This is an appeal on behalf of a fellow cyclist, who tragically appears to have a very short life expectancy.
I am very concerned for his welfare. If he continues in the vein he’s going, he’s not going to last long at all.
I spotted the cyclist in question on my homeward commute on Wednesday, 12th September 2012. It was about 5:45pm, and as I was waiting behind a taxi in the bus/cycle lane of the A461 out of town, he passed both me and the taxi on the inside, proceeding to blow the lights on red and cross the junction.
If that wasn’t bad enough, he continued to cycle on the inside of vehicles all the way up the Lichfield Road to Walsall Wood. He hopped on and off the pavement at will, never once looked behind him and seemed completely oblivious to what was going on around him. He had no lights when visibility was very poor, and seems ignorant of the rules of the road. I think he’s from the Brownhills area, as that’s the direction he headed off in.
My apologies for the video quality: it was raining quite hard. Click through and watch the video fullscreen at YouTube if you can’t see it very well. That’s the icon bottom righthand corner.
It’s OK though, because he’s wearing a helmet, and everyone knows, they make you immortal. Personally, I’m beginning to see a correlation between riding like an absolute twat and wearing a lid…
This not the recklessness of a young man, he’s in his forties I’d tenure. If you know him, or indeed, if you are this cyclist, study the clip. This kind of idiocy gets all cyclists a bad name. I drew parallel to you at Navvie’s Bridge, and what I actually shouted was ‘You’re going to get yourself f**king killed, you idiot!’ – I stand by this. If you know this man, please give him a clue.
Road use of this level of inconsideration and stupidity will cost you. Please sort it, for all our sakes…