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How to make a cyclist sandwich - video content -

Posted: 25 Jun 2015, 10:13pm
by sore thumb
First get a cyclist, then a nice healthy green bush. Then get a blue van.

You then need to add a little terror to the cyclist and followed by a bit of I would like to live till tomorrow.

Once you mix all of that, you then make the sandwich by squeezing the cyclist into a space that is almost physically impossible to fit.


And there you have it

The Perfect cyclist sandwich.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF8tmpxva1s

Re: How to make a cyclist sandwich - video content -

Posted: 25 Jun 2015, 10:21pm
by LollyKat
:shock:

I hope you will report that to the police - the registration is readable on the video.

Re: How to make a cyclist sandwich - video content -

Posted: 26 Jun 2015, 2:20am
by Valbrona
A lesson in how to kill someone.

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Posted: 26 Jun 2015, 7:02am
by [XAP]Bob
I'm going to make a comment - not a criticism...

I would suggest riding a bit further out - particularly approaching the bend. That driver should be stripped of their license, it is certainly worth reporting, but I'd not be all that surprised if nothing came of it.

Re: How to make a cyclist sandwich - video content -

Posted: 26 Jun 2015, 8:05am
by Phil Fouracre
Bloody scary, but, got to agree, ride further out. A perfect example of how you prevent a moron like that risking your life

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Posted: 26 Jun 2015, 9:12am
by Flinders
I couldn't judge from the video how far out the cyclist had been before the overtake started. TBH, I doubt it would have made any difference, that van had a 'coming ready or not' approach to driving.

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Posted: 26 Jun 2015, 11:02am
by Vantage
:shock: :shock: :shock:
My Braun doesn't even shave that close!
Get that reported asap!

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Posted: 26 Jun 2015, 1:14pm
by Velo
Phil Fouracre wrote:Bloody scary, but, got to agree, ride further out. A perfect example of how you prevent a moron like that risking your life


I think if he had been another 20cm further out he could have been hit.

Please report that to Staffs Police.

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Posted: 26 Jun 2015, 1:22pm
by easyroller
Woah that was certainly a mightily close pass! :shock: Very lucky not to have been hit.

Report it!!!!! Then in future ride in a position further out to prevent muppets thinking they can squeeze past.

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Posted: 26 Jun 2015, 1:37pm
by Bicycler
Velo wrote:
Phil Fouracre wrote:Bloody scary, but, got to agree, ride further out. A perfect example of how you prevent a moron like that risking your life


I think if he had been another 20cm further out he could have been hit.

Yes, but drivers who ram cyclists from behind are infinitely rarer than those who will pass if there is a gap marginally wider than their vehicle, sometimes under the illusion that there isn't anything wrong with doing so. We cannot protect ourselves from murderous intent of mad men but we can reduce opportunities for unintended killings caused by the impatient, inconsiderate and incompetent.

Normally, I'd not bother about reporting close passes as little seems to be done, but that pass was exceptionally dangerous - a pass simply couldn't be any closer without becoming a collision :o
I agree with others that it should be reported. I challenge any police not to see it as dangerous driving.

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Posted: 26 Jun 2015, 2:30pm
by Velo
@Bicycler

I can empathize with that viewpoint as it's one that I have employed for many years to make me feel that I can influence other road users and thereby reduce the danger that I encounter on rural A and B roads (NSL 60mph). In all honesty, I think it reduces the number of close passes I receive, but increases the chances of being hit from behind.

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Posted: 26 Jun 2015, 3:16pm
by 661-Pete
That video conjures up (if that's the right expression!) just one image for me. That scene in the Harry Potter films, where the (magical) double-decker bus squeezes into a 6-inch gap between two (ordinary, solid) double-deck buses. After that encounter, I'm wondering whether you have any (a) handlebar (b) pedals left on your bike!

Yep, that needs to be shown to the police.