Careful when you drive too close to that cyclist
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    Shame they weren't there last week when I was driving to the second exit on a roundabout when some idiot on a kiddy bike went down the outside lane then cut across in front of me to go off at my indicated exit. Cue sharp stop and much blowing of horns, both from me and the car behind m that nearly ran into my back bumper

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    Shame they weren't there on Saturday night as I and others were riding through Epping. Idiots in a BMW convertible swerving into riders deliberately, laughing and jeering as several came off trying to avoid being hit. Thankfully no-one seriously hurt as far as I could tell.

    Even with videos of the incident, unless you can prove who the driver was it's unlikely anything would be done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveB View Post
    Shame they weren't there on Saturday night as I and others were riding through Epping. Idiots in a BMW convertible swerving into riders deliberately, laughing and jeering as several came off trying to avoid being hit. Thankfully no-one seriously hurt as far as I could tell.

    Even with videos of the incident, unless you can prove who the driver was it's unlikely anything would be done.
    East LOndon is not good for cyclists: -

    London thugs push bike into the path of oncoming cyclists | Daily Mail Online

    The car should be seized and crushed.

    Also the morons who respond to DAily Mail articles tarnishing all cyclists with the same brush need to be shot.

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    Hope they have an equal crackdown on the cyclists who brazenly ride on the pavement endangering pedestrians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    East LOndon is not good for cyclists: -

    London thugs push bike into the path of oncoming cyclists | Daily Mail Online

    The car should be seized and crushed.

    Also the morons who respond to DAily Mail articles tarnishing all cyclists with the same brush need to be shot.
    That was on the same ride. I think I'd already gone through there by the time it happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billybiro View Post
    Hope they have an equal crackdown on the cyclists who brazenly ride on the pavement endangering pedestrians.
    The vast majority of the time cyclists on the pavement do not endanger pedestrians. If a cyclist hits a pedestrian, both get hurt. When a car driver hits a cyclist, only the cyclist gets hurt. The cases where cyclists are killed usually involve cyclists not being aggressive enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    The vast majority of the time cyclists on the pavement do not endanger pedestrians. If a cyclist hits a pedestrian, both get hurt. When a car driver hits a cyclist, only the cyclist gets hurt. The cases where cyclists are killed usually involve cyclists not being aggressive enough.
    But from personal experience, I know which gets hurt more. And that's without the injury the twat on the bike subsequently suffered when I managed to punch the part of his head which wasn't protected by a helmet. I do sometimes believe it's the main reason they wear them...
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