- Video: Some drivers "genuinely apologetic" says Manchester helmet cam rider1 year 3 weeks agoAngelfishsolo wrote:A few ofAngelfishsolo wrote:
A few of those are not reckless at all. The cyclist is in the wrong. On the occasions he/she undertakes the bus he/she is invisible to the car turning and on the second occasion you will note there is a bus stop so the driver has to pull in to stop.
the BUS did not have to overtake him and then immediately pull over... it should have hung back behind him and then pulled into the stop...
- FORUM's SCORUM's MINI LEAGUE 20141 year 3 weeks agoOKAY......here is the much
OKAY......here is the much awaited TDF update.
Please note....as mentioned before that as E.Morton joined late in the race he was INELIGIBLE for GC and as such trhe race was won by adholman's team Doobie's Doobers.
Stage 2:northstar/enrique/simon F
Stage 3:Technojim/Sound-Az/Alan Tullett
Stage 5:Dave Atkinson/Johnny2Names/adholman
THIS WAS A LEAD THAT EVENTUAL WINNER adholman WOULD NEVER RELINQUISH
Stage 9:LatteLycraLosers/KeejayOV/Julie Danson
Stage 12:Nata1ia/Jonas Lorenzen/Simon F
Stage 13:DrHeaton/enrique/Dave Atkinson
Stage 15:Johnny2Names/Chiv30/STEVESPRO 79
Stage 17(Queen Stage):E.Morton/DebbieG/joelsim/chokofingrz/TERatcliffe/chrisdstripes
Stage 18: ray Silvester/DrHeaton/livestrongnick
Stage 21:TERatcliffe/The domestique/crazy cats
FINAL RESULT(plus FSUCI Points accrued for GC)
4)space cowboy 10pts
7)Dave Atkinson 4pts
Purist Result(plus FSUCI pts accrued for purist GC)
9)Jonas Lorenzen 57
10)Alan Tullett 49
11)Ghedebrav,Simon F 48
15)space cowboy 45
=16)andynic,dr heaton 43
18)the domestique 42
21)silas chime 36
=25)mikeh789,ray silvester 30
27)Julie Danson 29
32Dave Atkinson 19
=39)Johnny0,Didge 2,E.Morton 12
59)crazy cats 3
61)the invisible cyclist 1
- Councillor says Birmingham’s Cycle Revolution is “discriminatory” and only benefits “young, white men”1 year 3 weeks agoI think there's a job for her
I think there's a job for her in Rotherham if she ever gets fed up with Birmingham.
- Councillor says Birmingham’s Cycle Revolution is “discriminatory” and only benefits “young, white men”1 year 3 weeks agoHmmm, "ethnic women who want
Hmmm, "ethnic women who want to wear modest clothing" and cyclists?
Who does the Daily Heil root for on this one?
If I may be so bold, Ms Aldren, I really don't give a fuck about catering to ENTIRELY self-imposed needs.
(Looking further, I don't think what Ms Alden counts as "modest", is actually any barrier to cycling)
Though I can understand the rest of the logic - cycling is a mode of transport more useful to those who can cover greater distances in a practical amount of time. I don't agree with the conclusion, which is truly "conservative" - as in defeatist and cowardly, but also stands by the true meaning rather than "whatever tory means this week" - but it is a credible argument.
- Cyclist killed by train on level crossing had headphones and was looking wrong way, inquest told1 year 3 weeks agoClearly a tragic incident.
Clearly a tragic incident.
I knew a train driver, whose train had killed a pedestrian. For the driver, it was terrible and he never recovered psychologically.
- Councillor says Birmingham’s Cycle Revolution is “discriminatory” and only benefits “young, white men”1 year 3 weeks agoThis actually made me laugh
This actually made me laugh because it's so stupid. Skin colour does not affect a person's ability to ride a bike. Age - my aunt and uncle are both in Birmingham, both in their 60s, and they certainly are a lot younger than other cyclists I see. You don't have to wear skin tight lycra, you can wear baggy shorts and a polo shirt. Stupid, stupid woman.
