British cycling success comes at a price

British cycling success comes at a price

It is great to see the recent success of the British cycling team (note that this table may not be up to date). However, as this video shows, for some promising British athletes there can be a high price to pay.

This should be regarded as total unacceptable, no one should have to take their life in their hands to train for a relatively safe, legal activity. This is why I urge you to support the Pedal on Parliament campaign, which aims to make our roads safer for everyone. Please help us to make a change by signing the petition and joining us on the 28th April 2012.

Oh, and if anyone feels that having good quality cycle infrastructure is in some way a threat to cycle sport, have a read of this, there is no threat to cycle sport from making the roads safer for all.

This post is dedicated to the memory of Jason MacIntyre.

3 thoughts on “British cycling success comes at a price

  1. Whoever is spreading the false rumours about decent, fit for purpose infrastructure damaging cycling, probably also says that smoking is good for health. Their credibility is of course completely gone.
    Does anyone know who these people are?

  2. This is such a moving film, but it is striking that while tragedy in sport is usually your football team being relegated, in cycling it’s all too often that bunch of flowers by the side of a road. No amount of ‘cycling is statistically very safe’ articles are going to counter the fact that to everyone else, cycling is so dangerous that when someone wanted to do a film about cycling in the Olympics, they ended up doing one about a dead cyclist. That says absolute volumes about what we’re up against. Pedal on Parliament!

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