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    Post by Adam Mint on Fri 25 Aug 2017 - 23:26

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-41028321

    Now I ain't a fan of eejit cyclists, but what's your view on this one...

    In brief:-

    Guys cycling through London on a velodrome track type bike, no front brake (illegal)...

    He's doing approx 20mph, (not illegal)...

    Woman who died is on mobile phone and steps off pavement right in front of him, they collide...

    He gets up from collision and starts shouting at her lying on road, she ain't dead, died a few days later in hospital... (Oh, to me he comes across as a bit of a arrogant twat, but that apart)...

    He's taken to court cos he don't have a front brake on bike, he says it would have made no difference, saying she stepped right in front of him...

    He's taken to court on a manslaughter charge, found not guilty of on that charge but guilty of bodily or wanton harm by furious driving...

    mmmm, he was within the speed limit, she steps off the pavement in front of him distracted by being on phone...

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    Post by searcher on Fri 25 Aug 2017 - 23:57

    Apparently he was charged under an ancient law , he'll get fined 2/6d
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    Post by Adam Mint on Sat 26 Aug 2017 - 0:06

    Reports I've read on case were vague, nothing to say he was cycling recklessly but on that type of bike I don't surpect he'd be hanging around,,, but she stepped in front of him,,, hence I suspect the correct charge...
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    Post by searcher on Sat 26 Aug 2017 - 0:23

    I never knew fixed wheels were illegal ,one of my mated had one ,bloody dangerous if you forgot to keep pedalling, over the bar you went
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    Post by Adam Mint on Sat 26 Aug 2017 - 0:31

    Reading story it would seem the fact the rear wheel is fixed that deems it as a brake that can be controlled through the pedals,,, but front brake is also required to make bike legal...

    As a teenager I had a fixed wheel bike, yip you get a fair bit of speed up on it, can't recall what brakes it had...
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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sat 26 Aug 2017 - 9:13

    It was his lack of remorse that pissed me off. He didn't seem to care he'd killed someone...



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    Post by Perfectspecimen on Sat 26 Aug 2017 - 10:11

    What goes around........ Cruising along in the sun yesterday in my van and approaching cyclist and caravan coming other way, yep, they were all out yesterday. I goes round bike obviously going over white line, and get flashing lights and finger from caravan man. He didnt need to even slow down or anything just a first class twat. Its at times like this when I wish I had a handy rock on the dashboard........ Nice big target a caravan. Anyone been following this... 294053457



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    Post by Gypsy on Sat 26 Aug 2017 - 13:25

    Campbell Brodie wrote:It was his lack of remorse that pissed me off. He didn't seem to care he'd killed someone...

    Same here arrogant bar steward.
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    Post by Adam Mint on Mon 18 Sep 2017 - 14:01

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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Mon 18 Sep 2017 - 16:44

    Yeah, the guy's a tit...



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    Post by Adam Mint on Mon 18 Sep 2017 - 17:56

    Wonder what outcome of court case would have been if his attitude had been different bearing in mind she did step in front of him while on her mobile phone...
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    Post by Mcqueen on Mon 18 Sep 2017 - 18:04

    No remorse, thats why he got jail, prize tit
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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Mon 18 Sep 2017 - 19:03

    Yep, you've got to pretend to be apologetic...



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