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The Highway Code - bonkers or what? 19 Mar 2020 19:55 #17268

  • John Rooney
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Perhaps the club should formally approach Police Scotland and express our concerns over recent incidents? We really need to use our weight of over 400 members to highlight this increasing tension before a member(s) get seriously hurt?
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The Highway Code - bonkers or what? 17 Mar 2020 05:52 #17256

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Police Scotland appear to present a mixed message regarding adoption and enforcement of the UK wide Close Pass initiative. On the one hand, they mounted an effective week's worth of enforcement with undercover Police officers last year around BoA/Causewayhead but then come up with this. Andy wrote a very informed and effective post ( www.stirlingbikeclub.org.uk/index.php/forum/road-biking/3600-beware-of-bike-hating-brigade-in-coming-weeks#16932 ) that details why close pass is not possible even in single file on a narrow lane.
If there is any hope of improving adoption of active transport for the good of the country's health, wellbeing and for the environment, cyclists need to be protected. Given the road rage incident against the Tempo Group last Saturday, polarisation is increasing both in public and national Police force?
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The Highway Code - bonkers or what? 16 Mar 2020 21:12 #17255

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After our Middle Group brush with the law the weekend before last I thought I ought to read up on the current version of the Highway Code to see what it really says. I was dismayed to read the following:

Rule 66: You should ... "ride in single file on narrow or busy roads and when riding round bends".

That's more or less what the police said, yet for me it clearly goes against common sense and safety. I'm surprised British Cycling haven't got that ridiculous advice updated.

www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code/rules-for-cyclists-59-to-82

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