Stupid driver hassling cyclists,, but not me.

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by davefb, 25 Jul 2012.

  1. davefb

    davefb Über Member

    Was driving home from wilmslow up styal road.. Now it gets stupidly narrow in a wooded bit on a hill with a bend at the bottom, totally blind and frankly it's insane this road takes so much traffic.
    I'm going up the hill ( in the car ;) ).. Coming the other way, two cyclists, side by side with a nutjob behind waving his arms and hitting his horn..

    How why, christ knows, he would be a lunatic to pass one on this stretch unless he had some sort of prescience that nothing was coming the other way...

    So if this was you, I saw it if you want to make a complaint ;)

    (hmm, the link doesnt do it justice, it normally feels very dark, which doesnt help sighting, because a lot of modern cars lights automatically come on.... just to blind you :-/ )

    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Stya...d=5gyrzx4imgR18Ul2wiBeIg&cbp=12,26.75,,0,8.04
     
  2. 400bhp

    400bhp Guru

    Get problems a lot there from bellends - terrible stretch of road that.
     
  3. Edwards80

    Edwards80 Über Member

    Location:
    Stockport, UK
    Yup. I have twice encountered idiots on that bit of road. Shame as it's part of an ace extended commute route for me!
     
  4. cloggsy

    cloggsy Boardmanist

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    I'd just take the lane and let the beep as much as they like!
     
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  5. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    I take station road from Styal to Handforth, then over the A34 at Bluebell BMW
     
  6. Edwards80

    Edwards80 Über Member

    Location:
    Stockport, UK
    Ta very much. Will give that a go :biggrin:
     
  7. skudupnorth

    skudupnorth Cycling Skoda lover

    Location:
    Astley,Manchester
    Know it well,there is some sort of cycle path from the bridge upwards but i am sure it has steps at the beginning ! Even driving up and down it can be interesting,you can see by the amount of dead car debris at the road edge !!!
     
  8. Miquel In De Rain

    Miquel In De Rain No Longer Posting

    I had that tonight at Bank,I promptly displayed the finger.
     
  9. Peowpeowpeowlasers

    Peowpeowpeowlasers Well-Known Member

    That section is one of the last bits on the Manchester 100, I remember lots of people pushing up that hill last year :smile: I had enough in my legs to make it up though.
     
  10. Col5632

    Col5632 Veteran

    Location:
    Cowdenbeath
    Does look like a terrible part of road, drivers just need to accept that even if one cyclist was there that its pretty much too tight to pass :cycle:
     
  11. Jdratcliffe

    Jdratcliffe Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Redhill, Surrey
    thats the problem there far too many impatient fools in cars these days!
     
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