From: Nick Finnigan on
Ret. wrote:
> Nick Finnigan wrote:
>>
>> The Cheshire Classic Road Race is presumably an imaginary event?
>
> It's down to individual Chief Constables to make the decision. Maybe the
> current CC has different views to the one who stopped cycle races when I
> was serving.

I imagine it started around 1980. When were you serving?
From: Just zis Guy, you know? on
On Sun, 08 Aug 2010 19:40:29 +0100, Clive George
<clive(a)xxxx-x.fsnet.co.uk> wrote:

>On 08/08/2010 18:03, Mortimer wrote:
>
>> I admire those cyclists' fitness. I can keep up about 20 mph on the level
>
>That's actually pretty swift for a non-racer. How long can you keep that
>up for with no tailwind?

I managed to average a fraction over 20mph from St. Albans to Reading
once, just under two hours end to end (with a five minute stop to dig
fuel out of the pack). I'd say that is about as fast as I will ever
be!

Guy
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From: JNugent on
Nick Finnigan wrote:
> JNugent wrote:
>> Nick Finnigan wrote:
>>> Derek C wrote:
>>>> information about alternative routes, etc. If it was not a closed road
>>>> event, then that was even worse, as competitors are expected to keep
>>>> to the laws and rules of the road, and to comply with the highway
>>>> code.
>>>
>>> It probably was a (rolling) closed road event:
>>> http://www.richmondgp.co.uk/downloads/RaceManual10.pdf 'Road Use'
>>
>> Civilians in private unmarked cars are not authorised to act as police
>> officers for highway matters.
>>
>> Neither are they allowed to drive on the wrong side of the road, drive
>> without due consideration for other road users or otherwise drive
>> dangerously (you know, things like driving straight at other vehicles
>> to force them off the road).
>>
>> You already know this.
>
> I have written nothing relevant to that outburst. Have you read the link?

The contents of "the link" are unimportant. The evidence of the witness was
clear and would not be undone by a couple of "should haves" in "the link".
From: Nick Finnigan on
JNugent wrote:
> Nick Finnigan wrote:
>> JNugent wrote:
>>> Nick Finnigan wrote:
>>>> Derek C wrote:
>>>>> information about alternative routes, etc. If it was not a closed road
>>>>> event, then that was even worse, as competitors are expected to keep
>>>>> to the laws and rules of the road, and to comply with the highway
>>>>> code.
>>>>
>>>> It probably was a (rolling) closed road event:
>>>> http://www.richmondgp.co.uk/downloads/RaceManual10.pdf 'Road Use'
>>>
>>> Civilians in private unmarked cars are not authorised to act as
>>> police officers for highway matters.
>>>
>>> Neither are they allowed to drive on the wrong side of the road,
>>> drive without due consideration for other road users or otherwise
>>> drive dangerously (you know, things like driving straight at other
>>> vehicles to force them off the road).
>>>
>>> You already know this.
>>
>> I have written nothing relevant to that outburst. Have you read the
>> link?
>
> The contents of "the link" are unimportant. The evidence of the witness
> was clear and would not be undone by a couple of "should haves" in "the
> link".

I wrote nothing about the evidence of the witness. "The link" says
nothing about "should haves".
From: JMS jmsmith2010 on
On Sun, 08 Aug 2010 23:19:58 +0100, JNugent <jenningsltd(a)fastmail.fm>
wrote:

<snip>


>The contents of "the link" are unimportant. The evidence of the witness was
>clear and would not be undone by a couple of "should haves" in "the link".



I think that the witness should write a very stiff letter of complaint
- which is sent to the race organisers - and copied to all relevant
bodies - including the police, the local council, and the local
paper.


In fact, I am pretty sure I was in the area at the time and witnessed
exactly the actions witnessed by the PP :-)
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Many cyclists are proving the need for registration by their contempt for the Highway Code and laws.

The answer:
All cyclists over 16 to take compulsory test, have compulsory insurance, and be registered.
Registration number to be clearly visible on the back of mandatory hi-viz vest.
Habitual law breakers' cycles confiscated and crushed.
(With thanks to KeithT for the idea)