Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Arrogant Cyclists

Seriously, if I had a pound for every time I've seen a cyclist sail through a red light, firmly believing the laws of the road apply to everyone but him/her, I wouldn't need to work again.

This isn't something motorists say to get back at the anti-car bile spewed by most of these haughty lycra-clad morons (though they deserve it), it's the fucking truth. Barely a day goes by when I don't see this happen - sometimes it's many times a day, both when I'm driving and on a bike. I've even had another cyclist have the fucking nerve to shout at me for stopping at a red light and blocking him from going through. (No, I didn't smack him off his bike, but I fucking should have done). Before I go any further I should point out that there are many perfectly reasonable cyclists (myself included) who obey the laws of the road and I have no problem with. But I think we all know which utter fucking twats I'm referring to.

Still, apparently in Bristol, police are cracking down on it.

They'll have a fucking job. Read the comments section alone on that article (particularly "Alex", who is for all intents and purposes an utter cunt who jumps on every pro/anti car/cyclist topic on that site with glee to wind everyone up) to get a good idea of what the general views of these millitant cyclists are in Bristol. They fully believe they have the god-given right to:

* sail through red lights without even lookoing
* cycle the wrong way up one-way streets
* race as fast as they can along the pavement or through pedestrianised areas, and fuck any pedestrians in the way, frankly
* squeeze through tight gaps in cars, scratching panels and knocking mirrors

and woe betide ANYONE who gets in their way or stops them. And bear in mind this goes on ALL over Bristol, not just the junction they've mentioned in the article. The centre of town is particularly bad for it.

This millitant anti-car cycling contingent is disappointingly vocal in Bristol, and I can sense they'll only make life worse for drivers as time goes on. It doesn't matter if people lambast them for their terrible road sense and complete lack of consideration for other road users or pedestrians, they believe THEY and THEY ALONE are in the right, and nothing will change that.

And finally, when a cyclist sails through a red light without looking and gets hit by an oncoming car (as I'm sure has already happened, and will happen in the future), who do you think they and the other millitant cyclists will blame?

Clue: It won't be themselves, despite being in the wrong.

Absolute cunts.


Elmer Quigley Gooseburger said...

And finally, when a cyclist sails through a red light without looking and gets hit by an oncoming car... who do you think they and the other millitant cyclists will blame?

Obviously the car driver.

Do I win £5.00?

Bristol Dave said...


AngryDave said...

At least there is now one less militant cyclist. Although the example in the link above, is not a particularly good example for the cause, it does show how the cyclist breaking the law was not even taken into consideration.

I dont know why cyclist believe they are above the law, but it really gets on my nerves. Luckily i dont have to go into town very often.
It is about time that the police did something about dangerous cyclists, and there are laws of the road traffic act that cover cycling. Unfortunately they are never enforced.
When i had the misfortune to live in central Londonistan for 3 months earlier this year, I got into several arguements with cyclists. One morning i hit a guy with my rucsack when he almost hit me on a zebra crossing. That went down really well.

Mac the Knife said...

"And finally, when a cyclist sails through a red light without looking and gets hit by an oncoming car"

Let's just think of it as evolution in action...

The Penguin said...

Damn right, and if you think Bristol is bad, try fucking Cambridge.


The Screech said...

I have to admit, i used to run a few reds in my cycling days, but this was not out of disregard for other road users and i only did it if i knew i could do it safely. But even then i regarded cyclists as a fucking menace, now i've got a car license i'll never go back to pedals, on my way in to work in the mornings it amazes me how many of them don't even use lights so you can't see them till you're stopping their back tyres with your bumper. The trouble is they know they are doing wrong, and they know that they will get away with it, because unlike motorised forms of transport, pedal cycles are not required to show registration plates and unless they are picked out on cctv cameras they are not likely to be caught.

Anonymous said...

The whole point of cycling is not stopping at the lights. Try it, it's very liberating. :)

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
There is an arrogant prick by the name of Paul Goh PGSK. This pricks ego became so big he thought he was GOD, when he was just running a small provincial cycling group out of the outbacks. Apparently he married a prostitute from the red light area.

Anonymous said...

Yes, this Paul Got had a side-kick by the name of Paul Lim PGSK an idiot and both wanted to protray an image of "serious" men to impress girls I guess. But both were not just prima donnas who wanted to boost their ego probably due to the bad sex they got from their ugly life partners!

Anonymous said...

The other asshole is Paul Tan not Paul Lim

Anonymous said...

Pls remove this comment

Anonymous said...

Pls remove this comment