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Thread #161931 Message #3851611
Posted By: Jim Carroll
21-Apr-17 - 08:42 AM
Thread Name: BS: On your bike
Subject: RE: BS: On your bike
"I see cyclists doing some daft things on a regular basis."
I drink to that one
I was in Dublin last week and on a five minute walk to the nearest newsagents I counted half a dozen cyclists on the wrong side of the road or on the pavement or jumping lights - terrifying in the centre of a big city.
I was delighted when Dublin city Council began to encourage cycling in the city centre to reduce congestion; now I'm beginning to wonder whether they should introduce a test and similar penalties for cycling offences to those faced by motorists.
Here, in the rural west, the major hazard is from the fleets of cyclists - holiday groups, or sometimes charity rallies, who insist in riding two or more abreast on narrow, winding country roads
One character in our local suggested that there should be a prize for the largest number you can knock down in one go!
I was a keen cyclist in London - 10 miles a day to and from work in the beginning, but I soon realised that way lay madness - or worse