Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

December 24, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Van der Poel, Vos take wins at Diegem; UK Anti-Doping Agency investigators search British Cycling HQ; British Cycling names new performance director; Van der Haar to return at Heusden-Zolder; Johan Museeuw rides 24 hours for charity; Brian Cookson offers a year in review; Esteban Chaves voted most friendly by media; Sunday Times editor says dooring article was ‘heavy irony’; London truck drivers given cyclist training; Sagan is not good at everything; Happy holidays!

London truck drivers given cyclist training

by CyclingTips

In an effort to reduce incidents between trucks and cyclists in London, a company put its 1,650 drivers through specialised training specifically focused on cyclists.

Travis Perkins, a construction supply company with 182 London branches and hundreds of trucks operating in London every day, is putting its drivers in a Safe Urban Driving (SUD) course, accredited by the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), started by Transport for London.

“I was skeptical about the training. However when I did it I was surprised,” said Jeff Morris, 63, who drives a 32-tonne lorry.

“Cycling with a truck beside you is genuinely scary. I am glad I got to see that for myself and can now play a role in making the streets of London safer for cyclists.”

The drivers rode bicycles in the course to give them the perspective of a cycling, and some noted how riding a bicycle gave them useful exercise.

Click through to read more at the Evening Standard.