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Cyclists take part in the Big Ride cycle campaign in Park Lane on April 28, 2012 in London, England. Campaigners particpated in the event to call for safer streets for cyclists. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Thousands protest for cycle safety

Thousands of cyclists staged protests in London, Edinburgh and Rome on Saturday to draw attention to poor road safety and a lack of provisions for bike lovers in the key European cities.