Cyclist attacked by man with scissors in Oxford

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A TEENAGE cyclist was dragged off his bike and attacked by a man armed with a pair of scissors.

Police said today the victim was cycling along Barton Lane between Chestnut Avenue and Old High Street in Headington, Oxford when the attacker grabbed him at about 4.45am yesterday.

The man tried to throttle his victim and then attacked him with a pair of scissors.

The cyclist managed to wriggle free and ride off, before calling police. He only suffered minor injuries that did not need hospital treatment, a police spokesman said.

The attacker, described as white, in his late 20s to early 30s, was seen running off towards Barton. He had short black shaggy hair, a black beard and was wearing a black leather jacket, a red T-shirt, blue jeans and black trainers.

Anyone with information can call Pc Matt Brockfield via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

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1:50pm Wed 4 Jun 14

BigAlBiker says...

Was he riding on the path?
Was he riding on the path? BigAlBiker
  • Score: -95

3:40pm Wed 4 Jun 14

cubist says...

bet you were there to witness it as well
bet you were there to witness it as well cubist
  • Score: 70

7:03pm Wed 4 Jun 14

FourFourTwo says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
Was he riding on the path?
No He was riding on the road, this was an unprovoked attack.
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: Was he riding on the path?[/p][/quote]No He was riding on the road, this was an unprovoked attack. FourFourTwo
  • Score: 76

7:38am Thu 5 Jun 14

HomerSimpsonDoh says...

And you know it was unprovoked because ...............
And you know it was unprovoked because ............... HomerSimpsonDoh
  • Score: -17

10:55am Thu 5 Jun 14

EMBOX2 says...

HomerSimpsonDoh wrote:
And you know it was unprovoked because ...............
Cyclists are never in the wrong ;-)
[quote][p][bold]HomerSimpsonDoh[/bold] wrote: And you know it was unprovoked because ...............[/p][/quote]Cyclists are never in the wrong ;-) EMBOX2
  • Score: -12

11:04am Thu 5 Jun 14

Madi50n says...

Yes, beacuse BAB, doh! and box all seem to as long as you are a cyclist there must be a legitimate reason to attack a cyclists with scissors.

When is there ever a legitimate reason to attack someone with scissors?

Idiots!
Yes, beacuse BAB, doh! and box all seem to as long as you are a cyclist there must be a legitimate reason to attack a cyclists with scissors. When is there ever a legitimate reason to attack someone with scissors? Idiots! Madi50n
  • Score: 18

12:04pm Thu 5 Jun 14

EMBOX2 says...

Madi50n wrote:
Yes, beacuse BAB, doh! and box all seem to as long as you are a cyclist there must be a legitimate reason to attack a cyclists with scissors.

When is there ever a legitimate reason to attack someone with scissors?

Idiots!
I was joking, hence the wink at the end of my post. Did you take your warfarin this morning?

;-)
[quote][p][bold]Madi50n[/bold] wrote: Yes, beacuse BAB, doh! and box all seem to as long as you are a cyclist there must be a legitimate reason to attack a cyclists with scissors. When is there ever a legitimate reason to attack someone with scissors? Idiots![/p][/quote]I was joking, hence the wink at the end of my post. Did you take your warfarin this morning? ;-) EMBOX2
  • Score: -4

1:45pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Madi50n says...

Apologies, missed that.
Apologies, missed that. Madi50n
  • Score: 6

7:01pm Thu 5 Jun 14

John Lamb says...

I was tempted to do the same to the long streak of urine in a silver helmet who cut across me from the driver's side of my car, right in front of me then overtook everything in the cycle lane on Woodstock Road while never bothering to check behind him.
He then told my wife to "F**k off out of Oxford!" whne she pointed out he should calm down a bit.
I'm sure I'll bump into him again.
I was tempted to do the same to the long streak of urine in a silver helmet who cut across me from the driver's side of my car, right in front of me then overtook everything in the cycle lane on Woodstock Road while never bothering to check behind him. He then told my wife to "F**k off out of Oxford!" whne she pointed out he should calm down a bit. I'm sure I'll bump into him again. John Lamb
  • Score: -11

7:05pm Thu 5 Jun 14

FourFourTwo says...

