Blog of the Quarter: Diary of a New Cyclist

This article was published in 2020, in Magazine 149.

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‘‘The day I got the letter from the council announcing the [Low Traffic Neighbourhood] scheme, I went and bought a bike.’

Sarah Berry had tried cycling a few times as an adult, but only really enjoyed it on holiday. London’s streets were too traffic-filled and aggressive. And then a set of Covid-19 planters came to Lambeth and everything changed…

Sarah’s Diary of a New Cyclist blog reminds people what it feels like to be new to riding. Meanwhile, she’s also found a new role in life as an influential active travel campaigner.