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Posted 19th MayEdited by:"dogpatch"
Okay, not a deal as such and there are far cheaper suppliers ( that are not hukd approved ). That said, I spent many years photographing fatal road traffic collision scenes as part of SOCO duties and noticed this cycle safety idea in a press article today. At the least it makes a child cyclist more visible and indicates a minimum safe distance to pass. To overcome the 'turning right' scenario I would personally mount this on the handlebars, they are very easy to bend whilst stationary and are incapable of transmitting a leverage force if struck
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Josh.Rogan19/05/2019 10:21

Closing the road shouldn't be necessary.if cyclists are, as they are …Closing the road shouldn't be necessary.if cyclists are, as they are perfectly within their right to do, cycling beside one another you should wait until it is safe to pass, then do so leaving as much room as you would for a car. Y'know like the highway code says.Anyone else not able to google 'highway code'? i'm here for a bit



Highway Code, Rules for Cyclists: 66 You should never ride more than two abreast, and ride in single file on narrow or busy roads and when riding round bends.
machman120919/05/2019 10:56

I'm sick to death of seeing completely empty cycle lanes while the MAMILs …I'm sick to death of seeing completely empty cycle lanes while the MAMILs form their imaginary pelotons and completely block a road as they are 3 and even 4 abreast. If they are also car drivers then they must know the frustration this causes and must therefore enjoy it and they wonder why people hate them?


I'm sick to death of cycle lanes with cars parked in them
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Great idea
Whilst the sentiment is one many can agree with, this is likely to cause more accidents than do good. What happens when a cyclist is more towards the other side of the road and that thing is sticking out on to oncoming traffic for example.
What happens when they decide to ride beside each other, shall we close the entire road then?
Na, thats just a red flag to a bull. Put something like this on the end and they will think twice.
I'm inclined to agree, I would have it placed on the handlebars
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donslibi19/05/2019 10:14

Whilst the sentiment is one many can agree with, this is likely to cause …Whilst the sentiment is one many can agree with, this is likely to cause more accidents than do good. What happens when a cyclist is more towards the other side of the road and that thing is sticking out on to oncoming traffic for example.


The same thing as would happen with a car? You don't assume a car has a width that tapers and becomes narrower towards the front, and neither should you with this.
cecilmcroberts19/05/2019 10:15

What happens when they decide to ride beside each other, shall we close …What happens when they decide to ride beside each other, shall we close the entire road then?


Normally, this is done for reasons of safety and would not be necessary with this.
cecilmcroberts19/05/2019 10:15

What happens when they decide to ride beside each other, shall we close …What happens when they decide to ride beside each other, shall we close the entire road then?


Closing the road shouldn't be necessary.

if cyclists are, as they are perfectly within their right to do, cycling beside one another you should wait until it is safe to pass, then do so leaving as much room as you would for a car. Y'know like the highway code says.

Anyone else not able to google 'highway code'? i'm here for a bit
easyphones19/05/2019 10:19

The same thing as would happen with a car? You don't assume a car has a …The same thing as would happen with a car? You don't assume a car has a width that tapers and becomes narrower towards the front, and neither should you with this.


If I'm turning right I'm on the centre line. This would be right over the middle. It works in the scenario pictured, less so in the UK.
Josh.Rogan19/05/2019 10:21

Closing the road shouldn't be necessary.if cyclists are, as they are …Closing the road shouldn't be necessary.if cyclists are, as they are perfectly within their right to do, cycling beside one another you should wait until it is safe to pass, then do so leaving as much room as you would for a car. Y'know like the highway code says.Anyone else not able to google 'highway code'? i'm here for a bit


You forgetting the big pool noodle they now got also sticking out?.
johnnystorm19/05/2019 10:23

If I'm turning right I'm on the centre line. This would be right over the …If I'm turning right I'm on the centre line. This would be right over the middle. It works in the scenario pictured, less so in the UK.


I agree, that is why I suggested the handlebars. I'll alter the intro.
Voted hot because of the pool application but I hate cyclists #justsaying
johnnystorm19/05/2019 10:23

If I'm turning right I'm on the centre line. This would be right over the …If I'm turning right I'm on the centre line. This would be right over the middle. It works in the scenario pictured, less so in the UK.


