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Dr Ian Walker – Cycling and Safety
The University of Bath’s Ian made national headlines after cycling in a helmet, then helmetless, then in a blonde wig, in order to demonstrate the effect that driver perceptions can have on cyclist safety. And he was knocked off twice for his trouble.
He’s far too modest to describe himself as the Ben Goldacre of road safety, so we’re going to have to do it for him. Here he explains the psychology behind safe cycling and car/driver interactions.
Mike White and John Coe – Boneshaker: The Beauty of Bicycle Stories
John Coe and Mike White, Creative Director and Co-Editor of Bristol-based Boneshaker magazine, explain how they celebrate the great things that happen when people and bikes meet by gathering words and pictures from all over the world and turning them into a bike-related magazine like no other.
Pete Shadbolt – The Physics of Cycling
Pete is a physicist at University of Bristol and specialises in horrendously complicated experiments on the behaviour of light. But he also spends a large amount of time thinking about, building and riding bikes.
A truly engaging speaker who can make hardcore physics seem interesting, he’ll be talking about the strange forces at work when we pedal.
John Grimshaw – New Cycle Routes
In 1977 John Grimshaw was a founder of a small campaign group, Cyclebag. Together with fellow cycling activists, he was responsible for creating the Bristol-Bath Path, Cyclebag became national walking and cycling charity Sustrans, and John became the driving force behind the National Cycle Network.
Now working independently, he’ll be talking about three new cycle routes he is planning in the Bristol area, as well as giving a Q & A session on his work.