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6 minutes ago, Odd days said:

I forgot all car drivers do nothing but text on the phone while driving. And all cyclist are perfect.  

You must admit that lots of motorists use their phone whilst driving (truck drivers are particularly bad), you don’t see many cyclists doing so.

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None are perfect, cyclist jumping lights. Riding with out lights is very common, hanging on the back off the trailer and getting towed through town. Of which nothing is done partly due to no police now days. I did say earlier about cars driving the wrong way on a one way street. You can do what you like in the uk as there is not any police about and throw in to the mix everyone is entitled and they are right this is what we have.

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On 02/11/2018 at 14:54, Flat_at said:

I have just watched the B. B. C. news at 1. One of the first items showed a certain Mr. Corbyn leaving a house with a bicycle, getting on the said bicycle, pedalling to the end of the road and turning left. What is wrong with that, I hear you asking. Clearly shown at the end of the road is a large, round blue sign with a white arrow pointing to the right, also shown painted on the road surface is an arrow also pointing to the right. Now I have no idea where Mr. Corbyn lives so do not know if there is a cycle path going off to the left but, going by the actions of some politicians in the not too distant past, he is probably just being a cyclist going about his business with no care or consideration for other road users. I am NOT anti cyclist but REALLY!   Thoughts please (tin hat on and ready for the lambasting I'm going to get:rolleyes:)

 

Poor old JC  doesn't realise the dangers of cycling against the three lanes of one way traffic when he turns left after leaving his house.   But then again he has been against most things all his life.

 

There is no cycle path in Seven Sisters Road N7, according to Google earth

 

 

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1 hour ago, Odd days said:

I forgot all car drivers do nothing but text on the phone while driving. And all cyclist are perfect.  

I never said nor did I suggest it,both are as bad as each other and I suppose that neither will truly learn until there is an unholy pile-up between two or more prominent people that should really have known better.

 

I cycle and have been since I was 8 years of age albeit on a tricycle,I also am a driver of 54 years - I am now 73 years young and still cycle,it is my considered opinion that both parties of offenders are as bad as each other.

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18 minutes ago, onewheelonmywagon said:

At least cyclists don't go the wrong way on motorways.

This news item is symptomatic of the "me, me, me" society we now live in.

86 Numpty Drivers

Oh yes they do, I've also seen a cyclist on the M3, he was pedalling hard but not keeping up and to make it worse he was in the outside lane.

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Now I have no idea where Mr. Corbyn lives so do not know if there is a cycle path going off to the left

So why bother posting when you don't know the facts? Are you just trying to stir up anti-labour sentiments? Why not try arguing against their policies instead of trying to construct a silly anti labour-anti cyclist thread?

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13 hours ago, Wunny said:

There is no cycle path in Seven Sisters Road N7, according to Google earth

 

 

Dont think its that location Wunny, think its here.

 

No cycle path but there is a pavement so that's OK of course.  ;)

 

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Why would any prominent politician in their right mind go the wrong way down a one way street?  I think I have just answered my own question.   :D

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Not only do they go the wrong way down one way streets they frequently go down blind alleys to dead ends as well.

 

And, as you've obviously realised, the notion of a  poitician in his right mind is an oxymoron anyway

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2 hours ago, Griff said:

Dont think its that location Wunny, think its here.

 

No cycle path but there is a pavement so that's OK of course.  ;)

 

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That's the place, the main road across the 'T' junction is Seven Sisters Road N7

 

Watch him break the law

 

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11 minutes ago, Wunny said:

That's the place, the main road across the 'T' junction is Seven Sisters Road N7

Ahh OK, know the road he lives in but didn't know the name of the road across the top of it.

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10 hours ago, Richard080561 said:

 

 

So why bother posting when you don't know the facts? Are you just trying to stir up anti-labour sentiments? Why not try arguing against their policies instead of trying to construct a silly anti labour-anti cyclist thread?

I am not anti labour or, as I said in the original post, anti cyclist but I am of the generation who expect laws to be obeyed for the common good. But to redress the balance a Mr. Cameron was on the news, some while ago, with some of his "friends" cycling through a red traffic light. I feel that there is nothing silly about breaking the law and that law breakers should face the consequences. If I had driven my car to the end of that road,wherever it is, and turned left I would fully expect to have to pay the penalty, it's not as if the signs and road markings were obscured.

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10 hours ago, Richard080561 said:

 

 

So why bother posting when you don't know the facts? Are you just trying to stir up anti-labour sentiments? Why not try arguing against their policies instead of trying to construct a silly anti labour-anti cyclist thread?