HomerSimpsonDoh wrote:
And you know it was unprovoked because ...............
It was my son that was attacked you bellend.
[quote][p][bold]HomerSimpsonDoh[/bold] wrote: And you know it was unprovoked because ...............[/p][/quote]It was my son that was attacked you bellend. FourFourTwo
  • Score: 12

10:02pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Madi50n says...

John Lamb wrote:
I was tempted to do the same to the long streak of urine in a silver helmet who cut across me from the driver's side of my car, right in front of me then overtook everything in the cycle lane on Woodstock Road while never bothering to check behind him.
He then told my wife to "F**k off out of Oxford!" whne she pointed out he should calm down a bit.
I'm sure I'll bump into him again.
Exactly what was it that made your "wife" feel like it had to say anything? That he overtook you? passed close to your hunk of metal? passed people on the provided cycle lane? Why in god's name did he need to look behind him?

I'd have told your "wife" the same if it'd been chavvy enough to shout out of a moving car window.

Seriously though, this cyclist "overtook everything" then you wife shouted at him? How did you catch up? Or is this a load of old tripe you've made up in your tiny little mind to try and make your sad little anti-cyclist point.
[quote][p][bold]John Lamb[/bold] wrote: I was tempted to do the same to the long streak of urine in a silver helmet who cut across me from the driver's side of my car, right in front of me then overtook everything in the cycle lane on Woodstock Road while never bothering to check behind him. He then told my wife to "F**k off out of Oxford!" whne she pointed out he should calm down a bit. I'm sure I'll bump into him again.[/p][/quote]Exactly what was it that made your "wife" feel like it had to say anything? That he overtook you? passed close to your hunk of metal? passed people on the provided cycle lane? Why in god's name did he need to look behind him? I'd have told your "wife" the same if it'd been chavvy enough to shout out of a moving car window. Seriously though, this cyclist "overtook everything" then you wife shouted at him? How did you catch up? Or is this a load of old tripe you've made up in your tiny little mind to try and make your sad little anti-cyclist point. Madi50n
  • Score: 12

12:55am Fri 6 Jun 14

OxfordLad30 says...

Mr. Lamb has a habit of talking out of his backside on here. He seems to know exactly what happened in all manner of situations where he was not present.

Last month following the accident involving a fire engine on the Cowley Road he was suggesting the driver was driving irresponsibly, just because he once saw a Police driver doing so (in his opinion). Now he's assuming because he once saw a cyclist do something wrong (again in his opinion), this poor lad must have done something to provoke this attack.

Based on the fact that Mr. Lamb 1) Likes to make regular careless and unfounded comments on articles about tragic/unfortunate incidents he knows nothing about and 2) Even after I had suggested he not make such comments, stated that the fire engine must have been travelling at speed - even though photos in the media show it stopped a matter of FEET beyond a pedestrian island, I would suggest that his judgement is extremely poor and therefore his frequently-spouted opinions are simply a waste of everyone's time.
Mr. Lamb has a habit of talking out of his backside on here. He seems to know exactly what happened in all manner of situations where he was not present. Last month following the accident involving a fire engine on the Cowley Road he was suggesting the driver was driving irresponsibly, just because he once saw a Police driver doing so (in his opinion). Now he's assuming because he once saw a cyclist do something wrong (again in his opinion), this poor lad must have done something to provoke this attack. Based on the fact that Mr. Lamb 1) Likes to make regular careless and unfounded comments on articles about tragic/unfortunate incidents he knows nothing about and 2) Even after I had suggested he not make such comments, stated that the fire engine must have been travelling at speed - even though photos in the media show it stopped a matter of FEET beyond a pedestrian island, I would suggest that his judgement is extremely poor and therefore his frequently-spouted opinions are simply a waste of everyone's time. OxfordLad30
  • Score: 14

1:00am Fri 6 Jun 14

OxfordLad30 says...

Madi50n wrote:
John Lamb wrote:
I was tempted to do the same to the long streak of urine in a silver helmet who cut across me from the driver's side of my car, right in front of me then overtook everything in the cycle lane on Woodstock Road while never bothering to check behind him.
He then told my wife to "F**k off out of Oxford!" whne she pointed out he should calm down a bit.
I'm sure I'll bump into him again.
Exactly what was it that made your "wife" feel like it had to say anything? That he overtook you? passed close to your hunk of metal? passed people on the provided cycle lane? Why in god's name did he need to look behind him?

