Put the kettle on – Jeremy Vine discussing Wiggo on Radio 2 now.
Nothing good can come of this… It’s like having the discussion with my father in law, whi drives a Range Rover and complains about cyclists not paying tax and cycling two abreast. He also believes cyclists have minimal rights, if any. It really is depressing to hear him go on and terrifying to see the way he drives around cyclists.
Our first kid is due any time now and the parents in law have banned ne from ever taking the kid on the bike! Yeah, right. I’ll just avoid people like you where possible.
*disclaimer* I actually get on very well with both of them when we’re not discussing bikes…Posted 5 years ago
Some nice ones from twatter:
Other cyclists should take a leaf out of Bradley Wiggins’ book. Cars have priority on the roads even if you have a gold medal or not
Only me who finds it funny Bradley Wiggins getting hit by a car to say he’s a world class cyclist :L
cyclists on the road.. Why annoy other drivers when there’s a pavement 2 go on.
I’ll never understand why cyclists don’t just keep there cycling on the path where they belong instead of making roads even more dangerous
If even Wiggins can get hit by a van it’s time cyclists were completely banned from the road. It’s beyond a joke.
Why should motorists respect cyclists? Motorists pay road fund so we own it. Cyclists are the stowaways of the road.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!Posted 5 years agobinnersSubscriber
Seems to me that Twatter is the pure distillation of the lowest common denominator of the internet. It seems to be the Haven for people who’s personalities and opinions are so vile, that should they venture their point of view in public, they’d get punched. A lot.
I’d hazard a guess that they rarely voice these views publically, on account of having no friends, and being loathed by everyone who has the misfortune to encounter them. Thus denying both them a platform, and us a punchbagPosted 5 years agoagentdagnamitMember
I’d hazard a guess that they rarely voice these views publically, on account of having no friends, and being loathed by everyone who has the misfortune to encounter them
…but isnt it sad to find out that people have these opinions? I’d prefer it if they did voice them in public so I knew who they were.Posted 5 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
I’d hazard a guess that they rarely voice these views publically, on account of having no friends, and being loathed by everyone who has the misfortune to encounter them. Thus denying both them a platform, and us a punchbag
My missus has these oppinions. I think the only reason she avoids cyclists is I keep pointing out I’ve not put her name on the life insurance yet 😛
She is a shocklingly bad driver though. Then again by Southern standards she’s average, what happens at Watford Gap that turns drivers crap?Posted 5 years agomolgripsSubscriber
I don’t think people are malicious, just very very stupid. Total lack of ability to see the other point of view results in animosity.
Even the language of ignorance and denigration are the same.
People say stuff like ‘why on earth do people cycle on roads?’ as a way of making out that the cyclist is stupid, when in reality it’s them that don’t know the answer. Ignorance flows into anger seamlessly.Posted 5 years ago
I’d hazard a guess that they rarely voice these views publically, on account of having no friends, and being loathed by everyone who has the misfortune to encounter them.
Worryingly if you look at the conversations these tweets come form they typically have several friends agreeing with them!Posted 5 years ago
isn’t it part of driving theory to learn this stuff? (GrahamS posted). i mean are those kids or did they somehow pass their tests?
As I recall the Driving Theory (and test) mainly focuses on cyclists as “hazards”.
I don’t think there is a bit saying something like “Cyclists have every right to use the road. They pay for it like everyone else. They are not allowed on the pavement by law unless it is specifically signed. Cyclists may sometimes ride in the middle of the lane – this is actually the recommended position for them. They don’t do it to annoy you, they do it for their own safety.”
There probably should be though!Posted 5 years agostick_manMember
This isn’t just about cycling though is it? It’s about a lack of respect for one’s fellow citizen, summed up nicely by this chap…
“British Cycling director Martin Gibbs told BBC Sport….”Nine out of 10 British cycling members have a car. It has to be about more mutual respect looking out for each other. We mustn’t make this a sort of tribal battle.”
And as for Jeremy Vine, well he’s just a professional sh!t stirrer isn’t he.Posted 5 years ago
I’ve just spent the last 10 minutes replying “moron” to all the idots on cyclehatred.
I’ve noticed there are quite a few folk now who regularly try to challenge some of the views that appear there. Some are polite. Some a bit more direct.
It does occasionally seem to make an impact, but there will always be another batch tomorrow.Posted 5 years agospawnofyorkshireSubscriber
Has anyone ever seen the police pull someone over for driving badly around cyclists?
I get the impression most car drivers assume that would never happen.
my mate who’s a copper and a cyclist has pulled someone over trying to run someone off the road at a junction. He gave them a bollocking when they started arguing back and did that lovely thing all coppers do when they want to be annoying and found every single fault with their car and ran up about £300 worth of traffic offenses there and thenPosted 5 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
For one day of the year I suggest all cyclists use their car to get to work (or anywhere for that matter), thus blocking up any highway.
With the exception of universities (where car ownership is low anyway) are there any town with enough bikes to make a significant difference? The number of people who commute by bike because they want to must be tiny. Just in our office ther emust be ~2000 people, arround 750-1000 cars, and 30 bikes.Posted 5 years ago
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