One thing has certainly become easier since getting a Shimano Sports Camera – reporting potholes on FixMyStreet.
Still no editing software but Shimano are bringing out more hardware for the Sport Camera.
Yesterday was a lovely day in Surrey. Took a ride down to Box Hill to do hill repeats and of course strapped on the video camera. Continue reading “YouTube editor, you’re twisting my melons man”
One of the great things about the Shimano Sports Camera is that the mount is the same as the GoPro, opening up a world of existing options when you want to mount the camera, pretty much anywhere. Continue reading “Mounting a Shimano Sports Camera on handlebars”
Been out with the Shimano Sports Camera again over the weekend and took a few videos. Kind of getting used to the camera now and it is very easy to use. I do love the small size and the way that it “hides” on the bike. Continue reading “More Shimano Sports Camera cycling footage”
I got a Shimano Sports Cam for Christmas, something I’ve been thinking about getting for a while. Continue reading “Shimano Sports Cam meets the Garmin Virb Edit software”
A remarkable day.
I went to ‘Funeral March’ along Oxford Street in protest against deaths and injuries across the country, not just from London. I come from Kent which has the most unsafest roads in the country, and not just people get killed, but horses too. We marched along to Elton John, ‘A Candle in the Wind, ‘Morning has Broken’ and some classical music which one cyclist said ‘was a bit Soviet’. We had the bagpipes, which brought a lump in my throat. Right at the front, were two ‘funeral horses’.
400 cyclists and other road users in mass ‘die in’ at Marble March. This photo was taken by me ‘having died’.
‘Pall bearers carrying the ‘coffin’
Caroline Russell, of the Green Party, saying that we CAN do something to tackle pollution
Mme Vesco tells her moving account of how her 20-year-old daughter, Marie Vesco, was run over by motorist whilst cycling along…
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This was us riding back from the #Space4Cycling event a couple of weeks ago, along The Embankment. The little one’s face says it all really.
How can this be right and allowed to continue?
A 52 year old cyclist was killed at the Vauxhall Cross gyratory by a tipper truck. This is a shocking similarity to the other 5 deaths in London this year.
The Evening Standard carries the full story.
I was here back in December with many other supporters of “Stop Killing Cyclists” who held a die-in to highlight the dangers of the junction.
Stop Killing Cyclists have issued a press release:
As yet another truck kills yet another cyclist on London’s roads Stop Killing Cyclists calls on the London Mayor to take immediate action to stop the carnage.
The London Mayor must urgently focus resources on tackling London’s horrifying dangerous truck epidemic.
In just one pilot project by the Metropolitan Police last winter they found 70% of targeted trucks stopped were driven illegally.
It is estimated that up to 30% of all trucks being driven in London were in an illegally dangerous state or being driven illegally.
When Stop Killing Cyclists met with the Metropolitan Police in February we were told a recruitment moratorium was in place in the truck enforcement team and in the Roadsafe dangerous driving reporting scheme.
Donnachadh McCarthy, Stop Killing Cyclists Co-founder, said,
“Our hearts go out to the family of yet another cyclist killed on London’s roads.
Stop Killing Cyclists held a demonstration at Vauxhall Cross in December 2013, following the 6 awful November tragedies, calling for greater enforcement of truck safety regulations and emergency segregated cycle lanes to be installed at left-hand turn junctions like Vauxhall Cross and Elephant & Castle.”
“The Mayor must immediately tackle the illegal dangerous truck epidemic on London’s roads and set a 2 year target to reduce illegality to a maximum of 1%, from its current estimated level of 30%.
It is time to call an end to this complacency and false priorities. The Mayor must target the killers not the victims.”
Listening is the first of many steps, but the protests by Stop Killing Cyclists are working.
TfL spokesperson confirmed that TfL are in direct talks with Stop Killing Cyclists (SKC). If you don’t know, SKC is a grassroots, non-funded group of cyclists keen to see change, who put their point across with direct action across London, highlighting the lack of funding and inaction from government at all levels.
More on this on the Stop Killing Cyclists Facebook community.
(Image from the South London Press.)