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:

30-31/07/16 Ride London, Green Park.

01/09/2016 16:00-19:00 Wimbledon Morrison's car park, Hartfield Road SW19
03/09/2016 11:00-17:00 Marble Arch, W1
03/09/2016 12:00-15:00 Peckham Rye Park, Straker's Road. SE15
06/09/2016 07:30-10:00 Eddystone Road, Brockley. SE4
13/09/2016 16:00-19:00 Colombo Street. SE1
14/09/2016 12:30-18:30 Battle Bridge Place, Kings Blvd. NI
17/09/2016 11:00-15:00 Twickenham Bus Garage, Wellington Road. TW2
22/09/2016 08:00-11:00 Highbury Fields, Islington. N5

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