Recorded cycling injuries in the London Borough of Waltham Forest increased significantly in 2009.
Oddly enough the same thing happened in faraway Kingston, Surrey:
Latest figures show Kingston’s cyclists are facing increasing danger on main roads.
In 2009, nine cyclists suffered serious injuries on the Borough’s roads, while sixty minor injuries were reported, a rise of 17 from 2008.
There was also a growth in injuries sustained by motorcyclists but, while it makes bleak reading for two-wheel fans, there is brighter news for other road users.
Total pedestrian casualties fell by seven to 73, while there were fewer reported serious injuries sustained by car occupants.