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Old November 30th 19, 09:06 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
MrCheerful
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A YORK cyclist died after failing to see a parked car until the last
moment and then crashing into the back of the vehicle, an inquest heard.

A peaked baseball cap worn by Colin Marron may have obscured his view of
the stationary BMW as he was cycling along Holgate Road, said North
Yorkshire Police collision investigator, PC Paddy Green.

he had been riding a bike with drop handlebars which tended to encourage
riders to look down rather than up.

CCTV had shown that Mr Marron had spotted the parked BMW when just a
metre away from it and then swerved, but he was unable to avoid the
collision, in which he hit the back windscreen, shattering the glass.

I hope he had fridge freezer insurance.

https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/180...idnt-see-time/
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Old November 30th 19, 12:54 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
jnugent
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Default Dropped bars, TDF wannabee kills himself by riding into a parkedcar.

On 30/11/2019 08:06, MrCheerful wrote:

A YORK cyclist died after failing to see a parked car until the last
moment and then crashing into the back of the vehicle, an inquest heard.

A peaked baseball cap worn by Colin Marron may have obscured his view of
the stationary BMW as he was cycling along Holgate Road, said North
Yorkshire Police collision investigator, PC Paddy Green.

he had been riding a bike with drop handlebars which tended to encourage
riders to look down rather than up.

CCTV had shown that Mr Marron had spotted the parked BMW when just a
metre away from it and then swerved, but he was unable to avoid the
collision, in which he hit the back windscreen, shattering the glass.

I hope he had fridge freezer insurance.

https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/180...idnt-see-time/


QUOTE:
The coroner said highways officials had investigated whether the
proximity of a cycle lane to a residents’ parking bay where the BMW was
parked had been a factor in the accident.

He said there was a 12.5 metre gap between the end of the cycle lane and
the start of the parking bay and he had concluded that this had not
posed an additional risk.
ENDQUOTE

I should think so too. The "cycle lane" ends just after the side road
(Wilton Rise), when travelling SE. The car-parking bay is some way past
that junction, the gap between the two road features there reported as
12.5 metres (or just over thirteen and a half yards in standard distance
measurement terms).

https://tinyurl.com/recjfvx

There really is no substitute for watching where you are going.
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Old November 30th 19, 02:44 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Jester
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Default Dropped bars, TDF wannabee kills himself by riding into a parked car.

On Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 8:06:14 AM UTC, MrCheerful wrote:
A YORK cyclist died after failing to see a parked car until the last
moment and then crashing into the back of the vehicle, an inquest heard.

A peaked baseball cap worn by Colin Marron may have obscured his view of
the stationary BMW as he was cycling along Holgate Road, said North
Yorkshire Police collision investigator, PC Paddy Green.

he had been riding a bike with drop handlebars which tended to encourage
riders to look down rather than up.

CCTV had shown that Mr Marron had spotted the parked BMW when just a
metre away from it and then swerved, but he was unable to avoid the
collision, in which he hit the back windscreen, shattering the glass.

I hope he had fridge freezer insurance.

https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/180...idnt-see-time/


And?

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Old November 30th 19, 03:04 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
jnugent
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Default Dropped bars, TDF wannabee kills himself by riding into a parkedcar.

On 30/11/2019 13:44, Simon Jester wrote:

On Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 8:06:14 AM UTC, MrCheerful wrote:


A YORK cyclist died after failing to see a parked car until the last
moment and then crashing into the back of the vehicle, an inquest heard.

A peaked baseball cap worn by Colin Marron may have obscured his view of
the stationary BMW as he was cycling along Holgate Road, said North
Yorkshire Police collision investigator, PC Paddy Green.

he had been riding a bike with drop handlebars which tended to encourage
riders to look down rather than up.

CCTV had shown that Mr Marron had spotted the parked BMW when just a
metre away from it and then swerved, but he was unable to avoid the
collision, in which he hit the back windscreen, shattering the glass.

I hope he had fridge freezer insurance.

https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/180...idnt-see-time/


And?


And this was one of a relatively few posts in uk.r.c to be on-topic?
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Old November 30th 19, 03:44 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
colwyn[_2_]
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Default Dropped bars, TDF wannabee kills himself by riding into a parkedcar.

On 30/11/2019 14:04, JNugent wrote:
On 30/11/2019 13:44, Simon Jester wrote:

On Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 8:06:14 AM UTC, MrCheerful wrote:


A YORK cyclist died after failing to see a parked car until the last
moment and then crashing into the back of the vehicle, an inquest heard.

A peaked baseball cap worn by Colin Marron may have obscured his view of
the stationary BMW as he was cycling along Holgate Road, said North
Yorkshire Police collision investigator, PC Paddy Green.

he had been riding a bike with drop handlebars which tended to encourage
riders to look down rather than up.

CCTV had shown that Mr Marron had spotted the parked BMW when just a
metre away from it and then swerved, but he was unable to avoid the
collision, in which he hit the back windscreen, shattering the glass.

I hope he had fridge freezer insurance.

https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/180...idnt-see-time/


And?


And this was one of a relatively few posts in uk.r.c to be on-topic?


Oh yes, just tinged with gloating, glee and schadenfreude. Shame on you!
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Old November 30th 19, 07:53 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
MrCheerful
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Default Dropped bars, TDF wannabee kills himself by riding into a parkedcar.

