Anakana Schofield – Award Winning Author of Bina, Martin John and Malarky

Today I witnessed a horrible accident between a car and a bicycle. The cyclist was thrown very high in the air and the sound of him being hit was something I hope never to hear again. I hope whoever he is, he has made it without too severe injuries. It looked very violent. I keep seeing him over and over. It really shook me up. But I was impressed how all the drivers jumped out of their cars to help him. The concern was immediate. People were with him, talking to him, encouraging him.

Cyclists need to cycle defensively. They are up against metal. And this is an unfair transaction when something goes wrong.  I try to give cyclists space on the road I don’t like to overtake them. Probably because for years I was a cyclist.

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