Amersham cyclists involved in car collision in Bedfordshire

Amersham cyclists involved in car collision

Amersham cyclists involved in car collision

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A TEAM of cyclists say they were lucky not to be more seriously hurt after a collision with a car.

Members of the Amersham Road Cycling Club were involved in the collision while cycling in Bedfordshire on Sunday, with one of them being taken to hospital with concussion.

They were in a layby on Pedley Hill in Studham waiting for some of their clubmates to catch up when the incident happened at around 10.55am.

A total of three cyclists suffered slight injuries following the collision with a Peugeot car.

Julie Anderson, one of the group's ride leaders, said: "To my knowledge only one person was taken to hospital with concussion and was then released. 

"It was a very lucky escape for the rest of the group, who only had minor injuries."

Bedfordshire Police say they are investigating the collision.

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1:38pm Thu 14 Nov 13

tigeran says...

Groups of cyclists are a menace. Generally 3 or 4 abreast with no consideration for the tax paying motorist and ready to give mob abuse should anyone dare to beep them!
Groups of cyclists are a menace. Generally 3 or 4 abreast with no consideration for the tax paying motorist and ready to give mob abuse should anyone dare to beep them! tigeran
  • Score: 16

2:27pm Thu 14 Nov 13

Ivor'sbestfriend says...

tigeran wrote:
Groups of cyclists are a menace. Generally 3 or 4 abreast with no consideration for the tax paying motorist and ready to give mob abuse should anyone dare to beep them!
'Tax paying motorist'

You really are clueless.
[quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: Groups of cyclists are a menace. Generally 3 or 4 abreast with no consideration for the tax paying motorist and ready to give mob abuse should anyone dare to beep them![/p][/quote]'Tax paying motorist' You really are clueless. Ivor'sbestfriend
  • Score: -8

3:39pm Thu 14 Nov 13

BucksComment says...

Quite - you do not pay 'Road Tax', you pay Vehicle Duty - a tax to own a vehicle, not to use the road.

By your logic, gas guzzling 4x4 owners, who pay more 'tax' than little Corsa drivers, should also have more rights to use the road.

I admit that they probaly already think they do....
Quite - you do not pay 'Road Tax', you pay Vehicle Duty - a tax to own a vehicle, not to use the road. By your logic, gas guzzling 4x4 owners, who pay more 'tax' than little Corsa drivers, should also have more rights to use the road. I admit that they probaly already think they do.... BucksComment
  • Score: 2

3:41pm Thu 14 Nov 13

tigeran says...

Ivor'sbestfriend wrote:
tigeran wrote:
Groups of cyclists are a menace. Generally 3 or 4 abreast with no consideration for the tax paying motorist and ready to give mob abuse should anyone dare to beep them!
'Tax paying motorist'

You really are clueless.
And your point is?...............
[quote][p][bold]Ivor'sbestfriend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: Groups of cyclists are a menace. Generally 3 or 4 abreast with no consideration for the tax paying motorist and ready to give mob abuse should anyone dare to beep them![/p][/quote]'Tax paying motorist' You really are clueless.[/p][/quote]And your point is?............... tigeran
  • Score: -6

3:57pm Thu 14 Nov 13

Ivor'sbestfriend says...

tigeran wrote:
Ivor'sbestfriend wrote:
tigeran wrote:
Groups of cyclists are a menace. Generally 3 or 4 abreast with no consideration for the tax paying motorist and ready to give mob abuse should anyone dare to beep them!
'Tax paying motorist'

You really are clueless.
And your point is?...............
That you are clueless, and you haven't denied it. Which is nice of you.
[quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ivor'sbestfriend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: Groups of cyclists are a menace. Generally 3 or 4 abreast with no consideration for the tax paying motorist and ready to give mob abuse should anyone dare to beep them![/p][/quote]'Tax paying motorist' You really are clueless.[/p][/quote]And your point is?...............[/p][/quote]That you are clueless, and you haven't denied it. Which is nice of you. Ivor'sbestfriend
  • Score: 6

4:13pm Thu 14 Nov 13

TopCat2000 says...

I have to admit, when I first read the headline I thought it would have something to do with groups of cyclists riding two or three abreast inappropriately (incidentally, two abreast is allowed according to the rules, but they should ride in single file on narrow or busy road or round bends), but these cyclists were out of harms reach in a layby and were still hit by a car!

