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 engageThe 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.
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!