Blind people fear going out in London due to cyclists

Charity says there is an increase in number of blind or visually-impaired Londoners calling its helpline to report incidents involving cyclists

Pavement-riding cyclists in London are preventing blind and visually-impaired people from going out due to the fear of being hit.

Charity Guide Dogs for the Blind Association has said that the number of reports that it has received regarding incidents involving cyclists has increased.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.