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Old August 17th 08, 05:27 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
HarryHill
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Default Cyclist in accident drives off

‘There may be serious consequences if a cyclist hits a child’

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wa...1466-21415408/


CALLS have been made for the widening of a pedestrian and cycle path
after a dog was hit by a bicycle.

Anne-Marie Wilkins, 37, from Llandaff North, is starting a petition
calling for the Taff Trail to be widened through Hailey Park after her
dog Bonny was run over by a cyclist, who then immediately rode off.

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Old August 17th 08, 05:43 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Marc[_2_]
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HarryHill wrote:
‘There may be serious consequences if a cyclist hits a child’

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wa...1466-21415408/



CALLS have been made for the widening of a pedestrian and cycle path
after a dog was hit by a bicycle.

Anne-Marie Wilkins, 37, from Llandaff North, is starting a petition
calling for the Taff Trail to be widened through Hailey Park after her
dog Bonny was run over by a cyclist, who then immediately rode off.

My money is on the little turd dispenser either being on a 35ft
extendable lead or not being on one at all.
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Old August 17th 08, 05:52 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
nully[_3_]
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Marc wrote:
HarryHill wrote:
‘There may be serious consequences if a cyclist hits a child’

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wa...1466-21415408/



CALLS have been made for the widening of a pedestrian and cycle path
after a dog was hit by a bicycle.

Anne-Marie Wilkins, 37, from Llandaff North, is starting a petition
calling for the Taff Trail to be widened through Hailey Park after her
dog Bonny was run over by a cyclist, who then immediately rode off.

My money is on the little turd dispenser either being on a 35ft
extendable lead or not being on one at all.


Which gives the cyclist the right to simply ride off and ignore the
incident then? Cycles should be required to carry reg plates to avoid
cowardly behaviour such as this. Be nice to see some posters condemn the
cyclist leaving the scene *irrespective of fault*, but I guess I'm
asking for too much there - after all, cyclists are beyond fault, right?
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Old August 17th 08, 05:53 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Peter Grange
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On Sun, 17 Aug 2008 17:43:55 +0100, Marc
wrote:

HarryHill wrote:
‘There may be serious consequences if a cyclist hits a child’

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wa...1466-21415408/



CALLS have been made for the widening of a pedestrian and cycle path
after a dog was hit by a bicycle.

Anne-Marie Wilkins, 37, from Llandaff North, is starting a petition
calling for the Taff Trail to be widened through Hailey Park after her
dog Bonny was run over by a cyclist, who then immediately rode off.

My money is on the little turd dispenser either being on a 35ft
extendable lead or not being on one at all.


The picture in the article shows the dog walker showing lots of
consideration for other users, pram on one side of the track, dog on
the other, most probably with a lead between them.
pete
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Old August 17th 08, 05:56 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Squashme
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On 17 Aug, 17:52, nully wrote:
Marc wrote:
HarryHill wrote:
‘There may be serious consequences if a cyclist hits a child’


http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wa.../there-may-be-....


CALLS have been made for the widening of a pedestrian and cycle path
after a dog was hit by a bicycle.


Anne-Marie Wilkins, 37, from Llandaff North, is starting a petition
calling for the Taff Trail to be widened through Hailey Park after her
dog Bonny was run over by a cyclist, who then immediately rode off.


My money is on the little turd dispenser either being on a 35ft
extendable lead or not being on one at all.


Which gives the cyclist the right to simply ride off and ignore the
incident then? Cycles should be required to carry reg plates to avoid
cowardly behaviour such as this. Be nice to see some posters condemn the
cyclist leaving the scene *irrespective of fault*, but I guess I'm
asking for too much there - after all, cyclists are beyond fault, right?


Hit and run is, I believe, a totally unknown phenomenon amongst
motorists.
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Old August 17th 08, 06:04 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Paul Boyd[_4_]
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On 17/08/2008 17:27, HarryHill said,

Anne-Marie Wilkins, 37, from Llandaff North, is starting a petition
calling for the Taff Trail to be widened through Hailey Park after her
dog Bonny was run over by a cyclist, who then immediately rode off.


That cyclist should be shot. Regardless of whose fault it was, and the
article doesn't say, the cyclist should at the very least have stopped
to make sure the dog was OK. Despicable, cowardly behaviour, IMO.

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http://www.paul-boyd.co.uk/
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Old August 17th 08, 06:04 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Peter Grange
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Default Cyclist in accident drives off

On Sun, 17 Aug 2008 17:52:07 +0100, nully wrote:

Marc wrote:
HarryHill wrote:
‘There may be serious consequences if a cyclist hits a child’

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wa...1466-21415408/



CALLS have been made for the widening of a pedestrian and cycle path
after a dog was hit by a bicycle.

