On the way back through the city this evening, I witnessed an accident. A motorcyclist on a matt black bike (naked 600 ish - couldn’t see the make) pushed past me at the traffic lights, then overtook the line of traffic waiting to turn right onto London Bridge at speed and without any observational skills - passing all the traffic islands - and knocked over a poor pedestrian who stepped out from in front of a stationary car.
The second incident was a cyclist literally physically pushing a scooter rider out of the bus lane - which seemed obviously the cyclist’s fault, but then when I saw how the scooter rider was weaving around as if he had spent all day in the Dog and Anchor I realised it was not.
Well I have news for you, buddies, riding at 50 miles per hour in a 30 in a straight line through town, with chicken strips as big as my backside - does not make you a good rider - it makes you a dangerous liability :Whistling:
Not just in London around it too. Had to take the kids to Southampton today (from NW London) and I couldn’t get anywhere near the M25 so ended up having to go out on the M40 and make my way south to Basingstoke through the country… what a pain!
I must have luck then…
Day as every day, a bit busy, a bit annoying.
Nothing unusual, day by day morons, 125’s racers, or fiesta/corsa “sport” right line 2mph under speed limit hangers.
Day like every day…
Agreed. there are quite a few liabilities out there now with the weather being fine and people hauling scoots etc out of the back sheds. Also the riders on sports bikes in shorts and Tshirts, a serious act of faith in people not trying to have you off! I’d rather sweat in my gear than slide naked down the road.