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Re: Is this a record?

27 November 2015 - 9:23am
The pedestrian was crossing the road, lane by lane. He didnt enter the cycle lane without checking first.
He had already dealt with the car (filming) who was in the lane that he was crossing.
The cyclist undertook the car in the separate cycle lane but then changed lanes into the lane that already had a pedestrian in it, in order to hit the pedestrian.
Personally I cant work out why he didnt just go behind the pedestrian, some sort of "brain freeze" I guess.

Re: Commuting - is a rucksack always going to be sweaty?!

27 November 2015 - 9:21am
I use a rucksack with one of my bikes to commute. As the journey is about 80 minutes, it's not a problem, although I do get a sweaty back. Anything longer than that and I use the other bike, which has panniers fitted.

Re: Truck Driver gets a year inside

27 November 2015 - 2:12am
Postboxer wrote:Seems a lengthy sentence for getting out of your cab and pushing someone off a bike, might have got away with it had he used his truck.

Spot-on.

Re: Truck Driver gets a year inside

27 November 2015 - 12:02am
MikeF wrote:Is the judge a cyclist also????? No victim blaming here.
Quite possible. Peterborough is fairly cycling-friendly and March's cycle parking shares pride of place in the middle of the main street:

(Station Road where this happened starts just on the right beyond the blue shopfront.)

Even so, I'm pleasantly surprised by the judgement.

Re: Is today “Peak Idiot”?

26 November 2015 - 11:05pm
Phil Fouracre wrote: No amount of cycling 'initiatives', govt schemes etc will really change the fact that most people will never cycle, for reasons of safety, laziness, whatever. Maybe squeezing out the motorist as Boris is doing might changing things? Lord Sugar is already complaining - that's a good sign . If people realise cycling is quicker etc than motor travel, some may conclude that sitting in a vehicle is not the best use of their time. We're reaching the stage where there are more motor vehicles than space to put them.

Re: Truck Driver gets a year inside

26 November 2015 - 10:37pm
Is the judge a cyclist also????? No victim blaming here.
He added there was no suggestion of any improper action by the cyclist and said: “Every road user is entitled to use the road way - it is not confined to those with an engine. Horse and bike riders have equal entitlement.


But passing the sentence he said: “This is a course of action I consider to be on the short side.”

Re: What should I do if a car keep on driving up my ***

26 November 2015 - 10:24pm
greyingbeard wrote:pulling over and letting the scary driver go past would seem sensible, safe even, doesnt always work out that way
shame theres a minority of ^^unprintable^^s out there
http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news ... -1-7082525

theres a whole thread obout this on here somewhere.
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=101936&p=958705

Re: Is this a record?

26 November 2015 - 10:20pm
Heltor Chasca wrote:Regardless of who is at fault I am in complete disbelief that the cyclist gets back on his bike and puts his glasses back on etc and doesn't even have it in himself to go and assist the pedestrian who is clearly hurt....

Yes, strange priorities. Check the bike but not the person you hit.

Re: Is this a record?

26 November 2015 - 9:46pm
Regardless of who is at fault I am in complete disbelief that the cyclist gets back on his bike and puts his glasses back on etc and doesn't even have it in himself to go and assist the pedestrian who is clearly hurt...

...and the name of the nail salon over the road? 'Divine Peace'. What a way humanity has come huh?

Re: Is this a record?

26 November 2015 - 9:01pm
Mainly the cyclist at fault IMO. Before he started undertaking the car the bus was already signalling to stop. So he had the bus overtake to think about. At the same time the ped was already crossing the road so a potential conflict was obvious. Correct options IMO would be either slow down and go behind the car with the dashcam or stay on left and be prepared to stop if needed.

Hard to say but it looks like the cyclist never saw the ped until a few feet in front of the car as he suddenly changes direction towards him at that point.

Re: Is this a record?

26 November 2015 - 8:33pm
profpointy wrote:do remember that by clicking on these links you are quite literally giving them money ie paying people to put out more cycle-hating propaganda. The term is "click-bait", and if you click, you've been hooked

sorry - did not think - I run an adblock on my browser

Re: Is this a record?

26 November 2015 - 8:17pm
For those who want to see the video independently of the Daily Fail website, here it is:


There is a more balanced (well - more cyclist-friendly, naturally) article in Cycling Weekly.

Re: Is this a record?

26 November 2015 - 8:08pm
Quite right, the OP should have copied-and-pasted the offending articles rather than posting links to them. But that's rather a hassle, especially with all the imagery embedded in the articles.

With regard to the pedestrian collision, I really think there is a case for 'jaywalking' laws like they have in the USA. But I suppose I'd be outvoted by the outraged General Public, on that one....

Re: Is today “Peak Idiot”?

26 November 2015 - 7:38pm
Hi,
Cyclist are an always will be a vulnerable class who are easy targets for those who should never be allowed to drive at all

I would like some of the (if they cycle at all ) folk here to follow me on their bike on my normal ride (in front if they feel up to it ) and then tell me that all the abuse and wrong side of road / no hand on wheel texters were because of their inability to read the conditions and keep themselves safe

Re: What should I do if a car keep on driving up my ***

26 November 2015 - 6:47pm
pulling over and letting the scary driver go past would seem sensible, safe even, doesnt always work out that way
shame theres a minority of ^^unprintable^^s out there
http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news ... -1-7082525

theres a whole thread obout this on here somewhere.

Re: Is this a record?

26 November 2015 - 6:08pm
do remember that by clicking on these links you are quite literally giving them money ie paying people to put out more cycle-hating propaganda. The term is "click-bait", and if you click, you've been hooked

Re: Truck Driver gets a year inside

26 November 2015 - 5:55pm
Tangled Metal wrote:It said in the article that a cyclist has nowhere to go when confronted by a motorist. Personally I'd hop on my bike and go in the opposite direction to the direction the car is and pedal fast. Of course hard if pushed over causing a broken leg, if elderly, etc. But most cyclists are better off avoiding confrontation by riding off. Although I doubt this victim had the chance. Not condoning the truck driver's actions or criticising the victim on the bike. I'm just criticising a little bit from the judge and article.

I once got told how to defend yourself from attack by a 7th Dan ju-jitsu instructor. Expecting some fancy block and strike I got told just don't be there. Trouble has to find you. He elaborated by saying whatever you do take the first opportunity to run away. That was just before he told us about some effective close quarters techniques everyone should know especially vulnerable people.

I understand what you are saying but this is an article in a newspaper. It isn't the whole story to give context, it's the edited version

Re: Is this a record?

26 November 2015 - 5:03pm
just seen this, tell us more, can't get to buy a copy!

Re: Truck Driver gets a year inside

26 November 2015 - 5:01pm
Yup, good on the judge, just need a few more like him

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