Cyclists pelted with eggs in Essex?

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Re: Cyclists pelted with eggs in Essex?

Postby geocycle » 17 Aug 2013, 3:39pm

I've also been lucky. Some abuse shouted but nothing major (but why do we put up with it!!!). One attempt by some very drunk lads to push me in the canal (they fell in instead). The only successful assault was a woman in an open topped car who smacked my bum at some traffic lights :oops:

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Re: Cyclists pelted with eggs in Essex?

Postby Essexcyclist » 22 Aug 2013, 6:14pm

Sorry to be the harbinger of doom guys, but the same paper has another anti-cyclist story, quite a sick one as well.

Lets hope the culprit is caught. Really not liking the idea of riding my bike in Chelmsford now! http://www.essexchronicle.co.uk/Blood-s ... story.html

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Re: Cyclists pelted with eggs in Essex?

Postby jezer » 22 Aug 2013, 6:44pm

That sounds bad, but I'm afraid the link is broken, so can't see what actually happened.
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Re: Cyclists pelted with eggs in Essex?

Postby kwackers » 22 Aug 2013, 7:38pm

jezer wrote:That sounds bad, but I'm afraid the link is broken, so can't see what actually happened.

Works for me.

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Re: Cyclists pelted with eggs in Essex?

Postby jonbott » 22 Aug 2013, 10:08pm

damn!low lifes :x
I`m def too old for this!

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Re: Cyclists pelted with eggs in Essex?

Postby mrjemm » 22 Aug 2013, 11:51pm

kwackers wrote:
jezer wrote:That sounds bad, but I'm afraid the link is broken, so can't see what actually happened.

Works for me.


Any clues then?

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Re: Cyclists pelted with eggs in Essex?

Postby Vorpal » 22 Aug 2013, 11:57pm

From the article...
Paul Seyfang, 65, says he came off his bike while travelling home from work along Rainsford Road on Thursday when a car suddenly pulled out and struck him outside the County Hotel.

But as the businessman stood shaking in the road with a bruised arm, and blood soaking his socks from a gash on the knee, he turned around to find his £2,000 bike had been taken.

"I knew people could be truly horrible but I didn't realise someone would do something quite as sick as that," said the director of CCS Windscreens.
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Re: Cyclists pelted with eggs in Essex?

Postby mrjemm » 23 Aug 2013, 12:36am

Thank you Vorpal.

Interesting to note from that, that the rider was someone self-employed (presumably from 'director') in the motoring industry!

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Re: Cyclists pelted with eggs in Essex?

Postby kwackers » 23 Aug 2013, 8:32am

mrjemm wrote:Any clues then?

Sorry - I'd assumed that the link not working was a temporary thing and it would work when people retried it.
(I see Vorpal has posted a summary anyway).

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Re: Cyclists pelted with eggs in Essex?

Postby Vorpal » 23 Aug 2013, 9:10am

mrjemm wrote:Thank you Vorpal.

Interesting to note from that, that the rider was someone self-employed (presumably from 'director') in the motoring industry!


No. he's the director of a small, locally owned business.
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Re: Cyclists pelted with eggs in Essex?

Postby mrjemm » 23 Aug 2013, 9:23am

Vorpal wrote:
mrjemm wrote:Thank you Vorpal.

Interesting to note from that, that the rider was someone self-employed (presumably from 'director') in the motoring industry!


No. he's the director of a small, locally owned business.


Aye...

Vorpal wrote:From the article...
...said the director of CCS Windscreens.
:wink:

kwackers wrote:
mrjemm wrote:Any clues then?

Sorry - I'd assumed that the link not working was a temporary thing and it would work when people retried it.
(I see Vorpal has posted a summary anyway).


I am away and have limited access. Seems kind of random what I can and cannot click on... :?