Woman left covered in blood after hit-and-run cyclist knocks her down on pavement

SHOCK: Ann Woolston was badly injured after a cyclist ran her over on the pavement alongside Sterte Road in Poole

SHOCK: Ann Woolston was badly injured after a cyclist ran her over on the pavement alongside Sterte Road in Poole

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A HOSPITAL worker who was knocked down by a hit-and-run cyclist as she strolled along the pavement has described the impact as “like walking into a train at 100mph.”

Ann Woolston was taken to Poole Hospital, where she works as a ward clerk, so medics could tend to a gash on her forehead after the accident.

However, the mum-of-four, who was covered in blood following the collision, was more shocked that the cyclist failed to get her any help – instead he just apologised and rode off, leaving her to call paramedics.

The incident came just three days after Lewis Gill was jailed for four and a half years after he admitted killing Asperger’s sufferer Andrew Young with a single punch after Mr Young had exchanged words with a cyclist who had been riding on a pavement in Bournemouth.

Ann Woolston is now recovering at her Sterte Road home, in Poole, just yards from where she was struck.

Ann told the Daily Echo: “I’d been walking along the alleyway onto Sterte Road, turned left onto the pavement then...bang.

“It felt like walking into a train at 100mph.

“Within seconds the blood was pouring down my face and I just couldn’t see anything, “I was just fumbling around to get a tissue for my head because the blood was everywhere.”

The cyclist, a man in his twenties with dark curly hair, was left nursing a cut above his right eye, says Ann.

“He was saying ‘I’m sorry, I’m sorry’ but he didn’t offer to ring me an ambulance or anything, off he went.”

Ann, aged 54, was hit in her legs by the bicycle and knocked into railings. The cyclist remained seated throughout the collision – both head injuries were caused when the pair ‘head-butted’ one another on impact.

Ann said: “He was riding along the pavement very, very fast. It is a big problem along Sterte Road.

“I think they get on their bikes down by the train station and just carry on, not bothering to ride on the road.

“Very often cyclists come tearing up the path.

“An elderly person or child would not have stood a chance. I’m just angry I’m not at work right now.”

Dorset Police confirmed the incident took place in Sterte Road, around 3.15pm on Monday, February 24.

They have asked witnesses or anyone with information to contact them on 101.

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6:00am Fri 28 Feb 14

winton50 says...

on your marks... get set... rant...
on your marks... get set... rant... winton50
  • Score: 17

6:08am Fri 28 Feb 14

billy bumble says...

winton50 wrote:
on your marks... get set... rant...
lol yes

Here we go again - this should be good for 100+ posts
[quote][p][bold]winton50[/bold] wrote: on your marks... get set... rant...[/p][/quote]lol yes Here we go again - this should be good for 100+ posts billy bumble
  • Score: 1

6:27am Fri 28 Feb 14

retry69 says...

billy bumble wrote:
winton50 wrote:
on your marks... get set... rant...
lol yes

Here we go again - this should be good for 100+ posts
What about all us sensible drivers/cyclists refrain from any response to this and see what transpires,just a thought :)
[quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]winton50[/bold] wrote: on your marks... get set... rant...[/p][/quote]lol yes Here we go again - this should be good for 100+ posts[/p][/quote]What about all us sensible drivers/cyclists refrain from any response to this and see what transpires,just a thought :) retry69
  • Score: 31

6:31am Fri 28 Feb 14

cheeriedriteup says...

I wonder if she had a 6 hour wait at the hospital !!
I wonder if she had a 6 hour wait at the hospital !! cheeriedriteup
  • Score: -7

6:36am Fri 28 Feb 14

High Treason says...

When someone is killed the police may enforce the law. Meanwhile many cyclists use pavements as roads and as they are not insured you could be left out of pocket by thousands with time of work etc.
When someone is killed the police may enforce the law. Meanwhile many cyclists use pavements as roads and as they are not insured you could be left out of pocket by thousands with time of work etc. High Treason
  • Score: 39

6:45am Fri 28 Feb 14

Moro99 says...

How is this connected?
The incident came just three days after Lewis Gill was jailed for four and a half years after he admitted killing Asperger’s sufferer Andrew Young with a single punch after Mr Young had exchanged words with a cyclist who had been riding on a pavement in Bournemouth.
How is this connected? The incident came just three days after Lewis Gill was jailed for four and a half years after he admitted killing Asperger’s sufferer Andrew Young with a single punch after Mr Young had exchanged words with a cyclist who had been riding on a pavement in Bournemouth. Moro99
  • Score: 71

6:49am Fri 28 Feb 14

steve518 says...

Love the look on her face, do the echo show you to pull a" poor me " face ?
Love the look on her face, do the echo show you to pull a" poor me " face ? steve518
  • Score: -39

6:56am Fri 28 Feb 14

steve518 says...

Show you how to, missed a word
Show you how to, missed a word steve518
  • Score: -15

7:19am Fri 28 Feb 14

cheeriedriteup says...

steve518 wrote:
Love the look on her face, do the echo show you to pull a" poor me " face ?
This is the face of - I've just walked into a train at 100 mph - .
[quote][p][bold]steve518[/bold] wrote: Love the look on her face, do the echo show you to pull a" poor me " face ?[/p][/quote]This is the face of - I've just walked into a train at 100 mph - . cheeriedriteup
  • Score: -16

7:29am Fri 28 Feb 14

ranger_bob says...

What a great story. Has every possible cliche in it including my favourite of it could have been an elderly person or child.

I'm sure if the reporter had tried harder he could have involved dogs as well!
What a great story. Has every possible cliche in it including my favourite of it could have been an elderly person or child. I'm sure if the reporter had tried harder he could have involved dogs as well! ranger_bob
  • Score: 19

7:37am Fri 28 Feb 14

justme20092009 says...

id like to know how she knows wot it feels like to walk into a train at 100mph
id like to know how she knows wot it feels like to walk into a train at 100mph justme20092009
  • Score: 16

7:37am Fri 28 Feb 14

hamworthygirl says...

I agree its a bit OTT if your hit by a train I would think you wouldnt be telling the echo. However i can sympathise as I dodge bikes all the time, and yes i do know that there are any sensible cyclist but honestly should a pedestrian walking along a pavement have to dodge cyclist?
I agree its a bit OTT if your hit by a train I would think you wouldnt be telling the echo. However i can sympathise as I dodge bikes all the time, and yes i do know that there are any sensible cyclist but honestly should a pedestrian walking along a pavement have to dodge cyclist? hamworthygirl
  • Score: 50

7:53am Fri 28 Feb 14

Adrian XX says...

What I hate about Echo journalism is the incessant throwing in of totally irrelevant facts. She's a "mum of four" - so what?
What I hate about Echo journalism is the incessant throwing in of totally irrelevant facts. She's a "mum of four" - so what? Adrian XX
  • Score: 44

8:12am Fri 28 Feb 14

djd says...

Moro99 wrote:
How is this connected?
The incident came just three days after Lewis Gill was jailed for four and a half years after he admitted killing Asperger’s sufferer Andrew Young with a single punch after Mr Young had exchanged words with a cyclist who had been riding on a pavement in Bournemouth.
And....Andrew Young was punched by a pedestrian! not by a cyclist. Just like the Echo to include an important story to trivialise the rubbish they print.
The cyclist shouldn't have been on the pavement, as he was he should have been more careful, but this story is of an event that happens thousands of times a day in the area...a cyclist riding on the pavement.
I sympathise with the lady, it must have been a real shock to her, as for the cyclist, pity he wasn't man enough to stay and help her.
Just as well she want walking her dog as well, the Echo would have had a field day.
[quote][p][bold]Moro99[/bold] wrote: How is this connected? The incident came just three days after Lewis Gill was jailed for four and a half years after he admitted killing Asperger’s sufferer Andrew Young with a single punch after Mr Young had exchanged words with a cyclist who had been riding on a pavement in Bournemouth.[/p][/quote]And....Andrew Young was punched by a pedestrian! not by a cyclist. Just like the Echo to include an important story to trivialise the rubbish they print. The cyclist shouldn't have been on the pavement, as he was he should have been more careful, but this story is of an event that happens thousands of times a day in the area...a cyclist riding on the pavement. I sympathise with the lady, it must have been a real shock to her, as for the cyclist, pity he wasn't man enough to stay and help her. Just as well she want walking her dog as well, the Echo would have had a field day. djd
  • Score: 21

8:41am Fri 28 Feb 14

scrumpyjack says...

Moro99 wrote:
How is this connected?
The incident came just three days after Lewis Gill was jailed for four and a half years after he admitted killing Asperger’s sufferer Andrew Young with a single punch after Mr Young had exchanged words with a cyclist who had been riding on a pavement in Bournemouth.
I think I need to look up 'sensationalism'.

'hit-and-run cyclist'

'as she strolled along... '

'the impact was “like walking into a train at 100mph.”

'gash'

'was covered in blood' / ' the blood was everywhere'

'came just three days after Lewis Gill was jailed for four and a half years after he admitted killing'

' is now recovering at her Sterte Road home, in Poole, just yards from where she was struck. '


Very nasty incident and I am very sorry for her but dear god the way this has been written.....
[quote][p][bold]Moro99[/bold] wrote: How is this connected? The incident came just three days after Lewis Gill was jailed for four and a half years after he admitted killing Asperger’s sufferer Andrew Young with a single punch after Mr Young had exchanged words with a cyclist who had been riding on a pavement in Bournemouth.[/p][/quote]I think I need to look up 'sensationalism'. 'hit-and-run cyclist' 'as she strolled along... ' 'the impact was “like walking into a train at 100mph.” 'gash' 'was covered in blood' / ' the blood was everywhere' 'came just three days after Lewis Gill was jailed for four and a half years after he admitted killing' ' is now recovering at her Sterte Road home, in Poole, just yards from where she was struck. ' Very nasty incident and I am very sorry for her but dear god the way this has been written..... scrumpyjack
  • Score: 35

8:49am Fri 28 Feb 14

Franks Tank says...

Lewis Gill has a driving licence, does that mean Andrew Young was killed by a motorist?
Lewis Gill has a driving licence, does that mean Andrew Young was killed by a motorist? Franks Tank
  • Score: 26

8:56am Fri 28 Feb 14

Arthur Maureen says...

