Would you be quickerbybike?

Quickerbybike.com is a campaign to promote cycling to non-cyclists
& decent cycling to existing cyclists.

If you commute to work or school but not by bike,
would you consider switching?

It's probably quicker, healthier, more friendly, more independent, cheaper, quieter & brighter.

If you already ride, would you promote cycling via your shorts?

If you ride like a bit of a wally, running red lights & annoying other road users,

would you wear the shorts and ride decently?

Friday, 1 August 2008

Talk to red-light jumpers?

My normal commute is out from town but sometimes, like yesterday, I ride towards town with all the other cycle commuters.

If you think other riders are riding badly, you should go and talk to them, I reckon.

I hollered at 6 riders yesterday who'd run red lights. I also made a point of catching up with, patting on the back and chatting to two guys.

It's always going to be difficult because nobody likes being preached to / told they're wrong but I think you have to have a go.

Be super friendly about it but say something. Shout something if you have to, even if it's only "red light!" Best to avoid "red light *!#*" as that's not very constructive.

Anyone agree? There is a dearth of comments to these threads. Leggy, any do-gooding on your commute?