Organisers of Wiggle race through New Forest ban cyclists caught urinating by side of road

Cyclists banned from mass event after urinating by side of road

Cyclists banned from mass event after urinating by side of road

First published in News

BEHAVE or else!

That’s the message to people taking part in mass cycling events in the New Forest after 18 riders were banned for a variety of acts– including urinating by the side of the road.

Organisers of the Wiggle New Forest Spring Sportive launched a crackdown after riders ignored the toilets provided and relieved themselves in front of villagers.

The riders have been barred from all future rides – and similar action is likely to be taken against anyone else who flouts the rules.

As reported in the Daily Echo, more than 2,000 cyclists took part in the two-day event on April 12-13.

Campaigners tried to sabotage the ride by throwing tacks on to a road in Bransgore. A total of 15 cyclists suffered punctures but no-one was hurt in the incident, which is being investigated by police.

The cyclists caught urinating were spotted outside the Forest Park Hotel in Brockenhurst.

Martin Barden, of UK Cycling Events, said: “The hotel had eight portaloos and our marshals told all riders stopping at the hotel to ensure they used the toilets provided.

“Anyone who decided not to was instantly banned from the event as this is not something we condone.”

Mr Barden has not revealed why any of the other cyclists were barred but before the event he warned that anyone caught blocking the road by cycling two, three or four abreast would be disqualified.

Delegates at a recent meeting of New Forest Association of Local Councils were told that 18 riders were in the process of being banned.

Cllr Russell Horne, chairman of Brockenhurst Parish Council, said Mr Barden had previously promised to bar anyone caught breaking the Highway Code.

Maureen Holding, a district councillor for the village, said the Spring Sportive entrants caused “pandemonium” in the village.

She added: “The road was blocked by people who had abandoned their cycles in the middle of the road. And some of them were urinating in full view of families – even though there were toilets only a few feet away.

“I hope the ban sends out a clear message that we expect people to behave.”

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1:02pm Sun 27 Apr 14

billy bumble says...

Well done the organizers

This is the correct way to handle it

Exclude the minority who give a bad name to the majority
Well done the organizers This is the correct way to handle it Exclude the minority who give a bad name to the majority billy bumble
  • Score: 46

1:09pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Controversial But True says...

What? They're taking the p**s!!
What? They're taking the p**s!! Controversial But True
  • Score: 16

1:25pm Sun 27 Apr 14

cromwell9 says...

This cycling craze is just a money making scam,Drawing in thousands of unwanted people ,,terrorizing the Locals ,and upsetting the animals in the Forest,.
Take the money away from the events,Then they would all DISAPEARE.
This cycling craze is just a money making scam,Drawing in thousands of unwanted people ,,terrorizing the Locals ,and upsetting the animals in the Forest,. Take the money away from the events,Then they would all DISAPEARE. cromwell9
  • Score: -30

1:29pm Sun 27 Apr 14

apm1954 says...

whats the problem enough horse **** about.
whats the problem enough horse **** about. apm1954
  • Score: 5

1:45pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Lord Spring says...

Just find a near side wheel
Just find a near side wheel Lord Spring
  • Score: -2

1:53pm Sun 27 Apr 14

SympatheticSam says...

Scum. Sub human Scum.
Scum. Sub human Scum. SympatheticSam
  • Score: -31

2:23pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Bournefre says...

Flouting the rules and being obnoxious seems to be part of the culture of cycling as much as blocking the road by riding several abreast, and swearing at motorists.
Flouting the rules and being obnoxious seems to be part of the culture of cycling as much as blocking the road by riding several abreast, and swearing at motorists. Bournefre
  • Score: 10

2:29pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Mike Pickering says...

A little sensationalist, don't you think ?
Urine is a sterile, entirely organic, biodegradable substance that's quickly broken down by sunlight and microbes into useful plant food. Every wild animal in the countryside - every mouse, shrew, bird, fox, badger, mole, vole or deer **** in the forest, straight onto the floor - the environment is adequately set up to deal - indeed - relies on it for the proper functioning of the ecosystem.
Hygiene then, can not be the cause of the upset.
What irks people so is the Victorian, English, Middle Class attitude to propriety.
As long as those people doing the weeing aren't facing little kids and deliberately exposing themselves, what's the worst thing that can be seen by 'families' (Daily Mail code-word for children and 'sensitive women') ?
The back of a figure with - if one really looks hard - a thin clear line starting from about half way down, arcing to the floor in a parabolic manner.
Even the most vulnerable members of these 'families' does this themselves, several times a day.
I too, am not unaffected by this Victorian hangover of behavior, and am slightly repulsed at the thought of these men's boorish actions; certainly if this was an accepted and widespread thing then one could make the case for a sanitation argument, but this is a long way from that, and I believe an outright ban from the activity is an over-reach.
A little sensationalist, don't you think ? Urine is a sterile, entirely organic, biodegradable substance that's quickly broken down by sunlight and microbes into useful plant food. Every wild animal in the countryside - every mouse, shrew, bird, fox, badger, mole, vole or deer **** in the forest, straight onto the floor - the environment is adequately set up to deal - indeed - relies on it for the proper functioning of the ecosystem. Hygiene then, can not be the cause of the upset. What irks people so is the Victorian, English, Middle Class attitude to propriety. As long as those people doing the weeing aren't facing little kids and deliberately exposing themselves, what's the worst thing that can be seen by 'families' (Daily Mail code-word for children and 'sensitive women') ? The back of a figure with - if one really looks hard - a thin clear line starting from about half way down, arcing to the floor in a parabolic manner. Even the most vulnerable members of these 'families' does this themselves, several times a day. I too, am not unaffected by this Victorian hangover of behavior, and am slightly repulsed at the thought of these men's boorish actions; certainly if this was an accepted and widespread thing then one could make the case for a sanitation argument, but this is a long way from that, and I believe an outright ban from the activity is an over-reach. Mike Pickering
  • Score: 8

2:29pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Mike Pickering says...

