Cycling on the Motorway

Savagestorm
Savagestorm Posts: 79
edited April 2014 in Road general
I think you all need to see this....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO7_Fq56g2c

Comments

  • Mikey23
    Mikey23 Posts: 5,306
    kind of wish i hadnt...
  • homers_double
    homers_double Posts: 8,017
    Seriously???
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • ai_1
    ai_1 Posts: 3,060
    oxoman wrote:
    A bit quicker than the numpties that you see cycling on the M1 / M25 hard shoulders down towards london.
    Maybe but these guys are still numpties too
  • BrandonA
    BrandonA Posts: 553
    Under controlled situations (i.e. not on public roads) I'd love to know how fast I could cycle when being drafted by a lorry. I love watching the pros being drafted when they are trying to get onto the back of the peleton.

    Anything could have happened under the circumstances in the video which could have caused the lorry to change speed, if he had the cyclists would have had little or no time to react.

    At one point he was cycling one handed, playing with the camera and not even looking at the lorry.
  • damocles10
    damocles10 Posts: 340
    That's really stupid....they might think they're cool, mashed bodies don't look that good.
  • ktuludays
    ktuludays Posts: 96
    an apt choice of music really considering how fatal this could have been

    the bell was certainy tolling for those two there.
  • desweller
    desweller Posts: 5,175
    Love the bunny hops going past the truck!
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  • I dont get why cycling on a standard dual carriageway is legal but it is illegal to do so on a motorway. A motorway has a hard shoulder. A hard shoulder is generally traffic free and therefore safer..........probably.
  • gethinceri
    gethinceri Posts: 1,517
    Hilarious, big bollox beaten by lack of ability.
  • I really felt that second crash
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  • Mark Alexander
    Mark Alexander Posts: 2,277
    You're as dead at 60mph as you are at 70. Says someone who races on a DC.....
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  • rpherts
    rpherts Posts: 207
    Why not build cycle lanes alongside motorways? No problem acquiring land. I imagine it wouldn't be the most leas ant ride but it would be safe.
  • rpherts
    rpherts Posts: 207
    rpherts wrote:
    Why not build cycle lanes alongside motorways? No problem acquiring land. I imagine it wouldn't be the most pleasant ride but it would be safe.
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,504
    rpherts wrote:
    Why not build cycle lanes alongside motorways? No problem acquiring land. I imagine it wouldn't be the most leas ant ride but it would be safe.

    Crossing slip roads would be a nightmare. I'd rather they improve facilities on the pre-motorway routes which should be more pleasant to ride on. As an example, between Newport and Cardiff the A48 has been replaced by the M4. The A48 is still a fairly busy road and personally I use the quiet country lane along the levels but there is a section of the A48 where it is two lanes in each direction with no central reservation and it would be a (relatively) cheap solution to make it a single lane in each direction with the other lane being converted to a specific cycle lane protected from the traffic.
  • markhewitt1978
    markhewitt1978 Posts: 7,614
    Back in the day they build the motorways and the former A road nearby would be good for cycling again with quiet traffic. But these days the A-road is busier than the motorway when first built.

    A lot of new motorways, such as the new stretches of the A1(M) in Yorkshire have local access roads built alongside, but they are often fast and straight themselves so while you can cycle on them, you're going to be being passed by traffic doing motorway speeds on a single carriageway.