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Re: Bike Security Locked At Supermarket Bike Rack

5 August 2014 - 4:16pm
or two minutes with a welding torch

Re: Accident with Severely injured cyclist...

5 August 2014 - 4:13pm
A 15 year ban is pretty unusual as far as I know. In this case it seems too short, the driver has shown himself to be not worthy of holding a license ever again

Re: Cyclist injured by steam roller

5 August 2014 - 4:08pm
TonyR wrote:Seems it one of the UK National Elite Series races and therefore closed roads I'd assume. What plonker allows someone to park a steam engine on an elite cycle race track?
When I was a BCF Race Commissaire in the 90's amateur races did not have closed roads. Elite races normally had a rolling closure I think, protected for as long as it took the peloton to pass through. If any vehicle had been left causing an obstruction a motor cycle escort would have waited by it warn riders. I'm a bit out of touch, it may be different now.

Re: Wrong way up a one way street.

5 August 2014 - 3:15pm
Postboxer wrote:It should be legal to ride your bike over the top of those taxis, need someone with the skill though, not safe to cross the solid white line into oncoming traffic, they'd soon stop parking there.
Full winter tyres, danny macaskill

Re: Wrong way up a one way street.

5 August 2014 - 1:58pm
I was recently blocked and got some abuse from a car driver for cycling the correct way up a one way street.
I got the abuse because they were driving the wrong way on that one way street and didn't like being informed, politely, it was one way.

Re: Cyclist injured by steam roller

5 August 2014 - 1:53pm
Postboxer wrote:I agree with the edited heading, had a pedestrian collided with a stationary cycle and got injured and the heading in the paper was pedestrian injured by cyclist, there'd be a few complaints on here. I'll assume that it wasn't intentional and that the OP isn't a professional journalist with a few editors to check their posts before they get posted.

It is rather a unique vehicle to crash into and would be funny if they weren't so badly injured, as steamrollers are always cropping up in cartoons in comical situations.

There you are I've altered the heading. Happy now ???

Re: Dissertation Birmingham Commuters

5 August 2014 - 1:52pm
In Response to [XAP]Bob:

Yes, but some who has regularly commuted a route for a month, may feel less' experienced' than someone who has regularly commuted a route for 10 years. I just wanted to stress the inclusive nature of the work I am doing.

Re: Wrong way up a one way street.

5 August 2014 - 1:39pm
It should be legal to ride your bike over the top of those taxis, need someone with the skill though, not safe to cross the solid white line into oncoming traffic, they'd soon stop parking there.

Re: Wrong way up a one way street.

5 August 2014 - 1:38pm
I was about to chime in to tell the OP that someone has already beaten you to it, but then I realised that would be hopelessly off-topic... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpmcd0SBIq0

Re: Wrong way up a one way street.

5 August 2014 - 1:20pm
thirdcrank wrote:I'm not defending drivers who can't understand traffic signs, especially when they adopt varying interpretations to suit their own needs, but they are a reality. Here's something I prepared earlier.
I actually don't think people see road signs. This I believe is particularly true if they're local to the roads.

My only regret is I didn't have a camera, it truly was comic genius and warrants a spot on Youtube. Had it been on the TV it would have been accused of stereotyping folk.

Re: Wrong way up a one way street.

5 August 2014 - 1:09pm
I'm not defending drivers who can't understand traffic signs, especially when they adopt varying interpretations to suit their own needs, but they are a reality. Here's something I prepared earlier.

viewtopic.php?p=188088#p188088

Re: Cyclist injured by steam roller

5 August 2014 - 1:02pm
Seems it one of the UK National Elite Series races and therefore closed roads I'd assume. What plonker allows someone to park a steam engine on an elite cycle race track?

Re: Caught on camera

5 August 2014 - 1:02pm
An interesting report of a prosecution for failing to stop here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-br ... e-28658217

Re: Cyclist injured by steam roller

5 August 2014 - 12:53pm
I agree with the edited heading, had a pedestrian collided with a stationary cycle and got injured and the heading in the paper was pedestrian injured by cyclist, there'd be a few complaints on here. I'll assume that it wasn't intentional and that the OP isn't a professional journalist with a few editors to check their posts before they get posted.

It is rather a unique vehicle to crash into and would be funny if they weren't so badly injured, as steamrollers are always cropping up in cartoons in comical situations.

Re: Biased?

5 August 2014 - 12:32pm
AlaninWales wrote:Does it say whether the cyclist was in view when she started the U-turn?
If so, then (probably) the driver's fault.
If not, then (probably) the cyclist's fault (not being able to stop in the distance you can see to be clear is somewhat careless).

AIUI it happened on Goods Way round the back of Kings Cross near the filling station. If she didn't have a view of the cyclist there when she started the turn she can't have been looking. Its a wide road with a slight curve and good sight lines. And despite some reports there isn't a steep hill there to come racing down. Its pretty flat thereabouts.

Re: Wrong way up a one way street.

5 August 2014 - 12:31pm
One of the one-way streets in Bath's city centre was made two way for bikes early this year. The signing and markings were fairly subtle, which meant that anyone cycling contra-flow inevitably was held up by pedestrians crossing in front of them or drivers driving as if they didn't exist. The local cycling campaign group asked for the markings to be improved, which they were, and it is now very clear that cyclists can use it in both directions. Generally other road users behaviour has improved, but a few weeks ago I still had one car drive deliberately at me (it is a narrow road with parking on one side so little space to avoid oncoming cars), which I assume was the driver's way of saying that I shouldn't have been cycling in that direction. Or maybe he just didn't like me.

Re: Cyclist injured by (crashing into a )steam roller

5 August 2014 - 12:30pm
Feel sorry for him on one level but what sort of plonk could miss seeing a big steam roller like that?

Re: Wrong way up a one way street.

5 August 2014 - 12:26pm
Its surprising how many motorists impersonate a police officer by advising a cyclist where they should and shouldn’t ride a bike.

Re: Wrong way up a one way street.

5 August 2014 - 12:14pm
When that happened to me, I politely asked “Are you my mother?”
When the answer was no, I said “Then f*** off then” and rode off.

Re: Biased?

5 August 2014 - 11:59am
661-Pete wrote: However U-turns are a rather grey area in motoring law - correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that many years ago U-turns were illegal on all roads. This is not the case now, although they are still illegal where prohibited by a specific sign, or where there are double white lines. Certainly a lot of cases where I've witnessed U-turns (and they can be most disconcerting to the cyclist!) are where the driver is simply too lazy to make it as far as the next roundabout, where they can reverse their direction of travel quite legally and safely. Most irksome driving behaviour, I'd call it...
First I've heard of it ever having been illegal. If you think about it, a three point turn is permitted and deemed important enough to be a required part of driver training. So how could a U-turn (which manages the same manoeuver in a single turn) have been illegal? How could anybody legally turn round where there was no side road, roundabout or turning circle? You could reverse into a driveway or farm entrance but that itself would be a trespass and therefore unlawful.

I have no problem with u-turns or 3-point turns as long as they are done with care. I probably do them on my bike much more frequently than in the car.

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