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« on: December 17, 2013, 09:20:45 »

Apologies to any cyclists on here but I just had a run in with a real ignorant one, he came past me at a set of traffic lights, this is no problem generally but he insisted on riding down the middle of the road so that no-one could get by him, I tooted him to get him to move over but all I got in response was the finger.
I hooted again and when it was safe to do so I overtook him, he waved a fist at me and shouted something, further down the road he banged on my door saying he was going to report me for dangerous driving, I was obviously rather annoyed at this as it was him who had started the trouble by riding like a complete twonk.
I pointed out that he should stay on the nearside or on the cycle track opposite unless turning right which he said was rubbish.

Bloody cyclists [throw it] me right off.
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Re: Cyclists
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2013, 14:16:46 »
They are no more than mobile chicanes, there solely to add a bit of interest to a dull drive.  We get huggings of them round here wheezing their way up all our big hills. Bike riding is and should only ever be used as a last resort before walking.
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2013, 22:51:17 »
Not sure if it's in the Highway Code but I thought they had to ride about 2ft from the curb.

It sounds like he was twonk but as a cyclist who's ridden in busy cities sometimes you have to ride defensively just to survive.

 You get bad cyclist just like you get bad drivers.




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Re: Cyclists
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2015, 20:19:31 »
Not sure if it's in the Highway Code but I thought they had to ride about 2ft from the curb.

It sounds like he was twonk but as a cyclist who's ridden in busy cities sometimes you have to ride defensively just to survive.

 You get bad cyclist just like you get bad drivers.

Just seen this, I'd say (as a cycle-commuter of almost 30 years), that you ride where it's safe - when you can

20-odd Pounds of aluminium & carbon-fibre, with lycra protects you a lot less than a ton of motorcar, with air-bags



My route to work has innumerable potholes (think WMDC have numbers 57 in a 400 yard stretch!), & I have to ride about 6 foot out to avoid them

I'm not riding through them, unless I absolutely have to (ie; 'blue lights' behind me)


I also occupy 'primary' if I can, at a roundabout with a motorway
I cross a junction of the M62, on a regular basis, & have actually had to go onto the slip-road, when drivers overtake at the very last second!

It's 'go with them, or go under'
On a couple of occasions, 'words have been strongly exchanged!', on that section of the hard-shoulder :angry:
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Re: Cyclists
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2015, 23:09:40 »
have them crashing into me often when wandering down the canal tow path.. they come along looking like dressed for the tour de France or something at god knows what speed and without a bell or any sort of warning of there approach and crash into the back of me *as a pedestrian* they normally end up in the canal after such a encounter just seem to bounce that way... wouldn't be that bad if it was dark and i was dressed in black.. but im often in a high vis jacket and im 7 foot tall... some cyclists are just asshats 
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Re: Cyclists
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2015, 23:31:30 »
I can understand cyclists riding defensively but why is it that cycle tracks are provided on some roads for the cyclists safety but they appear to be too arrogant to use them?

Baffles me.
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Re: Cyclists
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2015, 00:31:38 »
I enjoy cycling, but as said some of them really think they are always in the right and get everyone else a bad name.

I'd like to see them carry insurance but I don't think it will happen.

There's no excuse for criminal damage though, which is what he has done to your car!
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Re: Cyclists
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2015, 16:01:47 »
I can understand cyclists riding defensively but why is it that cycle tracks are provided on some roads for the cyclists safety but they appear to be too arrogant to use them?

Baffles me.
Frank

That's (around here, anyway) they're badly surfaced, parked on - so they're a chicane, all of the road detritus (glass, stones, etc...) end up in them, whereas they'd go straight to the very gutter, if no cycle-lane


I enjoy cycling, but as said some of them really think they are always in the right and get everyone else a bad name.

I'd like to see them carry insurance but I don't think it will happen.

3rd Party insurance is available through the 2 main governing bodies; British Cycling & CTC

I have BC membership, for the insurance, & have had for a LOT of years
They'll also help the cyclist to claim, if he/she is subject of a knock-down/injured
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Re: Cyclists
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2015, 21:53:45 »
Same here card carrying BC member.

When I lived in Brighton you often felt like you risked your life every time you went out on a bike.

As I've said it works both ways.  Bad cycling annoys me just as much as bad driving.




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Re: Cyclists
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2015, 17:44:23 »
Bad cycling gets everyone a bad name, like bad drivers and bad off-roaders.

You tend not to notice the good ones :rolleyes:
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Re: Cyclists
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2015, 20:22:16 »
Bad cycling gets everyone a bad name, like bad drivers and bad off-roaders.

You tend not to notice the good ones :rolleyes:

Spot on!

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