Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Do you agree cyclists are a menace to the roads? Watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Ive had enough of them holding up traffic and they have no shame nor do they care they are making people late Id love if they were banned from roads, really getting to me now.. Plus they are all hipsters thinking they are eco warriors bringing justice to mother nature. Its the fact they have no concern for other road users that really pisses me off and they believe they always have priority and will happily hold traffic up and ride in the road as though they were cars but wont stop at a red light. Is there any political party that wants to ban these menaces from the road? They get my vote no hesitation.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    Cyclists should be shot. :unimpressed: When I was one I had the biggest entitlement complex on the road. Now I'm a driver I just want to run over every single one of them.
    Offline

    6
    ReputationRep:
    I agree.
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Vixen47)
    Cyclists should be shot. :unimpressed: When I was one I had the biggest entitlement complex on the road. Now I'm a driver I just want to run over every single one of them.
    A bit severe? No?
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    I have no issue with cyclists as long as they cycle correctly. This means using signals, staying well over to the left, not blasting through red lights like they don't apply to them and above all being cautious. The amount of times I've nearly being hit by a cyclist who thinks red lights don't apply to them is infuriating. However, I do feel like they deserve some respect if they behave properly on the roads.
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    I'm surprised that more cyclists aren't killed in London especially when I've seen the kind of risks they take.
    There's nothing healthy about cycling in London when you consider the levels of air pollution regularly breaks legal limits.
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ODES_PDES)
    A bit severe? No?
    Never :teeth:
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    It should be like the Netherlands
    the red roads are for cyclists
    Spoiler:
    Show





    it's like that literally everywhere in NL

    and that ain't some half assed kingsbury style shiet - that's proper bike lanes

    It's much safer for the cyclists too, like little me as an 8 year old used to cycle to school no problem. Now me as a 17 year old is too scared to cycle on any road :lol:
    • TSR Support Team
    • Peer Support Volunteers
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    Peer Support Volunteers
    Clearing and Applications Advisor
    ...
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Something needs to be done tho as civil war may spark.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by RivalPlayer)
    There's nothing healthy about cycling in London when you consider the levels of air pollution regularly breaks legal limits.
    Even in the most polluted parts of London, you'd have to cycle for at least 5 hours to negate the positive impact of cycling.

    Yeah, some cyclists are idiots and take risks, but surely you can say the same about car drivers? And cycling is cheap and less polluting and better for your health
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    I am a cycling addict, I ride for about an hour a day. However, I find cyclists who don't respect the needs of those who share the roads to be an annoying menace.

    In my own riding, I try very hard to stay near the side of the road (i.e., out of the way), I don't assume drivers will yield to me, and I work to stay aware of everyone around me. It is a minimum of courtesy and also safer.
    • TSR Group Staff
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Group Staff
    Let's ban car drivers first. I get cut up, dangerously overtaken and tailgated by cars a lot more often than by cyclists. Car drivers are more likely to drive drunk. More likely to text while driving. More likely to kill another road user. At least bad cyclists only threaten their own life, bad car drivers threaten everybody on the road.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Dez)
    Let's ban car drivers first. I get cut up, dangerously overtaken and tailgated by cars a lot more often than by cyclists. Car drivers are more likely to drive drunk. More likely to text while driving. More likely to kill another road user. At least bad cyclists only threaten their own life, bad car drivers threaten everybody on the road.
    Dont be daft


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by z33)
    It should be like the Netherlands
    the red roads are for cyclists
    Spoiler:
    Show





    it's like that literally everywhere in NL
    and that ain't some half assed kingsbury style shiet - that's proper bike lanes

    It's much safer for the cyclists too, like little me as an 8 year old used to cycle to school no problem. Now me as a 17 year old is too scared to cycle on any road :lol:
    This.

    I felt so safe as a cyclist in the Netherlands. I didn't have to worry about cars at all.

    I've never been shouted at whilst on a bike in London though.
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    What's your favourite Christmas sweets?
    Useful resources
    AtCTs

    Ask the Community Team

    Got a question about the site content or our moderation? Ask here.

    Welcome Lounge

    Welcome Lounge

    We're a friendly bunch. Post here if you're new to TSR.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.