Cycling code of conduct launched in New Forest following row over mass rides

Bournemouth Echo: Cycling code of conduct launched in New Forest following row over mass rides Cycling code of conduct launched in New Forest following row over mass rides

A NEW Forest Cycling Code has been created following a bitter row questioning the future of mass cycle rides in the New Forest.

Controversial events such as the Wiggle rides have sparked fierce debates between organisers and Hampshire residents trying to protect the forest's rural way of life.

But cycling groups, conservationists, protestors and local authorities, have secured a major compromise after creating a New Forest Cycling code.

As previously reported the protestors claim the mass events - attracting up to 3,000 people - are causing unacceptable noise, damaging the environment and causing a menace to other road users in the National Park.

Tempers flared earlier this year during the Wiggle in April when someone sabotaged the event by placing tacks on the track at Boldre - puncturing some tyres.

Campaigners also vandalised around 1,000 route signs and angry motorists drove slowly to create a rolling roadblock.

Subsequent Wiggle events have passed off peacefully but police have also launched an investigation into whether the events are breaking the law by causing a public nuisance after complaints by villagers that cyclists are treating parts of the Forest as a public toilet.

The landmark code was drawn up by the Cycling Liaison Group following months of discussions with more than 20 organisations.

It features an 18-point agenda for biking both on-and off-road in the National Park to protect the environment and wildlife.

Points include: • Strictly following the Highway Code, route maps and instructions to minimise impacts.

• Never riding more than two abreast, and strictly single file on narrow roads and tracks.

• Taking care when passing vehicles - especially larger ones with long trailers.

• Passing animals slowly and taking extra care near horses.

• Minimising noise, being polite to residents and not dropping litter.

New Forest National Park Authority recreation management and learning head Nigel Matthews, who chairs the group said: “This is a significant and welcome achievement following a great deal of careful thought and input from numerous organisations.

“In relatively few words, the code highlights the main aspects of cycling within the unique environment of the Forest about which we want to raise awareness.”

The liaison group is also working on a charter for event organisers and next meets in February and aims to finalise the charter by the spring.

Group members include British Cycling, CTC Hampshire Cycling, New Forest District Council, the Equine Forum, New Forest Tourism Association and the National Trust.

The group also includes Martin Barden, of UK Cycling Events, which organises the Wiggle ride. He declined to comment when contacted by the Daily Echo.

Log on to newforestnpa.gov.uk/cycling-code to view the code.

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9:10am Sat 28 Dec 13

elite50 says...

Why is it, that when an adult person climbs onto a bike and rides in a group, they revert to a mob of spoilt brats?
It must be a "pack" thing.
Having read the first five points of the agenda it is a wonder that the riding of bikes is allowed at all.
No wonder Mr. Barden did not have the courage to respond to any questions.
Why is it, that when an adult person climbs onto a bike and rides in a group, they revert to a mob of spoilt brats? It must be a "pack" thing. Having read the first five points of the agenda it is a wonder that the riding of bikes is allowed at all. No wonder Mr. Barden did not have the courage to respond to any questions. elite50

11:11am Sat 28 Dec 13

saynomore says...

On the road I show cyclists the same courtesy as they do when I am a pedestrian in other words skim past them at speed as close as I can,at least they have the advantage of being able to hear me coming which is more than pedestrians get from these arrogant morons.
On the road I show cyclists the same courtesy as they do when I am a pedestrian in other words skim past them at speed as close as I can,at least they have the advantage of being able to hear me coming which is more than pedestrians get from these arrogant morons. saynomore

3:02pm Sat 28 Dec 13

kalebmoledirt says...

It,s,a national park not a gated community .it's was created for the good and benefit of all not just a few
It,s,a national park not a gated community .it's was created for the good and benefit of all not just a few kalebmoledirt

3:29pm Sat 28 Dec 13

Turtlebay says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
It,s,a national park not a gated community .it's was created for the good and benefit of all not just a few
No it was not.

