Chris Boardman: riding a bike on UK roads feels too dangerous for me
Former cycling world champion, who is cycling and walking commissioner for Greater Manchester, says he prefers to ride off-road
Chris Boardman, the former world champion cyclist who won gold at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and several stages of the Tour de France, is avoiding riding on Britain’s roads because he feels they have become too dangerous.
“The roads are statistically safe, but it doesn’t look it and it doesn’t feel it. Now I try to do more of my riding off-road, which is sad,” he told the Guardian in an interview to mark his appointment as the first cycling and walking commissioner for Greater Manchester.
Source: Guardian Transport