Another day, another piece of journalistic drivel from the 'award winning' Echo, pah!!

Jim Durkin, your wasted at the Echo, I see a future at the Advertiser at least

Points awarded for angry face lady, zero points for arms completely folded, no dogs, council mentioned or Gypsiies or upset arms folded children.
Another day, another piece of journalistic drivel from the 'award winning' Echo, pah!! Jim Durkin, your wasted at the Echo, I see a future at the Advertiser at least Points awarded for angry face lady, zero points for arms completely folded, no dogs, council mentioned or Gypsiies or upset arms folded children. Arthur Maureen
  • Score: 24

9:00am Fri 28 Feb 14

BarrHumbug says...

ranger_bob wrote:
What a great story. Has every possible cliche in it including my favourite of it could have been an elderly person or child.

I'm sure if the reporter had tried harder he could have involved dogs as well!
Don't forget the poor kittens and cute bunny rabbits!
[quote][p][bold]ranger_bob[/bold] wrote: What a great story. Has every possible cliche in it including my favourite of it could have been an elderly person or child. I'm sure if the reporter had tried harder he could have involved dogs as well![/p][/quote]Don't forget the poor kittens and cute bunny rabbits! BarrHumbug
  • Score: 6

9:09am Fri 28 Feb 14

live-and-let-live says...

1.he said sorry .
2.. what else should he do?
3. calling an ambulance for such a trivial injury is a waste of NHS resources. ambulances are for emergencies. this sorry tale gives the wrong message to everyone.
1.he said sorry . 2.. what else should he do? 3. calling an ambulance for such a trivial injury is a waste of NHS resources. ambulances are for emergencies. this sorry tale gives the wrong message to everyone. live-and-let-live
  • Score: -3

9:11am Fri 28 Feb 14

skydriver says...

The basic fact of this story shows yet another idiot riding without due care and attention to other pavement users. I hope he / she is caught and gets hefty fine. Although I doubt If they will come forward ..........
The basic fact of this story shows yet another idiot riding without due care and attention to other pavement users. I hope he / she is caught and gets hefty fine. Although I doubt If they will come forward .......... skydriver
  • Score: 45

9:15am Fri 28 Feb 14

cheeriedriteup says...

live-and-let-live wrote:
1.he said sorry .
2.. what else should he do?
3. calling an ambulance for such a trivial injury is a waste of NHS resources. ambulances are for emergencies. this sorry tale gives the wrong message to everyone.
I'm sure there will be a handful of elderly or frail people that take a tumble on the streets or in their own home today . Their injuries will be worse than this but they will gallantly get on with the rest of their day or week .
[quote][p][bold]live-and-let-live[/bold] wrote: 1.he said sorry . 2.. what else should he do? 3. calling an ambulance for such a trivial injury is a waste of NHS resources. ambulances are for emergencies. this sorry tale gives the wrong message to everyone.[/p][/quote]I'm sure there will be a handful of elderly or frail people that take a tumble on the streets or in their own home today . Their injuries will be worse than this but they will gallantly get on with the rest of their day or week . cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 5

9:17am Fri 28 Feb 14

Oldalbanian says...

The arms are NOT correctly folded in the photograph to signify victim status!
Just another attempt by the Echo to demonise cyclists/motorists.
The arms are NOT correctly folded in the photograph to signify victim status! Just another attempt by the Echo to demonise cyclists/motorists. Oldalbanian
  • Score: 1

9:29am Fri 28 Feb 14

LordLilliput says...

Why not run a story on 'Reader Satisfaction' Echo - not sure we've ever had one of them. Go on, I dare you..

Oh, and leave the comments section open..
Why not run a story on 'Reader Satisfaction' Echo - not sure we've ever had one of them. Go on, I dare you.. Oh, and leave the comments section open.. LordLilliput
  • Score: 12

9:30am Fri 28 Feb 14

MngsMnr says...

You MUST NOT cycle on a pavement.
Laws HA 1835 sect 72 & R(S)A 1984, sect 129
https://www.gov.uk/r
ules-for-cyclists-59
-to-82/overview-59-t
o-71

Although I see an article on 20 Jan 2014 -" Police should use their discretion over issuing fixed penalties for riding on the pavement, says cycling minister Robert Goodwill"

Dorset councils could make a fortune if they just enforced this law
You MUST NOT cycle on a pavement. Laws HA 1835 sect 72 & R(S)A 1984, sect 129 https://www.gov.uk/r ules-for-cyclists-59 -to-82/overview-59-t o-71 Although I see an article on 20 Jan 2014 -" Police should use their discretion over issuing fixed penalties for riding on the pavement, says cycling minister Robert Goodwill" Dorset councils could make a fortune if they just enforced this law MngsMnr
  • Score: 31

9:34am Fri 28 Feb 14

alanrr says...

let's try an experiment..........
.get this lady to walk towards a train doing 100mph then interview her afterwards to find out which was worse
let's try an experiment.......... .get this lady to walk towards a train doing 100mph then interview her afterwards to find out which was worse alanrr
  • Score: 4

9:41am Fri 28 Feb 14

mycousinvinmy says...

This is a friends mum have you lot got nothing better to do then take the **** i spose if it happened to any of you it would be ok then.
First of all the guy shouldnt havebeen on the pavement
Second he didnt stop

Maybe you should all get jobs like his poor mum and see what its like
This is a friends mum have you lot got nothing better to do then take the **** i spose if it happened to any of you it would be ok then. First of all the guy shouldnt havebeen on the pavement Second he didnt stop Maybe you should all get jobs like his poor mum and see what its like mycousinvinmy
  • Score: 15

9:44am Fri 28 Feb 14

live-and-let-live says...

just another thought. she came out of the alleyway and turned left into his path. did she look first? there could have been a mobility scooter coming along. an elderly person could have been knocked off the vehicle. would that make the same arm crossing story? how about if she had walked into a baby buggy and pushed the child into the road? just wondering.
just another thought. she came out of the alleyway and turned left into his path. did she look first? there could have been a mobility scooter coming along. an elderly person could have been knocked off the vehicle. would that make the same arm crossing story? how about if she had walked into a baby buggy and pushed the child into the road? just wondering. live-and-let-live
  • Score: -24

9:51am Fri 28 Feb 14

nickynoodah says...

alanrr wrote:
let's try an experiment..........

.get this lady to walk towards a train doing 100mph then interview her afterwards to find out which was worse
let's try an experiment..........
why don't you walk in front of a steamroller
you could be used for tarmac to repair the road, instant road repair
save the councils tarmacadam bill.
Dorset councils could make a fortune if they just enforced this law George
no more baths for you.
[quote][p][bold]alanrr[/bold] wrote: let's try an experiment.......... .get this lady to walk towards a train doing 100mph then interview her afterwards to find out which was worse[/p][/quote]let's try an experiment.......... why don't you walk in front of a steamroller you could be used for tarmac to repair the road, instant road repair save the councils tarmacadam bill. Dorset councils could make a fortune if they just enforced this law George no more baths for you. nickynoodah
  • Score: -20

9:56am Fri 28 Feb 14

madras says...

For goodness sake - the lady was knocked down. And the person failed to stop. And she suffered a nasty injury - now, how about some CCTV footage to help identify the culprit? Adults should NOT be cycling on the pavement. End of
For goodness sake - the lady was knocked down. And the person failed to stop. And she suffered a nasty injury - now, how about some CCTV footage to help identify the culprit? Adults should NOT be cycling on the pavement. End of madras
  • Score: 41

9:59am Fri 28 Feb 14

Afcbpete says...

Usual people making their usual pathetic comments!! Around Iford it's a wonder no one has been injured by those hurtling along on the pavements, especially a child simply walking out of their gate. If it affected some on here, say one of their family of friends, their reaction might be different!!
Usual people making their usual pathetic comments!! Around Iford it's a wonder no one has been injured by those hurtling along on the pavements, especially a child simply walking out of their gate. If it affected some on here, say one of their family of friends, their reaction might be different!! Afcbpete
  • Score: 19

9:59am Fri 28 Feb 14

chrisii1991 says...

Its illegal to cycle on pavements doesnt stop idiots doing it. ive come close to being hit by them on the pavements.
Its illegal to cycle on pavements doesnt stop idiots doing it. ive come close to being hit by them on the pavements. chrisii1991
  • Score: 18

10:03am Fri 28 Feb 14

jobsworthwatch says...

madras wrote:
For goodness sake - the lady was knocked down. And the person failed to stop. And she suffered a nasty injury - now, how about some CCTV footage to help identify the culprit? Adults should NOT be cycling on the pavement. End of
Not quite. An MP has said where a cyclist feels he is at excessive risk cycling on the road he should be allowed to cycle on the pavement, obviously in a responsible manner which clearly in this instance may not have been the case.
[quote][p][bold]madras[/bold] wrote: For goodness sake - the lady was knocked down. And the person failed to stop. And she suffered a nasty injury - now, how about some CCTV footage to help identify the culprit? Adults should NOT be cycling on the pavement. End of[/p][/quote]Not quite. An MP has said where a cyclist feels he is at excessive risk cycling on the road he should be allowed to cycle on the pavement, obviously in a responsible manner which clearly in this instance may not have been the case. jobsworthwatch
  • Score: 10

10:04am Fri 28 Feb 14

oldcrow says...

For crying out loud, yes, it may have been a bit over the top, but if she'd fallen to the pavement and hit her head she could have been killed. Would all these vaccuous smart **** have found that so funny.

Presumably if it happens to them, they'll thank the perpetrator for leaving them covered in blood.
For crying out loud, yes, it may have been a bit over the top, but if she'd fallen to the pavement and hit her head she could have been killed. Would all these vaccuous smart **** have found that so funny. Presumably if it happens to them, they'll thank the perpetrator for leaving them covered in blood. oldcrow
  • Score: 18

10:15am Fri 28 Feb 14

Melanie.Read12 says...

Adrian XX wrote:
What I hate about Echo journalism is the incessant throwing in of totally irrelevant facts. She's a "mum of four" - so what?
Yeah, but how much is her house worth? The Echo missed a trick there.
[quote][p][bold]Adrian XX[/bold] wrote: What I hate about Echo journalism is the incessant throwing in of totally irrelevant facts. She's a "mum of four" - so what?[/p][/quote]Yeah, but how much is her house worth? The Echo missed a trick there. Melanie.Read12
  • Score: 5

10:17am Fri 28 Feb 14

Emery says...

