Cyclists

Just the UK at the moment but hopefully it's only a matter of time before some sensible enforcing can be brought in now that there is so much infrastructure being devoted to cycling.

The transport secretary told the Daily Mail that we should not "turn a blind eye" to cyclists who break road laws, speed and "bust red lights" and "get away with it".

Totally agree. It's gone mad here altogether. They're flying out of everywhere in the city centre in particular these days, and if you give as much as a squeak you'll get shouted at. Many cyclists demand motorist follow the rules of the road while ignoring them themselves.
 

SoundMan

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Saw a lady (not bad looking as it happens) cycling up George's Quay this morning, she was the one wearing double denim and had a fabric rucksack, with one hand on her handlebar and the other on her phone while she carried on a phone-conversation. Further up, on Sullivan's Quay she was in the cycle lane, but travelling the wrong way, and a couple of cyclists using the cycle lane in the correct direction were actually having to stop to let her pass. She then turned right over SouthGate bridge and stopped (completely blocking the cycle lane for others) as she wanted to write a text.

Her sense of entitlement was a wonder to behold. 😇
 
No sir, both are wrong.
The cyclist is delaying the motorist regardless, he could have attempted to cycle on the left side, had he done this then the motorist would have noticed that the cyclist was at least attempting to move into the side of the road and out of his way.
I am sure the motorist would have thought, fair dues but the road is too narrow here.
Why the fuck is there a bike symbol in the middle of the road then?? Do you not understand signage on a road??

While it might have been courteous of JG to pull in and let the entitled motorist to pass, JG had every right to cycle in the lane as he did. The bike symbol indicates cycling priority.
 
Why the fuck is there a bike symbol in the middle of the road then?? Do you not understand signage on a road??

While it might have been courteous of JG to pull in and let the entitled motorist to pass, JG had every right to cycle in the lane as he did. The bike symbol indicates cycling priority.
Don't see anything wrong with what he did in that vid tbh except maybe going too fast? But then I don't cycle anywhere near the amount he does so he's probably comfortable with it. He does a lot wrong but not in this case. He often will take those videos down. There's one in particular I saw a while back where he fly's into a shared pedestrian crossing. No idea if it's still up or not.
 
Don't see anything wrong with what he did in that vid tbh except maybe going too fast? But then I don't cycle anywhere near the amount he does so he's probably comfortable with it. He does a lot wrong but not in this case. He often will take those videos down. There's one in particular I saw a while back where he fly's into a shared pedestrian crossing. No idea if it's still up or not.
He's an absolute knob looking for twitter hits, i'm embarrassed for him but as you said, he had every right to do what he was doing, a bit of motorist education might be in order?

As for speed, he's fit and well able. I see no issue with it. Speed is subjective on a bike I guess.
 

SoundMan

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He's an absolute knob looking for twitter hits, i'm embarrassed for him but as you said, he had every right to do what he was doing, a bit of motorist education might be in order?

As for speed, he's fit and well able. I see no issue with it. Speed is subjective on a bike I guess.

I'd agree with you apart from the 40Kph speed on that road. I think it inappropriate for a bike to be doing that speed there. The motorist was dead wrong to beep him there and would've been a lunatic to try overtake.
 
I'd agree with you apart from the 40Kph speed on that road. I think it inappropriate for a bike to be doing that speed there. The motorist was dead wrong to beep him there and would've been a lunatic to try overtake.
Ok for a car to do but not a bike? Would it be ok for a motorbike to do 40kph? Same risks as a cyclist really, I don't see logic to that argument. I think you're underestimating the ability of the cyclist. I've hit 90kph on my bike when I was younger. Wouldn't do it now but back then, I was training a lot and was very well able to handle the bike.
 
Saw a lady (not bad looking as it happens) cycling up George's Quay this morning, she was the one wearing double denim and had a fabric rucksack, with one hand on her handlebar and the other on her phone while she carried on a phone-conversation. Further up, on Sullivan's Quay she was in the cycle lane, but travelling the wrong way, and a couple of cyclists using the cycle lane in the correct direction were actually having to stop to let her pass. She then turned right over SouthGate bridge and stopped (completely blocking the cycle lane for others) as she wanted to write a text.

Her sense of entitlement was a wonder to behold. 😇
She may have been guiding a junior doctor through a life saving procedure tbf.
 

Meridian

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Why the fuck is there a bike symbol in the middle of the road then?? Do you not understand signage on a road??

While it might have been courteous of JG to pull in and let the entitled motorist to pass, JG had every right to cycle in the lane as he did. The bike symbol indicates cycling priority.
It was more of a technical discussion there that you latched onto.
No need to get all upset now.
 

SoundMan

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Ok for a car to do but not a bike? Would it be ok for a motorbike to do 40kph? Same risks as a cyclist really, I don't see logic to that argument. I think you're underestimating the ability of the cyclist. I've hit 90kph on my bike when I was younger. Wouldn't do it now but back then, I was training a lot and was very well able to handle the bike.

Jeebus. 90Kph on a bicycle? I've very seldom gone on motorbikes either. Just don't think they're very safe modes of transport tbh. And certainly not at 90kph.

40Kph in a modern car with airbags and good protection I'd feel a hell of a lot safer.

Climbing ladders you're trained to have 3 points of contact at all times. Cars have 4 points of contact with the road. Bicycles and Motorbikes just 2. Not as safe imho
 

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