I bet more cyclists are being killed on the roads than soldiers killed in Afghanistan writes The London Bicycle Activist.
By 14 September this year the latest reported death of a British soldier in Afghanistan brought the total number killed in the country since operations began in October 2001 to 120.
This is less than the number of cyclists who die every year on Britain’s roads. 146 cyclists were killed in 2006, and 136 in 2007.The number of seriously injured rose by 6 per cent to 2,428. The total casualties among pedal cyclists remained at the same level as 2006.