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Cyclist Loses Damages Case

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by gavintc, 7 Feb 2008.

  1. gavintc

    gavintc Guru

    Location:
    Southsea
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    That's jolly good news - these things happen if you are bunch riding, and manhole covers are tricky.... tough, get over it I say....

    It was 'just an accident' that's it - not as though the guy at the front was pulling wheelies and messing about....
     
  3. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Quote from article: "....were part of a group of enthusiasts who met up regularly for weekend bike rides"

    That's so NOT how a cyclist would describe it! Sounds vaguely pervy this way!
     
  4. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    Good news indeed.

    This is something I quite often have flick through my mind on club runs, when everyone screams down a descent in a close pack. I am always the one hanging back, riding to my sightline a la my IAM motorbike training.

    Some people have made comments about my descending being poor, but put me on a road with open sightlines and I will beat almost everyone I know through the curves.
     
  5. gary r

    gary r Veteran

    Location:
    Camberley
    Good news!! we all know the risks in riding in a group/club run,Go out on yr own if yr not happy with it.we will all be signing disclaimers before group rides soon!
     
  6. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    "They were part of a group that met up at weekends because they could go harder and faster together than they could on their own" How's that?
     
  7. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Staff Member

    Location:
    Stevenage
    Hang on - the sueing bloke rode into the back of someone? It's his fault then.
    If you run into the back of someone, it's pretty much always your fault.
     
  8. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Some of them used to shave their legs and rub exotic oils into them. Seldom seen without a banana in their pocket...
     
  9. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    He didn't even ride into him. He swerved to avoid him and hit the verge. He should be sueing the verge...
     
  10. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Staff Member

    Location:
    Stevenage
    Fair comment. I'd missed the details of precisely what he hit.
    *declines to argue with Arch before she removes weaponry, sharp knives etc*:tongue:
     
  11. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Accidents appear to be a thing of the past. There always seems to be a need to find someone to blame nowadays!