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Helmet Cam Footage of Commutes

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Nans0n, 7 Feb 2008.

  1. Hello!

    I'm a bike commuter and have been at the ars* end of some of the stuff that you have and I am now doing the PR for a company called actioncameras.co.uk who sell helmet cameras. I want to get some coverage in the press about the dreadful times commuters can have on bikes and also how we are 'fighting back' ie: recording commutes.

    Would you be comfortable, if I was to go ahead with this, to share your videos and maybe talk to the press should I generate any interest? It's an idea in the early stages but I think it's certainly a decent story and your near misses and cut ups would be great to back the story up.

    If you can help please PM me and let me know where to download your commute and let me know how I can get in contact with you.

    Let me know what you think.
    Cheers
    Kimberley
     
  2. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    youtube init

    one bollo has a cracker of late
     
  3. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Eh? Should your name not be Paul?;)
     
  4. spindrift

    spindrift New Member

    one bollo has a cracker of late

    Link pls?
     
  5. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    I should explain that I got a PM on another forum from someone called Paul who claimed to be doing the PR for this company. Are you competing agains each other, Kimberly?
     
  6. pbjohnson

    pbjohnson New Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    Whoops, sorry magnatom - I can see how this looks. It's Paul here and work with Kimberley at the same company. I sneaked away for a few days sking and asked Kimberley to see if any more people would be prepared to share their footage with us in my absence. She used my email but her own name hence the clumbsy looking post.

    Sorry for the confusion and thanks for your PM reply last week - it's really appreciated.
     
  7. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    No problem. I wasn't being entirely serious. I was sure there was a innocent explanation.

    Let us know more when you have more details of your campaign. :smile:
     
  8. pbjohnson

    pbjohnson New Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    All,

    Thanks so much to everyone who replied to say we could use thier footage and would be happy to speak to the media (if anyone else is happy to be case study - the more the merrier, just PM).

    Just to keep you informed, we've had interest from a national daily and BBC News so far, so I'm hoping there will be press coverage in the next few days.

    Magnatom, as requested, here are the first few sentences from the press release:

    [FONT='Arial'']CYCLISTS USE THEIR HEADS TO CATCH [/FONT]
    [FONT='Arial'']DANGEROUS DRIVERS[/FONT]
    [FONT='Arial''][/FONT]
    [FONT='Arial''][/FONT]
    [FONT='Arial'']Helmet-mounted cameras are the latest weapon in cyclists’ fight-back against dangerous drivers.[/FONT]
    [FONT='Arial''][/FONT]
    [FONT='Arial'']Tired of being run off the road and having near misses with inconsiderate motorists, bike riders in their thousands are turning to technology to catch the culprits.[/FONT]
    [FONT='Arial''][/FONT]
    [FONT='Arial''][/FONT]
     
  9. pbjohnson

    pbjohnson New Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    If anyone fancies being interviewed for 5Live or the 6 O clock news about using their helmet cam and is from London I'd be most grateful for a PM. It will be tomorrow (Tuesday)
     
  10. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Good stuff! So is anyone from London willing to go on the news?! :angry:

    Paul there are few on here you would want to avoid so PM me if you want me to vet them! ;):biggrin:

    Could you let us know when it will hit the TV (if it does)? It would be good to get a recording of it.