I dont know why it surprises me, but everytime I ride I just cant get over how bad some, not all, some of the drivers in London are. When in the car, I'm isolated and only really get to observe the driving of the car in front, but on the bike, I see a whole new world. Today I was approaching a mini roundabout, slowing as the vision left and right is blocked by houses and I you can only see its clear a few yards from the junction. Low and behold some geezer in a car approaching at 40mph from the right, this is a residential area as well. I was safe as I was almost at a stop when I saw him approaching, but somebody coming the other way with the same attitude would have really struggled. Idiot. As we all know, thats just the tip of the iceberg. Driving in London is like going to battle, I just make sure Ive got the best armour and
My name is Matt Brown and I'm a UK journalist formerly based in London, but now calling the South of England home. I've been riding bikes since 2007, but got hooked straight away. Nothing gives me the feeling of freedom, even when stuck in a city. In 2010 I became a RoSPA gold rider, but when it comes down to it, I'm Just a normal man, riding his bikes as often as he can.