Damage Bl**dy cyclist scratch my car - Civinfo
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 29th December 2009, 10:24 Thread Starter
CCC
 
CCC's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10th October 2008
Location: London, UK ENGLAND
Posts: 1,496
Thanks: 0
Thanked 71 Times in 70 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Bl**dy cyclist scratch my car

I was travelling home this morning when a cyclist came straight out infront of me, he was on the pavement, it was dark and he had no lights and was wearing a hood! I clipped him but he never came off his bike. When I got home I noticed rubber and afew scratches across my lower bumper and body kit!

No matter how much care you take, there are always idiots out there. I managed to T-cut most of it out but had to touch up the scratches, I'm not happy. The little ***** just cycled off!

Last edited by HappyMan; 29th December 2009 at 10:38. Reason: Forum Rules
CCC is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 29th December 2009, 10:59
Administrator
 
HappyMan's Avatar
 
Car: 2016 Ford Kuga Titanium
Join Date: 16th August 2007
Location: Wrocław, Poland PL
Posts: 19,165
Thanks: 713
Thanked 1,059 Times in 761 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Sorry to hear about the scratches but at least you got most of them out
HappyMan is offline  
post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 29th December 2009, 11:32
The Property Man
 
fat4y's Avatar
 
Car: 2007 VW Beetle 1.6
Join Date: 6th November 2008
Location: Glasgow HK
Posts: 6,060
Thanks: 25
Thanked 379 Times in 373 Posts
iTrader: (6)
yea..there are always one..or two...hope you get it sorted ok man..
fat4y is offline  
 
post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 29th December 2009, 13:58 Thread Starter
CCC
** Thread starter **
 
CCC's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10th October 2008
Location: London, UK ENGLAND
Posts: 1,496
Thanks: 0
Thanked 71 Times in 70 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Unhappy

Quote:
Originally Posted by fat4y View Post
yea..there are always one..or two...hope you get it sorted ok man..
Thanks. These kids must have more lifes than a cat, he just never stopped and looked before crossing, and then its the drivers fault!
CCC is offline  
post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 29th December 2009, 14:05
Administrator
 
HappyMan's Avatar
 
Car: 2016 Ford Kuga Titanium
Join Date: 16th August 2007
Location: Wrocław, Poland PL
Posts: 19,165
Thanks: 713
Thanked 1,059 Times in 761 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by CCC View Post
Thanks. These kids must have more lifes than a cat, he just never stopped and looked before crossing, and then its the drivers fault!
Over here cyclists are maniacs as they have ridiculous 'right of way' laws that mean a cyclist can cycle across a side street without looking and even though a car driver can't see them coming as they approach a main road from a side street due to houses etc, it's still the drivers fault if they hit the cyclist from what i understand - crazy! They never look either and sometimes it's all rather hair-raising when approaching a main road.
HappyMan is offline  
post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 29th December 2009, 20:29
Supporter
 
Coldwarkid's Avatar
 
Join Date: 5th February 2008
Location: A van down by the river GB
Posts: 1,032
Thanks: 51
Thanked 63 Times in 48 Posts
iTrader: (4)
Eco display
10 points for a cyclist, though you'd only get half as he didn't fall to the ground.
Coldwarkid is offline  
post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 29th December 2009, 21:04
Supporter
 
Richie.27's Avatar
 
Join Date: 14th November 2009
Location: Wales uk WALES
Posts: 183
Thanks: 22
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
iTrader: (0)
As a member, supporter of this forum and an 09 ctr owner, i also own a 2nd category british cycling road racing licence. And as i train up to 16hrs a week, most of which is on the road, i can assure you all that for every so called maniac cyclist on the road that there are five times that LUNATIC drivers. I am sorry that your car has suffered some minor damage, it is very annoying wether it is the third party's fault, be it a cyclist or another motorist. But if the driver is at fault and the accident involves a cyclist then the results are often fatal. A few scratches or a life?? Both of which with a bit of consideration from both partys can often be avoided.
Richie.27 is offline  
post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 29th December 2009, 21:41 Thread Starter
CCC
** Thread starter **
 
CCC's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10th October 2008
Location: London, UK ENGLAND
Posts: 1,496
Thanks: 0
Thanked 71 Times in 70 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richie.27 View Post
As a member, supporter of this forum and an 09 ctr owner, i also own a 2nd category british cycling road racing licence. And as i train up to 16hrs a week, most of which is on the road, i can assure you all that for every so called maniac cyclist on the road that there are five times that LUNATIC drivers. I am sorry that your car has suffered some minor damage, it is very annoying wether it is the third party's fault, be it a cyclist or another motorist. But if the driver is at fault and the accident involves a cyclist then the results are often fatal. A few scratches or a life?? Both of which with a bit of consideration from both partys can often be avoided.
I do agree in what you are saying, but it was dark this morning, he had no lights on his bike and was on riding on the pavement. The worst thing of all was that he was cycling with a hood on! Hopefully he's learnt a valuable lesson after today!

