Cambridge, known by many as ‘the city of cycling’, is uniquely hospitable to cyclists.
Unlike many other cities in the UK, there are countless places to store bicycles, scores of cycling shops and endless cycling lanes – more than 80 miles in total.
On the whole, this makes the city an amazing place to travel around by bike.
But unfortunately, this also makes it much more likely for accidents to occur.
We looked at data released by The Department for Transport (DfT) and police, which compiled all the collisions involving cyclists that led to a casualty between 2005-2017.
After casting our eyes over the data, we began to notice that some areas were much more prone to accidents than others.
Here are the 10 cycling collision hot spots for you to approach cautiously when riding your bike
Milton Road and Elizabeth Way roundabout
This is a particularly busy part of Cambridge, with motorists and cyclists using this roundabout to get in and out of the city.
With a Cambridge road that connects the city centre to the A14, there was always bound to be accidents here.
Newmarket Road and Barnwell Road roundabout
Another road that leads drivers out of Cambridge city centre, Newmarket Road is one to watch for cyclists.
Again, these collisions occurred at a roundabout, shown to be prime culprits when it comes to cycle collisions.
This is presumably due to the confusing streams of traffic rushing in all directions.
Mill Road and Kingston Street junction
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Mill Road is a hub for cycle collisions.
The most dangerous part appears to be at the junction between Mill Road and Kingston Street.
…And the rest of Mill Road
Although the junction at Kingston Street was the most dangerous part of the road for cyclists, collisions appear to be common all the way up Mill Road.
This is perhaps due to the narrow street, which allow little room for cyclists and motorists to drive alongside one another.
The two roundabouts between The Fen Causeway and Lensfield Road
This is a particularly treacherous piece of road for cyclists, with two roundabouts in quick succession, and a total of four lanes to navigate.
Difficult to find your way around at the best of times, it’s easy to see where things could go wrong here.
Four Lamps Roundabout
Situated next to Christ’s Pieces in the city centre, cyclists could be forgiven for assuming Four Lamps Roundabout would be comparatively safe to navigate.
Representing the confluence of five roads, this roundabout has proven to be particularly hazardous to get around.
Perhaps its central location also means there are more cyclists here than elsewhere, therefore increasing the likelihood of more casualties occurring.
Coronation Street and Hills Road junction
There have been a number of collisions reported around the junction between Coronation Street and Hills Road.
Motorists have to cross a cycle lane in order to turn from one road onto the other.
As a result, this causes a potential danger to both cyclists and motorists, who could be caught off guard when making the sharp turn.
Lensfield Road and Hills Road junction
This junction features a crossroads with a confusing curvature that could throw some cyclists and drivers off guard.
The crossing between two busy city centre roads, this part of Cambridge is bound to get busy during rush hour.
East Road, approaching the Newmarket Road roundabout
Interestingly, there appear to be just as many, if not more collisions on the road approaching this roundabout than there are actually on it.
Perhaps this is due to the tricky three-lane section of East Road as it comes off the roundabout, where cyclists could collide with vehicles as they switch from one side of the road to the other.
Madingley Road and Northampton Street roundabout
Another roundabout, another destination for cycling accidents.
Situated in the more accident-free west side of the city, cyclists shouldn’t allow themselves to fall into a false sense of security when approaching this roundabout.