Ivor Tingting wrote:From what you've writ it sounds like the driver tried to kill you, it wasn't just a momentary lapse of attention or poor judgement. I would get a GoPro or similar and start filming the dangerous sections of your ride. If you can afford a Leica M4 you can afford a couple of GoPros. Also get an Airzound. They are bloody good and work. Carry a D-lock just in case any of these motons decides to get out and take a pop at you.
And make sure the plod follow up the possibility of CCTV footage pronto. They didn't when I was hit and run despite me subsequently discovering a flock of cameras less than 1/4 mile away from where I was hit shortly after which without doubt would have recorded the car passing by fractions of seconds before it knocked me down and did not stop. I was livid that plod closed the case after about 10 days for lack of evidence. You might have to do a bit of leg work yourself as plod are generally useless. Good luck.
Many thanks for your post and yep I think I will get myself one I've always resisted the urge to put more kit on the bike, I ride a croix de fer and carry enough already what with a rear rack for my cameras etc and tbf never thought I'd need one in spite of seeing plenty of evidence to the contrary and my own experiences. It's been five days since the incident and I'm starting to think this may end up as yours did with eventual contact saying what yours did. I do sympathise with them, they have been decimated for resources and carry ridiculous workloads so as a consequence they provide a poor service. I will post outcome on here but as each day passes I suspect the outcome will not be as I'd wished.
The go pro will go on the list but after the major parts damaged by this [rude word removed], nice to see someone who recognises the LeicaM4 unfortunately never been wealthy enough to own one merely lusted after.