Is it time to start calling out bad cyclists?

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  • Thanks to the cyclist on De Beauvoir Rd who correctly spotted I was daydreaming and pulled out to let me gormlessly overshoot the give way line.

  • Obviously the current rules are open to interpretation to a certain extent, is cycling 7 miles from home considered unacceptable?

  • It's utterly stupid and ridiculous. No way would I have gone that way, I'd have ridden east to Pitfield Street then north up to the canal and follow the waterway all the way to the olympic park, sorted.

  • Hence

    ?

    In my post.

  • The law doesn't have any restrictions.

    The guidance is vague (STAY LOCAL! BUT GOING AWAY FROM LOCAL IS OK! BUT STAY LOCAL!) and not law.

    But it's all just politics.

    If the Government clarifies the situation and/or makes it into law then they will be seen as deeply unpopular (even more so than currently if that's even possible).

    So they continue to clarify things by saying "Exercise is ok, but stay local." which obviously doesn't clarify anything.

    It pushes all of the responsibility onto the people who can then be blamed, at a later date, for not interpreting the guidance correctly at the time.

  • The law doesn't have any restrictions.

    The guidance is vague (STAY LOCAL! BUT GOING AWAY FROM LOCAL IS OK! BUT STAY LOCAL!) and not law.

    [...]

    It pushes all of the responsibility onto the people who can then be blamed, at a later date, for not interpreting the guidance correctly at the time.

    Isn't it likely that the main reason why the guidance is like that because they tried clear rules in the first lockdown and it caught out Cummings? Now, one might argue that certain self-interested members of the Government are in love with their freedom to do what the hell they want, or that the Cummings scandal, largely because of Johnson's wrong decision to back Cummings, eroded any trust in the government's ability to handle COVID-19, and is one of the main reasons why the rules are widely disrespected now. I don't know either way, but it's probably a mixture of both.

  • The towpath was rammed a couple of weeks ago I couldn’t maintain social al distancing so went back onto the road.

    Surely the distance you should travel is something to do with population density and the level of infection
    Less chance of catching or spreading it in the highlands so you can go further. If you live around your the corner from St Jameses park and Hyde Park exercise more locally.....

  • Shoutout to the lycra-clad weapon heading into central down Whitechapel road this morning who yelled at me and my mate to move over when we were in the cycle lane, pushed my mates handlebars, continues yelling, rides through every set of reds and then rings his bell repeatedly to force someone in the cycle lane to move over so he can squeeze through.

  • Good to hear @rpm is still well

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Is it time to start calling out bad cyclists?

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