Definitely the car driver in the wrong on this occasion!
I have to admit, when I first read the headline I thought it would have something to do with groups of cyclists riding two or three abreast inappropriately (incidentally, two abreast is allowed according to the rules, but they should ride in single file on narrow or busy road or round bends), but these cyclists were out of harms reach in a layby and were still hit by a car! Definitely the car driver in the wrong on this occasion! TopCat2000
  • Score: 1

5:08pm Thu 14 Nov 13

tom.marlow2 says...

I think Mr Tigeran will find that most cyclists also own cars and pay just as much irrelevant vehicle excise duty or road tax as he does.
I think Mr Tigeran will find that most cyclists also own cars and pay just as much irrelevant vehicle excise duty or road tax as he does. tom.marlow2
  • Score: -2

5:44pm Thu 14 Nov 13

tigeran says...

tom.marlow2 wrote:
I think Mr Tigeran will find that most cyclists also own cars and pay just as much irrelevant vehicle excise duty or road tax as he does.
When cycling they are not a paid up road user, when in their cars they are.
[quote][p][bold]tom.marlow2[/bold] wrote: I think Mr Tigeran will find that most cyclists also own cars and pay just as much irrelevant vehicle excise duty or road tax as he does.[/p][/quote]When cycling they are not a paid up road user, when in their cars they are. tigeran
  • Score: -4

5:50pm Thu 14 Nov 13

tigeran says...

Ivor'sbestfriend wrote:
tigeran wrote:
Ivor'sbestfriend wrote:
tigeran wrote:
Groups of cyclists are a menace. Generally 3 or 4 abreast with no consideration for the tax paying motorist and ready to give mob abuse should anyone dare to beep them!
'Tax paying motorist'

You really are clueless.
And your point is?...............
That you are clueless, and you haven't denied it. Which is nice of you.
You are obviously a cyclist and therefore would not understand my reasoning. I just think all cyclists are a nuisance that needs to driven off the road and let the tax paying public use the roads for what they should be, i.e. cars.
[quote][p][bold]Ivor'sbestfriend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ivor'sbestfriend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: Groups of cyclists are a menace. Generally 3 or 4 abreast with no consideration for the tax paying motorist and ready to give mob abuse should anyone dare to beep them![/p][/quote]'Tax paying motorist' You really are clueless.[/p][/quote]And your point is?...............[/p][/quote]That you are clueless, and you haven't denied it. Which is nice of you.[/p][/quote]You are obviously a cyclist and therefore would not understand my reasoning. I just think all cyclists are a nuisance that needs to driven off the road and let the tax paying public use the roads for what they should be, i.e. cars. tigeran
  • Score: -1

8:30pm Thu 14 Nov 13

tom.marlow2 says...

tigeran wrote:
tom.marlow2 wrote:
I think Mr Tigeran will find that most cyclists also own cars and pay just as much irrelevant vehicle excise duty or road tax as he does.
When cycling they are not a paid up road user, when in their cars they are.
What is a "paid up road user" ? Apart from the M6 toll, and a few bridges and tunnels, roads are free.

I pay loads of tax and vehicle excise duty. I have as much right to ride my bike, walk or drive my car down the road as anyone else. If I had a horse I'd rode that too
[quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom.marlow2[/bold] wrote: I think Mr Tigeran will find that most cyclists also own cars and pay just as much irrelevant vehicle excise duty or road tax as he does.[/p][/quote]When cycling they are not a paid up road user, when in their cars they are.[/p][/quote]What is a "paid up road user" ? Apart from the M6 toll, and a few bridges and tunnels, roads are free. I pay loads of tax and vehicle excise duty. I have as much right to ride my bike, walk or drive my car down the road as anyone else. If I had a horse I'd rode that too tom.marlow2
  • Score: -1

11:31pm Thu 14 Nov 13

tigeran says...

tom.marlow2 wrote:
tigeran wrote:
tom.marlow2 wrote:
I think Mr Tigeran will find that most cyclists also own cars and pay just as much irrelevant vehicle excise duty or road tax as he does.
When cycling they are not a paid up road user, when in their cars they are.
What is a "paid up road user" ? Apart from the M6 toll, and a few bridges and tunnels, roads are free.

