Media

Rachel speaking Some examples of media appearances, including where possible links/clips from audio/video and articles.

If you want to contact me about a media interview, the best way to get in touch is to email me at my University email address as per details here.

Selected appearances

TV programmes

3rd April, 2016 – Sky News (talking about cycling investment and infrastructure in England)

3rd Feb, 2016 – BBC London, talking about mode shift in London

16th July, 2015 – The Cycle Show, ITV4 (with Donnachadh McCarthy, Matt Barbet)


23rd June, 2015 – BBC London news on cycling safety, with Tom Edwards

21st August, 2014 – BBC World News on city cycling & cycle safety, with Emily Brooke (Blaze) and Sarah Drummond (Cyclehack)
7th July, 2014 – Channel 4 News – in the aftermath of the Tour de France, debating how to increase everyday cycling, with Andrew Gilligan and Jon Snow.
15th November, 2013 – BBC Newsnight – a short interview about cycle safety, following a series of cycle deaths in London

Radio programmes
3rd Feb, 2016 and 24th March, 2016 – two appearances on Eddie Nestor’s Drive Time show
16th October, 2014 – BBC London News – talking about the Near Miss Project.
1st August, 2014 – BBC London News – talking about gender and cycling in London. How do we make cycling more demographically diverse?
25th November, 2013 – BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour – ‘Why aren’t there more women cyclists on the roads?’, with Jane Garvey and Kirsteen Torrance. Still available here (from 21:20).

Newspaper articles

Rachel Aldred, Guardian Bike Blog, 15th March 2016, Getting people cycling on residential streets needs more than 20mph limits.
Peter Walker, G2, 1st July 2015, “Sabotage and Hatred: what have people got against cyclists?
Two articles in the Telegraph in June 2015 by Jonny Cooper and Harry Wallop, focusing on cycling safety and gender.
Rachel Aldred, Guardian Bike Blog, 11 June 2015 – Why is Cycling in the UK so scary?
Peter Walker, Guardian, 11 June 2015 – Female cyclists bear brunt of bad driving and harassment, study finds
Rachel Aldred, Guardian Bike Blog, 11th February 2015 – How can we make our streets safer for children to cycle?
Peter Walker, Guardian Bike Blog, 16th October 2014 – ‘Why Cycling is Great for Everyone, not just cyclists‘.
Jasmine Gardner, in the Evening Standard, 14th October 2014 – ‘Beware the Smidsy
Simon Usborne, in The Independent, 31st July 2014 – ‘Former Labour minister Meg Hillier has demanded ‘pootling lanes’ for women cyclists
Sam Walker, in The Telegraph, 28th July 2014 – ‘Should cyclists be allowed to listen to music?
Peter Walker, in The Guardian, 16th November 2013 – ‘Is Boris Johnson pushing too fast for a cycle-friendly London?

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