Last edited by CCC; 29th December 2009 at 21:43.
CCC is offline  
post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 29th December 2009, 21:54
Supporter
 
rmh999's Avatar
 
Join Date: 3rd August 2006
Location: Swindon, UK
Posts: 226
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by CCC View Post
I was travelling home this morning when a cyclist came straight out infront of me, he was on the pavement, it was dark and he had no lights and was wearing a hood! I clipped him but he never came off his bike. When I got home I noticed rubber and afew scratches across my lower bumper and body kit!

No matter how much care you take, there are always idiots out there. I managed to T-cut most of it out but had to touch up the scratches, I'm not happy. The little ***** just cycled off!

I`m guessing its just your angry head affecting your typing....but you put *he* was on the pavement... *you* should really have been on the road though and surely no collision...

<SMARTARSE> <RUNS AWAY>

Seriously how annoying is that.... i used to cycle 150 miles a week and was a bit of a loon, but grown up now and have a civic a Honda VTR1000 & a KTM 950 Supermoto.... ok maybe not grown up that much ...
rmh999 is offline  
post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 29th December 2009, 22:54
 
Reddwarf's Avatar
 
Car: 2009 CW CTR
Join Date: 3rd June 2009
Location: Kent, UK ENGLAND
Posts: 199
Thanks: 5
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Cyclists and cars do not mix well! Twice I have suffered damage to one of my cars due to idiot cyclists. They require zero qualifications, basically anyone capable of peddling can get on the highway with no outlay other than the bike, no road tax or insurance!

The first loon jumped a set of temporary traffic lights and switched to the pavement which was downhill in my direction, I was the final car in the row travelling uphill towards this bike which was now speeding down the pavement on my left.

I needed to turn left into a side road and at this moment was totally unaware of this madman a few hundred yards up steaming down the pavement, next thing I know as I a have my nose into the sideroad, indicator flashing, this dipstick has realised someone actually wants to turn into this little road which 'no-one' ever uses but is going so fast he can't stop! He and his cycle smack into my front wing, up onto the bonnet and there was this terrific moment where his face is squidged up against the windscreen and we are looking straight at each other....til he slides down and off my aforementioned bonnet.

I had to ask him where he came from, it felt like he had fallen from the sky! He reluctantly admitted what he had done, told me his huge butt dent would polish out (it obviously did not! 500 later....) and limped away pushing a buckled squeeky bicycle

The second one was a foreign farm worker from a local farm, pulled out from a garage forecourt straight into the side of my car, spun down the side inflicting a 2000 repair and then ran off!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry to go on, but I feel your pain!
Reddwarf is offline  
post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 30th December 2009, 08:25 Thread Starter
CCC
** Thread starter **
 
CCC's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10th October 2008
Location: London, UK ENGLAND
Posts: 1,496
Thanks: 0
Thanked 71 Times in 70 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by rmh999 View Post
I`m guessing its just your angry head affecting your typing....but you put *he* was on the pavement... *you* should really have been on the road though and surely no collision...

<SMARTARSE> <RUNS AWAY>

Seriously how annoying is that.... i used to cycle 150 miles a week and was a bit of a loon, but grown up now and have a civic a Honda VTR1000 & a KTM 950 Supermoto.... ok maybe not grown up that much ...
Ha, Ha I meant that he was riding on the pavement before crossing the road in front of me! I have almost got run over by many cyclist in Cambridge, they are total nutters there, there are hundreds of them!

Luckily most of the damage buffed out with T-cut and was mostly rubber from the cyclist tyre, the wheel arch body kit got slightly scratched but I can live with that. I'm not sure what happened to the cyclist as he legged it, may he grow a third nipple as they say! I'm not one to be bitter, but I could of killed him and wouldn't like to live with that even if it was his fault! Its bad enough hitting a fox at 60 mph and running that over!

Last edited by CCC; 30th December 2009 at 08:28.
CCC is offline  
post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 10th January 2010, 20:44
 
Join Date: 22nd November 2009
Location: Lowestoft, UK ENGLAND
Posts: 48
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader: (0)
I must admit, there are a lot of rubbish cyclists on the streets. I am a keen cyclist and cycle to work most of the year. If I had a penny for everytime another cyclist had pulled out in front of me, with out looking (whether I'm on a bike or in the car), I would be a bloody millionaire by now. And don't even get me started on pedestrians!!!! They're the worst of the lot!!!!
xanda2260 is offline  
post #13 of 24 (permalink) Old 10th January 2010, 21:04
 
Car: 59 Championship White
Join Date: 17th November 2008
Location: lincoln ENGLAND
Posts: 1,212
Thanks: 0
Thanked 97 Times in 95 Posts
iTrader: (0)
He / She on the bike was probably a Hoody-Chav and had nicked the bike any way, so he /she wouldn't give two hoot's if they damanged your car or Not.
Shame you didn't run him/her over, but then the get involved and lots of paper work.