A little sensationalist, don't you think ?
Urine is a sterile, entirely organic, biodegradable substance that's quickly broken down by sunlight and microbes into useful plant food. Every wild animal in the countryside - every mouse, shrew, bird, fox, badger, mole, vole or deer **** in the forest, straight onto the floor - the environment is adequately set up to deal - indeed - relies on it for the proper functioning of the ecosystem.
Hygiene then, can not be the cause of the upset.
What irks people so is the Victorian, English, Middle Class attitude to propriety.
As long as those people doing the weeing aren't facing little kids and deliberately exposing themselves, what's the worst thing that can be seen by 'families' (Daily Mail code-word for children and 'sensitive women') ?
The back of a figure with - if one really looks hard - a thin clear line starting from about half way down, arcing to the floor in a parabolic manner.
Even the most vulnerable members of these 'families' does this themselves, several times a day.
I too, am not unaffected by this Victorian hangover of behavior, and am slightly repulsed at the thought of these men's boorish actions; certainly if this was an accepted and widespread thing then one could make the case for a sanitation argument, but this is a long way from that, and I believe an outright ban from the activity is an over-reach.
A little sensationalist, don't you think ? Urine is a sterile, entirely organic, biodegradable substance that's quickly broken down by sunlight and microbes into useful plant food. Every wild animal in the countryside - every mouse, shrew, bird, fox, badger, mole, vole or deer **** in the forest, straight onto the floor - the environment is adequately set up to deal - indeed - relies on it for the proper functioning of the ecosystem. Hygiene then, can not be the cause of the upset. What irks people so is the Victorian, English, Middle Class attitude to propriety. As long as those people doing the weeing aren't facing little kids and deliberately exposing themselves, what's the worst thing that can be seen by 'families' (Daily Mail code-word for children and 'sensitive women') ? The back of a figure with - if one really looks hard - a thin clear line starting from about half way down, arcing to the floor in a parabolic manner. Even the most vulnerable members of these 'families' does this themselves, several times a day. I too, am not unaffected by this Victorian hangover of behavior, and am slightly repulsed at the thought of these men's boorish actions; certainly if this was an accepted and widespread thing then one could make the case for a sanitation argument, but this is a long way from that, and I believe an outright ban from the activity is an over-reach. Mike Pickering
  • Score: -1

4:26pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Bob49 says...

Bournefre wrote:
Flouting the rules and being obnoxious seems to be part of the culture of cycling as much as blocking the road by riding several abreast, and swearing at motorists.
Not a 'culture of cycling' but of the sad 'Colins and Trevors' who engage in these events. We had the misfortune to (almost) bump into a fair number of these cretins in the Purbecks last year - on some 'ooh, look at me I have the biggest di ck' " sadathon (who is the biggest di ck, more like).

The presumption behind their stupidity was that these narrow roads are perfectly suited to cyclists riding two or three abreast, with up to a hundred or more - and that motorised vehicles have adequate brakes to enable them to stop in time.

Do not confuse that immature behaviour with normal cyclists who mostly do so in a reasonable manner, be it for pleasue or getting to and from work.

At the moment this problem is likely to escalate as a few have latched onto the fact that there is money to be made from these saddo's fixation with numbers and the more they can fleece them the better it is.

The urinating in front of normal folk is not the real problem, but a symptom of a far greater problem ie the roads being used are not suitable for these type of events nor are the facilities. Encouraging huge numbers of anally ententive saddoes fixated on numbers to gather in these places will only lead to further problems, as most seem to have little social awareness, beyond their own immediate obssesive behaviour.
[quote][p][bold]Bournefre[/bold] wrote: Flouting the rules and being obnoxious seems to be part of the culture of cycling as much as blocking the road by riding several abreast, and swearing at motorists.[/p][/quote]Not a 'culture of cycling' but of the sad 'Colins and Trevors' who engage in these events. We had the misfortune to (almost) bump into a fair number of these cretins in the Purbecks last year - on some 'ooh, look at me I have the biggest di ck' " sadathon (who is the biggest di ck, more like). The presumption behind their stupidity was that these narrow roads are perfectly suited to cyclists riding two or three abreast, with up to a hundred or more - and that motorised vehicles have adequate brakes to enable them to stop in time. Do not confuse that immature behaviour with normal cyclists who mostly do so in a reasonable manner, be it for pleasue or getting to and from work. At the moment this problem is likely to escalate as a few have latched onto the fact that there is money to be made from these saddo's fixation with numbers and the more they can fleece them the better it is. The urinating in front of normal folk is not the real problem, but a symptom of a far greater problem ie the roads being used are not suitable for these type of events nor are the facilities. Encouraging huge numbers of anally ententive saddoes fixated on numbers to gather in these places will only lead to further problems, as most seem to have little social awareness, beyond their own immediate obssesive behaviour. Bob49
  • Score: 5

5:00pm Sun 27 Apr 14

smhinto says...

