Intolerance and violence towards cyclists remains the current reality

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Driver attacking cyclist at the bicycle parade

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Frustrated at the delay caused by the bicycle parade, this driver opted for physical attack.

I struggled with when to post this image. After all, the Gigantische Fiets Parade (Gibantic Bicycle Parade) was a celebration of cycling and, for the week following the event, I have promoted pro-cycling images. Over 2,000 cyclists out to celebrate and encourage cycling. An event held on a national holiday, well controlled by organisers – and yet the impatience of some drivers to cyclists brought about both verbal abuse and physical attack.  Continue reading