Exchanging Places Events

Cycle Task Force officer educates cyclist on lorry driver’s blind spots

The Cycle Task Force 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.

Events

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

  • 10th April 2014 - 11am - 2pm - Phoenix Avenue, Greenwich, SE10 0ER
  • 15th April 2014 - 7.30-10am - Newington Butts (opposite Walworth Road), Elephant and Castle, SE1
  • 17th April 2014 - 07.30-09.30am - Islington Green, N1
  • 17th April 2014 -16.30-18.30pm - Islington Green, N1
  • 22nd April 2014 - 07.30-09.30 - John Lewis, Carlisle Place junction with Victoria Street SW1
  • 22nd April 2014 - 16.30-18.30- John Lewis, Carlisle Place junction with Victoria Street SW1
  • 23rd April 2014 - 7.30-10am - York Road, Waterloo, SE1 7ND ‎
  • 23rd April 2014 - 4-6.30pm - York Road, Waterloo, SE1 7ND
  • 25th April 2014 - 07.30-09.30 - Royal Mail sorting office, Farringdon Road, Mount Pleasant EC1
  • 25th April 2014 - 16.30-18.30- Royal Mail sorting office, Farringdon Road, Mount Pleasant EC1
  • 27th April 2014 - 10am-4pm - Redbridge Cycle Centre, Forest Rd, Ilford, Greater London IG6 3HP
  • 28th April 2014 - 07.30-09.30 - Proctor Street, Holborn, WC1V
  • 28th April 2014 - 16.30-18.30 - Proctor Street, Holborn, WC1V
  • 30th April 2014 - 07.30-09.30am - Islington Green, N1
  • 30th April 2014 -16.30-18.30pm - Islington Green, N1
  • 1st May 2014 - 7.30-10am - Chiswick Town Hall, W4 4JN ‎
  • 7th May 2014 - 07.30-09.30 - Proctor Street, Holborn, WC1V
  • 7th May 2014 - 16.30-18.30 - Proctor Street, Holborn, WC1V
  • 9th May 2014 - 07.30-09.30 - Kings Boulevard, Kings Cross Station 
  • 21st June 2014 - 9am-3pm - Richmond Park
  • 22nd June 2014 - Redbridge Cycle Centre, Forest Rd, Ilford, Greater London IG6 3HP
  • 30th July 2014 - 4-7pm - Pearsons, Sutton High Street, SM1 1LU ‎

For more information about Exchanging Places, please email the Cycle Task Force.