2020-01-03 Rider fatality A40 London

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  • Tragically only 3 days into the new year and the first cyclist to die (by a HGV no less).

    http://news.met.police.uk/news/fatal-col­lision-on-a40-390885
    RIP rider.

    @Velocio Black logo time :-(

  • Sad indeed

  • Rest in peace

  • RIP Rider

  • rip

  • RIP rider.

  • Very very sad RIP.

  • RIP rider

  • So sad.
    RIP

  • You have to feel for the family . What a tragic start to the year .

  • Bloody hell, that’s tragic. But I can’t say I’d fancy riding on the A40 at 6.20am in early January; it’s like a motorway all along that section. As I recall there are some cycle paths off the main carriageway. I used to ride into White City from Perivale on the A40 every day and it was always a bit hairy.

  • I used to cycle along that stretch westbound on light summer mornings at around 6am.

  • The cycle path along their is surprisingly decent, if you can ignore the lorries 12 inches from your shoulder. There's not a lot of good alternative routes out west.

    You are kind of on your own at slip roads, and there's no path on the last section from Northolt to Uxbridge, even though it's before it becomes a motorway. There's a big "cycling not recommended" sign on the slip road leading to that bit.

  • There is a cyclepath alongside the A40 from Northolt/The Target roundabout,
    on the north side. Cyclists and pedestrians share their own bridge over the A40,
    within the roundabout.
    I haven't used the cyclepath since early November, it tends yo get a bit skiddy from leaves
    from the hawthorn hedge to the farmed fields, and the road verge trees.
    At the Polish War Memorial, you have to cross the south-to-east slip road and then the Ruislip Road, to access the cycle path on the south side that takes you all the way to Hillingdon Circus.
    Once over Long Lane this cycle path continues all the way up the hill to the Uxbridge roundabout.
    There is no dedicated cyclepath or marked cycle lane down to the Denham roundabout.

  • Rest in Peace

  • Rest in Peace rider, very sad indeed.
    Thoughts with his family and friends

  • Bloody hell, that’s tragic. But I can’t say I’d fancy riding on the A40 at 6.20am in early January; it’s like a motorway all along that section. As I recall there are some cycle paths off the main carriageway. I used to ride into White City from Perivale on the A40 every day and it was always a bit hairy.

    Thank you for your very kind victim-blaming, all the best in your fucking off very far elsewhere a lot.

  • I think he was just pointing out that the area does not have the best cycling infrastructure. Far from victim blaming.

  • Remember that discussion in 'Rider down' should be on the actual crash and avoid things like general discussion of the suitability for riding or not of the streets involved. Generally, we don't know the full facts even from multiple newspaper reports, there is often initial confusion and misinformation, and there are often conflicts of opinion about what happened. We have plenty of places where we can discuss these things rather than here.

    These threads are public and relatives and friends of victims have in the past often found them via search engines, so discussion or language that they may find upsetting should be avoided.

    Object wrote the user guide to this forum years ago, always worth re-reading:

    https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/2112­60/

  • Here's a short piece in the Standard:

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/c­yclist-ealing-a40-collision-a4325346.htm­l

    No name or any other details yet that I can find.

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