New figures claim half London cyclists hit by vehicles

New figures claim that almost half of cyclists who ride on London’s roads have been knocked off by a lorry, van or car. 

The survey, which was carried out by the insurer protectyourbubble.com, showed that 25-34-year-olds are most at risk with 40 per cent claiming they have been knocked off their bike at some point. 

Nearly half of all age groups reported that they had had at least a ‘close shave’ with a vehicle while out cycling. 

New figures claim that almost half of cyclists who ride on London’s roads have been knocked off by a lorry, van or car. 

The survey, which was carried out by the insurer protectyourbubble.com, showed that 25-34-year-olds are most at risk with 40 per cent claiming they have been knocked off their bike at some point. 

Nearly half of all age groups reported that they had had at least a ‘close shave’ with a vehicle while out cycling. 

In the same survey, 16 per cent of cyclists also admitted to hitting pedestrians with their bikes and another 13 per cent admitted that they had damaged vehicles while out riding. 

Stephen Ebbett, director of protectyourbubble.com commented on the findings: 

“Despite significant investment by borough councils to improve road safety for cyclists, it is worrying how many London bike users have been involved in incidents with other road users.

“It also might raise a few eyebrows just how many Londoners have been knocked off their bikes on more than one occasion. The fact is that London roads are dangerous places and cyclists need to ensure they are safe and prepared at all times.”

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