Jan 022013

Cycling can be dangerous. Over 110 cyclists have been killed on the UK’s roads in 2012; 13 of them in London. Although there are many cycle paths painted onto roads, bikes are rarely separated from the traffic and many roads are very narrow.
In 6 Minute English this week, Alice and Neil talk about a new documentary called ‘The War on Britain’s Roads’, which investigates the ‘battle’ between cyclists and motorists on Britain’s roads.

The website bicycling.com has made a list of what it thinks are the best cities for cycling. One only of their top five isn’t in Europe. Can you guess where it is?
a) Beijing, China
b) Tokyo, Japan
c) Bogota, Colombia



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in droves: in large numbers

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