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“This is what happens when you ‘other’ cyclists”: Facebook users engage in “depressing” anti-cycling rant under post about child struck in hit-and-run; BBC blasted for bike lane debate; Ferrand-Prévot joins Ineos; Sprint argy bargy + more on the live blog

“This is what happens when you ‘other’ cyclists”: Facebook users engage in “depressing” anti-cycling rant under post about child struck in hit-and-run; BBC blasted for bike lane debate; Ferrand-Prévot joins Ineos; Sprint argy bargy + more on the live blog

tfl child and parent cycling to school – via tfl Last week on the live blog, you may recall, we focused quite a bit on…

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tfl child and parent cycling to school – via tfl Last week on the live blog, you may recall, we focused quite a bit on Cycle to School Week , including a selection of the sometimes questionable (or, to be uncharitable, “victim blaming”) bike safety tips and advice dolled out as part of the festivities, alongside the often harsh realities for children riding their bikes to school in a car-dominated world.

> Protected bike lanes on school routes must be urgent government priority, says Sustrans

Unfortunately, this morning’s blog will be focusing on the latter, as road safety campaigner Adam Bronkhorst reported on Twitter last night that a child cycling to a nearby school earlier that morning was struck by a motorbike rider – who failed to stop following the collision: A child was knocked off their bike cycling to school this morning and the person failed to stop. This is on a road we’ve been trying for years to be made safer for our children. There was a post on Facebook about it. These are the kind of comments posted. pic.twitter.com/aL1F0wnAO6 (link is external) According to the person who posted the original news on a local Facebook group, thankfully the child did not appear to be seriously injured in the collision, and the police were called to the scene.

“I think there were some witnesses,” Bronkhorst, who has long campaigned for increased safety measures on the road in question, added this morning. “It was a person on a motorbike […]

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