They showed that last year, 113 cyclists died in Britain.This was a touch above the year before, when 109 were killed, but considerably lower than the 134 a decade ago – and just a fraction of the 1,536 killed in 1934.The long-term trend is that cycling deaths are falling.So far in 2015, according to the Beyond the Kerb blog which unofficially monitors casualties, there have been 53 fatalities – which would suggest that, if anything, we may see fewer deaths than usual this year.Planning control was taken from elected local authorities and delegated to the Milton Keynes Development Corporation (MKDC).Before construction began, every area was subject to detailed archaeological investigation: doing so has exposed a rich history of human settlement since Neolithic times and has provided a unique insight into the history of a large sample of the landscape of north Buckinghamshire.However, the tragedy of Ying Tao’s death, and all the other women on London’s roads, do not fit the long-term picture.On Thursday, the Department for Transport published its annual road safety statistics.
But anyone reading the headlines this week might understandably refuse to join them.Programme: Date: Fri 4 Sept, Date: Thurs 10 Sept, Event: Bath Film Festival presents Mad Max: Fury Road (15)High octane car chases in outrageous vehicles, sedately powered by pedals in a secret field in central Bath.Venue: Sailsbury Club, Bath, BA1 6AB Date: Thurs 17 Sept, Event: Afrika Eye presents Pedal Power Shorts (PG)Park your bike under the stars for a free screening of three super cycling shorts.That, best beloved, is not something we've made up. The cable car and the boats are "very different to some of our more conventional transport modes," she told us. Events like this are a way of alerting people to the fact that London has regular river boats and a cable car dangling over the Thames.It's from an official press release, issued by London's official transport authority. “They’re incredibly romantic and popular with couples,” the spokeswoman added.