Is it time to start calling out bad cyclists?

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  • Thanks, Dave. Quite apart from the very impressive bike control in going through the narrow gaps between moving cars, it's obviously the rider's mistake when trying to change lanes.

  • Indeed, I think he was going for a gap that never was, but saying that the driver definitely made a move left after the initial contact.

  • Ah, I didn't notice the move left. Could it have been inadvertent, i.e. out of surprise at what was happening?

  • I admire his skill but he was asking for it, the car did seem to move towards him though. Just reminds me of those Lucas Brunelle films: skillful yet stupid cyclists doing dangerous things and doing the rest of us no favours.

  • I admire his skill

    Well he has the physical ability but clearly suffers from a delusion about his size (of bicycle). Not a great advert for gangs of kids doing wheelies or for gammons in Mercedes.

  • Yeah that gap wasn't there and people riding erratically and unpredictably like this, regardless of ability, completely rely on others on the road not doing so and for nothing unexpected to happen. It's a sub-optimal approach.

  • Wow. Used to go shopping there quite often last year... didn't strike me as the kind of place where that was likely to happen.

  • Calling myself out - was away with the fairies riding southbound on the Cycle Superhighway towards Oval and rather than stop at the crossing and wait to join the traffic I just rode straight on, onto the Northbound one way section, before asking myself out loud what the fuck I was doing... Luckily it's a wide bit and the riders coming the other (correct) way were awake, unlike me. Apologies, apologies all round.

  • “He is described as a white man in his 40s, around 5ft 10in, of medium build, with short greying hair.”

    Sounds very ‘on here’.

  • Sounds very ‘on here’.

    Doesn't mention the paunch & bald spot though

  • Posted this in the wrong thread. Looks like the ped gives him a slap and presumably some verbals as he passed. Doesn't justify what he did obviously.

  • It doesn't justify anything, but if you go around handing out street justice and trying to hurt people you will inevitably get nutted and there will be snot and blood and shit.

  • Doesn't mention the paunch & bald spot though

    Phew. That's me out then.

  • “He is described as a white man in his 40s, around 5ft 10in, of medium build, with short greying hair.”

    I'd always pictured rpm as being taller than that

  • At most I'd call it a tap on the shoulder. That's just pure scumbaggery by the guy on the bike though. That's not a normal response.

  • Sounds very ‘on here’.

    Et tu Brutus?

  • Would be better off with bluetooth headphones.

  • it's obviously the rider's mistake when trying to change lanes.

    On a serious note, while I cannot condone cycling like that, the driver appears deliberately to trap the cyclist against the lorry. Not a reasonable response at all but one which risked injury and possibly life.

  • The pause in the video is unhelpful, but given that pedestrian only has a split second to react as the bike passes, I'd say it was unlikely "he was handing out street justice." To me it looks like he instinctively raised hand to protect himself, gets hit by rider's shoulder.

  • In what way?

    Edit: Oh yeah I see what you mean.

  • “He is described as a white man in his 40s, around 5ft 10in, of medium build, with short greying hair.”

    Sounds very ‘on here’.

    For the record:
    60s
    6'1 AND A CRUCIAL half"
    Obese
    Long since greyed.

  • “He is described as a white man in his 40s, around 5ft 10in, of medium build, with short greying hair.”

    It wasn't me, at that time I was busy pushing pedestrians over whilst jogging over Putney Bridge.

  • Exactly: not a normal response at all. Either the guy is disturbed, having a really bad day or he got a slap. A tap on the shoulder shouldn't provoke that response.

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Is it time to start calling out bad cyclists?

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