AS a cyclist I'm fed up with these people who can't ride bikes where they should be ridden ON THE ROAD. I have ridden all my life and yes there are hazards on the roads but if you ride properly and use maximum OBSERVATION, and that includes whats coming up behind you so a rear view mirror is essential, far more use than a helmet because if you avoid the accident you won't need a helmet.
The police have a lot to answer to for the situation we have now regarding us cyclists. For years they have ignored the blatant disregard for the rules of the road and have let generations think they can get away with breaking the law. So come on Dorset Police NO EXCUSES. Any road user breaking the law, deal with us NOW.
Hope the lady recovers well and hope she realizes that not all cyclists are like this scumbag.
AS a cyclist I'm fed up with these people who can't ride bikes where they should be ridden ON THE ROAD. I have ridden all my life and yes there are hazards on the roads but if you ride properly and use maximum OBSERVATION, and that includes whats coming up behind you so a rear view mirror is essential, far more use than a helmet because if you avoid the accident you won't need a helmet. The police have a lot to answer to for the situation we have now regarding us cyclists. For years they have ignored the blatant disregard for the rules of the road and have let generations think they can get away with breaking the law. So come on Dorset Police NO EXCUSES. Any road user breaking the law, deal with us NOW. Hope the lady recovers well and hope she realizes that not all cyclists are like this scumbag. Emery
  • Score: 43

10:29am Fri 28 Feb 14

new2it says...

Can't believe the nasty comments made by some people. The poor lady was injured by a cyclist as she was walking on the pavement. Not nice for anyone, and so many people seem to find it funny. Maybe they would feel differently if it happened to them. I despair of the uncaring society we seem to have become.
Can't believe the nasty comments made by some people. The poor lady was injured by a cyclist as she was walking on the pavement. Not nice for anyone, and so many people seem to find it funny. Maybe they would feel differently if it happened to them. I despair of the uncaring society we seem to have become. new2it
  • Score: 27

10:35am Fri 28 Feb 14

nickynoodah says...

Oh hang on If a cyclist ran into me on a pavement
I would NOT be the one sporting two black eyes and a 4 inch cut on my head plus any other injuries this hard working lady might have
I would be the one having a joy ride in a Paddy Wagon.
you better believe nickynoodah you know
Oh hang on If a cyclist ran into me on a pavement I would NOT be the one sporting two black eyes and a 4 inch cut on my head plus any other injuries this hard working lady might have I would be the one having a joy ride in a Paddy Wagon. you better believe nickynoodah you know nickynoodah
  • Score: -12

10:41am Fri 28 Feb 14

Callie72 says...

disgusting when this poor lady is walking along minding her own business she shouldn't have to be looking around for moron cyclists who don't know what a road is for, one day a cyclist will come a cropper when someone turns around and belts them one might learn a valuable lesson then get on the road.
disgusting when this poor lady is walking along minding her own business she shouldn't have to be looking around for moron cyclists who don't know what a road is for, one day a cyclist will come a cropper when someone turns around and belts them one might learn a valuable lesson then get on the road. Callie72
  • Score: 13

10:44am Fri 28 Feb 14

Franks Tank says...

nickynoodah wrote:
Oh hang on If a cyclist ran into me on a pavement
I would NOT be the one sporting two black eyes and a 4 inch cut on my head plus any other injuries this hard working lady might have
I would be the one having a joy ride in a Paddy Wagon.
you better believe nickynoodah you know
Calm down George, calm down...
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Oh hang on If a cyclist ran into me on a pavement I would NOT be the one sporting two black eyes and a 4 inch cut on my head plus any other injuries this hard working lady might have I would be the one having a joy ride in a Paddy Wagon. you better believe nickynoodah you know[/p][/quote]Calm down George, calm down... Franks Tank
  • Score: 11

10:53am Fri 28 Feb 14

throatwarbler says...

jobsworthwatch wrote:
madras wrote:
For goodness sake - the lady was knocked down. And the person failed to stop. And she suffered a nasty injury - now, how about some CCTV footage to help identify the culprit? Adults should NOT be cycling on the pavement. End of
Not quite. An MP has said where a cyclist feels he is at excessive risk cycling on the road he should be allowed to cycle on the pavement, obviously in a responsible manner which clearly in this instance may not have been the case.
no, that is the opinion of an MP. It's not shared by the law. There's no excuse, ever. If you have to take your bike on the pavement at any time you need to get off and push.

It really couldn't be more simple, although apologists like Mr "live and let live" and his ladybird book of liberalism are, typically, unable to grasp such concepts.
[quote][p][bold]jobsworthwatch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]madras[/bold] wrote: For goodness sake - the lady was knocked down. And the person failed to stop. And she suffered a nasty injury - now, how about some CCTV footage to help identify the culprit? Adults should NOT be cycling on the pavement. End of[/p][/quote]Not quite. An MP has said where a cyclist feels he is at excessive risk cycling on the road he should be allowed to cycle on the pavement, obviously in a responsible manner which clearly in this instance may not have been the case.[/p][/quote]no, that is the opinion of an MP. It's not shared by the law. There's no excuse, ever. If you have to take your bike on the pavement at any time you need to get off and push. It really couldn't be more simple, although apologists like Mr "live and let live" and his ladybird book of liberalism are, typically, unable to grasp such concepts. throatwarbler
  • Score: 15

10:56am Fri 28 Feb 14

kangaroo_joey says...

And this my friends is why so many people dispise cyclists, if it had been a car hit and run then I think there would be uproar but as it a cyclist its ok.
And this my friends is why so many people dispise cyclists, if it had been a car hit and run then I think there would be uproar but as it a cyclist its ok. kangaroo_joey
  • Score: 1

11:11am Fri 28 Feb 14

Franks Tank says...

kangaroo_joey wrote:
And this my friends is why so many people dispise cyclists, if it had been a car hit and run then I think there would be uproar but as it a cyclist its ok.
In yesterday news "Elderly pedestrian killed in collision on Herbert Avenue named".
The uproar currently amounts to just 2 comments.
[quote][p][bold]kangaroo_joey[/bold] wrote: And this my friends is why so many people dispise cyclists, if it had been a car hit and run then I think there would be uproar but as it a cyclist its ok.[/p][/quote]In yesterday news "Elderly pedestrian killed in collision on Herbert Avenue named". The uproar currently amounts to just 2 comments. Franks Tank
  • Score: 24

11:16am Fri 28 Feb 14

alanrr says...

nickynoodah wrote:
alanrr wrote:
let's try an experiment..........


.get this lady to walk towards a train doing 100mph then interview her afterwards to find out which was worse
let's try an experiment..........

why don't you walk in front of a steamroller
you could be used for tarmac to repair the road, instant road repair
save the councils tarmacadam bill.
Dorset councils could make a fortune if they just enforced this law George
no more baths for you.
ok my turn........let's try an experiment and take your nose from where it is not wanted to somerset where it can be used to vacuum up all the excess water.....over to you to top that lol
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alanrr[/bold] wrote: let's try an experiment.......... .get this lady to walk towards a train doing 100mph then interview her afterwards to find out which was worse[/p][/quote]let's try an experiment.......... why don't you walk in front of a steamroller you could be used for tarmac to repair the road, instant road repair save the councils tarmacadam bill. Dorset councils could make a fortune if they just enforced this law George no more baths for you.[/p][/quote]ok my turn........let's try an experiment and take your nose from where it is not wanted to somerset where it can be used to vacuum up all the excess water.....over to you to top that lol alanrr
  • Score: -6

11:35am Fri 28 Feb 14

jobsworthwatch says...

throatwarbler wrote:
jobsworthwatch wrote:
madras wrote:
For goodness sake - the lady was knocked down. And the person failed to stop. And she suffered a nasty injury - now, how about some CCTV footage to help identify the culprit? Adults should NOT be cycling on the pavement. End of
Not quite. An MP has said where a cyclist feels he is at excessive risk cycling on the road he should be allowed to cycle on the pavement, obviously in a responsible manner which clearly in this instance may not have been the case.
no, that is the opinion of an MP. It's not shared by the law. There's no excuse, ever. If you have to take your bike on the pavement at any time you need to get off and push.

It really couldn't be more simple, although apologists like Mr "live and let live" and his ladybird book of liberalism are, typically, unable to grasp such concepts.
http://www.telegraph
.co.uk/news/uknews/r
oad-and-rail-transpo
rt/10577958/Let-cycl
ists-go-on-pavements
-if-roads-are-danger
ous-minister-tells-p
olice.html

Read it, It's not law but it could easily confuse a situation and could be sited by a cyclist to justify cycling on a pavement.
[quote][p][bold]throatwarbler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jobsworthwatch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]madras[/bold] wrote: For goodness sake - the lady was knocked down. And the person failed to stop. And she suffered a nasty injury - now, how about some CCTV footage to help identify the culprit? Adults should NOT be cycling on the pavement. End of[/p][/quote]Not quite. An MP has said where a cyclist feels he is at excessive risk cycling on the road he should be allowed to cycle on the pavement, obviously in a responsible manner which clearly in this instance may not have been the case.[/p][/quote]no, that is the opinion of an MP. It's not shared by the law. There's no excuse, ever. If you have to take your bike on the pavement at any time you need to get off and push. It really couldn't be more simple, although apologists like Mr "live and let live" and his ladybird book of liberalism are, typically, unable to grasp such concepts.[/p][/quote]http://www.telegraph .co.uk/news/uknews/r oad-and-rail-transpo rt/10577958/Let-cycl ists-go-on-pavements -if-roads-are-danger ous-minister-tells-p olice.html Read it, It's not law but it could easily confuse a situation and could be sited by a cyclist to justify cycling on a pavement. jobsworthwatch
  • Score: 3

11:36am Fri 28 Feb 14

poolebabe says...

throatwarbler wrote:
jobsworthwatch wrote:
madras wrote:
For goodness sake - the lady was knocked down. And the person failed to stop. And she suffered a nasty injury - now, how about some CCTV footage to help identify the culprit? Adults should NOT be cycling on the pavement. End of
Not quite. An MP has said where a cyclist feels he is at excessive risk cycling on the road he should be allowed to cycle on the pavement, obviously in a responsible manner which clearly in this instance may not have been the case.
no, that is the opinion of an MP. It's not shared by the law. There's no excuse, ever. If you have to take your bike on the pavement at any time you need to get off and push.

