Cyclists Invited To Get HGV Drivers' View Of The Road

A free Exchanging Places event in Battersea Park on August 29th

Collisions with HGVs are the most common cause of serious injury and death to cyclists.

At the free Exchanging Places event for cyclists this month, police will be bringing along an HGV so that cyclists and pedestrians can sit inside the cab to find out what drivers can, and can’t, see and where their blind spots are.

This session will also be one of the first in London to give the public the opportunity to see what the lorry driver sees using a new 360 degree film, played through a virtual reality headset.

The council’s cycle safety team will also be there promoting free cycle training on offer to children and adults, and will be providing a free Dr Bike service so cyclists can have their bike safety checked.

The event in being held at the Chelsea Car Park between 4pm and 7pm.

For information about free cycle training, Dr Bike safety checks and beginners’ cycle maintenance classes, visit You can also read more about local cycle routes and download the council’s cycling strategy on that link.

Follow @MetCycleCops on Twitter for details of other upcoming events.

August 23, 2018