Tour de bleedin' Yorkshire

Discussion in 'The Snug' started by Gunge, May 2, 2019.

Help Support The Homebrew Forum UK by donating:

  1. May 4, 2019 #21

    hop-a-long

    hop-a-long

    hop-a-long

    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2015
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    They are!!
     
  2. May 22, 2019 #22

    Gunge

    Gunge

    Gunge

    Landlord. Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2016
    Messages:
    2,980
    Likes Received:
    1,662
    Location:
    NULL
    They were quick to put up the bunting / paraphenalia and other street litter to celebrate this non-event, but it's still there now!! How about cleaning up after themselves, preferably on the same day? Still got cardboard sodding bike hanging from trees fercrissakes. This is a prime example of why society is well and truly f****.
     
  3. May 23, 2019 #23

    samale

    samale

    samale

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2019
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    30
  4. May 23, 2019 #24

    BeerCat

    BeerCat

    BeerCat

    Landlord.

    Joined:
    May 6, 2015
    Messages:
    4,363
    Likes Received:
    1,213
    Location:
    East and West Grimblestbottom under the rye
    Other day i saw a man cycling in the middle of the road doing his best impression of a tractor. Huge queue behind him and a cycle path beside.
     
  5. May 23, 2019 #25

    Gerryjo

    Gerryjo

    Gerryjo

    Landlord. Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2016
    Messages:
    3,019
    Likes Received:
    921
    Location:
    Derry,Northern Ireland
    That's a picture of a Finnish pedestrian and cycle path sign.
     
  6. May 23, 2019 #26

    Richie_asg1

    Richie_asg1

    Richie_asg1

    Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2016
    Messages:
    408
    Likes Received:
    133
    Location:
    Aberdeen
    You know, I didn't realise they were different, but you are right it isn't a UK one. I haven't been out to photograph any because I'm not that sad, so just jumped on the first photo of what I remembered it being.

    This is one local to me apparently by the caption.
    [​IMG]
    See it does prove to me at least that pedestrians and cyclists can co-exist on the same narrow strip of tarmac without horrendous accidents every day. Who knows - maybe we are sensible about it and slow down if we see people? And yet cycling is still prohibited on the pavement?

    If I was a cyclist I would lobby government to overturn this draconian law as these combined paths clearly prove there is no harm in allowing it, and as more city centres become pedestrianised it seems the perfect solution to allow bikes in there too. Heck if there was free bike hire to get around my city you may see me on one too!

    I wonder if it would be possible to do a park and ride for bicycles? Park up within a mile of the centre, then bike it in from there. My main problem is I don't feel like cycling the 12 miles into town and then out again up hill, but I would if it were only a mile each way.
     
  7. May 23, 2019 #27

    terrym

    terrym

    terrym

    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2015
    Messages:
    4,511
    Likes Received:
    2,266
    Location:
    North Sussex
    For
    I'm afraid that for some cyclists the concepts of 'being sensible' and 'slowing down' don't enter into it and that's why they are better off on the road.
     
  8. Jun 5, 2019 #28

    Ian9365

    Ian9365

    Ian9365

    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2016
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    53.692230,-2.327117
    Possibly true but they are still a pain in the a**e and shouldnt be allowed on main roads at all
     
    Gunge likes this.
  9. Jun 5, 2019 #29

    Justin Dean

    Justin Dean

    Justin Dean

    Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2019
    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    19
    Keep bikes off the pavements, they are a menace.
     
    Gunge likes this.
  10. Jun 5, 2019 #30

    Gunge

    Gunge

    Gunge

    Landlord. Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2016
    Messages:
    2,980
    Likes Received:
    1,662
    Location:
    NULL
    Third party insurance should be a legal requirement for cyclists, not just to cover the hapless peds they injure on the pavement but the carnage they cause on the road. Meanwhile, all the litter and rubbish that inspired this thread is still making our town an even bigger eyesore than it normally is. Have they forgot about it or summat, or can they just not be arsed? This is why society is f*****.
     
  11. Jun 5, 2019 #31

    Gulpitdarn

    Gulpitdarn

    Gulpitdarn

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2018
    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    83
    Location:
    Peterborough UK
    I totally agree! The worse place has to be Brighton seafront, it is a race track amongst the pedestrians.
     
  12. Jun 5, 2019 #32

    Chippy_Tea

    Chippy_Tea

    Chippy_Tea

    Administrator. Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2013
    Messages:
    24,740
    Likes Received:
    5,216
    Location:
    South Cumbria.
    This is the problem they are not welcome on the road or the pavement and there are few dedicated cycle lanes where we live so they cannot win.

    Cyclists drive me mad as i am on the road every day and the roads in the lakes are twisty and narrow i don't mind cyclists if they use common sense its the Wiggins wannabees that do my head in ridging in groups two abreast if they rode in single file when the roads are narrow they wouldn't put themselves and other road users in danger.
     
