Following the death of John Cornish whilst riding his bike within 200 m of the site of my accident SBS ran a news story on bike safety. The circumstances of his death are frighteningly similar to the cause of my accident.
John was an advocate for safe cycling, and it is important that we all take up the mantle to continue his work. It is time for the cycling community to show other road users that they are serious about road safety. In order to gain more rights and respect on the road we must show motorists that we are serious about minimising serious injury and fatalities whilst cycling. The Amy Gillett Foundation has a Road Users Code which is worth a read. It gives a good overview of how to use the road safely as either a cyclist or a motorist.