Hope you get it sorted.
jaygee58 is offline  
post #14 of 24 (permalink) Old 10th January 2010, 21:18
R-2
geekess
 
R-2's Avatar
 
Car: 2010 Mugen 200 Type R
Join Date: 1st October 2007
Location: deep in the shires GB
Posts: 3,638
Thanks: 233
Thanked 291 Times in 271 Posts
iTrader: (1)
Send a message via MSN to R-2
Sorry to hear your car got damaged CCC. Thankfully it was fairly easily rectified.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jaygee58 View Post
He / She on the bike was probably a Hoody-Chav and had nicked the bike any way, so he /she wouldn't give two hoot's if they damanged your car or Not.
Shame you didn't run him/her over, but then the get involved and lots of paper work.

Hope you get it sorted.
I love how people leap to massive conclusions. Because he was a careless cyclist he has suddenly become a hoody wearing chav, thief who deserves serious injury.

Often they are just children whos parents should ensure they are riding a bike with suitable lights or not at all when its dark.
R-2 is offline  
post #15 of 24 (permalink) Old 10th January 2010, 21:41
 
Car: 59 Championship White
Join Date: 17th November 2008
Location: lincoln ENGLAND
Posts: 1,212
Thanks: 0
Thanked 97 Times in 95 Posts
iTrader: (0)
So drive down here then and try telling that to my son who when he was 18 and ended up in hospital with a broken leg and a fractured skull. Why did he end up in hospital ? he was assaulted by 6 (SIX) Hoodies-Chav's all on Bikes. Why was he assaulted ? because they wanted his i-pod, and they were as I found out later all on DRUGS and Pissed.
Guess what ? they didn't get it. Why ? because a group of decent lads the same age as my son came to his rescue. Now geuss what they weren't dressed in ? yep your right Hoodies and like a Chav.
jaygee58 is offline  
post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 10th January 2010, 21:47
R-2
geekess
 
R-2's Avatar
 
Car: 2010 Mugen 200 Type R
Join Date: 1st October 2007
Location: deep in the shires GB
Posts: 3,638
Thanks: 233
Thanked 291 Times in 271 Posts
iTrader: (1)
Send a message via MSN to R-2
But everyone that wears a hoody isnt a chav. And everyone who is a chav isnt a thief.
I could go on ad infinitum.

I am wearing a hoody right now as it happens.
R-2 is offline  
post #17 of 24 (permalink) Old 10th January 2010, 21:53
Supporter
 
Car: Mazda MX-5 (lightly modded)
Join Date: 1st July 2007
Location: GB GB
Posts: 15,644
Thanks: 1,166
Thanked 1,546 Times in 1,415 Posts
iTrader: (8)
Chav!!
robbo51 is offline  
post #18 of 24 (permalink) Old 11th January 2010, 15:01 Thread Starter
CCC
** Thread starter **
 
CCC's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10th October 2008
Location: London, UK ENGLAND
Posts: 1,496
Thanks: 0
Thanked 71 Times in 70 Posts
iTrader: (0)
You are all wrong, they are Hooded, Chavs with a death wish!
CCC is offline  
post #19 of 24 (permalink) Old 11th January 2010, 22:14
R-2
geekess
 
R-2's Avatar
 
Car: 2010 Mugen 200 Type R
Join Date: 1st October 2007
Location: deep in the shires GB
Posts: 3,638
Thanks: 233
Thanked 291 Times in 271 Posts
iTrader: (1)
Send a message via MSN to R-2
Oh and some people believe that anyone who drives a Type R is a chav too.
Its seen as a real boy racer car.
Is this a correct assumption?
R-2 is offline  
post #20 of 24 (permalink) Old 11th January 2010, 22:31
 
Reddwarf's Avatar
 
Car: 2009 CW CTR
Join Date: 3rd June 2009
Location: Kent, UK ENGLAND
Posts: 199
Thanks: 5
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by R-2 View Post

I am wearing a hoody right now as it happens.
Thought as much
Reddwarf is offline  
Reply

  Civinfo > 8th Generation Euro Honda Civic (2006 - 2011) > Bugs, faults and irritations (8G)

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Civinfo forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Your User Name is the name that appears by all your posts on the forum, and so should not be your email address.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Computer scratch and sniff RedDervil Bugs, faults and irritations (8G) 14 7th February 2009 20:21
Scratch goblins?? MisterTee Cleaning 5 26th June 2008 20:59
Scratch x is amazing!!!! defrece Cleaning 1 24th March 2008 01:18
Bodywork scratch silverbullet Bugs, faults and irritations (8G) 7 29th January 2008 17:55
Paint Scratch Removal jaydh Bugs, faults and irritations (8G) 4 17th December 2007 16:36

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome