• Do we challenge red light jumpers/green man means cyclist1 year 9 weeks agoBikeBud wrote:Yep, RLJ's give

    BikeBud wrote:
    Yep, RLJ's give us a bad name. If "cyclists" don't respect the rules of the road, why should drivers? We've all "experienced" drivers who don't respect the rules of the road!

    I would turn that around. Why should cyclists obey the rules of the road, since car/van/lorry/bus drivers don't?

    I'm being slightly obtuse. But, the number of cycling RLJs is no more than other vehicles in my opinion. I will admit that cyclists more often do it in a more obvious, the lights changed about half-hour ago way. But, that doesn't make the "other road users" any less dangerous. Also, do you really think that if no cyclists jumped red lights, all the other road users would suddenly decide they're not going to do it either?

    Back on topic though, it does annoy me and I do mention it to other cyclists - sometimes. But, I always come away feeling that it's really up to them. There are laws that we all have to obey and, if they decide they don't want to, what role do I have in their enforcement? Apparently, vigilante-ism (is that a word?) is illegal. And, foolish. So, I will continue with randomness. Since, on the counter to that argument is the one that states that we should report crime. So, really, we should report all the RLJs to the police...

  • Emma Way found guilty on 2 of 3 counts in #bloodycyclists case1 year 9 weeks agoWas rewatching the video on

    Was rewatching the video on BBC.

    The bottom line is not that it is bad to fail to stop at an accident scene, it is that people should be careful with social media! Says a lot.

  • Best Cycling Film or Documentary1 year 9 weeks agoI've recently watched Robert

    I've recently watched Robert Millar's "The High Life" - fantastic stuff!

  • Sugoi RS Bibshorts1 year 9 weeks agoTry amazon - currently £32.

    Try amazon - currently £32. Surely bargain of the day!

  • Do we challenge red light jumpers/green man means cyclist1 year 9 weeks agoIts really none of your

    Its really none of your business. It does my head in that people jump lights but its up to the police to say something. I just keep my head on the task in hand which usually means trying not to be run over by a piss poor driver

  • Police operation to educate and advise cyclists and drivers raises questions about police education and advice1 year 9 weeks agoThey should shove all these

    They should shove all these officers onto bikes and (tracking them by GPS to ensure they follow their allotted routes) distribute them over the road system.

  • Brooks open London concept store1 year 9 weeks agoYeah, fair play to them. I

    Yeah, fair play to them. I don't quite chime with their over-egged 'artisanal hipster' thing (though to be fair that is with an eye and a half on the US market), but bottom (arf!) line is that the product is great, well-made and lasts decades. My granddad road a B17, now I do, and I expect my grandson will.

    Sorry, that all went a bit Werther's Original didn't it? Sick

  • Police operation to educate and advise cyclists and drivers raises questions about police education and advice1 year 9 weeks agoThe problem is not if the

    The problem is not if the advice is good or not. The problem is that once again the cyclist is supposed to be at fault when squashed by a truck, even if the truck driver is inconsiderate or breaking the law. This is exactly what he means by saying that: that the burden of care and attention is only on the cyclist's side. It says a lot about the mentality of the police and this is reflected by the level of contempt when it comes to chase road crime. He could have just said "You should take the tube" it would have been the same.

  • Emma Way found guilty on 2 of 3 counts in #bloodycyclists case1 year 9 weeks agoYep, TV deal lined up for

    Yep, TV deal lined up for Emma Way, oh dear... wonder if it's going to be about rebuilding her image (maybe even launching her new television career) or about slagging off cyclists... either way her retardedness will land her with some cash.

  • Emma Way found guilty on 2 of 3 counts in #bloodycyclists case1 year 9 weeks agoBITCH

    BITCH

  • Emma Way found guilty on 2 of 3 counts in #bloodycyclists case1 year 9 weeks agoskippy wrote: IT IS AN

    skippy wrote:

    IT IS AN ADMISSION OF GUILT !

    It really isn't. For what it's worth, i'd be quite confident saying she was at fault (and, as an aside, a rather unpleasant individual), but proving a careless driving charge is a different matter. It was always going to be the most difficult of the three charges to prove, and i'm not overly surprised with the outcome.

