Youtube hit documents dangerous London streets

Cycling in London on Youtube Pic: Cycling Gaz

Cycling in London on Youtube Pic: Cycling Gaz

A Croydon cyclist has become a YouTube hit for his helmet-camera videos that document the dangers of London’s streets.

Gareth Williams, 24, has racked up over 100,000 hits for his videos, which provide a rare insight into cycling in London.

The web developer cycles 30 miles a day in and out of work in central London, and uses a camera fixed to his helmet to share his experiences on YouTube, under the alias CycleGaz.

The videos contain a number of expletive-filled confrontations with drivers.

Williams told the Telegraph: “As a road user in all forms – I drive a car as well, I walk – I’m interested in road safety and I think anything I can do to educate people or highlight issues I see as positive.”

Williams accepts that those who endanger cyclists are “a small minority,” but insists “that doesn’t mean its something that we shouldn’t highlight.”

The safety of London’s streets remains a prevalent issue following the death of five cyclists over nine days in November.

This follows the news this morning that a cyclist was taken to hospital with possible life changing injuries after a collision beneath the Croydon Flyover.

At a cycling safety conference earlier this week Boris Johnson promised to continue to address the problems.

The Mayor said: “The cycling revolution will continue. This is not the time to slacken off or give up because if we get this right, the prize is huge. London should be in many ways a perfect city to ride a bike.”

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