I'd have told your "wife" the same if it'd been chavvy enough to shout out of a moving car window.

Seriously though, this cyclist "overtook everything" then you wife shouted at him? How did you catch up? Or is this a load of old tripe you've made up in your tiny little mind to try and make your sad little anti-cyclist point.
I suspect you may have hit the nail on the head, when it comes to the "sad little anti-cyclist point" at least.

Of course Mr. Lamb will undoubtedly (see my previous post) think we are idiots - because he once saw an idiot comment on here, so therefore everyone must be. Perhaps this is why he feels the need to talk so much rubbish?
[quote][p][bold]Madi50n[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Lamb[/bold] wrote: I was tempted to do the same to the long streak of urine in a silver helmet who cut across me from the driver's side of my car, right in front of me then overtook everything in the cycle lane on Woodstock Road while never bothering to check behind him. He then told my wife to "F**k off out of Oxford!" whne she pointed out he should calm down a bit. I'm sure I'll bump into him again.[/p][/quote]Exactly what was it that made your "wife" feel like it had to say anything? That he overtook you? passed close to your hunk of metal? passed people on the provided cycle lane? Why in god's name did he need to look behind him? I'd have told your "wife" the same if it'd been chavvy enough to shout out of a moving car window. Seriously though, this cyclist "overtook everything" then you wife shouted at him? How did you catch up? Or is this a load of old tripe you've made up in your tiny little mind to try and make your sad little anti-cyclist point.[/p][/quote]I suspect you may have hit the nail on the head, when it comes to the "sad little anti-cyclist point" at least. Of course Mr. Lamb will undoubtedly (see my previous post) think we are idiots - because he once saw an idiot comment on here, so therefore everyone must be. Perhaps this is why he feels the need to talk so much rubbish? OxfordLad30
  • Score: 8

1:26am Fri 6 Jun 14

Floflo says...

Wow, somebody was grabbed by the throat and then attacked by scissors - and several people use this as a reason to form a rant based on the victims choice of transport. There's some weird and obsessive people out there.
Wow, somebody was grabbed by the throat and then attacked by scissors - and several people use this as a reason to form a rant based on the victims choice of transport. There's some weird and obsessive people out there. Floflo
  • Score: 26

11:30pm Fri 6 Jun 14

FourFourTwo says...

One thing needs sorting, the man needs found, if you drive a car or ride a bike or simply prefer walking.

This man tried to kill another man, ffs sort yourselves out.

Trying to be funny or arguing about your mode of transport does 'f' all to stop someone else getting hurt.

So, if you know of someone who fits the description or know of someone that has changed their description then I implore you, please, phone the police before someone else gets attacked, next time it might be someone you care about.

Life is 'f' all to joke about, we get one, don't let this affect yours.
One thing needs sorting, the man needs found, if you drive a car or ride a bike or simply prefer walking. This man tried to kill another man, ffs sort yourselves out. Trying to be funny or arguing about your mode of transport does 'f' all to stop someone else getting hurt. So, if you know of someone who fits the description or know of someone that has changed their description then I implore you, please, phone the police before someone else gets attacked, next time it might be someone you care about. Life is 'f' all to joke about, we get one, don't let this affect yours. FourFourTwo
  • Score: 10

1:17pm Sat 7 Jun 14

piper2011 says...

OxfordLad30 wrote:
Madi50n wrote:
John Lamb wrote:
I was tempted to do the same to the long streak of urine in a silver helmet who cut across me from the driver's side of my car, right in front of me then overtook everything in the cycle lane on Woodstock Road while never bothering to check behind him.
He then told my wife to "F**k off out of Oxford!" whne she pointed out he should calm down a bit.
I'm sure I'll bump into him again.
Exactly what was it that made your "wife" feel like it had to say anything? That he overtook you? passed close to your hunk of metal? passed people on the provided cycle lane? Why in god's name did he need to look behind him?

I'd have told your "wife" the same if it'd been chavvy enough to shout out of a moving car window.

Seriously though, this cyclist "overtook everything" then you wife shouted at him? How did you catch up? Or is this a load of old tripe you've made up in your tiny little mind to try and make your sad little anti-cyclist point.
I suspect you may have hit the nail on the head, when it comes to the "sad little anti-cyclist point" at least.