Obvs if u have any sense if your turning right leave a meter between u and the central line (so it doesn't poke over) not rocket science ffs people anybody riden a bike since they were 5?
Cold sometimes in poundland for a quid..or you can just but some pipe lagging from wickes for about a fiver for a miles worth..
cheaper version
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fijwood19/05/2019 10:26

Obvs if u have any sense if your turning right leave a meter between u and …Obvs if u have any sense if your turning right leave a meter between u and the central line (so it doesn't poke over) not rocket science ffs people anybody riden a bike since they were 5?


Again I would agree but OPPOSING traffic should still treat a child cyclist as a substantial hazard and establish a safety line approaching them that gives adequate seperation
justabout7219/05/2019 10:32

Cold sometimes in poundland for a quid..or you can just but some pipe …Cold sometimes in poundland for a quid..or you can just but some pipe lagging from wickes for about a fiver for a miles worth..cheaper version[Image]


not the right colour
justabout7219/05/2019 10:32

Cold sometimes in poundland for a quid..or you can just but some pipe …Cold sometimes in poundland for a quid..or you can just but some pipe lagging from wickes for about a fiver for a miles worth..cheaper version[Image]


How many times do I have to say that this is NOT a deal as such but a safety idea worth promulgating. I believe I say in the intro there are far cheaper suppliers. As to pipe lagging, which is more visible that or a brightly coloured noodle
cecilmcroberts19/05/2019 10:23

You forgetting the big pool noodle they now got also sticking out?.


Even if cycling side by side by law you still have to give them the same amount of space when overtaking so the noodle still works, I'm not a cyclist or a fan really but they have every right and need space, I travel twisty country lanes to work lots of narrow parts and blind dips and corners and I sometimes have to sit behind bikes for a good while going 5mph, it's a pain but has to be done!
I never thought I'd write a sentence that includes the words "so the noodle still works"!
Josh.Rogan19/05/2019 10:21

Closing the road shouldn't be necessary.if cyclists are, as they are …Closing the road shouldn't be necessary.if cyclists are, as they are perfectly within their right to do, cycling beside one another you should wait until it is safe to pass, then do so leaving as much room as you would for a car. Y'know like the highway code says.Anyone else not able to google 'highway code'? i'm here for a bit



Highway Code, Rules for Cyclists: 66 You should never ride more than two abreast, and ride in single file on narrow or busy roads and when riding round bends.
I'm sick to death of seeing completely empty cycle lanes while the MAMILs form their imaginary pelotons and completely block a road as they are 3 and even 4 abreast. If they are also car drivers then they must know the frustration this causes and must therefore enjoy it and they wonder why people hate them?
machman120919/05/2019 10:56

I'm sick to death of seeing completely empty cycle lanes while the MAMILs …I'm sick to death of seeing completely empty cycle lanes while the MAMILs form their imaginary pelotons and completely block a road as they are 3 and even 4 abreast. If they are also car drivers then they must know the frustration this causes and must therefore enjoy it and they wonder why people hate them?


u ok hun?
machman120919/05/2019 10:56

I'm sick to death of seeing completely empty cycle lanes while the MAMILs …I'm sick to death of seeing completely empty cycle lanes while the MAMILs form their imaginary pelotons and completely block a road as they are 3 and even 4 abreast. If they are also car drivers then they must know the frustration this causes and must therefore enjoy it and they wonder why people hate them?


I'm sick to death of cycle lanes with cars parked in them
Might be safer if the cyclist was on the correct side of the road.

(But a good idea)
Edited by: "joyf4536" 19th May
This is a bit worrying. I don't cycle but there seems to be an undercurrent of anti cyclist aggression. Let me pose a scenario. A child cyclist is wobbling and obviously unsafe to be on a road. The child is trying to indicate right, into the path of an oncoming car. There is one very clear rule applicable, drive at a speed at which you can safely stop within the distance you can see to be clear. The child's speed is negligible and can be discounted. If the car hits the child it is the drivers fault. If you cannot recognise the manifest hazard of a child cyclist on a road you really are not fit to be in charge of a vehicle.
jools1919/05/2019 11:13

I'm sick to death of cycle lanes with cars parked in them


You certainly won't find that around here, you'd be nicked within 5 mins.
dogpatch19/05/2019 11:28

This is a bit worrying. I don't cycle but there seems to be an …This is a bit worrying. I don't cycle but there seems to be an undercurrent of anti cyclist aggression. Let me pose a scenario. A child cyclist is wobbling and obviously unsafe to be on a road. The child is trying to indicate right, into the path of an oncoming car. There is one very clear rule applicable, drive at a speed at which you can safely stop within the distance you can see to be clear. The child's speed is negligible and can be discounted. If the car hits the child it is the drivers fault. If you cannot recognise the manifest hazard of a child cyclist on a road you really are not fit to be in charge of a vehicle.


