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by BakfietsUK
6 Jun 2016, 9:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists highway code
Replies: 75
Views: 3187

Re: Cyclists highway code

The link says "The AA Cyclist's Highway Code costs £4.99" - the real Highway Code costs £2.50 or is free online at http://www.gov.uk/highway-code or the easier to use http://www.highwaycode.info The AA seems to be trying to profit by scamming cyclists! The AA probably thinks cyclists shou...
by BakfietsUK
6 Jun 2016, 8:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists highway code
Replies: 75
Views: 3187

Re: Cyclists highway code

I am interested at looking at the "Automobile Association" view of what possibly constitutes good cycling practice. Hey, have we not missed something here? The clue is in the word "Automobile". My gut sense is that it will be biased and I hope I will be pleasantly surprised to se...
by BakfietsUK
3 Jun 2016, 4:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: cyclist death local to me
Replies: 34
Views: 2043

Re: cyclist death local to me

It just looks to me like plain old-fashioned inconsiderate, selfish and self-centred behavior, with no regard to the safety of others, and no evidence of regret or repentance. You can be all that and not kill someone. This series of posts was about her creating an on-line petition. That would indic...
by BakfietsUK
3 Jun 2016, 4:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: cyclist death local to me
Replies: 34
Views: 2043

Re: cyclist death local to me

How interesting that the issue of Psychopathology comes up with reference to driving. To me IMHO the driver is possibly projecting her guilt on to her victim, because she cannot stand to hold the guilt feeling herself. If one can pass the responsibility onto another, then one does not have to feel g...
by BakfietsUK
29 Apr 2016, 11:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike Cameras: Are They Worth It?
Replies: 15
Views: 1822

Bike Cameras: Are They Worth It?

I have just fitted a Garmin Virb and it works really well. It records clear footage and the resolution can cope with number plates. My question is what good will it do me in the light of my gut senses and opinions below about disclosure of material upon an instance of alleged bad driving: 1, Whether...
by BakfietsUK
23 Jul 2015, 2:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Anti-cycling comments in press
Replies: 9
Views: 7936

Re: Anti-cycling comments in press

Lets start by reporting road rage, for instance under the public order act or other applicable existing legislation. If we stand together against it we can get the issue recognised for what it really is. Those groups that Lance Dopestrong mentions were once ignored, abused, killed and ridiculed, jus...
by BakfietsUK
23 Jul 2015, 9:34am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Anti-cycling comments in press
Replies: 9
Views: 7936

Re: Anti-cycling comments in press

The heading centred on what I see as hate crime against cyclists, brooksby quotes me out of context and confuses the issue. Hate crime toward an individual is an offence and needs to be subject to investigation by the Police. My issue is about the relationship between drivers and cyclists and specif...
by BakfietsUK
13 Jul 2015, 10:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Boardman and Holland on the TDF highlights
Replies: 18
Views: 8464

Re: Boardman and Holland on the TDF highlights

I am sorry to say that despite a really articulate and intelligent treatment by Chris Boardman I do not feel I can wait for the UK to catch up with The Netherlands and feel I should cut my losses and emigrate there. The tide is changing and hat's off to 'Boris' but the growing pains are too much. A ...
by BakfietsUK
4 Jul 2015, 11:06am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Anti-cycling comments in press
Replies: 9
Views: 7936

Re: Anti-cycling comments in press

Yes this is Hate Crime and only the most unenlightened of us will 'blame the victim'. The 'non cycling' public appear to be projecting their anger at being continually stuck in traffic queues onto anyone that is 'vulnerable' and in my opinion this includes all road users. Also they project their una...