Thousands to saddle up for Sky Ride through Southampton today

Daily Echo: Jason Queally leads the riders at the start this morning. Jason Queally leads the riders at the start this morning.

THOUSANDS of cyclists will descend on Southampton today as the Sky Ride returns to the city for the fifth year.

Streets will be cleared of all traffic for the mass ride that will see Olympic gold medallist Jason Queally pedal into pole position at the start of the route.

He will be joined by Olympic torch bearer and Southampton’s very own fundraising superman Gus McKechnie, who has raised more than £2m for charity, as well as Team Sky rider Nathan Earle.

The Bargate monument and Southampton’s historic walls are among the iconic sights that can be viewed from the saddle as bikes take control of the roads for one day only.

The 7.8km route across the city will start and finish at the Guildhall and hopes to attract more than the 10,000 cyclists aged from six to 70, who all took part last year.

Daily Echo:

A carnival atmosphere will be created with live music entertaining cyclists along the route, as well as skills sessions for children, plus a competition to win a bike.

At The Marketplace in Guildhall Square there will be also be a number of community organisations and clubs, local bike shops, retailers and places to grab a bite to eat or drink.

A new exciting addition this year will be the new “tricks and tunes” area that will give cyclists the chance to try out extreme moves, such as jumping on your bike on a giant air bag or watch dramatic stunts from the Voodoo Unicycles team.

 

Daily Echo: Riders pass the Bargate on the Southampton Sky Ride.

Councillor Jacqui Rayment, Southampton City Council’s Cabinet member for environment and transport, said: “Sky Ride Southampton this Sunday is set to be an unforgettable, fantastic day out packed with activities organised by My Journey, British Cycling and Sky for all the family.

“I am proud that this year we have seen the registration numbers soar and, with one day to go, I would like to encourage everyone else to sign up to enjoy Southampton landmarks on a free, traffic-free and fun event.”

Sky Ride Southampton is one of 15 major events going on across the country this summer in cities including Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield, Hull and Bolton.

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9:35am Sun 29 Jun 14

teamgreen says...

wait till the car drivers wake up and start the hate of all cyclists, queue starts next page .
wait till the car drivers wake up and start the hate of all cyclists, queue starts next page . teamgreen
  • Score: -3

9:44am Sun 29 Jun 14

SotonGreen says...

Add to car drivers those of us who live en route and who have to take our life in our hands to venture out the door with nutty cyclists bombing around.
Add to car drivers those of us who live en route and who have to take our life in our hands to venture out the door with nutty cyclists bombing around. SotonGreen
  • Score: -3

9:52am Sun 29 Jun 14

Charlie Bucket says...

SotonGreen wrote:
Add to car drivers those of us who live en route and who have to take our life in our hands to venture out the door with nutty cyclists bombing around.
Awww! You mean it turns out the world doesn't exist solely for your own personal use after all?
[quote][p][bold]SotonGreen[/bold] wrote: Add to car drivers those of us who live en route and who have to take our life in our hands to venture out the door with nutty cyclists bombing around.[/p][/quote]Awww! You mean it turns out the world doesn't exist solely for your own personal use after all? Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 13

10:00am Sun 29 Jun 14

All said and done says...

If am not a fan because my son lives right in the middle of the route. So i cannot pick him up and the bus route has been diverted to the other side of town. It have no issue with cycle riders but it is daft to cut off major routes for them.
If am not a fan because my son lives right in the middle of the route. So i cannot pick him up and the bus route has been diverted to the other side of town. It have no issue with cycle riders but it is daft to cut off major routes for them. All said and done
  • Score: -6

12:01pm Sun 29 Jun 14

townieboy says...

Pity it's not pouring with rain for them.
Pity it's not pouring with rain for them. townieboy
  • Score: -13

12:55pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Charlie Bucket says...

townieboy wrote:
Pity it's not pouring with rain for them.
You miserable, joyless old duffer.
[quote][p][bold]townieboy[/bold] wrote: Pity it's not pouring with rain for them.[/p][/quote]You miserable, joyless old duffer. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 18

1:28pm Sun 29 Jun 14

killthrill says...

What a miserable lot you are!..well some ;-)

It's only one day and you have all had plenty of notice about this worthwhile event that raises thousands for charity.
What a miserable lot you are!..well some ;-) It's only one day and you have all had plenty of notice about this worthwhile event that raises thousands for charity. killthrill
  • Score: 8

1:33pm Sun 29 Jun 14

shirlski says...

Can't we just be happy that Southampton stages big FREE family events throughout the summer, I'm sick of hearing people badmouthing the city saying nothing ever goes on. The Bedford Place festival last weekend was brilliant and fostered a wonderful community spirit, a massive Thank-you is in order to all those who made it possible. Let's have diverse events every weekend to suit all interests.
Can't we just be happy that Southampton stages big FREE family events throughout the summer, I'm sick of hearing people badmouthing the city saying nothing ever goes on. The Bedford Place festival last weekend was brilliant and fostered a wonderful community spirit, a massive Thank-you is in order to all those who made it possible. Let's have diverse events every weekend to suit all interests. shirlski
  • Score: 10

2:32pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Charlie Bucket says...

shirlski wrote:
Can't we just be happy that Southampton stages big FREE family events throughout the summer, I'm sick of hearing people badmouthing the city saying nothing ever goes on. The Bedford Place festival last weekend was brilliant and fostered a wonderful community spirit, a massive Thank-you is in order to all those who made it possible. Let's have diverse events every weekend to suit all interests.
No. The typical Echo Reader(tm) has to see everything in the most negative light possible. I can't wait until one of them wins the lottery and the pools in one weekend, so they can complain about that too.
[quote][p][bold]shirlski[/bold] wrote: Can't we just be happy that Southampton stages big FREE family events throughout the summer, I'm sick of hearing people badmouthing the city saying nothing ever goes on. The Bedford Place festival last weekend was brilliant and fostered a wonderful community spirit, a massive Thank-you is in order to all those who made it possible. Let's have diverse events every weekend to suit all interests.[/p][/quote]No. The typical Echo Reader(tm) has to see everything in the most negative light possible. I can't wait until one of them wins the lottery and the pools in one weekend, so they can complain about that too. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 1

2:55pm Sun 29 Jun 14

mrs pepperpot says...

Who cares
Who cares mrs pepperpot
  • Score: -1

3:16pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Richard 51 says...

No tacks and nails left on the road, NO of course not only the people of the New Forest do that
No tacks and nails left on the road, NO of course not only the people of the New Forest do that Richard 51
  • Score: 0

5:00pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Donald2000 says...

I frankly thought it was an excuse for a lot of adults and children to ride on the pavements on their way home from the event, plus not stopping for pedestrians who wished to cross part of the course to get to the other side of the street.

Plus the inconvenience suffered by hundreds of bus users and the loss of business to the shops in the centre of town.

Once again we all have to bow down and pamper to these minority interest groups. It would be nice for us decent citizens here to have one day without road works and wallies riding around wearing yellow waistcoats. Take your Sky ride some place else next year.
I frankly thought it was an excuse for a lot of adults and children to ride on the pavements on their way home from the event, plus not stopping for pedestrians who wished to cross part of the course to get to the other side of the street. Plus the inconvenience suffered by hundreds of bus users and the loss of business to the shops in the centre of town. Once again we all have to bow down and pamper to these minority interest groups. It would be nice for us decent citizens here to have one day without road works and wallies riding around wearing yellow waistcoats. Take your Sky ride some place else next year. Donald2000
  • Score: -13

5:24pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

Donald2000 wrote:
I frankly thought it was an excuse for a lot of adults and children to ride on the pavements on their way home from the event, plus not stopping for pedestrians who wished to cross part of the course to get to the other side of the street.

Plus the inconvenience suffered by hundreds of bus users and the loss of business to the shops in the centre of town.

