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    Are cyclists not allowed in passing places?

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    Unfortunately many of the le joggers will not be familiar with single track road and passing place etiquette
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    Quote Originally Posted by mi16 View Post
    Unfortunately many of the le joggers will not be familiar with single track road and passing place etiquette
    Aye experienced many of those clowns on bikes earphones plugged in lycra types, oblivious to what is happening behind them on single track roads bang in the middle and sauntering past the passing places either to deaf with the earphones or just plain ignorant not a care in the world and stuff all behind them, no registration plates nowt to report to the police, isn't it just grand being a cyclist.
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    As I said earlier,
    They should sit a CBT test, have there vehicle periodically examined, and some form of registration identification. Also if they have any sense they should get some form of legal cover to fight there corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaza View Post
    As I said earlier,
    They should sit a CBT test, have there vehicle periodically examined, and some form of registration identification. Also if they have any sense they should get some form of legal cover to fight there corner.
    what sort of registration identification do you suggest?
    what would be checked in this periodical examination?
    how does a person learn how to ride a bike properly if they are not allowed on the road without first passing a test?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonkatojo View Post
    Aye experienced many of those clowns on bikes earphones plugged in lycra types, oblivious to what is happening behind them on single track roads bang in the middle and sauntering past the passing places either to deaf with the earphones or just plain ignorant not a care in the world and stuff all behind them, no registration plates nowt to report to the police, isn't it just grand being a cyclist.
    I have followed many a car past multiple passing places also with them having no intention of pulling in (including the police)
    dont get the Lycra comments, if you are out on an extended trip on your bicycle then the correct clothing is essential to wick the sweat away from the body and to provide padding to the undercarriage. After all you wouldn't go out for a run or play football in jeans and brogues would you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mi16 View Post
    what sort of registration identification do you suggest?
    what would be checked in this periodical examination?
    how does a person learn how to ride a bike properly if they are not allowed on the road without first passing a test?
    The same way as getting and staying on the road on a moped/motorbike.

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    So no bikes until 16 years old, most moped users will already be familiar with the concept of balance Due to being cyclists as kids, new cyclists will not have that luxury
    how many bikes do you reckon are in circulation already that would need to be circled up and registered, the DVLA are already seriously understaffed, how will they be able to cope with looking after millions of bicycles also?
    how will this be paid for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaza View Post
    As I said earlier,
    They should sit a CBT test, have there vehicle periodically examined, and some form of registration identification. Also if they have any sense they should get some form of legal cover to fight there corner.
    How would those things stop them doing whatever bad things we're talking about (I've forgotten what they are)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sids View Post
    How would those things stop them doing whatever bad things we're talking about (I've forgotten what they are)?
    Then you would presumably have a number plate of some sort that you could use to report the cyclist.
    of course the cyclist will then say they had lent their bike to someone else and the whole thing falls over
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    Quote Originally Posted by mi16 View Post
    Then you would presumably have a number plate of some sort that you could use to report the cyclist.
    You mean you'd tell on them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sids View Post
    You mean you'd tell on them?

    We don't like sneaks in this school!

    Thats where it gets clever, you use the name of your arch enemy
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    http://www.johnogroat-journal.co.uk/...s-30092016.htm

    some grade A ignorance on display here
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    Quote Originally Posted by mi16 View Post
    http://www.johnogroat-journal.co.uk/...s-30092016.htm

    some grade A ignorance on display here
    Shouldn't be racing on public roads anyway, they are not a race track.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alrock View Post
    Shouldn't be racing on public roads anyway, they are not a race track.
    Its perfectly above board and legal Alrock
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    Quote Originally Posted by mi16 View Post
    Its perfectly above board and legal Alrock

    Just because it is legal, doesn't make it right.
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    In this case, it does
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    Is it legal !
    I've only seen cycle races on TV, and they close the roads for them.
    Have I missed somthing ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaza View Post
    Is it legal !
    I've only seen cycle races on TV, and they close the roads for them.
    Have I missed somthing ?
    Yes you have
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    Quote Originally Posted by mi16 View Post
    Yes you have
    Oo, it's like that, is it

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