It really couldn't be more simple, although apologists like Mr "live and let live" and his ladybird book of liberalism are, typically, unable to grasp such concepts.
The confusion starts with cycle lanes being put on pavements as there are in places in Poole.
[quote][p][bold]throatwarbler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jobsworthwatch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]madras[/bold] wrote: For goodness sake - the lady was knocked down. And the person failed to stop. And she suffered a nasty injury - now, how about some CCTV footage to help identify the culprit? Adults should NOT be cycling on the pavement. End of[/p][/quote]Not quite. An MP has said where a cyclist feels he is at excessive risk cycling on the road he should be allowed to cycle on the pavement, obviously in a responsible manner which clearly in this instance may not have been the case.[/p][/quote]no, that is the opinion of an MP. It's not shared by the law. There's no excuse, ever. If you have to take your bike on the pavement at any time you need to get off and push. It really couldn't be more simple, although apologists like Mr "live and let live" and his ladybird book of liberalism are, typically, unable to grasp such concepts.[/p][/quote]The confusion starts with cycle lanes being put on pavements as there are in places in Poole. poolebabe
  • Score: 11

11:44am Fri 28 Feb 14

austin_j_powers says...

Now I may be wrong, but I don't think this woman has ever experienced being "hit by a train at 100mph."
Now I may be wrong, but I don't think this woman has ever experienced being "hit by a train at 100mph." austin_j_powers
  • Score: 10

11:51am Fri 28 Feb 14

ranger_bob says...

How is this a hit & run? He must have stopped for this lady to be able to say "instead he just apologised and rode off".

To have been able to ride off he must have stopped.
How is this a hit & run? He must have stopped for this lady to be able to say "instead he just apologised and rode off". To have been able to ride off he must have stopped. ranger_bob
  • Score: 11

11:56am Fri 28 Feb 14

Oldalbanian says...

The moral of this story is don't go whinging to the Echo unless you are certain of universal public sympathy. (I am assuming either she or someone known to her brought this matter to the attention of the Echo - it really is a non story)
The moral of this story is don't go whinging to the Echo unless you are certain of universal public sympathy. (I am assuming either she or someone known to her brought this matter to the attention of the Echo - it really is a non story) Oldalbanian
  • Score: 2

12:15pm Fri 28 Feb 14

stevobath says...

nickynoodah wrote:
Oh hang on If a cyclist ran into me on a pavement
I would NOT be the one sporting two black eyes and a 4 inch cut on my head plus any other injuries this hard working lady might have
I would be the one having a joy ride in a Paddy Wagon.
you better believe nickynoodah you know
Would you hit them with your' school bag?

Idiot Savant.

When will Mum & Dad stop turning off the parental controls on the PC?
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Oh hang on If a cyclist ran into me on a pavement I would NOT be the one sporting two black eyes and a 4 inch cut on my head plus any other injuries this hard working lady might have I would be the one having a joy ride in a Paddy Wagon. you better believe nickynoodah you know[/p][/quote]Would you hit them with your' school bag? Idiot Savant. When will Mum & Dad stop turning off the parental controls on the PC? stevobath
  • Score: 4

12:21pm Fri 28 Feb 14

60plus says...

What a load of sarcastic comments ,the lady was injured hope it never happens to them or their family,they would soon change their tune.
What a load of sarcastic comments ,the lady was injured hope it never happens to them or their family,they would soon change their tune. 60plus
  • Score: 7

12:23pm Fri 28 Feb 14

stevobath says...

Sorry for the lady & the cyclist is bang out of order. I do however think the description of ' LikeWalking into a train at 100MPH..' is a bit of a daft statement.
'Nutting a brick wall' maybe:walking into a train. Definitely not.

Speedy recovery & hope pathetic coward cyclist get's nicked. Maybe even an injury claim would be reasonable? I certainly would.
Sorry for the lady & the cyclist is bang out of order. I do however think the description of ' LikeWalking into a train at 100MPH..' is a bit of a daft statement. 'Nutting a brick wall' maybe:walking into a train. Definitely not. Speedy recovery & hope pathetic coward cyclist get's nicked. Maybe even an injury claim would be reasonable? I certainly would. stevobath
  • Score: 12

12:46pm Fri 28 Feb 14

dribydal says...

If she know what it felt like to be hit by a train at 100 mph she wouldn't be sat there telling the tale to the Echo.
If she know what it felt like to be hit by a train at 100 mph she wouldn't be sat there telling the tale to the Echo. dribydal
  • Score: 0

12:51pm Fri 28 Feb 14

kingstonpaul says...

Apart from Emery's contribution, this discussion is mercifully free of the usual tribal drivel between motorists and cyclists. OK the cyclist inthis story is a tw*t - and I'm sure he is no longer riding on pavements around town.
Agree with all the other comments about the senasational tone and hyperbole in the article. It just demeans the readership.
Apart from Emery's contribution, this discussion is mercifully free of the usual tribal drivel between motorists and cyclists. OK the cyclist inthis story is a tw*t - and I'm sure he is no longer riding on pavements around town. Agree with all the other comments about the senasational tone and hyperbole in the article. It just demeans the readership. kingstonpaul
  • Score: 8

1:00pm Fri 28 Feb 14

winton50 says...

Come on people only 53 comments?

Where's the 'I bet he's an illegal immigrant' crew when you need them?
Come on people only 53 comments? Where's the 'I bet he's an illegal immigrant' crew when you need them? winton50
  • Score: 7

1:01pm Fri 28 Feb 14

live-and-let-live says...

60plus wrote:
What a load of sarcastic comments ,the lady was injured hope it never happens to them or their family,they would soon change their tune.
i also hope that no one ever suffers the loss of a close member of their family while that person was cycling on our roads. i would rather see someone slightly injured by a cyclist on the pavement than see a cyclist mangled to death on the road.
[quote][p][bold]60plus[/bold] wrote: What a load of sarcastic comments ,the lady was injured hope it never happens to them or their family,they would soon change their tune.[/p][/quote]i also hope that no one ever suffers the loss of a close member of their family while that person was cycling on our roads. i would rather see someone slightly injured by a cyclist on the pavement than see a cyclist mangled to death on the road. live-and-let-live
  • Score: 2

1:02pm Fri 28 Feb 14

ellandrhia says...

I have been hit by a speeding bicycle as I was coming out of a friends house and had my 10 month old baby in my arms. The impact sent my baby flying and I was knocked to the floor. The fact that my son was well wrapped up saved him from worse injuries and I was badly grazed. The shock and pain of that night is something I will never forget. Being hit by a bike going at speed is traumatic and can cause devastating injuries.
I have been hit by a speeding bicycle as I was coming out of a friends house and had my 10 month old baby in my arms. The impact sent my baby flying and I was knocked to the floor. The fact that my son was well wrapped up saved him from worse injuries and I was badly grazed. The shock and pain of that night is something I will never forget. Being hit by a bike going at speed is traumatic and can cause devastating injuries. ellandrhia
  • Score: 17

1:19pm Fri 28 Feb 14

nickynoodah says...

stevobath wrote:
nickynoodah wrote:
Oh hang on If a cyclist ran into me on a pavement
I would NOT be the one sporting two black eyes and a 4 inch cut on my head plus any other injuries this hard working lady might have
I would be the one having a joy ride in a Paddy Wagon.
you better believe nickynoodah you know
Would you hit them with your' school bag?

Idiot Savant.

When will Mum & Dad stop turning off the parental controls on the PC?
Did you smoke a spliff together with your mother George
oh hang on
sounds like you did you know.
go back to your controlled bedsit
[quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Oh hang on If a cyclist ran into me on a pavement I would NOT be the one sporting two black eyes and a 4 inch cut on my head plus any other injuries this hard working lady might have I would be the one having a joy ride in a Paddy Wagon. you better believe nickynoodah you know[/p][/quote]Would you hit them with your' school bag? Idiot Savant. When will Mum & Dad stop turning off the parental controls on the PC?[/p][/quote]Did you smoke a spliff together with your mother George oh hang on sounds like you did you know. go back to your controlled bedsit nickynoodah
  • Score: -13

1:24pm Fri 28 Feb 14

alyce says...

What about the cyclist that was killed going down the steep hill to Boscombe Pier ON THE ROAD when a Pedestrian stepped out in front of him. Not a word of sympathy for him and the careless thoughtless pedestrian got off scot free. There is a cycle path along Baiter park by the sea, yet it is constantly obstructed by walkers who have the cheek to yell abuse at cyclists using their own Cycle Lane. Do something about POOLE COUNCIL before we have another accident!
What about the cyclist that was killed going down the steep hill to Boscombe Pier ON THE ROAD when a Pedestrian stepped out in front of him. Not a word of sympathy for him and the careless thoughtless pedestrian got off scot free. There is a cycle path along Baiter park by the sea, yet it is constantly obstructed by walkers who have the cheek to yell abuse at cyclists using their own Cycle Lane. Do something about POOLE COUNCIL before we have another accident! alyce
  • Score: 14

1:33pm Fri 28 Feb 14

InkZ says...

Pedestrians need their own lanes, they are a total menace.
Pedestrians need their own lanes, they are a total menace. InkZ
  • Score: -1

1:34pm Fri 28 Feb 14

sfby says...

Adrian XX wrote:
What I hate about Echo journalism is the incessant throwing in of totally irrelevant facts. She's a "mum of four" - so what?
Poor reporting - didn't even tell us how much her house is worth...
[quote][p][bold]Adrian XX[/bold] wrote: What I hate about Echo journalism is the incessant throwing in of totally irrelevant facts. She's a "mum of four" - so what?[/p][/quote]Poor reporting - didn't even tell us how much her house is worth... sfby
  • Score: 2

1:52pm Fri 28 Feb 14

FNS-man says...