I pay loads of tax and vehicle excise duty. I have as much right to ride my bike, walk or drive my car down the road as anyone else. If I had a horse I'd rode that too
Trouble is, most cyclists are idiots and completely selfish. I would hope you are not one of those morons?
[quote][p][bold]tom.marlow2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom.marlow2[/bold] wrote: I think Mr Tigeran will find that most cyclists also own cars and pay just as much irrelevant vehicle excise duty or road tax as he does.[/p][/quote]When cycling they are not a paid up road user, when in their cars they are.[/p][/quote]What is a "paid up road user" ? Apart from the M6 toll, and a few bridges and tunnels, roads are free. I pay loads of tax and vehicle excise duty. I have as much right to ride my bike, walk or drive my car down the road as anyone else. If I had a horse I'd rode that too[/p][/quote]Trouble is, most cyclists are idiots and completely selfish. I would hope you are not one of those morons? tigeran
  • Score: -1

11:34pm Thu 14 Nov 13

tigeran says...

Ivor'sbestfriend wrote:
tigeran wrote:
Ivor'sbestfriend wrote:
tigeran wrote:
Groups of cyclists are a menace. Generally 3 or 4 abreast with no consideration for the tax paying motorist and ready to give mob abuse should anyone dare to beep them!
'Tax paying motorist'

You really are clueless.
And your point is?...............
That you are clueless, and you haven't denied it. Which is nice of you.
I would have said cyclists are at fault 90% of the time when accidents are concerned, probably more. They are a menace.
[quote][p][bold]Ivor'sbestfriend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ivor'sbestfriend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: Groups of cyclists are a menace. Generally 3 or 4 abreast with no consideration for the tax paying motorist and ready to give mob abuse should anyone dare to beep them![/p][/quote]'Tax paying motorist' You really are clueless.[/p][/quote]And your point is?...............[/p][/quote]That you are clueless, and you haven't denied it. Which is nice of you.[/p][/quote]I would have said cyclists are at fault 90% of the time when accidents are concerned, probably more. They are a menace. tigeran
  • Score: -1

6:47am Fri 15 Nov 13

Eagle eye says...

I feel cyclists should have to have an insurance policy to ride their cycle on the highway, very often they can be the cause of an accident, but you don't see them having to pay for the damage. Many times I have been sat in a queue of traffic and have seen them weave in and out of the vehicles, have even had 1 who scrapped the side of the vehicle I was in, You cannot tar them all with the same brush, but....
I feel cyclists should have to have an insurance policy to ride their cycle on the highway, very often they can be the cause of an accident, but you don't see them having to pay for the damage. Many times I have been sat in a queue of traffic and have seen them weave in and out of the vehicles, have even had 1 who scrapped the side of the vehicle I was in, You cannot tar them all with the same brush, but.... Eagle eye
  • Score: 6

7:25am Fri 15 Nov 13

tom.marlow2 says...

tigeran wrote:
tom.marlow2 wrote:
tigeran wrote:
tom.marlow2 wrote:
I think Mr Tigeran will find that most cyclists also own cars and pay just as much irrelevant vehicle excise duty or road tax as he does.
When cycling they are not a paid up road user, when in their cars they are.
What is a "paid up road user" ? Apart from the M6 toll, and a few bridges and tunnels, roads are free.

I pay loads of tax and vehicle excise duty. I have as much right to ride my bike, walk or drive my car down the road as anyone else. If I had a horse I'd rode that too
Trouble is, most cyclists are idiots and completely selfish. I would hope you are not one of those morons?
But they don't kill many people though do they
[quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom.marlow2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom.marlow2[/bold] wrote: I think Mr Tigeran will find that most cyclists also own cars and pay just as much irrelevant vehicle excise duty or road tax as he does.[/p][/quote]When cycling they are not a paid up road user, when in their cars they are.[/p][/quote]What is a "paid up road user" ? Apart from the M6 toll, and a few bridges and tunnels, roads are free. I pay loads of tax and vehicle excise duty. I have as much right to ride my bike, walk or drive my car down the road as anyone else. If I had a horse I'd rode that too[/p][/quote]Trouble is, most cyclists are idiots and completely selfish. I would hope you are not one of those morons?[/p][/quote]But they don't kill many people though do they tom.marlow2
  • Score: 2

8:29am Fri 15 Nov 13

Ivor'sbestfriend says...

