Hammersmith Bridge: safe-speed flashride
Hammersmith & Fulham Cycling Campaign are inviting cyclists to join a peaceful protest on Hammersmith Bridge on Saturday 2 June 2012, from 10.30am to 12.30pm.
The protest, organised after another lucky escape for a cyclist this week, is calling for the speed limit to be reduced from 30mph to 20mph to reduce the danger for cyclists.
Groups of volunteer cyclists will cross the bridge at intervals, at a safe speed to calm traffic, and to help other people on bikes to cross the bridge safely.
If you ever cycle across Hammersmith Bridge, you'll know how frightening it can be, especially for inexperienced, younger or elderly cyclists, but even for those who've ridden in London frequently
Earlier this week, a young lady on a bike narrowly escaped serious injury after a car tried to overtake her on the narrow bridge, causing a three-way collision involving her and two cars.
The lady, who has cycled in London for a long time, was very lucky to walk away unhurt, despite being pinned against one of the bridge supports by a car.
This post was edited by London Cycling Campaign at 06:20pm 20 Nov 2012.