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“That cyclist” who hit the horse.

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Tony Lockhart, Jan 26, 2019.

  1. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    Well it looks like justice to me. This, on top of the lifetime ban by his club.


    Let’s hope he has changed his attitude.
    Suffolk Tony and farfromthesun like this.
  2. drummerman

    drummerman pfm Member

    It was a competition. Why did the organisers not prevent traffic during the race? What was the horse & rider doing on the road, was she not aware there was a race in progression?

    If anyone is to blame it's the organisers.
  3. Suffolk Tony

    Suffolk Tony Aim low, achieve your goals, avoid disappointment.

    " When I was on the London Marathon, an old lady in the crowd was leaning over the barrier, so I smacked her one. Bloody organisers!"
  4. sq225917

    sq225917 situation engineer

    Actually it's not. In the UK closed road races are rare, and the rules clearly state on open road tts you can't ride with your head down.
    drummerman likes this.
  5. NeilR

    NeilR pfm Member

    Looks like it was on a straight road with no oncoming traffic so he could easily have given a wide berth without any time penalty.
    drummerman likes this.
  6. drummerman

    drummerman pfm Member

    Ludicrous, holding a race on open roads. How can you? Stop at traffic lights ... let pedestrians cross ... what kind of a race is that going to make?
  7. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    indeed, let's ban all these races, actually all cyclists
    Wilson, Mr Cat, lazycat and 3 others like this.
  8. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    Is it not illegal to hold a cycle 'race' on the roads?
  9. drummerman

    drummerman pfm Member

    Let's... not
  10. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Entitled twat gets comeuppance.
    George J, Wilson and Nic Robinson like this.
  11. thebiglebowski

    thebiglebowski pfm Member

    Oh goody another cyclist vs car vs horse vs the world thread, these always go well.
    Mr Cat, sean99 and drummerman like this.
  12. drummerman

    drummerman pfm Member

  13. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    why not?
    Wilson and wyjsar like this.
  14. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    The thing is, it’s everyone’s road to use and “sorry, you can’t use the road today because some cyclists want to play on it” generally wouldn’t wash. Unless it’s a major event that generates a lot of money for charitable cause, why should people be inconvenienced?
    Thorn, Bob McC and Barrymagrec like this.
  15. drummerman

    drummerman pfm Member

  16. drummerman

    drummerman pfm Member

    They close roads for marathons etc where I live. I can't see the difference. Inconveniencing? I am sure you survive for a couple of hours a year of taking a slight detour to further sport and health not to mention the safety of both participants and the public no?

    This country is, in some ways, so far behind some European ones ... .

    In saying so I am criticising the behaviour and lack of courtesy of both some motorists and cyclists.

    A long way to go.
  17. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    I believe some users pay vehicle excise tax to drive on roads etc...unlike cyclists.

    Anyway come Brexit day everything will change
  18. drummerman

    drummerman pfm Member

    And so they should considering they are the ones damaging roads and causing pollution no?
  19. NeilR

    NeilR pfm Member

    Yeah, get those bloody horses off the road un’all!
  20. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    we'll be making burgers out of them

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