Is it time to start calling out bad cyclists?

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  • My mate told me about a crash at Regents Park last night, apparently an old boy was practicing clipping in/out near the zoo entrance lights and fell off directly in to the path of a bunch of triathlete types. The lady on the front had no chance to avoid it and went straight over the bars - she lost some teeth apparently.

  • It can be very hairy the bunch rides around RP of an evening. I'm surprised there aren't more crashes frankly.
    Hope the rider is ok

  • Coming along Hackney Road on my way home from work tonight, busy traffic and plenty of cyclists all over the road.

    I'm riding along the inside of the traffic, close to the kerb (at a reasonable speed) when suddenly some girl with a gold helmet pulls out in front of me and starts crawling along at a snails pace.

    As a result I slow to almost a stop and as I manage to move around her I notice she's on her fucking phone texting someone completely oblivious to the fact she nearly caused a 15 bike pile up. Muppet.

    Palm-down slap mans phone

    Tempa T - Swing - YouTube

    It's the doozy texting bastard version of ripping someone's car keys and dropping them in the back of a rubbish lorry

  • It can be very hairy the bunch rides around RP of an evening. I'm surprised there aren't more crashes frankly.
    Hope the rider is ok

    Been around too many bad crashes there, it's v sketchy on busy evenings. Clockwise > CCW for that reason.

  • It's the doozy texting bastard version of ripping someone's car keys and dropping them in the back of a rubbish lorry

    I almost ran into the back of a white van whilst telling her in the kindest possible way not to use her fucking phone while she's cycling. Deadly

  • Coming along Hackney Road on my way home from work tonight, busy traffic and plenty of cyclists all over the road.

    I'm riding along the inside of the traffic, close to the kerb (at a reasonable speed) when suddenly some girl with a gold helmet pulls out in front of me and starts crawling along at a snails pace.

    As a result I slow to almost a stop and as I manage to move around her I notice she's on her fucking phone texting someone completely oblivious to the fact she nearly caused a 15 bike pile up. Muppet.

    Nev throws Kidd Cole's phone in the water! Hilarious!!! - YouTube

  • a bunch of triathlete types. The lady on the front had no chance to avoid it and went straight over the bars - she lost some teeth apparently.

    Triathlete falls of whilst riding a bike.

    Nothing to report.

  • Pointed out to someone this morning that their front quick release was open. The lever was sticking out straight in line with the axle. He said, "oh fuck, thanks" but continued to ride on. Hopefully he made it to work with two wheels.

  • The whole of the London to Brighton entourage that fucked up my Sunday morning meander on West Sussex council's neglected shit catching potholed filled lanes yesterday.

    Never, in my whole life on two wheels have I seen such a bunch of fucking idiots whom shouldn't be given a roller skate, never mind a whole fucking bicycle to be in charge of.

    Unfortunately, I sheepishly joined the rabble, and within 10 seconds, one prick had hit a brightly coloured orange cone.

    WTF?

    In a road race, you can't cross the white line (unless the road is closed) and these fuckers where five abreast.

    Also, twats were wearing headphones; so they couldn't hear you when asking for a bit of room to pass, and many had this weird ability to suddenly turn at lightning speed without warning and looking behind them first, as if they were using a TRON lightcycle of sumfin.

    Quite fuckin' remarkable.

    The WHOLE FUCKING LOT OF THEM SHOULD GO ON A BICYCLE AWARENESS COURSE before they hurt themselves or others in their vicinity.

    frightening

  • Black LMNH lycra shorts and Hi Viz Rapha bag cover this morning. RLJ'd past me at Mill street lights but then I caught up with him at tower bridge reds.

    He set of rather slowly about 3/4 of the way over to the right of the lane and then chugged along before stopping to turn right. No signal not looking over shoulder. When asked about what he was doing his response was "Maybe I'm turning right". Which is exactly what I was left thinking... maybe your turning right. Stick your fucking arm out for half a second next time and then we'll all know for sure. Douche.

  • .

    It was a closed road event, and certainly not a race.

    Normal rules may not apply...

