Cyclingsilk.blogspot reports that HGV Owners are being offered advice by way of the "FTA Cycling Code" recently released and lets hope they react in a timely manner . Not all HGV Owners allow their vehicles to be in Fatal accidents through negligence in that they do not control their drivers or the state of roadworthiness of their vehicles !
Last week in the Staffordshire and Derbyshire Dales i was fortunate to avoid dificulties but speaking to other Cyclists I heard a broad section of opinions as to the lack of driving skills of those that would be regarded as "Professional Drivers" in any other country .
The next 4 weeks i hope to be able to relax a little as i ride the "route of the Tour de France for " the 14 th consecutive year . French drivers can be ignored but there are those who cross the channel and bring their pathetic skills witgh them thus scaring their passengers and raising the ire of other road users , that said as a driver i would prefer that French and Italian drivers did not think that they are entitled to see how close they can get to your panelwork without colliding .
Courtesy of the Les Essarts Tourist Office i am enjoying a coffee as i write this item and viewing the passing parade of Team vehicles as they seek their hotels for the next days . Regretably the "Team Presentation" is closed to the unwashed public and if you watch the TV on Thursday Afternoon you will see those with tickets enjoying an undeserved pleasure in many cases. No doubt they will be refreshed also for the taxing task of sitting there .
The team presentation will lack the tactless effort of an Italian Government Minister to make political hay that was the case in Torino . For his trouble that Minister was served a sample of the public's attitude to their current Government and the Riot sqad was on hand to see he was able to arrive at his transport where he added further fuel to the flames .