2021-07-22 Regent's Park (Outer Circle)

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  • 0800(ish) Counter-Clockwise.
    Rider into back of parked car.
    Ambulance and Police on scene.

    Heal up Rider.

  • I'm sure I've heard of at least half a dozen crashes like this in Regent's Park. Crashing into parked cars is very rare elsewhere in the world. Is this people in pacelines swinging around parked cars too late and/or not giving proper signals?

    Whatever, hope the rider isn't too badly injured and back on the bike soon.

  • That's a possibility, there was also a large builders type truck going the other way which had swung out onto the wrong side of the road in order to take a left turn which may have caused a distraction.
    No use in guessing though I suppose
    Hope he's recovering well now

  • If you’re riding in the gutter CCW the curvature means you can only see a very short distance ahead. If you’re riding fast that means not much time.

    Doesn’t take much of a lapse in concentration for the worst to happen.

    (Also crashing into parked cars is fairly common, by cyclists and drivers alike)

  • Thanks for the info. I can imagine people new to RPOC being caught out by that.

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2021-07-22 Regent's Park (Outer Circle)

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