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A "cyclist" murders someone in what I guess you might call a ride by shooting.

Hit man went for the ninja look but topped it off with hi vis ... possibly because he heard cyclists are invisible to drivers when wearing one.

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CygnusX1 [1097 posts] 2 months ago
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No mention of whether the gunman was so irresponsible as to not wear a helmet.

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BehindTheBikesheds [2613 posts] 2 months ago
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Always the BBC and their use of words to cause as much shit towards cyclists as possible! when they're on a bike they are definitely cyclists and when it's anything else it isn't a 'motorist' or 'pedestrian'. 

A person using a bicycle is not a cyclist if your intent is to simply kill someone, just as a terrorist in a van going to kill someone is a terrorist not a motorist!

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Butty [300 posts] 2 months ago
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On the positive side, the BBC headline may cause motorists to take more care around cyclists......

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HawkinsPeter [2791 posts] 2 months ago
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BehindTheBikesheds wrote:

Always the BBC and their use of words to cause as much shit towards cyclists as possible! when they're on a bike they are definitely cyclists and when it's anything else it isn't a 'motorist' or 'pedestrian'. 

A person using a bicycle is not a cyclist if your intent is to simply kill someone, just as a terrorist in a van going to kill someone is a terrorist not a motorist!

Can't they be both?

I reckon they (the press) are more justified in this case as they haven't got much information on the perp other than the fact that he was cycling.

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Beatnik69 [419 posts] 2 months ago
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I like this new close pass initiative.

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alansmurphy [1947 posts] 2 months ago
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BehindTheBikesheds wrote:

Always the BBC and their use of words to cause as much shit towards cyclists as possible! when they're on a bike they are definitely cyclists and when it's anything else it isn't a 'motorist' or 'pedestrian'. 

A person using a bicycle is not a cyclist if your intent is to simply kill someone, just as a terrorist in a van going to kill someone is a terrorist not a motorist!

 

This shooter is an idiot; if he'd have been in a car he'd perhaps have got 3 points, now he'll have a charge of wanton and furious cycling and an insane widow to contend with!