Watch: Blaze uses London bus and brass band to highlight blind spots

Just how big is a bus's blind spot? Blaze can show you. Keep scrolling for yet more cycling related videos

Manufacturer Blaze has released this new video to demonstrate how its Laserlight helps combat the blind spot on large vehicles.

Using a bus and a nine-piece brass band, the company sat unsuspecting members of the public in the driving seat of a double-decker London bus and then got a brass band to perform in the blindspot.

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Those in the bus can’t see the source of the noise, until the Blaze Laserlight’s green projected bike appears on the ground in view of the bus’s wing mirror.

Now seen on most Santander hire bikes in London, the Laserlight is growing in popularity. Undoubtedly gimmicky, and pretty pricey, the lights do assist with urban safety.

At what point did this seem like a good idea?

This is a video of a man riding a bicycle along an icy handrail, 200 metres up on a damn. Whatever happened to bunny hopping over benches?

100kmh snowy descent

Ski slopes are just for skiing, as these mountain bikers demonstrated. Going over 100kmh at times, this is almost as scary as damn handrail riding.

When nature attacks: Montage

It turns out that animals like cyclists even less than cab drivers do. Watch for some over the top reactions and others trying to reason with the aggressive animals.

How segregation keeps riders safe

Anyone can cycle when the infrastructure facilitates it: children, old people, those on hand-cycles.

But once the segregated lane ends, so might many people’s enthusiasm for using cycling as a means of transport.

>>> Cyclists in London can now report dangerous driving online

Within metres of the new cycle superhighway ending in front of the Houses of Parliament, a white van and female cyclist are forced into near-conflict.

Lycra-clad roadies are not the biggest beneficiaries from schemes like the new cycle lanes in the capital.