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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 23rd September, 2019)

Tour of Britain


Tour of Britain
Tour of Britain riding down Haigh Road, Aspull.

Photo: Harry Cunliffe  (Panasonic DMC-FZ38)
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Comment by: Ken R on 23rd September 2019 at 02:44

Good photo Harry. Takes me back to the days of pedaling away, Aspull to Horwich Loco and back, every day five days a week. Standing on the pedals trying to keep up with the bus full of Mill Girls, I fancied one of them, but nothing happened, no romance.

Comment by: Alan on 23rd September 2019 at 08:55

I have a thing about bikers, they seem to disabay everything about road safety. No front and rear lights, going through RED traffic lights, riding on the pavements, some don't even have brakes in good working order etc etc.

What should happen is this. Every rider must have a cycle prefisatley test, wear safety helmet, hi-viz jacket, it is the law to have lights at night and showing a rear red reflector. Remember most accidents on pedal cycles is caused by themselves.

Comment by: Anne on 23rd September 2019 at 10:10

Alan I don't agree with you most of the time-But this time I do.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 23rd September 2019 at 11:13

Which reminds me,...I really must get into the habit of carrying a cyanide capsule about my person at all times, just on the off chance that I may one day find myself trapped in a defective lift with a certain individual.

Comment by: Mick on 23rd September 2019 at 11:26

Accidents are mostly caused by car drivers traveling to fast and to close to cyclist, only to save a few seconds on there journey.

Comment by: irene robertsI on 23rd September 2019 at 11:42

I agree with Alan and Anne.

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd September 2019 at 13:11

There is also an argument for the cyclist's safety as well. I am too frightened to go on a bike these days, after a vehicle delivering to a supermarket drove so close, I could feel the heat from it and I was already clinging to the pavement. I had a friend riding near to the pavement and was knocked off her bike and killed instantly and not even on a busy road.

Comment by: Arthur on 23rd September 2019 at 14:54

Never car driver's at all, don't get me wrong there's a lot of good peddlers about, but most are not.
They don't use cycle lanes provided.
One in 10 are ok.

Comment by: Phil on 23rd September 2019 at 15:18

That ozy bloke is on another planet.

Comment by: Alan on 23rd September 2019 at 15:21

London is erroneous with cyclists

Comment by: Mick on 23rd September 2019 at 15:40

Make your mind up Irene its either one or the other

Comment by: . Ozy . on 23rd September 2019 at 18:25

I wouldn't want to inhabit a planet where erroneous cycists were obliged to undergo a cycling prefisatley test , and where most accidents is caused by themselves to be honest Phil.

Comment by: DTease on 23rd September 2019 at 19:55

I just Googled prefisatley and Alan’s comment was the only answer that came up.
I wonder if Alan can claim a record for that?

Comment by: irene robertsI on 23rd September 2019 at 20:32

Seeing that Anne agreed with what Alan said, Mick, I assumed I was agreeing with both.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 23rd September 2019 at 20:34

Hesitant as I am to drag politics into this, it would appear that London hasn't actually cornered the market in erroneosity ( try Googling that one DTease ), as 17 plus million people countrywide voted to leave the EU over three years ago under the erroneous assumption that their vote would be acted upon....and guess what happened?.....buggerall.
Democracy?...don't make me laugh...just hand me the bloody cyanide capsules.

Comment by: XPat on 23rd September 2019 at 21:56

Don't know you saw that recent you tube video. Chap shouted at a cyclist who nearly hit him. Cyclist dismounted and walked over to the chap. Said a few words then headbutted him in the face, knocking back about six yards. He calmly got on his bike,looked back once, then rode off. Would that be considered an erroneous action? Scumbag! was the only word that I could think of.
Have a look, only happened about three or four weeks ago, in London.
Must still be up.

Comment by: Alan on 24th September 2019 at 09:32

Sorry about my sometimes poor spelling but who is perfect.

Comment by: Arthur on 24th September 2019 at 09:35

Irene I knew exactly what you ment.

Comment by: none biker on 24th September 2019 at 10:10

A good watch in bike racing is when they get tangled up with each other and fall off, then the true colours come out by fighting.
Agree with XPat very many cyclist are bad tempered.

Comment by: Veronica on 24th September 2019 at 14:14

Gone are the days when you could get on a bike and feel safe on the road. I admire anyone who does get on their bike to go to work,to save money on bus fares or petrol.
that does happen a lot near where I live. Not everyone has a car for a start, it's their only means of transport, especially if they work only a few miles away.

Comment by: Veronica on 24th September 2019 at 14:18

Not all cyclists are rash and foolhardy either. It's like saying all motorists never make mistakes - there are some terrible drivers on the road.

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