  • I got held up just behind the ambulance that came to pick the first guy
    up. It looked like he had carried straight on where the road had not.

  • The WHOLE FUCKING LOT OF THEM SHOULD GO ON A BICYCLE AWARENESS COURSE before they hurt themselves or others in their vicinity.

    You sound like Jeez with a short temper.

  • some absolute fucking cocksocket wannabe silly commuter racer twat acting like a massive bell-chief on my way home this evening.

    am going past balham towards tooting on cs7 route and have taken left lane and am doing about 26mph on the garmin. pedestrian crossing up ahead changes, I throw a shoulder check as I just ease up on the pedals to make sure no cars are on my arse before I hit the brakes properly. see a red flash just disappear to my left from literally behind my wheel, turn the other way and this cunt is overlapping my bike by 2/3rds coming up my inside, he then veers away towards the kerb. the prick had been drafting literally on my back wheel and the second I eased up nearly smashed into the back of me.

    lights change and I stomp off as I'm in a determined mood, he can't keep up with me off the lights so I make my way to junction by tooting bec am crossing the junction with a cyclist ahead of me slowing and a car 2 feet to my left and this prick thinks that's the perfect place to make his 'jump' nearly forcing me into the kerb and the cyclist ahead into a parked car in front of her she'd started to move around.

    he then used the downhill to finally show some speed pushing a big gear and turned off down one of the roads along tooting high street before I had a chance to draw alongside again and call him out for the fucking bell chief he was.

    then I saw Jah Tim strolling along moments later which cheered me up and I lost the anger (until I just got in and the rage bubbled up again).

    nodder in red jersey and pollution mask, you ride like a cunt and you're not as fast as you like to think you are...

  • It was a closed road event, and certainly not a race.

    Normal rules may not apply...
    Then why were there cars on the road?

    I got held up just behind the ambulance that came to pick the first guy
    up. It looked like he had carried straight on where the road had not.
    That's very sad. I've just seen the local news. Hope he pulls through.

    You sound like Jeez with a short temper.
    Thank You x

  • some absolute fucking cocksocket wannabe silly commuter racer twat acting like a massive bell-chief

    9/10 would read again

  • 9/10 would read again

    yeah !

  • While ago now, but on the London commute two bikes abreast in front of me - road bike on the left and little folding job with a short older bloke riding on the right. Left-hand muppet starts screaming and swearing at the other rider, started turning into him, pushing him, then kicked him into the road.

    ...in peak morning rush hour London traffic. Not the no cars moving version, but busy main three-lane road with green lights ahead.

    Fortunately the guy was ok - there was a gap in the traffic and the bus coming up managed to slow down enough for him to get clear, but I just snapped, shot up and cut the road-rage cyclist off, started screaming "the hell you think you're doing? you want to kill him?!", so on - he just turned and said "I'll f*****g have you too, mate, let's go"

    I was saved by the mob of other angry cyclists behind me who jumped in (5 in all), solid rugby looking type just folds arms and casually asks me "he giving you trouble, mate?" The speed the bloke shot off across the pavement and down a side street was a thing to behold :). I just wish I understood why people do that..

    To the folks who saved me from a morning bashing by backing me up (unasked and unlooked for) in my call-out, in case they are reading this, thanks - it's good to know most London riders are decent people.

    If calling out was the norm, I suspect it would act as a deterrent just from the fact most people don't like being thought of as a fool.

  • Interestingly, its usually a case of no one want to be the first to stand up but once someone is others are willing to help, so well done for being the first to step in!

  • he just turned and said "I'll f*****g have you too, mate, let's go"

    did he look anything like this?

    The Wealdstone Raider - YouTube

  • @Mule Manning - thanks; though I can't claim rock-jawed heroism :) I didn't really think about it at the time, just snapped when i saw the rider go down in traffic.

    @Sugoi - hehe, I don't think so - I don't remember seeing such a memorable set of features!

  • Yeah, 3-legged mutant bear-dogs should probably have right-of-way.

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Is it time to start calling out bad cyclists?

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