Why do you seem to think it's anti Labour. It was just pointing out that their leader, who should really know better turned onto a one way street in the wrong direction.

 

That's not anti-labour or even anti Corbyn it's just not legal

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22 minutes ago, Griff said:

Ahh OK, know the road he lives in but didn't know the name of the road across the top of it.

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It was the footpath he turned onto not the road, well at least to start with.  ;)

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Griff said:

It was the footpath he turned onto not the road, well at least to start with.  ;)

 

 

 

Ahh, so it is.   If you follow the instant streetview along Seven Sisiters Road, you can see that it is a much safer option, where only pedestrians could be at risk.   Always trying to find new ways to connect with the people!:)

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1 hour ago, matelodave said:

Why do you seem to think it's anti Labour. It was just pointing out that their leader, who should really know better turned onto a one way street in the wrong direction.

 

That's not anti-labour or even anti Corbyn it's just not legal

 

Presumably he didn't cycle the wrong way down the main road. Which leaves the pavement.   Did he cycle to the crossing to get across the main road?

 

Who knows?

Frankly, who really cares?

 

I don't really like Corbyn but I assume he wouldn't have cycled wrecklessly in front of TV cameras.

 

For a generation that complains so much about political correctness etc curtailing their freedoms it seems a bit odd that this probably exceptionally minor transgression of the highway code causes so much angst.

 

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Probably be because politicians preach to us what we should be doing that it winds people up that they seem to be above the rest of us in what they can do.  

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cycle-route.jpg.c096bf490b623d5355da4b40f3395810.jpgOne of the national cycle routes (568) goes past Toyota on the Deeside industrial estate the road 10th Avenue I think it's called is one way, there are no signs under the one way sign saying except for cycles, yet all the signs for the cycle route and all maps show cycles going in both directions, it is clear why, the roundabout right edge of picture would be dangerous for cycles however it does show those who put up the signs consider one way signs do not apply to cycles, cars go up past KK Fine Foods only but cycles in both directions. Most of the route is off road, there is just this small section across the industrial estate.

 

Green is off road purple on road although the green bit shown is right next to road.

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47 minutes ago, Odd days said:

Probably be because politicians preach to us what we should be doing that it winds people up that they seem to be above the rest of us in what they can do.  

Nothing to stop you doing the same though

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As  an Islington boy, I've been a socialist, a Trades Union activist and a Labour Party voter, with the exception of when Tony Blair rose to fame, until he fell from grace.

 

Just as I was getting back to supporting Labour, JC pops his head up and from what I have seen and read about him, I was dismayed with Labour once more, but for different reasons to TB

 

A scruffy, disrespectful, pacifist and someone who had not been swayed by world changes from his outdated opinions.   He may be a very nice man, but I saw too many similarities in him to my younger self.   Back then I would not have been the person to lead the UK and I believe that now, neither is he.

 

He may have smartened up his appearance, wear a Poppy and mouth the words of the National Anthem, but I see no sincerity in these actions.   It's all show.

 

As an influential person in public life, he should be setting an example by obeying all laws, even what some consider to be trivial and of no consequence when flouted.

 

So, whether he rides his bike on the pavement, or against the flow of the traffic, or goes through a red traffic light, It all shows him to have a disregard for the rules of law when it suits him.   If he can flout the minor laws, he is capable of flouting more important laws.

 

He's not the man for me!

 

 

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On 02/11/2018 at 14:54, Flat_at said:

I have just watched the B. B. C. news at 1. One of the first items showed a certain Mr. Corbyn leaving a house with a bicycle, getting on the said bicycle, pedalling to the end of the road and turning left. What is wrong with that, I hear you asking. Clearly shown at the end of the road is a large, round blue sign with a white arrow pointing to the right, also shown painted on the road surface is an arrow also pointing to the right. Now I have no idea where Mr. Corbyn lives so do not know if there is a cycle path going off to the left but, going by the actions of some politicians in the not too distant past, he is probably just being a cyclist going about his business with no care or consideration for other road users. I am NOT anti cyclist but REALLY!   Thoughts please (tin hat on and ready for the lambasting I'm going to get:rolleyes:)

 

I saw the same broadcast and noticed this, I'm surprised this hasn't received more media attention, I'm sure the headline writers could have a field day with it.  

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On ‎03‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 16:23, Borussia 1900 said:

You must admit that lots of motorists use their phone whilst driving (truck drivers are particularly bad), you don’t see many cyclists doing so.

 

We have them texting while riding on the pavements, it wasn't long ago we had another ride into the wheelie bins by the kerb :rolleyes:

 

 

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Seems people are quite easily confused on this thread. Always happy to help!

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