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Fined in Greenwich Park

Butterd2Butterd2 Posts: 937
edited February 2013 in Commuting chat
Bloody coppers out raising revenue again this morning, I know they have signs up etc but I'm just sick of all the anti-cycling measures they install there. it was almost worth the £50 to be able to tell them exactly what I thought of them and their policies (almost :( )
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  • Wrath RobWrath Rob Posts: 2,918
    I'm not sure I understand. You broke the law, got fined and you're upset about it? What have I missed?
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  • JPJ001JPJ001 Posts: 40
    Where did you get stopped? I normally go down the Avenue but took Croom's Hill for the 1st time this morning due to all the road improvements.
  • iPeteiPete Posts: 6,076
    Here, put this on..

    fire-proof-jackets-250x250.jpg
  • gtvlussogtvlusso Posts: 5,112
    Are you allowed to ride in Greenwich Park? I would assume not if the Rozza's stopped and fined you.

    Therefore; whats the problem?

    You riding where you should not be riding or Rozza's enforcing the law?
  • rubertoerubertoe Posts: 3,993
    Tut, People always complaining when the OB do their job. People always complaining when they don't.

    They cant win.
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  • pangolinpangolin Posts: 3,115
    -some joke about backpedaling or something-
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  • Butterd2Butterd2 Posts: 937
    iPete wrote:
    Here, put this on..

    fire-proof-jackets-250x250.jpg


    Thanks but I'll be fine mate.
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  • Butterd2Butterd2 Posts: 937
    JPJ001 wrote:
    Where did you get stopped? I normally go down the Avenue but took Croom's Hill for the 1st time this morning due to all the road improvements.


    Going down the hill, 2 coppers there doing a roaring trade but people still riding past them as they could not stop everyone, just need to make sure i'm 3rd in line tomorrow!
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  • Butterd2Butterd2 Posts: 937
    gtvlusso wrote:
    Are you allowed to ride in Greenwich Park? I would assume not if the Rozza's stopped and fined you.

    Therefore; whats the problem?

    You riding where you should not be riding or Rozza's enforcing the law?

    The thread was really for others who use the Park, but don't let not knowing anything about it stop you from joining in.
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  • mrolimroli Posts: 3,622
    I don't know why people assume the coppers get great pleasure in doing this? Normally, isn't what happens is someone complains about people breaking the law in a particular place and the police in response put a unit there to ensure law is enforced? They don't get any money out of it?
  • spen666spen666 Posts: 17,709
    Butterd2 wrote:
    iPete wrote:
    Here, put this on..

    fire-proof-jackets-250x250.jpg


    Thanks but I'll be fined mate.


    FTFY


    Commit a criminal offence, get treated like a criminal

    Some people are stupid
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  • spen666spen666 Posts: 17,709
    Butterd2 wrote:
    gtvlusso wrote:
    Are you allowed to ride in Greenwich Park? I would assume not if the Rozza's stopped and fined you.

    Therefore; whats the problem?

    You riding where you should not be riding or Rozza's enforcing the law?

    The thread was really for others who use the Park, but don't let not knowing anything about it stop you from joining in.

    So what did the police do wrong?

    you broke the law - you got punished - end of.
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  • gtvlussogtvlusso Posts: 5,112
    Butterd2 wrote:
    gtvlusso wrote:
    Are you allowed to ride in Greenwich Park? I would assume not if the Rozza's stopped and fined you.

    Therefore; whats the problem?

    You riding where you should not be riding or Rozza's enforcing the law?

    The thread was really for others who use the Park, but don't let not knowing anything about it stop you from joining in.

    I may not know Greenwich Park well, but I can read road signs wherever I am in the country......

    Why start a thread about your own basic failure and obvious downfall?

    Question is; Have you learned your lesson or are you gonna do the same tomorrow? Take a different route or get off and walk? Testing out Darwin's theory on your good self...enjoy.
  • Butterd2Butterd2 Posts: 937
    spen666 wrote:
    Butterd2 wrote:
    iPete wrote:
    Here, put this on..

    fire-proof-jackets-250x250.jpg


    Thanks but I'll be fined mate.


