Cyclist almost gets hit outside Morrisons, Hastings

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I saw this guy come shooting down the pavement on the left (22/02/2017).  I wasn’t quick enough with my camera and so I have the only have him cycling off.  He turned sharply, without warning onto the crossing and had to slam his brakes on but it was only the quick reactions of the car approaching that meant he didn’t get hit.  He cycled off without even apologising to the driver or looking in his direction.  Obviously embarrassed.

This is a dangerous crossing.  I consistently see cars driving straight through in the same direction of the car in the photo.  It needs to be made safer as I frequently see pedestrians almost hit by cars.

This is not a one of incident.  I see dreadfully stupid cycling all the time and it’s only getting worse.  I can’t get anyone to listen.  If you can help, please contact me.

Antisocial Cycling in Hastings – I’m injured by a cyclist again.

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Above:  Scene of the crime, part 3 – Antisocial cycling in Queens Road, Hastings.  I was taking a photo of the cyclist you can hopefully see on the pavement ahead.  The foreground is exactly where I was hit again.

Hello all,

If your reading this in any kind of order then guess what…Yep, I got hit again.

For those who are reading out of order, here’s part 1: click this writing!

So yep, I was hit again towards the end of 2015.  A cyclist on a mountain bike collided with me, opposite the bus stop by Morrison’s (on Morrison’s side).  He was too quick for me.  I could see him coming from a distance and thought I’d given him enough room but as he got closer, I realised he was going to collide with me.  He made no attempt to slow down and thus the cycle-tango ensued, my dance partner flubbing his role and leaving me to take the full weight of his body and bike.

The usual angry, articulations ensued from this dangerous, speeding pavement cycler and continued as he rode off.  The usual badly in pain, limping home, 3 weeks of recovery all over again.

But remember…the perception of the risk (#) is far greater than the risk of collision itself.

(#) of being hit by a bike.  Source: Hastings Observer

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Collision with a cyclist outside Jempson’s in Hastings town centre pedestrian zone.

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Above:  Scene of the crime part two.  My first collision with a cyclist outside Jempson’s, Hastings.

 

After being hit by the skateboarder in Priory Meadow and seeking help from Sussex Coast College, I found myself further developing my ‘close involvement’ with Hastings anti-social boarders and bikers, when a cyclist rode into me outside Jempson’s bakery and coffee shop.

He came ‘flying’ around the corner of Jempson’s, having cycled down past the toilets and heading into the town centre.  This is an area that is unsigned, despite my already having called East Sussex County Council about the lack of signage.  I’ll return to their hopeless signage in another post.

As I had already discovered, verbal abuse on the part of the person crashing into me would be an integral part of our close contact.

%&*!”!…

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Sussex Coast College – Disappointing experiences seeking help.

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Having moved from St.Leonards in 2010, Sussex Coast College (formerly Hastings College) is one of the first things you see as you arrive in Hastings and leave the train station.

As you leave the station you are often greeted by the site of students and teachers smoking outside the college. The ground is littered with gum and fag butts and at particularly busy times, students can stretch from right outside the front doors, right across to the road and people arriving or leaving the station will have to ziz-zag through students. Often the odd skateboard or two is careering across the path. This whole scene was for some years, framed rather depressingly, by the mediocre message writ large on a banner, that Ofsted had rated the colleges teaching as satisfactory (now rating at good).

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Priory Meadow, Sussex Coast College and my ankle

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Above:  It’s just not cricket.  I got hit by a skateboarder at Priory Meadow, Hastings.  It wouldn’t be my last collision.

 

About two years ago, I was walking through Priory Meadow, Hastings, when a young man on a skateboard came flying towards me, his Sussex Coast College pass flapping around his neck. He looked straight at me, the intent in the eyes said ‘get out of my way’. However, I am ill.  At the time, I was suffering from slowed reactions.  Although he was about 4 meters away, with time to move, he didn’t want to.

Crack…

Yes, that’s my ankle he’s gone straight into. Ow. F@#k. What a …

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

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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…

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