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messageBike - Car collision Grove vale /Copleston road, Friday the 21st of July.
Posted by RalphMoors July 26, 10:56AM

Hello East Dulwich..

I was riding my bike down Grove Vale towards the roundabout when a driver turned from Grove Vale onto Copleston road and into my path and hit me. This was friday the 21st at approximately 5:40.
I was uninjured but my bike is damaged, the driver did stop.

I am posting on the off chance anyone saw the incident take place, or knows of anywhere that may have recorded it. A Kind woman stopped and checked I was ok, foolishly I did not get her details as a witness. Perhaps she is a forum member, who knows...

Thanks everyone.

messageRe: Bike - Car collision Grove vale /Copleston road, Friday the 21st of July.
Posted by Tractorlad July 26, 11:22AM

Sorry to hear about this. Sadly this is no consolation but I had a similar incident a few months ago. A limo driver swung open his car door as I cycled past in the City. Similarly I was okay but the bike was damaged. Fortunately I was close to a bike shop. I marched the guy over there and he gave me on the spot the 200 the shop quoted for repair. Had I not done this I very much doubt I would have heard from that guy again. From that day on I've started using a helmet cam. Its very inexpensive, writes over the old footage when the card is full and has an iOS app for easy upload of clips to the phone. I hope I never get knocked off again, but if I do and another party is to blame I have the security of everything being recorded as evidence.

messageRe: Bike - Car collision Grove vale /Copleston road, Friday the 21st of July.
Posted by Righty July 27, 10:58AM

Sorry to hear that Ralph. I agree with Tractorlad - after seeing far too many near misses, people not stopping after accidents or stopping and then blaming the cyclist (when the motorist is clearly in the wrong) I too use a helmet camera...

messageRe: Bike - Car collision Grove vale /Copleston road, Friday the 21st of July.
Posted by PeckhamRose July 27, 02:55PM

I also am sorry to read this. I also use a helmet cam. However, they only record the direction at which they point. If someone comes and gets you from behind, as it were, well then you need two helmet cams..... Hope you find witnesses. Having said that if they didn't stop for you then..... Best wishes.

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messageRe: Bike - Car collision Grove vale /Copleston road, Friday the 21st of July.
Posted by Tractorlad July 27, 03:54PM

PeckhamRose good point. I have a GoPro that I've had in a draw for years now suspended from my saddle using a special bracket I bought off Amazon for a fiver. Works very well.


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