    FTFY


    Commit a criminal offence, get treated like a criminal

    Some people are stupid

    To be fair the fix is quite good. :lol:

    The rest is just pathetic
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  • phy2sll2phy2sll2 Posts: 680
    Surely you're allowed to ride down the hill? What have I missed?
  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,473
    Butterd2 wrote:

    To be fair the fix is quite good. :lol:

    The rest is just correct
    FTFY.
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • pangolinpangolin Posts: 3,115
    Butterd2 wrote:
    To be fair the fix is quite good. :lol:

    The rest is just pathetic

    What did they stop you for? Is cycling on that bit of road not allowed?

    Simple question!
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  • spen666spen666 Posts: 17,709
    Butterd2 wrote:
    spen666 wrote:
    Butterd2 wrote:
    iPete wrote:
    Here, put this on..

    fire-proof-jackets-250x250.jpg


    Thanks but I'll be fined mate.


    FTFY


    Commit a criminal offence, get treated like a criminal

    Some people are stupid

    To be fair the fix is quite good. :lol:

    The rest is just pathetic


    What is pathetic is idiots like you commit crimes and then bleat on about how the police are to blame for upholding the law.


    Don't commit the crime if you cannot do the time.
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,136
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    Could the OP maybe tell us what the Police stopped him for? Is riding in the park prohibited? Is riding on that particular hill prohibited? Was the OP breaking the speed limit?

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  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,473
    Ben6899 wrote:
    [adult]

    Could the OP maybe tell us what the Police stopped him for? Is riding in the park prohibited? Is riding on that particular hill prohibited? Was the OP breaking the speed limit?

    [/adult]
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    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,136
    I feared as much.
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  • gtvlussogtvlusso Posts: 5,112
    I can sympathize with the OP's feelings of being stopped and fined. It is annoying and costly.

    But the OP needs to understand that breaking the rules mean accepting liability for ones actions.
  • FoldingJoeFoldingJoe Posts: 1,327
    There is no problem cycling along The Avenue in Greenwich Park, but I am assuming the OP got done for speeding down the hill.
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,136
    gtvlusso wrote:
    I can sympathize with the OP's feelings of being stopped and fined. It is annoying and costly.

    But the OP needs to understand that breaking the rules mean accepting liability for ones actions.

    Totally agree, I soft-pedalled through a red in Regent's Park once (too much lactic acid to fancy stopping and starting, but that's no excuse whatsoever!) and a policeman pulled me over.

    I explained why I did it and that I understood that it was neither big or clever, that I was a danger to myself and others and also a law breaker. He let me off with a lecture and I am very grateful for his leniency.

    For the record: that's the first red light I ever jumped and it will be the last.
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  • JPJ001JPJ001 Posts: 40
    The Avenue is now closed to traffic for road works, only the footpaths on either side are open with big signs asking cyclists to dismount.
  • phy2sll2phy2sll2 Posts: 680
    JPJ001 wrote:
    The Avenue is now closed to traffic for road works, only the footpaths on either side are open with big signs asking cyclists to dismount.

    Thank you! :D
  • gtvlussogtvlusso Posts: 5,112
    JPJ001 wrote:
    The Avenue is now closed to traffic for road works, only the footpaths on either side are open with big signs asking cyclists to dismount.

    My sympathy just waned....

    OP: Moron
  • SketchleySketchley Posts: 4,235
    What's the offence for failing to dismount? Riding on the pavement is £30 FPN, failing to obey a road sign is £30 FPN the OP says they got fined £50 so not either of those. Something to do with the royal park maybe?
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  • DrLexDrLex Posts: 2,142
    Sketchley wrote:
    What's the offence for failing to dismount? Riding on the pavement is £30 FPN, failing to obey a road sign is £30 FPN the OP says they got fined £50 so not either of those. Something to do with the royal park maybe?

    I'd like to think that it was a January Met Special - receive two FPNs and get £10 off.
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