Have you ever been put on the spot by someone who's not very sympathetic to cycling?
Do they say:
Q1: Cycling’s far too dangerous, isn’t it?
Q2: Shouldn’t cyclists be made to wear helmets?
Q3: Cyclists should all be wearing hi-vis, shouldn’t they?
Q4: Cyclists cause most of the collisions involving them, don’t they?
Q5: Cyclists put pedestrians at huge risk by riding on the pavement, and cause a major road safety problem by always jumping red lights, don’t they?
Q6: All cyclists’ behaviour is inherently awful and incurable, isn’t it?
Q7: Cyclists ought to have compulsory training, number plates and insurance, shouldn’t they?
Q8: Cyclists should pay road tax, shouldn’t they?
Q9: Shouldn’t cyclists stop slowing down traffic and stick to where they belong – i.e. on cycle paths/tracks off the road?
Q10: No one wants to cycle anyway, so why waste money on it?
Want some persuasive answers to hand? Download our 'Ten Common Questions about Cycling' from the link below.
Last revised, August 2020.