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Updated: 1 hour 17 min ago

Re: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham

1 hour 18 min ago
I'm just trying to find a get-out clause for this 'accident'.

Person/company hires hire vehicle. Vehicle driven to workplace wherein a number of employees all have access to said vehicle. At times vehicle is unattended. As workplace employees work in independent sections of work location,no employee knows where t'other is(or doesn't want to say). Man/woman takes car,goes driving,knocks over cyclist,returns car,quietly goes back to work and lies low. How do we find him/her?

And if this works for 'this accident',could same work for a pre-planned murder? Planed and found out guilty of murder nowadays: 10 years? But if planned and unluckily caught killing cyclist by car,reason 'accident',fined £250. Job done. Collect £10kor more!

Re: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham

1 hour 24 min ago
Who was the judge and what other cyclist/motorist cases have they been involved with?.

Edburton Road, Henfield closed for 5 days from 15 Feb. 2016

1 hour 28 min ago
As shown in the attached, this popular cycling route will be closed to all traffic for a maximum of 5 days from 15 Feb.

Brighton Rock 110km Audax: Pinkie Brown Returns May 22

1 hour 56 min ago
In a nod to cycling tradition, Brighton and Hove CTC brings you our Audax event "Brighton Rock Pinkie Brown Returns" for 2016. It’s a challenging 110km spin on an early summer’s day but makes an ideal first Audax event if you've never tried one before, as you're never far away from the HQ. Based in the title city of the 1947 film "Brighton Rock" which starred the late Sir Richard Attenborough as Pinkie Brown, the ride passes many of the film's famous locations including the race course, the pier, the station, the coast and The Laines, where many of the locations remain largely unchanged by the passage of the last 60 years. There are a couple of lumpy bits, including Devil’s Dyke and Ditchling Beacon giving spectacular views across the South Downs , but you can go hard or you can take it steady and enjoy the views where the aim is that your speed overall must be above 15km/h, and no more than 30km/h. Entry is £9:50 or £7:50 for CTC/Audax members.

Enter on line at https://goo.gl/tXw2ur
For more information please check our web site http://goo.gl/kc8BVs
For last years event photo’s https://goo.gl/vMo0qT

It’s got to be worth it for the tea and cake

Re: 2016 ride plans

2 hours 15 min ago
Hoping to do the second part of my trip down the Rhine, at Whitsun half-term. Ferry Harwich-Hook of Holland, train to Nijmegen, then down the riverside route to Duisburg, maybe Cologne, then back via Aachen and Maastricht to Hook. Using my old Brommie and staying at Youth Hostels. One is at Duisberg-Nord Landscape Park https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landschaf ... sburg-Nord which I've wanted to re-visit for years.
Haven't decided what to do yet for my August holiday!

Re: Deliveroo

2 hours 20 min ago
Tempted to apply for a job, then I'd be a pro cyclist!

Re: Slow riders?

2 hours 22 min ago
With my username you can perhaps predict my answer!
I've not got speedos on any of my bikes so don't know how slow I go. Slow enough to not want to join in CTC group rides, but I've found another couple of cycling groups which take a different attitude to riding. It takes me all day to do 55 miles on tour (camping, so well laden) but I also stop a lot to look round places and visit cafes... I must agree that it is nice that over the last couple of years I've got a fair bit fitter so get up more hills, faster. But I'm just not interested in audaxes, etc.
Horses for courses!

Re: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham

2 hours 28 min ago
Will be interesting to see the next update videos. Can't believe people were just driving around him lying in the road.

Re: The Poplar High St collision

2 hours 56 min ago
Christ. The bit that really made my heart stop was him squeezing through that gap between the bus and the parked car. The car may not actually have been aware that they had hit anyone. By the time of the collision they would have been looking ahead down the side road into which they were turning.

I think the combination of cycle lanes and stationary traffic is a recipe for disaster. They would have been safer cycling on the pavement.

Re: KNOCKED OFF AGAIN!

3 hours 39 min ago
Heltor Chasca wrote:I'm sorry Steve. I see bad stuff regardless of whether I'm on the bike or not. My Big Dummy has been wearing wideloaders this week and I'm pleasantly surprised how the 48cm extra width makes drivers pass carefully. In 'slim-mode' It doesn't seem to make a difference whether my daughter is on board or not.

I hope you get over the shock pronto and you heal quick. I'm glad you have found some traffic free routes. Hang in there...b

I used to take a carpenter's toolbox on the back of my bike, sometimes crossways. Didn't stick out any further than me, but drivers gave me a wider berth. Basically, some drivers out there are more worried about scratching their paintwork than knocking you off your bike and killing you. Bear that in mind and you won't go far wrong.