It is a bit of a 'p.ss.r'. He must be really 'peed' off.
It is a bit of a 'p.ss.r'. He must be really 'peed' off. smhinto
  • Score: -1

5:55pm Sun 27 Apr 14

BIGTONE says...

Ahhhhhh that's why they wear those silly Lycra shorts......
They hold about 3 pints.
Ahhhhhh that's why they wear those silly Lycra shorts...... They hold about 3 pints. BIGTONE
  • Score: 0

6:38pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Hessenford says...

Drunken louts urinating at night are fined £80 for the privilege, why are cyclists just banned from an event.
Drunken louts urinating at night are fined £80 for the privilege, why are cyclists just banned from an event. Hessenford
  • Score: 7

6:53pm Sun 27 Apr 14

GeorgeW64 says...

You gotta go you gotta go end of, just find a big tree to do it behind and try be a bit discrete and show some common sense.
You gotta go you gotta go end of, just find a big tree to do it behind and try be a bit discrete and show some common sense. GeorgeW64
  • Score: 21

7:00pm Sun 27 Apr 14

carrrob says...

Dirty b------rds its a crminal offence to !
Dirty b------rds its a crminal offence to ! carrrob
  • Score: -4

9:01pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Karmenn says...

Bob49 wrote:
Bournefre wrote:
Flouting the rules and being obnoxious seems to be part of the culture of cycling as much as blocking the road by riding several abreast, and swearing at motorists.
Not a 'culture of cycling' but of the sad 'Colins and Trevors' who engage in these events. We had the misfortune to (almost) bump into a fair number of these cretins in the Purbecks last year - on some 'ooh, look at me I have the biggest di ck' " sadathon (who is the biggest di ck, more like).

The presumption behind their stupidity was that these narrow roads are perfectly suited to cyclists riding two or three abreast, with up to a hundred or more - and that motorised vehicles have adequate brakes to enable them to stop in time.

Do not confuse that immature behaviour with normal cyclists who mostly do so in a reasonable manner, be it for pleasue or getting to and from work.

At the moment this problem is likely to escalate as a few have latched onto the fact that there is money to be made from these saddo's fixation with numbers and the more they can fleece them the better it is.

The urinating in front of normal folk is not the real problem, but a symptom of a far greater problem ie the roads being used are not suitable for these type of events nor are the facilities. Encouraging huge numbers of anally ententive saddoes fixated on numbers to gather in these places will only lead to further problems, as most seem to have little social awareness, beyond their own immediate obssesive behaviour.
Wow, you really need to get out and vent that anger bob. Maybe take up cycling and show them who has (is) the biggest d'ck..
[quote][p][bold]Bob49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bournefre[/bold] wrote: Flouting the rules and being obnoxious seems to be part of the culture of cycling as much as blocking the road by riding several abreast, and swearing at motorists.[/p][/quote]Not a 'culture of cycling' but of the sad 'Colins and Trevors' who engage in these events. We had the misfortune to (almost) bump into a fair number of these cretins in the Purbecks last year - on some 'ooh, look at me I have the biggest di ck' " sadathon (who is the biggest di ck, more like). The presumption behind their stupidity was that these narrow roads are perfectly suited to cyclists riding two or three abreast, with up to a hundred or more - and that motorised vehicles have adequate brakes to enable them to stop in time. Do not confuse that immature behaviour with normal cyclists who mostly do so in a reasonable manner, be it for pleasue or getting to and from work. At the moment this problem is likely to escalate as a few have latched onto the fact that there is money to be made from these saddo's fixation with numbers and the more they can fleece them the better it is. The urinating in front of normal folk is not the real problem, but a symptom of a far greater problem ie the roads being used are not suitable for these type of events nor are the facilities. Encouraging huge numbers of anally ententive saddoes fixated on numbers to gather in these places will only lead to further problems, as most seem to have little social awareness, beyond their own immediate obssesive behaviour.[/p][/quote]Wow, you really need to get out and vent that anger bob. Maybe take up cycling and show them who has (is) the biggest d'ck.. Karmenn
  • Score: 8

9:08pm Sun 27 Apr 14

grange47 says...

cromwell9 wrote:
This cycling craze is just a money making scam,Drawing in thousands of unwanted people ,,terrorizing the Locals ,and upsetting the animals in the Forest,.
Take the money away from the events,Then they would all DISAPEARE.
or even disappear maybe ?
[quote][p][bold]cromwell9[/bold] wrote: This cycling craze is just a money making scam,Drawing in thousands of unwanted people ,,terrorizing the Locals ,and upsetting the animals in the Forest,. Take the money away from the events,Then they would all DISAPEARE.[/p][/quote]or even disappear maybe ? grange47
  • Score: 11

9:44pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Bob49 says...

Oh dear

if that is construed as anger you do live in a very sheltered world

as to cycling then yes, I regularly cycle, mosty alongthe prom but I have never felt the need to dress us as if I was attending some pervy's party or ever bother much with the seconds it takes or the cost of the bike

ps thanks for reading the post all the way through, most others don't - but if it provides you with a hobby then good for you
Oh dear if that is construed as anger you do live in a very sheltered world as to cycling then yes, I regularly cycle, mosty alongthe prom but I have never felt the need to dress us as if I was attending some pervy's party or ever bother much with the seconds it takes or the cost of the bike ps thanks for reading the post all the way through, most others don't - but if it provides you with a hobby then good for you Bob49
  • Score: -2

9:45pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Rich© says...

