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May 21, 2005

My way or the highway

Writing about web page http://www.guardian.co.uk/weekend/story/0,3605,1487422,00.html

I've just sent this off to Guardian weekend. The witch doctors of the nanny state are at it again…..

I'm not surprised cyclists like Zoe Williams "expect one nasty accident a year".

The last time I had a nasty accident was in 1982. Since then I have cycled over 50,000 miles. I don't overtake lorries on their left, I don't ride close to the kerb or parked cars and I use lights in the dark. All vital safety measures for cyclists which apparently Ms. Williams doesn't think important enough to mention.

People are put off cycling because they think motor traffic is too dangerous. It is if you think wearing a plastic hat is a substitute for knowing where the real dangers lie and taking steps to counter them


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