The mystery of the slippery streets

This article was published in 2020, in Magazine 146.

Should we resurrect this Camcycle graphic to warn other cyclists of slippery streets?
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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.

Has this happened to you? Let us know by email or on Cyclescape thread 5062.