Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

December 22, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Brailsford and other witnesses may be called to give further evidence in Sky package inquiry; Songezo Jim signs with Kuwait –; Sophie de Boer reveals 2017 team; Stybar to race two cyclocross events next week; Marc Sergeant talks about Lotto Soudal early season plans; Stephen Swart: ‘Lance Armstrong had no intention of picking up the phone’; Rally Cycling holds winter training camp; Hagens Berman-Supermint announces roster; SBS and Fox Sports to broadcast Australian Road National Championships; Cycling UK pressuring Sunday Times to print apology over ‘pro-dooring’ column; Man accused of hitting, dragging cyclist walks free; 89-year-old handing out high-vis vests to cyclists for safety; 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour.

89-year-old handing out high-vis vests to cyclists for safety

by CyclingTips

An 89-year-old woman in Cambridge is advocating for greater road safety by offering free high-visibility vests to area cyclists.

Janet Slade long suspected the problem was in large part due to drivers simply not seeing cyclists, and spoke with both to confirm her theory. She then took to the streets to hand-out high-vis vests to any cyclist who would have it.

“I hear the ambulances every day and I guessed that many of the calls out were for accidents,”  Slade told the Cambridge News. “Then I met some ambulance crew and they said ‘yes you are right.’

“I’m in my 90th year this year and I still have the advantage of age and ability, physical ability, to walk about with a shopping bag and trolley full of visibility vests and if I see a shadowy figure in black fleet before me and prop a bike against a wall, I say ‘you all in black, yes? …well nobody can see you.’”

She said about half of the cyclists take her up on her offer.

Click through to read more at the Cambridge News.