Duncan Dollimore, head of campaigns at national group Cycling UK, said: “Unfortunately, the actions of one completely irresponsible young man have led to a media debate which overlooks the fact that 99.4% of pedestrian fatalities involve a collision with a motor vehicle, not a cyclist, though that will obviously be of no comfort to Kim Brigg’s family, whose lives were shattered as a consequence of Charlie Alliston’s stupid decision to ride a bicycle with no front brake.
The latter came down Richmond Hill before cycling across the Square and through pedestrians, and was spotted again riding without brakes on Monday afternoon.
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While fault is not always with the motorists in these incidents, Mr Falconer said snap reactions to cyclists are unjust and imbalanced.
“The drivers of these vehicles get short term sentences and that is absolutely disgusting,” he said. ” Bournemouth Borough Council said it encourages cycling in the town, but riders are being warned about the use of brake-less bikes.
“Whenever I speak to anyone on the issue I stress to them do not ride brake-less,” Mr Falconer said. It is just so dangerous.” It is illegal to ride a bike without two brakes.
A fixed-wheel is accepted as a rear brake, but callipers are still needed on the front.
A NATIONAL takeaway delivery firm has launched an immediate investigation after an “irresponsible” brake-less bike was seen in Bournemouth.
It follows last week's jailing of Charlie Alliston following a collision which led to the death of mother of two Kim Briggs in London.
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