This article was published in 2020, in Magazine 146.
Recently, we were contacted by Cllr Ian Manning who was investigating multiple reports of accidents where confident cyclists experienced a sudden loss of control of their cycle, with the wheels slipping on surfaces which were free of frost and ice and had no visible residue. Many of these accidents resulted in a trip to A&E. Members added their stories on Cyclescape: the junction of Silver Street and Trumpington Street was one accident hotspot, as was the corner of Union Lane and High Street Chesterton. Other incidents occurred on Croft Holme Lane, Victoria Avenue, Water Lane and Carlton Way.