Cyclists' Defence Fund or Brake for donation ?

Posts: 1429
Joined: 29 Mar 2007, 4:10pm

Cyclists' Defence Fund or Brake for donation ?

Postby belgiangoth » 12 Jul 2016, 7:20pm

I donate every month to the CDF. I wonder whether I would get better road safety by donating to "brake" instead. What think you?
If I had a baby elephant, it would point out that there is no evidence for planing. Then it would eat all my bananas.

User avatar
Posts: 14164
Joined: 9 Mar 2007, 12:09pm
Location: Kent, lorry park of England

Re: CDF or brake

Postby gaz » 12 Jul 2016, 7:46pm

It's your money. I think you should choose what you do with it.
There'll be tarmac over, the white cliffs of Dover ...

Richard Fairhurst
Posts: 1620
Joined: 2 Mar 2008, 4:57pm
Location: Charlbury, Oxfordshire

Re: CDF or brake

Postby Richard Fairhurst » 12 Jul 2016, 8:48pm

For a moment there I thought you were saving up for a new Croix de Fer. - maps, journey-planner, route guides and city guides

User avatar
Posts: 16726
Joined: 20 Jun 2011, 7:06pm
Location: Norfolk or Somerset, mostly

Re: CDF or brake

Postby mjr » 13 Jul 2016, 11:31am

Richard Fairhurst wrote:For a moment there I thought you were saving up for a new Croix de Fer.

And I wanted to know where you could get one for the same price as a brake ;)

I'd keep donating to CDF as I think the current poor state of law and enforcement is one of the biggest road safety problems cycling has, while Brake are completely wrong-headed about cycling safety with their top priorities being cyclist training, clothing and maintenance, saying nothing about the need for Road Justice, Vision Zero or anything like that. Brake even advises cyclists to get off the roads, tell children "to get off and walk their bike on the pavement if they have to negotiate any busy junctions" (yeah, because being slower, bigger and less stable is really helpful at junctions) and opposes kiddie trainers apart from on cycleways away from roads (I guess they'd prefer you to put the kids and trailer in the back of the SUV to get there...)

Why would any cyclist donate to such a bunch of bike-haters? :-(
MJR, mostly pedalling 3-speed roadsters. KL+West Norfolk BUG incl social easy rides
All the above is CC-By-SA and no other implied copyright license to Cycle magazine.