- FORUM's SCORUM's MINI LEAGUE 20141 year 3 weeks agoCheers Ray!
Are you gonna be
Are you gonna be adding the USA, Poland, Eneco etc as well today, and a new leaderboard??
- Video: Some drivers "genuinely apologetic" says Manchester helmet cam rider1 year 3 weeks agoI also cycle in Manchester,
I also cycle in Manchester, 100 miles a week commuting and another 50 with the club.
Those incident shown are but the tip of the iceberg, it doesn't show the physical assault and threats from drivers that I've experienced. In no cases have GMP taken this further than recording it on their licence, not even a single point has been issued. In one case a motorist pubched me on the helmet when I objected to his driving, he admitted fault when approached by an officer who subsequently informed me no further action would be taken. The conclusion being that each one of us has a quota of at least once punching someone before it's considered an offence.
My truck in not with the drivers, who in plenty of cases are simply too poorly trained to control a large piece of fast moving machinery, but with the GMP.
It is the responsibility of GMP to police the streets, identify poor driving/parking and take the appropriate action. Yet I commonly see them (GMP) parking on the ASL and even on Zig-Zags at crossings. In contrast I did not see the same level of flagrant rule breaking on my travels in London. How can drivers be expected to obey rules when the GMP themselves break them?
Further to that since the penalty is a very small fine the principle remains that this penalises the poor more than the rich, surely applying points for bad parking/driving would be a better system.
- Video: Some drivers "genuinely apologetic" says Manchester helmet cam rider1 year 3 weeks agosome terrible riding on
some terrible riding on there.
- Councillor says Birmingham’s Cycle Revolution is “discriminatory” and only benefits “young, white men”1 year 3 weeks agoI might have some sympathy
I might have some sympathy for these councillors views if the council spent all its money on cycling and there was no other way of getting around. But that's patently not the case, and some of the other statements are just nonsense. The whole point of this funding is make cycling attractive to people *other* than young, white males.
By this depressing logic, presumably they don't want HS2, since it benefits only rail passengers going to London? Or a health service because it's only for sick people?
Talk about missing the point.
- Councillor says Birmingham’s Cycle Revolution is “discriminatory” and only benefits “young, white men”1 year 3 weeks agoCycling in modest clothing?
Cycling in modest clothing? I'm not a fan of cycling in anything revealing either, as it's usually uncomfortable. But, if this woman can do it, so can everyone else, in whatever they wish to wear.
- Cyclist killed by train on level crossing had headphones and was looking wrong way, inquest told1 year 3 weeks agoandyp wrote:'To deliberatelyandyp wrote:
'To deliberately put yourself in a position of vulnerability by playing sounds loud enough to block out surrounding noise and distract your senses makes you a hazard to yourself and those around you.'
Does anyone actually do that? Or did you get that straight from the Daily Mail?
Sorry to burst your bubble but that assessment is pretty much bang on the money for me.
As a long-time (and getting increasingly fed up) user of the Bristol-Bath path I can tell you that numbers of riders wearing earphones and riding unpredictably is way up. Runners too, loads wearing them. I honestly don't have a problem with people wearing them (I wear in-ear types occasionally - they 'leak' sound in a fair bit) but if you're going to inhibit a key sense then you have to up your game with the others, otherwise your a pain in the arse and a liability.
- Councillor says Birmingham’s Cycle Revolution is “discriminatory” and only benefits “young, white men”1 year 3 weeks agoAnd since when are young,
And since when are young, white men excluded from society? What a load of PC rubbish.
I would agree that a large percentage are, but on my commute, I see a lot of women, older men (of all races) and young black men. Maybe if the Councillor got off her butt, out of her 'modest' clothes and onto a bike she'd know what the reality is on the streets...
- Video: Some drivers "genuinely apologetic" says Manchester helmet cam rider1 year 3 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:the driver isGkam84 wrote:
the driver is not to know you are there and you should take care when coming out from behind the bus....
