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Old January 4th 11, 10:21 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Leave a gap, don't travel so close. It really is not rocket science.

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/bury_st_e...ation_1_765775


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Old January 4th 11, 12:51 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Mrcheerful wrote:
Leave a gap, don't travel so close. It really is not rocket

science.


http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/bury_st_e...ation_1_765775

Indeed, using the road safely certainly isn't rocket science (but
'accidents' do occur)

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/henley_vi..._pole_1_765836

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/orwell_br...ash_1_ 765798


Know what I mean nudge, nudge, wink, wink.


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Old January 4th 11, 01:43 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Colin Nelson wrote:
Mrcheerful wrote:
Leave a gap, don't travel so close. It really is not rocket science.


http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/bury_st_e...ation_1_765775

Indeed, using the road safely certainly isn't rocket science (but
'accidents' do occur)


riding a pack of bikes so close that their wheels touch is not an accident,
it is criminal recklessness, brought about by a selfish disregard of others'
safety.


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Old January 4th 11, 02:54 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On Jan 4, 1:43*pm, "Mrcheerful" wrote:


riding a pack of bikes so close that their wheels touch is not an accident,
it is criminal recklessness, brought about by a selfish disregard of others'
safety.



Riding in a group is a fun healthy activity that thousands of
cyclists take part in every week. Occasionally wheels touch and some
people come down. Sometimes this results in minor injuries, sometimes
more major. It's a known and expected consequence of riding in a
group.

It is not criminal.

You really do need to get a sense of perspective.

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Old January 4th 11, 03:51 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On Jan 4, 3:49*pm, Matt B wrote:


Presumably, especially given the serious injuries involved and that it
occurred on a public road, a police investigation will examine the
likelihood that any offences or Highway Code breaches were committed.


No idea.

My initial guess is it's much like any activity a group of people
take part in, and the police would be involved if somebody makes a
complaint against others.

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Old January 4th 11, 04:36 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On Jan 4, 4:12*pm, JNugent wrote:


"Expected" by whom?


I'm talking about the cyclists in the group, at least that's my
understanding having ridden in groups, and having had others explain
the rules under which they operate (signals given, etiquette, etc.)

If you're not in the group, then you would just operate as normal,
so if you're in a car, no need to do anything different. Leave
sufficient stopping distance, and overtake when appropriate.

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