Re: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham

6 hours 59 min ago
Steady rider wrote:Redrafting
In the event of road traffic accident, any drivers, passenger, registered keeper or person hiring a vehicle and failing to disclose or provide full information regarding who was driving or occupling a vehicle may be charged with obstructing the law and be imprisoned for up to 10 years if found guilty.

This may cover nearly any case from someone being killed to minor injuries. a court would decide the term/penalty depending on circumstances. There would be a strong incentive to disclose who was driving.

And a similar sentence for leaving the scene of an incident without going to the assistance of injured parties.

Re: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham

7 hours 36 min ago
Redrafting
In the event of road traffic accident, any drivers, passenger, registered keeper or person hiring a vehicle and failing to disclose or provide full information regarding who was driving or occupling a vehicle may be charged with obstructing the law and be imprisoned for up to 10 years if found guilty.

This may cover nearly any case from someone being killed to minor injuries. a court would decide the term/penalty depending on circumstances. There would be a strong incentive to disclose who was driving.

Re: Too many vehicles!!!

7 hours 50 min ago
TonyR wrote:cycleruk wrote:It could be a local "rat run"?
The normal main road way could have hold ups so those in the know take the lane.


Those in the know are unlikely to take a lane so narrow that a cyclist and a car can't pass each other. The first time they meet another car is going to create an impasse with somebody having to reverse up.

On Thursday night I was driving home from work and my main road (B road) route was blocked by a crash between a lorry and a bus. Nobody hurt but diesel all over the road. I did a quick left and made my way home on the maze of narrow lanes covered in farm mud and muck. I accept that I will meet other traffic and will have to reverse to a passing place. I'm used to it.

Re: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham

7 hours 54 min ago
Steady rider wrote:trying to draft something,
In the event of road traffic accident, any drivers, passenger or person hiring a vehicle and failing to disclose or provide full information regarding who was driving or occupling a vehicle may be charged with obstructing the law.

We already have that. Someone got 6pts and £150 fine for it here. I agree punishment should be more though.

Re: Too many vehicles!!!

7 hours 56 min ago
TonyR's question about what we can do about population increase without resorting to draconian policies (one child per family, etc) is a good one. And you can add to it the fact that the increase in the number of old people makes an increase in the number of younger people (to support them) essential. But there must be a limit. Unless the whole world is going to look like Hong Kong!

I'd limit Child Benefit to, say, two or three children, and take a similar approach with other benefits related to family size. I'd also want a public campaign to encourage sustainable family size.

Re: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham

8 hours 24 sec ago
trying to draft something,
In the event of road traffic accident, any drivers, passenger or person hiring a vehicle and failing to disclose or provide full information regarding who was driving or occupling a vehicle may be charged with obstructing the law.

Re: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham

8 hours 8 min ago
Update recently posted by Reginald Scott https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTkscGs ... e=youtu.be It's about 20 mins.

Re: Too many vehicles!!!

8 hours 10 min ago
TonyR wrote:cycleruk wrote:It could be a local "rat run"?
The normal main road way could have hold ups so those in the know take the lane.


Those in the know are unlikely to take a lane so narrow that a cyclist and a car can't pass each other. The first time they meet another car is going to create an impasse with somebody having to reverse up.

Dunno about that.
From what I've seen, many seem to think they're the only road user on the planet and as such are happy to overtake on a blind corner or crest with the belief that nothing could possibly be coming from the opposite direction.

Re: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham

8 hours 11 min ago
Hi,
I was once in a situation which shook me where I was fiddling with something in a car
That's enough to make me never do that again....................
I did not know there was a cyclist there in the dark till after I past them and saw them in my rear view mirror , might of been compounded by the rear light on bike flashing at a bad rate, one reason why I have several lights on my rear of bike with one very good one constant always.

SO its highly probable the driver (unknown) of the car was being distracted for sure.

Re: Too many vehicles!!!

8 hours 13 min ago
pwa wrote:TonyR wrote:simonineaston wrote:Too many humans, full stop. This morning, I was listening to Bill Gates, on DID - nice bloke, don't get me wrong, but he was banging on about ending malaria and saving lives and I thought, "Weird - for a bright bloke, you just don't get it... we don't need more people on this earth, we need LESS, so spend all that money thinking of ways we could get rid of them some of them!"

Are you suggesting we need more wars?

And disease, and famine. Too drastic, of course, but I agree that there are too many of us. And absolutely no government policies to steer things in a different direction.

What would those policies be. Chinese one family one child rule to go global? In the past a life expectancy half what it is now together with wars and famines and disease kept the population down but we are rightly focussed on increasing the first and removing the rest. So what other measures can you use? A Logan's Run style termination at 30?

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