GeorgeW64 wrote:
You gotta go you gotta go end of, just find a big tree to do it behind and try be a bit discrete and show some common sense.
this ^^^^^^ .

Everyone ok with cars pulling over to the side of the road & letting the kids have a wee then ? hmmmm. Go to France where cycling is very popular & the cyclists pull over for a wee, no one bats an eyelid.
[quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: You gotta go you gotta go end of, just find a big tree to do it behind and try be a bit discrete and show some common sense.[/p][/quote]this ^^^^^^ . Everyone ok with cars pulling over to the side of the road & letting the kids have a wee then ? hmmmm. Go to France where cycling is very popular & the cyclists pull over for a wee, no one bats an eyelid. Rich©
  • Score: 12

10:01pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Karmenn says...

Bob49 wrote:
Oh dear

if that is construed as anger you do live in a very sheltered world

as to cycling then yes, I regularly cycle, mosty alongthe prom but I have never felt the need to dress us as if I was attending some pervy's party or ever bother much with the seconds it takes or the cost of the bike

ps thanks for reading the post all the way through, most others don't - but if it provides you with a hobby then good for you
Oh bob, far from sheltered sadly.
I agree with what you say with regards to the roads though. Maybe an answer would be to shut some minor roads for a couple of hours within a circuit and then other road users could use the other roads without fear of cyclists....could that be a compromise.??. I'll also agree with you about some attitude of cyclists. I cycle the forest roads regularly and most car and horse owners are fine, yet those with the expensive bikes and gear seem to be arrogant and refuse a simple hello. This is only a SMALL minority though.
Be careful about stating you cycle on the prom.....that'll start another can of worms..
[quote][p][bold]Bob49[/bold] wrote: Oh dear if that is construed as anger you do live in a very sheltered world as to cycling then yes, I regularly cycle, mosty alongthe prom but I have never felt the need to dress us as if I was attending some pervy's party or ever bother much with the seconds it takes or the cost of the bike ps thanks for reading the post all the way through, most others don't - but if it provides you with a hobby then good for you[/p][/quote]Oh bob, far from sheltered sadly. I agree with what you say with regards to the roads though. Maybe an answer would be to shut some minor roads for a couple of hours within a circuit and then other road users could use the other roads without fear of cyclists....could that be a compromise.??. I'll also agree with you about some attitude of cyclists. I cycle the forest roads regularly and most car and horse owners are fine, yet those with the expensive bikes and gear seem to be arrogant and refuse a simple hello. This is only a SMALL minority though. Be careful about stating you cycle on the prom.....that'll start another can of worms.. Karmenn
  • Score: 2

10:15pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Franks Tank says...

Bob49 wrote:
Bournefre wrote:
Flouting the rules and being obnoxious seems to be part of the culture of cycling as much as blocking the road by riding several abreast, and swearing at motorists.
Not a 'culture of cycling' but of the sad 'Colins and Trevors' who engage in these events. We had the misfortune to (almost) bump into a fair number of these cretins in the Purbecks last year - on some 'ooh, look at me I have the biggest di ck' " sadathon (who is the biggest di ck, more like).

The presumption behind their stupidity was that these narrow roads are perfectly suited to cyclists riding two or three abreast, with up to a hundred or more - and that motorised vehicles have adequate brakes to enable them to stop in time.

Do not confuse that immature behaviour with normal cyclists who mostly do so in a reasonable manner, be it for pleasue or getting to and from work.

At the moment this problem is likely to escalate as a few have latched onto the fact that there is money to be made from these saddo's fixation with numbers and the more they can fleece them the better it is.

The urinating in front of normal folk is not the real problem, but a symptom of a far greater problem ie the roads being used are not suitable for these type of events nor are the facilities. Encouraging huge numbers of anally ententive saddoes fixated on numbers to gather in these places will only lead to further problems, as most seem to have little social awareness, beyond their own immediate obssesive behaviour.
Oh dear, oh dear.
[quote][p][bold]Bob49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bournefre[/bold] wrote: Flouting the rules and being obnoxious seems to be part of the culture of cycling as much as blocking the road by riding several abreast, and swearing at motorists.[/p][/quote]Not a 'culture of cycling' but of the sad 'Colins and Trevors' who engage in these events. We had the misfortune to (almost) bump into a fair number of these cretins in the Purbecks last year - on some 'ooh, look at me I have the biggest di ck' " sadathon (who is the biggest di ck, more like). The presumption behind their stupidity was that these narrow roads are perfectly suited to cyclists riding two or three abreast, with up to a hundred or more - and that motorised vehicles have adequate brakes to enable them to stop in time. Do not confuse that immature behaviour with normal cyclists who mostly do so in a reasonable manner, be it for pleasue or getting to and from work. At the moment this problem is likely to escalate as a few have latched onto the fact that there is money to be made from these saddo's fixation with numbers and the more they can fleece them the better it is. The urinating in front of normal folk is not the real problem, but a symptom of a far greater problem ie the roads being used are not suitable for these type of events nor are the facilities. Encouraging huge numbers of anally ententive saddoes fixated on numbers to gather in these places will only lead to further problems, as most seem to have little social awareness, beyond their own immediate obssesive behaviour.[/p][/quote]Oh dear, oh dear. Franks Tank
  • Score: 2

10:50pm Sun 27 Apr 14

whataboutthat says...

