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“That cyclist” who hit the horse.

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

  1. NeilR

    NeilR pfm Member

    Only in some ways?
     
  2. thebiglebowski

    thebiglebowski pfm Member

    VED doesn't pay for road repairs that comes from income, council and business taxes.

    Anyone using the road be them cyclists, pedestrians, horse riders or car drivers are paying for the road repairs through other taxes.
     
    Rockmeister likes this.
  3. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    Closing the road for a bike race is fine and I agree with that. The issue in the case is that the road was NOT closed.
     
  4. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    Note that what I said about generating money for a charitable cause, I’m all up for that and although I’m disabled and can’t cycle myself, I’d happily sponsor someone here if they were taking part in a charity race.

    On the other hand, if the race is organised by a private club for self fulfilment of its members with no charitable cause, they can work around other road users.

    Don’t take my post as being an anti cyclist stance because it’s absolutely not meant that way.
     
  5. awkwardbydesign

    awkwardbydesign Officially Awesome

    In Plymouth last year, roads were closed in the city centre for a run, and a woman who needed to get out was lambasted for trying to drive out of the closed area. Her flats had not been informed of the closures. The run wasn't exactly vital to anything. https://www.runnersworld.com/uk/a77...ctions-and-drives-her-car-into-half-marathon/
     
  6. Paul R

    Paul R pfm Member

    It's explicitly legal. This event of course wasn't a race as such but a time trial, covered by different regulations and legal framework.
     
  7. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    Hi Paul. Racing on the road is legal?
     
  8. clifftaylor

    clifftaylor Absolutely retired!

    Yes, although the Police have to informed prior to the event (a month?).
     
  9. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    I assume they have to agree?
     
  10. clifftaylor

    clifftaylor Absolutely retired!

    They could refuse, but would need very good reason(s) for doing so.
     
  11. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    So it's legal to hold cycle race on an open road if the Police agree?
     
  12. clifftaylor

    clifftaylor Absolutely retired!

  13. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

  14. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    I'm not racist, but...
    ...here in Snowdonia there seems to be one every few weeks in summer.

    Too many.
     
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  15. clifftaylor

    clifftaylor Absolutely retired!

    Unless it's a Very Major Event (Tour de Yorkshire or whatever), it's almost impossible to get a road closed for a bike race.
     
  16. thebiglebowski

    thebiglebowski pfm Member

    When was the last time the Police approved a road race (not time trial) on an open road?

    EDIT - just seen Cliff's post so no need to answer this.
     
  17. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    Those blinkered, out of date fools who think that cyclists should only be able to compete on closed roads would do well to never, ever read about road rallying. They'll have cardiac arrests and write to their MPs!
     
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  18. drummerman

    drummerman pfm Member

    Personally I have no problem with respectful cyclists (And motorists).

    I enjoy watching sporting events and equally have absolutely no problem with occasional road closures for a few hours because of them. It brings people together and promotes fitness.

    We have enough of those for other reasons, many lasting much longer.
     
  19. richgilb

    richgilb Admonishtrator

    Cycle races should be restricted to private property, not public roads
     
  20. drummerman

    drummerman pfm Member

    Why?
     

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