Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Debian, 30 Apr 2010.
Didn't notice what bike it was. She was wearing a white helmet though.
I tend to migrate to the right when on a cycle path because I'm usually the fastest cyclist so am overtaking everyone else, to me you overtake on the right. Also I'm normally thinking about getting back onto the road & the road will more often than not be on my right hand side.
You should always give way to people comming down hill. Common sense say they re the ones who will have the greater diffulculty stopping.
No, as I understand it, you give way to people (cyclists or drivers) coming up hill, as they have to make more effort (or their engines do) to restart after slowing or stopping.
I don't know if it's written anywhere, but it's one of those rules of road courtesy that a lot of people just don't do any more.
Etiquette says you give way to those who are going up hill as they're the ones that will struggle more if they have to stop.
Is there an echo in here?
Rubbish! Its nothing to do with who s got it easiest. Its to do with SAFETY!
Epic own goal there. If the braking distance really comes into it then the rider going down hill is travelling to fast for the conditions... now what was that about safety?
Its got nothing to do with braking distance....As with motor vehciles its about brake failure or, any other component failure for that matter, and you my friend are unsafe if thats the line you take.
Yes, I'm certain this used to be in the Highway Code many moons ago.
Get a copy and read it.... You need to !
Like this bit you mean?
Evidence is always useful before putting mouth or fingers into gear I find.
Nice one Debian - TBH I didn't remember reading it, but I remember someone giving me a lift and mentioning it, and it stuck.
If you give way on the assumption, in the absence of evidence to that effect, that the other vehicle is going to have a mechanical failure, no one would ever go anywhere!
I'd suggest you take the time to read it. Here's the on-line version: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Highwaycode/index.htm
Separate names with a comma.