South East Midlands District Secretary: Dave Birch, 22 Greenway, Kibworth, Leicester LE8 0LU, tel: 0116 2792756,
Dear Club Secretary
You may not be aware of this but there have been two incidents reported to the District Committee this year involving riders in time trials overtaking slow moving vehicles, one involving no injury to either rider or vehicle and the other resulting in injury to rider and damage to the vehicle involved.
In the first, the car driver complained that as he was at a roundabout, when the rider overtook, he wasn’t to know whether the driver would make a right turn.
In the second, the driver did make a right turn and an accident resulted.
While we thankfully haven’t had any such incidents reported to us, accidents involving cyclists riding alongside and overtaking on the left of slow moving vehicles are well documented.
Would you please bring to the attention of your members the risks involved in overtaking slow moving vehicles – they may be slower, but they are nearly always bigger!