… at some point.
Yes, my first ‘accident’, just after writing the previous post, I headed out to do some food shopping. So stupidly enough I was simply going down to the shops (not even a mile away!) when approaching a green traffic light a blue Ford Mondeo (number plate started with MM) came out from nowhere and cleverly thought to squeeze between me and a Golf turning right. Problem was, I had a kerbed island to my left and had nowhere to go, either I hit the car or the island glow box, I went for the latter went smack onto the ground and landed on my right wrist. I thank my lucky start there were no cars behind me.
The guy stopped, apologised, asked if I was ok and if I wanted to take his number, I was so shaken I just replied “no, I just want you NOT to hit cyclists”. Should I have got his number? I was shocked and furious at his stupidity (I did want to stamp on his head, sorry!) I just wanted to see the back of him. Bike was fine, I was fine, ish, and I just wanted to get back on the saddle.
What should have I done in your opinion?
I guess after 4 months of cycling it kinda had to happen (sad though that this is to be expected) but still. I now have the suspicion he was on his mobile while driving, anyway “ifs” are no good.
A very nice cyclist behind me stopped and checked if I was ok. That was nice of him as no other car or pedestrian bothered to stop.
Anyway, onwards and upwards. I did go to the shops in the end, there’s no stopping me from making apple crumble tonight!