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saoirse50

Member since Dec 2008 • Last active Oct 2019
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  • in Rider Down
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    The incident began at the junction of Rolt St and Childers St. Childers St is part of Quietway 1, fairly new then. Rolt St had just been made one way for motor traffic with a contraflow for cyclists. Drivers were ignoring the new one way, and, as far as we know, from local witnesses we have heard from, the driver who killed Antonio had tried to do just this, and Antonio had been attempting to explain to him what he was doing wrong. What exactly happened next is not exactly clear. But seems driver may well have been abusive, some reports say he got out of car, but that’s not absolutely clear, then got back, drove at Antonio. But again, not exactly clear. What is clear is that somehow driver ended up dragging Antonio along, possibly with his bike, into Childers St and then stopped, abandoned car and left the scene. Bystanders came to help, called ambulance etc.

  • in Rider Down
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    That’s a much fuller account than the Standard. Thanks.

  • in Rider Down
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    Rest in peace, Antonio. He was well known in the local community. I know he rode out with Southwark Cyclists sometimes. Eight years doesn’t seem like much given what the driver actually did! I’d at least like to know this person could never get behind the wheel of a car legally ever again. Doesn’t seem right he could be driving round our local streets again in just a few years time. Thinking of Antonio’s friends and family right now.

  • in Rider Down
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    That’s absolutely awful. A road with two schools on it, isn’t it? That road should be a school street and closed to through traffic. Too late for this lad and his poor family though, now, I know. Feel torn up for them. But could save lives in the future.

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Classic, great quality steel frame and fork. In good condition. One slight ding in the head tube. Shown in photos. It’s in Grove Park, so you’d need to pick it up from there. £250 ono

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    In terms of the distance you’re covering, that’s fine. You could probably do more, depending on your fitness and experience. But if you want time to enjoy and explore a bit, maybe have the flexibility to take a day out even, or not as you wish, that kind of lower mileage is better, in my opinion, than pushing to cover double that or more, as I used to do on my first few cyclecamping tours. You miss so much, if you rush it, believe me. I guess my advice would be, if this schedule and route works for you this time, it’s fine. Nothing wrong with it. Just accept there’s a lot you’ll miss. This time. Of course, you’ll love it so much, you’ll be back and try to cover some of the stuff you’ve missed! Or, it will rain solidly the whole week, you’ll be miserable, wet and cold the whole time and all you’ll see is mist. Then you’ll still have to come back again, to really discover how beautiful it all was!

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