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The Guardian - 30 November 2012

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30 November 2012
Cycling groups and MPs condemn BBC1 documentary about road users by Peter Walker in The Guardian. Programme titled The War on Britain's Roads accused of endangering cyclists by stereotyping them as reckless

Roger Geffen, policy director for national cyclists' group the CTC, said they met the film's producers a year ago and provided statistics showing a long-term increase in cycling safety. He said: "Instead of covering this good news story the BBC has instead chosen to portray cycling as an activity solely for battle-hardened males with helmets and cameras. This hostile stereotyping merely scares mums, children and others back into their cars."

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