It's just a **** - go on get a life...
It's just a **** - go on get a life... whataboutthat
  • Score: -1

11:59pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Kinkers says...

cromwell9 wrote:
This cycling craze is just a money making scam,Drawing in thousands of unwanted people ,,terrorizing the Locals ,and upsetting the animals in the Forest,.
Take the money away from the events,Then they would all DISAPEARE.
Poor punctuation, awful spelling - flog him for not being able to write in English next to those swarthy dogs who dare to ride a bicycle...

I suppose you support the throwing of carpet tacks though? Just where animals of the New Forest can step on them? Clearly a genius...

Oh, and before you bang on, I DO live in the New Forest and since it is a National Park, I think that all people of the nation should be able to use it. If you don't like it, stay in that weekend or go to one of the many thousands of acres not on the ride route. As for terrorising people, come with me next time I deploy to Afghanistan, then I'll show you a terrorist.
[quote][p][bold]cromwell9[/bold] wrote: This cycling craze is just a money making scam,Drawing in thousands of unwanted people ,,terrorizing the Locals ,and upsetting the animals in the Forest,. Take the money away from the events,Then they would all DISAPEARE.[/p][/quote]Poor punctuation, awful spelling - flog him for not being able to write in English next to those swarthy dogs who dare to ride a bicycle... I suppose you support the throwing of carpet tacks though? Just where animals of the New Forest can step on them? Clearly a genius... Oh, and before you bang on, I DO live in the New Forest and since it is a National Park, I think that all people of the nation should be able to use it. If you don't like it, stay in that weekend or go to one of the many thousands of acres not on the ride route. As for terrorising people, come with me next time I deploy to Afghanistan, then I'll show you a terrorist. Kinkers
  • Score: 16

6:11am Mon 28 Apr 14

Understated says...

Rich© wrote:
GeorgeW64 wrote:
You gotta go you gotta go end of, just find a big tree to do it behind and try be a bit discrete and show some common sense.
this ^^^^^^ .

Everyone ok with cars pulling over to the side of the road & letting the kids have a wee then ? hmmmm. Go to France where cycling is very popular & the cyclists pull over for a wee, no one bats an eyelid.
i think the fact they do it in france is a big enough deterrent for us.
[quote][p][bold]Rich©[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: You gotta go you gotta go end of, just find a big tree to do it behind and try be a bit discrete and show some common sense.[/p][/quote]this ^^^^^^ . Everyone ok with cars pulling over to the side of the road & letting the kids have a wee then ? hmmmm. Go to France where cycling is very popular & the cyclists pull over for a wee, no one bats an eyelid.[/p][/quote]i think the fact they do it in france is a big enough deterrent for us. Understated
  • Score: 0

9:03am Mon 28 Apr 14

CKHone says...

SympatheticSam wrote:
Scum. Sub human Scum.
Vandals got to your car again?
[quote][p][bold]SympatheticSam[/bold] wrote: Scum. Sub human Scum.[/p][/quote]Vandals got to your car again? CKHone
  • Score: 2

10:36am Mon 28 Apr 14

Arthur Maureen says...

Suzy girl must be (one finger) typing the longest post in the history of drivel writing to have not appeared on here already..
I agree 100% cyclist should use the toilets provided, not acceptable to do otherwise at events such as these.
Personally, I think there are far better sportives elsewhere without all the hassle from the local inbreds to avoid this one.
Suzy girl must be (one finger) typing the longest post in the history of drivel writing to have not appeared on here already.. I agree 100% cyclist should use the toilets provided, not acceptable to do otherwise at events such as these. Personally, I think there are far better sportives elsewhere without all the hassle from the local inbreds to avoid this one. Arthur Maureen
  • Score: 4

10:37am Mon 28 Apr 14

Skyrah says...

The rise of the ignoramus, contemptuous idiots who drive in overtaking lanes at exactly two mph below the speed limit, the cyclists that ride two or three abreast and don't use proper hand signals or consideration for other users and the jaywalkers who walk out into the road regardless of how hard drivers will have to brake. This is the real problem - the arrogant and entitled minority are growing by the minute! It's ripping away at our tolerance toward others.

As general polite and considerate behaviour continues to decline we will see more incidents of morons throwing tacks onto roads because a few cyclists are dumb enough to flout rules of the road and decent behaviour. Relieving yourself by the side of the road when there are over 2000 riders competing for 8 portaloos is not a big issue to me, or to many others, it's the attitude and manner in which it's done that matters. Perhaps better organisation and local consultation could have helped?
The rise of the ignoramus, contemptuous idiots who drive in overtaking lanes at exactly two mph below the speed limit, the cyclists that ride two or three abreast and don't use proper hand signals or consideration for other users and the jaywalkers who walk out into the road regardless of how hard drivers will have to brake. This is the real problem - the arrogant and entitled minority are growing by the minute! It's ripping away at our tolerance toward others. As general polite and considerate behaviour continues to decline we will see more incidents of morons throwing tacks onto roads because a few cyclists are dumb enough to flout rules of the road and decent behaviour. Relieving yourself by the side of the road when there are over 2000 riders competing for 8 portaloos is not a big issue to me, or to many others, it's the attitude and manner in which it's done that matters. Perhaps better organisation and local consultation could have helped? Skyrah
  • Score: 6

2:30pm Mon 28 Apr 14

FNS-man says...

