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Monday, 15 September 2014
Nearly overtakes into oncoming cyclist

I heard her start to overtake, and saw the oncoming cyclist. I put out my arm and pointed at the cyclist. She held back (and missed the cyclist).  A very stupid move, and after I pointed out my cameras to her she held back completely until the road widened. Coincidence?

Two and a half minutes after she overtook me, I caught up with her again.

Posted by bigblue on 15/09/2014 at 07:40 AM
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Sunday, 14 September 2014
Dangerous Overtake

This driver felt he had to get past me, regardless of the pedestrian island and lack of space to overtake safely.

The irony: three minutes later I arrived at the top of the hill 30 metres behind him. He was held up behind the bus and stopped at a traffic light. Perhaps he had more respect for the bus than a vulnerable road user?

Posted by bigblue on 14/09/2014 at 10:16 PM
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Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Oxted earlier

image

A late-afternoon, late-summer view from the Woldingham viewpoint. 

Posted by bigblue on 10/09/2014 at 09:53 PM
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Monday, 08 September 2014
Cyclist must get out the way?

The passenger and/or driver of this lorry shouted at me to “Get out the way!”.  Did they expect me to go into the road that was joining the carriageway from the left?  This would not be safe - there are often cars coming out of that road, and it would force me to exit and then rejoin the main carriageway. Furthermore, surely it was the pedestrian island, rather than me, that was “blocking their way”?

So a little (unneccessary) drama, and a second or two later they are on their

merry

dangerous and nasty way.

Here are some still photographs from the video:



Update: (9/9/2014)

In response to my tweets last night about the incident, I received a reply from @SurreyPolice asking me to call them.

I called them shortly afterwards and they took a record of the incident.  They will also send me a form to complete in the next day or two.

Posted by bigblue on 08/09/2014 at 11:10 PM
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Sunday, 07 September 2014
The London MetPolice just missed this one!

The dangerous driving occurred just in front of two officers from the Metropolitan Police Force, but they had just apprehended a dangerous takeway across the road and were in the process of taking it into the custody of their vehicle and so they missed the event.  What a pity, but I guess this is what happens when you are fighting crime on all fronts?

Posted by bigblue on 07/09/2014 at 02:12 PM
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Thursday, 04 September 2014
Reigate to Coulsdon

This is a nice stretch of road to cycle on: as you can see it is mainly flat with a fairly long downhill stretch.  In the route that I took, this segment is also sandwiched between two hill climbs. It is early evening in the video and you can see drivers using the route as a cut-through on their commute.

Posted by bigblue on 04/09/2014 at 10:02 AM
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Wednesday, 03 September 2014
Passed by a Train

Cycling in leafy Surrey yesterday evening, I was passed by this train.

Posted by bigblue on 03/09/2014 at 03:44 PM
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Sunday, 31 August 2014
What was this driver thinking?

Or perhaps he wasn’t thinking.

Posted by bigblue on 31/08/2014 at 12:11 PM
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