  13. Jun 5, 2019 #33

    bikesandbeer

    bikesandbeer

    bikesandbeer

    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2018
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    14
    All this cyclist bashing is making me feel decidedly unwelcome.

    I think you non cyclists are missing out. 95% of my rides combine my love of bikes and beer!
     

    Attached Files:

    hop-a-long, Oneflewover and Leon103 like this.
  14. Jun 5, 2019 #34

    Gulpitdarn

    Gulpitdarn

    Gulpitdarn

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2018
    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    83
    Location:
    Peterborough UK
    I'm sure you are very much welcome here! the problem is that it is always a few who spoil it for others then it appears as if ALL cyclists are disliked. It probably can be said the same, for example, for dog owners, one dog allowed to crap on the path and then all dog owners are uncaring about cleaning up after them.
     
    bikesandbeer and Justin Dean like this.
  15. Jun 5, 2019 #35

    Chippy_Tea

    Chippy_Tea

    Chippy_Tea

    Administrator. Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2013
    Messages:
    24,740
    Likes Received:
    5,216
    Location:
    South Cumbria.
    Spot on. :hat:


    Looks like the lakes are going to be awash with overweight blokes wearing Lycra again this year. sick...


    [​IMG]



    South Lakeland DC‏ @SouthLakelandDC 19m19 minutes ago

    We are delighted that the Tour of Britain will be returning to #SouthLakeland. Read the full story here: http://ow.ly/5HaU30oT5vn


    [​IMG]
     
  16. Jun 5, 2019 #36

    samale

    samale

    samale

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2019
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    30
    Certain rules apply on the road and it normally consists of who ever has the biggest vehicle thinks they have right of way. Cars give of about cyclists, bus and lorry men give about cars. And everybody on the road is in a hurry to shave a few minutes of their journey. The difference with a cyclist is that they have very little protection so any accident results in a lot of pain.
     
    Justin Dean likes this.
  17. Jun 5, 2019 #37

    Justin Dean

    Justin Dean

    Justin Dean

    Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2019
    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    19
    Not sure you should be bashing people who are taking the initiative to go get healthy by using a bike, it is support that is needed as it is not easy. I am pretty sure Lycra clothing particularly with the right padding is specifically good for cycling etc, but yes fashion is always judged by the unqualified. everyone is unqualified to decide what other people should wear unless it is for safety or uniform. I look pretty daft in hard hat, but I always wear one when I am on site.


    And bikes are road users; it is the law in the highway code. Car drivers that do not like that probably do not like mopeds and Sunday drivers either. I hear you on two abreast yes that is wrong, they need to give way, most do but a few bad eggs make it worse for others, judge them on their behaviours not everyone?
     
    Leon103 likes this.
  18. Jun 5, 2019 #38

    Leon103

    Leon103

    Leon103

    Landlord.

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2015
    Messages:
    4,986
    Likes Received:
    1,481
  19. Jun 5, 2019 #39

    Leon103

    Leon103

    Leon103

    Landlord.

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2015
    Messages:
    4,986
    Likes Received:
    1,481
    I hear you brother.

    Don't worry I don't like miserable beer drinkers and there appears to be a few in here.
     
    Gulpitdarn likes this.
  20. Jun 5, 2019 #40

    Justin Dean

    Justin Dean

    Justin Dean

    Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2019
    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    19
    Miserable I am not. That is my point on the road not the pavement.

    Section 64
    Something that confuses many cyclists is whether or not they are allowed to cycle on the pavement. According to Laws HA 1835 section 72 & RSA 1984, section 129, cyclists must not cycle on the pavement.

    Also best to put the full code down on this
    Rules for Cyclists (59 to 82) You should: never ride more than two abreast, and ride in single file on narrow or busy roads and when riding round bends.

    Most cyclists are law abiding and decent people, many are my friends, including my brother who is a very keen cycllist, it is the few that jump red lights that make the picture so bad for the majority. I actually had a cyclist ump read light an hit me on the head in the past as I crossed the road with the green man lit. Why is it fine for cyclist to jump a red light?

    This has two sections clarifying further red lights as it is such a common problem

    Section 69
    Traffic signs and traffic light signals apply to all road users. Cyclists must obey them

    Section 71
    A red traffic light applies to all road users. Cyclists must not cross the stop line if the traffic lights are red. Use the separate stop line for cyclists when practical.

    Further
    I quite often find i have to stop in my car to tell cyclists in Braintree and Chelmsford late at night to make sure they have lights, they so hard to see from a car otherwise and it is unsafe. Not just a rear reflector

    Section 60
    This section of the Highway Code is all about cyclists’ lights and reflectors. At night cyclists must have their white front and red rear lights lit. Their bicycles must also be fitted with a red rear reflector and amber pedal reflectors. White front reflectors and spoke reflectors can also increase your visibility to other road users. Flashing lights are permitted but cyclists riding in areas without street lighting should use a steady front lamp instead.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 5, 2019

Share This Page