Fishnets and cycling
By user12625760 on May 21, 2005
There was a reasonable positive article about cycling in the Guardian supplement today. However it did have one very scary point:
People who cycle a lot tell you to expect one nasty accident a year. That's quite a lot, if you think about it ...
Hell that terrifies me. That either means that I don't cycle a lot, which means there are lots of people who I have not met that are cycling more then 6,000 miles a year and therefore I don't cycle a lot or I am in line for about 30 nasty accidents.
There may of course be another answer. People perceive cycling as much more dangerous than it actually is. It is in fact safer than walking, strange but true and that does not take in the health benefits due to improved fitness of cycling.
If you are one of those cyclists who has “one nasty accident a year” I would strongly suggest you read Cyclecraft, actually even if you are not it's a good read.
Anyway apart from that scare the article was quite refreshing as it gave a positive view of cycling in a national paper. I'm not so sure about the fishnets though (for money I will cycle to work in them though, but it has to be a lot of money, for Oxfam).