Apologies for another large gap between episodes. It’s my new years resolution to do these more regularly.
Why are the cyclists in this episode silly?
10 – 5 cyclists going through red lights, potentially very dangerous. Pedestrians may cross the road without checking for vehicles crossing when they shouldn’t. A collision could seriously injure the pedestrian and fault would 100% be with the cyclist.
9 – Salmon cycling. Going against the flow of moving traffic is obviously a bad idea, people aren’t going to expect you to be coming in that direction and you force other road users to take avoiding action.
8 – Cyclist joins the road without properly checking, doesn’t pedal and forces other road users to come to a stop. The best course of action when joining a road is to look before hand and go when there is enough space, this keeps the traffic flowing and everyone safe.
7 – Falling over, best avoided as it draws attention to your self and some people may laugh.
6 – Stopping past the stop line is essentially the same as going across the junction, you’ve gone through the red light. However stopping after the junction can put you in a position where you come into conflict with large vehicles making a turn, they need more space to make these turns.
5 – Filtering next to a tram is a bad idea, due to the axle position the rear of the tram can swing a fair bit, even on a small corner. A gap can look quite appealing to filter up but that can quickly change!
4 – Cyclist goes straight through the red light and almost hits a pedestrian. He tings his bell as if that makes it ok.
3 – Cyclist overtakes on the wrong side of a shared use path at speed and on a corner, almost colliding with the oncoming cyclist. Very stupid and very dangerous. It’s a shared use path with limited space, slow down when required to!
2 – Cyclist tries to filter up the side of coach with paving on the right. the coach moves to the right to avoid a bus but fails to see the cyclist. The cyclist is very lucky to not get seriously hurt when he gets squashed between the coach and the raised paving.
1 – Cyclist filters between moving traffic and right in front of a moving lorry. the distance of which was way too close, any touch of his rear wheel would have ended in a crash and possibly a serious if not deadly injury to the cyclist.
Thanks to this episodes contributors