Sunday, 19 July 2009
-------------- LAMBETH COUNTRY SHOW - DANGERS TO CYCLISTS.
This foto has been edited to omit the pedestrian accompanying Mr No Brakes.
Went along to the weekend LAMBETH COUNTRY SHOW and saw some of the above activities attractions. Took the opportunity to enquire of one of the Tented cycling advisers what was being done to oppose the trendy no brakes fixed-wheel cycling tendancy? The enquiry clearly surprised and wrong footed the cycling adviser. The first response was "what is worng with cycling with no brakes?". Quite separately a young woman visitor close by who could not help overhearing the conversation quickly stepped in to mention that the "no brakes" phenomina was very noticeable and she mentioned that very recently a young male had been boasting to her that he rode with no brakes. Anyway the conversation with the L C S cycling adviser was very far from encouraging so far as opposing this dangerous cycling tendancy. It is clearly not a tendancy that the cycling campaigners are doing anything to publicise by way of overt opposiiton.
On the way home a "no brakes" cycle was still in-situ outside <BRIXTON CYCLES> (as it also had been five hours earier).
An enquiry has today been separately left with the LONDON CYCLING CAMPAIGN to find out if they are actively doing anything overtly to discourage the "no brakes" cycling trendies.
“Just thought to enquire as a 72 year old lifelong cyclist (well from the age of about 14) whether your campaign is doing anything overtly to combat the dangerous trend of cyclists riding fixed-wheel with no brakes - obviously I am not referring to track cycling not on roads etc., There is quite a trend and the practice is transparently dangerous and ought to be actively discouraged not simply ignored”.
WOWEE! LOADSA SILLY SELF PORTRAIT "DICK HEADS"(!) SUDDENLY LEAVING COMMENTS - SEE BELOW! AH POOR THINGS!!! THEY'VE GOT "FIXED BRAINS" THAT HAVE NEVER QUITE BROKEN THEIR MINATURE MOULDS. AH ONE OF THE POOR DIV FIXIE'S WANTS HIS "MOMMY" - PROBABLY 'COS HE DOESN'T KNOW WHO HIS DAD WAS.
FOR A 1950's BLOGSPOT PIC OF MY OWN GOOD SELF TIME TRIAL RIDING "FIXED WHEEL" IN THE KENTISH WHEELERS IN A BRIGHTON ROAD EVENT CLICK <HERE>. I AM STILL A CYCLIST.