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Torslanda

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Cyclist Down A303
« 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'
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: Cyclist Down A303
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2019, 12:07:48 pm »
RIP.
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Re: Cyclist Down A303
« Reply #2 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

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Re: Cyclist Down A303
« Reply #3 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.
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ElyDave

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Re: Cyclist Down A303
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: Cyclist Down A303
« Reply #5 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.

simonp

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Re: Cyclist Down A303
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2019, 12:00:28 pm »
"Unusual three wheeler"? Recumbent?

Very sad.

Re: Cyclist Down A303
« Reply #7 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.

Re: Cyclist Down A303
« Reply #8 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.

Re: Cyclist Down A303
« Reply #9 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.

Re: Cyclist Down A303
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2019, 09:44:26 pm »
Very sad news , RIP
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