• Blackpool cyclist involved in collision with toddler summonsed for dangerous cycling1 day 13 hours agolevermonkey wrote:If the

    levermonkey wrote:
    If the cyclist (and yes he is a cyclist) has any brains he will instruct his solicitor that he cannot receive a fair trial due to the sensationalist coverage in the media.

    Was he cycling on the pavement? Yes.
    Did he have good reason for cycling on the pavement? Probably not.
    Was he riding recklessly? No (other than the fact that he shouldn't have been on the pavement).
    Was his speed excessive? No.
    Did he react immediately when the toddler ran into him? Yes. (Bear in mind that a motorist gets a 2 second reaction time as enshrined in the Highway Code.)
    [Toddler impact (Toddler runs into the side of the cyclist not the cyclist running into the toddler) to complete standstill probably not more than 10 feet.]
    Did he stop at the scene? Yes (photograph by father proves this).
    Was toddler seriously injured? No (superficial cuts and bruises only).
    Was toddler traumatised? No (parents milking it for effect, children are much more resilient than you think, they have to be told they're traumatised).
    Did cyclist leave scene because he felt threatened. Yes.

    Does cyclist have a case to answer? Yes. Riding on the pavement, nothing else is relevant.

    I don't see that he has a case to answer.

    Well the mugging of Alan Barnes certainly received 'sensationalist coverage' and that didn't help defendant Richard Gatiss at all. The judge threw the book at him and quite rightly so.

    Holland has been summoned for 'dangerous cycling' and, in my view, that was exactly what he was doing. It is only by good fortune that the child was not more seriously injured. At that speed she certainly could have been killed or suffered life-changing injuries. Holland shouldn't have been on the pavement and, more importantly, shouldn't have been going so fast whilst on it.

  • Livingston jogger dies after being hit by cyclist1 day 13 hours agoGo to any shopping mall and

    Go to any shopping mall and watch people interacting. You will see hundreds of no fault collisions an hour. People bump into each other, apologise and move on. Every once in a while a collision results in someone losing their balance and ending up on the floor.

    No one is at fault; no one is to blame, it just happens!

    This could just be one of those situations. Only the location is different and the 'collision-ees' mode of locomotion.

    This is simply a regrettable incident where the only thing you can do is extend your deepest sympathies to all concerned.

  • Brian Robinson receives £15,000 after collision with car that pulled out on him1 day 14 hours agoNope not a myth according to

    Nope not a myth according to their website:

    Quote:
    What is not covered?
    Important exclusions include:
    business use (eg cycle courier) but commuting is covered.
    deliberate acts.
    member to member liability (claims made against one British Cycling member by another)

    https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/membership/article/memst-Third-Party-L...

  • Brian Robinson receives £15,000 after collision with car that pulled out on him1 day 14 hours agoIf even road.cc title's have

    If even road.cc title's have the "collision with a car", all is lost ! Maybe a Google car?

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  • Blackpool cyclist involved in collision with toddler summonsed for dangerous cycling1 day 14 hours agoIf the cyclist (and yes he is

    If the cyclist (and yes he is a cyclist) has any brains he will instruct his solicitor that he cannot receive a fair trial due to the sensationalist coverage in the media.

    Was he cycling on the pavement? Yes.
    Did he have good reason for cycling on the pavement? Probably not.
    Was he riding recklessly? No (other than the fact that he shouldn't have been on the pavement).
    Was his speed excessive? No.
    Did he react immediately when the toddler ran into him? Yes. (Bear in mind that a motorist gets a 2 second reaction time as enshrined in the Highway Code.)
    [Toddler impact (Toddler runs into the side of the cyclist not the cyclist running into the toddler) to complete standstill probably not more than 10 feet.]
    Did he stop at the scene? Yes (photograph by father proves this).
    Was toddler seriously injured? No (superficial cuts and bruises only).
    Was toddler traumatised? No (parents milking it for effect, children are much more resilient than you think, they have to be told they're traumatised).
    Did cyclist leave scene because he felt threatened. Yes.

    Does cyclist have a case to answer? Yes. Riding on the pavement, nothing else is relevant.

    I don't see that he has a case to answer.

  • Team Wiggins release Hour infographic - but Sky not impressed at "blatant rip-off"1 day 14 hours agoI would have sent them both

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  • Riding on your own - how many of you do this instead of a club ride?1 day 14 hours agoI go to club roller sessions

    I go to club roller sessions on Wednesdays and either the longer club ride on Saturday or the lung-busting cat-and-mouse ride on Sunday. Having those two events organised externally makes them easier to plan for (especially the weather-proof roller session).

    Generally, anything else I do is on my own, but having those rides dependably penciled in sets a decent enough 'base' for the weekend, and means I can generally enjoy my solo rides freely, rather than feeling like I'm somehow 'obliged' to be out there on my own.

    But it's obviously very personal. I used to do a lot more solo riding, and I've also been in the position of doing so much club stuff that I felt kind of stifled by it.

    Balance and all that...

  • Brian Robinson receives £15,000 after collision with car that pulled out on him1 day 14 hours agoIs it true that if a BC

    Is it true that if a BC member is involved in a collision with another BC member then they can't use their BC legal cover?

    Or is that internet myth?

  • Brian Robinson receives £15,000 after collision with car that pulled out on him1 day 14 hours agofenix wrote:Not sure how you

    fenix wrote:
    Not sure how you could rule that out anyway ?

