John Grace, who cycles in Cork, emailed us to highlight some of the problems he often encounters. He writes:
Over the past year or so I’ve collected a series of incidents in cork city on my bike mounted iPhone that highlight three major issues for cyclists. I’ve compiled a four minute YouTube clip which demonstrates these problems.
Many drivers disregard cyclists even when they’re looking straight at them (incident 2, 3, 4)
Most drivers ignore cycle lanes and don’t understand the law regarding them and right of way (5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
There are drivers out there that despise all cyclist for no reason (last clip). Note: In this clip I had met this motorcyclist at a junction about 100m before the garage. I recognised him as a guy who gave me abuse for no reason on at least a dozen occasions over the last 3 years. I told him I was going to report him and he told me to pull into the garage.