• Surrey resident launches campaign against closed-road cycle events1 year 1 week agoHis house was directly on the

    His house was directly on the course so I think this is his way to vent his anger.

  • Surrey resident launches campaign against closed-road cycle events1 year 1 week agoI'm struggling a little to

    I'm struggling a little to see what direct impact this could have had on the clay-pigeon business. Assuming that this is the business in question:

    http://willinghurst.vpweb.co.uk/Contact-Us.html

    one venue appears to be outside the loop, and the other is just off J10 of the M25 which I assume was open as usual Smile I guess there may have been clients inside the loop who couldn't get out, but the vast majority of Surrey would appear to have been entirely unaffected.

  • Road rage and knocked off1 year 1 week agoSounds horrific, I hope you

    Sounds horrific, I hope you make a quick recovery and that this does not put you off riding - these events are very rare

    Although I'm generally against the principle, I guess this is a scenario where you could really do with a helmet cam

    Hopefully some CCTV or witnesses will come to your aid

  • Eneco Tour - Stage 41 year 1 week ago1 GREIPEL Andre Lotto Belisol

    1 GREIPEL Andre Lotto Belisol Team
    2 NIZZOLO Giacomo RadioShack - Leopard
    3 BOOM Lars Belkin Pro Cycling Team
    4 PETACCHI Alessandro Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
    5 PORSEV Alexander Katusha Team
    6 FARRAR Tyler Garmin - Sharp
    7 KEUKELEIRE Jens Orica GreenEDGE
    8 HUTAROVICH Yauheni AG2R La Mondiale
    9 VIVIANI Elia Cannondale Pro Cycling Team
    10 SUTTON Chris Sky Procycling

  • Surrey resident launches campaign against closed-road cycle events1 year 1 week agoHave to agree with

    Have to agree with aslongasicycle. A petition is a poor place to rant so luckily for cyclists this one will be ignored

  • Surrey resident launches campaign against closed-road cycle events1 year 1 week ago.

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  • Eneco Tour - Stage 41 year 1 week ago1,2,3,9 Should be a few

    1,2,3,9
    Should be a few podium badges today

  • Eneco Tour - Stage 41 year 1 week ago1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9

    1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9

  • Eneco Tour - Stage 41 year 1 week ago1,2,3,8 & 9 for me

    1,2,3,8 & 9 for me

  • Scute Design Lumin8a indicating gloves1 year 1 week agowhat about some rave style

    what about some rave style glow sticks/bracelets? Then you can carry on washing your gloves.

  • Surrey resident launches campaign against closed-road cycle events1 year 1 week agostuartp wrote:Nick T

    stuartp wrote:
    Nick T wrote:
    Well, the constant banging of rifles from his clay pigeon business

    At the risk of getting shot down in flames Wink they will be firing shotguns not rifles.

    And you n'all. Wink

  • Surrey resident launches campaign against closed-road cycle events1 year 1 week agoandyp wrote:'Might I suggest

    andyp wrote:
    'Might I suggest that those here who moan about his clay shoot listen to themselves'

    whoosh.

    I think he needs to have his Irono-Meter recalibrated.

  • Surrey resident launches campaign against closed-road cycle events1 year 1 week agoJohn Stevenson wrote:Gkam84

    John Stevenson wrote:
    Gkam84 wrote:

    The first week in August is ALWAYS busy for clay pigeon shooting, as people dust off their shotgun's ready for the "Glorious 12th"

    Next year's event is August 10, so people who need to rehearse outwitting a bird with a brain the size of a pea while armed with a portable cannon will be able to do so.

    True, they should all be up here on the moors spending their money in Scotland Wink

    Living in a small village myself, I do understand what he's getting at though, we get roads blocked a few times a year, when the highland games is on and also when the Queen arrives for her holiday. But it only serves to bring people into the village, rather than block them in their house/business.

    Also, Sunday...not that I am religious, but its the day people in rural area's, jump in their massive 4x4's and go to Church...

  • Surrey resident launches campaign against closed-road cycle events1 year 1 week agoLow Speed Wobble wrote: What

    Low Speed Wobble wrote:

    What ARE you talking about? This thread concerns a guy who is attempting to use a legal route block a cycling event from closing the road that goes past his house. And you're talking vigilantism? I think you've been watching too many late-night movies.

    What i am saying is that the tone he is using, the tone in the media, the lack of police interest.

    That people are willing to post his contact details to complain about his actions because there is nowhere else to complain. (regardless of whether he has a justifiable argument)

    Policing in the UK relies on consent and a belief that the law is there when you need it.

  • Surrey resident launches campaign against closed-road cycle events1 year 1 week agoNick T wrote:Well, the

    Nick T wrote:
    Well, the constant banging of rifles from his clay pigeon business

    At the risk of getting shot down in flames Wink they will be firing shotguns not rifles.

  • Marcel Kittel takes lie detector test to try and prove he's not doping1 year 1 week agoqwerky wrote: If polygraphs

    qwerky wrote:
    If polygraphs are notoriously unreliable then can they produce false positives as well?

    Yes, they can. If you do a bit of googling you find plenty of examples.

    Basically, polygraph is theatre that sometimes gets naive subjects to confess, but is comedically easy for experienced liars to beat.

