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The Truth about Reckless Cycling

The Truth about Reckless Cycling

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Failing to stop at a red light is a common cycling offence, and a controversial and divisive issue. Some cyclists argue that they cross the initial stop line if they believe the traffic will fail to stop at a safe distance behind them, or if they are not visible to heavy goods vehicles. Crossing a junction however, leaves cyclists at risk of a collision with other traffic. Cyclists who do this are making themselves vulnerable, and also any pedestrians who may be crossing.

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Can cycling ever get clean?

Can cycling ever get clean?

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As Yorkshire recently welcomed the 2014 Tour de France, the 198 athletes competing in the three week race all showed great determination and dedication to their sport. Their physical and psychological preparation for the task ahead of them would have required careful planning in order to ensure they excelled during the race. Whilst the race serves as a promotion for cycling tourism, the sport in itself has been plagued in the past by doping devastation, leading to many observers of the sport questioning its legitimacy.

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Legality of Cycle Lighting Accessories

Legality of Cycle Lighting Accessories

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The cycling boom we have experienced in the last few years has seen more and more people cycling on the roads of Britain and consequently the cycle lights and accessories industry has grown with it. From established bike brands to independent, crowd-funded start-ups; companies worldwide are competing to bring cyclists the latest technology and the most stylish safety features to their bikes. A large proportion of this innovation, quite rightly, has gone towards making cycling on the roads safer and resulted in hundreds of products which increase the visibility of a cyclist. This article will consider whether these new products are actually road legal.

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Overtaking and Filtering whilst Cycling

Overtaking and Filtering whilst Cycling

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Many drivers in the UK, particularly those living in busy cities, will have at some point felt a pang of jealousy towards the cyclists on the road who are able to ride though the traffic to their destination. However, whilst the ability to ride past stationary traffic is one of the many benefits of choosing to cycle, many road users are unsure of whether or not it is technically legal or, for that matter, safe.

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