A “bike train” in which cyclists would ride along Brighton’s Lewes Road in a convoy for safety reasons will be piloted in March.
The train is being organised by Duncan Blinkhorn of the Lewes Road for Clean Air, who is planning to get cyclists to gather and ride together with volunteer marshalls at intervals between The Level and Falmer.
He told Bricycles: “Bike Train aims to create a safe space in the form of scheduled mass rides, where cyclists are highly visible and able to hold the road for each other on routine journeys to work, school and university.”
If successful, the train would launch in April, and more routes may be set up between The Level and Dorothy Stringer or Varndean schools.
However, the scheme does not have everyone’s support. Roger French, managing director of the Brighton and Hove Bus Company, told The Argus: “I think it’s a crazy idea.”
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