"The road was blocked by people who had abandoned their cycles in the middle of the road"

This is complete rubbish. So I have reason to doubt anything else she says.
"The road was blocked by people who had abandoned their cycles in the middle of the road" This is complete rubbish. So I have reason to doubt anything else she says. FNS-man
  • Score: 4

4:31pm Mon 28 Apr 14

spooki says...

Mike Pickering wrote:
A little sensationalist, don't you think ?
Urine is a sterile, entirely organic, biodegradable substance that's quickly broken down by sunlight and microbes into useful plant food. Every wild animal in the countryside - every mouse, shrew, bird, fox, badger, mole, vole or deer **** in the forest, straight onto the floor - the environment is adequately set up to deal - indeed - relies on it for the proper functioning of the ecosystem.
Hygiene then, can not be the cause of the upset.
What irks people so is the Victorian, English, Middle Class attitude to propriety.
As long as those people doing the weeing aren't facing little kids and deliberately exposing themselves, what's the worst thing that can be seen by 'families' (Daily Mail code-word for children and 'sensitive women') ?
The back of a figure with - if one really looks hard - a thin clear line starting from about half way down, arcing to the floor in a parabolic manner.
Even the most vulnerable members of these 'families' does this themselves, several times a day.
I too, am not unaffected by this Victorian hangover of behavior, and am slightly repulsed at the thought of these men's boorish actions; certainly if this was an accepted and widespread thing then one could make the case for a sanitation argument, but this is a long way from that, and I believe an outright ban from the activity is an over-reach.
So if I needed a tinkle passing your door you'd be ok with me relieving myself on your doorstep in front of yourself or your family? It does say in the story that "some of them were urinating in full view of families – even though there were toilets only a few feet away."
Just because men have a handy spout doesn't mean they need to use it "willy nilly" (haha)
[quote][p][bold]Mike Pickering[/bold] wrote: A little sensationalist, don't you think ? Urine is a sterile, entirely organic, biodegradable substance that's quickly broken down by sunlight and microbes into useful plant food. Every wild animal in the countryside - every mouse, shrew, bird, fox, badger, mole, vole or deer **** in the forest, straight onto the floor - the environment is adequately set up to deal - indeed - relies on it for the proper functioning of the ecosystem. Hygiene then, can not be the cause of the upset. What irks people so is the Victorian, English, Middle Class attitude to propriety. As long as those people doing the weeing aren't facing little kids and deliberately exposing themselves, what's the worst thing that can be seen by 'families' (Daily Mail code-word for children and 'sensitive women') ? The back of a figure with - if one really looks hard - a thin clear line starting from about half way down, arcing to the floor in a parabolic manner. Even the most vulnerable members of these 'families' does this themselves, several times a day. I too, am not unaffected by this Victorian hangover of behavior, and am slightly repulsed at the thought of these men's boorish actions; certainly if this was an accepted and widespread thing then one could make the case for a sanitation argument, but this is a long way from that, and I believe an outright ban from the activity is an over-reach.[/p][/quote]So if I needed a tinkle passing your door you'd be ok with me relieving myself on your doorstep in front of yourself or your family? It does say in the story that "some of them were urinating in full view of families – even though there were toilets only a few feet away." Just because men have a handy spout doesn't mean they need to use it "willy nilly" (haha) spooki
  • Score: -2

4:41pm Mon 28 Apr 14

purplemonster86 says...

Mike Pickering wrote:
A little sensationalist, don't you think ?
Urine is a sterile, entirely organic, biodegradable substance that's quickly broken down by sunlight and microbes into useful plant food. Every wild animal in the countryside - every mouse, shrew, bird, fox, badger, mole, vole or deer **** in the forest, straight onto the floor - the environment is adequately set up to deal - indeed - relies on it for the proper functioning of the ecosystem.
Hygiene then, can not be the cause of the upset.
What irks people so is the Victorian, English, Middle Class attitude to propriety.
As long as those people doing the weeing aren't facing little kids and deliberately exposing themselves, what's the worst thing that can be seen by 'families' (Daily Mail code-word for children and 'sensitive women') ?
The back of a figure with - if one really looks hard - a thin clear line starting from about half way down, arcing to the floor in a parabolic manner.
Even the most vulnerable members of these 'families' does this themselves, several times a day.
I too, am not unaffected by this Victorian hangover of behavior, and am slightly repulsed at the thought of these men's boorish actions; certainly if this was an accepted and widespread thing then one could make the case for a sanitation argument, but this is a long way from that, and I believe an outright ban from the activity is an over-reach.
I agree, it also has to be better to urinate into the natural environment which will take care of it naturally, than using portaloos which are full of noxious chemicals which are are not good for the environment and will need treating before being disposed of! Are we going to be 'embarrassed' or 'offend' when one of the ponies urinate in front of children now?
[quote][p][bold]Mike Pickering[/bold] wrote: A little sensationalist, don't you think ? Urine is a sterile, entirely organic, biodegradable substance that's quickly broken down by sunlight and microbes into useful plant food. Every wild animal in the countryside - every mouse, shrew, bird, fox, badger, mole, vole or deer **** in the forest, straight onto the floor - the environment is adequately set up to deal - indeed - relies on it for the proper functioning of the ecosystem. Hygiene then, can not be the cause of the upset. What irks people so is the Victorian, English, Middle Class attitude to propriety. As long as those people doing the weeing aren't facing little kids and deliberately exposing themselves, what's the worst thing that can be seen by 'families' (Daily Mail code-word for children and 'sensitive women') ? The back of a figure with - if one really looks hard - a thin clear line starting from about half way down, arcing to the floor in a parabolic manner. Even the most vulnerable members of these 'families' does this themselves, several times a day. I too, am not unaffected by this Victorian hangover of behavior, and am slightly repulsed at the thought of these men's boorish actions; certainly if this was an accepted and widespread thing then one could make the case for a sanitation argument, but this is a long way from that, and I believe an outright ban from the activity is an over-reach.[/p][/quote]I agree, it also has to be better to urinate into the natural environment which will take care of it naturally, than using portaloos which are full of noxious chemicals which are are not good for the environment and will need treating before being disposed of! Are we going to be 'embarrassed' or 'offend' when one of the ponies urinate in front of children now? purplemonster86
  • Score: 1

