Due to my crazy shifts lately I’ve been cycling when there’s little else around, so it took a bit longer than usual to get enough together to make publishing worthwhile. I left it the extra 7 days and got more than enough!
The average standard of driving continues to plummet and we see a possible reason why: driving schools seem to be teaching arseholy driving! I’ve also been faced with a number of close calls and my grumpiness is off the scale.
Also here are quite a few red light jumpers in motorised vehicles (never forget it’s not just bikes that jump reds) and a suicidal scooter rider. Through a lot of this I’ve felt like I’m invisible much of the time with absolutely no consideration for my safety given by far too many drivers. The new cycle lanes won’t help one little bit either, they just seem to be box ticking exercises that are actually more dangerous than the roads they replace. I’ve been wondering more often lately how much longer I’ll continue cycling because if standards continue to drop I’m going to become more fearful for my life. We shall see.
I’ll be interested on what you think after watching this video. Please leave comments here or in either video. I’ll answer every one.