Speed Camera Action!
got waved done by a copper at the bottom of orsett hill. he clocked me and a mate doing 36mph in a thirty. we spoke to him and ha asked if we were aware how fast that was and that we should be wearing helmets. we said sorry and went back up the hill. we then gave it full gas and went back down in full tuck mode. the copper shouted out “39!”.
we were 14 or so at the time. nothing happened, he was a nice copper – all smiles.
got stopped in germany once riding at 48kmph in a 30kmph urban area. coppers were real pissed off and wanted my driving license. told them i didn’t drive and refused to get my wallet out. they gave me a talking to in broken english about german traffic laws and let me off.Posted 8 years agoleftyboySubscriber
Yes, down the Avenue in Southampton on a fully faired, long wheelbase, under-seat steering recumbent….!
That’s impressive which part of the Avenue? Isn’t it a 40 limit so the gatso goes off at 45ish? Or is there a 30 limit along there? I don’t get past the Cowherds so I’m not sure on the limit further into town. 😀Posted 8 years agoJohnClimberSubscriberRudeBoyMember
Once got pulled over coming down off Hampstead; coppers said I was doing 42mph, according to their speedo. 😀 They were pretty decent about it, just warned me of the dangers of riding so fast, in what was in fact a 30mph zone. They were quite impressed, tbh.
Only cam I’ve set off, is the one at the southern entrance of the Rotherhithe Tunnel. Which is 20mph, so nowt that impressive.Posted 8 years agotrbMember
I can set off one of the smiley 30mph flashy signs quite easily, coming down off the ridgeway into a village with 30mph limit, I can be doing over 40 without too much effort at the speed limit signs but am generally hard on the brakes at that point in self preservation mode.Posted 8 years agoowenfackrellMember
thegreatape – Member
Yes, down the Avenue in Southampton on a fully faired, long wheelbase, under-seat steering recumbent….
I always thought the one on Maybray King Way going downhill from Bitterne would be a good one.
I keep trying on that one but each time i hit a head wind just as you go under the bridge.
Flash where on the avenue is the camara? i Know that it is 30 from just past the Cow HErds but can’t think of a camara down there.
I have hit just under 40 just up before the whinchester road roadabout before now.Posted 8 years agomrchrispyMember
you cant get done for speeding on the bike (been a few thread on this in the past) that rule only applies to motorized vehicles, they can however have you for “cycling furiously” or something along those lines.
there is a camera on the way outta chorlton i usually try and do…draft a car and them pull out and sprint for the light. not managed it yet but one day…..one day i tells ya!Posted 8 years agoalpinMember
got done on the fixed gear for riding above ‘schritttempo’ or ‘walking speed’ in munich back in february. wasn’t going fast, 5-7mph prehaps. the copper stopped me and i stayed on the bike trackstanding. his mate then came over and started spitting as he screamed for me to get off the bike whilst his mate – the one who stopped me – tried to calm him down.
got away without having to pay a fine by speaking english and claiming ignorance.
have often set off the red light cameras in munich. don’t have to be going fast to do that though.Posted 8 years agomeehajaMember
Tried so many times, but a lot of the cameras here in Leeds don’t work.. my Grandad got convicted of “cycling furiously” when he was younger and had to pay a quite subsantial fine for the time (he reckond equivilant of about £50 now money). I would LOVE to have that show up on my CRB check every year!Posted 8 years ago
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