I just thought I’d say thanks to all the people who supported me yesterday when I posted video of me being badly cut up by a bad driver at the Bridgman Street junction with the new Ring Road in Wallsall on the 8th August. I was overwhelmed by the concern and shock shown by readers on Twitter, Facebook and here on the blog. Your thoughts were wonderful and I’m genuinely surprised at the level of interest shown.
Remarkably, the footage was seen by one of the police officers at Walsall who engage with the online community in the course of their work. Despite all that was going on yesterday (which is why I didn’t want to trouble them with it), the officer took time to locate the driver and show them the footage, pointing out the poor driving standards. The officer didn’t have to do this and it really is a sign of how dedicated he is, and how wonderful the West Midlands Police social media engagement with the community has become.
Thanks everyone. The above video – shot this lunchtime on the Arboretum Junction – shows a female cyclist cruising over the lights as I wait for my signal to change. She clearly is enjoying her ride, and so am I. Please don’t let my atypical experience put you off riding a bike, that kind of thing really is quite rare. I may post footage of stupidity sometimes, but I rarely feel threatened like I did then.
May the journey continue.