Once again we all have to bow down and pamper to these minority interest groups. It would be nice for us decent citizens here to have one day without road works and wallies riding around wearing yellow waistcoats. Take your Sky ride some place else next year.
I was there today and I only ever saw one cyclist being a moron, people were letting pedestrians cross, shops were a lot BUSIER today than on an average Sunday and the only ones using it as an excuse for anything was motorists, using it as an excuse for being reckless/dangerous, as for "bowing down" to a "minority interest", 3.5 MILLION journeys are made by bike each week in the UK, so not exactly a minority is it? And the sky ride is only ONE DAY you miserable git.
[quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: I frankly thought it was an excuse for a lot of adults and children to ride on the pavements on their way home from the event, plus not stopping for pedestrians who wished to cross part of the course to get to the other side of the street. Plus the inconvenience suffered by hundreds of bus users and the loss of business to the shops in the centre of town. Once again we all have to bow down and pamper to these minority interest groups. It would be nice for us decent citizens here to have one day without road works and wallies riding around wearing yellow waistcoats. Take your Sky ride some place else next year.[/p][/quote]I was there today and I only ever saw one cyclist being a moron, people were letting pedestrians cross, shops were a lot BUSIER today than on an average Sunday and the only ones using it as an excuse for anything was motorists, using it as an excuse for being reckless/dangerous, as for "bowing down" to a "minority interest", 3.5 MILLION journeys are made by bike each week in the UK, so not exactly a minority is it? And the sky ride is only ONE DAY you miserable git. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 6

5:52pm Sun 29 Jun 14

saint61 says...

Donald2000 wrote:
I frankly thought it was an excuse for a lot of adults and children to ride on the pavements on their way home from the event, plus not stopping for pedestrians who wished to cross part of the course to get to the other side of the street.

Plus the inconvenience suffered by hundreds of bus users and the loss of business to the shops in the centre of town.

Once again we all have to bow down and pamper to these minority interest groups. It would be nice for us decent citizens here to have one day without road works and wallies riding around wearing yellow waistcoats. Take your Sky ride some place else next year.
Instead of moving SKY RIDE you could always move.
[quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: I frankly thought it was an excuse for a lot of adults and children to ride on the pavements on their way home from the event, plus not stopping for pedestrians who wished to cross part of the course to get to the other side of the street. Plus the inconvenience suffered by hundreds of bus users and the loss of business to the shops in the centre of town. Once again we all have to bow down and pamper to these minority interest groups. It would be nice for us decent citizens here to have one day without road works and wallies riding around wearing yellow waistcoats. Take your Sky ride some place else next year.[/p][/quote]Instead of moving SKY RIDE you could always move. saint61
  • Score: 3

6:07pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Donald2000 says...

saint61 wrote:
Donald2000 wrote:
I frankly thought it was an excuse for a lot of adults and children to ride on the pavements on their way home from the event, plus not stopping for pedestrians who wished to cross part of the course to get to the other side of the street.

Plus the inconvenience suffered by hundreds of bus users and the loss of business to the shops in the centre of town.

Once again we all have to bow down and pamper to these minority interest groups. It would be nice for us decent citizens here to have one day without road works and wallies riding around wearing yellow waistcoats. Take your Sky ride some place else next year.
Instead of moving SKY RIDE you could always move.
Why should I move; I have probably done more for this city than you and Ginger Cyclist put together. I don't like this city being closed for minority groups. I don't ask the city to be closed for me and it should not be closed for cyclists to take over the streets either.

Finally, ginger cyclist, you really show your grotesque ignorance and stupidity by calling me names. This is just the sort of single minded, single interest group mentality that we have all grown to know and love in Southampton. So well done and I will be along to change your nappy in due course.
[quote][p][bold]saint61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: I frankly thought it was an excuse for a lot of adults and children to ride on the pavements on their way home from the event, plus not stopping for pedestrians who wished to cross part of the course to get to the other side of the street. Plus the inconvenience suffered by hundreds of bus users and the loss of business to the shops in the centre of town. Once again we all have to bow down and pamper to these minority interest groups. It would be nice for us decent citizens here to have one day without road works and wallies riding around wearing yellow waistcoats. Take your Sky ride some place else next year.[/p][/quote]Instead of moving SKY RIDE you could always move.[/p][/quote]Why should I move; I have probably done more for this city than you and Ginger Cyclist put together. I don't like this city being closed for minority groups. I don't ask the city to be closed for me and it should not be closed for cyclists to take over the streets either. Finally, ginger cyclist, you really show your grotesque ignorance and stupidity by calling me names. This is just the sort of single minded, single interest group mentality that we have all grown to know and love in Southampton. So well done and I will be along to change your nappy in due course. Donald2000
  • Score: -5

6:22pm Sun 29 Jun 14

03alpe01 says...

Why all the moaning? This is a good thing! It promotes sport and physical activity in Southampton for a change! Don't see any shops/bars/restauran
ts doing that!
Why all the moaning? This is a good thing! It promotes sport and physical activity in Southampton for a change! Don't see any shops/bars/restauran ts doing that! 03alpe01
  • Score: 5

6:28pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Torchie1 says...

Richard 51 wrote:
No tacks and nails left on the road, NO of course not only the people of the New Forest do that
Unless you have proof to back up your childish assertion, the sentence should read 'people in the New Forest', and they could live absolutely anywhere.
[quote][p][bold]Richard 51[/bold] wrote: No tacks and nails left on the road, NO of course not only the people of the New Forest do that[/p][/quote]Unless you have proof to back up your childish assertion, the sentence should read 'people in the New Forest', and they could live absolutely anywhere. Torchie1
  • Score: -4

6:30pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Charlie Bucket says...

Donald2000 wrote:
saint61 wrote:
Donald2000 wrote:
I frankly thought it was an excuse for a lot of adults and children to ride on the pavements on their way home from the event, plus not stopping for pedestrians who wished to cross part of the course to get to the other side of the street.

Plus the inconvenience suffered by hundreds of bus users and the loss of business to the shops in the centre of town.

Once again we all have to bow down and pamper to these minority interest groups. It would be nice for us decent citizens here to have one day without road works and wallies riding around wearing yellow waistcoats. Take your Sky ride some place else next year.
Instead of moving SKY RIDE you could always move.
Why should I move; I have probably done more for this city than you and Ginger Cyclist put together. I don't like this city being closed for minority groups. I don't ask the city to be closed for me and it should not be closed for cyclists to take over the streets either.

Finally, ginger cyclist, you really show your grotesque ignorance and stupidity by calling me names. This is just the sort of single minded, single interest group mentality that we have all grown to know and love in Southampton. So well done and I will be along to change your nappy in due course.
Why shouldn't minority groups be allowed anything? Those minorities contribute just as much as anyone else, I fail to see why, once in a while, something like this is such a big deal. Oh no, don't tell me someone has to make a small, meaningless sacrifice once a year and divert themselves slightly. Heaven forbid.
[quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: I frankly thought it was an excuse for a lot of adults and children to ride on the pavements on their way home from the event, plus not stopping for pedestrians who wished to cross part of the course to get to the other side of the street. Plus the inconvenience suffered by hundreds of bus users and the loss of business to the shops in the centre of town. Once again we all have to bow down and pamper to these minority interest groups. It would be nice for us decent citizens here to have one day without road works and wallies riding around wearing yellow waistcoats. Take your Sky ride some place else next year.[/p][/quote]Instead of moving SKY RIDE you could always move.[/p][/quote]Why should I move; I have probably done more for this city than you and Ginger Cyclist put together. I don't like this city being closed for minority groups. I don't ask the city to be closed for me and it should not be closed for cyclists to take over the streets either. Finally, ginger cyclist, you really show your grotesque ignorance and stupidity by calling me names. This is just the sort of single minded, single interest group mentality that we have all grown to know and love in Southampton. So well done and I will be along to change your nappy in due course.[/p][/quote]Why shouldn't minority groups be allowed anything? Those minorities contribute just as much as anyone else, I fail to see why, once in a while, something like this is such a big deal. Oh no, don't tell me someone has to make a small, meaningless sacrifice once a year and divert themselves slightly. Heaven forbid. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 6

6:41pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Classic Echo Reader says...

