The utility cyclist wrote:No, it really isn't crass, it's highlighting the massive differential in how people on bikes are treated compared to others, it's very relevant.
It's crass to claim if a dead man who was pushing his wife along a pavement when he had an altercation with a CYCLIST who killed him,had been wearing a helmet wouldn't have now been dead.
In the same way as a driver claiming if a cyclist had been wearing a helmet when they ran into and killed them,wouldn't be dead.
If you can't see the obvious in that you need to have a rethink about respect.
When the person struck the victim he was no longer cycling, ergo it isn't a cycling statistic.
It's because not a few minutes previously the thug was a cyclist and that his cycling behaviour was what caused the altercation.
Again I ask you to have a rethink.
Wrong again, people on bikes are treated as third class citizens with no rights and are particularly targetted every day by the thousand some resulting in death and serious injury, if this was happening to 'pensioners' and the disabled there would be a massive outcry, but because it's people on bikes, 'cyclists', there is none.
I'm not wrong in my replies to your post because of the reasons posted above.
I'm a seasoned cyclist of 50 odd years,so I think I'm aware of the problems cyclists face on UK roads.
May I say IMHO as a pensioner and whose wife is disabled and also a pensioner it does happen to pensioners and the disabled something which the story is ironically about,which seems to have escaped your attention.
This article perpetuates all the negatives that we experience and it is true that we are ALL put into the same basket,
This article perpetuates all the negatives that people,in this case pensioners and disabled people,experience from cycling thugs,to not acknowledge that is crass and ignorant.
Maybe you'll get there one day...
Maybe I've been there a lot longer than your anger will allow you to acknowledge.