Film students from the University of Westminster have produced a video looking at the current state of cycling in the capital.
Presented by Rachel Mullins, the 15-minute film looks at how campaigners such as Donnachadh McCarthy of Stop Killing Cyclists are fighting to make the city’s streets safer for those on two wheels.
Last month, the group organised a protest on Oxford Street followed by a die-in at Marble Arch, and she also takes part in one of the monthly Critical Mass rides, and visits Amsterdam to find out about the Dutch approach to bicycles.
Mullins also interviews the mayor’s cycling commissioner, Andrew Gilligan, to find out about the inititaives Transport for London is taking to improve infrastructure for cyclists.
The film is a third year project also involving producer Nathan Visick and director Paul Bassett, with Victoria Moseley acting as assistant producer and looking after sound, and Rosy Bell on camera.
Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.