VIDEO: Cyclist says he feared for his life during clash with HGV in central Bromley

A video of the incident has been posted on YouTube

A video of the incident has been posted on YouTube

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A cyclist claims a HGV driver almost killed him when he was driving through the centre of Bromley, in a clash that went on for minutes. 

The incident, which happened at 2pm on June 22, began in Tweedy Road between Bromley North station and the junction with Widmore Road, and continued along Kentish Way.

Cyclist Nick Stone, who posted a video of the incident on YouTube, said: "The HGV pulled up behind me revving its engine. Always a bad sign.

"As the traffic moved on, the HGV overtook me, but pulled in to the left too quickly and almost sideswiped me. 

"I passed him, and could see in his wing mirror that he had a mobile phone in his right hand and appeared to be texting.

"Further down Kentish Way he passed me again, this time even closer. 

"The first pass may have been carelessness, but the second was clearly deliberate. I am always aware of the possibility of dying on the roads, and I thought my time had come. 

"Once he had passed me he moved back into the right hand lane. The lorry was inches away from me."

Mr Stone says he reported the incident to the company that owns the lorry, BJS Doncaster, which has suspended the driver pending an investigation. 

Jamie Sharp, owner of BJS Doncaster, said: "As soon as Mr Stone brought this to our attention we initiated an investigation into the driver's conduct. Those investigations are still ongoing.

"However, rather than level his complaint towards me, the owner of the company, and allow me to conduct a full and professional investigation, Mr Stone proceeded to post his video onto public fora and involve the press.

"I am not dismissing Mr Stone’s claims by any means, and if the investigation shows the driver to have been driving in a dangerous and negligent manner, then full disciplinary action will be taken.

"But we will not take any action until we are satisfied that the driver is at fault after investigating fully all records at our disposal."

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2:22pm Thu 31 Jul 14

ben1010101 says...

Easy way to stop this........

Get cyclists off the roads! Absolute dangers!
Easy way to stop this........ Get cyclists off the roads! Absolute dangers! ben1010101
  • Score: -43

2:26pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Eagles_Man says...

The only real question is ... who is the nastier piece of work?
The only real question is ... who is the nastier piece of work? Eagles_Man
  • Score: -16

2:42pm Thu 31 Jul 14

bexleyman says...

Rather inclined to agree with the business owner. It is needlessly confrontational to start plastering videos of people and tarnish company's names all over the internet & in the press. This will only sully the name of cyclists even further & cause more issues on the street. It would have been entirely reasonable to report this to the firm & the police & await concluding replies and then take matters further if the issue is not resolved in a balanced manner (read: not always the cyclist getting their own way 100% with life imprisonment for offending motorist)
Rather inclined to agree with the business owner. It is needlessly confrontational to start plastering videos of people and tarnish company's names all over the internet & in the press. This will only sully the name of cyclists even further & cause more issues on the street. It would have been entirely reasonable to report this to the firm & the police & await concluding replies and then take matters further if the issue is not resolved in a balanced manner (read: not always the cyclist getting their own way 100% with life imprisonment for offending motorist) bexleyman
  • Score: -13

3:55pm Thu 31 Jul 14

PoppyGreenLeaf says...

No need for this to go to press at all, seems to be being dealt with quite amicably by company and police. Like bexleyman says just gives bite to the usual car vs cyclists argument which has been done to death. You get stupid drivers, you get stupid cyclists, And before any car drivers bring it up, there isnt anything called Road Tax, and cyclists grow up and obey the road laws and if you feel threatened get off and walk.
No need for this to go to press at all, seems to be being dealt with quite amicably by company and police. Like bexleyman says just gives bite to the usual car vs cyclists argument which has been done to death. You get stupid drivers, you get stupid cyclists, And before any car drivers bring it up, there isnt anything called Road Tax, and cyclists grow up and obey the road laws and if you feel threatened get off and walk. PoppyGreenLeaf
  • Score: 9

4:02pm Thu 31 Jul 14

BeckenhamCloud9 says...

I've watched the video (obviously edited as it shows the same buildings!) a couple of times. I think Mr Stone is the one who should be prosecuted

He claims "The HGV pulled up behind me revving its engine". No, it stopped in traffic, the engine is idling. As the lights change it revs, quite normal to pull away

There is no mention of Mr Stone pulling out to pass the truck, his camera shows he didn't look so he could have been knocked over by a vehicle in the outside lane. He then decides to go between a bus and a car to get to the front of the queue (amazed he actually stopped at the red light)

If he genuinely thought he was in danger then why not keep out of the way?

