Progress so far...

June 30th 2009 - 22 stone 4Ibs. Current weight - 17 stone 1Ib. Weight loss - 5 stone 3Ibs. Commuting miles - 3389.
Non commuting miles - 359. Mileage this week - 101 miles. Total mileage - 3748 miles.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

New week, same old same old...

Yesterday's pedal home was really great right up until this...

As you can see he nearly had me under his wheels, and he obviously saw me as he indicated bizarrely enough to "pull in front of me". Oh and ignore the date stamp on the film, it clearly isn't the 15th of January! I still haven't worked out how to change it yet.

Anyway, just a bit further on he jumped the red light to turn left into Jiggins Lane, which unfortunately doesn't come out on the video, but as he did turn left I knew where he was going as I wanted a discussion.

As predicted I caught him up at King Edwards Grammar School where he acts as a school service. I have the exchange on video, which as I'm emailing the video to his company with a suitable write up I'll keep to myself, suffice it to say he denied all knowledge of the incident, said he hadn't seen me (which his indicating disproves) and refused point blank to apologise (not that I asked for one) , even when I pointed out my helmet cam.

This is the company by the way.

Ironic that they call themselves green, when using old polluting vehicles and their driver's seem to take exception to the only environmentally sound wheeled transport. By the way, I'm not an extremist tree hugger or yoghurt knitter, but even an old cynic like me can see the "green" credentials of the bike. Politics over.

I'll obviously keep you all informed, but I'm not holding my breath.

Stats here:
Started: 21 Jun 2010 15:04:28
Ride Time: 46:07
Stopped Time: 0:00
Distance: 11.63 miles
Average: 13.53 miles/hr
Fastest Speed: 38.59 miles/hr
Climb: 404 feet
Calories: 724

This mornings pedal was again a no brainer auto pilot pedal. Nothing to report.

Stats here:
Started: 22 Jun 2010 05:44:45
Ride Time: 38:45
Stopped Time: 0:00
Distance: 11.78 miles
Average: 16.92 miles/hr
Fastest Speed: 37.60 miles/hr
Climb: 269 feet
Calories: 539


  1. Yoghurt knitter - I like that, not heard it before.

    That bus driver, what an asshole!

  2. OMG that was close. And yes, it's really ironic when you see "The Green Bus" on the back of the thing as it goes past - you would expect the driver to be cycle aware. I hope your complaint is taken seriously. In York, I think it would be:

  3. and if I was looking for a reason why I live 40 fields beyond the middle of nowhere, theres one right there... Glad your ok!

  4. Cheers for that LTMWB, I've done that, have to check out the results on tonights pedal.

  5. Just had this back from the company:

    Good morning Mr Chapman

    I hope you are well

    Re : Stonehouse Lane incident 21.06.2010

    Thank you for your email
    We shall investigate this incident thoroughly and report back to you shortly.

    Thank you again

    Kind regards

    Simon Patchell
    Operations and Customer Service Officer

  6. Keep pestering them mate - drivers need to be aware that a lot of cyclists have cameras on these days to fight back against the shit we have to put up with on a regular basis!

    Glad your OK mate and do keep us posted!

    Can I put that on FBD too?

  7. I think you should hold your breath, you have the evidence, it depends how far you want to take it. It's alot of hassle, but we have to start making a stand, for it to benefit the majority. A crap bus driver none of us need, car drivers included. Go on give it a go!

  8. Rock solid, Clive, good job. It continues to burn my ass, what those in armor clad vehicles continue to do.