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Old February 23rd 04, 11:58 AM
Tony Raven
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After Helen's news alert I thought I'd pen a short letter and it seems they
are going to publish it. Better not show my face round Norfolk for a while -
wouldn't stand a chance with the Police, CPS and Courts there if I were to
transgress ;-)

Tony

Dear Sir

While not wishing to comment on the "speeding cyclists" in your
article I do find it worrying that the Norfolk Casualty Reduction
Partnership is uninformed about basic traffic law, comprising as it
does Norfolk County Council Planning & Transportation Department,
Norfolk Constabulary, Norfolk Magistrates Court, The Highways Agency
and Crown Prosecution Service (Norfolk Branch). Mr Bryan Edwards on
behalf of the Partnership says of cycling faster than the speed limit:
"It is a motoring offence and you can be prosecuted under the Road
Traffic Act"

If Mr Edwards would care to peruse the laws on speeding he will find
they apply only to motor vehicles. So while the police may be able to
bring charges of "dangerous cycling" or "cycling furiously" they will
have a hard time making a charge of exceeding the speed limit on a
bicycle stick under the Road Traffic or any other Act

Yours sincerely

Tony Raven



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Old February 23rd 04, 12:09 PM
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After Helen's news alert I thought I'd pen a short letter and it seems they
are going to publish it. Better not show my face round Norfolk for a while -
wouldn't stand a chance with the Police, CPS and Courts there if I were to
transgress ;-)


well done you!

cheers, helen s


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Old February 23rd 04, 12:34 PM
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Hmmm....

Well reasoned, brief, yet containing all the relevant points. Hasn't a hope
of getting published :-/ Where's all the "I'm incensed/outraged/totally
dumbfounded/etc." that seem to be a prerequisite to getting a letter
published these days? Or at least that's how it seems going by what you
often read, but perhaps that's just the overall quality of the
contributions. If so, you've raised the tone quite a bit Tony ;-)


Graeme
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Old February 23rd 04, 08:38 PM
Niv
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Nicely put.

Now, as soon as my shoulder's better, I'm in training to get up to 40mph
short sprints. (dream on!)
Then a brief trip to Norfolk to use up all the speedcam film.

Niv.


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Old February 23rd 04, 09:27 PM
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On Mon, 23 Feb 2004 11:34:07 GMT, Graeme
wrote:

Hmmm....

Well reasoned, brief, yet containing all the relevant points. Hasn't a hope
of getting published :-/ Where's all the "I'm incensed/outraged/totally
dumbfounded/etc." that seem to be a prerequisite to getting a letter
published these days? Or at least that's how it seems going by what you
often read, but perhaps that's just the overall quality of the
contributions. If so, you've raised the tone quite a bit Tony ;-)


Hi Graeme

As a DM reader I should probably be incensed/outraged/totally
dumbfounded/etc. However, I'm not.

FWIW, at first, I read the final word as Tory rather than Tony. So be
it.

James
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Old February 23rd 04, 09:49 PM
James Hodson
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On Mon, 23 Feb 2004 19:38:25 -0000, "Niv"
wrote:

Now, as soon as my shoulder's better, I'm in training to get up to 40mph
short sprints. (dream on!)


Then a brief trip to Norfolk to use up all the speedcam film.


Niv

Think "downhill". Having said that, you have spoiled it all by
mentioning Norfolk.

Helen's referrences to those East Anglian hills should be taken with
large pinches of salt.

James
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Old February 24th 04, 07:54 AM
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Now, as soon as my shoulder's better, I'm in training to get up to 40mph
short sprints. (dream on!)


Then a brief trip to Norfolk to use up all the speedcam film.


Niv

Think "downhill". Having said that, you have spoiled it all by
mentioning Norfolk.

Helen's referrences to those East Anglian hills should be taken with
large pinches of salt.

James



Yes, I live in the Chilterns; not exactly alpine length climbs,
but they are quite steep on the wrong side of the escarpment,
long(ish) & gentle the other side.

Mind you, I live at the top of a dead end hill, 1 in 7 & a 60m/200ft climb
at the end of every ride! Oh why oh why did I move up here?

Niv.


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Old February 24th 04, 09:56 AM
Helen Deborah Vecht
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"Niv" typed


Mind you, I live at the top of a dead end hill, 1 in 7 & a 60m/200ft climb
at the end of every ride! Oh why oh why did I move up here?


For the view.
Next!

Helen - over the hill and round the bend...

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Old February 24th 04, 11:05 AM
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in message , James Hodson
') wrote:

Think "downhill". Having said that, you have spoiled it all by
mentioning Norfolk.

Helen's referrences to those East Anglian hills should be taken with
large pinches of salt.


Small pinches of salt. If you take large pinches, there'll be nothing left
fot the hills to hide behind.

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not begin to understand the mentality of the party he has been elected
to lead. He is quite simply a liberal" -- Ken Coates MEP (Lab) of Tony
Blair

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Old February 24th 04, 11:52 PM
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On Tue, 24 Feb 2004 06:54:05 -0000, "Niv"
wrote in message :

Yes, I live in the Chilterns; not exactly alpine length climbs,
but they are quite steep on the wrong side of the escarpment,
long(ish) & gentle the other side.


Wednesday evening ride country :-)

Which is it to be tonight, lads? ******* hill, utter ******* hill or
complete monster ******* hill?

Guy
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