BikeRadar and Fiat’s promotion for better sharing of the roads has built up steam on twitter today, with #letscleartheair generating plenty of feedback.
We asked our followers to tweet their suggestions as to how cyclists and motorists can better share our roads. using the #letscleartheair hashtag. On offer were prizes for the best tweets as well as the chance to win a coaching day at Manchester Velodrome courtesy of Fiat Punto GBT.
Here’s a sample of what you’ve sent us. Keep them coming…
Selene Yeager @FitChick3 I’m a mom. You might want to push me off the road. But my daughter wants me to come home. See the human under the helmet.#letscleartheair
Andy Valentine @MrAndyValentine #letscleartheair Best tip I can give fellow cyclists is simply to indicate early. We’re harder to spot, so let’s make sure we’re seen in time
Mark Hancock @RourkeRider Hey cyclists say hello to each other, it’s not hard to acknowledge someone. #letscleartheair.
Rory Campion @CheekiMunkie @bikeradar the mornings are getting lighter, but don’t forget something hi-vis, get yourself noticed not flattened #letscleartheair
Neil Kitching @furiouscyclist I’m not just a cyclist. When I’m in my car, I’m a driver. When I’m not on my bike, I’m a pedestrian. #letscleartheair @bikeradar
James Hayward @miniboyjim @bikeradar only way you will get to destination faster (both cyclists and drivers) is to leave the house earlier Dont rush #letscleartheair
Beth Anderson @roseofwinter Drivers: The cyclist on the road is not waging a personal war against your liberties, they’re just trying to get somewhere. #letscleartheair
GoTriangle @gotriangle MT @riersonphoto: Treat the cyclist in front of u as if they were ur son, daughter, husband or wife. They ARE someone’s.
Andy Willetts @andywilletts @bikeradar Drivers- Before you pull out in front of an oncoming cyclist, think: “Would I do this if it was a lorry coming”. #letscleartheair
Guitar Ted @guitarted1961 Turn your one finger salutes into five finger ones. No need to be provocative. #letscleartheair
Andy Adshead @AndrewAdshead @bikeradar Fellow cyclists please, please, please don’t run red lights. Makes us all look like idiots #letscleartheair
Ryan Mitchell @_RyanMitchell @bikeradar – drivers – every cyclist you see is one more free parking space! #letscleartheair
Nigel Farquhar @Wataboutya A door width is for your safety, a lane width is for mine. Treat a cyclist as you would a car in an overtake #letscleartheair
Steve Price @spricey @bikeradar #letscleartheair Obey the laws, respect each other & don’t get angry…For everyone. …