There was a reasonable positive article
about cycling in the Guardian supplement
today. However it did have one very scary point:
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
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.
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).