Cyclist posts video of London road rage assault online

Cyclist posts video of London road rage assault online

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skinley

1,681 posts

162 months

Tuesday 12th July 2011
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freecar] said:
For the record I'm not pro or anti cycling, I just like to stir the pot!
For the record, you're not very good at it though.

freecar

4,249 posts

189 months

Tuesday 12th July 2011
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skinley said:
freecar] said:
For the record I'm not pro or anti cycling, I just like to stir the pot!
For the record, you're not very good at it though.
I think I do very well thankyou.

nouze

853 posts

179 months

Tuesday 12th July 2011
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EDLT

15,421 posts

208 months

Tuesday 12th July 2011
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Tsippy said:
Surely the engine (cyclist) needs to breathe? wink
They've not been through an emissions test, so they'd be charged based on engine size. Not great for fattys.

nickythesaint

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1,371 posts

168 months

Tuesday 12th July 2011
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EDLT said:
Tsippy said:
Surely the engine (cyclist) needs to breathe? wink
They've not been through an emissions test, so they'd be charged based on engine size. Not great for fattys.
Or people that pass alot of wind.

Jayho

2,051 posts

172 months

Tuesday 12th July 2011
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TheEnd said:
I'm sure it has been on before.
Most people were wondering what sparked it in the minutes before the punch.

I have a feeling a kick at the car would be likely.
This is Ph, my moneys on the cyclist throwing an empty red bull can at the car.

skinley

1,681 posts

162 months

Tuesday 12th July 2011
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freecar said:
I think I do very well thankyou.
I have yet to see evidence of your spurious claims.

TomN1994

2,401 posts

160 months

Tuesday 12th July 2011
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GilbertGutbucket

663 posts

165 months

Tuesday 12th July 2011
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nickythesaint said:
On the beeb he (49 yo Simon Page) said he friend tapped the car with his hand
Tapped? Yeah right! He was lucky only to get tapped back being as (sadly) the driver's punch didn't connect properly.

Petrolhead95

7,043 posts

156 months

Tuesday 12th July 2011
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Haha, that's just down the road from me, outside Ferrari's resturant!

va1o

16,035 posts

209 months

Tuesday 12th July 2011
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Tsippy said:
va1o said:
Even if bikes where taxed, as the CO2 emissions are 0g/ km it would be free anyway wink
Surely the engine (cyclist) needs to breathe? wink
Yes, but it would still be under the 100g /km co2 threshold for free road tax nerd

skinley

1,681 posts

162 months

Tuesday 12th July 2011
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GilbertGutbucket said:
nickythesaint said:
On the beeb he (49 yo Simon Page) said he friend tapped the car with his hand
Tapped? Yeah right! He was lucky only to get tapped back being as (sadly) the driver's punch didn't connect properly.
Summary.
Cyclist tried to show off in front of his lycra clad buddies. Cyclist failed. Cyclist got punched in the face. I laughed.

I'm pretty sure the cyclist wont be so brave before 'tapping' another car.

Edited by skinley on Tuesday 12th July 23:31

rockandrollmark

1,181 posts

225 months

Tuesday 12th July 2011
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Loving how many people are jumping in on this with comments along the lines of 'he probably deserved it etc etc'. In what world can anyone here justify getting out of a car and lamping someone? Even if he'd kicked seven shades out of the car, does this really warrant assault on the part of the driver. Yes, I know everyone on Pistonheads is 15st and 6ft tall with a goatee. Driver should be found and locked up, no question.

Just to add, if you read the description you'll see that these guys were on a training run for a charity ride, not your usual Lycra warriors.

Petrolhead95

7,043 posts

156 months

Tuesday 12th July 2011
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rockandrollmark said:
Loving how many people are jumping in on this with comments along the lines of 'he probably deserved it etc etc'. In what world can anyone here justify getting out of a car and lamping someone? Even if he'd kicked seven shades out of the car, does this really warrant assault on the part of the driver. Yes, I know everyone on Pistonheads is 15st and 6ft tall with a goatee. Driver should be found and locked up, no question.

Just to add, if you read the description you'll see that these guys were on a training run for a charity ride, not your usual Lycra warriors.
He barely got hit! My nan could serve a better punch than that? He doesn't deserve to be locked up, that would just be so pointless?!

rockandrollmark

1,181 posts

225 months

Wednesday 13th July 2011
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It's not so much the result but the intent that shocks me.

You're right though, don't lock him up - 100 hours community service would be better. Should cost the state less and will give him a bit of time to think about getting his anger into check.

66comanche

2,369 posts

161 months

Wednesday 13th July 2011
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va1o said:
Tsippy said:
va1o said:
Even if bikes where taxed, as the CO2 emissions are 0g/ km it would be free anyway wink
Surely the engine (cyclist) needs to breathe? wink
Yes, but it would still be under the 100g /km co2 threshold for free road tax nerd
If a human exhales approx 1kg of CO2 in an average day, couldn't a very slow/unfit cyclist going up a steep hill exceed 100g/km?

skinley

1,681 posts

162 months

Wednesday 13th July 2011
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rockandrollmark said:
Loving how many people are jumping in on this with comments along the lines of 'he probably deserved it etc etc'. In what world can anyone here justify getting out of a car and lamping someone? Even if he'd kicked seven shades out of the car, does this really warrant assault on the part of the driver. Yes, I know everyone on Pistonheads is 15st and 6ft tall with a goatee. Driver should be found and locked up, no question.

Just to add, if you read the description you'll see that these guys were on a training run for a charity ride, not your usual Lycra warriors.
Read the thread again, no one has said the cyclist deserved it, the violent attack by the car driver was over-the-top, no question. I'd just like to see what the cyclist did to enrage the car driver to the point of getting out of his car and assaulting him.

Or do you think that the guy was just looking for an innocent cyclist to attack?

Actually you must be right because it was for charityrolleyes

rottie102

4,000 posts

186 months

Wednesday 13th July 2011
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rockandrollmark said:
Just to add, if you read the description you'll see that these guys were on a training run for a charity ride, not your usual Lycra warriors.
Ah ok, that changes everything biggrin

Petrolhead95

7,043 posts

156 months

Wednesday 13th July 2011
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rottie102 said:
Ah ok, that changes everything biggrin
hehe

007 VXR

64,187 posts

189 months

Wednesday 13th July 2011
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Is Emma going to comment on this ???? hehe