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We believe that many of these incidents could have been prevented through road safety education. That's why providing advice to bikers and cyclists is so important to London Fire Brigade – and our firefighters.
The main causes of serious injuries and deaths on the roads are:
Data source: Department for Transport - Reported Road Casualties Great Britain: 2016
Bikers and cyclists are more vulnerable than people who drive cars, vans and lorries, so it makes sense to do all you can to think defensively and protect yourself wherever possible on the road.
We run life-saving sessions in West Norwood, Dagenham and Heston.
Cycling is great for the environment, your wallet and your waistline, but when you get on your bike, you become one of the most vulnerable road users.
Did you know that TfL provides free cycle skills training sessions for both adults and families. Many councils also run free or subsidised sessions.