Cyclists dominate Vauxhall gyratory
Cyclists prepare for tour of danger spots
I never thought I would ever say that the Vauxhall gyratory was safe for cyclists but, for a brief moment today, it was.
Hundreds of cyclists (and one roller blader) met at St Marks Church and headed off on a tour of the ten most dangerous cycling spots in London. Two of the ten are in the Oval Ward:
1. Clapham, Kennington Park and Camberwell New Roads (near to St Marks Curch/Oval tube station
2. Albert Embankment, Kennington Lane and Wandsworth Road (Vauxhall Cross gyratory system)
I was very impressed by the organisation of this event. There was no police escort nor was there any need for one. The marshalls did a superb job managing to close off road junctions just ahead of the main pelaton so that we could all pass through safely. Mind you, although I felt safe while with the group the return journey was as dangerous as ever.