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by northstar
6 Jan 2014, 8:17am
Forum: On the road
Topic: do flashing lights help drivers see you?
Replies: 43
Views: 28577

Re: do flashing lights help drivers see you?

Without doubt but there's none to blind as those who don't want to see you.
by northstar
14 Jun 2013, 12:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Paddington to Kings Cross
Replies: 24
Views: 5912

Re: Paddington to Kings Cross

This more or less, cycle as you like, they do not like cycling it seems but are happy to have the parks turned into rat run festivals every day. Not quite true and they have opened up the Broadwalk in Regent's Park to cyclists - http://www.royalparks.org.uk/about-us/cycling-in-the-royal-parks/regen...
by northstar
9 Jun 2013, 2:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Paddington to Kings Cross
Replies: 24
Views: 5912

Re: Paddington to Kings Cross

We were riding slowly through Regents Park and got told not to by the Police, I did the gallant Englishman thing and sent my female NZ companion over to speak with them which resulted in words only. A quick look round the Outer Circle in Google Streetview shows "no cycling no skating" pai...
by northstar
25 Dec 2012, 8:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Collision at Dunton Green, Sevenoaks
Replies: 7
Views: 877

Re: Collision at Dunton Green, Sevenoaks

On the met roadsafe form, they seem happy to recieve only part of a registration, perhaps they might be able to assist kent/sevenoaks police in finding the vehicle?
by northstar
18 Oct 2012, 8:54pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Proposal for Compulsory Cycling helmets in R.O.I.
Replies: 13
Views: 1084

Re: Proposal for Compulsory Cycling helmets in R.O.I.

You know when something has become too popular, they pull this stunt, let's hope it is stopped in it's tracks.
by northstar
16 May 2012, 9:44am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Riding Two Abreast.
Replies: 37
Views: 9637

Re: Riding Two Abreast.

I rode alongside a police officer on a bike yesterday in richmond park, talking to him and a black cab driver still tried to intimidate us by driving at us - policeman said nothing.

Just about sums it up.
by northstar
21 Mar 2012, 12:14am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road incident
Replies: 6
Views: 2661

Re: Road incident

I can imagine the sight of a tall man in lycra having his bike pulled from underneath him by a smaller man dresses in smart work attire would seem rather strange. She suggested I seek legal advice if he contacts with a hefty bill but that if it is say £50 or so, I pay it or face it going through a ...
by northstar
20 Mar 2012, 10:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road incident
Replies: 6
Views: 2661

Re: Road incident

Sounds like poor observation on his part - appears not to have looked in his mirrors? Did you tell the police he tried to pull you off your bike?, as technically that is a form of assault, though very hard to prove without witnesses. It will just end up being a case of his word against yours, though...
by northstar
14 Mar 2012, 8:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A329 Streatley
Replies: 13
Views: 7703

Re: A329 Streatley

Looking at the junction I can see why he did, doesn't exactly look cycle friendly, I hope your companion says the same to every driver they see do the same....
by northstar
18 Feb 2012, 8:38am
Forum: On the road
Topic: "Breaking" news.
Replies: 55
Views: 2627

Re: "Breaking" news.

Looking at the CCTV of the roundabout, the cyclist could have just let the bus driver in - it wouldn't have cost him much in time, if anything, as much as the bus driver was pushing in.

Still, no excuse for the actions outside the court, should have got longer.
by northstar
2 Feb 2012, 9:35pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Database of bad drivers?
Replies: 9
Views: 8939

Re: Database of bad drivers?

Sounds like a good idea in theory but hard to prove.

If I feel someone has gone out their way to be a buttock or idiot I just report them to met roadsafe or surrey police, sadly not all forces have such schemes but should do.
by northstar
13 Dec 2011, 8:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Calling London Cyclists - ROYAL PARKS AT NIGHT/WHEN CLOSED.
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Re: Calling London Cyclists - ROYAL PARKS AT NIGHT/WHEN CLOS

Maybe if they had more of a presence at night (talking about richmond and bushy since I believe they are the only two which don't close, there wouldn't any robberies.

I've only once seen a police vehicle in richmond park at night and they were more interested than deer than anything.
by northstar
2 Dec 2011, 5:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Crossing 'waiting' time
Replies: 23
Views: 3014

Re: Crossing 'waiting' time

I'd probably say there are national guidelines, like tfl's "smoothing the traffic" flow policy. Though if you press the button for horse riders here: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=robin+hood+gate&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&a...
by northstar
20 Nov 2011, 9:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Very unpleasant incident
Replies: 20
Views: 1662

Re: Very unpleasant incident

Report it without doubt, he deliberately close passed you, then got aggressive because you dared to call him out on you, then assaulted you and threatened to run you down because he was stupid enough to brake his hand. I would have called the police there and then, this behaviour can't be tolerated....