noticed that too.
I usually do my shoulder checks unless I’m 100% sure there’s no one, then I don’t.
However that’s usually not in the city. While in the city shoulder checks are an absolute must for everyone, ptw, cyclists, 4+wheeler etc…
Just once I had to evade quickly and didn’t do a shoulder check and what ya know, almost spiked me up a cyclist (to whom I apologized later on)
What the hell is a PTW?? Cyclist are a nightmare in London!! All ride like they have a death wish and I would rather see them off the road unless they pay road tax and have some mirrors and indicators fitted to the bike!! Rant over!!
agree with you on the cyclists, however it’s not all of them, there are a few (though not many enough as it is ) good folks who look out and don’t ride as if someone’s shoved a torpedo up their rear entrance
bit of a sweeping statement as I have been cycling in for weeks now and I could say the same about ptw’s but it is not all of us.
I disagree on the road tax, I pay it on my car and on my motorbike and cycling would take many hundreds of years before a pushbike would cause any damage to the roads, it is heavy vechiles like cars, 4x4, large trucks etc causing the majority of the damage to the raods
guy on a motorbike cut me up when he decided he didnt want to filter between lane 1 and 2 and instead go between 2 and 3…where I was. Missed my by inches and when I beeped just ignored me so I caught up with him and asked what the fcuk he was doing and he just shrugged…
then a scooter decided that on a roundabout he would use the outside lane to go around to the last exit…muppet
I cycle and ride and find that a lot less cyclists use the lifesaver to change direction /lanes I guess because riding a mc its drilled into you
My cousin’s a nurse on the NHS and when they had all those acronyms for patients like PNFN (Perfectly Normal for Norfolk) or CTD (Circling the Drain, ie about to croak) they all used to openly refer to Motorcycle Riders as Organ Donors…
What about the cyclists who constantly run through red lights? Then once they’ve just breezed past you the lights change and there now in the middle of the lane, cycling at all of 10-15mph holding every farcker up… What about the cyclist that are too nipping in and out of traffic then oops, the traffic starts flowing they’re in the middle of the road doing all of 10-15mph holding shitt up again… The ones that are overtaking eachother without doing shoulder checks coming into the flow of vehicles, again holding shit up!! The morons that decide to overtake a bus that has just pulled out then ooops the bus has picked up speed and now I can’t overtake holding shit up…
For everything you said about motorcyclists the same can be said for cyclists… Just get over it, people do silly shit everyday whether it b a motorcyclist, cyclists, car, van, bus or cab driver… Keep on your own game and stop biatching!!
Life saving glances over the shoulder should be an automatic part of riding every time before changing position on the road. Every once in a while - there IS something in your blind spot - kinda makes me jump sometimes - and so glad I did it…
My biggest concern with cyclists is, when I am filtering down the outside of traffic, they suddenly appear from between 2 vehicles to do the same, but don’t look behind them first looking out for other filterers before emerging - like they think they will be the only filterers on the road. Last time I had this experience and braked/beeped at the clueless tw+t, I got the two fingered salute…:crazy:
I feel I can preach on this subject as on my cycle and ptw I always do my shoulders and I pride myself on the fact I do not jump red lights. I hate anyone that does the cycles, ptw’s and cars alike I do not believe in it.