Anne-Marie Wilkins, 37, from Llandaff North, is starting a petition
calling for the Taff Trail to be widened through Hailey Park after her
dog Bonny was run over by a cyclist, who then immediately rode off.

My money is on the little turd dispenser either being on a 35ft
extendable lead or not being on one at all.


Which gives the cyclist the right to simply ride off and ignore the
incident then? Cycles should be required to carry reg plates to avoid
cowardly behaviour such as this. Be nice to see some posters condemn the
cyclist leaving the scene *irrespective of fault*, but I guess I'm
asking for too much there - after all, cyclists are beyond fault, right?


Out of common courtesy the cyclist should have stopped, IMO. Please
don't extend the act of one person to "all cyclists are beyond fault,
right?".
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Old August 17th 08, 06:09 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Marc[_2_]
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Peter Grange wrote:
On Sun, 17 Aug 2008 17:52:07 +0100, nully wrote:

Marc wrote:
HarryHill wrote:
‘There may be serious consequences if a cyclist hits a child’

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wa...1466-21415408/



CALLS have been made for the widening of a pedestrian and cycle path
after a dog was hit by a bicycle.

Anne-Marie Wilkins, 37, from Llandaff North, is starting a petition
calling for the Taff Trail to be widened through Hailey Park after her
dog Bonny was run over by a cyclist, who then immediately rode off.

My money is on the little turd dispenser either being on a 35ft
extendable lead or not being on one at all.

Which gives the cyclist the right to simply ride off and ignore the
incident then? Cycles should be required to carry reg plates to avoid
cowardly behaviour such as this. Be nice to see some posters condemn the
cyclist leaving the scene *irrespective of fault*, but I guess I'm
asking for too much there - after all, cyclists are beyond fault, right?


Out of common courtesy the cyclist should have stopped, IMO. Please
don't extend the act of one person to "all cyclists are beyond fault,
right?".


Stopped to be bitten?
Stopped to be attacked by the "aggrieved" owner?

Loose turd dispenser,
Loose turd dispenser is scared but unhurt by cyclist
Loose turd dispenser learns lesson
Turd dispenser's owner doesn't learn lesson and starts a petition to
spend £100,000s rather than her buying a lead

What possible help would it have been for the cyclist to have stopped?
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Old August 17th 08, 06:14 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
JNugent[_4_]
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Paul Boyd wrote:

HarryHill said,


Anne-Marie Wilkins, 37, from Llandaff North, is starting a petition
calling for the Taff Trail to be widened through Hailey Park after her
dog Bonny was run over by a cyclist, who then immediately rode off.


That cyclist should be shot. Regardless of whose fault it was, and the
article doesn't say, the cyclist should at the very least have stopped
to make sure the dog was OK. Despicable, cowardly behaviour, IMO.


Maybe. maybe not.

What if he's frightened of dogs (and/or irate dog owners)?

That is meant as a serious point.
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Old August 17th 08, 06:15 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
JNugent[_4_]
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Marc wrote:
Peter Grange wrote:
On Sun, 17 Aug 2008 17:52:07 +0100, nully wrote:

Marc wrote:
HarryHill wrote:
‘There may be serious consequences if a cyclist hits a child’

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wa...1466-21415408/



CALLS have been made for the widening of a pedestrian and cycle
path after a dog was hit by a bicycle.

Anne-Marie Wilkins, 37, from Llandaff North, is starting a petition
calling for the Taff Trail to be widened through Hailey Park after
her dog Bonny was run over by a cyclist, who then immediately rode
off.

My money is on the little turd dispenser either being on a 35ft
extendable lead or not being on one at all.
Which gives the cyclist the right to simply ride off and ignore the
incident then? Cycles should be required to carry reg plates to avoid
cowardly behaviour such as this. Be nice to see some posters condemn
the cyclist leaving the scene *irrespective of fault*, but I guess
I'm asking for too much there - after all, cyclists are beyond fault,
right?


Out of common courtesy the cyclist should have stopped, IMO. Please
don't extend the act of one person to "all cyclists are beyond fault,
right?".


Stopped to be bitten?
Stopped to be attacked by the "aggrieved" owner?

Loose turd dispenser,
Loose turd dispenser is scared but unhurt by cyclist
Loose turd dispenser learns lesson
Turd dispenser's owner doesn't learn lesson and starts a petition to
spend £100,000s rather than her buying a lead

What possible help would it have been for the cyclist to have stopped?


He could have aplogised. It often goes a long way to assuage injury and
hurt.

But you make a valid point about potential fear of reprisals.
 




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