Speaking as someone who never does a bit of exercise, gets any enjoyment whatsoever out of life, or has ever actually smiled at all, I can safely say we, the taxpayer should definitely not be inconvenienced by all this nonsense. I absolutely hate my dull, empty life so I don't see why anybody else should have a good time.
Speaking as someone who never does a bit of exercise, gets any enjoyment whatsoever out of life, or has ever actually smiled at all, I can safely say we, the taxpayer should definitely not be inconvenienced by all this nonsense. I absolutely hate my dull, empty life so I don't see why anybody else should have a good time. Classic Echo Reader
  • Score: 7

6:41pm Sun 29 Jun 14

saint61 says...

Donald2000 wrote:
saint61 wrote:
Donald2000 wrote:
I frankly thought it was an excuse for a lot of adults and children to ride on the pavements on their way home from the event, plus not stopping for pedestrians who wished to cross part of the course to get to the other side of the street.

Plus the inconvenience suffered by hundreds of bus users and the loss of business to the shops in the centre of town.

Once again we all have to bow down and pamper to these minority interest groups. It would be nice for us decent citizens here to have one day without road works and wallies riding around wearing yellow waistcoats. Take your Sky ride some place else next year.
Instead of moving SKY RIDE you could always move.
Why should I move; I have probably done more for this city than you and Ginger Cyclist put together. I don't like this city being closed for minority groups. I don't ask the city to be closed for me and it should not be closed for cyclists to take over the streets either.

Finally, ginger cyclist, you really show your grotesque ignorance and stupidity by calling me names. This is just the sort of single minded, single interest group mentality that we have all grown to know and love in Southampton. So well done and I will be along to change your nappy in due course.
Donald 2000 you are obviously someone who enjoys life to the full? Somehow I don't think you've done as much for this city as I have but then that's another argument.
Maybe next year get involved a bit in the atmosphere? Instead of being a pompous twit you may just enjoy it and have a smile put on that sour face of yours!
[quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: I frankly thought it was an excuse for a lot of adults and children to ride on the pavements on their way home from the event, plus not stopping for pedestrians who wished to cross part of the course to get to the other side of the street. Plus the inconvenience suffered by hundreds of bus users and the loss of business to the shops in the centre of town. Once again we all have to bow down and pamper to these minority interest groups. It would be nice for us decent citizens here to have one day without road works and wallies riding around wearing yellow waistcoats. Take your Sky ride some place else next year.[/p][/quote]Instead of moving SKY RIDE you could always move.[/p][/quote]Why should I move; I have probably done more for this city than you and Ginger Cyclist put together. I don't like this city being closed for minority groups. I don't ask the city to be closed for me and it should not be closed for cyclists to take over the streets either. Finally, ginger cyclist, you really show your grotesque ignorance and stupidity by calling me names. This is just the sort of single minded, single interest group mentality that we have all grown to know and love in Southampton. So well done and I will be along to change your nappy in due course.[/p][/quote]Donald 2000 you are obviously someone who enjoys life to the full? Somehow I don't think you've done as much for this city as I have but then that's another argument. Maybe next year get involved a bit in the atmosphere? Instead of being a pompous twit you may just enjoy it and have a smile put on that sour face of yours! saint61
  • Score: 7

6:59pm Sun 29 Jun 14

03alpe01 says...

Classic Echo Reader wrote:
Speaking as someone who never does a bit of exercise, gets any enjoyment whatsoever out of life, or has ever actually smiled at all, I can safely say we, the taxpayer should definitely not be inconvenienced by all this nonsense. I absolutely hate my dull, empty life so I don't see why anybody else should have a good time.
Classic!
[quote][p][bold]Classic Echo Reader[/bold] wrote: Speaking as someone who never does a bit of exercise, gets any enjoyment whatsoever out of life, or has ever actually smiled at all, I can safely say we, the taxpayer should definitely not be inconvenienced by all this nonsense. I absolutely hate my dull, empty life so I don't see why anybody else should have a good time.[/p][/quote]Classic! 03alpe01
  • Score: 4

7:21pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Youngagedpensioner says...

I'll own up! I'm one of the yellow jacketed wallies who enjoyed today's free skyride event. Just one day once a year. Promoting a healthy cheap enjoyable activity which pretty much anyone can take part in. Bringing tourists into the city, spending money in shops and restaurants. Maybe parts of the route could've been better planned, to cause less inconvenience. But what about the disruption roadworks cause every day in Southampton? What about the fumes from motor vehicles every day? Traffic accidents every day? Etc, etc. By the way it did rain one year townieboy and it didn't put off the participants. Get on your bike, try it have some fun and stop trying to spoil everyone else's!
I'll own up! I'm one of the yellow jacketed wallies who enjoyed today's free skyride event. Just one day once a year. Promoting a healthy cheap enjoyable activity which pretty much anyone can take part in. Bringing tourists into the city, spending money in shops and restaurants. Maybe parts of the route could've been better planned, to cause less inconvenience. But what about the disruption roadworks cause every day in Southampton? What about the fumes from motor vehicles every day? Traffic accidents every day? Etc, etc. By the way it did rain one year townieboy and it didn't put off the participants. Get on your bike, try it have some fun and stop trying to spoil everyone else's! Youngagedpensioner
  • Score: 4

7:24pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Youngagedpensioner says...

Classic Echo Reader wrote:
Speaking as someone who never does a bit of exercise, gets any enjoyment whatsoever out of life, or has ever actually smiled at all, I can safely say we, the taxpayer should definitely not be inconvenienced by all this nonsense. I absolutely hate my dull, empty life so I don't see why anybody else should have a good time.
Quite agree! Bah humbug I say!
[quote][p][bold]Classic Echo Reader[/bold] wrote: Speaking as someone who never does a bit of exercise, gets any enjoyment whatsoever out of life, or has ever actually smiled at all, I can safely say we, the taxpayer should definitely not be inconvenienced by all this nonsense. I absolutely hate my dull, empty life so I don't see why anybody else should have a good time.[/p][/quote]Quite agree! Bah humbug I say! Youngagedpensioner
  • Score: 3

7:34pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

Youngagedpensioner wrote:
I'll own up! I'm one of the yellow jacketed wallies who enjoyed today's free skyride event. Just one day once a year. Promoting a healthy cheap enjoyable activity which pretty much anyone can take part in. Bringing tourists into the city, spending money in shops and restaurants. Maybe parts of the route could've been better planned, to cause less inconvenience. But what about the disruption roadworks cause every day in Southampton? What about the fumes from motor vehicles every day? Traffic accidents every day? Etc, etc. By the way it did rain one year townieboy and it didn't put off the participants. Get on your bike, try it have some fun and stop trying to spoil everyone else's!
Indeed, I even saw disabled people cycling on specially made bicycles and tricycles.
[quote][p][bold]Youngagedpensioner[/bold] wrote: I'll own up! I'm one of the yellow jacketed wallies who enjoyed today's free skyride event. Just one day once a year. Promoting a healthy cheap enjoyable activity which pretty much anyone can take part in. Bringing tourists into the city, spending money in shops and restaurants. Maybe parts of the route could've been better planned, to cause less inconvenience. But what about the disruption roadworks cause every day in Southampton? What about the fumes from motor vehicles every day? Traffic accidents every day? Etc, etc. By the way it did rain one year townieboy and it didn't put off the participants. Get on your bike, try it have some fun and stop trying to spoil everyone else's![/p][/quote]Indeed, I even saw disabled people cycling on specially made bicycles and tricycles. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 1

7:38pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

Donald2000 wrote:
saint61 wrote:
Donald2000 wrote:
I frankly thought it was an excuse for a lot of adults and children to ride on the pavements on their way home from the event, plus not stopping for pedestrians who wished to cross part of the course to get to the other side of the street.

Plus the inconvenience suffered by hundreds of bus users and the loss of business to the shops in the centre of town.

Once again we all have to bow down and pamper to these minority interest groups. It would be nice for us decent citizens here to have one day without road works and wallies riding around wearing yellow waistcoats. Take your Sky ride some place else next year.
Instead of moving SKY RIDE you could always move.
Why should I move; I have probably done more for this city than you and Ginger Cyclist put together. I don't like this city being closed for minority groups. I don't ask the city to be closed for me and it should not be closed for cyclists to take over the streets either.

Finally, ginger cyclist, you really show your grotesque ignorance and stupidity by calling me names. This is just the sort of single minded, single interest group mentality that we have all grown to know and love in Southampton. So well done and I will be along to change your nappy in due course.
How am I ignorant or stupid? YOU are the one who's being stupid and ignorant, do you visit the new forest show? If so, then you're contradicting yourself with the comment about "minority interests" and closing areas for them, the New Forest show regularly turns the Forest roads into car parks for a whole WEEKEND at a time.
[quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: I frankly thought it was an excuse for a lot of adults and children to ride on the pavements on their way home from the event, plus not stopping for pedestrians who wished to cross part of the course to get to the other side of the street. Plus the inconvenience suffered by hundreds of bus users and the loss of business to the shops in the centre of town. Once again we all have to bow down and pamper to these minority interest groups. It would be nice for us decent citizens here to have one day without road works and wallies riding around wearing yellow waistcoats. Take your Sky ride some place else next year.[/p][/quote]Instead of moving SKY RIDE you could always move.[/p][/quote]Why should I move; I have probably done more for this city than you and Ginger Cyclist put together. I don't like this city being closed for minority groups. I don't ask the city to be closed for me and it should not be closed for cyclists to take over the streets either. Finally, ginger cyclist, you really show your grotesque ignorance and stupidity by calling me names. This is just the sort of single minded, single interest group mentality that we have all grown to know and love in Southampton. So well done and I will be along to change your nappy in due course.[/p][/quote]How am I ignorant or stupid? YOU are the one who's being stupid and ignorant, do you visit the new forest show? If so, then you're contradicting yourself with the comment about "minority interests" and closing areas for them, the New Forest show regularly turns the Forest roads into car parks for a whole WEEKEND at a time. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 2

9:05pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Donald2000 says...

@Ginger_cyclist. We still need to consider the views of other people who have to use the city. I am not demanding the use of this city for my own personal purposes so why should a minority interest group have the right so to do? While we are at it, a lot of ordinary people without cycles were very inconvenienced by the Sky Ride - alterations in buses and traffic jams. Who will speak for ordinary people while you are busy speaking up for cyclists?

More than one group of people comprises society and not to realise that is to be ignorant and stupid.
@Ginger_cyclist. We still need to consider the views of other people who have to use the city. I am not demanding the use of this city for my own personal purposes so why should a minority interest group have the right so to do? While we are at it, a lot of ordinary people without cycles were very inconvenienced by the Sky Ride - alterations in buses and traffic jams. Who will speak for ordinary people while you are busy speaking up for cyclists? More than one group of people comprises society and not to realise that is to be ignorant and stupid. Donald2000
  • Score: -2

9:42pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

Donald2000 wrote:
@Ginger_cyclist. We still need to consider the views of other people who have to use the city. I am not demanding the use of this city for my own personal purposes so why should a minority interest group have the right so to do? While we are at it, a lot of ordinary people without cycles were very inconvenienced by the Sky Ride - alterations in buses and traffic jams. Who will speak for ordinary people while you are busy speaking up for cyclists?

More than one group of people comprises society and not to realise that is to be ignorant and stupid.
There weren't any massive diversions, also, we weren't demanding the use of the city for personal purposes, it was a free, family, PUBLIC event, didn't even have to register to join in, not only that but it was only for 4 hours out of a whole YEAR which equates to NOTHING, all the event is there to do is promote SUSTAINABLE transport, exercise and to get more people, off their backsides and out of their cars, basically, promoting HEALTHY living, so stop being so stupid and ignorant before you fall off your high horse.
[quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: @Ginger_cyclist. We still need to consider the views of other people who have to use the city. I am not demanding the use of this city for my own personal purposes so why should a minority interest group have the right so to do? While we are at it, a lot of ordinary people without cycles were very inconvenienced by the Sky Ride - alterations in buses and traffic jams. Who will speak for ordinary people while you are busy speaking up for cyclists? More than one group of people comprises society and not to realise that is to be ignorant and stupid.[/p][/quote]There weren't any massive diversions, also, we weren't demanding the use of the city for personal purposes, it was a free, family, PUBLIC event, didn't even have to register to join in, not only that but it was only for 4 hours out of a whole YEAR which equates to NOTHING, all the event is there to do is promote SUSTAINABLE transport, exercise and to get more people, off their backsides and out of their cars, basically, promoting HEALTHY living, so stop being so stupid and ignorant before you fall off your high horse. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 27

9:51pm Sun 29 Jun 14

sotondavid says...

When the "Race for Life" partially closes the Avenue does this cause the same level of outrage or is it only with events involving two wheeled forms of transport?
When the "Race for Life" partially closes the Avenue does this cause the same level of outrage or is it only with events involving two wheeled forms of transport? sotondavid
  • Score: 3

10:00pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Torchie1 says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Donald2000 wrote:
saint61 wrote:
Donald2000 wrote:
I frankly thought it was an excuse for a lot of adults and children to ride on the pavements on their way home from the event, plus not stopping for pedestrians who wished to cross part of the course to get to the other side of the street.

Plus the inconvenience suffered by hundreds of bus users and the loss of business to the shops in the centre of town.

Once again we all have to bow down and pamper to these minority interest groups. It would be nice for us decent citizens here to have one day without road works and wallies riding around wearing yellow waistcoats. Take your Sky ride some place else next year.
Instead of moving SKY RIDE you could always move.
Why should I move; I have probably done more for this city than you and Ginger Cyclist put together. I don't like this city being closed for minority groups. I don't ask the city to be closed for me and it should not be closed for cyclists to take over the streets either.

Finally, ginger cyclist, you really show your grotesque ignorance and stupidity by calling me names. This is just the sort of single minded, single interest group mentality that we have all grown to know and love in Southampton. So well done and I will be along to change your nappy in due course.
How am I ignorant or stupid? YOU are the one who's being stupid and ignorant, do you visit the new forest show? If so, then you're contradicting yourself with the comment about "minority interests" and closing areas for them, the New Forest show regularly turns the Forest roads into car parks for a whole WEEKEND at a time.
I'm intrigued about the New Forest Show that "regularly turns the Forest roads into car parks for a whole WEEKEND at a time." when the show has always been staged on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the last week of July! You're certainly not the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to your knowledge of the forest, the Two Tonne horses, the roads through Beaulieu village where you claim HGVs can exceed the speed limit and now the NF Show causing traffic chaos at weekends. Perhaps you ought to restrict your comments to your knowledge of bicycles.
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: I frankly thought it was an excuse for a lot of adults and children to ride on the pavements on their way home from the event, plus not stopping for pedestrians who wished to cross part of the course to get to the other side of the street. Plus the inconvenience suffered by hundreds of bus users and the loss of business to the shops in the centre of town. Once again we all have to bow down and pamper to these minority interest groups. It would be nice for us decent citizens here to have one day without road works and wallies riding around wearing yellow waistcoats. Take your Sky ride some place else next year.[/p][/quote]Instead of moving SKY RIDE you could always move.[/p][/quote]Why should I move; I have probably done more for this city than you and Ginger Cyclist put together. I don't like this city being closed for minority groups. I don't ask the city to be closed for me and it should not be closed for cyclists to take over the streets either. Finally, ginger cyclist, you really show your grotesque ignorance and stupidity by calling me names. This is just the sort of single minded, single interest group mentality that we have all grown to know and love in Southampton. So well done and I will be along to change your nappy in due course.[/p][/quote]How am I ignorant or stupid? YOU are the one who's being stupid and ignorant, do you visit the new forest show? If so, then you're contradicting yourself with the comment about "minority interests" and closing areas for them, the New Forest show regularly turns the Forest roads into car parks for a whole WEEKEND at a time.[/p][/quote]I'm intrigued about the New Forest Show that "regularly turns the Forest roads into car parks for a whole WEEKEND at a time." when the show has always been staged on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the last week of July! You're certainly not the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to your knowledge of the forest, the Two Tonne horses, the roads through Beaulieu village where you claim HGVs can exceed the speed limit and now the NF Show causing traffic chaos at weekends. Perhaps you ought to restrict your comments to your knowledge of bicycles. Torchie1
  • Score: -2

10:11pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Donald2000 says...

@Torchie1.

He hasn't got any knowledge. Otherwise he would have known that a lot of the Sky Ride cyclists were pretty ignorant, not giving way to pedestrians and riding about on pavements on their way home to the inconvenience of other pavement users.

Plus the rest of us having to all round the houses to get our buses home. But hey ho what does it matter, as long as one group of people get their rocks off at the inconvenience of the rest of the city.

I am surprised Ginger Cyclist is not on the city council as a councillor. He displays the same ignorance as most of them (with one or two notable exceptions).

By the way, Sky Riders, don't take the p155 oiut of the rest of us by riding home on the pavements afterwards. That's what the roads are for, you dummies.
@Torchie1. He hasn't got any knowledge. Otherwise he would have known that a lot of the Sky Ride cyclists were pretty ignorant, not giving way to pedestrians and riding about on pavements on their way home to the inconvenience of other pavement users. Plus the rest of us having to all round the houses to get our buses home. But hey ho what does it matter, as long as one group of people get their rocks off at the inconvenience of the rest of the city. I am surprised Ginger Cyclist is not on the city council as a councillor. He displays the same ignorance as most of them (with one or two notable exceptions). By the way, Sky Riders, don't take the p155 oiut of the rest of us by riding home on the pavements afterwards. That's what the roads are for, you dummies. Donald2000
  • Score: -3

10:16pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Donald2000 says...

shirlski wrote:
Can't we just be happy that Southampton stages big FREE family events throughout the summer, I'm sick of hearing people badmouthing the city saying nothing ever goes on. The Bedford Place festival last weekend was brilliant and fostered a wonderful community spirit, a massive Thank-you is in order to all those who made it possible. Let's have diverse events every weekend to suit all interests.
Yes free family events which exclude most of the rest of us who are pushed off pavements by cyclists and have to walk miles for diverted buses.

Let's worship that. The city which pushes out most of its residents for the sake of a few people who want to go to an event.

Who will speak for the majority in this tiny place. We don't want to be shoved out of our own streets and off our own buses, thank you.
[quote][p][bold]shirlski[/bold] wrote: Can't we just be happy that Southampton stages big FREE family events throughout the summer, I'm sick of hearing people badmouthing the city saying nothing ever goes on. The Bedford Place festival last weekend was brilliant and fostered a wonderful community spirit, a massive Thank-you is in order to all those who made it possible. Let's have diverse events every weekend to suit all interests.[/p][/quote]Yes free family events which exclude most of the rest of us who are pushed off pavements by cyclists and have to walk miles for diverted buses. Let's worship that. The city which pushes out most of its residents for the sake of a few people who want to go to an event. Who will speak for the majority in this tiny place. We don't want to be shoved out of our own streets and off our own buses, thank you. Donald2000
  • Score: -7

11:06pm Sun 29 Jun 14

GrahamSimmons says...

Donald2000 wrote:
shirlski wrote:
Can't we just be happy that Southampton stages big FREE family events throughout the summer, I'm sick of hearing people badmouthing the city saying nothing ever goes on. The Bedford Place festival last weekend was brilliant and fostered a wonderful community spirit, a massive Thank-you is in order to all those who made it possible. Let's have diverse events every weekend to suit all interests.
Yes free family events which exclude most of the rest of us who are pushed off pavements by cyclists and have to walk miles for diverted buses.

Let's worship that. The city which pushes out most of its residents for the sake of a few people who want to go to an event.

Who will speak for the majority in this tiny place. We don't want to be shoved out of our own streets and off our own buses, thank you.
You should get a bike. There's nowhere within a bus ride of Southampton City Center you can't get to quicker on a road bike.
[quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shirlski[/bold] wrote: Can't we just be happy that Southampton stages big FREE family events throughout the summer, I'm sick of hearing people badmouthing the city saying nothing ever goes on. The Bedford Place festival last weekend was brilliant and fostered a wonderful community spirit, a massive Thank-you is in order to all those who made it possible. Let's have diverse events every weekend to suit all interests.[/p][/quote]Yes free family events which exclude most of the rest of us who are pushed off pavements by cyclists and have to walk miles for diverted buses. Let's worship that. The city which pushes out most of its residents for the sake of a few people who want to go to an event. Who will speak for the majority in this tiny place. We don't want to be shoved out of our own streets and off our own buses, thank you.[/p][/quote]You should get a bike. There's nowhere within a bus ride of Southampton City Center you can't get to quicker on a road bike. GrahamSimmons
  • Score: 3

11:24pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

Torchie1 wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Donald2000 wrote:
saint61 wrote:
Donald2000 wrote:
I frankly thought it was an excuse for a lot of adults and children to ride on the pavements on their way home from the event, plus not stopping for pedestrians who wished to cross part of the course to get to the other side of the street.

Plus the inconvenience suffered by hundreds of bus users and the loss of business to the shops in the centre of town.

Once again we all have to bow down and pamper to these minority interest groups. It would be nice for us decent citizens here to have one day without road works and wallies riding around wearing yellow waistcoats. Take your Sky ride some place else next year.
Instead of moving SKY RIDE you could always move.
Why should I move; I have probably done more for this city than you and Ginger Cyclist put together. I don't like this city being closed for minority groups. I don't ask the city to be closed for me and it should not be closed for cyclists to take over the streets either.

Finally, ginger cyclist, you really show your grotesque ignorance and stupidity by calling me names. This is just the sort of single minded, single interest group mentality that we have all grown to know and love in Southampton. So well done and I will be along to change your nappy in due course.
How am I ignorant or stupid? YOU are the one who's being stupid and ignorant, do you visit the new forest show? If so, then you're contradicting yourself with the comment about "minority interests" and closing areas for them, the New Forest show regularly turns the Forest roads into car parks for a whole WEEKEND at a time.
I'm intrigued about the New Forest Show that "regularly turns the Forest roads into car parks for a whole WEEKEND at a time." when the show has always been staged on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the last week of July! You're certainly not the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to your knowledge of the forest, the Two Tonne horses, the roads through Beaulieu village where you claim HGVs can exceed the speed limit and now the NF Show causing traffic chaos at weekends. Perhaps you ought to restrict your comments to your knowledge of bicycles.
Yeah, my mistake, it's held during the week, makes the car parks even worse, as for your other points, the horse thing was an exhageration as I have explained countless times and I've not said anything about HGV's speeding through Beaulieu village, in fact, I remember stating that it would be possible on the main road BEFORE they got into the built up area, more specifically, before they got to the bridge on Palace lane, as they would have to slow down for the sharp corner and suddenly narrowed road, it was also someone else who said HGV's were able to speed THROUGH Beaulieu village, I said it was possible on APPROACH to the village albeit not very likely as most truck drivers are well behaved... Unlike the tw@t from Hambrooks in Titchfield who amost killed me with the truck he was driving just as I got onto Charles Watts Way coming out of Hedge End and yes, it IS perfectly legal(and normally safe) for me to ride on that road. Wish I could thank the nice lady who stopped to see if I was ok and offered to call someone for me though, I must have been quite noticably shaken up by the act of someone in command of 7.5Tonnes of machinery, getting so close that I could see the little air bubbles under the vinyl livery on the truck.
[quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: I frankly thought it was an excuse for a lot of adults and children to ride on the pavements on their way home from the event, plus not stopping for pedestrians who wished to cross part of the course to get to the other side of the street. Plus the inconvenience suffered by hundreds of bus users and the loss of business to the shops in the centre of town. Once again we all have to bow down and pamper to these minority interest groups. It would be nice for us decent citizens here to have one day without road works and wallies riding around wearing yellow waistcoats. Take your Sky ride some place else next year.[/p][/quote]Instead of moving SKY RIDE you could always move.[/p][/quote]Why should I move; I have probably done more for this city than you and Ginger Cyclist put together. I don't like this city being closed for minority groups. I don't ask the city to be closed for me and it should not be closed for cyclists to take over the streets either. Finally, ginger cyclist, you really show your grotesque ignorance and stupidity by calling me names. This is just the sort of single minded, single interest group mentality that we have all grown to know and love in Southampton. So well done and I will be along to change your nappy in due course.[/p][/quote]How am I ignorant or stupid? YOU are the one who's being stupid and ignorant, do you visit the new forest show? If so, then you're contradicting yourself with the comment about "minority interests" and closing areas for them, the New Forest show regularly turns the Forest roads into car parks for a whole WEEKEND at a time.[/p][/quote]I'm intrigued about the New Forest Show that "regularly turns the Forest roads into car parks for a whole WEEKEND at a time." when the show has always been staged on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the last week of July! You're certainly not the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to your knowledge of the forest, the Two Tonne horses, the roads through Beaulieu village where you claim HGVs can exceed the speed limit and now the NF Show causing traffic chaos at weekends. Perhaps you ought to restrict your comments to your knowledge of bicycles.[/p][/quote]Yeah, my mistake, it's held during the week, makes the car parks even worse, as for your other points, the horse thing was an exhageration as I have explained countless times and I've not said anything about HGV's speeding through Beaulieu village, in fact, I remember stating that it would be possible on the main road BEFORE they got into the built up area, more specifically, before they got to the bridge on Palace lane, as they would have to slow down for the sharp corner and suddenly narrowed road, it was also someone else who said HGV's were able to speed THROUGH Beaulieu village, I said it was possible on APPROACH to the village albeit not very likely as most truck drivers are well behaved... Unlike the tw@t from Hambrooks in Titchfield who amost killed me with the truck he was driving just as I got onto Charles Watts Way coming out of Hedge End and yes, it IS perfectly legal(and normally safe) for me to ride on that road. Wish I could thank the nice lady who stopped to see if I was ok and offered to call someone for me though, I must have been quite noticably shaken up by the act of someone in command of 7.5Tonnes of machinery, getting so close that I could see the little air bubbles under the vinyl livery on the truck. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 3

11:29pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

GrahamSimmons wrote:
Donald2000 wrote:
shirlski wrote:
Can't we just be happy that Southampton stages big FREE family events throughout the summer, I'm sick of hearing people badmouthing the city saying nothing ever goes on. The Bedford Place festival last weekend was brilliant and fostered a wonderful community spirit, a massive Thank-you is in order to all those who made it possible. Let's have diverse events every weekend to suit all interests.
Yes free family events which exclude most of the rest of us who are pushed off pavements by cyclists and have to walk miles for diverted buses.

Let's worship that. The city which pushes out most of its residents for the sake of a few people who want to go to an event.

Who will speak for the majority in this tiny place. We don't want to be shoved out of our own streets and off our own buses, thank you.
You should get a bike. There's nowhere within a bus ride of Southampton City Center you can't get to quicker on a road bike.
I'd be too fast on a road bike, I humiliate the buses enough as it is on my heavy hybrid, WITH a worn drivetrain that slips...
I really must remember to visit Denham at DC cycles to get the replacement parts that I've bought fitted or buy my own tools to do it with.
[quote][p][bold]GrahamSimmons[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shirlski[/bold] wrote: Can't we just be happy that Southampton stages big FREE family events throughout the summer, I'm sick of hearing people badmouthing the city saying nothing ever goes on. The Bedford Place festival last weekend was brilliant and fostered a wonderful community spirit, a massive Thank-you is in order to all those who made it possible. Let's have diverse events every weekend to suit all interests.[/p][/quote]Yes free family events which exclude most of the rest of us who are pushed off pavements by cyclists and have to walk miles for diverted buses. Let's worship that. The city which pushes out most of its residents for the sake of a few people who want to go to an event. Who will speak for the majority in this tiny place. We don't want to be shoved out of our own streets and off our own buses, thank you.[/p][/quote]You should get a bike. There's nowhere within a bus ride of Southampton City Center you can't get to quicker on a road bike.[/p][/quote]I'd be too fast on a road bike, I humiliate the buses enough as it is on my heavy hybrid, WITH a worn drivetrain that slips... I really must remember to visit Denham at DC cycles to get the replacement parts that I've bought fitted or buy my own tools to do it with. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 3

11:39pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Torchie1 says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Torchie1 wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Donald2000 wrote:
saint61 wrote:
Donald2000 wrote:
I frankly thought it was an excuse for a lot of adults and children to ride on the pavements on their way home from the event, plus not stopping for pedestrians who wished to cross part of the course to get to the other side of the street.

Plus the inconvenience suffered by hundreds of bus users and the loss of business to the shops in the centre of town.

Once again we all have to bow down and pamper to these minority interest groups. It would be nice for us decent citizens here to have one day without road works and wallies riding around wearing yellow waistcoats. Take your Sky ride some place else next year.
Instead of moving SKY RIDE you could always move.
Why should I move; I have probably done more for this city than you and Ginger Cyclist put together. I don't like this city being closed for minority groups. I don't ask the city to be closed for me and it should not be closed for cyclists to take over the streets either.

Finally, ginger cyclist, you really show your grotesque ignorance and stupidity by calling me names. This is just the sort of single minded, single interest group mentality that we have all grown to know and love in Southampton. So well done and I will be along to change your nappy in due course.
How am I ignorant or stupid? YOU are the one who's being stupid and ignorant, do you visit the new forest show? If so, then you're contradicting yourself with the comment about "minority interests" and closing areas for them, the New Forest show regularly turns the Forest roads into car parks for a whole WEEKEND at a time.
I'm intrigued about the New Forest Show that "regularly turns the Forest roads into car parks for a whole WEEKEND at a time." when the show has always been staged on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the last week of July! You're certainly not the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to your knowledge of the forest, the Two Tonne horses, the roads through Beaulieu village where you claim HGVs can exceed the speed limit and now the NF Show causing traffic chaos at weekends. Perhaps you ought to restrict your comments to your knowledge of bicycles.
Yeah, my mistake, it's held during the week, makes the car parks even worse, as for your other points, the horse thing was an exhageration as I have explained countless times and I've not said anything about HGV's speeding through Beaulieu village, in fact, I remember stating that it would be possible on the main road BEFORE they got into the built up area, more specifically, before they got to the bridge on Palace lane, as they would have to slow down for the sharp corner and suddenly narrowed road, it was also someone else who said HGV's were able to speed THROUGH Beaulieu village, I said it was possible on APPROACH to the village albeit not very likely as most truck drivers are well behaved... Unlike the tw@t from Hambrooks in Titchfield who amost killed me with the truck he was driving just as I got onto Charles Watts Way coming out of Hedge End and yes, it IS perfectly legal(and normally safe) for me to ride on that road. Wish I could thank the nice lady who stopped to see if I was ok and offered to call someone for me though, I must have been quite noticably shaken up by the act of someone in command of 7.5Tonnes of machinery, getting so close that I could see the little air bubbles under the vinyl livery on the truck.
In the finest traditions of your friend Southy you can explain away all of your errors before trying to steer the argument in a completely different direction. Priceless.
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: I frankly thought it was an excuse for a lot of adults and children to ride on the pavements on their way home from the event, plus not stopping for pedestrians who wished to cross part of the course to get to the other side of the street. Plus the inconvenience suffered by hundreds of bus users and the loss of business to the shops in the centre of town. Once again we all have to bow down and pamper to these minority interest groups. It would be nice for us decent citizens here to have one day without road works and wallies riding around wearing yellow waistcoats. Take your Sky ride some place else next year.[/p][/quote]Instead of moving SKY RIDE you could always move.[/p][/quote]Why should I move; I have probably done more for this city than you and Ginger Cyclist put together. I don't like this city being closed for minority groups. I don't ask the city to be closed for me and it should not be closed for cyclists to take over the streets either. Finally, ginger cyclist, you really show your grotesque ignorance and stupidity by calling me names. This is just the sort of single minded, single interest group mentality that we have all grown to know and love in Southampton. So well done and I will be along to change your nappy in due course.[/p][/quote]How am I ignorant or stupid? YOU are the one who's being stupid and ignorant, do you visit the new forest show? If so, then you're contradicting yourself with the comment about "minority interests" and closing areas for them, the New Forest show regularly turns the Forest roads into car parks for a whole WEEKEND at a time.[/p][/quote]I'm intrigued about the New Forest Show that "regularly turns the Forest roads into car parks for a whole WEEKEND at a time." when the show has always been staged on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the last week of July! You're certainly not the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to your knowledge of the forest, the Two Tonne horses, the roads through Beaulieu village where you claim HGVs can exceed the speed limit and now the NF Show causing traffic chaos at weekends. Perhaps you ought to restrict your comments to your knowledge of bicycles.[/p][/quote]Yeah, my mistake, it's held during the week, makes the car parks even worse, as for your other points, the horse thing was an exhageration as I have explained countless times and I've not said anything about HGV's speeding through Beaulieu village, in fact, I remember stating that it would be possible on the main road BEFORE they got into the built up area, more specifically, before they got to the bridge on Palace lane, as they would have to slow down for the sharp corner and suddenly narrowed road, it was also someone else who said HGV's were able to speed THROUGH Beaulieu village, I said it was possible on APPROACH to the village albeit not very likely as most truck drivers are well behaved... Unlike the tw@t from Hambrooks in Titchfield who amost killed me with the truck he was driving just as I got onto Charles Watts Way coming out of Hedge End and yes, it IS perfectly legal(and normally safe) for me to ride on that road. Wish I could thank the nice lady who stopped to see if I was ok and offered to call someone for me though, I must have been quite noticably shaken up by the act of someone in command of 7.5Tonnes of machinery, getting so close that I could see the little air bubbles under the vinyl livery on the truck.[/p][/quote]In the finest traditions of your friend Southy you can explain away all of your errors before trying to steer the argument in a completely different direction. Priceless. Torchie1
  • Score: -2

