Cycling can be a dangerous sport, especially when sharing the roads with careless drivers. Sadly, vegan cyclist Vicky Myers was tragically killed on the 27th August after being hit by a car that then failed to stop.
24 year old vegan cyclist Vicky had just completed the 1,000 mile ride from Lands End to John O’ Groats with her partner when she was hit by the car.
The accident occurred in Timperley, Greater Manchester, and a man has been charged with death by dangerous driving, failing to stop after a collision and failing to report a collision.
PC Phil Shaw has stated:
‘We are particularly keen to speak to anyone that may have dash cam or mobile footage of the incident.”
Anybody with information is asked to call the SCIU on 0161 856 4741 or 101 – or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Sadly, with attitudes towards cyclists being less than positive, it isn’t surprising that so many are dying on UK roads.
Vicky’s tragic death acts as a harsh reminder that our roads are not safe. Talk to any cyclist in the UK, and they will be able to recall a close call with a dangerous driver.
A combination of a lack of education regarding cyclists and impatience can be deadly. Many drivers believe as cyclists don’t pay road tax, they shouldn’t even be riding on the roads.
Remember that every cyclist has a family to get home to, and a slight inconvenience to you is not worth their life.