Episode 49 of Silly Cyclists is here. There are another 10 slots open for silly cyclists, but who will be in there and why?
10 – Pedal strike can be a big issue if it’s a big one, it can make you crash, so it’s always wise in a big lean over corner to keep the outside pedal down.
9 – I tried to do a cyclocross style dismount (something I’ve done many times), but my wheel or foot slipped at some point and I ended up under the bike and servilely twisting my ankle.
8 – Cyclist coming down a shared use path decides to go on the wrong side of the lane, forcing me to come to a near stop to avoid colliding with him. Be predictable in cycle lanes!
7 – Cyclist passes another cyclist on a two way cycle lane, but didn’t see the oncoming cyclist, so forces him into the road to avoid a collision, pick your places to pass slower cyclists, don’t just presume you can go.
6 – Knowing when to filter is important, doing so at the wrong point can cause a collision. Watch the traffic ahead of you and pick your opportunities wisely.
5 – Cyclist causally rolls through a red and forces other road users to stop to avoid a collision. Stop at red!
4 – Cyclist blasts through a zebra crossing whilst people are crossing, MADNESS!
3 – Cyclist moves over to the left far to soon after setting off from the lights, forcing other cyclists to slow to let him through, selfish and very dangerous. Also STOP AT RED!
2 – Cyclist left hooks another cyclist, seriously?! That is one dumb maneuver and one I would never expect from another cyclist.
1 – Cyclist passes with CM to spare on another cyclist, forcing her to stop as she felt unsafe! Please pass with care!