Of course Mr. Lamb will undoubtedly (see my previous post) think we are idiots - because he once saw an idiot comment on here, so therefore everyone must be. Perhaps this is why he feels the need to talk so much rubbish?
and you call his wife an .IT ? nice man
[quote][p][bold]OxfordLad30[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Madi50n[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Lamb[/bold] wrote: I was tempted to do the same to the long streak of urine in a silver helmet who cut across me from the driver's side of my car, right in front of me then overtook everything in the cycle lane on Woodstock Road while never bothering to check behind him. He then told my wife to "F**k off out of Oxford!" whne she pointed out he should calm down a bit. I'm sure I'll bump into him again.[/p][/quote]Exactly what was it that made your "wife" feel like it had to say anything? That he overtook you? passed close to your hunk of metal? passed people on the provided cycle lane? Why in god's name did he need to look behind him? I'd have told your "wife" the same if it'd been chavvy enough to shout out of a moving car window. Seriously though, this cyclist "overtook everything" then you wife shouted at him? How did you catch up? Or is this a load of old tripe you've made up in your tiny little mind to try and make your sad little anti-cyclist point.[/p][/quote]I suspect you may have hit the nail on the head, when it comes to the "sad little anti-cyclist point" at least. Of course Mr. Lamb will undoubtedly (see my previous post) think we are idiots - because he once saw an idiot comment on here, so therefore everyone must be. Perhaps this is why he feels the need to talk so much rubbish?[/p][/quote]and you call his wife an .IT ? nice man piper2011
  • Score: 0

6:40pm Sat 7 Jun 14

John Lamb says...

Madi50n wrote:
John Lamb wrote:
I was tempted to do the same to the long streak of urine in a silver helmet who cut across me from the driver's side of my car, right in front of me then overtook everything in the cycle lane on Woodstock Road while never bothering to check behind him.
He then told my wife to "F**k off out of Oxford!" whne she pointed out he should calm down a bit.
I'm sure I'll bump into him again.
Exactly what was it that made your "wife" feel like it had to say anything? That he overtook you? passed close to your hunk of metal? passed people on the provided cycle lane? Why in god's name did he need to look behind him?

I'd have told your "wife" the same if it'd been chavvy enough to shout out of a moving car window.

Seriously though, this cyclist "overtook everything" then you wife shouted at him? How did you catch up? Or is this a load of old tripe you've made up in your tiny little mind to try and make your sad little anti-cyclist point.
It?
You are much chavvier than you give yourself credit or Madi5on.
After nearly causing accident by cutting across a moving "hunk of metal" (one which the car always ends better off than the cyclist....you guys ride like you're not aware of this).
He then proceeded to ride in the cycle lane then overtake and cross the solid white line and ride recklessly into the path of lots of "hunks of metal" including mine.
Are you keeping up? Shall I carry on?
I caught up merely by the fact that this git was blocked by two buses further down Woodstock Road.
Ok now? Can you get a grasp of it now? Or is the helmet straps utting off the blood to your brain?
I related a fresh cycling story because I was annoyed at the idiot. You must understand that with all the regular vitriol and bile that pours forth from your keyboard.
You and the other numty's habit of dredging evy comment ever made by anyone on here is wearing thin.
Grow up.
[quote][p][bold]Madi50n[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Lamb[/bold] wrote: I was tempted to do the same to the long streak of urine in a silver helmet who cut across me from the driver's side of my car, right in front of me then overtook everything in the cycle lane on Woodstock Road while never bothering to check behind him. He then told my wife to "F**k off out of Oxford!" whne she pointed out he should calm down a bit. I'm sure I'll bump into him again.[/p][/quote]Exactly what was it that made your "wife" feel like it had to say anything? That he overtook you? passed close to your hunk of metal? passed people on the provided cycle lane? Why in god's name did he need to look behind him? I'd have told your "wife" the same if it'd been chavvy enough to shout out of a moving car window. Seriously though, this cyclist "overtook everything" then you wife shouted at him? How did you catch up? Or is this a load of old tripe you've made up in your tiny little mind to try and make your sad little anti-cyclist point.[/p][/quote]It? You are much chavvier than you give yourself credit or Madi5on. After nearly causing accident by cutting across a moving "hunk of metal" (one which the car always ends better off than the cyclist....you guys ride like you're not aware of this). He then proceeded to ride in the cycle lane then overtake and cross the solid white line and ride recklessly into the path of lots of "hunks of metal" including mine. Are you keeping up? Shall I carry on? I caught up merely by the fact that this git was blocked by two buses further down Woodstock Road. Ok now? Can you get a grasp of it now? Or is the helmet straps utting off the blood to your brain? I related a fresh cycling story because I was annoyed at the idiot. You must understand that with all the regular vitriol and bile that pours forth from your keyboard. You and the other numty's habit of dredging evy comment ever made by anyone on here is wearing thin. Grow up. John Lamb
  • Score: -8

