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Twentytoo

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Twentytoo says:

BAD mud on roads

Now I know I live pretty much in the country and the farmers have had a difficult time this year but the mud by me is getting out of control. I've just rode my cycle down a half mile section of national speed limit road that was hard to tell the field from the tarmac. A sign warning motorcyclists had been put up but as it was starting to rain my view was that it is dangerous for motorists and lethal for bikers. I called 101 and reported it to the police and suggested they close it before someone is hurt or killed. They said they would send someone out to check it out but it shouldn't come to this......Is this bad enough country wide for MCN to start a campaign to get us all reporting it?

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beaconsman

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beaconsman says:

mud

same here, I was lucky enough to have background in trials/trail riding before i took it up on the road, bandit was sideways the other day as I hit mud. not nice.but, ultimately, i pay my road tax, I didnt dump it in the road so why arent farmers forced to clean it up..if the culprit is found surely you could claim...

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Twentytoo

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Twentytoo says:

it appears to be the law

Just reading up on it. It appears under the highways act they must use approved signs and then have it cleaned up.....even if this means a contractor must be paid. I'm not sure the police were aware of the law on the call I had with them. I'm not really sure how serious they took me. I'll check it out tommorrow 

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babyrocket

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babyrocket says:

last year i

found a triumph bonneville wedged in a barbed wire fence over at blackburn no sign of rider ! then i heard the moans, he had gone a good fifty foot in the air through a barbed wire fence on mud i had trouble keeping traction on in a car, it catching these bastrds that is the trouble they do it then vamoose into the distance.fucker can and do kill people to save a few quid.

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lucas_yamaha

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lucas_yamaha says:

yea

its everywhere at minute i went out sunday  just gone and theere was mud everywhere and leaves also

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Blader2005

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Blader2005 says:

mud on the road..

it can be a hazard....

 

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Beelady

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Beelady says:

Worst autumn so far.

I have taken the long way round to work for over a month now, just to avoid the worst of the mud.

My family farm. We also ride bikes and take a lot of care about taking our machinery on the road. We all know how dangerous mud can be.

Shame all my farming neighbours don't share the same point of view. The law does say it must be kept clean but nothing ever gets done unless we complain. Mr B and I are the only ones who ride on some of the back lanes. We can't leave home unless we do, Our neighbours are nice friendly people but I don't think they really understand how it feels on a bike, however we try to explain the problem.

It's one of the drawbacks of living in the sticks and we are used to it but it's still scary when you're faced with a mile or so of slippery stuff twice a day.

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Steveyman

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Steveyman says:

Mud

I got caught out on the way home from work in the dark. I knew a section of road where there was mud and was expecting it, but prior to that I approched a sharp right hand bend and right on the exit there was muddy track coming out of a field. No warning sign, Because my headlights were aiming straight ahead into the hedge I couldn't see the mud at all.:shock:

I lost the front end slightly but saved it.

Kind of put me off riding through the lanes in the dark.

 

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Twentytoo

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Twentytoo says:

Mud

I've still had no call back from the police....I'll be going out in a while and I'll go that way for a look

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bazablue

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bazablue says:

mud

the main problem was when a high court judge made a stated case on this that cleared farmers from blame,,however this has now been reversed and the farmer IS liable and report it to the LAuth and if they dont do summat about it then they themselves are liable and them checking it in a car is not good enough!!! So if you see a biker or cyclist having this problem then stop and support them in the complaint,,even court proceedings..

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Twentytoo

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Twentytoo says:

Nothing done

just rose my cycle through offending road and its now a mud bath.......so we have:


A group of individuals who don't care and don't abide by the law and

A Police Force that don't care and don't enforce the law.....

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