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Voodoo
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:18 am    Post subject: Mapped: the UKs road cycling blackspots Reply with quote

http://labs.timesonline.co.uk/blog/

not my work the fella sat behind me

they did it
1 because I fell off yesterday
2 because the data came out yesterday
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool. there are very few red spots near me. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey - I think I was responsible for a red spot !! It's on the A60 between Tickhill (10 miles south of Doncaster) and Oldcotes.

Some lads passed me in a Vauxhall Astra and shot me in the bakcside with an air gun. I got the car reg number and reported it to the police. Full statement taken, along with the pellet that was lodged in my clothes (and fortunately nowhere else) but nothing heard since.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can do dot to dot for my commuting route

Shocked
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Rich Hill
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stunning bit o'work there... wondering if there is a bit of an error on the dot in North Wales thats in the middle of the bay?
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Voodoo
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

4 dots where I crashed yesterday

1 dot where a police van almost hit me a month or two ago
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Tucker
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I notice that the vast majority of the dots are in major cities. Cycling on country roads is safe as houses, it seems. Great!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

special guest star wrote:
I can do dot to dot for my commuting route

Shocked


Similar here, 11 dots on my commuting route Shocked No were me though as I stayed upright (aprt from maybe racing) in 2007.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

none on my route to work Cool for when I actually cycle in Embarassed
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Des wrote:
special guest star wrote:
I can do dot to dot for my commuting route

Shocked


Similar here, 11 dots on my commuting route Shocked No were me though as I stayed upright (aprt from maybe racing) in 2007.


For me:
43 on the direct main road flat route Shocked
25 on the hilly 'quiet' route Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only 2 on my regular commute.
Move north is the answer.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scroll over to France - none at all.








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