• Pharmaceutical consultant who killed cyclist while driving on wrong side of road cleared of careless driving1 year 7 weeks agoColin Peyresourde wrote:I

    Colin Peyresourde wrote:
    I have to say that it is far from clear that the Dr was negligent from the details of the case. We weren't there in the trial, we don't have the objective facts.

    There are two points to make here: Firstly, a number of the known facts - which to the best of my knowledge I don't believe to be in dispute - are that (a) she overtook on a bend, (b) she overtook without sufficient visibility ahead to see even slow-moving road users who she would need to pass during her manoeuvre, (c) upon seeing that she would need to pass oncoming traffic during her manoeuvre, made a conscious decision to continue rather than to brake and pull back in. To my mind, these three facts (without doubt the last two) are all clear evidence of negligence.

    The second point is that, whilst my opinion of what constitute matters little, the law - whatever its position now - should protect against this occurrence and should hold the driver responsible for their decision to place other people in clear mortal risk.

    What I am saying is that I have no opinion on whether Measures was rightly or wrongly acquitted in the context of current law, because I wasn't in court to hear all the facts.

    What I am saying, and what I will scream from the rooftops if need be, is that regardless of whether the failing was the law against which she was tested or a failure within these specific court proceedings, if this is the result the the law as it stands is not fit for purpose.

    The law does not protect people like Daniela or you or me from the entirely avoidable actions of others who see fit to mortally endanger people through simple impatience. It has stated, clearly, that endangering people in this way to save a few seconds from your journey is just fine.

    Colin Peyresourde wrote:
    But from the brief information provided she clipped her own boyfriends bike and went into the path of the oncoming car. So it is very hard for a jury to say that she would have/wouldn't have clipped the wheel if the Dr. hadn't of been there, and in a criminal case like this it is beyond all reasonable doubt.

    If Measures had not been there then it wouldn't have mattered. At worst she'd have fallen off her bike. She wouldn't have been hit by a car at 50mph.

    Think about something next time you ride.

    Stay to the left of the road. Find a massive pothole. Approach it at 20mph, and swerve at the last minute to avoid it.

    Now do that with a car approaching you, on your side of the road, a foot to your right.

    It doesn't matter what the cause of Daniela's error was. The same could happen to you. It could be a pothole, a puncture, a squirrel, a child's football, anything.

    Set aside the details of whether this result is right or wrong in the context of existing law. You only have to read the statute to see that the law is not fit for purpose. Think instead of whether this result is right or wrong in the context of people making it home alive.

    You can't change the laws of physics. You can change the law of the land.

  • Road.cc new look discussion thread1 year 7 weeks agobleako wrote:Got one of those

    bleako wrote:
    Got one of those cheap iphones, can't see the full thread in mobile either.

    Which is to say full site on mobile is fine, but m.road.cc forum not so much

  • Road.cc new look discussion thread1 year 7 weeks agoLooking good sir. Like it.

    Looking good sir. Like it.

  • Road.cc new look discussion thread1 year 7 weeks agoI need to learn to press

    I need to learn to press 'Save' once and be patient.

  • Road.cc new look discussion thread1 year 7 weeks agoGot one of those cheap

    Got one of those cheap iphones, can't see the full thread in mobile either.

  • High and Dolomitey1 year 7 weeks agoaJs wrote:Well written

    aJs wrote:
    Well written article
    Does what it should - makes you want to ride your bike more and in new places
    Cheers

    This. All I want to do is get on my bike now and do some hill training!!

  • Cycling back to health1 year 7 weeks agoCheers Tim; I will pass the

    Cheers Tim; I will pass the message on
    I have sent you a private message

  • Road.cc new look discussion thread1 year 7 weeks agoDave Atkinson

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    badkneestom wrote:

    Forum in mobile just plain doesn't work, only see OPs

    what phone are you using? works fine for me is why i ask

    Working fine for me on Safari via iOS 7

    Site actually looks better on phone than via Firefox on desktop Smile

  • Road.cc new look discussion thread1 year 7 weeks agoDave Atkinson

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    badkneestom wrote:

    Forum in mobile just plain doesn't work, only see OPs

    what phone are you using? works fine for me is why i ask

    Same problem here. Samsung Galaxy S3 with native browser, Chrome and Firefox all just displaying original post.

