ?

Legs… ” So this is a crucial time for the British they are formulating a team, at the end of last year they felt I didn’t have the potential, but I feel I’m making steps towards hopefully being able to challenge for a place again, getting faster and stronger, faster acceleration while riding, so hopefully they will see that whether or not that’s in time for Rio who knows? I don’t know, it’s such a short time till then, but I’m looking forward to Tokyo and I will try my utmost hardest to get there”

Bull… ” I’m still young so I still have plenty of time, right now the door is wide open for me, I have one or two areas I have to improve on, I know I can do this in the next year or so, I’m not really worried about my cycling, I know I got what it takes, unfortunately at the moment British Cycling don’t see it that way, but I’m going to show them next year”

Matt gets the crowd going

Matt gets the crowd going

All the sprinters at the event put on a great show providing some fantastic entertainment and I’m sure the ‘Bolton Brothers’ have shown they are a force to be reckoned with on the world stage.

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Pennine Trail (West)

Ok the challenge was to go to Hadfield (Royston Vasey), where they filmed the legendary ‘League of Gentlemen’ Leaving from Ladybarn,Manchester and intending on following the National Cycle Route 62, that incorporates the ‘Pennine Trail’ sounds simple Hey!…Well it’s not, I found getting to Stockport easy along the Mersey on a new laid and signposted cycle path, but then that was where the problems began, after going round in circles for a while I opted for a route through Stockport, twinned with Beziers almost like polar opposites, it was where I had to ask the first of many people directions, this being one of the days positives the helpfulness of the ‘Locals’ was amazing and given the theme of the day I opened every conversation with “Are you local?”
I eventually got on a cycle path from Stockport to Marple then asked to way to Glossop and if anyone knows this area, you go up a steep hill then down a steep hill then up the steep hill in front of you, which was fine but heading what I thought was Hadfield I ended up back where I started, so it was up more steep hills.



I eventually made it to the unremarkable Hadfield and was completely underwhelmed, which I suppose is the point, the reason they chose the town, the feeling that you would never leave if you were here it was for life, I got that….I did purchase some local Parkin Cake that was gorgeous and boosted my energy levels.
I took a few photos that fans of the show will recognise alas there was no ‘special stuff’ on the menu today.

No Special Stuff

No Special Stuff

Once Here You May Never Leave

Once Here You May Never Leave

As would be the theme of the day I went the wrong way out of Hadfield but carried on along the Pennine Trail route beside the three reservoirs towards the Woodhead Pass.
The Longdendale chain of reservoirs that extend 10km from Hadfield to Padfield designed by Frederick Bateman (1810-89) and when completed in 1877 formed the largest body of man made water in the world, and Europe’s first major conservation scheme, this a a fantastic cycle friendly route but as per usual the signage finished and it was then that I gave up and decided to head back to Manchester hoping that the NCR62 would be easier to navigate in reverse, it was promising at first but then I came up against a brick wall again so had to retake the hilly route back to Marple.
Once I made it to Stockport I was lucky enough to bump into two road men, and caught a lift on there wheel back to Manchester.

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MTN-Qhubeka’s Tour Of London

There isn’t much you can write about a crit in the West End of London, in fact the racing was secondary to the mass of colour displayed around the circuit by hundreds of Eritrean fans.


They had come out in support of MTN-Qhubeka and in particular Daniel Teklehaimanot.
Daniel’s fans were not disapointed he spent lap after lap on the front bringing back the break and protecting leader Edvald Boasson Hagen.

The ‘Gorilla’ Andre Greipel won the stage, but as Daniel rode back to the team bus high fiveing everyone it was as if he had won, with only Sir Bradley being more popular.
Everywhere Daniel was, there were his country folk cheering him on.
Ouside the MTN-Qhubeka bus there was a party going on.
It was a tight squeeze in the team bus area with fans directing the traffic.
Unfortunatly he never came out of the team bus but did sign lots of things for the fans while in the bus.

Photos; Paul Burgoine

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Rollapaluza Needs You!

Needs You Glasses

Rollapaluza is still looking for casual crew for our events. 

A willingness to engage with members of the public from all backgrounds and enthusiasm for cycling and the event helps! Work varies but in general is reasonably physical with most events within and around the London area.

