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Violent cycling incident in Blackpool

rumbatazrumbataz Posts: 796
edited September 2017 in Road general
What's going on here then? Video is in this link:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -OVER.html

Must have been scary for the driver and passenger. It's incidents like this that make drivers utterly hate cyclists.

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  • slowbikeslowbike Posts: 8,476
    rumbataz wrote:
    What's going on here then? Video is in this link:



    Must have been scary for the driver and passenger. It's incidents like this that make drivers utterly hate cyclists.
    Dunno - selective video which doesn't show why the rider would be taking photos of vehicles to start with.
    Yes - must have been scary for the driver & passenger - don't know why that would make drivers "utterly hate cyclists" though - the rider was just a person, in normal day clothes who happened to have been riding a bike.
  • rumbatazrumbataz Posts: 796
    Blackpool Gazette reporting the same story in case the Daily Fail offends. :mrgreen:

    http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/ ... -1-8728273
  • That's all very well, but "A monkey trapped in a drain sparked an emergency call out in Marton"


    http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/ ... -1-8729833
    and then the next thing you know
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,325 Lives Here
    Daily Mail readers all hate cyclists anyway. There's a good chance if the video was seen from further back the driver would have done something to enrage the cyclist, whatever that might have been has of course been edited out. The thousands of videos around of drivers nearly killing cyclists don't seem to have any effect on public opinion so why would this?
    Daily Mail click bait non-story that underlines the prejudices of the narrow minded fools that read that rag.
  • OrkneyladOrkneylad Posts: 104
    Shame we don't see what happened earlier, although that cyclist does look off his meds and somewhat demented.
  • Orkneylad wrote:
    Shame we don't see what happened earlier, although that cyclist does look off his meds and somewhat demented.

    His username on here is 'Matthewfalle'
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  • StillGoingStillGoing Posts: 5,153
    He's off his head on crack or mcat. Look at his eyes, totally out of it.
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    More psycho than cyclist.

    Especially when he almost went under the bin lorry.
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,325 Lives Here
    His username on here is 'Matthewfalle'
    He looks far too sane for that.
  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,181
    That's all very well, but "A monkey trapped in a drain sparked an emergency call out in Marton"


    http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/ ... -1-8729833

    I like that it's a privately owned monkey. The public owned ones aren't usually as much bother.
  • rumbatazrumbataz Posts: 796
    That's all very well, but "A monkey trapped in a drain sparked an emergency call out in Marton"


    http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/ ... -1-8729833

    That's quite a clever monkey. Good hiding place!
  • fenix wrote:
    That's all very well, but "A monkey trapped in a drain sparked an emergency call out in Marton"


    http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/ ... -1-8729833

    I like that it's a privately owned monkey. The public owned ones aren't usually as much bother.

    More entrepreneurial.
    and then the next thing you know
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    That bloke is mental. If anything he's going to catch any chest hair he has in that zip of his his cheap polyester trackie top. He wants to at least wear a t-shirt under that. Can't be very warm either.

    I like the monkey story though - that was quietly weird.

    Wonder how angry mental bloke would gave got if the monkey would gave driven a taxi at him?

    I think I went to Blackpool once, but I also think I went to Malta once but am not too sure.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
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    He's right you know.
  • veronese68 wrote:
    Daily Mail readers all hate cyclists anyway. There's a good chance if the video was seen from further back the driver would have done something to enrage the cyclist, whatever that might have been has of course been edited out. The thousands of videos around of drivers nearly killing cyclists don't seem to have any effect on public opinion so why would this?
    Daily Mail click bait non-story that underlines the prejudices of the narrow minded fools that read that rag.

    The Daily Heil hate every minority and blame them for the UKs problems.
    It's the biggest example of the main stream media talking utter bullshit.
    I agree the "pick on all cyclists " articles are clickbait. It's just a shame their readership don't have the intelligence to see through the bias and incorrect assumptions and unable to think rationally and balanced.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,243
    We had none of this road rage before Brexit.
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  • This must be bad for house prices.
    and then the next thing you know
  • Daily Mail clickbait, nothing to see here, move on.
  • frisbeefrisbee Posts: 691
    Silly taxi driver, you aren't supposed to hang around, take a lesson from one of your neighbours:

    http://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/latest-news/13-year-old-cyclist-seriously-injured-crash-car-346489
  • Out of the 20 or so threads in the front page of this section, 4 are yours.

    Sometimes it is useful to use the "search" function, in case some topics have already been discussed. Other times it's worth considering whether a new thread will really benefit the community as a whole... is it informative? Is it useful? If the answer is no, then don't bother
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 8,497
    veronese68 wrote:
    Daily Mail readers all hate cyclists anyway. There's a good chance if the video was seen from further back the driver would have done something to enrage the cyclist, whatever that might have been has of course been edited out. The thousands of videos around of drivers nearly killing cyclists don't seem to have any effect on public opinion so why would this?
    Daily Mail click bait non-story that underlines the prejudices of the narrow minded fools that read that rag.

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