The tone of this article is hilariously hysterical. I can't see mentions of blood streaming everywhere in these recent articles where pedestrians have sustained actual injuries or been killed. Why is it when people are killed and seriously injured by a car then no-one bats an eyelid, but when a cyclist runs into someone causing a small cut then it receives the shock-horror treatment? It's also far from clear that the cyclist did anything wrong to cause the crash. The government official in charge has recently stated that cyclists can cycle responsibly on the pavement. Given that the guy didn't even fall off his bike he really can't have been going that fast. In articles where a car runs someone down it would have been described as a "collision" so as not to apportion blame. Not really consistent treatment here.

I'm sure the lady is shaken up, but if she had come a cropper against a car (or indeed a speeding train) then she probably wouldn't be able to give an interview, and no-one would have been interested anyway. A bit of perspective required.

http://www.bournemou
thecho.co.uk/archive
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http://www.bournemou
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The tone of this article is hilariously hysterical. I can't see mentions of blood streaming everywhere in these recent articles where pedestrians have sustained actual injuries or been killed. Why is it when people are killed and seriously injured by a car then no-one bats an eyelid, but when a cyclist runs into someone causing a small cut then it receives the shock-horror treatment? It's also far from clear that the cyclist did anything wrong to cause the crash. The government official in charge has recently stated that cyclists can cycle responsibly on the pavement. Given that the guy didn't even fall off his bike he really can't have been going that fast. In articles where a car runs someone down it would have been described as a "collision" so as not to apportion blame. Not really consistent treatment here. I'm sure the lady is shaken up, but if she had come a cropper against a car (or indeed a speeding train) then she probably wouldn't be able to give an interview, and no-one would have been interested anyway. A bit of perspective required. http://www.bournemou thecho.co.uk/archive /2014/02/20/11023688 .Elderly_woman_dies_ after_crash/ http://www.bournemou thecho.co.uk/news/11 011704.Pedestrian_in jured_in_collision_w ith_car_in_Wallisdow n/ http://www.bournemou thecho.co.uk/news/10 999005.Elderly_woman _seriously_injured_a fter_car_mounts_pave ment_in_Swanage_town _centre/ http://www.bournemou thecho.co.uk/news/10 995278.UPDATE__Pensi oner_in__critical_co ndition__after_colli sion_outside_Aldi_in _Boscombe/ FNS-man
  • Score: 14

2:08pm Fri 28 Feb 14

nickynoodah says...

alanrr wrote:
nickynoodah wrote:
alanrr wrote:
let's try an experiment..........



.get this lady to walk towards a train doing 100mph then interview her afterwards to find out which was worse
let's try an experiment..........


why don't you walk in front of a steamroller
you could be used for tarmac to repair the road, instant road repair
save the councils tarmacadam bill.
Dorset councils could make a fortune if they just enforced this law George
no more baths for you.
ok my turn........let's try an experiment and take your nose from where it is not wanted to somerset where it can be used to vacuum up all the excess water.....over to you to top that lol
Oh hang on .....what's your pain threshold score sweetheart.
[quote][p][bold]alanrr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alanrr[/bold] wrote: let's try an experiment.......... .get this lady to walk towards a train doing 100mph then interview her afterwards to find out which was worse[/p][/quote]let's try an experiment.......... why don't you walk in front of a steamroller you could be used for tarmac to repair the road, instant road repair save the councils tarmacadam bill. Dorset councils could make a fortune if they just enforced this law George no more baths for you.[/p][/quote]ok my turn........let's try an experiment and take your nose from where it is not wanted to somerset where it can be used to vacuum up all the excess water.....over to you to top that lol[/p][/quote]Oh hang on .....what's your pain threshold score sweetheart. nickynoodah
  • Score: -14

2:33pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Bloomin heck says...

It really is time that the Police clamped down on pavement cyclists. They are fast becoming a menace to pedestrians. The act as though they have a right to be on the pavement and that pedestrians should move out of their way to allow them space to pass. There is actually a large fine in place for cyclists caught riding on the pavement but it never seems to be implemented.

The excuses given are that cyclists do not feel safe on the road. Surely if that is the case they should not be on a bicycle in the first place.

How many more people will be hurt before something is done?
It really is time that the Police clamped down on pavement cyclists. They are fast becoming a menace to pedestrians. The act as though they have a right to be on the pavement and that pedestrians should move out of their way to allow them space to pass. There is actually a large fine in place for cyclists caught riding on the pavement but it never seems to be implemented. The excuses given are that cyclists do not feel safe on the road. Surely if that is the case they should not be on a bicycle in the first place. How many more people will be hurt before something is done? Bloomin heck
  • Score: -1

2:45pm Fri 28 Feb 14

foggy1965 says...

I was hit by a "lycra terrorist" opps sorry cyclist....... on Bournemouth seafront a few years ago..... I think years of playing ice hockey, and rugby put me in the postion of only getting 6 stitches to my arm, the lycra terrorist had a broken collar bone, and some unexplained bruising to his face. the police took his details and carted him off to hospital, me I made my own way there...... so where was the bloody paper to take my photo with my arms crossed?
bike should use the roads or cycle paths not bloody footpaths...... hope she recovers from the poor advice given by the paper on how to cross her arms..
I was hit by a "lycra terrorist" opps sorry cyclist....... on Bournemouth seafront a few years ago..... I think years of playing ice hockey, and rugby put me in the postion of only getting 6 stitches to my arm, the lycra terrorist had a broken collar bone, and some unexplained bruising to his face. the police took his details and carted him off to hospital, me I made my own way there...... so where was the bloody paper to take my photo with my arms crossed? bike should use the roads or cycle paths not bloody footpaths...... hope she recovers from the poor advice given by the paper on how to cross her arms.. foggy1965
  • Score: -10

2:47pm Fri 28 Feb 14

ScaffoldPlank says...

Bloomin heck wrote:
It really is time that the Police clamped down on pavement cyclists. They are fast becoming a menace to pedestrians. The act as though they have a right to be on the pavement and that pedestrians should move out of their way to allow them space to pass. There is actually a large fine in place for cyclists caught riding on the pavement but it never seems to be implemented.

The excuses given are that cyclists do not feel safe on the road. Surely if that is the case they should not be on a bicycle in the first place.

How many more people will be hurt before something is done?
It's really not an issue. The amount of people seriously injured by cyclists on the pavement in the last decade is dwarfed by the number of pedestrians killed and seriously injured by cars in the last month. Please, get your priorities right.
[quote][p][bold]Bloomin heck[/bold] wrote: It really is time that the Police clamped down on pavement cyclists. They are fast becoming a menace to pedestrians. The act as though they have a right to be on the pavement and that pedestrians should move out of their way to allow them space to pass. There is actually a large fine in place for cyclists caught riding on the pavement but it never seems to be implemented. The excuses given are that cyclists do not feel safe on the road. Surely if that is the case they should not be on a bicycle in the first place. How many more people will be hurt before something is done?[/p][/quote]It's really not an issue. The amount of people seriously injured by cyclists on the pavement in the last decade is dwarfed by the number of pedestrians killed and seriously injured by cars in the last month. Please, get your priorities right. ScaffoldPlank
  • Score: 9

2:47pm Fri 28 Feb 14

pauls55 says...

live-and-let-live wrote:
1.he said sorry . 2.. what else should he do? 3. calling an ambulance for such a trivial injury is a waste of NHS resources. ambulances are for emergencies. this sorry tale gives the wrong message to everyone.
What should he have done?, He should have behaved like a decent member of the human race instead of cowardly cycling away. If my son had acted like cyclist that I would disown him. I simply can't believe all the callous,self-centred comments here. Shame on you all.
[quote][p][bold]live-and-let-live[/bold] wrote: 1.he said sorry . 2.. what else should he do? 3. calling an ambulance for such a trivial injury is a waste of NHS resources. ambulances are for emergencies. this sorry tale gives the wrong message to everyone.[/p][/quote]What should he have done?, He should have behaved like a decent member of the human race instead of cowardly cycling away. If my son had acted like cyclist that I would disown him. I simply can't believe all the callous,self-centred comments here. Shame on you all. pauls55
  • Score: 5

3:12pm Fri 28 Feb 14

hadvar says...

Sorry that Ann has had this experience, and chappy should certainly not have been riding his bike on the pavement. But.....c'mon the way this story is written....it will appear in the dictonary againt the entry 'Hyperbole : noun'
Sorry that Ann has had this experience, and chappy should certainly not have been riding his bike on the pavement. But.....c'mon the way this story is written....it will appear in the dictonary againt the entry 'Hyperbole : noun' hadvar
  • Score: 8

3:17pm Fri 28 Feb 14

nickynoodah says...

Oh hang on our local vicar rides his 'sit up and beg' bike like a bat out of hell on the pavement,
you see all the pedestrians running for their lives up peoples drives and jumping over garden walls to get out of his way when they see him coming.
Oh hang on our local vicar rides his 'sit up and beg' bike like a bat out of hell on the pavement, you see all the pedestrians running for their lives up peoples drives and jumping over garden walls to get out of his way when they see him coming. nickynoodah
  • Score: -9

4:14pm Fri 28 Feb 14

twynhamob says...

ScaffoldPlank wrote:
Bloomin heck wrote:
It really is time that the Police clamped down on pavement cyclists. They are fast becoming a menace to pedestrians. The act as though they have a right to be on the pavement and that pedestrians should move out of their way to allow them space to pass. There is actually a large fine in place for cyclists caught riding on the pavement but it never seems to be implemented.

The excuses given are that cyclists do not feel safe on the road. Surely if that is the case they should not be on a bicycle in the first place.