    That said, new format for full site seems much more mobile friendly.

  • Road.cc new look discussion thread1 year 7 weeks agoDave Atkinson

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    badkneestom wrote:

    Forum in mobile just plain doesn't work, only see OPs

    what phone are you using? works fine for me is why i ask

    Same problem here. Samsung Galaxy S3 with native browser, Chrome and Firefox all just displaying original post.

    That said, new format for full site seems much more mobile friendly.

  • Road.cc new look discussion thread1 year 7 weeks agoDave Atkinson

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    badkneestom wrote:

    Forum in mobile just plain doesn't work, only see OPs

    what phone are you using? works fine for me is why i ask

    Same problem here. Samsung Galaxy S3 with native browser, Chrome and Firefox all just displaying original post.

    That said, new format for full site seems much more mobile friendly.

  • Road.cc new look discussion thread1 year 7 weeks agoDave Atkinson

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    badkneestom wrote:

    Forum in mobile just plain doesn't work, only see OPs

    what phone are you using? works fine for me is why i ask

    Same problem here. Samsung Galaxy S3 with native browser, Chrome and Firefox all just displaying original post.

    That said, new format for full site seems much more mobile friendly.

  • friend just knocked off bike by minicab. Any lawyers to recommend?1 year 7 weeks agoUnfortunately, regardless of

    Unfortunately, regardless of what is said above the Police are not interested in this sort of thing and lawyers are only interested in your ability to pay. My wife went to a lot of trouble to identify and take to court an apparently very nice chap who was driving a lorry for a company called 'Atlas Express' without insurance. She took him to court, it was time consuming but not too difficult. He 'cooked his goose' by counter-suing for £5,500 for things including harassing his brother (who's address he gave on scene) and the cost of 'baby-sitting' his Iguana while attending court. Presumably it was this dilemma that convinced him to not bother to turn up to court.
    After winning the case she accepted an offer by the Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB) made on the phone; they later denied making the offer. The offer that they claimed she agreed to made all she had done a waste of time. The moral of this story; any dealings with insurance companies or MIB should be in writing. Report the incident to the Police and get an incident number (very important). The court process was not too difficult, getting the evidence is time consuming but you only need to prove that your version of events is more likely than theirs (balance of probability). Good luck!
    Whilst it was expensive and frustrating at the time being able to say we have been sued for the cost of baby sitting an Iguana is pretty priceless!
    AND it gave the Judge and courtroom a good laugh
    edit: when I say sued I should say threatened with being sued! The Judge thought his 'counter sue' was hilarious. The driver got nothing from us! Hopefully the MIB got their money from him eventually. When I say expensive, it cost us a no claims bonus! The small claims court is typically £25 and claimant friendly, you do not need to be represented, but it would be worth getting your claim professionally assessed to ensure you make the best possible presentation. That said my wife just did it! We were 'stitched up' by our insurance company and the MIB; people we thought we could trust....

  • Road.cc new look discussion thread1 year 7 weeks agoLooking good. Very

    Looking good. Very crisp.

    Occasionally getting the word 'comment' in the top left hand corner of the page though !

  • Road.cc new look discussion thread1 year 7 weeks agoQuote:argg.. and if you click

    Quote:
    argg.. and if you click on the recent comments it takes you to the thread not the comment itself.

    fixed

  • Chris Boardman interview: Bikes, Halfords, Pat McQuaid & changing the world1 year 7 weeks agobadback wrote:I think it all

    badback wrote:
    I think it all depends on the branch of Halfords.

    That's exactly what's meant by "patchy"- it's impossible to tell on walking in the door of a branch whether you'll get top rate service or shoddy. No brand wants that reputation.

