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Scotland based runs & runners 2021

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13 Apr
3:22pm, 13 Apr 2021
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The law has to be more severe in the case of those who drive dangerously around cyclists.

For cyclists safety & for any chance of getting lots more folk out of cars and onto bikes.

R.I.P. Helen.
13 Apr
3:43pm, 13 Apr 2021
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Or "there was a collision between a *vulnerable road user* and *killing machine*" like it's mutual. Unlikely.
13 Apr
4:09pm, 13 Apr 2021
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I rarely see a cyclist acting irresponsibly but see cars passing cyclist way too close too many times.
13 Apr
4:39pm, 13 Apr 2021
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I had some horrendous close passes when out on my bike today. It happens far too frequently. Totally tragic news :(
13 Apr
10:10pm, 13 Apr 2021
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I had a rant about drivers on a blog the other week.

Unfortunately it's an education issue. I don't think a lot of them do it deliberately, it's just ignorance of what space a cyclist needs and a general lack of awareness of things that are not cars.

As someone said it needs change from bottom up but that's not a quick thing, if at all.
14 Apr
8:59am, 14 Apr 2021
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If you've ever driven in France on country roads, the courtesy to cyclists is incredible. I was nervous running on the roads when on holiday but they were equally careful and cheerful going round me too. A different attitude.
14 Apr
9:00am, 14 Apr 2021
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It needs to change in the UK - too many cyclist deaths. It's a tragedy.
14 Apr
9:23am, 14 Apr 2021
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Lesley C
That's so sad to hear.

I have many near misses on my bike. I even had a driving instructor pass me so close I could have touched the car.
18 Apr
11:42am, 18 Apr 2021
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