Police are appealing for witnesses of the incident, which happened between Teignmouth and Dawlish around Tuesday lunchtime and left Dolan, 20, with collarbone and shoulder injuries.
Having read the DevonLive story it seems she maybe a bit accident prone despite being a team GB rider. Perhaps she should stick to the cycle paths in future and use her talent and missfortunes to encourage more use of the paths provided and less use of the roads. Lets face it if the roads were subjected to a health and safety review like most industries cycling on them would be banned
What on earth have your comments got to do with this incident. It seems from the reports that she was deliberately blocked on the open road by a vehicle that had just passesd her illegally and then braked hard. She was forced to try and seek an escape route only to find bollards blocking her route. Cyclists are allowed on the public roads and the law has not changed.
Health and safety has absolutely nothing to do with this accident. It appears to be a deliberate attempt to cause injury and has no place on the roads by anyon e or any vehicle.
We, that is our community, should be proud of her achievements and want to encourage her and others like her. Your comments have no place on this site.
How is it possible for anyone to agree with Fred Bassett's comments? This young cyclist suffered serious injuries from an incredibly stupid car driver. Such behaviour repeated on other cyclists could ;ead to far more life threatening injuries.
Cyclists, are permitted to use the roads by law. Only the truly selfish drivers of oil powered vehicles seem to think that roads are only for them. Given the climate crisis that we and our children face, less driving with such vehicles would help.
There are a lot more ignorant cyclists on our roads than people driving motorised vehicles going about their daily business on our roads.
Time after time I witness the ignorant/arrogant attitude of Lycra clad t@@ts on the roads around Devon.
@er113 to many selfish cyclists on our roads, if a vehicle driver drove the way many cyclists ride down here you would not have a driving licence for long.
So, let us consider the claims made here by Deedoodle. Sadly, the entry contains no evidence at all except the eyes of the writer. However, the national statistics might help.
In 2019 according to DPP Law(https://www.dpp-law.com/driving-offences-statistics/) 48% of vehicles break the motorway speed limit and 86% speed on 20 mph roads, some 85,000 drivers are convicted of drink driving. In the last year 1.38 million were prosecuted in UK magistrates’ courts.
According to government statistics there are about 30 million cars on the road and about 33 million drivers.
Cycling stats are more difficult to determine. Some figures suggest that up 1 million people cycle to work.
Thus, based upon one’s eyes, Deedoodle would see far more cars etc on our roads than cyclists.
Another set of figures suggests that prosecutions for cycling offences has increased by about 16%. In 2016 847 cyclists were convicted of road offences.
So, none of the above supports in any way the claims by Deedoodle. It is true cyclists do not always cycle within the law. As the above demonstrates drivers of cars, vans and so on do not either but in far greater numbers.
To witness the ‘attitudes of cyclists’ as is claimed is truly remarkable as I am not sure how that is done.
Maybe Deedoodle would provide us with real evidence before writing in future.
What's this got to do with brexit.?
Happily nothing. This entry is about drivers of motor vehicles causing injury to cyclists.
Here's how to prevent cyclists getting injured on the roads and its very simple - Stay off them they are not a safe place for you. If not then follow the rules the rest of the road users have to abide by, carry a visible form of identification like our No plates and in case of an accident have insurance. Then if you wobble over and damage our cars we can claim off you, this is how equal rights to use the roads should be. P.S you my have the latest team lycra that makes you look a prick but you will never be good enough to actually race for such a team so wear protective clothing when out and about. Be SAfe suckers
At the very least the government should impose an immediate ban on push bikes going on roads which have a speed limit above 30 mph. Then enforce it with a large fine, bike confiscated and if they have a driving licence.. 3 points on it.
Bicycle riders should be BANNED from roads that have a cycle path available, and if the do have an accident on the road, then they should be held responsible and not have grounds for a claim.
To quote Fred Basett on the prevention of accidents to cyclists: "Stay off them(roads) they are not a safe place for you. If not then follow the rules the rest of the road users have to abide by".
Obviously Fred Bassett cannot read or simply choses to ignore the evidence to advance his ideas. As the statatistics above show a significant number of drivers do not abide by the law and are prosecuted each year.
As for insurance I wonder how he knows that cyclists do not have any? There is no obligation for them to have it but some most certainly do.
I am not sure what he means by protective clothing. Cyclists dress as they do for a variety of reasons; bright colours are there to to protect themselves and be seen. Helmets protect the head.
As for banning them on roads outside urban areas eg 30 mph, why would one do that? Stop them riding on country roads, for example? Maybe you should take your case to Parliament?
Roads are not safe, as claimed, because of drivers of vehicles who do not obey the rules and law. If in doubt, read the Highway Code.
Finally I note that none of the writers provides any evidence for their claims and now resort to rather silly suggestions that ignore what has been said.
To follow up the claim made by Deedoodle that, "There are a lot more ignorant cyclists on our roads than people driving motorised vehicles going about their daily business on our roads."
Readers might find it instructive, even interesting to watch the Youtube video below. It is provided by a car driving instructor.
Oh dear. Deedoodle demonstrates his contempt for other people, for the evidence, by ignoring it.
Surely the severe injuries received by a young girl who happens to be a cyclist deserves more than a snore?
You should be banned for your total insensitivity towards people.
You insult the injured.
This is disgraceful