    I kind of echo Nick H- whilst I love Chris, and anyone who sneers at Boardman bikes is a snobby fool, Halfords becomind uniformly comeptent does threaten local bike shops. However, it would help if LBS had opening hours more like Halfords. If you're only open 9-5 M-F and Saturday morning, then it's hardly surprising that busy working people will go the place that's open till 8pm on weeknights, all day Saturday and as long as England's outdated Sunday trading laws will allow them.

    (or go online and order there, say buying their clothing direct from niche supliers of high end gear, eh Mr Vulpine?)

  • Road.cc new look discussion thread1 year 7 weeks agobadkneestom wrote: Forum in

    badkneestom wrote:

    Forum in mobile just plain doesn't work, only see OPs

    what phone are you using? works fine for me is why i ask

  • Suspended sentence for motorist who used car "as a weapon" to knock cyclist off bike1 year 7 weeks agoIt genuinely feels like the

    It genuinely feels like the only thing that might bring any change is for a politician's child to be killed when riding. As and when this happens I'll be writing to them to ensure the driver receives 3 points and 120 hour's community service...

  • Pharmaceutical consultant who killed cyclist while driving on wrong side of road cleared of careless driving1 year 7 weeks agoThis is just appalling,

    This is just appalling, though not sadly that surprising. As some of the other posts have mentioned, many motorists when faced with a choice of aborting their stupid and dangerous manoeuvre or putting a cyclist at risk invariably go for the latter option, forgetting the fact that cyclists don't have roll cages, airbags, seat belts or any protective features at all.
    IMHO, this woman should be banned. She doesn't deserve to be on the road if she makes callous judgements like this. One wonders if she had been sampling her own pharmecutical products beforehand as surely no rational person would make such a judgement call!

  • Chris Boardman interview: Bikes, Halfords, Pat McQuaid & changing the world1 year 7 weeks agoChris for czar! Since reading

    Chris for czar! Since reading Ned's anecdotes about him, I've really warmed to him.

  • Customers bid farewell to London bike shop WF Holdsworth after 86 years1 year 7 weeks agoIs it anything to do with the

    Is it anything to do with the fact that Planet X have a whole load of Holdsworth stuff now ?

  • Peugeot Frame - Rebuild help1 year 7 weeks agoThere is a good Facebook site

    There is a good Facebook site called 'Cycles Peugeot' who are very friendly and are a mine of information.
    I have details somewhere of an on-line Peugeot site that has specs and pictures of Peugeot bikes going back years that could help you identify what you have and also a site that does replica decals. Can't put my finger on them at the moment but PM me if you're interested and I'll try and sort them out this evening.

  • Pharmaceutical consultant who killed cyclist while driving on wrong side of road cleared of careless driving1 year 7 weeks agoIts difficult to truly tell

    Its difficult to truly tell what I would do if this had been my partner. But I would be tempted to buy car and kill her with it.
    I hope her children realise how vial she is showing no remorse.

  • Road.cc new look discussion thread1 year 7 weeks agoWow, it doesn't happen too

    Wow, it doesn't happen too often that a new layout doesn't make me say 'what the heck?!', which is great Wink Evolutionary, but not revolutionary (as there was no need for a revolution).

    I very much like the new colours and more spacing between letters in headlines. Personally I'd go for sans-serif fonts exclusively (OK, maybe with an exception for article titles and leads, but content should surely be written in sans-serif IMHO) but it's not a big reason to complain.

    The only thing I kind of dislike is the removal of the news carousel on the main page. It was kinda cool - maybe you could consider bringing it back?

    Overall, job well done!

  • Road.cc new look discussion thread1 year 7 weeks agoI'd say front page is a

    I'd say front page is a little too vertical, but overall well done. Too much was going on before.

    Forum in mobile just plain doesn't work, only see OPs

    Edit: and you have news, top stories, and today's stories as 3/4 first sections on page. I'd say bring reviews up, maybe eliminate/consolidate a news section. Seems redundant now.