demonstrated with Twitter , his inability to treat his fellow Cyclists with RESPECT ! Not only did he convey his Impatience , whilst following a Cyclists , he forgot some of the Cycling " Rules " , he should have learned , when he took up Cycling earlier in 2013 ?
Having VORIFEROUSLY denigrated Cyclists over the years in the Media , it came out that he is using a Bike to get around the neighbourhood in which he lives , Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire . Having Cycled in that neighbourhood in the late 1990s to late 2000s i am familiar with that area . Full of lanes it is a joy for the early rider , being outside of Oxford and with gentle hills . Many Sunday Group/Club rides into that area and Burford result in an easy 100km result .
London is no JOY to ride on a bike , but it is even worse when those " Bignoting " themselves , choose to HARASS a Cyclist , particularly those that use the bike as a means of TRANSPORT ! Parking in London is a Nightmare , if you are not being NICKED for parking infringements , when you do find a " Parking Spot " for an overnight stay , it is likely that you will find the vehicle damaged by Thieves or " keyed" by the bored youngsters of the neighbourhood ? Even in outer London Suburbs , you Jeremy Vine
an empty the interior of a vehicle , then find a window smashed for the heck of it ,
never mind the boot " tossed " on the offchance there are items worth souveneering . Back in 1997 i lost a Video Camera , wrapped in sacking that was left in the boot of a car parked outside the residence where i was staying . Even a tour of the " Car boot Sales during the next several weeks , failed to turn up any sign of the lost articles .
Clarkson ( Mr Motor Mouth ) has been a fixture on UK TV for decades as the presenter of many Motor Oriented series of programmes . With a 2.7Million Twitter following , he has the means to INFLUENCE a large segment of the population . With the intent to demean the CYCLIST , he tweeted with a photo !
" It's middle of the road point-makers like this who make car drivers so angry about cyclists. pic.twitter.com/4vCcK548t1
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) January 10, 2014
It would appear that the vehicle , a 4x4 Chelsea Tractor , was in motion at that time ? Guess the " UK Road Rules " are meant for those like me , with minimal Twitter followers ? According to those WHO KNOW the UK road rules , he has breached several " UK Jeremy Clarkson Road Rules ", doubt that " Old Bill " will bother to follow up and empty his pockets ?
Amongst HIS Following , is another Cyclist , a Radio 2 presenter , to whom i enjoyed listening , when close to a Radio in the period , earlier mentioned . With a cross section of interesting News items each day , it would be hard to get bored with the programme ?
Having seen the Clarkson Tweet @thejeremyvine joined the fray ! He Tweeted : causing a furore :
I replied to Clarkson: ‘He has every right — you muppet.’
Jeremy's description of the result of his tweet :
" This then triggered the Twitter equivalent of a brawl in a Wild West saloon, where anyone within earshot (in Twitter terms, the thousands of people who follow us both) felt free to throw chairs and tables around."
Responses to @thejeremyvine included :
" User Actions
Well those " Tweets " established one thing ! They do NOT think that Cyclists ARE a Vehicle deserving of a place on the road ? ANY of them heard of " DOORING " ? Being in a car , if a door opens into your vehicle , it will scrape or dent the paint ! A Cyclist being hit by a door will likely cause the Cyclist to be spilled to ther road ! IF you glance away/down at the wrong moment , YOU could be involved in further injuring the CYCLIST ! How would that HELP your day ? Were YOU in a hurry to spend hours with the MET Police , mr Clarkson ?
Amongst Jeremy Vines other Tweets :
Couple of additional Tweets :