Never mind who called who what and putting aside any prejudices, I want to know is it policy that cycles must exit through the pedestrian exit or the officer decided or was told not to open the main gate for cycles.
Judging from Mitchell's reaction it seemed that cycles do usually exit from the main gate.
So to me it seemed either there was a security issue that day and they wanted to limit the main gate opening or the officer was just being an arse.
Either way I think it highlights bicycles awkward position on our roads, is it a vehicle or not?
Anyone know or care?
It's a vehicle, and therefore subject to the "red circle with nowt in it" road sign, which bars vehicles of any
sort from a thoroughfare (I once fell foul of a beat bobby in York as a result of this*).
*Genuine mistake, and I got off and pushed**. Didn't give said officer an ear-bashing, too much respect for the Old Bill for that.
**Although if you do get off and push, IIRC that your bike ceases to be a vehicle and normal pedestrian rules apply (e.g. at pelicon*** crossings etc.)!
***Proper spelling. Contraction of "pe
trolled", apparently. One for the pub quiz addicts?
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