I think he did take care - he wasn't barrelling along at 20mph. This one seemed quite tame - poor driver judgement that *could* lead to a collision but didn't seem likely in this case.
Drivers quite often wrongly *assume* in these circumstances that it's clear (because many don't expect cyclists (safety in numbers?)). It shouldn't be thus - but it is, so we should ride cautiously.
One of the good things to happen in London in recent years is that drivers are much more likely to expect cyclists to "appear from nowhere", and drive more cautiously as a result.
- Councillor says Birmingham’s Cycle Revolution is “discriminatory” and only benefits “young, white men”1 year 3 weeks agoHmm, I think I can see some
Hmm, I think I can see some of the reasons Birmingham has such low modal share for bicycles.
Hint: It's got to do with Conservative Councillors and their ability to think clearly.
- Ribble bikes1 year 3 weeks agoMmm vitus another brand to
Mmm vitus another brand to research. I'm beginning to think that researching is what I do best! Oh well onwards and upwards
- Emma Pooley smashes world duathlon field in first race1 year 3 weeks agoI guess we should start
I guess we should start asking the question: why does triathlon pay off better than cycling?
- Video: Some drivers "genuinely apologetic" says Manchester helmet cam rider1 year 3 weeks agoReckless driver number
Reckless driver number 2....you are going up the inside of a bus, the driver is not to know you are there and you should take care when coming out from behind the bus....
- What Apple's new smartwatch means for cyclists + video1 year 3 weeks agoHere's smart and beautiful
Here's smart and beautiful (if you don't mind chunky) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndycU_dUHNQ
- Video: Some drivers "genuinely apologetic" says Manchester helmet cam rider1 year 3 weeks agoQuote:there is a bus stop soQuote:
there is a bus stop so the driver has to pull in to stop.
Huh? Looks like the bus started an overtake that (s)he couldn't complete before needing to pull in again.
- Bath hit-and-run driver sentenced to three years for death of Jake Gilmore1 year 3 weeks agoDas wrote:Quote:Charles Row,Das wrote:Quote:
Charles Row, mitigating, said Isherwood had entered a guilty plea as soon as possible.
“Some people do the right thing straight away
Really? Thats a complete lie. If he had done the right thing straight away he'd have stopped, went to his aid and called the emergency services.
Then when the Police came round to his house they would find the 46 pot plants he was growing.
- Video: Six of the Best Disc Braked Road Bikes1 year 3 weeks agorefers to the old cycling/mag
refers to the old cycling/mag features...'cut out and keep' handy guides etc... but as this is a digital forum, I'm guessing - Road.CC being a bit tongue in cheek...
- Video: Some drivers "genuinely apologetic" says Manchester helmet cam rider1 year 3 weeks agoI ride everyday in
I ride everyday in Manchester. I think those incidents are pretty tame really. I love tanking along but junctions, pinch points and slow moving traffic means I ride very defensively and accept that most people on the road are very poor drivers. I still get caught out by the people who genuinely want to kill me - I have something like that every 6 months
- Bath hit-and-run driver sentenced to three years for death of Jake Gilmore1 year 3 weeks agoFor Fucks sake. You get a
For Fucks sake. You get a bigger punishment for downloading pirate music. Utter, utter gobshite. The way he acted was terrible, this man is scum. 10 years minimum.
- Video: Some drivers "genuinely apologetic" says Manchester helmet cam rider1 year 3 weeks agoMuddyGoose wrote:there's noMuddyGoose wrote:
there's no way the car/ped could have seen him/her
I disagree. It's *more difficult* to see, certainly - but that's why the motorist/pedestrian should take extra care. But many don't imagine there might be a cyclist approaching - so it's incumbent on us to take extra care too and proceed cautiously in these situations.
Everyone using the roads needs to good judgement and caution appropriate to the circumstances. Filtering through high-sided vehicles is a good example - because other users often assume there's nothing coming.