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  1. #1

    Don't get too close.....

    Around my way the back lanes are always busy with cyclists, quite often 3 abreast even 4!

    2/3 times a year the back lane road race is something too avoid as a car driver as they are flat out...

    Not sure how it is going to work out!!

    http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct...cUeKHzXb9gJZew

    Tim.243
    Stalking is very much like going to the night club

    The more times you go, there is always a chance of going home with one

    You can always tell an Essex Boy, just you cant tell him much...




  2. #2
    That's all well and good but what about all the idiots that we see almost daily who ride their cycles two, three or sometimes four abreast and think that they own the roads.
    I nearly took one out in a narrow stretch of traffic light controlled road works the other week - I went through GREEN lights and he shot straight through red lights coming straight towards me!



  3. #3
    I am not against the lycra clad gang but for F**k sake three a side or in tight groups on small winding roads ! no sorry tracks as they are just about 1.25 wide old car size = a trip to the ER One road is called "watery lane" its a rat run for any size of motor and lorry ,it has been the crash hot spot for years but the gang of lycra like to use it to race down and there's not a straight part on it ?? , and its our fault when one gets run over due to the sudden flash of green or red around a tight corner coming straight down the middle crown of the said road ,we are expected to run into a tree or damage our motors and then have to pay for the repairs as an out of pocket good will sorry you were in the wrong but i'll pay for your stupidity ? and they just piss off and leave us sitting there calling the AA funny we get it rammed down our necks watch out for bikes stop at junctions give way but none of this seems to apply to the gangs of bikes that roam our roads day and twilight with no lights or never seem to look behind or to the side when crossing at a red light ! why is this ? for one its them bloody silly shoe's that stops them from just stopping PDQ as they fall over like spinning top.
    This is my rant my views,
    No lycra was harmed while typing this and the high way code was completely disregarded

  4. #4
    Every night there is cyclists on the A9 north of the Cromarty bridge. Main road at 5 o'clock. What a menace they are. Cars or tractors travelling at that speed would be charged for obstructing traffic. It wouldn't be me doing it that's for sure.

  5. #5
    We have a huge number of cyclists on the roads round here too. Many are absolutely fine but there are an ever increasing number of cycling "evangelists" - you know the type - I can go where I what when I want" and everything is the car drivers fault. These selfish idiots ride 2/3/4 abreast on single track roads, ignore traffic lights, ride on pavements, and so it goes on.

    There is a section in the Highway code but they don't seem to think it applies to them.

    here is one extract.

    Rule 66

    You should

    • keep both hands on the handlebars except when signalling or changing gear
    • keep both feet on the pedals
    • never ride more than two abreast, and ride in single file on narrow or busy roads and when riding round bends
    • not ride close behind another vehicle
    • not carry anything which will affect your balance or may get tangled up with your wheels or chain
    • be considerate of other road users, particularly blind and partially sighted pedestrians. Let them know you are there when necessary, for example, by ringing your bell if you have one. It is recommended that a bell be fitted.

  6. #6
    Huge numbers of cyclists in swarms around here. Frankly while I like cycling and am broadly in approval they have become an absolute ******* menace on the roads at certain times. And don't even go there as regards the road closures for the cycle races. It wouldn't be so bad if there were alternative routes available but there are not so the end result is total disruption to normal life and business for a great many people.
    Some how I can't see the authorities allowing shooters to close off roads so they could hold a shoot down the carriageway of the M4 or M5.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

  7. #7
    I'll take notice of the room I am supposed to give them when the police start enforcing the no "Racing or Pacemaking" on the highway.
    It seems I live in the wrong place as every Sunday morning I run into problems with the lycra loonies who cause chaos through rochford
    and on to southend.

    Neil.

  8. #8
    A bit more to add this morning, 3 abreast on a corner of a back lane with one on his phone in the second pack!

    Most of them were an age when they should know better!

    Tim.243
    Stalking is very much like going to the night club

    The more times you go, there is always a chance of going home with one

    You can always tell an Essex Boy, just you cant tell him much...




  9. #9
    No road tax. No insurance. No license. . . . . . .

    Yet a huge percentage of this type of road user seem to have the worst attitude of all when it comes to consideration, respect for other road users and common courtesy.
    A Man should be wise, but never too wise. He who does not know his fate in advance is free of care

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Tim.243 View Post
    A bit more to add this morning, 3 abreast on a corner of a back lane with one on his phone in the second pack!

    Most of them were an age when they should know better!

    Tim.243
    In total agreement Tim. There was a very unfortunate local cyclist who was out with his pack one evening two years ago. He fell off his bike and was run over by a passing motorist and was killed. The cyclist was an off duty policeman (an experienced traffic officer I believe) and he had consumed around five or six pints of beer while on his weekly training ride. If anyone should have known better it was him.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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