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  • Let's create a list of do's and don'ts, so that tose who read this may be safer in the long run.

    Combined forum knowledge; that's the ticket.

  • Do not switch lanes / cut between traffic without looking for other cyclist / motorcyclist filtering down the gaps.

  • what you call that a gun? i got one of thos when i was five

    thats a fuckin gun

  • http://public.garagegames.com/tima/big.j­pg
    not as dangerous but more enjoyable

  • haj

    good to see brockley is getting safer these days.

  • I recognise those riots, and happen to know you were there, so was that you?

  • Road safety is an oxymoron.

  • splatbucket I recognise those riots, and happen to know you were there, so what that you?

    Well, i'm behind the camera.

  • I'm reviving this thread, and hoping folk like Greasy Slag and others turn this into a place for newbies, and oldbies, who need to remember their mortality. Just add your advice starting from 2. and continuing.

    To those who died today, in 3 places so far in London, my condolences.

    1. Avoid overtaking lorries on their left.


    2. 4.
    1. Avoid overtaking lorries on their left.
    2. Check behind you before changing position on the road (e.g passing parked cars).

    3. 4.
    1. Avoid overtaking lorries on their left.
    2. Check behind you before changing position on the road (e.g passing parked cars).
    3. Make eye contact with other road users, visibility is the only thing: position yourself where everyone can see you, get in front of trucks and buses enough so the drivers see you, position yourself out of the gutter so oncoming (right turning) traffic sees you, even if you are behind a van/truck/bus. MAKE yourself seen, thats your responsibility. Put a bell and a break on your bike.
      4.
  • I scream when there a lot of pedestrians crossing without look, so they know I there, but I don't know if this a good thing to do

    1. Avoid overtaking lorries on their left.
    2. Check behind you before changing position on the road (e.g passing parked cars).
    3. Make eye contact with other road users, visibility is the only thing: position yourself where everyone can see you, get in front of trucks and buses enough so the drivers see you, position yourself out of the gutter so oncoming (right turning) traffic sees you, even if you are behind a van/truck/bus. MAKE yourself seen, thats your responsibility. Put a bell and a break on your bike.
    4. [took this from moving target, i hoope thay don't mind]
      http://www.movingtargetzine.com/forum/di­scussion/598/diagrams-of-hgv-blind-spots­-from-nozzer-these-could-save-your-life/­#Item_0
    1. Avoid overtaking lorries on their left.
    2. Check behind you before changing position on the road (e.g passing parked cars).
    3. Make eye contact with other road users, visibility is the only thing
    4. Position yourself where everyone can see you,
    5. Get in front of trucks and buses enough so the drivers see you
    6. Position yourself out of the gutter so oncoming (right turning) traffic sees you
    7. Even behind a van/truck/bus....MAKE yourself seen, thats your responsibility.
    8. Put a bell
    9. Put a brake on your bike.
    10. [from moving target]
      http://www.movingtargetzine.com/forum/di­scussion/598/diagrams-of-hgv-blind-spots­-from-nozzer-these-could-save-your-life/­#Item_0
    11. Vocally make pedestrians aware of your movements
    12. Do not switch lanes or cut between traffic without looking for other cyclist/motorcyclist filtering down the gaps.
    1. Avoid overtaking lorries on their left.
    2. Check behind you before changing position on the road (e.g passing parked cars).
    3. Make eye contact with other road users, visibility is the only thing
    4. Position yourself where everyone can see you,
    5. Get in front of trucks and buses enough so the drivers see you
    6. Position yourself out of the gutter so oncoming (right turning) traffic sees you
    7. Even behind a van/truck/bus....MAKE yourself seen, thats your responsibility.
    8. Put a bell
    9. Put a brake on your bike.
    10. [from moving target]
      http://www.movingtargetzine.com/foru...r­-life/#Item_0
    11. Vocally make pedestrians aware of your movements
    12. Do not switch lanes or cut between traffic without looking for other cyclist/motorcyclist filtering down the gaps.
    13. When passing parked cars. Check your shoulder and pull out with plenty of time. Too many people do it at the last minute.
    1. Avoid overtaking lorries on their left.
    2. Check behind you before changing position on the road (e.g passing parked cars).
    3. Make eye contact with other road users, visibility is the only thing
    4. Position yourself where everyone can see you,
    5. Get in front of trucks and buses enough so the drivers see you
    6. Position yourself out of the gutter so oncoming (right turning) traffic sees you
    7. Even behind a van/truck/bus....MAKE yourself seen, thats your responsibility.
    8. Put a bell
    9. Put a brake on your bike.
    10. [from moving target]
      http://www.movingtargetzine.com/foru...r­-life/#Item_0
    11. Vocally make pedestrians aware of your movements
    12. Do not switch lanes or cut between traffic without looking for other cyclist/motorcyclist filtering down the gaps.
    13. When passing parked cars. Check your shoulder and pull out with plenty of time. Too many people do it at the last minute.
      14.Over exaggerate hand signals . so the thickos get the message
    1. Avoid overtaking lorries on their left.
    2. Check behind you before changing position on the road (e.g passing parked cars).
    3. Make eye contact with other road users, visibility is the only thing
    4. Position yourself where everyone can see you,
    5. Get in front of trucks and buses enough so the drivers see you
    6. Position yourself out of the gutter so oncoming (right turning) traffic sees you
    7. Even behind a van/truck/bus....MAKE yourself seen, thats your responsibility.
    8. Put a bell
    9. Put a brake on your bike.
    10. [from moving target]
      http://www.movingtargetzine.com/foru...r­-life/#Item_0
    11. Vocally make pedestrians aware of your movements
    12. Do not switch lanes or cut between traffic without looking for other cyclist/motorcyclist filtering down the gaps.
    13. When passing parked cars. Check your shoulder and pull out with plenty of time. Too many people do it at the last minute.
    14. over exaggerate hand signals . so the thickos get the message
    15. if in doubt, do read cyclecraft by john franklin.
    16. dont fuck with truck
    17. do look behind you way more than you already do.
    18. dont think that cos you overtook someone they are out of your thoughts, they are probably not far behind trying to catch you.
    19. dont trust any other road users unless you really know them.
    20. dont stay behind a dangerous cyclist\driver, unless you are shielding them and saving their stupid life.
    21. dont get in blind spots
    22. do get out of blind spots.
    23. if you do get trapped in your flat, try not to get trapped in your flat.
    24. do get a clue... see number 15.
    25. do not, ever, undertake another cyclist. the room they have left is for safety. and if you do it to roxy, she might rightly kill you..
    1. Avoid overtaking lorries on their left.
    2. Check behind you before changing position on the road (e.g passing parked cars).
    3. Make eye contact with other road users, visibility is the only thing
    4. Position yourself where everyone can see you,
    5. Get in front of trucks and buses enough so the drivers see you
    6. Position yourself out of the gutter so oncoming (right turning) traffic sees you
    7. Even behind a van/truck/bus....MAKE yourself seen, thats your responsibility.
    8. Put a bell
    9. Put a brake on your bike.
    10. [from moving target]
      http://www.movingtargetzine.com/foru...r­-life/#Item_0
    11. Vocally make pedestrians aware of your movements
    12. Do not switch lanes or cut between traffic without looking for other cyclist/motorcyclist filtering down the gaps.
    13. When passing parked cars. Check your shoulder and pull out with plenty of time. Too many people do it at the last minute.
      14.Over exaggerate hand signals . so the thickos get the message
    14. Look for the fucker about to open the car door. Even better, always give them a wide berth, but see 13.
    15. keep an eye on the opposite lane. That man in the white van wants to turn right, right across you. Taximan is desparate to do a U-Turn.

