'I cycle on the road as if every driver is trying to hit me'
That doesn't make sense. In that case why do it at all if it's that bad? It's a fair logical question.
Dare I say that the collision isn't obviously deliberate but the actions after tend to support that conclusion. But even those could be those of a totally confused and bewildered frightened driver from the get go.
But wasn't this piece written by a cyclist? If so it can hardly be balanced rational reporting can it?
On the basis of this evidence, the police seem to be jumping to conclusions.
Millions of times a day, drivers are safely passing cyclists without incident and I am sure if there was mass attempted murder and murder by car going on the Telegraph would've been leading with all that now. But why foment a cycle war DT?
You are encouraging exposed humans of all ages, on two flimsy wheels and a slender frame, to mix and mingle and often obstruct and compete with, large essential machinery on the move and which is operated by complete strangers of varying ability and mental capability. Now can anyone deny that is what road cycling is? If it were invented now in 2014 it would be considered as a mad idea.
See these instances DT and then tell us you encourage all this. http://
Motor engineer by trade, served 32 years in London Police. Class 1 advance police driver & motorcyclist. A keen cyclist still cycling at 75. Have dealt with accidents. Have prosecuted them. Have compiled and provided accident stats. Abstract road accident reports to the legal profession. Three Commissioner's Commendations (One on the instigation of the Governor of the Bank of England) Royal Humane Society Award for resuscitation in life threatening circumstances and a member of MENSA. Had two businesses. Very involved in local affairs in London. Ran a London boxing club and rose to the National ABA Council and England team manager. Founder of a London Borough Sports Council. Very involved in charity fundraising. Moved to Lincolnshire 1994. Founded an indoor short mat bowling club in Sutton on Sea. Currently the East Midlands Coordinator of the Alliance of British Drivers and now the founder of Driver's Protest Union. www.driversunion.co