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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