This sad email has arrived in our inbox:
A cyclist who was involved in a road incident in Cable Street in Lancaster on the 16th of May died yesterday. This reminds us of the urgency to address the too often awful conditions that cyclists confront on the roads.
It is time for a critical mass! Join us this Friday at 6pm in Dalton sq. An unorganised coincidence, Critical Mass is a global celebration of the bicycle that happens in hundreds of cities and towns all over the world.
People tend to bump into each other on the last Friday of the month. Cyclists spend most of their time being pushed into the gutter by cars – Critical Mass gives cyclists the strength to reclaim their right to the road, empowering them to cycle assertively – and therefore safely – in the future.
Connecting global issues, such as climate change and oil dependency, with local issues, such as the madness that is the Lancaster and Morecambe new Link Road, Critical Mass is not a protest, but a chance to reclaim some space and time that a world dominated by cars rarely allows us.
Ride daily, celebrate monthly!