That’s it, tell them you’re British and show Johnny Foreigner the error of their ways. By Jingo, they’ll be running away when you show them some British steel...The final paragraph is how I deal with all potential problems here.
Just out 'pottering' today, & taking a few various photographs
I was riding towards Castleford, along Whitwood Common Lane (A655). & came across this 'wheel-eater' outside the Rising Sun Inn
It's just before the traffic-lights, that form the junction with Whitwood Lane
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I didn't hit it, just stood the bike in for a size comparison, during a traffic-free moment
I have no doubt, it would have had seriously consequences
Thankfully, for riders, it's too far out for a reasonably ridden bike
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Reported, as soon as I got home, via https://www.fillthathole.org.uk/
It's practically at the end of the railings, in line with the 'sandwich board'