Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Critical Mass Bicycle Ride this Friday pays tribute to road accident victim.

Critical Mass Bicycle Ride
Lancaster cyclists have announced that they will be holding a 'Critical Mass' bicycle ride in Lancaster this Friday 31 May. Cyclists are invited to assemble at Dalton Square in Lancaster at 6pm to ride en masse at a sedate pace around the Lancaster one-way city centre ring road.

Organisers have said that 'the recent death of George Mitchell, who was knocked off his bike on Cable Street, has shown that Lancaster's streets are still not safe for cyclists.'

The news was announced yesterday of the tragic death of 80 year old Lancaster pedal cyclist George Mitchell, from the injuries he received after he was knocked off his bicycle on Cable Street on 16 May, by a vehicle which failed to stop at the scene. The driver, a 32 year old Morecambe man, is currently helping the police with their enquiries (see previous report).

The Critical Mass cycle ride is an event which reclaims the street for cyclists and is aimed at reminding the general public that road traffic includes cyclists by right and that other road users are required to drive with consideration for their presence, by law.

You can find out more about the Critical Mass event from the organisers at their facebook event page at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/379226912181535/.

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