    As it is though, the offences she was found guilty of are actually the more serious ones. I'm not really sure why she went with a not guilty to them giving the established facts (including her own words) but I imagine her lawyer advised it on the chance she got a sympathetic magistrate.

  • Emma Way found guilty on 2 of 3 counts in #bloodycyclists case1 year 9 weeks agoColin Peyresourde

    Colin Peyresourde wrote:
    Jimbonic wrote:

    Was it a head on, then? I thought she was passing in the same direction.

    I've found the quote from Road.cc for people:

    Thanks, Colin.

    Still room for doubt in the eyes of the Magistrate, I guess. But, I will stick with "he had a witness".

    He did very well for someone who "bounced over the bonnet". Last time I did that I had a face that looked like prime steak!

  • Aldi Performance Cycle clothing sale this Thursday1 year 9 weeks agoSome of my old crane stuff

    Some of my old crane stuff has out lasted RH+ (Most specifically the fact RH+ seem to use Prit-Stick to keep their logos on).

    The only downside is whenever I get around to getting to a supermarket they only seem to have size XXXL thermal base layers left.

  • Emma Way found guilty on 2 of 3 counts in #bloodycyclists case1 year 9 weeks agoI have to say, I don't find

    I have to say, I don't find his version terribly convincing. He hits the bonnet, goes over it, hits the windscreen, hits the wing mirror. No damage to her, superficial to him. And he stays on.

  • Police operation to educate and advise cyclists and drivers raises questions about police education and advice1 year 9 weeks agobendertherobot wrote:If we're

    bendertherobot wrote:
    If we're predicting people with poor eyesight not wearing their glasses then the only robust approach is not to use the roads until they are taken off them.

    I guess it's pretty unlikely that a professional driver would not be using glasses if required, but this is a valid point.

    We often hear about (mainly elderly) drivers whose eyesight is perhaps below the standards required, and there is currently no requirement to be tested, for car drivers. Indeed, even with HGV drivers, there is no eye test until the age of 45, so there may be lots of drivers out there with defective vision.

    In my opinion, the difference in visibility, to someone with slightly dodgy eyesight, would make an even stronger argument for wearing hi-viz than is already desperately apparent.

  • Police operation to educate and advise cyclists and drivers raises questions about police education and advice1 year 9 weeks agoNeil753 wrote:bendertherobot

    Neil753 wrote:
    bendertherobot wrote:
    If we're predicting people with poor eyesight not wearing their glasses then the only robust approach is not to use the roads until they are taken off them.

    I guess it's pretty unlikely that a professional driver would not be using glasses if required, but this is a valid point.

    We often hear about (mainly elderly) drivers whose eyesight is perhaps below the standards required, and there is currently no requirement to be tested, for car drivers. Indeed, even with HGV drivers, there is no eye test until the age of 45, so there may be lots of drivers out there with defective vision.

    In my opinion, the difference in visibility, to someone with slightly dodgy eyesight, would make an even stronger argument for wearing hi-viz than is already desperately apparent.

    Really? Is the yellow blur more or less likely to be a cyclist?

  • Emma Way found guilty on 2 of 3 counts in #bloodycyclists case1 year 9 weeks agoSo, yes, there is some doubt

    So, yes, there is some doubt (reading the article and I have no other information to sway me one way or the other) as to who was on which side of the road. However, since there was at least one witness ("A car came around the corner, narrowly missing Jay,"), I wouldn't have thought it would have been that difficult to prove one way or the other. Would you ask a friend to perjure themselves?

    I realise that it would more than likely be inadmissible. But, given her obvious attitude to road safety, I would have thought that the police would be quite keen to make sure that she was kept as far as possible from the road in future.

    Yes, we've all done things we're not proud of. But, most people have the sense not to publish the fact. Or, we suck it up and take the punishment.