The events themselves range from corporate events (promo and internal usually) to school and community work. 

Rates start at £8.80/h with a minimum 6 hours per event. If you are 21 or over and have held a full driving licence for more than a year there is potential to earn more in a Team Leader role.

With events covering morning noon and night any day of the week, it is a fun and varied opportunity that can fit alongside other part or full time work.

If you are interested, please email:

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Stop Killing Cyclists – Bank Die in

Last night I (Caspar) and my partner (Cassie) attended the Die In protest at Bank Junction. I have cycled in London for twenty years, ten years as a cycle courier. My partner has been commuting daily by bike for the last two years. I have seen many changes to central London, the biggest was the implementation of the congestion charge. Change is difficult for a lot of people to accept but when there is no choice but to accept it, change happens.


The last two Die In protests, set up by the Stop Killing Cyclists groups have happened on my route to my workshop, in Camberwell and on Cassie’s route to work. I have been thinking hard about these unnecessary deaths, I would love London to be a safe place for my daughter to cycle and currently it isn’t safe enough. It is, however, safer than it has ever been for cyclists.

The infrastructure as it is for cyclists, will not stop cyclists or other vulnerable road users from being killed as it mixes traffic of different speeds and vulnerability on streets not designed for this mix. Nearly all of the infrastructure in London is designed for motor vehicles, obviously it is build on infrastructure designed for horse and carts and then tarmacked for cyclists briefly before motor vehicles took over._MG_5855

London is a fantastic city, city planners should realise that creating motor free areas will help the economy of the city, like it has in other European cities. Cars take up a lot of room, especially when they are carrying one person. Oxford St is the busiest shopping street in Europe, the most polluted and has three junctions that are statistically very dangerous for people.

There are simple remedies for all of these problems, they lie with not demonising any group of people, but changing the infrastructure and make people realise it is for the better. A traffic free Oxford St would have much lower levels of pollution, more people would visit the shops and fewer people would die from ‘shopping in the West End’. Bank, where the Die In took place last night, would benefit from being pedestrianised, it is in the heart of the richest square mile in the world and at peak times a third of the traffic through the junction is cyclists. If they were in cars it would be even more chaotic than it already is. Bank underground station is having a £500 million refit, above the ground there has been no money spent on the junction to improve it for vulnerable traffic and no-where near that amount for cycling infrastructure in London let alone at one difficult junction. There are roads everywhere around this junction, bypassing it by vehicle is easy, closing it to motor vehicles would allow the workers that run our economy safe passage to work. As it happens their employers are keen on the idea, nine of the ten largest city employers want proper provision made for their staff’s commute.

I think there is a long term solution to travelling around our city, which coincides with a view that there is a lot of our city that is there to be enjoyed, not just travelled through. This solution includes a change of infrastructure to protect vulnerable road users and give them more space. No matter how much training you give drivers, they are human and will make mistakes and sometimes these mistakes will kill people. The best way to deal with this is to segregate traffic, pedestrians, cyclists and motor-vehicles should all have their own ‘roads’. This approach works well in Holland, where they started redesigning their infrastructure to protect the vulnerable in the 1970’s.IMG_3504

In the short term, there needs to be changes to stop cyclists being killed. We all have a right to get to work safely where possible. From what I see the biggest change for the smallest action would be to stop LGV’s (HGV’s) from operating during rush hours. These lorries are primarily designed for carrying large capacities, they are not designed to be driven around vulnerable traffic. Seven of the nine fatalities in London this year have been from LGV’s during rush hour. Restricting their movement during peak commuting hours works in other cities, Paris for example, why won’t it work here. I understand London is different and larger but are these reasons for a restriction not to work? Surely a Nurse has as much right to get to her job alive as a aggregate does to a new build. The reason I pick nurse beacuse recently the NHS has lost more staff to LGV related deaths than any other employer.IMG_3536

It looks like the mainstream press in London has turned a corner, more and more of them are stopping blaming the victims and are starting to portray people who cycle (to work) in a positive way. More cyclists means fewer vehicles, which means more space and less stress for the vehicles that are left.

All photo’s © Selim Korycki

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