It was created as a political move just three years ago, many of us have lived here all our lives.
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: It,s,a national park not a gated community .it's was created for the good and benefit of all not just a few[/p][/quote]No it was not. It was created as a political move just three years ago, many of us have lived here all our lives. Turtlebay

4:05pm Sat 28 Dec 13

FNS-man says...

saynomore wrote:
On the road I show cyclists the same courtesy as they do when I am a pedestrian in other words skim past them at speed as close as I can,at least they have the advantage of being able to hear me coming which is more than pedestrians get from these arrogant morons.
Well this goes to show what a dangerous idiot you are. Why not try riding a bike and see how scary it is when some nonce overtakes you too close?
[quote][p][bold]saynomore[/bold] wrote: On the road I show cyclists the same courtesy as they do when I am a pedestrian in other words skim past them at speed as close as I can,at least they have the advantage of being able to hear me coming which is more than pedestrians get from these arrogant morons.[/p][/quote]Well this goes to show what a dangerous idiot you are. Why not try riding a bike and see how scary it is when some nonce overtakes you too close? FNS-man

6:19pm Sat 28 Dec 13

Gooby! says...

Turtlebay wrote:
kalebmoledirt wrote:
It,s,a national park not a gated community .it's was created for the good and benefit of all not just a few
No it was not.

It was created as a political move just three years ago, many of us have lived here all our lives.
Strange, new forest has been a National Park since 2005. If you lived there all your life, perhaps you would know this?
[quote][p][bold]Turtlebay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: It,s,a national park not a gated community .it's was created for the good and benefit of all not just a few[/p][/quote]No it was not. It was created as a political move just three years ago, many of us have lived here all our lives.[/p][/quote]Strange, new forest has been a National Park since 2005. If you lived there all your life, perhaps you would know this? Gooby!

6:29pm Sat 28 Dec 13

Specialist says...

saynomore wrote:
On the road I show cyclists the same courtesy as they do when I am a pedestrian in other words skim past them at speed as close as I can,at least they have the advantage of being able to hear me coming which is more than pedestrians get from these arrogant morons.
I would kick the side of your car and rip your wing mirror off if you ever decided to buzz me you ''PRAT''
[quote][p][bold]saynomore[/bold] wrote: On the road I show cyclists the same courtesy as they do when I am a pedestrian in other words skim past them at speed as close as I can,at least they have the advantage of being able to hear me coming which is more than pedestrians get from these arrogant morons.[/p][/quote]I would kick the side of your car and rip your wing mirror off if you ever decided to buzz me you ''PRAT'' Specialist

6:42pm Sat 28 Dec 13

Omni314 says...

saynomore wrote:
On the road I show cyclists the same courtesy as they do when I am a pedestrian in other words skim past them at speed as close as I can,at least they have the advantage of being able to hear me coming which is more than pedestrians get from these arrogant morons.
Because that makes you the better person?
[quote][p][bold]saynomore[/bold] wrote: On the road I show cyclists the same courtesy as they do when I am a pedestrian in other words skim past them at speed as close as I can,at least they have the advantage of being able to hear me coming which is more than pedestrians get from these arrogant morons.[/p][/quote]Because that makes you the better person? Omni314

6:46pm Sat 28 Dec 13

steve518 says...

saynomore wrote:
On the road I show cyclists the same courtesy as they do when I am a pedestrian in other words skim past them at speed as close as I can,at least they have the advantage of being able to hear me coming which is more than pedestrians get from these arrogant morons.
You really are a complete & utter t**t
[quote][p][bold]saynomore[/bold] wrote: On the road I show cyclists the same courtesy as they do when I am a pedestrian in other words skim past them at speed as close as I can,at least they have the advantage of being able to hear me coming which is more than pedestrians get from these arrogant morons.[/p][/quote]You really are a complete & utter t**t steve518

7:26pm Sat 28 Dec 13

The-Bleeding-Obvious says...

I suggest saynomore saysnomore, what you are saying is hate crime.
I suggest saynomore saysnomore, what you are saying is hate crime. The-Bleeding-Obvious

10:19pm Sat 28 Dec 13

TobyB1960 says...

