Exchanging Places Events

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We also set up ‘Exchanging Places’ events to raise awareness of cycle safety.

These events allow people to sit in the driver's seat of a HGV or bus to get a better understanding of what the driver can and can’t see, especially in regards to cyclists on the nearside and directly in front of the vehicle.

Exchanging Places video

A YouTube video has been launched, which features an experienced lorry driver and a regular cyclist who exchange places and discuss their thoughts. It also offers guidance and clearly demonstrates correct cycling, driving and pedestrian behaviour to ensure safer journeys and avoid collisions.

To watch the video, see 'Related Links' in the right hand navigation.


Come along to any of the exchanging places events below. Bike marking will also be offered at the following events:

27th April 2016 16:30 - 18:30 Bonner Bridge Victoria Park
28th April 2016 16:00 - 18:00 Sutton Row Jun with Soho Square W1D
4th May 2016 0730 - 10:00 Morden Rd Junc with Kenley Street SW19
5th May 2016 12:00 -14:00 Queen Mary Uni Mile End Rd E1
6th May 2016 16:30 - 18:30 Carphone Warehouse Priory Retail Park Colliers wood SW19
9th May 2016 16:30 - 18:30 1 Nine Elms Lane Vauxhall SW8
10th May 2016 07:30 -10:00 Ontario Street Nr Elephant & Castle SE1
11th May 2016 07:30 -10:00 Chelsea Creek SW6
12th May 2016 16:30 - 19:00 Cartwright Gardens WC1
19th May 2016 07:30 -10:00 Bonner Bridge Victoria Park E3
20th May 2016 07:30 - 10:00 St John Street Farringdon EC1V
21st May 2016 10:00 - 13:00 Walthamstow town Square E17
25th May 2016 16:30 - 18:30 Shepherds Bush Green W12
27th May 2016 12:00 - 14:00 Kings College Hospital Denmark Hill SE5
31st May 2016 07:30 - 09:30 Wellington Arch W 17

For more information about Exchanging Places, please email the Cycle Safety Team - see related contacts on this webpage.