And the comment "congratulations your unemployed" !!!!!!!!
I've watched the video (obviously edited as it shows the same buildings!) a couple of times. I think Mr Stone is the one who should be prosecuted He claims "The HGV pulled up behind me revving its engine". No, it stopped in traffic, the engine is idling. As the lights change it revs, quite normal to pull away There is no mention of Mr Stone pulling out to pass the truck, his camera shows he didn't look so he could have been knocked over by a vehicle in the outside lane. He then decides to go between a bus and a car to get to the front of the queue (amazed he actually stopped at the red light) If he genuinely thought he was in danger then why not keep out of the way? And the comment "congratulations your unemployed" !!!!!!!! BeckenhamCloud9
  • Score: -11

4:13pm Thu 31 Jul 14

reasonable75 says...

PoppyGreenLeaf wrote:
No need for this to go to press at all, seems to be being dealt with quite amicably by company and police. Like bexleyman says just gives bite to the usual car vs cyclists argument which has been done to death. You get stupid drivers, you get stupid cyclists, And before any car drivers bring it up, there isnt anything called Road Tax, and cyclists grow up and obey the road laws and if you feel threatened get off and walk.
Just wait for the comments from the lycra lobby!
[quote][p][bold]PoppyGreenLeaf[/bold] wrote: No need for this to go to press at all, seems to be being dealt with quite amicably by company and police. Like bexleyman says just gives bite to the usual car vs cyclists argument which has been done to death. You get stupid drivers, you get stupid cyclists, And before any car drivers bring it up, there isnt anything called Road Tax, and cyclists grow up and obey the road laws and if you feel threatened get off and walk.[/p][/quote]Just wait for the comments from the lycra lobby! reasonable75
  • Score: -24

4:17pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Rightly so says...

BeckenhamCloud9 wrote:
I've watched the video (obviously edited as it shows the same buildings!) a couple of times. I think Mr Stone is the one who should be prosecuted

He claims "The HGV pulled up behind me revving its engine". No, it stopped in traffic, the engine is idling. As the lights change it revs, quite normal to pull away

There is no mention of Mr Stone pulling out to pass the truck, his camera shows he didn't look so he could have been knocked over by a vehicle in the outside lane. He then decides to go between a bus and a car to get to the front of the queue (amazed he actually stopped at the red light)

If he genuinely thought he was in danger then why not keep out of the way?

And the comment "congratulations your unemployed" !!!!!!!!
I think if you were almost squashed by an HGV, you may choose to retaliate verbally. I think he was quite restrained in what he said. I don't think I would have been so polite. Your suggestion that the cyclist should be prosecuted is crass and makes no sense. Even if you are right about the cyclist not looking when he pulled out (which I doubt), such an action would only penalise him. The driver of the HGV pulling out and cutting in has much more serious implications.
Your comment about the fact he stopped at lights actually shows your default position on cyclists. The cyclist involved is one of the many cyclists who obey the rules of the road. In the same way, most lorry drivers drive properly and don't use their phones while driving.
Try to be objective rather than airing your prejudices.
[quote][p][bold]BeckenhamCloud9[/bold] wrote: I've watched the video (obviously edited as it shows the same buildings!) a couple of times. I think Mr Stone is the one who should be prosecuted He claims "The HGV pulled up behind me revving its engine". No, it stopped in traffic, the engine is idling. As the lights change it revs, quite normal to pull away There is no mention of Mr Stone pulling out to pass the truck, his camera shows he didn't look so he could have been knocked over by a vehicle in the outside lane. He then decides to go between a bus and a car to get to the front of the queue (amazed he actually stopped at the red light) If he genuinely thought he was in danger then why not keep out of the way? And the comment "congratulations your unemployed" !!!!!!!![/p][/quote]I think if you were almost squashed by an HGV, you may choose to retaliate verbally. I think he was quite restrained in what he said. I don't think I would have been so polite. Your suggestion that the cyclist should be prosecuted is crass and makes no sense. Even if you are right about the cyclist not looking when he pulled out (which I doubt), such an action would only penalise him. The driver of the HGV pulling out and cutting in has much more serious implications. Your comment about the fact he stopped at lights actually shows your default position on cyclists. The cyclist involved is one of the many cyclists who obey the rules of the road. In the same way, most lorry drivers drive properly and don't use their phones while driving. Try to be objective rather than airing your prejudices. Rightly so
  • Score: 50

4:38pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Marty1979 says...

