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by robing
8 Jul 2020, 8:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4528

Re: CUK supports BLM

I tend to agree. I don't think race is particularly relevant to cycling which is why Cycling UK should have stayed out of the whole BLM debate. The biggest issue by far is the ever present danger to cyclists from motor vehicles, from careless down to downright dangerous driving. Now the majority of...
by robing
8 Jul 2020, 8:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4528

Re: CUK supports BLM

Trying to steer towards race and cycling - how do you think CUK can try and get more bame people in to cycling? Do you think they need to? Are there any barriers to bame people cycling? Are they made to feel unwelcome in cycling clubs for instance? Is it a cultural thing? Is it just that cycling is...
by robing
7 Jul 2020, 10:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4528

Re: CUK supports BLM

Trying to steer towards race and cycling - how do you think CUK can try and get more bame people in to cycling? Do you think they need to? Are there any barriers to bame people cycling? Are they made to feel unwelcome in cycling clubs for instance? Is it a cultural thing? Is it just that cycling is ...
by robing
7 Jul 2020, 10:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Europe is open - who's going?
Replies: 38
Views: 1226

Re: Europe is open - who's going?

At this point I would not leave my own country. Things are still too volatile and the rules are changing everyday. 1 day things are fine, the next, there is a 14 day quarantine I understand why you feel that way but we all have to carry out our own risk assessment. I wouldn't stray too far or go an...
by robing
4 Jul 2020, 9:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4528

Re: CUK supports BLM

You have accused others here of racism - and I think you may have been the first to go down that road to boot. Because I was told I can't have an opinion on black matters because I am not black. Patronising and racist. Right. It's ok for you to accuse other people of being racist, but insulting if ...
by robing
4 Jul 2020, 8:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4528

Re: CUK supports BLM

I am once again depressed by those who persuade themselves that white people get a raw deal. I keep telling myself not to waste my time in this swamp of apologists for racists and racism. Bernard Shaw had it right with his advice about wrestling with pigs. "You both get filthy and the pig enjo...
by robing
4 Jul 2020, 8:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4528

Re: CUK supports BLM

I am once again depressed by those who persuade themselves that white people get a raw deal. I keep telling myself not to waste my time in this swamp of apologists for racists and racism. Bernard Shaw had it right with his advice about wrestling with pigs. "You both get filthy and the pig enjo...
by robing
4 Jul 2020, 8:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4528

Re: CUK supports BLM

Cycling UK are not supporting the organisation Black Lives Matter. Reading the statement it's clear that their position on the wider issues being raised following the protests is focused on addressing any discrimination and prejudice in Cycling UK's own organisation, cycling promotion and campaigni...
by robing
4 Jul 2020, 6:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4528

Re: CUK supports BLM

I'm all for promoting cycling to a wide a population as possible - including BAME, LGBT, disabled.
They just shouldn't have jumped on the BLM bandwagon.
by robing
4 Jul 2020, 6:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4528

Re: CUK supports BLM

I am surprised he feels qualified to speak for BAME people. That is a racist thing to say. You are saying I can't have an opinion because I am white. Not at all. You may have as many mistaken opinions as you like. What you should not do is presume to know about the experiences of people which you c...
by robing
4 Jul 2020, 6:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4528

Re: CUK supports BLM

roubaixtuesday wrote:
robing wrote:
roubaixtuesday wrote:
Good question.

How about when BAME people are equally treated and represented in the UK cycling community?


They already are.


An opinion entirely unsupported by the facts.

BAME only make up about 15% of the UK population.
by robing
4 Jul 2020, 6:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4528

Re: CUK supports BLM

Mike Sales wrote:
roubaixtuesday wrote:
robing wrote:
They already are.


An opinion entirely unsupported by the facts.


I am surprised he feels qualified to speak for BAME people.


That is a racist thing to say. You are saying I can't have an opinion because I am white.
by robing
4 Jul 2020, 5:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4528

Re: CUK supports BLM

roubaixtuesday wrote:
robing wrote:Where does it end?


Good question.

How about when BAME people are equally treated and represented in the UK cycling community?


They already are.
by robing
4 Jul 2020, 5:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Europe is open - who's going?
Replies: 38
Views: 1226

Re: Europe is open - who's going?

I'm booked on a ferry to France at the end of August, but I can see from Brittany Ferries' information that social distancing will be easy. By bike ? Car ? Bike on car ? Car on bike (trailer) ? Bike in campervan! Though if they change the rules before I go, I may just take the bike Bike in vehicle,...
by robing
4 Jul 2020, 5:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4528

Re: CUK supports BLM

Black lives matter. Black Lives Matter doesn't. This. I could have got behind the movement if it hadn't been hijacked by a left wing agenda. And this is where Cycling UK made an error in judgement supporting BLM. Cycling UK are not supporting the organisation Black Lives Matter. Reading the stateme...