A local GP has dismissed claims of "a war between cyclists and drivers" after making the switch to cycling to work.
Dr Steve Cockeram, GP at Spring Gardens Medical Practice, has taken up cycling to work last month as his surgery strives to achieve an environmentally conscious award.
He said he praised the majority of drivers for being considerate after making the transport switch.
Dr Cockerham said: “I am particularly amazed at how careful the majority of drivers are.
"If look at YouTube and social media, it’s easy to get the idea that there is a war on between cyclists and drivers. I have not experienced this at all.”
As part of the initiative to reduce his carbon footprint, Dr Cockerham and the Spring Gardens Medical Practice have also been encouraging staff and patients to commute to the surgery via active travel and cycling.He said: “A lot of my time as a GP is spent sitting and listening to people."I felt that I wasn’t getting enough exercise, but don’t have time to go to the gym. Commuting to work by bike is a win-win solution.“Starting during the winter may seem like an odd decision, but I thought that, if I can keep it up through winter, it will be a breeze in spring.“I feel more energetic and start each workday with a clear head. It has been such a positive experience that I thought I would write a blog about it.“I tell patients to get more exercise, but sometimes we need to take […]