Posted by Ros Connors

Paralympian Sam Ruddock on cycling accidents

The number of cyclists involved in road accidents fell by 10-per cent from 2019 -to 21, according to a study out today.  The figures cover a period when councils increased their investment in cycle lanes by 36-per cent.

According to the report by Direct Line Cycling Insurance, in the first half of last year, there were an average of 40 accidents a day – that’s over 7 and a half thousand over the six months. Analysis of the location of the accidents shows just 3-per cent of them happened in a cycle lane.

Local authorities have built over a 5-hundred and fifty new cycle lanes since 2019.  Britain now has a cycle network spanning over 12-thousand miles – the equivalent of travelling from Land’s End to John O’Groats nearly 14 times.

Ros spoke to Paralympian Sam Ruddock.

Photo by Max Bender on Unsplash

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