Yet Another Cycling Forum

General Category => On The Road => Topic started by: Torslanda on September 24, 2019, 11:51:35 am

Title: Cyclist Down A303
Post by: Torslanda on September 24, 2019, 11:51:35 am
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-49809119?SThisFB

71 yr old man. Died at the scene. R.I.P.

'Unusual three wheel bike'
Title: Re: Cyclist Down A303
Post by: Canardly on September 24, 2019, 12:07:48 pm
RIP.
Title: Re: Cyclist Down A303
Post by: S2L on September 24, 2019, 12:57:33 pm
Indeed, RIP.

Not a road I will ever be spotted on and there is an argument for sorting out bicycle traffic on fast and busy A roads, either by segregated lanes or by providing well signposted alternative routes
Title: Re: Cyclist Down A303
Post by: T42 on September 24, 2019, 01:12:01 pm
Aye, sad.

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"The cyclist was riding an unusual three-wheeler bike, which may mean people will have noticed him," [PC Rich Hatch] said.

Not enough of them.
Title: Re: Cyclist Down A303
Post by: ElyDave on September 24, 2019, 01:26:10 pm
Bad news however you look at it.

Much like where I live, there may be routes that cannot help but use parts of busy a roads for access.
Title: Re: Cyclist Down A303
Post by: iscunonove on September 24, 2019, 01:43:07 pm
Bad news however you look at it.

Much like where I live, there may be routes that cannot help but use parts of busy a roads for access.

Sad news. RIP.

I'm fairly local to this. The East side of Amesbury is one of those locations... A hobson's choice between a multi mile detour, a private farm track, a muddy bridle path or a national speed limit dual carriageway.
Title: Re: Cyclist Down A303
Post by: simonp on September 25, 2019, 12:00:28 pm
"Unusual three wheeler"? Recumbent?

Very sad.
Title: Re: Cyclist Down A303
Post by: spindrift on September 25, 2019, 12:04:15 pm
The police describe the bike but don't say a word to describe the lorry or the driver. The victim was apparently well known locally, a medical condition meant he used a trike.
Title: Re: Cyclist Down A303
Post by: tatanab on September 25, 2019, 12:57:48 pm
The police describe the bike but don't say a word to describe the lorry or the driver. The victim was apparently well known locally, a medical condition meant he used a trike.
Not entirely true.  I knew the rider.  He was no old codger going to the allotment on his Pashley, nor was he one for laying down on the job, he was a long time tricyclist of the truly upright English fashion who used a trike out of preference, the medical condition coming later in life.
Title: Re: Cyclist Down A303
Post by: spindrift on September 25, 2019, 03:50:49 pm
Ah, thank you.

I hope police are making a note that several locals have said they often saw him. Even down to describing his clothes.
Title: Re: Cyclist Down A303
Post by: canny colin on September 25, 2019, 09:44:26 pm
Very sad news , RIP