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BigTone

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  1. Cyclists

    Go and do your own research instead of trying my patience.
  2. Cyclists

    No I haven't and frankly am losing patience with the idiots who have. You're telling me that no other country has implemented laws on bikes without any proof. I've shown you they have. As for Europe I suggest you go and do your research as you may be surprised what you find. I'm glad you don't play up front for City and miss the goal as often as you miss the point. Relegation would be a cert.
  3. Cyclists

    In New Zealand: Cyclist skills training Learning to ride a bicycle takes lots of practice so you should consider taking a course. Courses vary and cover a range of skills depending on who they are designed for. If you are interested in taking a course, contact your local council, bike club or bike shop to find a local training provider. The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA), Bike NZ and CAN have recently developed national guidelines for cyclist skills training. The training is separated into three grades of learning. Grade 1 - Beginner: Skills for full cycle control in non-traffic environments. Grade 2 - Intermediate: Skills to cycle in a variety of traffic environments. Grade 3 - Advanced: Skills to cycle confidently in all traffic environments. Grade 1 - Beginner If you are a beginner cyclist, learn to cycle in a safe place off the road. Beginners need to learn about their bicycle and how to control it. You should learn to: do a bicycle check do a helmet check understand the legal requirements and safety equipment for bicycles get on and off the bicycle without help start off and pedal without help stop quickly and with control steer the bicycle and manoeuvre safely to avoid objects look behind signal (stop, left, right) use the gears. Grade 2 - Intermediate Grade 2 cyclists need to learn skills to ride safely in a variety of traffic situations. Practice needs to take place on quiet roads. You should learn to: do all of the grade 1 skills understand road signs and the road rules start from the side of the road (kerb) stop on the side of the road (kerb) ride along the road pass a parked or slower moving vehicle travel straight through controlled and uncontrolled intersections turn left - at controlled and uncontrolled intersections turn right - at controlled and uncontrolled intersections use cycle lanes (optional) use shared paths (optional) ride through single lane roundabouts (optional) ride through traffic signals (optional). Grade 3 - Advanced Grade 3 cyclists need to learn to ride safely in all traffic situations. Practice in a variety of traffic situations. You should learn to: do all of the grade 1 and 2 skills use multi-laned roundabouts use intersections with traffic signals turn in and out of multi-laned roads overtake to the start of the queue recognise hazards and be an assertive, but also safe and confident cyclist share the road with other users ride in high-speed traffic environments (rural) do hook turns (optional) ride in groups (optional).
  4. Cyclists

    Obesity has no relevance to this discussion. How can you continually miss the point ? Bikes are required to be registered in USA by the way (ID plate etc). In NSW in Australia cyclists over 18 must always carry approved photo ID. Good idea to do your own research. Not saying post 117 is a lie but factually inaccurate.
  5. Cyclists

    But where is the proof ? If no one has implemented the idea how does anyone know this as fact. Remember exploring is a bit different from actually doing. In saying that it is also a good idea to do your homework on bike law in other countries before making such a statement.
  6. Cyclists

    It will work in the same way insurance works for those cyclists who already have taken cover. Why will it lead to fewer cyclists ? Why does it not work for drivers ? I believe that you will soon see the government put something into law. Strangely in my life I have learnt to ride a bike and have even owned one or two. I can honestly say I have never felt targeted by any driver at any time. Even stranger is that I am in the process of buying a new one and will take out an insurance cover on same. Again a very simple process. Also when I ride a bike I ride the correct way down a one way street, obey red lights and certainly do not ride on a pavement. Why is it people are turning this into "everybody hates us cyclists" or worse still "we are helping the NHS by riding our bikes". Both are bizarre and in no way relevant to my original questions which were asked after recent events in London and also my own experience of seeing an innocent pedestrian being seriously injured by a cyclist riding the wrong way down a one way street. To save you scrolling back through the pages here is my original post: Ok given the media coverage of that guy Charlie Alliston who killed a pedestrian while riding a bike with no brakes, I ask this question: Should cyclists be required to take a test for a license, tax their bikes, MOT their bikes and have insurance in the same way that a vehicle driver must ? Given my own experience of cyclists I have to answer with a very large YES. One way streets are exactly that. Red lights are exactly that. Pavements are exactly that. Why is it different if you ride a bike ? Rant over.
  7. Cyclists

    I don't want to see less people cycling and never on this thread have I said so. I want to see cyclists insured like other vehicles to cover any injury or loss they may cause others in the event of an accident. Very simple concept really.
  8. Cyclists

    Then spend some time in London.
  9. Ryanair

    They apparently call their passengers SLF......................... self loading freight !!
  10. Ryanair

    There is a very good & amusing book out called "Ruinair" which is all about them.
  11. Cyclists

    Fine, but at least be responsible and take out insurance like others on this thread have.
  12. Cyclists

    And that is a complete load of bollox not even associated with this thread. READ THE ORIGINAL POST !!!! I honestly cannot understand how someone can continually miss the point of what is being discussed.
  13. Ryanair

    Blow Fly ? Coitus Noflyus ? Taxi for Johnson (aka Toss) Off ?
  14. Ryanair

    Thin end of the wedge for Ryanair I think. There is more to all this than meets the eye.
  15. Cyclists

    Indeed he should and indeed he is
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