I'm a horse rider, not a cyclist, and have lived all my life in the New Forest. Most of the people who complaining about cyclists are outsiders, who drive 4x4's for the image and see me and my horse as much as nucence as a cyclist. Most cyclists I meet are consideate which is more than I can say from many local motorists. This debate has been taken over by a few nimbys and we should be discussing is the slaughter of horses, ponies and livestock by a thoughtless few in their motor vehicles.
I'm a horse rider, not a cyclist, and have lived all my life in the New Forest. Most of the people who complaining about cyclists are outsiders, who drive 4x4's for the image and see me and my horse as much as nucence as a cyclist. Most cyclists I meet are consideate which is more than I can say from many local motorists. This debate has been taken over by a few nimbys and we should be discussing is the slaughter of horses, ponies and livestock by a thoughtless few in their motor vehicles. TobyB1960

10:26pm Sat 28 Dec 13

tim m says...

Strictly following the Highway Code, route maps and instructions to minimise impacts.

• Never riding more than two abreast, and strictly single file on narrow roads and tracks.

• Taking care when passing vehicles - especially larger ones with long trailers.

• Passing animals slowly and taking extra care near horses.

• Minimising noise, being polite to residents and not dropping litter.

Question 1:
Will non-cyclists have to behave this way too?

Question 2:
Will residents have to be polite to visitors, cyclists or otherwise?

Question 3:
Who enforces this, and what are the penalties for failure to conform?

Question 4:
If the police enforce it, why is it more important than catching the maniac speeders throughout the park?

Lots of questions. All this is is a way to look like they're doing something.
Strictly following the Highway Code, route maps and instructions to minimise impacts. • Never riding more than two abreast, and strictly single file on narrow roads and tracks. • Taking care when passing vehicles - especially larger ones with long trailers. • Passing animals slowly and taking extra care near horses. • Minimising noise, being polite to residents and not dropping litter. Question 1: Will non-cyclists have to behave this way too? Question 2: Will residents have to be polite to visitors, cyclists or otherwise? Question 3: Who enforces this, and what are the penalties for failure to conform? Question 4: If the police enforce it, why is it more important than catching the maniac speeders throughout the park? Lots of questions. All this is is a way to look like they're doing something. tim m

2:19am Sun 29 Dec 13

billd766 says...

Turtlebay wrote:
kalebmoledirt wrote:
It,s,a national park not a gated community .it's was created for the good and benefit of all not just a few
No it was not.

It was created as a political move just three years ago, many of us have lived here all our lives.
But it still does NOT belong to you or the people who live there. It belongs to teh state and ALL of people have the right to be there no matter what their mode of transport is.
[quote][p][bold]Turtlebay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: It,s,a national park not a gated community .it's was created for the good and benefit of all not just a few[/p][/quote]No it was not. It was created as a political move just three years ago, many of us have lived here all our lives.[/p][/quote]But it still does NOT belong to you or the people who live there. It belongs to teh state and ALL of people have the right to be there no matter what their mode of transport is. billd766

4:47am Sun 29 Dec 13

Peggy Babcock says...

saynomore wrote:
On the road I show cyclists the same courtesy as they do when I am a pedestrian in other words skim past them at speed as close as I can,at least they have the advantage of being able to hear me coming which is more than pedestrians get from these arrogant morons.
Your comment shows the complete imbecile that you are. I hope 2014 brings you no joy whatsoever.
[quote][p][bold]saynomore[/bold] wrote: On the road I show cyclists the same courtesy as they do when I am a pedestrian in other words skim past them at speed as close as I can,at least they have the advantage of being able to hear me coming which is more than pedestrians get from these arrogant morons.[/p][/quote]Your comment shows the complete imbecile that you are. I hope 2014 brings you no joy whatsoever. Peggy Babcock

10:23am Sun 29 Dec 13

skydriver says...

Specialist wrote:
saynomore wrote:
On the road I show cyclists the same courtesy as they do when I am a pedestrian in other words skim past them at speed as close as I can,at least they have the advantage of being able to hear me coming which is more than pedestrians get from these arrogant morons.
I would kick the side of your car and rip your wing mirror off if you ever decided to buzz me you ''PRAT''
Maybe, just maybe,Specialist should consider the article in the echo from a few weeks ago, regarding the cyclist who has been jailed for 6 months, for his stupidity. I can only hope for your sake, with comments such as yours
you don't go the same route..
[quote][p][bold]Specialist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saynomore[/bold] wrote: On the road I show cyclists the same courtesy as they do when I am a pedestrian in other words skim past them at speed as close as I can,at least they have the advantage of being able to hear me coming which is more than pedestrians get from these arrogant morons.[/p][/quote]I would kick the side of your car and rip your wing mirror off if you ever decided to buzz me you ''PRAT''[/p][/quote]Maybe, just maybe,Specialist should consider the article in the echo from a few weeks ago, regarding the cyclist who has been jailed for 6 months, for his stupidity. I can only hope for your sake, with comments such as yours you don't go the same route.. skydriver

10:50am Sun 29 Dec 13

leftpoole says...

elite50 wrote:
Why is it, that when an adult person climbs onto a bike and rides in a group, they revert to a mob of spoilt brats?
It must be a "pack" thing.
Having read the first five points of the agenda it is a wonder that the riding of bikes is allowed at all.
No wonder Mr. Barden did not have the courage to respond to any questions.
I am a CYCLIST. I do not ride in any pack. I belong only to CTC and ride alone. I am a driving instructor by profession too! I ride less than a metre from any kerb line. I slow to walking pace or less for animals. I am considerate to all pedestrians, stop at red lights etc. I am treated like scum by most drivers which obviously includes you? You are a disgrace.All people require care as all are fragile. Grow up!
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: Why is it, that when an adult person climbs onto a bike and rides in a group, they revert to a mob of spoilt brats? It must be a "pack" thing. Having read the first five points of the agenda it is a wonder that the riding of bikes is allowed at all. No wonder Mr. Barden did not have the courage to respond to any questions.[/p][/quote]I am a CYCLIST. I do not ride in any pack. I belong only to CTC and ride alone. I am a driving instructor by profession too! I ride less than a metre from any kerb line. I slow to walking pace or less for animals. I am considerate to all pedestrians, stop at red lights etc. I am treated like scum by most drivers which obviously includes you? You are a disgrace.All people require care as all are fragile. Grow up! leftpoole

1:54pm Sun 29 Dec 13

sprintervanman says...

I believe a few years ago a Cyclist was from Bournemouth was jailed for seeking revenge on motorists by creeping around at night slashing car tyres..Would be interested to know if the same amount of man power has been put in place to find the people who sabotaged these events and if they will receive the same kind of punishment.Lives were put at risk in both instances.
I believe a few years ago a Cyclist was from Bournemouth was jailed for seeking revenge on motorists by creeping around at night slashing car tyres..Would be interested to know if the same amount of man power has been put in place to find the people who sabotaged these events and if they will receive the same kind of punishment.Lives were put at risk in both instances. sprintervanman

4:06pm Sun 29 Dec 13

RNRDOCTOR says...

skydriver wrote...
Specialist wrote:
saynomore wrote:
On the road I show cyclists the same courtesy as they do when I am a pedestrian in other words skim past them at speed as close as I can,at least they have the advantage of being able to hear me coming which is more than pedestrians get from these arrogant morons.
I would kick the side of your car and rip your wing mirror off if you ever decided to buzz me you ''PRAT''

No, you would cry like a little girl, like every spoilt little cry-baby cyclist!
You have no right to be on the road, you cannot win in any confrontation on the road, you do not have the knowledge needed to use the roads, and you have not passed any tests or paid for any insurance.
skydriver wrote... Specialist wrote: saynomore wrote: On the road I show cyclists the same courtesy as they do when I am a pedestrian in other words skim past them at speed as close as I can,at least they have the advantage of being able to hear me coming which is more than pedestrians get from these arrogant morons. I would kick the side of your car and rip your wing mirror off if you ever decided to buzz me you ''PRAT'' No, you would cry like a little girl, like every spoilt little cry-baby cyclist! You have no right to be on the road, you cannot win in any confrontation on the road, you do not have the knowledge needed to use the roads, and you have not passed any tests or paid for any insurance. RNRDOCTOR

6:59pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Arthur Maureen says...

