Incident at May Birmingham critical mass

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by User, 30 May 2008.

  1. User

    User Guest

  2. jonesy

    jonesy Legendary Member

    Wasn't clear what happened- did anyone get hurt?
  3. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    Looks like the fella in the red car rear-ended the guy on the bike who ended up with a buckled wheel. I love the civility and calmness of the guy in front of the car..."Dangerous driving. Wait here, mate, we're calling the police."
  4. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    we've only got stills of the actual impact, so no idea how fast it was or anything.
  5. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    That's a bit of a downer. Do you know some of the guys in the vid? said you weren't there.
  6. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    well, that's a bit unfair. didn't he at least get a new wheel out of him?
  7. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    They looked like CSO's only!
  8. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    It is not clear exactly what happened there but the guy on the bike definitely ended up with a slightly warped tyre.
  9. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Thats a crisped wheel to me Dom!
  10. Proto

    Proto Veteran

    Nice white Audi.
  11. LLB

    LLB Guest

    CM again, This does nothing to enhance the image of cycling in a good light :biggrin: . Bystanders and people caught up in it can empathise with a good cause but the guy in the black hoodie riding on the wrong side of the road just looked like he was out for confrontation - and he looks like he got it :biggrin:

    How about 'having a point' to all of it all to get joe public on side ?
  12. I'm inclined to agree with Linf here. My (admittedly limited) experience of CM was wobbling around the Wolverhamton ring road at sub - toddler speeds during the Friday rush hour. The idea was, apparently, to show that cyclists need facilities. All it seemed to do to me was show that cyclists can be a bloody nuisance when they try.
    Not that I'm in any way condoning the bloke who drove into that guy's back wheel, I hasten to add.
  13. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    It did seem to me also that the idea is to cause some irritation rather than highlight the cause for cyclists!!!!!!!!!!
  14. LLB

    LLB Guest

    Nor do I, but the problem seems to be that many seem to regard CM as a strength in numbers bravado exercise. A bit like picking on a couple of lads walking down the road minding their own business when you have 10 of your mates walking behind you.
  15. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    IMO it's simply the case of the boot being on the other foot once in a while, you can level the same opinions about car drivers and they claim the roads as theirs everyday.

    I'm always amused that CM is held in the same cities on regular dates and yet drivers seem to be unable to make provision for this and maybe have a day where they don't drive to work perhaps?
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