Cycle users on pavements.

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by simongt, 27 Aug 2018.

  1. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    Now I 100% agree with you, trouble is many people do not see us that way and tar us all the same.
  2. Alwaysbroken

    Alwaysbroken Well-Known Member

    Ha ha, ignore the small minded, I’m not precious enough to give a flying monkeys what others think of me as long as I live by my own decent morrals I’m entirely happy to let the uneducated miss-judge me without a care :smile:

    My neighbor hates us purely based on perception, my lads all play rugby, they used to ride mx bikes and when I moved in to the house I had a Staffie (long passed now:sad: ) based on that we must therefore be bad people. While they sit sedentary in their conservatory getting stoned.

    Life’s to short, I’m a “cyclist” but there’s lots of other things I probably do to p155 folk off :smile:
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  3. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    I have been a cyclist for well over 50 years, anti cyclists are not a worry unless they are aiming something heavy at me.
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  4. Most pavement cyclists are there because a perceived fear or bad street layouts (one ways/ no clear permeable network) and I understand that. I can't understand pavement cyclists in central Cambridge though; you've got a massive critical mass on the road including a lot of women and young children, yet you get a middle aged man cycling down the footway on a two way street :wacko:
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  5. tom73

    tom73 Über Member

    I see you point but some can’t have it both ways. Someone down our street cycles 1/2 way up the street then rest of the way to work on pavement. Coming home the some pavement all the way till top of the street then free wheels in the middle of the rd all way at speed down hill with no hands. Even though the street is cut in two by a side rd via a blind bend. Which cars offen drive round at speed.
  6. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

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  7. C R

    C R Über Member

    That's only the case if they haven't reproduced yet.
  8. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    That's a common misconception, but death still prevents further reproduction, thereby reducing the probability of further genetic perpetuation, plus the lethal trait may have been passed on and kill its carriers in turn. You can't dodge Darwin.
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  9. overmind

    overmind My other bike is a Pinarello

    Reading, Berkshire
    I cycle on the pavement where necessary and I give way to pedestrians.

    If I ever get a fine I will simply regard it as a retroactive live insurance premium. It will be the best value life insurance policy I ever bought.
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  10. 400bhp

    400bhp Guru

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  11. Moodyman

    Moodyman Guru

    Tong Road by any chance?
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  12. confusedcyclist

    confusedcyclist Über Member

    No, worse, Back Lane!
  13. al78

    al78 Veteran

    Er, not necessarily, if some of them really were scared of using the road they wouldn't ride on the pavement at night in dark clothes and no lights, then emulate the smart-phone-dumb-users by darting into the road without bothering to look (yes I have seen this behaviour, fortunately not that common). The worst example was a kid who used the cycle route across the main roundabout between Horsham and Broadbridge Heath, which requires crossing the traffic flow twice (like the pedestrians have too), but he just went straight across without looking, forcing me to brake on the opposite side of the roundabout. He was lucky it was me on a bike and not a driver that hadn't seen his earlier antics and wasn't fully observant.
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  14. MontyVeda

    MontyVeda a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll

    I was cycling on the pavement the other day and a pedestrian, having seen me, felt the need to press themselves flat against the wall to allow me to pass... the pavement was a good eight feet wide so plenty of room for them (and me) to carry on as normal, but no... they went for the drama.
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  15. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Oop North (ish)
    Sorry about that
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