By Tigeran's logic, me in my 4.0 car has more right to be on the road than someone in a small hatchback. Can I run them off the road now?
By Tigeran's logic, me in my 4.0 car has more right to be on the road than someone in a small hatchback. Can I run them off the road now? Ivor'sbestfriend
  • Score: -1

9:04am Fri 15 Nov 13

tigeran says...

tom.marlow2 wrote:
tigeran wrote:
tom.marlow2 wrote:
tigeran wrote:
tom.marlow2 wrote:
I think Mr Tigeran will find that most cyclists also own cars and pay just as much irrelevant vehicle excise duty or road tax as he does.
When cycling they are not a paid up road user, when in their cars they are.
What is a "paid up road user" ? Apart from the M6 toll, and a few bridges and tunnels, roads are free.

I pay loads of tax and vehicle excise duty. I have as much right to ride my bike, walk or drive my car down the road as anyone else. If I had a horse I'd rode that too
Trouble is, most cyclists are idiots and completely selfish. I would hope you are not one of those morons?
But they don't kill many people though do they
Thank god its only themselves that suffer the consequences and not the innocent motorist so you are totally correct on that one!
[quote][p][bold]tom.marlow2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom.marlow2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom.marlow2[/bold] wrote: I think Mr Tigeran will find that most cyclists also own cars and pay just as much irrelevant vehicle excise duty or road tax as he does.[/p][/quote]When cycling they are not a paid up road user, when in their cars they are.[/p][/quote]What is a "paid up road user" ? Apart from the M6 toll, and a few bridges and tunnels, roads are free. I pay loads of tax and vehicle excise duty. I have as much right to ride my bike, walk or drive my car down the road as anyone else. If I had a horse I'd rode that too[/p][/quote]Trouble is, most cyclists are idiots and completely selfish. I would hope you are not one of those morons?[/p][/quote]But they don't kill many people though do they[/p][/quote]Thank god its only themselves that suffer the consequences and not the innocent motorist so you are totally correct on that one! tigeran
  • Score: 0

12:48pm Fri 15 Nov 13

tigeran says...

Ivor'sbestfriend wrote:
By Tigeran's logic, me in my 4.0 car has more right to be on the road than someone in a small hatchback. Can I run them off the road now?
No don't be silly, only cyclists............
..
[quote][p][bold]Ivor'sbestfriend[/bold] wrote: By Tigeran's logic, me in my 4.0 car has more right to be on the road than someone in a small hatchback. Can I run them off the road now?[/p][/quote]No don't be silly, only cyclists............ .. tigeran
  • Score: 0

9:47pm Fri 15 Nov 13

tom.marlow2 says...

For everyone other than Tigeran....

http://you.38degrees
.org.uk/petitions/sa
ve-our-cyclists?sour
ce=facebook-share-bu
tton&time=1384470444
For everyone other than Tigeran.... http://you.38degrees .org.uk/petitions/sa ve-our-cyclists?sour ce=facebook-share-bu tton&time=1384470444 tom.marlow2
  • Score: -2

8:01pm Wed 20 Nov 13

pdnpdnpdn says...

Speaking as the cyclist who was hit by the car, knocked out and taken to hospital, we were stationary and off the road on a grass island. The car left the road and drove into us. We could as easily have been pedestrians. My hip put the windscreen out and my helmet left a large dent in the car roof. If I had happened to have been a pedestrian not wearing a helmet I would have been likely to have had life-changing injuries. I understand there may be a variety opinion about road users whether they be cyclists, lorries, tractors, horses or anything else. However in this case I cannot see how anyone could accuse us of being culpable.
Speaking as the cyclist who was hit by the car, knocked out and taken to hospital, we were stationary and off the road on a grass island. The car left the road and drove into us. We could as easily have been pedestrians. My hip put the windscreen out and my helmet left a large dent in the car roof. If I had happened to have been a pedestrian not wearing a helmet I would have been likely to have had life-changing injuries. I understand there may be a variety opinion about road users whether they be cyclists, lorries, tractors, horses or anything else. However in this case I cannot see how anyone could accuse us of being culpable. pdnpdnpdn
  • Score: 3

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