RNRDOCTOR wrote:
skydriver wrote...
Specialist wrote:
saynomore wrote:
On the road I show cyclists the same courtesy as they do when I am a pedestrian in other words skim past them at speed as close as I can,at least they have the advantage of being able to hear me coming which is more than pedestrians get from these arrogant morons.
I would kick the side of your car and rip your wing mirror off if you ever decided to buzz me you ''PRAT''

No, you would cry like a little girl, like every spoilt little cry-baby cyclist!
You have no right to be on the road, you cannot win in any confrontation on the road, you do not have the knowledge needed to use the roads, and you have not passed any tests or paid for any insurance.
What a coward, hiding behind your keyboard - muppet. I too will happily kick your car if you get too close to me.
[quote][p][bold]RNRDOCTOR[/bold] wrote: skydriver wrote... Specialist wrote: saynomore wrote: On the road I show cyclists the same courtesy as they do when I am a pedestrian in other words skim past them at speed as close as I can,at least they have the advantage of being able to hear me coming which is more than pedestrians get from these arrogant morons. I would kick the side of your car and rip your wing mirror off if you ever decided to buzz me you ''PRAT'' No, you would cry like a little girl, like every spoilt little cry-baby cyclist! You have no right to be on the road, you cannot win in any confrontation on the road, you do not have the knowledge needed to use the roads, and you have not passed any tests or paid for any insurance.[/p][/quote]What a coward, hiding behind your keyboard - muppet. I too will happily kick your car if you get too close to me. Arthur Maureen

7:00pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Arthur Maureen says...

Turtlebay wrote:
kalebmoledirt wrote:
It,s,a national park not a gated community .it's was created for the good and benefit of all not just a few
No it was not.

It was created as a political move just three years ago, many of us have lived here all our lives.
Evening Turtlehead, see your back on the anti cycling rant... may thousands of cyclists follow your every move
[quote][p][bold]Turtlebay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: It,s,a national park not a gated community .it's was created for the good and benefit of all not just a few[/p][/quote]No it was not. It was created as a political move just three years ago, many of us have lived here all our lives.[/p][/quote]Evening Turtlehead, see your back on the anti cycling rant... may thousands of cyclists follow your every move Arthur Maureen

7:04pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Arthur Maureen says...

elite50 wrote:
Why is it, that when an adult person climbs onto a bike and rides in a group, they revert to a mob of spoilt brats?
It must be a "pack" thing.
Having read the first five points of the agenda it is a wonder that the riding of bikes is allowed at all.
No wonder Mr. Barden did not have the courage to respond to any questions.
Mr Barden couldn't be bothered I would assume... what a pointless bit of anti cyclist rubbish that had been produced here. I for one have always as a cyclist / motorist shown others the respect due, but see little shown to cyclist when out in the forest, nor horse riders either. The morons (some I see on this post) will continue to be arrogant motorists and nothing will change that..
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: Why is it, that when an adult person climbs onto a bike and rides in a group, they revert to a mob of spoilt brats? It must be a "pack" thing. Having read the first five points of the agenda it is a wonder that the riding of bikes is allowed at all. No wonder Mr. Barden did not have the courage to respond to any questions.[/p][/quote]Mr Barden couldn't be bothered I would assume... what a pointless bit of anti cyclist rubbish that had been produced here. I for one have always as a cyclist / motorist shown others the respect due, but see little shown to cyclist when out in the forest, nor horse riders either. The morons (some I see on this post) will continue to be arrogant motorists and nothing will change that.. Arthur Maureen

7:05pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Arthur Maureen says...

