It's summer, and folk tend to dress rather scantily under such circumstances. However, as a rider, please, please please, do not be tempted to leave your protective gear at home.
I've spent this afternoon doing a very, very close-up examination of Lower Addiscombe Road after some tit from the on-coming traffic decided to do a right turn just as I was crossing a junction!
Bike, leathers, helmet, gloves, all knackered, but I'm OK, though I do have a bit of a sore shoulder, but that's it! Had I been in jeans and jacket, I may have got away with mild skin abrasions, but my joints would have suffered. I won't even bother to explain what may have happened had I been in shorts and t-shirts!
Riders, and all that know them, it may be hot but your safety has to come first.