Join Date: May 2008
Location: Cambridge, UK.
Bikes: Giant Cross (x) Series 1500
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Accidents - Rare or Routine
I had my very first cycling accident with a car on Saturday after cycling in Cambridge (UK) for over 3 and a half years. I was just wondering how many other people have a had a close encounter and intimate encounter with part of a car...
Now I wouldn't say I'm a bad cyclist, I drive too so I can usually read the road well and I'd be inclined to put Saturday's crash down to bad luck and driver error, you know just one of those things but does anyone have any personal pearls of cycling wisdom they fancy sharing? I have to admit I'm slightly curious whether most of the people here have had some form of accident or not, guess I just want to feel that these things can happen even if you're careful.
To his credit, the guy who hit me stopped to help me out. He was very apologetic and has admitted that the accident was his fault and is paying for the repairs to my bike. Fortunately I wasn't seriously hurt, just some bruising to my shoulder and ribs.
Does anyone have any experiences they fancy sharing?