TobyB1960 wrote:
I'm a horse rider, not a cyclist, and have lived all my life in the New Forest. Most of the people who complaining about cyclists are outsiders, who drive 4x4's for the image and see me and my horse as much as nucence as a cyclist. Most cyclists I meet are consideate which is more than I can say from many local motorists. This debate has been taken over by a few nimbys and we should be discussing is the slaughter of horses, ponies and livestock by a thoughtless few in their motor vehicles.
Totally agree with this post.
[quote][p][bold]TobyB1960[/bold] wrote: I'm a horse rider, not a cyclist, and have lived all my life in the New Forest. Most of the people who complaining about cyclists are outsiders, who drive 4x4's for the image and see me and my horse as much as nucence as a cyclist. Most cyclists I meet are consideate which is more than I can say from many local motorists. This debate has been taken over by a few nimbys and we should be discussing is the slaughter of horses, ponies and livestock by a thoughtless few in their motor vehicles.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with this post. Arthur Maureen

7:16pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Mr C Davis says...

From a cyclists point of view....
The new code is very much common sense and nothing more than most normal, considerate members of society would do anyway. In some respects it is a shame that someone has had to actually write all of this down to explain to people how they should behave.

I believe that the vast majority of cyclists in the new forest are considerate and mindful of others. It is however a shame that this doesn't explain to car drivers how to conduct themselves in the new forest around cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders, as they can be equally idiotic, irresponsible and anti social - as exhibited today by the moron who decided to pass the group of 6 I was riding in when there was a car coming the opposite direction and then decided to force his way into our line of riders, before proceeding to pull over to the left (almost causing us to run into him) and hurl abuse at us. Utterly dangerous and uncalled for anti social behaviour, just because we were riding together in a group, two abreast.

I think half the problem is that car drivers don't actually understand that the Highway Code recommends cyclists ride 2 abreast for safety reasons - ie to make sure cars overtake properly, as they would any other slow moving vehicle. If this were bought to drivers attention it may help with a lot of the road rage directed towards cyclists on the forest roads. The comments made by Elite 50 and saynomore just go to show that the attitude of some forest road users leaves a lot to be desired.
From a cyclists point of view.... The new code is very much common sense and nothing more than most normal, considerate members of society would do anyway. In some respects it is a shame that someone has had to actually write all of this down to explain to people how they should behave. I believe that the vast majority of cyclists in the new forest are considerate and mindful of others. It is however a shame that this doesn't explain to car drivers how to conduct themselves in the new forest around cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders, as they can be equally idiotic, irresponsible and anti social - as exhibited today by the moron who decided to pass the group of 6 I was riding in when there was a car coming the opposite direction and then decided to force his way into our line of riders, before proceeding to pull over to the left (almost causing us to run into him) and hurl abuse at us. Utterly dangerous and uncalled for anti social behaviour, just because we were riding together in a group, two abreast. I think half the problem is that car drivers don't actually understand that the Highway Code recommends cyclists ride 2 abreast for safety reasons - ie to make sure cars overtake properly, as they would any other slow moving vehicle. If this were bought to drivers attention it may help with a lot of the road rage directed towards cyclists on the forest roads. The comments made by Elite 50 and saynomore just go to show that the attitude of some forest road users leaves a lot to be desired. Mr C Davis

7:39pm Sun 29 Dec 13

GeorgeW64 says...

Just remember if you are a motorist a cyclist can catch you up at the next set of traffic lights that are red and give your car a good kicking and pull your wing mirror off, if he's in a real bad mood he might even drag you out of your car and give you a good kicking too, and one things for sure if he catches you up he's fitter than you.
Just remember if you are a motorist a cyclist can catch you up at the next set of traffic lights that are red and give your car a good kicking and pull your wing mirror off, if he's in a real bad mood he might even drag you out of your car and give you a good kicking too, and one things for sure if he catches you up he's fitter than you. GeorgeW64

7:58pm Sun 29 Dec 13

morgan1951 says...

Well said Mr C Davis. Good to see a constructive comment.
Well said Mr C Davis. Good to see a constructive comment. morgan1951

9:59am Mon 30 Dec 13

Dorset Logic says...

