Brass innovators Hackney Colliery Band staged a concert with a difference to raise awareness for Blaze’s latest cycling campaign.
Blaze, a manufacturer of urban bicycling accessories, enlisted the help of Hackney’s favourite nine piece brass ensemble to illustrate just how little a London bus driver can see from their driving seat, and how important it is for cyclists to make themselves visible.
The concert took the form of an experiment during which one unsuspecting audience member would be invited to sit in the front seat of a stationary bus, and then Hackney Colliery Band burst into one of their trademark tunes.
Each time this happened, the audience member/bus driver had no idea where the music was coming from as Hackney Colliery Band were situated behind them in a ‘blind spot’. When each of the departed the vehicle, they were shocked to see a nine piece brass band had been right behind them all along.
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The important takeaway from this event is that though the simulated bus drivers could not see Hackney Colliery Band from their position, they could see LED lights projected onto the road beside them from bikes which were in fact next to Hackney Colliery Band. Blaze believe these lights will help bus drivers and cyclists coexist on city roads, and will save lives.
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