  • Surrey resident launches campaign against closed-road cycle events1 year 1 week agoAlexM wrote:northstar

    AlexM wrote:
    northstar wrote:
    Once again, he has no case whatsoever, these closures are essential for the event to go ahead safely otherwise the events could not be held with drivers on the same roads causing chaos.

    I'm not disputing that the closures were essential for the event to go ahead. I'm saying that running the event and closing roads obviously has a big impact on people who live and work along the route, that the impact needs to be taken into account when planning and staging such events. Is that so unreasonable?

    For all we know, the first Sunday in August might traditionally be Huggins' biggest, most lucrative weekend of the year, the day on which he makes the money that sees him through the quiet winter months. If that's the case, you can see why he'd be unhappy - especially if there was a lack of consultation with local residents and businesses, as he suggests.

    As far as i'm aware notification of the event was giving a year in advance, plenty of time. It's one day a year, and there's plenty of other public highways and ways for his customers to reach him and enjoy their shooting past time.

    This is nimby moaning it seems.

  • Marcel Kittel takes lie detector test to try and prove he's not doping1 year 1 week agoricolek wrote:Doesn't matter

    ricolek wrote:
    Doesn't matter if it's credible, what matters is that he wasn't afraid to do it. Doper wouldn't do it even if it wasn't 100% reliable.

    A doper like Tyler Hamilton?

  • Marcel Kittel takes lie detector test to try and prove he's not doping1 year 1 week agoPolygraph is rubbish. And

    Polygraph is rubbish. And that statement from Richard Helms, former CIA director, is just plain racist!

  • Surrey resident launches campaign against closed-road cycle events1 year 1 week agomattsccm wrote:He is entitled

    mattsccm wrote:
    He is entitled to his opinions.

    No he's not. If he wants to be taken seriously, then he's entitled to reasoned, defensible opinions supported by evidence.

    There's a world of difference between that and prejudice.

  • Surrey resident launches campaign against closed-road cycle events1 year 1 week agoGkam84 wrote: The first week

    Gkam84 wrote:

    The first week in August is ALWAYS busy for clay pigeon shooting, as people dust off their shotgun's ready for the "Glorious 12th"

    Next year's event is August 10, so people who need to rehearse outwitting a bird with a brain the size of a pea while armed with a portable cannon will be able to do so.

  • Surrey resident launches campaign against closed-road cycle events1 year 1 week agomrmo wrote:Low Speed Wobble

    mrmo wrote:
    Low Speed Wobble wrote:
    +1 for TheHatter. Huggins has a point to make, yet as TheHatter, and others, have pointed out - he makes his case very badly!

    However, some of you guys with your nasty comments (Gizmo, you should be ashamed of yourself) do our cycling cause no good whatsoever! If this thread of comments were taken by anyone as a snapshot of today's cyclists it would be easy to brand 'us' as arrogant, selfish baboons. Really fellas, do us all a favour and reflect before you post.

    Whilst i agree with most of what you are saying, haveing a legal system which, to be blunt, offer no protection to cyclists will lead in only one direction. At some point a cyclist will kill a driver in "self defence."

    At the moment the attacks are non violent.

    I am not saying violence is right, just that if there is no recourse in law, vigilantism is always the result.

    What ARE you talking about? This thread concerns a guy who is attempting to use a legal route block a cycling event from closing the road that goes past his house. And you're talking vigilantism? I think you've been watching too many late-night movies.

  • Surrey resident launches campaign against closed-road cycle events1 year 1 week agoAlexM wrote:For all we know,

    AlexM wrote:
    For all we know, the first Sunday in August might traditionally be Huggins' biggest, most lucrative weekend of the year, the day on which he makes the money that sees him through the quiet winter months. If that's the case, you can see why he'd be unhappy - especially if there was a lack of consultation with local residents and businesses, as he suggests.

    BOOM, nail and head there.

    Things like this DO need to be looked at, rural communities need to make money when they can so when things tail off through the leaner months, they can afford to get by.

    The first week in August is ALWAYS busy for clay pigeon shooting, as people dust off their shotgun's ready for the "Glorious 12th"

    If this was the case and he had phrased his argument better, I'd be quite happy to support him and have the event moved to another date...

    The way its written out though makes it seem like just an anti cycling rant though.

  • Marcel Kittel takes lie detector test to try and prove he's not doping1 year 1 week agoNot sure I would have stepped

    Not sure I would have stepped forward. If polygraphs are notoriously unreliable then can they produce false positives as well? Looks like he stands to lose a lot more than he stands to gain.

  • Surrey resident launches campaign against closed-road cycle events1 year 1 week agoLow Speed Wobble wrote:+1 for

    Low Speed Wobble wrote:
    +1 for TheHatter. Huggins has a point to make, yet as TheHatter, and others, have pointed out - he makes his case very badly!

    However, some of you guys with your nasty comments (Gizmo, you should be ashamed of yourself) do our cycling cause no good whatsoever! If this thread of comments were taken by anyone as a snapshot of today's cyclists it would be easy to brand 'us' as arrogant, selfish baboons. Really fellas, do us all a favour and reflect before you post.

    Whilst i agree with most of what you are saying, haveing a legal system which, to be blunt, offer no protection to cyclists will lead in only one direction. At some point a cyclist will kill a driver in "self defence."

    At the moment the attacks are non violent.

    I am not saying violence is right, just that if there is no recourse in law, vigilantism is always the result.