If you know of anyone else from baby boomer middle England, who is suffering from control syndrome and hyperbole please give them your patience and understanding.

Symptoms include,
Froth at the mouth and shaking with rage at the word cyclist.
Wishing death on others because a moments inconvenience.
Want the world to fit the way they want it to fit, with a deep intolerance of small issues.
Using hyperbole to make small issues seem bigger than they really are.
Holding a belief that cyclists ride around with Ben-Hur scimitars on their wheels maiming all wildlife.
Lacking in wisdom, patience, learning and empathy
Fixated with house prices and begonia growing.

Thank you for your understanding.
If you know of anyone else from baby boomer middle England, who is suffering from control syndrome and hyperbole please give them your patience and understanding. Symptoms include, Froth at the mouth and shaking with rage at the word cyclist. Wishing death on others because a moments inconvenience. Want the world to fit the way they want it to fit, with a deep intolerance of small issues. Using hyperbole to make small issues seem bigger than they really are. Holding a belief that cyclists ride around with Ben-Hur scimitars on their wheels maiming all wildlife. Lacking in wisdom, patience, learning and empathy Fixated with house prices and begonia growing. Thank you for your understanding. Dorset Logic

11:19am Mon 30 Dec 13

Reconciler says...

Look at the picture at the top of this article and you will see why the code of conduct is needed.

It appears there was an accident at this dry ford on 5th October. Sportive photo pictures show a vehicle pulled hard left onto the verge with brake lights on, and part of a bike on the right in the hedge. If the riders rode according to the highway code, keeping to their own half of the road this might well have been avoided.

Wiggle say they will disqualify/ban riders caught disobeying their own code of conduct. They accept the responsibility for enforcing their own rules. How many of the riders in the picture have been DQd and told they are not acceptable for future races?
Look at the picture at the top of this article and you will see why the code of conduct is needed. It appears there was an accident at this dry ford on 5th October. Sportive photo pictures show a vehicle pulled hard left onto the verge with brake lights on, and part of a bike on the right in the hedge. If the riders rode according to the highway code, keeping to their own half of the road this might well have been avoided. Wiggle say they will disqualify/ban riders caught disobeying their own code of conduct. They accept the responsibility for enforcing their own rules. How many of the riders in the picture have been DQd and told they are not acceptable for future races? Reconciler

1:19pm Mon 30 Dec 13

saynomore says...

Oh boy I ruffled a few feathers there >In fact I do not own a car this was an exercise to prove a point, I was putting views across as a pedestrian but all the cyclists postings on here prove my point that some cyclists are arrogant bully boys and have no regard for anyone,amusing to read that if I had a car it would be kicked in by Specialist and best of all I am to beaten up by GeorgeW64 ,so next time I am skimmed by a cyclist while out walking I will keep these threats in mind.It seems that some cyclists are anti pedestrian as well as anti car,a sad refection on life.
Oh boy I ruffled a few feathers there >In fact I do not own a car this was an exercise to prove a point, I was putting views across as a pedestrian but all the cyclists postings on here prove my point that some cyclists are arrogant bully boys and have no regard for anyone,amusing to read that if I had a car it would be kicked in by Specialist and best of all I am to beaten up by GeorgeW64 ,so next time I am skimmed by a cyclist while out walking I will keep these threats in mind.It seems that some cyclists are anti pedestrian as well as anti car,a sad refection on life. saynomore

8:52pm Mon 30 Dec 13

kalebmoledirt says...

