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Emilie Silverwood-Cope: Are things getting worse for cyclists on our roads?





Have you heard of Cycling Mikey, sometimes described as the most hated cyclist in Britain?

Are things getting worse for cyclists on our roads?
Are things getting worse for cyclists on our roads?

He’s got over 100,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel where he posts videos of dangerous drivers. He records them on a camera which is stuck on his cycling helmet and his X (formerly Twitter) bio reads: “Reported 1,555 drivers since 2019. 2,161 penalty points, £129,238 in fines”.

Like lots of Cambridge families, we all head out on our bikes in the morning. I cycle my youngest child to and from primary school, while my older children head out alone. For a city that claims to be bike friendly, I see a lot of moments Cycling Mikey would be filming and reporting.



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