6:48pm Sat 7 Jun 14

John Lamb says...

OxfordLad30 wrote:
Mr. Lamb has a habit of talking out of his backside on here. He seems to know exactly what happened in all manner of situations where he was not present.

Last month following the accident involving a fire engine on the Cowley Road he was suggesting the driver was driving irresponsibly, just because he once saw a Police driver doing so (in his opinion). Now he's assuming because he once saw a cyclist do something wrong (again in his opinion), this poor lad must have done something to provoke this attack.

Based on the fact that Mr. Lamb 1) Likes to make regular careless and unfounded comments on articles about tragic/unfortunate incidents he knows nothing about and 2) Even after I had suggested he not make such comments, stated that the fire engine must have been travelling at speed - even though photos in the media show it stopped a matter of FEET beyond a pedestrian island, I would suggest that his judgement is extremely poor and therefore his frequently-spouted opinions are simply a waste of everyone's time.
I made NO comment about the victim in this case. You have taken my comment and warped it for your own purposes. Pro-cyclist or just for a spot of flaming.
Have you EVER seen a fire engine crawl along to an emergency?
That's why they get to them in minutes and not hours.
Elemementary stuff really. I didn't need to be there. And again, I related what happened to ME and not the lady.
Spouting off about my judgement while adding 2 + 2 and coming up with 5 is funny......if you're still in high school.
I think you watch a bit too much Columbo Lad but just don't have the detective skills you think you have.
You have taken TWO comments I have made and poorly judged the crap out of them.
Grow up.
[quote][p][bold]OxfordLad30[/bold] wrote: Mr. Lamb has a habit of talking out of his backside on here. He seems to know exactly what happened in all manner of situations where he was not present. Last month following the accident involving a fire engine on the Cowley Road he was suggesting the driver was driving irresponsibly, just because he once saw a Police driver doing so (in his opinion). Now he's assuming because he once saw a cyclist do something wrong (again in his opinion), this poor lad must have done something to provoke this attack. Based on the fact that Mr. Lamb 1) Likes to make regular careless and unfounded comments on articles about tragic/unfortunate incidents he knows nothing about and 2) Even after I had suggested he not make such comments, stated that the fire engine must have been travelling at speed - even though photos in the media show it stopped a matter of FEET beyond a pedestrian island, I would suggest that his judgement is extremely poor and therefore his frequently-spouted opinions are simply a waste of everyone's time.[/p][/quote]I made NO comment about the victim in this case. You have taken my comment and warped it for your own purposes. Pro-cyclist or just for a spot of flaming. Have you EVER seen a fire engine crawl along to an emergency? That's why they get to them in minutes and not hours. Elemementary stuff really. I didn't need to be there. And again, I related what happened to ME and not the lady. Spouting off about my judgement while adding 2 + 2 and coming up with 5 is funny......if you're still in high school. I think you watch a bit too much Columbo Lad but just don't have the detective skills you think you have. You have taken TWO comments I have made and poorly judged the crap out of them. Grow up. John Lamb
  • Score: -12

10:10pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Madi50n says...

John Lamb wrote:
Madi50n wrote:
John Lamb wrote:
I was tempted to do the same to the long streak of urine in a silver helmet who cut across me from the driver's side of my car, right in front of me then overtook everything in the cycle lane on Woodstock Road while never bothering to check behind him.
He then told my wife to "F**k off out of Oxford!" whne she pointed out he should calm down a bit.
I'm sure I'll bump into him again.
Exactly what was it that made your "wife" feel like it had to say anything? That he overtook you? passed close to your hunk of metal? passed people on the provided cycle lane? Why in god's name did he need to look behind him?