Oh no, another cyclist v motorist story
Oh no, another cyclist v motorist story Marty1979
  • Score: -14

4:45pm Thu 31 Jul 14

reasonable75 says...

Rightly so wrote:
BeckenhamCloud9 wrote:
I've watched the video (obviously edited as it shows the same buildings!) a couple of times. I think Mr Stone is the one who should be prosecuted

He claims "The HGV pulled up behind me revving its engine". No, it stopped in traffic, the engine is idling. As the lights change it revs, quite normal to pull away

There is no mention of Mr Stone pulling out to pass the truck, his camera shows he didn't look so he could have been knocked over by a vehicle in the outside lane. He then decides to go between a bus and a car to get to the front of the queue (amazed he actually stopped at the red light)

If he genuinely thought he was in danger then why not keep out of the way?

And the comment "congratulations your unemployed" !!!!!!!!
I think if you were almost squashed by an HGV, you may choose to retaliate verbally. I think he was quite restrained in what he said. I don't think I would have been so polite. Your suggestion that the cyclist should be prosecuted is crass and makes no sense. Even if you are right about the cyclist not looking when he pulled out (which I doubt), such an action would only penalise him. The driver of the HGV pulling out and cutting in has much more serious implications.
Your comment about the fact he stopped at lights actually shows your default position on cyclists. The cyclist involved is one of the many cyclists who obey the rules of the road. In the same way, most lorry drivers drive properly and don't use their phones while driving.
Try to be objective rather than airing your prejudices.
Road rage!
[quote][p][bold]Rightly so[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BeckenhamCloud9[/bold] wrote: I've watched the video (obviously edited as it shows the same buildings!) a couple of times. I think Mr Stone is the one who should be prosecuted He claims "The HGV pulled up behind me revving its engine". No, it stopped in traffic, the engine is idling. As the lights change it revs, quite normal to pull away There is no mention of Mr Stone pulling out to pass the truck, his camera shows he didn't look so he could have been knocked over by a vehicle in the outside lane. He then decides to go between a bus and a car to get to the front of the queue (amazed he actually stopped at the red light) If he genuinely thought he was in danger then why not keep out of the way? And the comment "congratulations your unemployed" !!!!!!!![/p][/quote]I think if you were almost squashed by an HGV, you may choose to retaliate verbally. I think he was quite restrained in what he said. I don't think I would have been so polite. Your suggestion that the cyclist should be prosecuted is crass and makes no sense. Even if you are right about the cyclist not looking when he pulled out (which I doubt), such an action would only penalise him. The driver of the HGV pulling out and cutting in has much more serious implications. Your comment about the fact he stopped at lights actually shows your default position on cyclists. The cyclist involved is one of the many cyclists who obey the rules of the road. In the same way, most lorry drivers drive properly and don't use their phones while driving. Try to be objective rather than airing your prejudices.[/p][/quote]Road rage! reasonable75
  • Score: -18

8:24pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Rich41 says...

What a pathetic little man this cyclist is,it's a shame the lorry didn't wipe him out cos the world would be a better place without him
What a pathetic little man this cyclist is,it's a shame the lorry didn't wipe him out cos the world would be a better place without him Rich41
  • Score: -41

8:25pm Thu 31 Jul 14

biker98 says...

Its clear from the videos that the lorry driver deliberately tried to run Nick down - he should be arrested for attempted MURDER and get sent to prison

Only cos Nicks such a good rider he got out of the way

These lorry drivers are just BULLYS and should be BANNED

Hope the driver gets sacked and prosecuted and banned from driving Thatll teach him
Its clear from the videos that the lorry driver deliberately tried to run Nick down - he should be arrested for attempted MURDER and get sent to prison Only cos Nicks such a good rider he got out of the way These lorry drivers are just BULLYS and should be BANNED Hope the driver gets sacked and prosecuted and banned from driving Thatll teach him biker98
  • Score: 36

8:27pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Frostyb8 says...

Rich41 wrote:
What a pathetic little man this cyclist is,it's a shame the lorry didn't wipe him out cos the world would be a better place without him
Don't get angry but yes he needs to learn!
[quote][p][bold]Rich41[/bold] wrote: What a pathetic little man this cyclist is,it's a shame the lorry didn't wipe him out cos the world would be a better place without him[/p][/quote]Don't get angry but yes he needs to learn! Frostyb8
  • Score: -17

8:27pm Thu 31 Jul 14

biker98 says...

