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:


01/10/2016 11:00-13:00 Lambeth Libraries Fun Day, Kenchester Close SW8 (Exchanging Places only)
02/10/2016 09:30-14:30 Big Bike Ride Greenwich, Cutty Sark Gardens SE10
06/10/2016 08:00-09:30 Ontario Street SE1
09/10/2016 10:00-14:00 Roehampton Gate, Richmond Park SW15
18/10/2016 07:30-10:30 Serpentine Road, Hyde Park W2
24/10/2016 16:00-19:00 Grosvenor Road SW1V
26/10/2016 16:00-19:00 Wellington Arch W1J
28/10/2016 07:30-10:30 Marble Arch W1


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