How many more people will be hurt before something is done?
It's really not an issue. The amount of people seriously injured by cyclists on the pavement in the last decade is dwarfed by the number of pedestrians killed and seriously injured by cars in the last month. Please, get your priorities right.
Yes, but how many of those cars are on the pavement? Cyclists ride where they want, Peds walk where they want, don't bother to look left,right left again cross the road using the mobile and look astonished when they get hit/nearly hit, Oh and peds/cyclists insist on wearing black at night!!! especially on unlit/poorly lit streets. Priority should be to look not just assume that 'I' have the right of way.
[quote][p][bold]ScaffoldPlank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bloomin heck[/bold] wrote: It really is time that the Police clamped down on pavement cyclists. They are fast becoming a menace to pedestrians. The act as though they have a right to be on the pavement and that pedestrians should move out of their way to allow them space to pass. There is actually a large fine in place for cyclists caught riding on the pavement but it never seems to be implemented. The excuses given are that cyclists do not feel safe on the road. Surely if that is the case they should not be on a bicycle in the first place. How many more people will be hurt before something is done?[/p][/quote]It's really not an issue. The amount of people seriously injured by cyclists on the pavement in the last decade is dwarfed by the number of pedestrians killed and seriously injured by cars in the last month. Please, get your priorities right.[/p][/quote]Yes, but how many of those cars are on the pavement? Cyclists ride where they want, Peds walk where they want, don't bother to look left,right left again cross the road using the mobile and look astonished when they get hit/nearly hit, Oh and peds/cyclists insist on wearing black at night!!! especially on unlit/poorly lit streets. Priority should be to look not just assume that 'I' have the right of way. twynhamob
  • Score: -4

4:40pm Fri 28 Feb 14

FNS-man says...

twynhamob wrote:
ScaffoldPlank wrote:
Bloomin heck wrote: It really is time that the Police clamped down on pavement cyclists. They are fast becoming a menace to pedestrians. The act as though they have a right to be on the pavement and that pedestrians should move out of their way to allow them space to pass. There is actually a large fine in place for cyclists caught riding on the pavement but it never seems to be implemented. The excuses given are that cyclists do not feel safe on the road. Surely if that is the case they should not be on a bicycle in the first place. How many more people will be hurt before something is done?
It's really not an issue. The amount of people seriously injured by cyclists on the pavement in the last decade is dwarfed by the number of pedestrians killed and seriously injured by cars in the last month. Please, get your priorities right.
Yes, but how many of those cars are on the pavement? Cyclists ride where they want, Peds walk where they want, don't bother to look left,right left again cross the road using the mobile and look astonished when they get hit/nearly hit, Oh and peds/cyclists insist on wearing black at night!!! especially on unlit/poorly lit streets. Priority should be to look not just assume that 'I' have the right of way.
If you read the link in my comment above you'll see that a lady was seriously injured in Swanage by a car on the pavement. Again note seriously injured, not a few scratches.
[quote][p][bold]twynhamob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ScaffoldPlank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bloomin heck[/bold] wrote: It really is time that the Police clamped down on pavement cyclists. They are fast becoming a menace to pedestrians. The act as though they have a right to be on the pavement and that pedestrians should move out of their way to allow them space to pass. There is actually a large fine in place for cyclists caught riding on the pavement but it never seems to be implemented. The excuses given are that cyclists do not feel safe on the road. Surely if that is the case they should not be on a bicycle in the first place. How many more people will be hurt before something is done?[/p][/quote]It's really not an issue. The amount of people seriously injured by cyclists on the pavement in the last decade is dwarfed by the number of pedestrians killed and seriously injured by cars in the last month. Please, get your priorities right.[/p][/quote]Yes, but how many of those cars are on the pavement? Cyclists ride where they want, Peds walk where they want, don't bother to look left,right left again cross the road using the mobile and look astonished when they get hit/nearly hit, Oh and peds/cyclists insist on wearing black at night!!! especially on unlit/poorly lit streets. Priority should be to look not just assume that 'I' have the right of way.[/p][/quote]If you read the link in my comment above you'll see that a lady was seriously injured in Swanage by a car on the pavement. Again note seriously injured, not a few scratches. FNS-man
  • Score: 4

4:44pm Fri 28 Feb 14

ShuttleX says...

live-and-let-live wrote:
1.he said sorry .
2.. what else should he do?
3. calling an ambulance for such a trivial injury is a waste of NHS resources. ambulances are for emergencies. this sorry tale gives the wrong message to everyone.
Anybody would think you were the cyclist involved and trying to justify yourself.
[quote][p][bold]live-and-let-live[/bold] wrote: 1.he said sorry . 2.. what else should he do? 3. calling an ambulance for such a trivial injury is a waste of NHS resources. ambulances are for emergencies. this sorry tale gives the wrong message to everyone.[/p][/quote]Anybody would think you were the cyclist involved and trying to justify yourself. ShuttleX
  • Score: -2

5:30pm Fri 28 Feb 14

SeafaringMan says...

jobsworthwatch wrote:
madras wrote:
For goodness sake - the lady was knocked down. And the person failed to stop. And she suffered a nasty injury - now, how about some CCTV footage to help identify the culprit? Adults should NOT be cycling on the pavement. End of
Not quite. An MP has said where a cyclist feels he is at excessive risk cycling on the road he should be allowed to cycle on the pavement, obviously in a responsible manner which clearly in this instance may not have been the case.
An MP has said it - it must be right!
I wish the police would adopt a 'Zero Tolerance' to cyclists breaking the law by riding on the pavement, also assuming that red traffic lights do not apply to them. And I speak as a cyclist, and motor-cyclist, and car driver, and pedestrian.
[quote][p][bold]jobsworthwatch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]madras[/bold] wrote: For goodness sake - the lady was knocked down. And the person failed to stop. And she suffered a nasty injury - now, how about some CCTV footage to help identify the culprit? Adults should NOT be cycling on the pavement. End of[/p][/quote]Not quite. An MP has said where a cyclist feels he is at excessive risk cycling on the road he should be allowed to cycle on the pavement, obviously in a responsible manner which clearly in this instance may not have been the case.[/p][/quote]An MP has said it - it must be right! I wish the police would adopt a 'Zero Tolerance' to cyclists breaking the law by riding on the pavement, also assuming that red traffic lights do not apply to them. And I speak as a cyclist, and motor-cyclist, and car driver, and pedestrian. SeafaringMan
  • Score: 3

5:38pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Jackkw says...

This is my mother. In broad daylight a cyclist was tearing down the pavement close to 2 schools, why? I understand this doesn't count for all cyclist. But the young chap rode into my mother and said sorry and left her to it. I went to where it happen about 2 hours later and there was a lot of blood on the pavement so she couldn't of been fine when he rode of.

It was an accident I agree but the whole point of us going to the echo was that he didn't stop to attend to her. I got the phone call to say she was taken to hospital. Nobody and I mean nobody wants to see their mother in a hospital bed just a large gash across their head. So all of you saying she was wasting nhs money and that she's making a big deal out of it, do one!
This is my mother. In broad daylight a cyclist was tearing down the pavement close to 2 schools, why? I understand this doesn't count for all cyclist. But the young chap rode into my mother and said sorry and left her to it. I went to where it happen about 2 hours later and there was a lot of blood on the pavement so she couldn't of been fine when he rode of. It was an accident I agree but the whole point of us going to the echo was that he didn't stop to attend to her. I got the phone call to say she was taken to hospital. Nobody and I mean nobody wants to see their mother in a hospital bed just a large gash across their head. So all of you saying she was wasting nhs money and that she's making a big deal out of it, do one! Jackkw
  • Score: 2

5:40pm Fri 28 Feb 14

portia6 says...

nickynoodah wrote:
Oh hang on our local vicar rides his 'sit up and beg' bike like a bat out of hell on the pavement,
you see all the pedestrians running for their lives up peoples drives and jumping over garden walls to get out of his way when they see him coming.
Good heavens Lord help us! Vicars these days are quite hair-raising!
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Oh hang on our local vicar rides his 'sit up and beg' bike like a bat out of hell on the pavement, you see all the pedestrians running for their lives up peoples drives and jumping over garden walls to get out of his way when they see him coming.[/p][/quote]Good heavens Lord help us! Vicars these days are quite hair-raising! portia6
  • Score: 1

5:58pm Fri 28 Feb 14

madras says...

jobsworthwatch wrote:
madras wrote:
For goodness sake - the lady was knocked down. And the person failed to stop. And she suffered a nasty injury - now, how about some CCTV footage to help identify the culprit? Adults should NOT be cycling on the pavement. End of
Not quite. An MP has said where a cyclist feels he is at excessive risk cycling on the road he should be allowed to cycle on the pavement, obviously in a responsible manner which clearly in this instance may not have been the case.
That might be the MPs view, but it is not the law - he presumably could petition to have the law changed. But the Rules for Cyclists clearly state 'You MUST NOT cycle on a pavement. Laws HA 1835 sect 72 & R(S)A 1984, sect 129'

See rule #64:
https://www.gov.uk/r
ules-for-cyclists-59
-to-82/overview-59-t
o-71

Cycling on the footway (pavement) is an offence under Section 72 of the Highways Act 1835 as amended by Section 85 (1) of the Local Government Act 1888
[quote][p][bold]jobsworthwatch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]madras[/bold] wrote: For goodness sake - the lady was knocked down. And the person failed to stop. And she suffered a nasty injury - now, how about some CCTV footage to help identify the culprit? Adults should NOT be cycling on the pavement. End of[/p][/quote]Not quite. An MP has said where a cyclist feels he is at excessive risk cycling on the road he should be allowed to cycle on the pavement, obviously in a responsible manner which clearly in this instance may not have been the case.[/p][/quote]That might be the MPs view, but it is not the law - he presumably could petition to have the law changed. But the Rules for Cyclists clearly state 'You MUST NOT cycle on a pavement. Laws HA 1835 sect 72 & R(S)A 1984, sect 129' See rule #64: https://www.gov.uk/r ules-for-cyclists-59 -to-82/overview-59-t o-71 Cycling on the footway (pavement) is an offence under Section 72 of the Highways Act 1835 as amended by Section 85 (1) of the Local Government Act 1888 madras
  • Score: 2

5:58pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Wageslave says...

MngsMnr wrote:
You MUST NOT cycle on a pavement.
Laws HA 1835 sect 72 & R(S)A 1984, sect 129
https://www.gov.uk/r

ules-for-cyclists-59

-to-82/overview-59-t

o-71

Although I see an article on 20 Jan 2014 -" Police should use their discretion over issuing fixed penalties for riding on the pavement, says cycling minister Robert Goodwill"

Dorset councils could make a fortune if they just enforced this law
As a cyclist, pedestrian and a motorist it is increasingly hard to know what to do for the best. Sometimes although it is illegal to ride on the pavement , the traffic makes it so dangerous that a cyclist has to choose between life and death. We need more joined up cycle lanes.
[quote][p][bold]MngsMnr[/bold] wrote: You MUST NOT cycle on a pavement. Laws HA 1835 sect 72 & R(S)A 1984, sect 129 https://www.gov.uk/r ules-for-cyclists-59 -to-82/overview-59-t o-71 Although I see an article on 20 Jan 2014 -" Police should use their discretion over issuing fixed penalties for riding on the pavement, says cycling minister Robert Goodwill" Dorset councils could make a fortune if they just enforced this law[/p][/quote]As a cyclist, pedestrian and a motorist it is increasingly hard to know what to do for the best. Sometimes although it is illegal to ride on the pavement , the traffic makes it so dangerous that a cyclist has to choose between life and death. We need more joined up cycle lanes. Wageslave
  • Score: 11

7:47pm Fri 28 Feb 14

cromwell9 says...