Rich41 wrote:
What a pathetic little man this cyclist is,it's a shame the lorry didn't wipe him out cos the world would be a better place without him
And Im gonna report you to the paper and get you banned its people like you what are pathetic

And Im gonna report you to the police for saying Nick should been killed
[quote][p][bold]Rich41[/bold] wrote: What a pathetic little man this cyclist is,it's a shame the lorry didn't wipe him out cos the world would be a better place without him[/p][/quote]And Im gonna report you to the paper and get you banned its people like you what are pathetic And Im gonna report you to the police for saying Nick should been killed biker98
  • Score: 43

8:40pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Rightly so says...

Rich41 wrote:
What a pathetic little man this cyclist is,it's a shame the lorry didn't wipe him out cos the world would be a better place without him
Yes, the world would be so much better if it contained only sad fools such as yourself.

If you are going to contribute to this forum, see if you can muster a reasonable comment, preferably backed by some logic that is understandable to reasonable human beings.

Better still, get a grown up to check your entry BEFORE you press the 'post comment' button.
[quote][p][bold]Rich41[/bold] wrote: What a pathetic little man this cyclist is,it's a shame the lorry didn't wipe him out cos the world would be a better place without him[/p][/quote]Yes, the world would be so much better if it contained only sad fools such as yourself. If you are going to contribute to this forum, see if you can muster a reasonable comment, preferably backed by some logic that is understandable to reasonable human beings. Better still, get a grown up to check your entry BEFORE you press the 'post comment' button. Rightly so
  • Score: 40

8:48pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Rich41 says...

biker98 wrote:
Rich41 wrote:
What a pathetic little man this cyclist is,it's a shame the lorry didn't wipe him out cos the world would be a better place without him
And Im gonna report you to the paper and get you banned its people like you what are pathetic

And Im gonna report you to the police for saying Nick should been killed
Not just nick but all sad cyclist
[quote][p][bold]biker98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rich41[/bold] wrote: What a pathetic little man this cyclist is,it's a shame the lorry didn't wipe him out cos the world would be a better place without him[/p][/quote]And Im gonna report you to the paper and get you banned its people like you what are pathetic And Im gonna report you to the police for saying Nick should been killed[/p][/quote]Not just nick but all sad cyclist Rich41
  • Score: -34

10:41pm Thu 31 Jul 14

reasonable75 says...

biker98 wrote:
Rich41 wrote:
What a pathetic little man this cyclist is,it's a shame the lorry didn't wipe him out cos the world would be a better place without him
And Im gonna report you to the paper and get you banned its people like you what are pathetic

And Im gonna report you to the police for saying Nick should been killed
Do you still have stabilisers on your bike?
[quote][p][bold]biker98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rich41[/bold] wrote: What a pathetic little man this cyclist is,it's a shame the lorry didn't wipe him out cos the world would be a better place without him[/p][/quote]And Im gonna report you to the paper and get you banned its people like you what are pathetic And Im gonna report you to the police for saying Nick should been killed[/p][/quote]Do you still have stabilisers on your bike? reasonable75
  • Score: -27

7:01am Fri 1 Aug 14

Oldchap says...

bexleyman wrote:
Rather inclined to agree with the business owner. It is needlessly confrontational to start plastering videos of people and tarnish company's names all over the internet & in the press. This will only sully the name of cyclists even further & cause more issues on the street. It would have been entirely reasonable to report this to the firm & the police & await concluding replies and then take matters further if the issue is not resolved in a balanced manner (read: not always the cyclist getting their own way 100% with life imprisonment for offending motorist)
And by publishing the video on line it could actually cause problems if the case ever went to court, so whilst he's got his publicity it might prevent any prosecution

He should have reported to company and police but only gone to the press if no action was taken
[quote][p][bold]bexleyman[/bold] wrote: Rather inclined to agree with the business owner. It is needlessly confrontational to start plastering videos of people and tarnish company's names all over the internet & in the press. This will only sully the name of cyclists even further & cause more issues on the street. It would have been entirely reasonable to report this to the firm & the police & await concluding replies and then take matters further if the issue is not resolved in a balanced manner (read: not always the cyclist getting their own way 100% with life imprisonment for offending motorist)[/p][/quote]And by publishing the video on line it could actually cause problems if the case ever went to court, so whilst he's got his publicity it might prevent any prosecution He should have reported to company and police but only gone to the press if no action was taken Oldchap
  • Score: 8

8:54am Tue 5 Aug 14

mick_a says...

