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 Post subject: Re: Cyclists
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:21 pm 
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Yup, I agree.

That kid is as much a cyclist as his wee mate tearing about on a quad bike is a motorist, though.

Meanwhile, the Mail want riders off the roads, and off the pavement. Perhaps we should balance on the kerb?


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 Post subject: Re: Cyclists
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:25 pm 
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Umm...
If he's on the road on a bike then surely he's a cyclist?

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 Post subject: Re: Cyclists
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:48 pm 
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Yet another Daily Mail attempt to nudge their readers in the 'right' direction with a "but who's fault was it" question.


Cyclist tumbles to the ground in an excruciatingly painful crash after colliding with a car at a busy junction – so who is at fault?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4248496/Dashcam-footage-captures-cyclist-taking-painful-tumble.html


They aren't having it this time:

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Pauld695, Skelmersdale, United Kingdom, 26 minutes ago
Got to say its the cars fault on this one, and i'm not keen on cyclist.
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Dave, norfolk, United Kingdom, 23 minutes ago
car drivers fault
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Notice the pattern, though:

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Cyclist tumbles to the ground in an excruciatingly painful crash after colliding with a car at a busy junction – so who is at fault?

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'No winners here': BBC presenter Jeremy Vine takes aim at ANOTHER driver while out cycling as he films a car trying to squeeze past a woman on her bike but had she gone through two red lights first?

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Who's in the right? Enraged cyclist accuses driver of cutting him up - but the motorist claims he should have signalled before pulling out to go round parked cars


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 Post subject: Re: Cyclists
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:21 pm 
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The pattern continues today:


Undertaking cyclist captures the moment a bus squeezes him out of a bike lane into the kerb... but is the driver REALLY to blame?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4271154/Cyclist-squeezed-cycle-lane-bus-driver.html


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Reddie, local, Australia, 3 hours ago
At what point are cyclists going to use some common sense? The poor bus driver has a massive vehicle to get around tiny streets and these fools are on 2 wheels. Get over yourself and give the bus driver a break.
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DeFacto, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 3 hours ago
Funny the way self-righteous cyclists expect every other road user to respect their cycle lanes, when most cyclists have no respect whatsoever for rules that apply to them.
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 Post subject: Re: Cyclists
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:46 pm 
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Almost 10 comments read before "road tax and insurance". Are the Mailites learning?


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 Post subject: Re: Cyclists
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:19 pm 
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MisterMuncher wrote:
Almost 10 comments read before "road tax and insurance". Are the Mailites learning?


No, that lot missed the buzzer, too busy posting made up shit about Sweden.


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 Post subject: Re: Cyclists
PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:40 am 
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Female motorcyclist wearing a high visibility vest is nearly sent flying as a motorist suddenly pulls out of a junction 'without looking' - but some commentators say that SHE is at fault
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4359674/Motorcyclist-nearly-sent-flying-air.html


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After being posted online, the video has attracted a number of comments - most of which blame the driver. However, a post suggested that she could have been at fault.



Vast majority of people obviously point out that the driver is at fault apart from 1 or 2 people who tried to blame the cyclist. So let's make them the central point of the headline and article.


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 Post subject: Re: Cyclists
PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:38 pm 
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Note: The cyclist was at fault and fortunately he walked away relatively uninjured.


I was just taken aback by the sneering and gleeful tone of the headline in a nation newspaper:



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 Post subject: Re: Cyclists
PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:55 pm 
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Hilarious.

Last week four lads on a training run out the North coast were hit by a car , one dead two seriously hurt. This in broad daylight on the open road. Funny that didn't make the Mail.


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