‘This isn’t a time for cyclists to pretend they’re in the Tour de France,’ says AA boss

A poll has found that many people believe drivers and cyclists are behaving worse during lockdown

Cyclists in London (Photo by Richard Baker / In Pictures via Getty Images)

(Image credit: In Pictures via Getty Images)

The boss of the AA motoring association has said “this isn’t a time for cyclists to pretend they’re in the Tour de France.”

President Edmund King claims some riders are ignoring mini-roundabouts and stop signs during lockdown, as a poll revealed a quarter of people believe cyclists and drivers are behaving worse during the crisis.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for CyclingWeekly.com. After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.