Hit by a pedestrian!

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by BlueBird, 12 Feb 2018.

  1. BlueBird

    BlueBird Member

    Sorry but I need to voice my frustrations!!!! I just nearly died due to a pedestrian! She was fine but I ended up flying off my bike. If it wasnt for my helmet I would have probably died. Luckily I only got away with stitches and an injured knee. Why dont pedestrians respect cyclists!? Why do they just walk around the cycling lanes totally ignoring incoming traffic. The thing is she wasnt even in my line she just saw me suddenly and ran infront of the bike!!!! Whats the point of these bicycle superhighways of pedestrians just continue to walk around oblivious to the world around them.
  2. :popcorn:
  3. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this..........

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  4. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Bang on!

  5. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this..........

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  6. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Bang on!

    How's the bike?
  7. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    This isn't going to end well...
  8. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    Pedestrians are the royalty of travellers, kings or queens, we must respect them and exercise caution in their presence.
    Last edited: 12 Feb 2018
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  9. Alan O

    Alan O Über Member

    It must be bad if she hit you twice within half an hour...

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  10. winjim

    winjim A youth of interminable age

    I believe the shock reflex can account for a touch of hyperbole.

    Welcome to the forum @BlueBird . Sorry to hear about your incident and glad to hear that you are by and large OK. You will no doubt be about to encounter some robust opinions about helmet use and pedestrian priority so maybe make yourself a cup of tea, take a few deep breaths and have a bit of a think about what happened, how you have written about it, and what you are looking for from this thread. It's good to get a rant off your chest, but bear in mind that the reaction to it is unlikely to be entirely uncritical.
  11. hoopdriver

    hoopdriver Über Member

    East Sussex
    This is why I almost never ride on shared footpaths or cyclepaths that are popular with pedestrians and dog walkers. There is at least some measure of predictability with motorists. Guessing what a pedestrian is likely to do is like trying to guess which way a frog will hop.
  12. Ho hum !!!
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  13. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Was she ok though?

    You might want to consider some third party indemnity insurance if riding in busy (central London?) areas. London Cycling campaign offer for a tenner

    Also get a loud bell and be prepared to shout

    Remember as a cyclist you need to consider more vulnerable road users, ie peds. Just like motorbikes, cars, trucks, buses etc (are meant to) consider pedal cyclists in shared places (the road)
    Last edited: 12 Feb 2018
  14. Welcome @BlueBird You may find you get some boisterous answers to your post. You've certainly made an entrance! But we're quite a nice bunch really.

    Still, it could have been worse. You could have posted something really controversial, like suggesting the use of WD40 as a chain lubricant. ;)
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  15. Julia9054

    Julia9054 Veteran

    People are unpredictable. Hope you feel better soon and that she is ok too.
    I was cycling home from work about 6 months ago along a road where the pavement is edged by trees when, completely without warning, a bloke on crutches swung into my path from behind a tree. I screeched to a halt with inches to spare. When we both stopped screaming, we burst out laughing at the sheer ridiculousness of what nearly happened.
    I wonder how he broke his leg in the first place!
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