Just another cyclist knoonthecking over a pedestrian.
KNOTHING UNUSUAL.
Just another cyclist knoonthecking over a pedestrian. KNOTHING UNUSUAL. cromwell9
  • Score: -11

7:51pm Fri 28 Feb 14

cromwell9 says...

I think I will write that comment again.
Just another cyclist Knocking over a pedestrian.
Knothing Unusual then?.
I think I will write that comment again. Just another cyclist Knocking over a pedestrian. Knothing Unusual then?. cromwell9
  • Score: -7

8:48pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Talkingheadera says...

cromwell9 wrote:
I think I will write that comment again.
Just another cyclist Knocking over a pedestrian.
Knothing Unusual then?.
Another intelligent comment from the above! Lol
[quote][p][bold]cromwell9[/bold] wrote: I think I will write that comment again. Just another cyclist Knocking over a pedestrian. Knothing Unusual then?.[/p][/quote]Another intelligent comment from the above! Lol Talkingheadera
  • Score: 5

9:59pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Confused of Oakdale says...

With all due sympathy to the lady concerned, she walked out of an alleyway into the cyclist's path. She can't have looked, otherwise she'd have seen him.

So:
a) She couldn't have known how fast he was travelling - and if he was travelling as fast as she said, she'd have had a lot of other injuries.
b) She could have walked into a pram or pushchair just as easily.
c) From what she says, the bleeding didn't start in earnest until after the cyclist had left. He wouldn't have known.
d) The cyclist also had a fright and a head injury, so wouldn't exactly have been thinking at his best afterwards.

The main reason for cycling on the pavement - although personally I don't -is the road is narrow due to parked cars.
With all due sympathy to the lady concerned, she walked out of an alleyway into the cyclist's path. She can't have looked, otherwise she'd have seen him. So: a) She couldn't have known how fast he was travelling - and if he was travelling as fast as she said, she'd have had a lot of other injuries. b) She could have walked into a pram or pushchair just as easily. c) From what she says, the bleeding didn't start in earnest until after the cyclist had left. He wouldn't have known. d) The cyclist also had a fright and a head injury, so wouldn't exactly have been thinking at his best afterwards. The main reason for cycling on the pavement - although personally I don't -is the road is narrow due to parked cars. Confused of Oakdale
  • Score: 3

10:03pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Confused of Oakdale says...

I suppose I should make the observation that until I read all the hype, and just to inflame mattes, the editorial in the printed copy, I felt quite sorry for her.
I suppose I should make the observation that until I read all the hype, and just to inflame mattes, the editorial in the printed copy, I felt quite sorry for her. Confused of Oakdale
  • Score: 4

10:44pm Fri 28 Feb 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

stevobath wrote:
nickynoodah wrote:
Oh hang on If a cyclist ran into me on a pavement
I would NOT be the one sporting two black eyes and a 4 inch cut on my head plus any other injuries this hard working lady might have
I would be the one having a joy ride in a Paddy Wagon.
you better believe nickynoodah you know
Would you hit them with your' school bag?

Idiot Savant.

When will Mum & Dad stop turning off the parental controls on the PC?
His mum and dad need to spend more time with him.
.
'you better believe nickynoodah you know'!?!
.
This is the type of idiot that starts fights in taxi ranks after too many Bacardi Breezers lol
[quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Oh hang on If a cyclist ran into me on a pavement I would NOT be the one sporting two black eyes and a 4 inch cut on my head plus any other injuries this hard working lady might have I would be the one having a joy ride in a Paddy Wagon. you better believe nickynoodah you know[/p][/quote]Would you hit them with your' school bag? Idiot Savant. When will Mum & Dad stop turning off the parental controls on the PC?[/p][/quote]His mum and dad need to spend more time with him. . 'you better believe nickynoodah you know'!?! . This is the type of idiot that starts fights in taxi ranks after too many Bacardi Breezers lol HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: 9

7:53am Sat 1 Mar 14

The-Bleeding-Obvious says...

madras wrote:
jobsworthwatch wrote:
madras wrote:
For goodness sake - the lady was knocked down. And the person failed to stop. And she suffered a nasty injury - now, how about some CCTV footage to help identify the culprit? Adults should NOT be cycling on the pavement. End of
Not quite. An MP has said where a cyclist feels he is at excessive risk cycling on the road he should be allowed to cycle on the pavement, obviously in a responsible manner which clearly in this instance may not have been the case.
That might be the MPs view, but it is not the law - he presumably could petition to have the law changed. But the Rules for Cyclists clearly state 'You MUST NOT cycle on a pavement. Laws HA 1835 sect 72 & R(S)A 1984, sect 129'

See rule #64:
https://www.gov.uk/r

ules-for-cyclists-59

-to-82/overview-59-t

o-71

Cycling on the footway (pavement) is an offence under Section 72 of the Highways Act 1835 as amended by Section 85 (1) of the Local Government Act 1888
The comment was made by a transport minister as an instruction to police.
The highway code should be changed to reflect his instruction to police forces.

Mr Goodwill reiterated guidance from 1999, when fixed penalties for cycling on pavements were first introduced, which states that the goal is not to penalise “responsible cyclists”.

The guidance, which was first issued by Home Office Paul Boateng 15 years ago, states: “The introduction of the fixed penalty is not aimed at responsible cyclists who sometimes feel obliged to use the pavement out of fear of the traffic, and who show consideration to other pavement users
[quote][p][bold]madras[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jobsworthwatch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]madras[/bold] wrote: For goodness sake - the lady was knocked down. And the person failed to stop. And she suffered a nasty injury - now, how about some CCTV footage to help identify the culprit? Adults should NOT be cycling on the pavement. End of[/p][/quote]Not quite. An MP has said where a cyclist feels he is at excessive risk cycling on the road he should be allowed to cycle on the pavement, obviously in a responsible manner which clearly in this instance may not have been the case.[/p][/quote]That might be the MPs view, but it is not the law - he presumably could petition to have the law changed. But the Rules for Cyclists clearly state 'You MUST NOT cycle on a pavement. Laws HA 1835 sect 72 & R(S)A 1984, sect 129' See rule #64: https://www.gov.uk/r ules-for-cyclists-59 -to-82/overview-59-t o-71 Cycling on the footway (pavement) is an offence under Section 72 of the Highways Act 1835 as amended by Section 85 (1) of the Local Government Act 1888[/p][/quote]The comment was made by a transport minister as an instruction to police. The highway code should be changed to reflect his instruction to police forces. Mr Goodwill reiterated guidance from 1999, when fixed penalties for cycling on pavements were first introduced, which states that the goal is not to penalise “responsible cyclists”. The guidance, which was first issued by Home Office Paul Boateng 15 years ago, states: “The introduction of the fixed penalty is not aimed at responsible cyclists who sometimes feel obliged to use the pavement out of fear of the traffic, and who show consideration to other pavement users The-Bleeding-Obvious
  • Score: 8

11:36am Sat 1 Mar 14

GAHmusic says...

I heard he was towing a caravan too on his way to Creekmoor
I heard he was towing a caravan too on his way to Creekmoor GAHmusic
  • Score: 1

8:05pm Sat 1 Mar 14

stevobath says...

nickynoodah wrote:
stevobath wrote:
nickynoodah wrote:
Oh hang on If a cyclist ran into me on a pavement
I would NOT be the one sporting two black eyes and a 4 inch cut on my head plus any other injuries this hard working lady might have
I would be the one having a joy ride in a Paddy Wagon.
you better believe nickynoodah you know
Would you hit them with your' school bag?

Idiot Savant.

When will Mum & Dad stop turning off the parental controls on the PC?
Did you smoke a spliff together with your mother George
oh hang on
sounds like you did you know.
go back to your controlled bedsit
I stopped smoking weed years ago.

I also take offence at you suggesting that of my dead mother.

The only one who 'Gets' your' feeble 'joke' is yourself.

We can only hope that Mum & Dad will eventually, take your' 'privileges' away, thus stopping us from your' stupid irrelevant, posts.

At least you could TRY & contribute a reasonable comment, instead of retarded drivel.
Try getting out of your room , stop the knuckle shuffling & have a bath.
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Oh hang on If a cyclist ran into me on a pavement I would NOT be the one sporting two black eyes and a 4 inch cut on my head plus any other injuries this hard working lady might have I would be the one having a joy ride in a Paddy Wagon. you better believe nickynoodah you know[/p][/quote]Would you hit them with your' school bag? Idiot Savant. When will Mum & Dad stop turning off the parental controls on the PC?[/p][/quote]Did you smoke a spliff together with your mother George oh hang on sounds like you did you know. go back to your controlled bedsit[/p][/quote]I stopped smoking weed years ago. I also take offence at you suggesting that of my dead mother. The only one who 'Gets' your' feeble 'joke' is yourself. We can only hope that Mum & Dad will eventually, take your' 'privileges' away, thus stopping us from your' stupid irrelevant, posts. At least you could TRY & contribute a reasonable comment, instead of retarded drivel. Try getting out of your room , stop the knuckle shuffling & have a bath. stevobath
  • Score: 0

11:33pm Sat 1 Mar 14

winton50 says...

You people are pathetic

Pedestrian seriously injured by ninja, illegal immigrant uninsured cyclist doing around 100mph (probably) whilst high on drugs and claiming benefits.

I expected 100 comments at least.

You can usually rely on suzigirl in a case like this
You people are pathetic Pedestrian seriously injured by ninja, illegal immigrant uninsured cyclist doing around 100mph (probably) whilst high on drugs and claiming benefits. I expected 100 comments at least. You can usually rely on suzigirl in a case like this winton50
  • Score: 6

9:50am Sun 2 Mar 14

tim m says...

winton50 wrote:
You people are pathetic

Pedestrian seriously injured by ninja, illegal immigrant uninsured cyclist doing around 100mph (probably) whilst high on drugs and claiming benefits.

