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Knocked off her bike in Hurst street
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My daughter was knocked off her bike on Hurst Street tonight about 5 30 pm, by a car coming out of the slip road next to the Village Pub. It's a busy cycling time there, the driver stopped, but not a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joanna Klaces on Friday.

Cyclist safety - again
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On the evening of Friday 10th November the driver of a silver van BGO 5 VUR  pursued my cyclist daughter, on her way home from work, up Russell Rd in Moseley. He was shouting abuse, driving very…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Nov 24, 2017.

 

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Joanna Klaces replied to Joanna Klaces's discussion Knocked off her bike in Hurst street
"Thanks for all your replies and concern. It has been very reassuring to us to know so many of you are looking out for fellow cyclists in Birmingham (and I'm sure elsewhere too). I was surprised too, generally cyclists (and drivers ) have been…"
Friday
Jon Ingram replied to Joanna Klaces's discussion Knocked off her bike in Hurst street
"Blimey! I only have to see someone pushing their bike instead of pedalling and I call out to see if they're alright. I can't believe no-one stopped, sad indeed. Glad she's Ok and still cycling to work. "
Tuesday
ARKrider replied to Joanna Klaces's discussion Knocked off her bike in Hurst street
"That is really awful! Very sorry to hear that. I don't live in Birmingham anymore but whenever I can I normally stop to offer help to someone after an incident or broken down. Even when I see drivers broken down I stop to make sure they have…"
Monday
Rob replied to Joanna Klaces's discussion Knocked off her bike in Hurst street
"I am so sorry to hear this, but relieved your daughter is ok. I had a similar accident in the exact same place about ten years ago, but found fellow cyclists did stop and check and get the ambulance I needed. Like you I did think that we were one…"
Jul 15
Richard D replied to Joanna Klaces's discussion Knocked off her bike in Hurst street
"FWIW, when I had a nasty crash over the course of nearly an hour about fifty cyclists stopped to help/check I was okay.  Not one car did (despite my lying in the road for all of that time).  And when I had a minor off a few weeks ago,…"
Jul 12
Joanna Klaces replied to Joanna Klaces's discussion Knocked off her bike in Hurst street
"Thanks Hugh . Yes, I was shocked too, it's not generally my experience either, that's why I am so puzzled. Anyway, in the way of youth she is cracking on. Thanks again "
Jul 11
Hugh Willliams replied to Joanna Klaces's discussion Knocked off her bike in Hurst street
"Sorry to hear about this Jo. Generally I've found that when I'm in any trouble about one in 4 passing cyclists asks if I'm alright. Many seem to be completely self absorbed (the better the equipment the less likely to stop?).  If…"
Jul 11
Joanna Klaces replied to Joanna Klaces's discussion Knocked off her bike in Hurst street
"Thanks for all this, and she is OK.We will get the bike checked and she's off to work this morning on mine. I think my horror and her distress was in the simple lack of human kindness. We're optimistic that this is not symptomatic of…"
Jul 11
Kim replied to Joanna Klaces's discussion Knocked off her bike in Hurst street
"We might be part of a cycling community, but maybe the people who didn't stop were people who just happen to use a bike for transport?  I suppose this sort of thing is inevitable as cycling becomes more common, and that's probably a…"
Jul 10
Robert Jones replied to Joanna Klaces's discussion Knocked off her bike in Hurst street
"That's three accidents involving cyclists I know about in the last 7 days. Not good."
Jul 10
nick bradley replied to Joanna Klaces's discussion Knocked off her bike in Hurst street
"Hope she is ok. I'm surprised. I flipped by bike upside down to tweak my brakes and clean my rims one night on Five Ways underpass and within about 3 mins 3 seperate cyclists asked if I was ok and/ or needed help"
Jul 10
LS replied to Joanna Klaces's discussion Knocked off her bike in Hurst street
"It's worth reading the advice here - http://www.birminghamcyclist.com/page/had-an-accident# also a good idea to check the bike thoroughly in case it has damage that may make it unsafe to ride. "
Jul 10
Shakey replied to Joanna Klaces's discussion Knocked off her bike in Hurst street
"Personally I would definitely have stopped. Perhaps from an older generation but there is an unwritten code of communal support amongst cyclists. Unfortunately I don't think this persists so much in younger people and hardly at all in those who…"
Jul 10
LS replied to Joanna Klaces's discussion Knocked off her bike in Hurst street
"Sorry to hear this. I hope she and her bike are ok. I would have definately stopped but it's not on my route. I would have thought that most other cyclists would have stopped too and am quite surprised and disappointed that none did."
Jul 10
David replied to Joanna Klaces's discussion Cyclist safety - again
"Ah, well done! You're on the way now!"
Nov 24, 2017
Joanna Klaces replied to Joanna Klaces's discussion Cyclist safety - again
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What sort of riding do you do?
Pleasure ;Commuting
Where do you live?
Moseley Bimingham
Tell us about your bike(s)
Whyte Victoria
About me
66 years old, have been cycling for at least 60 years - getting from A to B rather than racing. Since retirement have been cycling in Vietnam , Thailand, Cambodia and Laos, Newhaven to Paris and a very punishing expedition in the Yorkshire dales.

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At 13:22 on November 15, 2017, David said…

Would that expedition have been with Wendy W, by chance?

 
 
 

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