11:40pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

Torchie1 wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Torchie1 wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Donald2000 wrote:
saint61 wrote:
Donald2000 wrote:
I frankly thought it was an excuse for a lot of adults and children to ride on the pavements on their way home from the event, plus not stopping for pedestrians who wished to cross part of the course to get to the other side of the street.

Plus the inconvenience suffered by hundreds of bus users and the loss of business to the shops in the centre of town.

Once again we all have to bow down and pamper to these minority interest groups. It would be nice for us decent citizens here to have one day without road works and wallies riding around wearing yellow waistcoats. Take your Sky ride some place else next year.
Instead of moving SKY RIDE you could always move.
Why should I move; I have probably done more for this city than you and Ginger Cyclist put together. I don't like this city being closed for minority groups. I don't ask the city to be closed for me and it should not be closed for cyclists to take over the streets either.

Finally, ginger cyclist, you really show your grotesque ignorance and stupidity by calling me names. This is just the sort of single minded, single interest group mentality that we have all grown to know and love in Southampton. So well done and I will be along to change your nappy in due course.
How am I ignorant or stupid? YOU are the one who's being stupid and ignorant, do you visit the new forest show? If so, then you're contradicting yourself with the comment about "minority interests" and closing areas for them, the New Forest show regularly turns the Forest roads into car parks for a whole WEEKEND at a time.
I'm intrigued about the New Forest Show that "regularly turns the Forest roads into car parks for a whole WEEKEND at a time." when the show has always been staged on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the last week of July! You're certainly not the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to your knowledge of the forest, the Two Tonne horses, the roads through Beaulieu village where you claim HGVs can exceed the speed limit and now the NF Show causing traffic chaos at weekends. Perhaps you ought to restrict your comments to your knowledge of bicycles.
Yeah, my mistake, it's held during the week, makes the car parks even worse, as for your other points, the horse thing was an exhageration as I have explained countless times and I've not said anything about HGV's speeding through Beaulieu village, in fact, I remember stating that it would be possible on the main road BEFORE they got into the built up area, more specifically, before they got to the bridge on Palace lane, as they would have to slow down for the sharp corner and suddenly narrowed road, it was also someone else who said HGV's were able to speed THROUGH Beaulieu village, I said it was possible on APPROACH to the village albeit not very likely as most truck drivers are well behaved... Unlike the tw@t from Hambrooks in Titchfield who amost killed me with the truck he was driving just as I got onto Charles Watts Way coming out of Hedge End and yes, it IS perfectly legal(and normally safe) for me to ride on that road. Wish I could thank the nice lady who stopped to see if I was ok and offered to call someone for me though, I must have been quite noticably shaken up by the act of someone in command of 7.5Tonnes of machinery, getting so close that I could see the little air bubbles under the vinyl livery on the truck.
In the finest traditions of your friend Southy you can explain away all of your errors before trying to steer the argument in a completely different direction. Priceless.
Different direction? I think not, it was related to your false comment.
[quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: I frankly thought it was an excuse for a lot of adults and children to ride on the pavements on their way home from the event, plus not stopping for pedestrians who wished to cross part of the course to get to the other side of the street. Plus the inconvenience suffered by hundreds of bus users and the loss of business to the shops in the centre of town. Once again we all have to bow down and pamper to these minority interest groups. It would be nice for us decent citizens here to have one day without road works and wallies riding around wearing yellow waistcoats. Take your Sky ride some place else next year.[/p][/quote]Instead of moving SKY RIDE you could always move.[/p][/quote]Why should I move; I have probably done more for this city than you and Ginger Cyclist put together. I don't like this city being closed for minority groups. I don't ask the city to be closed for me and it should not be closed for cyclists to take over the streets either. Finally, ginger cyclist, you really show your grotesque ignorance and stupidity by calling me names. This is just the sort of single minded, single interest group mentality that we have all grown to know and love in Southampton. So well done and I will be along to change your nappy in due course.[/p][/quote]How am I ignorant or stupid? YOU are the one who's being stupid and ignorant, do you visit the new forest show? If so, then you're contradicting yourself with the comment about "minority interests" and closing areas for them, the New Forest show regularly turns the Forest roads into car parks for a whole WEEKEND at a time.[/p][/quote]I'm intrigued about the New Forest Show that "regularly turns the Forest roads into car parks for a whole WEEKEND at a time." when the show has always been staged on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the last week of July! You're certainly not the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to your knowledge of the forest, the Two Tonne horses, the roads through Beaulieu village where you claim HGVs can exceed the speed limit and now the NF Show causing traffic chaos at weekends. Perhaps you ought to restrict your comments to your knowledge of bicycles.[/p][/quote]Yeah, my mistake, it's held during the week, makes the car parks even worse, as for your other points, the horse thing was an exhageration as I have explained countless times and I've not said anything about HGV's speeding through Beaulieu village, in fact, I remember stating that it would be possible on the main road BEFORE they got into the built up area, more specifically, before they got to the bridge on Palace lane, as they would have to slow down for the sharp corner and suddenly narrowed road, it was also someone else who said HGV's were able to speed THROUGH Beaulieu village, I said it was possible on APPROACH to the village albeit not very likely as most truck drivers are well behaved... Unlike the tw@t from Hambrooks in Titchfield who amost killed me with the truck he was driving just as I got onto Charles Watts Way coming out of Hedge End and yes, it IS perfectly legal(and normally safe) for me to ride on that road. Wish I could thank the nice lady who stopped to see if I was ok and offered to call someone for me though, I must have been quite noticably shaken up by the act of someone in command of 7.5Tonnes of machinery, getting so close that I could see the little air bubbles under the vinyl livery on the truck.[/p][/quote]In the finest traditions of your friend Southy you can explain away all of your errors before trying to steer the argument in a completely different direction. Priceless.[/p][/quote]Different direction? I think not, it was related to your false comment. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 1

11:42pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Torchie1 wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Torchie1 wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Donald2000 wrote:
saint61 wrote:
Donald2000 wrote:
I frankly thought it was an excuse for a lot of adults and children to ride on the pavements on their way home from the event, plus not stopping for pedestrians who wished to cross part of the course to get to the other side of the street.

Plus the inconvenience suffered by hundreds of bus users and the loss of business to the shops in the centre of town.

