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Old February 13th 14, 06:24 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Speeding cyclist mows down elderly jogger

On 13/02/2014 16:23, Tarcap wrote:

"Bertie Wooster" wrote in message

On Thu, 13 Feb 2014 09:56:20 +0000, Mrcheerful

The cyclist was travelling too fast down a hill and smashed into the
elderly woman .

Luckily passers by took her to hospital for facial surgery.

“They do come down at a heck of a speed. They think they are coming down
a hill in the Tour De France. I was in the wrong place at the wrong

I wonder what the result would have been if it has been a car driver
coming down the hill, and not a cyclist.

But it wasn't. It was a cyclist. If it had been a car it would have been
easily identifiable by its number plates, and the car would have carried
insurance, which would have enable her to claim compensation.
So, unfortunately, it was a cyclist, who apparently did their normal
trick and scarpered.

But this is a cycling NG. Please at least make some attempt to stay on
topic, and not try to deflect the conversation to some non-existent
Let the wriggling commence.............

a car driver would be less likely to be looking at the yard in front of
his front wheel while trying to beat a Strava time, he would also have
efficient brakes, also engine noise and tyre sounds helps to give
audible warning of approach.

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