4:58pm Mon 28 Apr 14

O'Reilly says...

I can't remember Paula Radcliffe receiving a ban for a similar 'offence'.....
I can't remember Paula Radcliffe receiving a ban for a similar 'offence'..... O'Reilly
  • Score: 2

5:53pm Mon 28 Apr 14

carrrob says...

purplemonster86 wrote:
Mike Pickering wrote:
A little sensationalist, don't you think ?
Urine is a sterile, entirely organic, biodegradable substance that's quickly broken down by sunlight and microbes into useful plant food. Every wild animal in the countryside - every mouse, shrew, bird, fox, badger, mole, vole or deer **** in the forest, straight onto the floor - the environment is adequately set up to deal - indeed - relies on it for the proper functioning of the ecosystem.
Hygiene then, can not be the cause of the upset.
What irks people so is the Victorian, English, Middle Class attitude to propriety.
As long as those people doing the weeing aren't facing little kids and deliberately exposing themselves, what's the worst thing that can be seen by 'families' (Daily Mail code-word for children and 'sensitive women') ?
The back of a figure with - if one really looks hard - a thin clear line starting from about half way down, arcing to the floor in a parabolic manner.
Even the most vulnerable members of these 'families' does this themselves, several times a day.
I too, am not unaffected by this Victorian hangover of behavior, and am slightly repulsed at the thought of these men's boorish actions; certainly if this was an accepted and widespread thing then one could make the case for a sanitation argument, but this is a long way from that, and I believe an outright ban from the activity is an over-reach.
I agree, it also has to be better to urinate into the natural environment which will take care of it naturally, than using portaloos which are full of noxious chemicals which are are not good for the environment and will need treating before being disposed of! Are we going to be 'embarrassed' or 'offend' when one of the ponies urinate in front of children now?
IDIOT !
[quote][p][bold]purplemonster86[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Pickering[/bold] wrote: A little sensationalist, don't you think ? Urine is a sterile, entirely organic, biodegradable substance that's quickly broken down by sunlight and microbes into useful plant food. Every wild animal in the countryside - every mouse, shrew, bird, fox, badger, mole, vole or deer **** in the forest, straight onto the floor - the environment is adequately set up to deal - indeed - relies on it for the proper functioning of the ecosystem. Hygiene then, can not be the cause of the upset. What irks people so is the Victorian, English, Middle Class attitude to propriety. As long as those people doing the weeing aren't facing little kids and deliberately exposing themselves, what's the worst thing that can be seen by 'families' (Daily Mail code-word for children and 'sensitive women') ? The back of a figure with - if one really looks hard - a thin clear line starting from about half way down, arcing to the floor in a parabolic manner. Even the most vulnerable members of these 'families' does this themselves, several times a day. I too, am not unaffected by this Victorian hangover of behavior, and am slightly repulsed at the thought of these men's boorish actions; certainly if this was an accepted and widespread thing then one could make the case for a sanitation argument, but this is a long way from that, and I believe an outright ban from the activity is an over-reach.[/p][/quote]I agree, it also has to be better to urinate into the natural environment which will take care of it naturally, than using portaloos which are full of noxious chemicals which are are not good for the environment and will need treating before being disposed of! Are we going to be 'embarrassed' or 'offend' when one of the ponies urinate in front of children now?[/p][/quote]IDIOT ! carrrob
  • Score: -5

7:08pm Mon 28 Apr 14

elfinia says...

Sounds like a cycle race organised by The Taliban.
Sounds like a cycle race organised by The Taliban. elfinia
  • Score: 2

9:46pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Ayles 10 says...

