Article in Telegraph about proposal to ban cyclists because they hog the road- shock horror...

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Re: Article in Telegraph about proposal to ban cyclists because they hog the road- shock horror...

Postby Mick F » 21 Jul 2018, 3:48pm

Stradageek wrote:I'd like to just put this idea out there for comment.

As a well known cyclist I get a lot of these complaints aimed at me and have to agree that some 'cyclists' do act very inconsiderately deliberately blocking motorists on country lanes or angering city commuters with dangerous or inconsiderate manoeuvres.

But having now met a few of these 'cyclists' I may have worked out what the issue is. These guys are not the expected eco-warrior terrorists, in fact in my experience they are exactly the opposite, they are simply aggressive car drivers spending a few hours on a bike. They cycle the way they will drive once they've loaded the bike into the boot of the car at the end of the ride.

I've seen the behaviour, I've taked to the riders and I've seen the Audi at the end of the ride - anyone else concur?
Yes, me.
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Postby Mick F » 21 Jul 2018, 3:53pm

atlas_shrugged wrote:I agree with their leader. The conservatives are truly the nasty party.

(A non voter for over 25 years and proud of it).
Can I just go off topic about this please?
I can see why you don't vote. I sort of agree with you.
We don't buy newspapers and we don't have a telly.

"Don't vote for them, it only encourages them."

However, it would be better to go and "vote" but spoil you ballot paper. At least that way, you are counted in the statistics.
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Postby reohn2 » 21 Jul 2018, 4:14pm

Mick F wrote:
atlas_shrugged wrote:I agree with their leader. The conservatives are truly the nasty party.

(A non voter for over 25 years and proud of it).
Can I just go off topic about this please?
I can see why you don't vote. I sort of agree with you.
We don't buy newspapers and we don't have a telly.

"Don't vote for them, it only encourages them."

However, it would be better to go and "vote" but spoil you ballot paper. At least that way, you are counted in the statistics.


I agree,too many times I've entered the polling station thinking I'm voting for the best of evils,and on couple of occasions spoiled my paper in frustration.
But I've exercised my right to vote or spoil my paper at every general and local election,remembering the sacrifices made by my fore-fathers and mothers that allows me to exercise that right.
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Postby Cugel » 21 Jul 2018, 6:09pm

reohn2 wrote:
Mick F wrote:
atlas_shrugged wrote:I agree with their leader. The conservatives are truly the nasty party.

(A non voter for over 25 years and proud of it).
Can I just go off topic about this please?
I can see why you don't vote. I sort of agree with you.
We don't buy newspapers and we don't have a telly.

"Don't vote for them, it only encourages them."

However, it would be better to go and "vote" but spoil you ballot paper. At least that way, you are counted in the statistics.


I agree,too many times I've entered the polling station thinking I'm voting for the best of evils,and on couple of occasions spoiled my paper in frustration.
But I've exercised my right to vote or spoil my paper at every general and local election,remembering the sacrifices made by my fore-fathers and mothers that allows me to exercise that right.


Empty gestures are, well .... empty.

I've voted but three times, all against the greater charlatans rather than for anyone. I can't remember any recent politicians even discussing any of the major policies I'd be interested in supporting - a reorganisation of socio-economic institutions to avoid so-called economic growth; bolsters for civilised behaviours rather than mechanisms of greed, exploitation, war and general degradation of everything & everybody by rabid psychotics and their baying supporters.

But politics has become a circus, in a wider spectacle or theatre of the absurd that is now near-ubiquitous. The Christians are right! We're a badly-flawed species of compulsive sinners who know & practice far too many naughty tricks, given half a chance.

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Postby reohn2 » 21 Jul 2018, 6:30pm

Cugel wrote:
Empty gestures are, well .... empty.

I've voted but three times, all against the greater charlatans rather than for anyone. I can't remember any recent politicians even discussing any of the major policies I'd be interested in supporting - a reorganisation of socio-economic institutions to avoid so-called economic growth; bolsters for civilised behaviours rather than mechanisms of greed, exploitation, war and general degradation of everything & everybody by rabid psychotics and their baying supporters.

But politics has become a circus, in a wider spectacle or theatre of the absurd that is now near-ubiquitous. The Christians are right! We're a badly-flawed species of compulsive sinners who know & practice far too many naughty tricks, given half a chance.

Cugel

I can do nothing more than agree with your sentiment.
If only the criminal creeps who rule over us were able to be brought to book and punished severly for their crimes and abject dishonesty,the country would be in a much better state for all concerned and not just an element of it IMHO.
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Postby roger » 21 Jul 2018, 9:58pm

I vote because one election my candidate will win by a majority of one.

I will then be able to say that I caused the mother of all recounts.

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Re: Article in Telegraph about proposal to ban cyclists because they hog the road- shock horror...

Postby sirmy » 21 Jul 2018, 10:32pm

If anyone ever brings up something like this simply point that that there is no provision in the TSRGD for any such sign, and wait for the confused look as they realise they don't know what they're talking about

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Postby Pete Owens » 22 Jul 2018, 9:15pm

It doesn't stop them putting them up though
https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=114584&hilit=single+file+sign
Fortunately, not being proper road signs, they are rather easy to dismantle.

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Re: Article in Telegraph about proposal to ban cyclists because they hog the road- shock horror...

Postby The utility cyclist » 23 Jul 2018, 1:57am

Stradageek wrote:I'd like to just put this idea out there for comment.

As a well known cyclist I get a lot of these complaints aimed at me and have to agree that some 'cyclists' do act very inconsiderately deliberately blocking motorists on country lanes or angering city commuters with dangerous or inconsiderate manoeuvres.

But having now met a few of these 'cyclists' I may have worked out what the issue is. These guys are not the expected eco-warrior terrorists, in fact in my experience they are exactly the opposite, they are simply aggressive car drivers spending a few hours on a bike. They cycle the way they will drive once they've loaded the bike into the boot of the car at the end of the ride.

I've seen the behaviour, I've taked to the riders and I've seen the Audi at the end of the ride - anyone else concur?

The type of car doesn't really make much of a difference but it is fairly true that those fairly new to cycling and your typical noddy hat weekend warrior will cycle in pretty much the same way they drive. Next to zero consideration and think they can do what they like when they like. You only have to look at how far too many behave in sportive/charity rides to see this. If you want to race then go race properly and see how people react to their garbage riding atitude.
As for the councillor, yet another poli blowing a load of hot air :twisted:

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Postby MikeF » 29 Jul 2018, 12:47am

I find cars hog the road space and hold me up! :wink:
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Postby Cunobelin » 30 Jul 2018, 6:58pm

ChrisButch wrote:
Cugel wrote:I'm slightly ashamed to admit that, when younger, I often raced past pottering motorists going down Lakeland and Dales descents. If I couldn't get past, I might gesticulate when behind them in the hope that they would see me in their mirror and get out of the way. (They never did).




One of the incidental delights of cycling in the Alps, for a British cyclist, is the not particularly admirable sense of exultation you feel when cars indicate and wave you past on the straights when descending from a big col. (Many do).


I have actually had this happen in teh New Forest on the Kettwiesel. A large 4x4 pulled over and waved me past

I saw him later in Burley, and thanked him - his reply was that I seemed to be having such fun, it would have been a pity to slow me down

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Postby SA_SA_SA » 7 Aug 2018, 4:08pm

Why not stand for election rather than not vote....
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