Once again we all have to bow down and pamper to these minority interest groups. It would be nice for us decent citizens here to have one day without road works and wallies riding around wearing yellow waistcoats. Take your Sky ride some place else next year.
Instead of moving SKY RIDE you could always move.
Why should I move; I have probably done more for this city than you and Ginger Cyclist put together. I don't like this city being closed for minority groups. I don't ask the city to be closed for me and it should not be closed for cyclists to take over the streets either.

Finally, ginger cyclist, you really show your grotesque ignorance and stupidity by calling me names. This is just the sort of single minded, single interest group mentality that we have all grown to know and love in Southampton. So well done and I will be along to change your nappy in due course.
How am I ignorant or stupid? YOU are the one who's being stupid and ignorant, do you visit the new forest show? If so, then you're contradicting yourself with the comment about "minority interests" and closing areas for them, the New Forest show regularly turns the Forest roads into car parks for a whole WEEKEND at a time.
I'm intrigued about the New Forest Show that "regularly turns the Forest roads into car parks for a whole WEEKEND at a time." when the show has always been staged on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the last week of July! You're certainly not the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to your knowledge of the forest, the Two Tonne horses, the roads through Beaulieu village where you claim HGVs can exceed the speed limit and now the NF Show causing traffic chaos at weekends. Perhaps you ought to restrict your comments to your knowledge of bicycles.
Yeah, my mistake, it's held during the week, makes the car parks even worse, as for your other points, the horse thing was an exhageration as I have explained countless times and I've not said anything about HGV's speeding through Beaulieu village, in fact, I remember stating that it would be possible on the main road BEFORE they got into the built up area, more specifically, before they got to the bridge on Palace lane, as they would have to slow down for the sharp corner and suddenly narrowed road, it was also someone else who said HGV's were able to speed THROUGH Beaulieu village, I said it was possible on APPROACH to the village albeit not very likely as most truck drivers are well behaved... Unlike the tw@t from Hambrooks in Titchfield who amost killed me with the truck he was driving just as I got onto Charles Watts Way coming out of Hedge End and yes, it IS perfectly legal(and normally safe) for me to ride on that road. Wish I could thank the nice lady who stopped to see if I was ok and offered to call someone for me though, I must have been quite noticably shaken up by the act of someone in command of 7.5Tonnes of machinery, getting so close that I could see the little air bubbles under the vinyl livery on the truck.
In the finest traditions of your friend Southy you can explain away all of your errors before trying to steer the argument in a completely different direction. Priceless.
Different direction? I think not, it was related to your false comment.
And Southy is NOT my friend, he just happens to be correct at times, at which point I wil agree with him.
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: I frankly thought it was an excuse for a lot of adults and children to ride on the pavements on their way home from the event, plus not stopping for pedestrians who wished to cross part of the course to get to the other side of the street. Plus the inconvenience suffered by hundreds of bus users and the loss of business to the shops in the centre of town. Once again we all have to bow down and pamper to these minority interest groups. It would be nice for us decent citizens here to have one day without road works and wallies riding around wearing yellow waistcoats. Take your Sky ride some place else next year.[/p][/quote]Instead of moving SKY RIDE you could always move.[/p][/quote]Why should I move; I have probably done more for this city than you and Ginger Cyclist put together. I don't like this city being closed for minority groups. I don't ask the city to be closed for me and it should not be closed for cyclists to take over the streets either. Finally, ginger cyclist, you really show your grotesque ignorance and stupidity by calling me names. This is just the sort of single minded, single interest group mentality that we have all grown to know and love in Southampton. So well done and I will be along to change your nappy in due course.[/p][/quote]How am I ignorant or stupid? YOU are the one who's being stupid and ignorant, do you visit the new forest show? If so, then you're contradicting yourself with the comment about "minority interests" and closing areas for them, the New Forest show regularly turns the Forest roads into car parks for a whole WEEKEND at a time.[/p][/quote]I'm intrigued about the New Forest Show that "regularly turns the Forest roads into car parks for a whole WEEKEND at a time." when the show has always been staged on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the last week of July! You're certainly not the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to your knowledge of the forest, the Two Tonne horses, the roads through Beaulieu village where you claim HGVs can exceed the speed limit and now the NF Show causing traffic chaos at weekends. Perhaps you ought to restrict your comments to your knowledge of bicycles.[/p][/quote]Yeah, my mistake, it's held during the week, makes the car parks even worse, as for your other points, the horse thing was an exhageration as I have explained countless times and I've not said anything about HGV's speeding through Beaulieu village, in fact, I remember stating that it would be possible on the main road BEFORE they got into the built up area, more specifically, before they got to the bridge on Palace lane, as they would have to slow down for the sharp corner and suddenly narrowed road, it was also someone else who said HGV's were able to speed THROUGH Beaulieu village, I said it was possible on APPROACH to the village albeit not very likely as most truck drivers are well behaved... Unlike the tw@t from Hambrooks in Titchfield who amost killed me with the truck he was driving just as I got onto Charles Watts Way coming out of Hedge End and yes, it IS perfectly legal(and normally safe) for me to ride on that road. Wish I could thank the nice lady who stopped to see if I was ok and offered to call someone for me though, I must have been quite noticably shaken up by the act of someone in command of 7.5Tonnes of machinery, getting so close that I could see the little air bubbles under the vinyl livery on the truck.[/p][/quote]In the finest traditions of your friend Southy you can explain away all of your errors before trying to steer the argument in a completely different direction. Priceless.[/p][/quote]Different direction? I think not, it was related to your false comment.[/p][/quote]And Southy is NOT my friend, he just happens to be correct at times, at which point I wil agree with him. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 2

12:46am Mon 30 Jun 14

H0ckeyd says...

To be fair, since I have to work in the centre of Southampton on a Sunday, this is usually a pain in the backside but the blocked off roads seemed a lot smaller this year with a lot less people....certainly not thousands which was good because I could actually get home this year without having to walk miles.

I will say though, why bother? go through most pavements with signs saying not to cycle on them in Southampton on pain of a fine and you'll find loads of ignorant or illiterate people ignoring them so why make something special of an every day thing?
To be fair, since I have to work in the centre of Southampton on a Sunday, this is usually a pain in the backside but the blocked off roads seemed a lot smaller this year with a lot less people....certainly not thousands which was good because I could actually get home this year without having to walk miles. I will say though, why bother? go through most pavements with signs saying not to cycle on them in Southampton on pain of a fine and you'll find loads of ignorant or illiterate people ignoring them so why make something special of an every day thing? H0ckeyd
  • Score: 1

8:49am Mon 30 Jun 14

teamgreen says...

H0ckeyd wrote:
To be fair, since I have to work in the centre of Southampton on a Sunday, this is usually a pain in the backside but the blocked off roads seemed a lot smaller this year with a lot less people....certainly not thousands which was good because I could actually get home this year without having to walk miles.

I will say though, why bother? go through most pavements with signs saying not to cycle on them in Southampton on pain of a fine and you'll find loads of ignorant or illiterate people ignoring them so why make something special of an every day thing?
and on the avenue the cycle path is blocked daily by cars using the shops people walking dogs and jogging as well as pushing buggys or even mobility scooters using and demanding i cycle on the footpath. i pass loads of car drivers eating and smoking sometimes reading,using phones,applying make up blocking junctions and jumping the lights and thats ok is it.
[quote][p][bold]H0ckeyd[/bold] wrote: To be fair, since I have to work in the centre of Southampton on a Sunday, this is usually a pain in the backside but the blocked off roads seemed a lot smaller this year with a lot less people....certainly not thousands which was good because I could actually get home this year without having to walk miles. I will say though, why bother? go through most pavements with signs saying not to cycle on them in Southampton on pain of a fine and you'll find loads of ignorant or illiterate people ignoring them so why make something special of an every day thing?[/p][/quote]and on the avenue the cycle path is blocked daily by cars using the shops people walking dogs and jogging as well as pushing buggys or even mobility scooters using and demanding i cycle on the footpath. i pass loads of car drivers eating and smoking sometimes reading,using phones,applying make up blocking junctions and jumping the lights and thats ok is it. teamgreen
  • Score: 1
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