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Women’s City Cycling Network launched

The City of London Road Danger Reduction Team today launched the Women’s City Cycling Network (WCCN) with a fantastic event at the Guildhall. The network has two primary aims.

  • The first is to engage with female city cyclists with a view to reducing casualties. London has a disproportionate number of female cyclist casualties and the last two fatalities in the City have been female. This is a targeted measure seeking to promote safer cycling.

  • The second purpose is to promote cycling as a measure to improve health and wellbeing. It is hoped that increasing cycling will improve fitness levels, reduce obesity (and associated complications) and in turn reduce absenteeism.





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Presentations from PC Alex Sweet - City of London Transport Police Office, Thomas Konig - Vascular & Trauma surgeon, RLH, Cythia Barlow - Chair Roadpeace and Hannah White - Freight & Fleet Programmes, Transport for London were all very well presented and hugely inspiring. Things must change.

It was a pleasure to meet the team from London Air Ambulance and an eye opener to sit in the cab of an LGV.

A special mention must go to Sheila Moules and Emma Norton from City of London for orchestrating such a great event. Thinking of every last detail and even managing to find some penny farthing riders!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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