Sent the following Email to King William School today:
"You have students masquerading as "Duke of Edinbourgh Award" entrants with a "White Van/bus in support in the "Dales near Alstonefield" today ?
Should the van have "King William " on the rear and be driven by a guy with long brown hair and glasses and accompanied by a woman with short brown hair i have serious complaint to make regarding their remark of "Hop
e you have a heart attack"amongst other offensive remarks ! Had i carried a mobile i would have called the police to the scene to deal with the offensive behaviour .
You may well already have received a report from another member of the public who heard these remarks and were as appalled as i was by the woman's behaviour !
Swift reply required as i feel that more needs to be done about this matter !"
This incident came about because as i was cycling up a 14% grade on a one lane track i called ahead for the van door to be closed so that i could pass safely on my side without hinderance . Having passed i heard a torrent of abuse from the woman follow me . Was it my fault that they were stopped where they were ? Further up the track i stopped a car descending to warn of the obstruction and they told me of encountering similar behaviour from others in this program whilst they were jogging in this area .
Riding about the Ashbourne area today i found that in the rush for lunch many articulated trucks passed me on white lines on the Ashbourne to Buxton road . Further along i saw several of these vehicles pulled over for their required break .
Considering that they were heading to their break , where was the necessity to pass on double white lines and without signalling that they were passing a cyclist who was moving through the hills fairly rapidly ? The following traffic in most cases were surprised to find a cyclist in front of them and luckily for me were able to react and avoid tumbling me from the bike although one car did more than vent their frustration with the horn .
Once again i captured photos that the library equipment has foiled most of my efforts of loading to the blog .