- snooty people.
Spray them with manure.
Or, right, poo in a plastic bayg, them ones you put fruit in at the supermarket, with the little holes in stop kids suffocating; then if they get all stroppy, smack em round the face with it. Poo squirts out of the holes and makes a terrible mess.
Whatever you do, make sure it somehow involves poo.Posted 6 years agobinnersSubscriber
Loving the French approach Fred!
I had a similar incident recently. Now normally i like to think i can rationally debate any subject, but when you’re dealing with some people – hormonally challenged middle-aged women being top of the pile – its a total waste of time
Just tell them straight to **** right off!!! They hate everyone anyway so its not like you’re colouring their judgement about anythingPosted 6 years agoKevaMember
yup, what they said ^^^ up there ^^^
rip into them, he’s six years old ffs how can he be expected to ride on the road.
I remember when was about five years old, cycling along the pavement on my own, on my way back from a friends who lived down the road from us. Some guy opened a car door on me and forced me to scrape my right hand down a brick wall, garden wall. I remember looking at it and seeing blood everywhere. When I yelled and screamed all he did was have a go at me for riding on the pavement 🙄 Knobber.
KevPosted 6 years agoJunkyardMember
binners post is the best approach though you need to threaten violence as well – they dont like that IME.Posted 6 years ago
School run is absolutely the worst possible time to take your kids on bike..the school is ok as it is quite but the nursery was an absolute nightmare
In all seriousness unless you want to write a letter to give to them on the off chance they will read it and have think it is pointless to engage them.
Just teach your kid to be more tolerant/careful or to ram them after all he is too young to be prosecuted 😉BigJohnSubscriber
From “Cycling and the Law” on Bikehub
CAN CHILDREN CYCLE ON PAVEMENTS?
According to the Department for Transport (DfT), the maximum fine for ‘cycling on the pavement’ (ie footways) from the courts is £500. However it is more usually enforced by way of the Fixed Penalty Notice procedure (FPN) which carries a £30 fine if pleading guilty. However, there is a view that the FPN can only be issued to those over 16.
“The DfT view, from discussions with Home Office, is that the law applies to all but the police can show discretion to younger children cycling on the pavement for whom cycling on the road would not be a safe option.”
The age of criminal responsibility is 10 so, technically, only children below this age can cycle on footways without fear of redress.
While adults are not allowed to cycle on ‘footways’ (see definition above), children up to the age of 16 cannot be prosecuted for doing so
Tell them that if the police can exercise discretion so should they.Posted 6 years agoElfinsafetyMember
Alternatively, paint your penis and testicles bright blue, tie a bit of pink tinsel round them, and if anyone gives you crap, just drop your trousers and gyrate so that your cobbly bobblers spin round, and get the nipper to have a portable stereo ready with some Mariachi baynd music and do a little Ukrainian folk dance.
They won’t bother you ever again.Posted 6 years agoskiMember
There’s no telling some people just ignore it
That’s what I do with my 8 year old, when they start to give it one.
Then when we get to school, we have a one to one history lesson about the V sign and when its appropriate to use it 😉
The sad thing at our kids school, there used to be a group of parents (5-6) who used to ride in with all the kids in a group, one parent at the back & one at the front & it used to work very well on the school run, it felt safer in a group, now, we are down to myself and one other parent, after one thing or another, most of the parents are fed up with the abuse/dogs/roads & have giving up cycling their kids to school.
Its a shame.Posted 6 years agohotlips5Member
I am fed up with abusive people shouting at me and my son when i cycle my 6 year old son to school in the mornings. He rides on the pavement as he is only 6 and to walk is quite far.If he sees people he is always polite and stops to let them pass only on the odd occasion has he been caught out. i have had on various occasions middle aged hormonal women abuse me or my son for doing so. If i take him on the road its much to dangerous, besides it is good to teach a 6 year old to exercise rather than chuck him in a car and drive a few miles. What angers me is that my son goes to school in fear of some nasty old bag who shouts at him and tells him he shouldn’t be riding on a pavement and now i feel like walking him to school. other than me telling these people to bugger off, has any body got any suggestions on how to handle any similar future situations.Posted 6 years ago
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