Monday, 5 July 2010

Should I be cycling now I'm a dad?

Normally I cycle to work, today I didn't.

On my way to work, on part of my cycle-route to work, I heard, then saw, a cyclist seriously injured by a motorists who wasn't looking as he crossed the opposite traffic flow.

Luckily, for him, the ambulance station is close and my fellow commuters immediately rallied around to help, though I can still hear him crying "my neck, my neck".

My question to myself is am I being fair to AG by continuing to cycle and putting the fate of her father in motorists hands?

It reminds me of the poem

Here lies the body of Thomas Grey/ Who died defending his right of way./ He was quite right as he sped along,/ But he’s just as dead as if he’d been wrong

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