Video has now been removed by the cyclist. I wonder why?
Video has now been removed by the cyclist. I wonder why? mick_a
  • Score: -8

4:34pm Tue 5 Aug 14

the wall says...

biker98 wrote:
Rich41 wrote:
What a pathetic little man this cyclist is,it's a shame the lorry didn't wipe him out cos the world would be a better place without him
And Im gonna report you to the paper and get you banned its people like you what are pathetic

And Im gonna report you to the police for saying Nick should been killed
Then I hope you get done for wasting Police time. Let us know how it goes.

Also go look up freedom of speech. I don't agree with what he has said but I will fight for his right to say it.
[quote][p][bold]biker98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rich41[/bold] wrote: What a pathetic little man this cyclist is,it's a shame the lorry didn't wipe him out cos the world would be a better place without him[/p][/quote]And Im gonna report you to the paper and get you banned its people like you what are pathetic And Im gonna report you to the police for saying Nick should been killed[/p][/quote]Then I hope you get done for wasting Police time. Let us know how it goes. Also go look up freedom of speech. I don't agree with what he has said but I will fight for his right to say it. the wall
  • Score: -11

4:41pm Tue 5 Aug 14

the wall says...

Rightly so wrote:
Rich41 wrote:
What a pathetic little man this cyclist is,it's a shame the lorry didn't wipe him out cos the world would be a better place without him
Yes, the world would be so much better if it contained only sad fools such as yourself.

If you are going to contribute to this forum, see if you can muster a reasonable comment, preferably backed by some logic that is understandable to reasonable human beings.

Better still, get a grown up to check your entry BEFORE you press the 'post comment' button.
This is not a forum, it's a comment section. Back in the day there was a saying "today news tomorrow chip paper"
Next week it will be something else on myfakebook/twater etc that brings out the trolls and people like yourself will get outraged over it. It's only the internet it's not real life.
[quote][p][bold]Rightly so[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rich41[/bold] wrote: What a pathetic little man this cyclist is,it's a shame the lorry didn't wipe him out cos the world would be a better place without him[/p][/quote]Yes, the world would be so much better if it contained only sad fools such as yourself. If you are going to contribute to this forum, see if you can muster a reasonable comment, preferably backed by some logic that is understandable to reasonable human beings. Better still, get a grown up to check your entry BEFORE you press the 'post comment' button.[/p][/quote]This is not a forum, it's a comment section. Back in the day there was a saying "today news tomorrow chip paper" Next week it will be something else on myfakebook/twater etc that brings out the trolls and people like yourself will get outraged over it. It's only the internet it's not real life. the wall
  • Score: -24

7:57pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Rightly so says...

the wall wrote:
Rightly so wrote:
Rich41 wrote:
What a pathetic little man this cyclist is,it's a shame the lorry didn't wipe him out cos the world would be a better place without him
Yes, the world would be so much better if it contained only sad fools such as yourself.

If you are going to contribute to this forum, see if you can muster a reasonable comment, preferably backed by some logic that is understandable to reasonable human beings.

Better still, get a grown up to check your entry BEFORE you press the 'post comment' button.
This is not a forum, it's a comment section. Back in the day there was a saying "today news tomorrow chip paper"
Next week it will be something else on myfakebook/twater etc that brings out the trolls and people like yourself will get outraged over it. It's only the internet it's not real life.
I'm afraid you have got it wrong. I am certainly not outraged. The trouble with forums/comment pages is that people say stupid things that they wouldn't have the guts to say to the person the comment is about. Also, if they actually thought about what they wrote, they would realise that 'gut reactions' are frequently devoid of reason and logic.
If, in the cold light of day, Rich41 really believes it is a shame the cyclist wasn't killed, then he really does have something wrong with him and needs help.
For the record, I got far more outraged with your missing out of the apostrophes and s's from your saying, but such is my pedantic nature!
[quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rightly so[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rich41[/bold] wrote: What a pathetic little man this cyclist is,it's a shame the lorry didn't wipe him out cos the world would be a better place without him[/p][/quote]Yes, the world would be so much better if it contained only sad fools such as yourself. If you are going to contribute to this forum, see if you can muster a reasonable comment, preferably backed by some logic that is understandable to reasonable human beings. Better still, get a grown up to check your entry BEFORE you press the 'post comment' button.[/p][/quote]This is not a forum, it's a comment section. Back in the day there was a saying "today news tomorrow chip paper" Next week it will be something else on myfakebook/twater etc that brings out the trolls and people like yourself will get outraged over it. It's only the internet it's not real life.[/p][/quote]I'm afraid you have got it wrong. I am certainly not outraged. The trouble with forums/comment pages is that people say stupid things that they wouldn't have the guts to say to the person the comment is about. Also, if they actually thought about what they wrote, they would realise that 'gut reactions' are frequently devoid of reason and logic. If, in the cold light of day, Rich41 really believes it is a shame the cyclist wasn't killed, then he really does have something wrong with him and needs help. For the record, I got far more outraged with your missing out of the apostrophes and s's from your saying, but such is my pedantic nature! Rightly so
  • Score: 16