Mike Pickering wrote:
A little sensationalist, don't you think ?
Urine is a sterile, entirely organic, biodegradable substance that's quickly broken down by sunlight and microbes into useful plant food. Every wild animal in the countryside - every mouse, shrew, bird, fox, badger, mole, vole or deer **** in the forest, straight onto the floor - the environment is adequately set up to deal - indeed - relies on it for the proper functioning of the ecosystem.
Hygiene then, can not be the cause of the upset.
What irks people so is the Victorian, English, Middle Class attitude to propriety.
As long as those people doing the weeing aren't facing little kids and deliberately exposing themselves, what's the worst thing that can be seen by 'families' (Daily Mail code-word for children and 'sensitive women') ?
The back of a figure with - if one really looks hard - a thin clear line starting from about half way down, arcing to the floor in a parabolic manner.
Even the most vulnerable members of these 'families' does this themselves, several times a day.
I too, am not unaffected by this Victorian hangover of behavior, and am slightly repulsed at the thought of these men's boorish actions; certainly if this was an accepted and widespread thing then one could make the case for a sanitation argument, but this is a long way from that, and I believe an outright ban from the activity is an over-reach.
Its bad enough we have to witness these people in spray-on lycra which leaves their bits on show for all to see. Nobody wants to see the contents unwrapped - urggh! Unless Mr Pickering was comparing them to wild animals - in which case, perhaps they are and should all be locked away in cages.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Pickering[/bold] wrote: A little sensationalist, don't you think ? Urine is a sterile, entirely organic, biodegradable substance that's quickly broken down by sunlight and microbes into useful plant food. Every wild animal in the countryside - every mouse, shrew, bird, fox, badger, mole, vole or deer **** in the forest, straight onto the floor - the environment is adequately set up to deal - indeed - relies on it for the proper functioning of the ecosystem. Hygiene then, can not be the cause of the upset. What irks people so is the Victorian, English, Middle Class attitude to propriety. As long as those people doing the weeing aren't facing little kids and deliberately exposing themselves, what's the worst thing that can be seen by 'families' (Daily Mail code-word for children and 'sensitive women') ? The back of a figure with - if one really looks hard - a thin clear line starting from about half way down, arcing to the floor in a parabolic manner. Even the most vulnerable members of these 'families' does this themselves, several times a day. I too, am not unaffected by this Victorian hangover of behavior, and am slightly repulsed at the thought of these men's boorish actions; certainly if this was an accepted and widespread thing then one could make the case for a sanitation argument, but this is a long way from that, and I believe an outright ban from the activity is an over-reach.[/p][/quote]Its bad enough we have to witness these people in spray-on lycra which leaves their bits on show for all to see. Nobody wants to see the contents unwrapped - urggh! Unless Mr Pickering was comparing them to wild animals - in which case, perhaps they are and should all be locked away in cages. Ayles 10
  • Score: 2

9:49pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Ayles 10 says...

Rich© wrote:
GeorgeW64 wrote:
You gotta go you gotta go end of, just find a big tree to do it behind and try be a bit discrete and show some common sense.
this ^^^^^^ .

Everyone ok with cars pulling over to the side of the road & letting the kids have a wee then ? hmmmm. Go to France where cycling is very popular & the cyclists pull over for a wee, no one bats an eyelid.
Sod of to France then!
[quote][p][bold]Rich©[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: You gotta go you gotta go end of, just find a big tree to do it behind and try be a bit discrete and show some common sense.[/p][/quote]this ^^^^^^ . Everyone ok with cars pulling over to the side of the road & letting the kids have a wee then ? hmmmm. Go to France where cycling is very popular & the cyclists pull over for a wee, no one bats an eyelid.[/p][/quote]Sod of to France then! Ayles 10
  • Score: 0

9:54am Thu 1 May 14

newforestbloke says...

Kinkers wrote:
cromwell9 wrote:
This cycling craze is just a money making scam,Drawing in thousands of unwanted people ,,terrorizing the Locals ,and upsetting the animals in the Forest,.
Take the money away from the events,Then they would all DISAPEARE.
Poor punctuation, awful spelling - flog him for not being able to write in English next to those swarthy dogs who dare to ride a bicycle...

I suppose you support the throwing of carpet tacks though? Just where animals of the New Forest can step on them? Clearly a genius...

Oh, and before you bang on, I DO live in the New Forest and since it is a National Park, I think that all people of the nation should be able to use it. If you don't like it, stay in that weekend or go to one of the many thousands of acres not on the ride route. As for terrorising people, come with me next time I deploy to Afghanistan, then I'll show you a terrorist.
Here we go again "all should be able to use it" what about those who do not support these events and wish to follow other pursuits, or more important use the Forest roads in connection with employment.

The issue is not one event or occasional disruption but there will now be on average one event per week until the Wiggle event of 10 December.

I have reason to be grateful to Councillor Holding and note her comments that visitors were staying away from Burley at least, takings in the local shops well down for the duration of this event
[quote][p][bold]Kinkers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cromwell9[/bold] wrote: This cycling craze is just a money making scam,Drawing in thousands of unwanted people ,,terrorizing the Locals ,and upsetting the animals in the Forest,. Take the money away from the events,Then they would all DISAPEARE.[/p][/quote]Poor punctuation, awful spelling - flog him for not being able to write in English next to those swarthy dogs who dare to ride a bicycle... I suppose you support the throwing of carpet tacks though? Just where animals of the New Forest can step on them? Clearly a genius... Oh, and before you bang on, I DO live in the New Forest and since it is a National Park, I think that all people of the nation should be able to use it. If you don't like it, stay in that weekend or go to one of the many thousands of acres not on the ride route. As for terrorising people, come with me next time I deploy to Afghanistan, then I'll show you a terrorist.[/p][/quote]Here we go again "all should be able to use it" what about those who do not support these events and wish to follow other pursuits, or more important use the Forest roads in connection with employment. The issue is not one event or occasional disruption but there will now be on average one event per week until the Wiggle event of 10 December. I have reason to be grateful to Councillor Holding and note her comments that visitors were staying away from Burley at least, takings in the local shops well down for the duration of this event newforestbloke
  • Score: 3

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