OK, so I'm waiting for my prelearners course booked in a couple of weeks, and reading up a bit on riding techniques, safety etc. This looks like a useful article, I (sensibly) think to myself. Then find it contains, amongst other gems, a link to a video of a rider coming off his bike at 75mph because of what looks like the tiniest bit of over-zealous front brake squeezing. Jesus. It's terrifying. Is it really that easy to kill yourself on a bike, every single second? How does anyone make it to the end of a day's riding? And why do I still want to do the prelearners (at 50, never having ridden before)? I've never noticed having a death wish. (The guy in the video survived unscathed, and said it was his first ride on an unfamiliar bike. But still).