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:

10/02/2017 07:30-10:00 Windmill Arms SW4
10/02/2017 16:00-18:30 Cutty Sark Gardens SE10
14/02/2017 07:30-10:00 Burrell Street SE1
16/02/2017 10:00-17:00 Cycle Show, Excel
17/02/2017 10:00-17:00 Cycle Show, Excel
18/02/2017 10:00-17:00 Cycle Show, Excel
19/02/2017 10:00-17:00 Cycle Show, Excel
24/02/2017 07:30-10:00 Riverlight, Nine Elms Lane. SW8
28/02/2017 07:30-10:00 Wellington Arch W1J

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