Tuesday, January 14, 2014

VINE answers Clarkson ! 2 Jeremys that Cycle .

IMPATIENT Clarkson , who recently took to Cycling ,

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
does the idiot pay road tax?  THE CYCLIST
I doubt it. 1-0 Clarkson

You should have taken him out anyway, there's an ambulance just up ahead to take him to hospital Jezza :)

  1. how does he have ever right??? The Highway Code clearly states that cyclists cycle on the left not MIDDLE!!!

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 :

In 3 years; 3 accidents caused by drivers; 1 serious injury. Long term; I'd like to live thanks.


  1. Clarkson may only be one man, but he is the voice of millions.
  2. It's weird to have so many angry cyclists following me here. In real life, it's usually the other way round.

FROM this controversy emerged several articles this week , i will lead with the article by Jeremy Vine pf his experiences over 2 years of riding to work . During this period , brought on by wanting to get exercise , other than in a Gym, which he found he rarely used , although paying GBP80/mth , he lost  about 2 Stone ( 12Kg ) !. 

Jeremy Vine , today :

Simon Usborne wrote on Monday :

Peter Walker's article was published on Monday :

John Stevenson revealed the Cyclist's version on Monday :

The Cyclist involved , wrote this article :

Coming out of this " Incident are a few points worth repeating !

Many also responded that the narrowness of the road meant the rider was doing exactly what Bikeability, the Institute of Advanced Motoring and even Transport for London recommend: taking the lane.

.@JeremyClarkson Also, have you never seen this image? From TfL, but just as applicable in the rest of the UK.

Clarkson implied that the rider was making a point because he'd sworn at drivers who tried to overtake him:
Ti be clear, the cyclist I tweeted about earlier rode constantly right in the middle of the lane and hurled abuse at anyone who overtook.

  1. Radio 2 host and (very scared) cyclist JEREMY VINE on the terrors he faces on the road via "COWARD PASS"!
  2. It's the fight you don't want to win via "COWARD PASS" not SPORT! B Safe give Cyclists 1 1/2M SPACE!
  3. One metre is 'commonsense' via Another Cycling CHAMPION worried about "COWARD PASS"! 2011 hit by CAR !

A Timely reminder from @AmyGillettFdn has now caused me to ADD " BULLYING PASS " to my Vocabulary !

Having used " Coward Pass to such effect , @SafeCyclingAustralia created this :

Today they added this :

Who will come up with a " BULLYING PASS "graphic , that will be better than the above ?

Couple of additional Tweets :

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This is how London Metro Police hope to save CYCLISTS'LIVES :