Have you noticed that I look a bit different lately? I’m growing my moustache for 30 days and it’s not just a bold fashion statement. I’m doing it to raise funds for the Movember Foundation, and I need your support. Please make a donation to my moustache!
OK, no surprise here, I’ll be cycling to work (as I do every day!) but next week I’ll be going that little bit further as I’ve convinced Helen to join too by promising I’ll get her to Victoria and back.
We’ll go in via Morden Hall park and as many quiet routes as I can find then stop for a pint on the way back in Balham. I’ll definitely avoid Vauxhall.
Talking about Episodes yesterday and how Matt LeBlanc has kept that same ring tone since the first series. Turns out it’s Two Time by Syd Dale and someone has made a shortened version for the iPhone. I had some time before the train arrived in town so I used a service by ZamZar to covert it to .ogg for my Android and saved under Ringtones.
I hate this stretch of road sometimes. There are solid white lines to prevent vehicles from overtaking on approach to the brow of a hill, but this rule in the Highway Code gives car drivers the excuse to ignore them, make an unsafe pass potentially having to cut in to avoid an oncoming car they didn’t see.
Every night on my commute home I see cars, HGVs and coaches straddling these double solid lines to pass cyclists, most are not slowing down traffic and doing more than 10mph, so in effect these drivers are contravening rule 129. Over the brow of the hill is a 30mph speed camera that everyone brakes for, and only then, a cycle lane starts!
Approach to brow of hill where no over taking appropriate
Needless to say I’ve never seen a car stopped for an unsafe pass.
My quick win #Space4Cycling suggestion would be “Do Not Overtake Cyclists” signs, then convert the path to a cycle lane and make the other side pedestrian only??? Maybe divert some police resource from red light jumping duties to watch this spot for dangerous driving.