    Plus what whatfriends said above (esp. 15)

  • VB - Can we make this a sticky for a few months?

       1. Avoid overtaking lorries on their left. 
    
    1. Check behind you before changing position on the road (e.g passing parked cars).
    2. Make eye contact with other road users, visibility is the only thing
    3. Position yourself where everyone can see you,
    4. Get in front of trucks and buses enough so the drivers see you
    5. Position yourself out of the gutter so oncoming (right turning) traffic sees you
    6. Even behind a van/truck/bus....MAKE yourself seen, thats your responsibility.
    7. Put a bell
    8. Put a brake on your bike.
    9. [from moving target]
      http://www.movingtargetzine.com/foru...r­-life/#Item_0
    10. Vocally make pedestrians aware of your movements
    11. Do not switch lanes or cut between traffic without looking for other cyclist/motorcyclist filtering down the gaps.
    12. When passing parked cars. Check your shoulder and pull out with plenty of time. Too many people do it at the last minute.
      14.Over exaggerate hand signals . so the thickos get the message
    13. Get out in the cycle box at the front on lights, never sit on the inside
    14. Be aware for movement in parked cars (pre-empt those opening doors)
    15. Ride to your abilities
    16. If you cant see them they can't see you!
  • Read somewhere hear that there are people riding and listening to ipods. That's insane: my ears for me are as important as my eyes, knowing what's behind or what's coming at junctions. Hearing is a vital sense for cycling: never listen to music while doing it

  • Greasy Slag +1, for suggesting a stickie.

    Also, even if some don't care, do keep in mind that not everybody that might read this advice is a hard cyclist, and could be a right newbie in every sense; so maybe a little bit kind/nice in the advice giving?

  • Came to change my contribution to one line, looks like its already taken care of.

    One addition, sheild yourself when going through junctions, that means use a car/bus/van etc for protection from on coming (right turning) cars.

    Peace

  • Never wear a hood, it's like wearing blinkers.

    • another one for a sticky

    beware the cycle lanes that suddenly turn into bus stops. There's invariably a bus on your right that intends to suddenly pull in, putting you into the kerb/pedestrians/bus wheels

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