Wiggins knocked off bike, broken ribs suspected.

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Hope he is OK and recovers quickly, not difficult to understand the subtext of the OP :rolleyes:
 
Mar 17, 2009
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Parera said:
Yes because riding at night automatically makes it his fault.
No, far from it. It is just a little strange that a fulltime professional athlete would be out that late at this time of year.
 
Oct 21, 2012
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The 32-year-old was struck on Crow Orchard Road in Wrightington, Lancashire, as a woman driving a white Vauxhall Astra van pulled out of a BP petrol station.

She was heard to say afterwards: “I can’t believe it. Of all the people to hit, bloody Bradley Wiggins.”


The rumours that it was Chris Froome;s girlfriend driving the van are yet to be substansiated.....
 
Apr 1, 2009
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ultimobici said:
No, far from it. It is just a little strange that a fulltime professional athlete would be out that late at this time of year.
Sounds like he was meeting for a night time mountain bike run. Night rodes are quite common in north of England
 
ultimobici said:
No, far from it. It is just a little strange that a fulltime professional athlete would be out that late at this time of year.
Perhaps he's started cycling in the dark to avoid attention from fans...

Hope he'll have a speedy recovery, would be a shame if this crash somehow affects his season next year.
 
Jan 11, 2010
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wilts rover said:
“I can’t believe it. Of all the people to hit, bloody Bradley Wiggins.”
Yeah, next time drive into someone else!

ultimobici said:
No, far from it. It is just a little strange that a fulltime professional athlete would be out that late at this time of year.
Depends on what country you're in. In Holland it's perfectly normal to ride your bike at night (but that's because over here it's used mostly for commuting rather than sports :p)
 
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I'm no fan, but as one cyclist to another, I hope he's not too badly injured.

Maybe this story can be used to draw attention to dangerous driving in the UK.
 
Mar 31, 2010
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can someone explain to me why wiggins is riding his bike at 18:00 in early november? not that I'm complaining though
 
Ryo Hazuki said:
can someone explain to me why wiggins is riding his bike at 18:00 in early november? not that I'm complaining though
As people have already on here, perhaps he prefers riding in the dark so he can just get on with riding. Perhaps he was busy during the morning/afternoon yesterday so could only ride his bike last evening.

Riding during the evening is common in alot of countries.
 
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When reading an article about this in the mainstream press (i.e. Yahoo UK), I was simply shocked at all the negative comments. Instead of wishing their TDF/Olympic champ a speedy recovery, it seems that most people are thinking along these lines:

...not all bike rider are as arrogant, but in my experience most are...most accidents involving bikes is the riders direct fault and stupidity.

The only certainty is that our roads are not fit for both cars and cycles.

most cyclists are a nuisance on the road

If cars and motorcycles need insurance to be on the road (and horses?) then bikes need insurance.

This is just round the corner from my gym - where I ride the static bikes because it is too dangerous to ride on the narrow local country roads.

Kind of depressing isn't it?
 
Just read that he had to limp after his wife in order to stop her from telling the driver a thing or two or just beat 'em up...
Despite the seriousness of the situation I can't help finding that thoughts of that scene just bloody hillarious!:D
 
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Cancellator said:
When reading an article about this in the mainstream press (i.e. Yahoo UK), I was simply shocked at all the negative comments. Instead of wishing their TDF/Olympic champ a speedy recovery, it seems that most people are thinking along these lines:

...not all bike rider are as arrogant, but in my experience most are...most accidents involving bikes is the riders direct fault and stupidity.

The only certainty is that our roads are not fit for both cars and cycles.

most cyclists are a nuisance on the road

If cars and motorcycles need insurance to be on the road (and horses?) then bikes need insurance.

This is just round the corner from my gym - where I ride the static bikes because it is too dangerous to ride on the narrow local country roads.

Kind of depressing isn't it?
It is, yes.
 
Mar 31, 2010
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Pricey_sky said:
As people have already on here, perhaps he prefers riding in the dark so he can just get on with riding. Perhaps he was busy during the morning/afternoon yesterday so could only ride his bike last evening.

Riding during the evening is common in alot of countries.
why is he training on his bike in early november. seems a bit excessive
 
Mar 31, 2010
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Cancellator said:
When reading an article about this in the mainstream press (i.e. Yahoo UK), I was simply shocked at all the negative comments. Instead of wishing their TDF/Olympic champ a speedy recovery, it seems that most people are thinking along these lines:

...not all bike rider are as arrogant, but in my experience most are...most accidents involving bikes is the riders direct fault and stupidity.

The only certainty is that our roads are not fit for both cars and cycles.

most cyclists are a nuisance on the road

If cars and motorcycles need insurance to be on the road (and horses?) then bikes need insurance.

This is just round the corner from my gym - where I ride the static bikes because it is too dangerous to ride on the narrow local country roads.

Kind of depressing isn't it?
well they are right. especially amateur bikeriders annoy the living **** out of me. sometimes with up to 15-20 guys riding 3 or 4 rows(even in small roads) blocking the entire road thinking they are pro's and often when you are honking they put up fingers or start shouting. one time I had such a small peloton blocking my car when I overtook them my friend opened the window to throw one of the front guys of his bike.
 
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Ryo Hazuki said:
well they are right. especially amateur bikeriders annoy the living **** out of me. sometimes with up to 15-20 guys riding 3 or 4 rows(even in small roads) blocking the entire road thinking they are pro's and often when you are honking they put up fingers or start shouting. one time I had such a small peloton blocking my car when I overtook them my friend opened the window to throw one of the front guys of his bike.
 

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