We also set up ‘Exchanging Places’ events to raise awareness of cycle safety.

These events allow people to sit in the driver’s seat of a HGV or bus to get a better understanding of what the driver can and can’t see, especially in regards to cyclists on the nearside and directly in front of the vehicle.

Exchanging Places video

A YouTube video has been launched, which features an experienced lorry driver and a regular cyclist who exchange places and discuss their thoughts. It also offers guidance and clearly demonstrates correct cycling, driving and pedestrian behaviour to ensure safer journeys and avoid collisions.

To watch the video, see ‘Related Links’ in the right hand navigation.


Come along to any of the exchanging places events below. Bike marking will also be offered at the following events:

8th February 2016 10:00 – 14:00 London South Bank Uni Ontario street SE1 6NG

12th,13th&14th February 2016 9am -5pm Cycle show Excel centre E16 1XL

18th February 2016 07:30 – 09:30 Chelsea Creek SW6

23rd February 2016 07:30 – 09:30 Vine Street Bridge EC1R

24th February 2016 07:30 – 09:30 Bonner Bridge Victoria Park E3 5TB

25th February 2016 07:30 – 10:00 Battleship Place Kingscross Station

26th February 2016 07:30 – 09:30 Wellington Arch W1J 7JZ

1st March 2016 07:30 – 09:30 The Cut Junc With Waterloo SE1

3rd March 2016 07:30 – 09:30 Beadon road W6 0EA

10th March 2016 07:30 – 09:30 Victoria and Albert Museum SW7 2Rl

15th March 2016 07:30 – 09:30 Shepherds Bush Green W12 8PH

17th March 2016 07:30 -09:30 Burrell Street SE1 0UN

For more information about Exchanging Places, please email the Cycle Safety Team – see related contacts on this webpage.