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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 16:21 
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-34051062

Footage showing a man chasing and pushing a female cyclist into traffic following a dispute has been released by police.
The video, caught on the woman's helmet camera, shows the man pursuing the cyclist then shoving her over in Whitechapel, east London.
She had asked him to wait for her to pass before crossing the road, police said.
The woman "did not require medical treatment" following the attack on Sidney Street on Friday 1 May, but she had been left "very upset, The Metropolitan Police said.
The force appealed for anybody who may have information about the man, believed to be in his early 40s, to contact them.


Now how can we blame the cyclist for that?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 13:10 
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If I was driving a car in the same position and a ped started to cross but stopped, I wouldn't give them the finger, would you?

Why do cyclists always seem to be so aggressive to everyone else on the road?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 21:23 
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:gatso2: I think the problem is that these "helmet cam" cyclists are now deliberately goading pedestrians and motorists into reacting in much the same way as we've seen on the video. What they want is their little moment of YouTube moment and/or a nice, fat compo cheque.

I'm sure there are many, sensible safe cyclists out there and the sad thing is, that the helmet cam road warriors are now giving the decent cyclists a bad name.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 23:02 
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graball wrote:
If I was driving a car in the same position and a ped started to cross but stopped, I wouldn't give them the finger, would you?

Why do cyclists always seem to be so aggressive to everyone else on the road?

In fairness, it's not certain that she did "give him the finger" He says something about it when he's shouting at her, but it could have been an index finger held up as a request to wait a second, or something like that, perhaps?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 23:03 
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CJG wrote:
:gatso2: I think the problem is that these "helmet cam" cyclists are now deliberately goading pedestrians and motorists into reacting in much the same way as we've seen on the video. What they want is their little moment of YouTube moment and/or a nice, fat compo cheque.

I'm sure there are many, sensible safe cyclists out there and the sad thing is, that the helmet cam road warriors are now giving the decent cyclists a bad name.


They're fighting back though!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYgF9E2-Fqs


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 08:55 
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CJG wrote:
that the helmet cam road warriors are now giving the decent cyclists a bad name.


More prejudice sadly.

Why should one idiot on a bike mean other cyclists are tarred with the same brush?


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