A child cyclist in particular should be on a cycle path/lane, that is why they are there at a cost of tens of thousands. I do agree that when they are there in front of you need to be aware of all the risks as you should have been taught when learning to drive and from post test experience.
bobbymartini19/05/2019 10:26

Voted hot because of the pool application but I hate cyclists #justsaying …Voted hot because of the pool application but I hate cyclists #justsaying


Nobody cares what you think. Just saying.
Ah. It sets a worrying precedent, this thread, from both:

a) the vitriol from drivers who dislike cyclists
b) the reactionary responses from cyclists

It is, in my mind, beyond doubt, that a significant minority of cyclists flout the rules, more often than a driver would (but doubtless, in many cases, said infraction would cause less harm due to the speed of the cyclist), however, it is also, beyond doubt, that cycling shorter journeys is an easy change we can all make to contribute to a better, safer world. Any able-bodied adult can easily cycle up to 7 miles to and from work each day, but the responses of this thread just lead me to believe we are entering an ever-deeper negative spiral.
machman120919/05/2019 11:36

A child cyclist in particular should be on a cycle path/lane, that is why …A child cyclist in particular should be on a cycle path/lane, that is why they are there at a cost of tens of thousands. I do agree that when they are there in front of you need to be aware of all the risks as you should have been taught when learning to drive and from post test experience.


1. Most kids get taught how to cycle safely on quiet roads in year 6. Waiting til you're 17 to cycle on the roads is not a good idea.
2. Most roads don't have a cycle path/lane alongside. If there is one, it's usually just painted on, so doesn't offer any protection. This isn't the Netherlands.
machman120919/05/2019 11:36

A child cyclist in particular should be on a cycle path/lane, that is why …A child cyclist in particular should be on a cycle path/lane, that is why they are there at a cost of tens of thousands. I do agree that when they are there in front of you need to be aware of all the risks as you should have been taught when learning to drive and from post test experience.


Most cycle lanes are box-ticking exercises that do little to encourage their use.

Often shared with pedestrians (genius), made to give way to minor roads crossing them (in contradiction to the road), littered with cars, take convoluted routes that aren't efficient, the list goes on. Oh, my particular favourite, running for a couple of hundred years before switching over to the other side of the A road and no crossing. By and large they're hopeless.
culli19/05/2019 11:58

Nobody cares what you think. Just saying.


Being a magistrate I would beg to differ
Try moving to the Vale of Glamorgan, they've spent a fortune on cycle paths/lanes.
bobbymartini19/05/2019 13:07

Being a magistrate I would beg to differ


As you're a magistrate, I'm fairly certain it is a breach of ethics (and of course, you know this too) to post prejudicial comments such as "I hate cyclists" - perhaps it would be wise to not be so smug on the internet.
easyphones19/05/2019 14:02

As you're a magistrate, I'm fairly certain it is a breach of ethics (and …As you're a magistrate, I'm fairly certain it is a breach of ethics (and of course, you know this too) to post prejudicial comments such as "I hate cyclists" - perhaps it would be wise to not be so smug on the internet.


The most amusing thing about all of this is that I used the wink emoji which is pretty self explanatory. But in answer to your question there is no breach of ethics when it comes to my opinions of cyclists, drivers, fast food restaurants, The Spice Girls, or anything else for that matter in a family court. It's the very least of worries for everyone concerned in that situation.
bobbymartini19/05/2019 14:43

The most amusing thing about all of this is that I used the wink emoji …The most amusing thing about all of this is that I used the wink emoji which is pretty self explanatory. But in answer to your question there is no breach of ethics when it comes to my opinions of cyclists, drivers, fast food restaurants, The Spice Girls, or anything else for that matter in a family court. It's the very least of worries for everyone concerned in that situation.


Then you won't mind posting your real name, so that someone can report you to the JCIO and test your hypothesis [that is, what you say on the internet, as a member of the judiciary, has no real life consequences].
easyphones19/05/2019 17:54

Then you won't mind posting your real name, so that someone can report you …Then you won't mind posting your real name, so that someone can report you to the JCIO and test your hypothesis [that is, what you say on the internet, as a member of the judiciary, has no real life consequences].


What are you talking about?

What is there to report?

What is your strange obsession with me?
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