On 30/11/2019 14:44, colwyn wrote:
On 30/11/2019 14:04, JNugent wrote:
On 30/11/2019 13:44, Simon Jester wrote:

On Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 8:06:14 AM UTC, MrCheerful wrote:


A YORK cyclist died after failing to see a parked car until the last
moment and then crashing into the back of the vehicle, an inquest
heard.

A peaked baseball cap worn by Colin Marron may have obscured his
view of
the stationary BMW as he was cycling along Holgate Road, said North
Yorkshire Police collision investigator, PC Paddy Green.

he had been riding a bike with drop handlebars which tended to
encourage
riders to look down rather than up.

CCTV had shown that Mr Marron had spotted the parked BMW when just a
metre away from it and then swerved, but he was unable to avoid the
collision, in which he hit the back windscreen, shattering the glass.

I hope he had fridge freezer insurance.

https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/180...idnt-see-time/


And?


And this was one of a relatively few posts in uk.r.c to be on-topic?


Oh yes, just tinged with gloating, glee and schadenfreude. Shame on you!



If enough cyclists get the message then the number of deaths may decrease.
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Old November 30th 19, 08:44 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
jnugent
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Default Dropped bars, TDF wannabee kills himself by riding into a parkedcar.

On 30/11/2019 14:44, colwyn wrote:
On 30/11/2019 14:04, JNugent wrote:
On 30/11/2019 13:44, Simon Jester wrote:

On Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 8:06:14 AM UTC, MrCheerful wrote:


A YORK cyclist died after failing to see a parked car until the last
moment and then crashing into the back of the vehicle, an inquest
heard.

A peaked baseball cap worn by Colin Marron may have obscured his
view of
the stationary BMW as he was cycling along Holgate Road, said North
Yorkshire Police collision investigator, PC Paddy Green.

he had been riding a bike with drop handlebars which tended to
encourage
riders to look down rather than up.

CCTV had shown that Mr Marron had spotted the parked BMW when just a
metre away from it and then swerved, but he was unable to avoid the
collision, in which he hit the back windscreen, shattering the glass.

I hope he had fridge freezer insurance.

https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/180...idnt-see-time/


And?


And this was one of a relatively few posts in uk.r.c to be on-topic?


Oh yes, just tinged with gloating, glee and schadenfreude. Shame on you!


On *whom*?
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Old November 30th 19, 08:45 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
jnugent
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Default Dropped bars, TDF wannabee kills himself by riding into a parkedcar.

On 30/11/2019 18:53, MrCheerful wrote:
On 30/11/2019 14:44, colwyn wrote:
On 30/11/2019 14:04, JNugent wrote:
On 30/11/2019 13:44, Simon Jester wrote:

On Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 8:06:14 AM UTC, MrCheerful wrote:

A YORK cyclist died after failing to see a parked car until the last
moment and then crashing into the back of the vehicle, an inquest
heard.

A peaked baseball cap worn by Colin Marron may have obscured his
view of
the stationary BMW as he was cycling along Holgate Road, said North
Yorkshire Police collision investigator, PC Paddy Green.

he had been riding a bike with drop handlebars which tended to
encourage
riders to look down rather than up.

CCTV had shown that Mr Marron had spotted the parked BMW when just a
metre away from it and then swerved, but he was unable to avoid the
collision, in which he hit the back windscreen, shattering the glass.

I hope he had fridge freezer insurance.

https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/180...idnt-see-time/


And?


And this was one of a relatively few posts in uk.r.c to be on-topic?


Oh yes, just tinged with gloating, glee and schadenfreude. Shame on you!


If enough cyclists get the message then the number of deaths may decrease.


Unlikely.
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Old December 1st 19, 12:10 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Jester
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Default Dropped bars, TDF wannabee kills himself by riding into a parked car.

On Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 6:53:30 PM UTC, MrCheerful wrote:
On 30/11/2019 14:44, colwyn wrote:
On 30/11/2019 14:04, JNugent wrote:
On 30/11/2019 13:44, Simon Jester wrote:

On Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 8:06:14 AM UTC, MrCheerful wrote:

A YORK cyclist died after failing to see a parked car until the last
moment and then crashing into the back of the vehicle, an inquest
heard.

A peaked baseball cap worn by Colin Marron may have obscured his
view of
the stationary BMW as he was cycling along Holgate Road, said North
Yorkshire Police collision investigator, PC Paddy Green.

he had been riding a bike with drop handlebars which tended to
encourage
riders to look down rather than up.

CCTV had shown that Mr Marron had spotted the parked BMW when just a
metre away from it and then swerved, but he was unable to avoid the
collision, in which he hit the back windscreen, shattering the glass.

I hope he had fridge freezer insurance.

https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/180...idnt-see-time/


And?

And this was one of a relatively few posts in uk.r.c to be on-topic?


Oh yes, just tinged with gloating, glee and schadenfreude. Shame on you!



If enough cyclists get the message then the number of deaths may decrease.


If Horselesscarriageists didn't litter public roads with their subsidised toys this would not happen.
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Old December 1st 19, 12:38 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Dropped bars, TDF wannabee kills himself by riding into a parkedcar.

On 30/11/2019 18:53, MrCheerful wrote:
On 30/11/2019 14:44, colwyn wrote:
On 30/11/2019 14:04, JNugent wrote:


And this was one of a relatively few posts in uk.r.c to be on-topic?


Oh yes, just tinged with gloating, glee and schadenfreude. Shame on you!


If enough cyclists get the message then the number of deaths may decrease.

The message? How about people that know nothing about riding a bike stop
jumping to conclusions and mind their own business?

 




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