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Nearly hit a cyclist today

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by RedBike, 23 Jun 2008.

  1. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    He was waiting in the middle of the road to turn right (no problem there).
    Unfortunately, just as I was about to pass him (on his left) he had a clipless moment and fell straight infront of the car.

    It was close; but I just stopped in time.
     
  2. OP
    OP
    RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    I stopped 10 yrds up the road and started to walk back, to ask if he was alright; but he just got up and rode off. Guessing he was fine.
     
  3. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I was caning it up Bishopsgate this morning at about thirty miles an hour, overtaking some oik on a bike in trousers and shirt who quickly signalled right and then swerved into my path causing me to swerve and shout loudly at him to wathc what the fuk he was doing, needless to say he let rip with a stream of expletives of his own!! :smile: Bloody cyclists, why don't they just stick to the tube where they're less of a menace? :biggrin:
     
  4. yello

    yello Guru

    Probably more embarrassed than anything else!

    We've all been there :biggrin: (Well, seemingly, some of us haven't!)
     
  5. jmaccyd

    jmaccyd Well-Known Member

    I have seen a few 'eye-popping' moments in fifteen years of driving in London. I have always been relaxed about cyclists riding the 'wrong-way' up or down one ways since I almost turned head on into a London double decker driving at high speed the wrong way in a one way. However, the cyclist cycling the wrong way up the dual carriage way bit of Lower Thames street in the middle of the two lanes into oncomming traffic takes the biscuit
     
  6. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    if he was waiting to turn right then he shouldn't have been clipped in should he?

    clearly unsafe
     
  7. hackbike 6

    hackbike 6 New Member

    Location:
    The Mile End Road.
    Yeah sorry about that...I saw a loon in lycra bearing down on me and I panicked sorry.:tongue: