Bad News - lets be careful out there

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by gambatte, 15 Jan 2008.

  1. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    S Yorks
  2. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    You might be right.
    'The site is currently surrounded by hoardings and traffic leaves from an opening directly on to the roundabout.'

    That sounds very dangerous.
    It's an awful story.
  3. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    Lorries leaving building sites are always a danger IMO, there does sem a need for more traffic control at these places. Sad to hear about the cyclists death though!!
  4. simonali

    simonali Guru

    I remember there was a guy in Trowbridge killed sometime last year by a big truck on a road with 2 mini roundabouts in quick succession. I don't like driving along there, as it's chaos sometimes (one r/a leads into the town's main shopping car park), so navigating those 2 roundabouts by bike must be pretty hair-raising.

    We have a weekly paper called the Wiltshire Times and all too often there is a story on the front page about the death of a cyclist and that includes this weeks edition. She wasn't even on her bike at the time.
  5. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Awful to hear. As always we can only speculate to what happened until the inquest is complete. My thoughts are with the family and friends. :wacko:
  6. Gandalf

    Gandalf Über Member

    And on the basis of what usually happens in threads of this nature it's probably best that we don't.
  7. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Jeezo that's sad. I've just jumped from a thread about Jason McIntyre's death to this one. Not a good time of year.

    Magna's right maybe we should wait for more details before jumping to conclusions. A building site exit onto a roundabout needn't be any more dangerous than a building site exit onto a main road. In fact it should be less so.
  8. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Yes you are right Gandalf. I just didn't make that clear.
  9. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Oh dear. There is more :wacko:
  10. habibi

    habibi New Member

    another high profile death to be shrugged off by the media.

    i've seen jason training on the A82 before, cheered him on and shared a laugh.

  11. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    middle of Norfolk
    For those that don't know, Jason was a carer to one of his daughters who required full-time care due to an illness. He fitted his cycling in around that role. The Braveheart Cycling Fund has already set up a memorial fund with all donations going to Jason's family.


    Link to the memorial fund is on the left of the page - Paypal.
  12. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Considering how many cyclists and cars there are out there every day, I'm surprised how few are killed, lots of people die in accidents every single day, we chose to pick out some as sad or remarkable

    If someone is stood on the pavement holding a bike, I suggest they aren't cyclists at that moment, they could as easily have been holding a shopping trolley
  13. simonali

    simonali Guru

    I'm assuming that is aimed at my post?

    If a cyclist stops at the side of the road to fix a puncture do they cease to be a cyclist while they're doing it? :cry:
  14. spindrift

    spindrift New Member

  15. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    at least the person fixing a puncture is on the road I assume? they certainly shouldn't be if they are

    just making the point that someone holding a bike on the pavement might as well be a pedestrian, could be anyone, the car mounting pavement isn't discriminating

    strictly speaking you need to be on a bike and cycling to be a cyclist at the time

    otherwise I'm a cyclist when I'm asleep in bed I presume?
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