Dangers of cycling in London highlighted by film of a month's worth of commuting (video)

Journalist filmed his London commute every day for a month, and made a compilation of the dangers faced

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The dangers facing cyclists in London have been highlighted in a film made by a journalist, who captured his cycle commute every day for a month.

Business Insider journalist Leon Siciliano edited together footage of all of the dangerous incidents he witnessed while riding to and from work in the British capital city.

The compilation features film of pedestrians stepping out in front of him, close passes, near misses, vehicles and cyclists jumping red lights, and vehicles pulling out of side junctions into his path.

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In one section a double-decker red bus pulls into the side of the road, seemingly oblivious that a cyclist is there.

There's also film of a tipper truck turning left just after overtaking a group of cyclists riding on the inside.

From the footage, it appears as though Siciliano managed to evade being knocked off, despite a close brush with a taxi.

The video finishes with the words "stay safe on the roads!".

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, 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, CyclingWeekly.com 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, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.