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cycle hero

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by sykes, 17 Jul 2007.

  1. sykes

    sykes New Member

    Here's an article on the bbc web site about the new CTC ad.
    Not too bad but as usual mentions red light jumping! And RLJers still say it does not effect peoples opinion of us???
  2. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    Some people are only happy when they have something to moan about!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler Staff Member

    Leith, Edinburgh
    I loved the bit where WVM said that cyclists were 'getting more aggressive' and that some had kicked and thumped the side of his van....

    Maybe he should stop and ask why they did that !
  4. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    I particularly like this quote from a van driver:
    Who knows, maybe there is a reason why cyclists have felt the need to make their presence felt :eek: :tongue:

    Oh and I won't even start on the whole road tax thing :blush: :laugh: :tongue:
  5. sykes

    sykes New Member

    steady on that would require them to do some thinking and steal valuable time from whistling at blondes! :eek:
  6. col

    col Veteran

    :eek: :blush: :laugh:
  7. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman New Member

  8. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    I think the 'cycle hero' advert is atrocious. It will probably just reinforce the general non cycling populace's view that cyclists are weirdos. Nice flash of that birds arse on the extended version though :eek:
    Complete waste of money, shame.
  9. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Auld Reekie
    It has got to be worth a try, but I don't see it getting people out of their cars, they are far to lazy...
  10. spen666

    spen666 Guru

    Effect or affect?

    Pedantic persons please clarify
  11. sykes

    sykes New Member

    oops i must have posted on the wrong forum thought this was a cycle forum not a grammar forum my apologies.

    Surprised you've not pulled me up on the over use of question marks!

    will try better next time.

    oh are you a RLJer by any chance? :tongue:
  12. spen666

    spen666 Guru

    I don't know which of the two is the correct one- hence the question
  13. sykes

    sykes New Member

    my appolegies :tongue: sounded like a dig long day and all that!
    looking into it think it should have been affect.
  14. beanzontoast

    beanzontoast Veteran

    South of The Peaks
    The ad is interesting from the point of what it stands for - what it's trying to achieve. Full marks for ambition, anyway. Not sure too many viewers will identify with the central figure as any kind of 'typical' cyclist though!
  15. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman New Member

    The question as to whether the add/film was good, bad or indifferent was discussed in great detail (and with a certain amount of 'spirit') on the CTC forum. I don't think that the film is aimed at Cyclists particularly, more likely target are the people who have a bike stuck away, not being used. Comments (some quite strong ones) were made regarding the depiction of 'oddballs, nutters, gratuitous sex symbols (CTC ... some of em :?:smile: with few posters realising how the non Cyclist public some times see Cyclists. I don't know about anywhere else but I see several characters each day in the Lincoln area who could have come straight off that film set (yeah I know Lincoln/Lincolnshire ... :tongue: ) hells teeth I might be one :smile: . Anyway I only put the link here so that if anyone had not seen the film they had the chance ... and I also think that for a first attempt it was pretty good :biggrin: .