Friday 11 June 2010

Vehicular cycling in Cambridge

As any fule kno, Cambridge is a British cycling nirvana second only to York.

A cyclist was left with a broken wrist after a collision with a car on a city cycle path. Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident which happened while the rider was cycling along the cycle path in Trumpington Road, in Cambridge.

[There isn’t a cycle path on Trumpington Road. There’s some crap ‘shared use’ but this collision probably occurred on the cycle lane with embedded car parking.]

At about 11am on June 1, the rider collided with a car door that had just been opened near the junction with Brooklands Avenue. The cyclist was heading away from the city centre. The driver of the car involved, which was red, did stop but may not have been aware of the cyclist’s injuries, police said.

The cyclist was treated at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

Pc Mandy Sinclaire, from Parkside police station, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who saw this collision take place
and particularly the woman who stopped but then drove on.”