saynomore wrote:
Oh boy I ruffled a few feathers there >In fact I do not own a car this was an exercise to prove a point, I was putting views across as a pedestrian but all the cyclists postings on here prove my point that some cyclists are arrogant bully boys and have no regard for anyone,amusing to read that if I had a car it would be kicked in by Specialist and best of all I am to beaten up by GeorgeW64 ,so next time I am skimmed by a cyclist while out walking I will keep these threats in mind.It seems that some cyclists are anti pedestrian as well as anti car,a sad refection on life.
Ye caused Hell of storm.just try being aware of what is happening around you it.s people like you that get hit on the head by a discarded fast jet and then complain that the pilot should have given more thought before bailing out.Think on man
[quote][p][bold]saynomore[/bold] wrote: Oh boy I ruffled a few feathers there >In fact I do not own a car this was an exercise to prove a point, I was putting views across as a pedestrian but all the cyclists postings on here prove my point that some cyclists are arrogant bully boys and have no regard for anyone,amusing to read that if I had a car it would be kicked in by Specialist and best of all I am to beaten up by GeorgeW64 ,so next time I am skimmed by a cyclist while out walking I will keep these threats in mind.It seems that some cyclists are anti pedestrian as well as anti car,a sad refection on life.[/p][/quote]Ye caused Hell of storm.just try being aware of what is happening around you it.s people like you that get hit on the head by a discarded fast jet and then complain that the pilot should have given more thought before bailing out.Think on man kalebmoledirt

8:54pm Mon 30 Dec 13

kalebmoledirt says...

Dorset Logic wrote:
If you know of anyone else from baby boomer middle England, who is suffering from control syndrome and hyperbole please give them your patience and understanding.

Symptoms include,
Froth at the mouth and shaking with rage at the word cyclist.
Wishing death on others because a moments inconvenience.
Want the world to fit the way they want it to fit, with a deep intolerance of small issues.
Using hyperbole to make small issues seem bigger than they really are.
Holding a belief that cyclists ride around with Ben-Hur scimitars on their wheels maiming all wildlife.
Lacking in wisdom, patience, learning and empathy
Fixated with house prices and begonia growing.

Thank you for your understanding.
Think I understood most of it .
[quote][p][bold]Dorset Logic[/bold] wrote: If you know of anyone else from baby boomer middle England, who is suffering from control syndrome and hyperbole please give them your patience and understanding. Symptoms include, Froth at the mouth and shaking with rage at the word cyclist. Wishing death on others because a moments inconvenience. Want the world to fit the way they want it to fit, with a deep intolerance of small issues. Using hyperbole to make small issues seem bigger than they really are. Holding a belief that cyclists ride around with Ben-Hur scimitars on their wheels maiming all wildlife. Lacking in wisdom, patience, learning and empathy Fixated with house prices and begonia growing. Thank you for your understanding.[/p][/quote]Think I understood most of it . kalebmoledirt

9:05pm Mon 30 Dec 13

kalebmoledirt says...

RNRDOCTOR wrote:
skydriver wrote...
Specialist wrote:
saynomore wrote:
On the road I show cyclists the same courtesy as they do when I am a pedestrian in other words skim past them at speed as close as I can,at least they have the advantage of being able to hear me coming which is more than pedestrians get from these arrogant morons.
I would kick the side of your car and rip your wing mirror off if you ever decided to buzz me you ''PRAT''

No, you would cry like a little girl, like every spoilt little cry-baby cyclist!
You have no right to be on the road, you cannot win in any confrontation on the road, you do not have the knowledge needed to use the roads, and you have not passed any tests or paid for any insurance.
You need to get a grown up up to take you to a phycolagist and get referred to anger management .I suspect your already on some sort of register
[quote][p][bold]RNRDOCTOR[/bold] wrote: skydriver wrote... Specialist wrote: saynomore wrote: On the road I show cyclists the same courtesy as they do when I am a pedestrian in other words skim past them at speed as close as I can,at least they have the advantage of being able to hear me coming which is more than pedestrians get from these arrogant morons. I would kick the side of your car and rip your wing mirror off if you ever decided to buzz me you ''PRAT'' No, you would cry like a little girl, like every spoilt little cry-baby cyclist! You have no right to be on the road, you cannot win in any confrontation on the road, you do not have the knowledge needed to use the roads, and you have not passed any tests or paid for any insurance.[/p][/quote]You need to get a grown up up to take you to a phycolagist and get referred to anger management .I suspect your already on some sort of register kalebmoledirt

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