Monday, 23 November 2009


We must apologise for the lack of interesting photographs or videos, but it has been a dull week. Our secretly "instrumented" cyclist has not been doing anything dangerous or exciting, apart from an incident with a car on shaldon road that did not appear on film. This is a pity, as the "you cyclists don't pay road taxes so should get out of the way" lecture the tax-dodger apparently received would be worth sharing more widely.

What we do have is this video of one of our monitored subversives cycling the wrong way down a one-way street.

It is only through the selfless actions of the red car that chose to drove the wrong way down Marlborough Hill, that no oncoming traffic could endanger the cyclist. We praise this car for recognising the dangerous situation which was developing, and addressing the safety issue in a non-confrontational manner. This is why the car drivers of Bristol deserve more praise than the cyclists and pedestrians -whine, whine, whine, that's all they do. But this car, sees a dangerous situation "bicycle going the wrong way down a hill" and rather than complain or create conflict, just slid in front to protect the bicycle. Sadly, we cannot see the vehicle's registration number to award it the full recognition it deserves, it will have to go down as an anonymous samaritan.

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