The utility cyclist wrote:AMMoffat wrote:The utility cyclist wrote:..........
This is a minor incident police investigating and yet we know they do stuff all when it comes to tens of thousands of incidents far worse than this that people on bikes are on the end of up and down dale every single year
I disagree that this was a minor incident. The standard of cycling could have resulted in the serious injury or death of the rider, horse or both. I don't think you have to actually kill or seriously injure someone to be guilty of dangerous driving. Should dangerous cycling be treated any differently. How the police treat similar or worse incidents when a driver does similar to a cyclist is a different issue (though no less important).
it's a minor incident, no death, no serious injury, ergo it's a minor incident that is the same which occurs tens of thousands of times every year to people on bikes alone AND ignored by police. Is it not particularly nice for those on the receiving end, absolutely, but comparatively speaking it is a minor incident, to think it is serious is not being objective.
Keep jumping on the bandwagon of over reaction.
You say over-reaction, but all we are doing is sitting typing while sipping a cup of coffee or whatever. No effort involved. You are right to say that it turned out as a minor incident, but viewing that footage made us feel annoyed, and expressing that online helps us to get that out of our system. We want to express our disgust. It is natural to want to do that. What you witness in that scene is bullying of an individual by a group, and in any context that will make viewers angry and wanting to let steam off.