    I certainly wouldn't Tweet any sort of misdemeanour. What on earth was she thinking. Then, I suppose that's typical of today's need to broadcast the minutiae of life to the world. I mean, amongst the countless tonnes of drivel, who'd notice the malicious drivelings of a young women who appears to hate cyclists. Or at least hates having to knock them off the road...

    She deserves to be made an example, because she was stupid enough to tell the world. I abhor her lack of remorse. But, I'm going to give her the benefit of the doubt that she's shit scared of a civil suit and doesn't want to make any leanings toward guilt. Or, am I giving her too much credence?

    I'm going away now to consider whether this will change my attitude to toward the everyday shit that I have to take from a minority of "other road users". The rest of them, I shall continue to treat with courtesy and, even, a cheery wave, if I'm feeling particularly delirious with joy.

  • Emma Way found guilty on 2 of 3 counts in #bloodycyclists case1 year 9 weeks agoLastly, ever noticed how

    Lastly, ever noticed how ignorant cyclists are on the road YET on a forum etc...by god can they argue !

  • Police operation to educate and advise cyclists and drivers raises questions about police education and advice1 year 9 weeks agoalexb wrote:15 offences and a

    alexb wrote:
    15 offences and a total of just £2300 in fines. No wonder the haulage industry just laughs it off.

    Pull the lorry off the road, impound it and have it collected at their expense, fixed and re-tested prior to being allowed back on the road and you might get them to sit up and pay attention.

    This is the real story. If the offences are, for example, drivers over their hours there should be no onward travel.

  • Emma Way found guilty on 2 of 3 counts in #bloodycyclists case1 year 9 weeks agoToby Hockley 1 - Emma Way

    Toby Hockley 1 - Emma Way 0

    And that concludes the score draws this evening.

  • Emma Way found guilty on 2 of 3 counts in #bloodycyclists case1 year 9 weeks agoskippy wrote:This is the week

    skippy wrote:
    This is the week where the Media are reporting the 6th Death in a few days and the Norwich Judiciary are saying " SO WHAT"!

    No, this week the Norwich judiciary are convicting silly young girls correctly. But don't let that stop you getting carried away.

  • Police operation to educate and advise cyclists and drivers raises questions about police education and advice1 year 9 weeks ago15 offences and a total of

    15 offences and a total of just £2300 in fines. No wonder the haulage industry just laughs it off.

    Pull the lorry off the road, impound it and have it collected at their expense, fixed and re-tested prior to being allowed back on the road and you might get them to sit up and pay attention.

  • Police operation to educate and advise cyclists and drivers raises questions about police education and advice1 year 9 weeks agobadkneestom wrote:I agree,

    badkneestom wrote:
    I agree, going to the point of preparing yourself for blind drivers is ridiculous. That said, the officer is just doing his job and trying to help.. He's following protocol and they're doing this to TRY TO SAVE YOUR LIFE. They don't make the laws that allow poor drivers to continue on roads

    Which protocol? Are you suggesting that the Met have a list of non laws that they seek to promote?

    The police don't make laws, agreed. They enforce them and advise us what they are.

    In this case they are saying "Look, we appreciate that driving without corrected vision is an offence, but, despite the fact that there is no requirement for hi vis, we think you need to wear it to protect yourself."

    We'll be down the road of bloody asking for it soon.

  • Police operation to educate and advise cyclists and drivers raises questions about police education and advice1 year 9 weeks agoQuote:They don't make the

    Quote:
    They don't make the laws that allow poor drivers to continue on roads

    No, they fail to enforce the laws, along with the CPS.

  • Police operation to educate and advise cyclists and drivers raises questions about police education and advice1 year 9 weeks agobadkneestom wrote:I agree,

    badkneestom wrote:
    I agree, going to the point of preparing yourself for blind drivers is ridiculous. That said, the officer is just doing his job and trying to help.. He's following protocol and they're doing this to TRY TO SAVE YOUR LIFE. They don't make the laws that allow poor drivers to continue on roads

    Trying to save your life is when the squad car following the bugger who has executed a punishment pass or has squeezed between you and a traffic island or who has nudged you while in a bike box pulls them over and issues them a summons. That's SAVING OUR LIVES.