9:27am Wed 6 Aug 14

the wall says...

Rightly so wrote:
the wall wrote:
Rightly so wrote:
Rich41 wrote:
What a pathetic little man this cyclist is,it's a shame the lorry didn't wipe him out cos the world would be a better place without him
Yes, the world would be so much better if it contained only sad fools such as yourself.

If you are going to contribute to this forum, see if you can muster a reasonable comment, preferably backed by some logic that is understandable to reasonable human beings.

Better still, get a grown up to check your entry BEFORE you press the 'post comment' button.
This is not a forum, it's a comment section. Back in the day there was a saying "today news tomorrow chip paper"
Next week it will be something else on myfakebook/twater etc that brings out the trolls and people like yourself will get outraged over it. It's only the internet it's not real life.
I'm afraid you have got it wrong. I am certainly not outraged. The trouble with forums/comment pages is that people say stupid things that they wouldn't have the guts to say to the person the comment is about. Also, if they actually thought about what they wrote, they would realise that 'gut reactions' are frequently devoid of reason and logic.
If, in the cold light of day, Rich41 really believes it is a shame the cyclist wasn't killed, then he really does have something wrong with him and needs help.
For the record, I got far more outraged with your missing out of the apostrophes and s's from your saying, but such is my pedantic nature!
They got a reaction, the troll has done his job and you have fed him.

The trouble with forums/comment pages - You're looking at it all wrong. It's a reminder of how dumb humans are. As a species we really haven't come that far.
[quote][p][bold]Rightly so[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rightly so[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rich41[/bold] wrote: What a pathetic little man this cyclist is,it's a shame the lorry didn't wipe him out cos the world would be a better place without him[/p][/quote]Yes, the world would be so much better if it contained only sad fools such as yourself. If you are going to contribute to this forum, see if you can muster a reasonable comment, preferably backed by some logic that is understandable to reasonable human beings. Better still, get a grown up to check your entry BEFORE you press the 'post comment' button.[/p][/quote]This is not a forum, it's a comment section. Back in the day there was a saying "today news tomorrow chip paper" Next week it will be something else on myfakebook/twater etc that brings out the trolls and people like yourself will get outraged over it. It's only the internet it's not real life.[/p][/quote]I'm afraid you have got it wrong. I am certainly not outraged. The trouble with forums/comment pages is that people say stupid things that they wouldn't have the guts to say to the person the comment is about. Also, if they actually thought about what they wrote, they would realise that 'gut reactions' are frequently devoid of reason and logic. If, in the cold light of day, Rich41 really believes it is a shame the cyclist wasn't killed, then he really does have something wrong with him and needs help. For the record, I got far more outraged with your missing out of the apostrophes and s's from your saying, but such is my pedantic nature![/p][/quote]They got a reaction, the troll has done his job and you have fed him. The trouble with forums/comment pages - You're looking at it all wrong. It's a reminder of how dumb humans are. As a species we really haven't come that far. the wall
  • Score: -18

11:28am Wed 6 Aug 14

Marty1979 says...

Same as some people manipulating the "thumbs up / down"

Calls for motorists to be imprisoned get thumbs up, and comments suggesting there are bad cyclists as well as bad motorists get thumbs down

Strange that
Same as some people manipulating the "thumbs up / down" Calls for motorists to be imprisoned get thumbs up, and comments suggesting there are bad cyclists as well as bad motorists get thumbs down Strange that Marty1979
  • Score: -9

9:54am Thu 7 Aug 14

cookster says...

Very militant lot these cyclists.

Imagine if they joined forces with Mumsnet, they could take over the world!
Very militant lot these cyclists. Imagine if they joined forces with Mumsnet, they could take over the world! cookster
  • Score: -19

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