Hastings, 1066 A.D – England’s first pedestrian bike collision

Iconic Bayeux Tapestry - Norman on Horse

This year marks the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings.

There is still some dispute as to how Harold died.  Was he struck in the eye by an arrow?  Was he actually hacked to death by swords?  Or did he survive?

Well, I have some interesting news and am pleased to present this amazing discovery right here.  Whilst doing some repairs on the tapestry, one of the expert restoration weavers discovered something unusual.  A patch of unusual threading.  What came next astounded the experts.

I give you – England’s first bike accident…

Hastings, 10066 AD - Norman soldier on a bike, Bayeux Tapestry

Above: Tapestry within tapestry – Hastings, 1066 A.D, 3.55 pm – New evidence of the death of Harold and England’s first bike collision caught on proto-cctv.

And if you’ve read this far and were expecting a real discovery, my apologies for this spoof.

However, this is a blog to tackle a serious subject – cycling in pedestrian zones and on footways, by cyclists.  Okay, not one of the big issues.  And the geographical areas I will focus on are tiny. Mostly one length of road and a town centre at the end.  But I am ill, and the small stretch I will talk about is a result of the limitations that illness lands me with.

Having been hit by two bikes, both moving at some speed, and wanting to avoid it happening again, I have started this blog.  I went through local government channels and touched in with the police but they had no interest in the issue so I needed a platform to try and get my point across.  Hopefully this is it.

So, if you come across this blog and you find it interesting or can help in any way, please get in touch.



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