I expected 100 comments at least.

You can usually rely on suzigirl in a case like this
He wasn't wearing Lycra. If you read the rules, Lycra has to be in there. Still, incidents like this are a nightmare for law-abiding cyclists who don't need fuel added to the fire by knuckleheads.
[quote][p][bold]winton50[/bold] wrote: You people are pathetic Pedestrian seriously injured by ninja, illegal immigrant uninsured cyclist doing around 100mph (probably) whilst high on drugs and claiming benefits. I expected 100 comments at least. You can usually rely on suzigirl in a case like this[/p][/quote]He wasn't wearing Lycra. If you read the rules, Lycra has to be in there. Still, incidents like this are a nightmare for law-abiding cyclists who don't need fuel added to the fire by knuckleheads. tim m
  • Score: 5

10:05am Mon 3 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

Jackkw wrote:
This is my mother. In broad daylight a cyclist was tearing down the pavement close to 2 schools, why? I understand this doesn't count for all cyclist. But the young chap rode into my mother and said sorry and left her to it. I went to where it happen about 2 hours later and there was a lot of blood on the pavement so she couldn't of been fine when he rode of. It was an accident I agree but the whole point of us going to the echo was that he didn't stop to attend to her. I got the phone call to say she was taken to hospital. Nobody and I mean nobody wants to see their mother in a hospital bed just a large gash across their head. So all of you saying she was wasting nhs money and that she's making a big deal out of it, do one!
Don't worry about the idiots who comment on here - I have nearly been hit a couple of times by the same cyclist who races along the pavement near where I work. The trouble is he is going so fast you don't have time to react. It would only take an older person coming out of the supermarket and BANG!
[quote][p][bold]Jackkw[/bold] wrote: This is my mother. In broad daylight a cyclist was tearing down the pavement close to 2 schools, why? I understand this doesn't count for all cyclist. But the young chap rode into my mother and said sorry and left her to it. I went to where it happen about 2 hours later and there was a lot of blood on the pavement so she couldn't of been fine when he rode of. It was an accident I agree but the whole point of us going to the echo was that he didn't stop to attend to her. I got the phone call to say she was taken to hospital. Nobody and I mean nobody wants to see their mother in a hospital bed just a large gash across their head. So all of you saying she was wasting nhs money and that she's making a big deal out of it, do one![/p][/quote]Don't worry about the idiots who comment on here - I have nearly been hit a couple of times by the same cyclist who races along the pavement near where I work. The trouble is he is going so fast you don't have time to react. It would only take an older person coming out of the supermarket and BANG! suzigirl
  • Score: 0

10:41am Mon 3 Mar 14

PooleParky says...

I loath people that cycle on pavements.... fair enough if it's late at night or the streets are empty.... you can move onto the road if you see a person coming etc. But not everyone does this. Every single flippin' morning a woman on a bike hurtles past my bus stop, down-hill, dodging all the people waiting for the bus who are all looking in the other direction.

As for the person that said this is wasting NHS time to call an ambulance I disagree. Yes, superficial wounds on heads bleed and bleed and often look worse than they are but still, heavy blood loss and a head injury is worth a trip to A&E for assessment IMO.

I'd much rather people with injuries of this sort took up time in A&E than drunks!
I loath people that cycle on pavements.... fair enough if it's late at night or the streets are empty.... you can move onto the road if you see a person coming etc. But not everyone does this. Every single flippin' morning a woman on a bike hurtles past my bus stop, down-hill, dodging all the people waiting for the bus who are all looking in the other direction. As for the person that said this is wasting NHS time to call an ambulance I disagree. Yes, superficial wounds on heads bleed and bleed and often look worse than they are but still, heavy blood loss and a head injury is worth a trip to A&E for assessment IMO. I'd much rather people with injuries of this sort took up time in A&E than drunks! PooleParky
  • Score: 4

12:43pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Dorset Logic says...

hamworthygirl wrote:
I agree its a bit OTT if your hit by a train I would think you wouldnt be telling the echo. However i can sympathise as I dodge bikes all the time, and yes i do know that there are any sensible cyclist but honestly should a pedestrian walking along a pavement have to dodge cyclist?
are you one of those bike dodgers?
[quote][p][bold]hamworthygirl[/bold] wrote: I agree its a bit OTT if your hit by a train I would think you wouldnt be telling the echo. However i can sympathise as I dodge bikes all the time, and yes i do know that there are any sensible cyclist but honestly should a pedestrian walking along a pavement have to dodge cyclist?[/p][/quote]are you one of those bike dodgers? Dorset Logic
  • Score: 1

12:51pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Dorset Logic says...

Lets add some more what if's

What if the train had been doing 102 MPH, what if the bicycle had blades attached to the wheels Ben Hur style and the women was older or a child or both. What if a plane had crashed at the same time as that had happened in the same place. What if she was pregnant and she couldn't afford her mortgage because the cycling bank manager had put the fee's up.
I have not left the house now for 40 years, ever since they created the pneumatic Tyre for the bicycle and stopped the man with the red flag. I think we should generalize about cycling and put them all in the same pigeon hole as people of my generation tend to do. I mean there is obviously some sort of plan in place by these cyclists to keep everybody off the pavement as I know for a FACT that all cyclists use the pavements. I am quite rational and stable since the electronic treatment I received in the 50's. I am always reasonable and open to new idea's but I won't change my mind.
Lets add some more what if's What if the train had been doing 102 MPH, what if the bicycle had blades attached to the wheels Ben Hur style and the women was older or a child or both. What if a plane had crashed at the same time as that had happened in the same place. What if she was pregnant and she couldn't afford her mortgage because the cycling bank manager had put the fee's up. I have not left the house now for 40 years, ever since they created the pneumatic Tyre for the bicycle and stopped the man with the red flag. I think we should generalize about cycling and put them all in the same pigeon hole as people of my generation tend to do. I mean there is obviously some sort of plan in place by these cyclists to keep everybody off the pavement as I know for a FACT that all cyclists use the pavements. I am quite rational and stable since the electronic treatment I received in the 50's. I am always reasonable and open to new idea's but I won't change my mind. Dorset Logic
  • Score: -1

1:29pm Mon 3 Mar 14

spooki says...

MngsMnr wrote:
You MUST NOT cycle on a pavement.
Laws HA 1835 sect 72 & R(S)A 1984, sect 129
https://www.gov.uk/r

ules-for-cyclists-59

-to-82/overview-59-t

o-71

Although I see an article on 20 Jan 2014 -" Police should use their discretion over issuing fixed penalties for riding on the pavement, says cycling minister Robert Goodwill"

Dorset councils could make a fortune if they just enforced this law
You can only enforce a law if you catch the bu66er breaking the law.
[quote][p][bold]MngsMnr[/bold] wrote: You MUST NOT cycle on a pavement. Laws HA 1835 sect 72 & R(S)A 1984, sect 129 https://www.gov.uk/r ules-for-cyclists-59 -to-82/overview-59-t o-71 Although I see an article on 20 Jan 2014 -" Police should use their discretion over issuing fixed penalties for riding on the pavement, says cycling minister Robert Goodwill" Dorset councils could make a fortune if they just enforced this law[/p][/quote]You can only enforce a law if you catch the bu66er breaking the law. spooki
  • Score: 2

2:55pm Mon 3 Mar 14

From the sidelines says...

I think it's very brave of Ann Woolston to let the Echo print a picture of her gash.
I think it's very brave of Ann Woolston to let the Echo print a picture of her gash. From the sidelines
  • Score: 2

3:01pm Mon 3 Mar 14

winton50 says...

From the sidelines wrote:
I think it's very brave of Ann Woolston to let the Echo print a picture of her gash.
Mate that wins the prize for the best comment!
[quote][p][bold]From the sidelines[/bold] wrote: I think it's very brave of Ann Woolston to let the Echo print a picture of her gash.[/p][/quote]Mate that wins the prize for the best comment! winton50
  • Score: 0

3:30pm Mon 3 Mar 14

From the sidelines says...

winton50 wrote:
From the sidelines wrote:
I think it's very brave of Ann Woolston to let the Echo print a picture of her gash.
Mate that wins the prize for the best comment!
*innocent face*
[quote][p][bold]winton50[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]From the sidelines[/bold] wrote: I think it's very brave of Ann Woolston to let the Echo print a picture of her gash.[/p][/quote]Mate that wins the prize for the best comment![/p][/quote]*innocent face* From the sidelines
  • Score: 0

5:01pm Mon 3 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

From the sidelines wrote:
I think it's very brave of Ann Woolston to let the Echo print a picture of her gash.
Best you keep your "gash" closed!
[quote][p][bold]From the sidelines[/bold] wrote: I think it's very brave of Ann Woolston to let the Echo print a picture of her gash.[/p][/quote]Best you keep your "gash" closed! suzigirl
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6:08pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Phixer says...

spooki wrote:
MngsMnr wrote:
You MUST NOT cycle on a pavement.
Laws HA 1835 sect 72 & R(S)A 1984, sect 129
https://www.gov.uk/r


ules-for-cyclists-59


-to-82/overview-59-t


o-71

Although I see an article on 20 Jan 2014 -" Police should use their discretion over issuing fixed penalties for riding on the pavement, says cycling minister Robert Goodwill"

Dorset councils could make a fortune if they just enforced this law
You can only enforce a law if you catch the bu66er breaking the law.
You can only enforce the law if/when the police return to pounding the beat.
[quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MngsMnr[/bold] wrote: You MUST NOT cycle on a pavement. Laws HA 1835 sect 72 & R(S)A 1984, sect 129 https://www.gov.uk/r ules-for-cyclists-59 -to-82/overview-59-t o-71 Although I see an article on 20 Jan 2014 -" Police should use their discretion over issuing fixed penalties for riding on the pavement, says cycling minister Robert Goodwill" Dorset councils could make a fortune if they just enforced this law[/p][/quote]You can only enforce a law if you catch the bu66er breaking the law.[/p][/quote]You can only enforce the law if/when the police return to pounding the beat. Phixer
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