    I'm not sure you can, not fully anyway. But you can try and find out about people's real world experiences and outcomes and try to compare them. Like this for example:

    fenix wrote:
    Mate of mine got knocked off his bike and got about 2 grand for damages. Just scratches really - nothing like Brian got here. 15K sounds a bit light by comparison.

  • Riding on your own - how many of you do this instead of a club ride?1 day 14 hours agoLike most it seems, kids and

    Like most it seems, kids and family life mean early starts and solo commuting so generally on my own unless I rope in 1 or 2 dads from the local village. I like it though. Lucky to have country roads on the doorstep and flat to the south and hills to the north so plenty of choice. Also, I have to say the groups I usually encounter are a snooty, unsmiling bunch so kind of puts me off a club.

  • Blackpool cyclist involved in collision with toddler summonsed for dangerous cycling1 day 14 hours agoBSausage wrote:Just as a

    BSausage wrote:
    Just as a matter of interest, has anyone asked why that family has a camera filming the street outside their home?

    Because they live in Blackpool?

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    Never clean a chain on the bike, always remove and degrease then rinse thoroughly, dry and re-lube with chainsaw oil. Clean all other components. Re-assemble. 1 hour every 3-4 months if you ride EVERY day 35-40 miles each day.

  • 10 and 11 speed compatibility question1 day 14 hours agoI'm particularly interested

    I'm particularly interested in comment by fukawitribe. You make it sound straight forward, on what experience?

  • Brian Robinson receives £15,000 after collision with car that pulled out on him1 day 14 hours agoNot sure how you could rule

    Not sure how you could rule that out anyway ?

    Mate of mine got knocked off his bike and got about 2 grand for damages. Just scratches really - nothing like Brian got here. 15K sounds a bit light by comparison.

  • Blackpool cyclist involved in collision with toddler summonsed for dangerous cycling1 day 14 hours agoBSausage wrote:Just as a

    BSausage wrote:
    Just as a matter of interest, has anyone asked why that family has a camera filming the street outside their home?

    That's a very good point. I thought if you had CCTV you had to follow certain guidelines and were only allowed to film your own property and not a public space. As this footage covers more of the road than it does of the front of the persons house do that then mean this footage is illegal. If that's the case can the footage still be used as evidence in any court case ?

  • Brian Robinson receives £15,000 after collision with car that pulled out on him1 day 14 hours agofarrell wrote:langsett

    farrell wrote:
    langsett wrote:
    I doubt the hard nosed insurance & legal profession attach any financial value to ones accolades from so long ago. If your cynical supposition that 'celebrity' swings things rang true then the driver would have been prosecuted as well and not handled through civil means?

    I am cynical, yes, but I wasn't suggesting that the insurance world were swayed by Brian's past, more that BC would lose more face if a Brian's case had been mishandled or not had any effort put in to it.

    I suppose the question was is it possible that British Cycling pressed and worked harder on his behalf, rather than just going through the process as they would for your average punter. I'm not saying that is the case, I'm just wanting to rule it out.

    Errr …………. BC / CTC don't actually handle your case, they pass you on to their solicitor of choice. The cycling organisation has no input what so ever unless things go tits up and you are totally dissatisfied with how your case is run or the advice you are given that you complain to them, but even then you will have gone through the solicitor's complaints procedure to hopefully resolve any difficulties or have sort a second opinion.

  • Bonk, knock, la fringale... when your legs say "no"1 day 14 hours agoDaveyraveygravey

    Daveyraveygravey wrote:
    Happened to me today at Goodwood doing the MS challenge. Two laps to go, the bunch of 20 I'm in turns downwind and the monsters at the front crank it up again. Me and the other wannabes at the back dig in, we're still on the back, and I know if I can keep digging through the chicane, over the start/finish line and round turn 1 (out of sight of the Grandstand and watching friends and family) the monsters will back off again and we'll drop back to a more manageable Sunday pootle pace. I look again and realise the bunch of 20 I was at the back of is actually now a bunch of 3; chummy in front of chummy in front has blown and there is another group of 17 disappearing up the road. I go again, or at least my head says go, but the legs have baled out on me and I sit up knowing my last 2 laps will be at recovery pace.

    Sounds like the group I lost about 2 thirds distance! Got lost when we lapped another group and could not get back on.... chased for a while until I was completely empty and dropped back to sulkily finish with the group we'd lapped.

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    I think this scaffolding was being removed at the time, one of the lorries was the scaffolding lorry.

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  • Brian Robinson receives £15,000 after collision with car that pulled out on him1 day 15 hours agolangsett wrote:I doubt the

    langsett wrote:
    I doubt the hard nosed insurance & legal profession attach any financial value to ones accolades from so long ago. If your cynical supposition that 'celebrity' swings things rang true then the driver would have been prosecuted as well and not handled through civil means?

    I am cynical, yes, but I wasn't suggesting that the insurance world were swayed by Brian's past, more that BC would lose more face if a Brian's case had been mishandled or not had any effort put in to it.

    I suppose the question was is it possible that British Cycling pressed and worked harder on his behalf, rather than just going through the process as they would for your average punter. I'm not saying that is the case, I'm just wanting to rule it out.

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  • Riding on your own - how many of you do this instead of a club ride?1 day 15 hours agoLone Wolf! I've got 4 kids,

    Lone Wolf!
    I've got 4 kids, so tend to go out about 5am on the weekends, so that I still get to spend the whole weekend with them!
    So much better at that time of the morning, no traffic, empty roads, lots of wildlife (seen so many deers running wild). Not many clubs go out at that time, and to echo what most people said on here, it's nice to be in control of where I go and at what pace etc. Cool