I'd have told your "wife" the same if it'd been chavvy enough to shout out of a moving car window.

Seriously though, this cyclist "overtook everything" then you wife shouted at him? How did you catch up? Or is this a load of old tripe you've made up in your tiny little mind to try and make your sad little anti-cyclist point.
It?
You are much chavvier than you give yourself credit or Madi5on.
After nearly causing accident by cutting across a moving "hunk of metal" (one which the car always ends better off than the cyclist....you guys ride like you're not aware of this).
He then proceeded to ride in the cycle lane then overtake and cross the solid white line and ride recklessly into the path of lots of "hunks of metal" including mine.
Are you keeping up? Shall I carry on?
I caught up merely by the fact that this git was blocked by two buses further down Woodstock Road.
Ok now? Can you get a grasp of it now? Or is the helmet straps utting off the blood to your brain?
I related a fresh cycling story because I was annoyed at the idiot. You must understand that with all the regular vitriol and bile that pours forth from your keyboard.
You and the other numty's habit of dredging evy comment ever made by anyone on here is wearing thin.
Grow up.
Hilarious, if you'd bothered to pay attention lamby, you'd know I don't ride a bike, too many idiots in hunks of metal who think they own the road.

I'm trying to remember where on the Woodstock road in Oxford the cycle lane is on the road, I was under the impression it's all on the pavement.

Are you keeping up? Shall I carry on?

And anyone who shouts at strangers in the street is most definitely a chav.

I note you don't relate fresh stories about idiot motorists that annoy you, but that's not surprising.

I've got one for you, I saw this chav shouting at a cyclist who was mining his own business from her car the other day on the Woodstock road.

Might have made that up, much like you.
[quote][p][bold]John Lamb[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Madi50n[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Lamb[/bold] wrote: I was tempted to do the same to the long streak of urine in a silver helmet who cut across me from the driver's side of my car, right in front of me then overtook everything in the cycle lane on Woodstock Road while never bothering to check behind him. He then told my wife to "F**k off out of Oxford!" whne she pointed out he should calm down a bit. I'm sure I'll bump into him again.[/p][/quote]Exactly what was it that made your "wife" feel like it had to say anything? That he overtook you? passed close to your hunk of metal? passed people on the provided cycle lane? Why in god's name did he need to look behind him? I'd have told your "wife" the same if it'd been chavvy enough to shout out of a moving car window. Seriously though, this cyclist "overtook everything" then you wife shouted at him? How did you catch up? Or is this a load of old tripe you've made up in your tiny little mind to try and make your sad little anti-cyclist point.[/p][/quote]It? You are much chavvier than you give yourself credit or Madi5on. After nearly causing accident by cutting across a moving "hunk of metal" (one which the car always ends better off than the cyclist....you guys ride like you're not aware of this). He then proceeded to ride in the cycle lane then overtake and cross the solid white line and ride recklessly into the path of lots of "hunks of metal" including mine. Are you keeping up? Shall I carry on? I caught up merely by the fact that this git was blocked by two buses further down Woodstock Road. Ok now? Can you get a grasp of it now? Or is the helmet straps utting off the blood to your brain? I related a fresh cycling story because I was annoyed at the idiot. You must understand that with all the regular vitriol and bile that pours forth from your keyboard. You and the other numty's habit of dredging evy comment ever made by anyone on here is wearing thin. Grow up.[/p][/quote]Hilarious, if you'd bothered to pay attention lamby, you'd know I don't ride a bike, too many idiots in hunks of metal who think they own the road. I'm trying to remember where on the Woodstock road in Oxford the cycle lane is on the road, I was under the impression it's all on the pavement. Are you keeping up? Shall I carry on? And anyone who shouts at strangers in the street is most definitely a chav. I note you don't relate fresh stories about idiot motorists that annoy you, but that's not surprising. I've got one for you, I saw this chav shouting at a cyclist who was mining his own business from her car the other day on the Woodstock road. Might have made that up, much like you. Madi50n
  • Score: 4

11:07pm Sat 7 Jun 14

EMBOX2 says...

You have to love the Oxford pro and anti cyclist brigade. On no other topic would you get such vitriol from both sides.

It is both amusing and a great pity.

Sigh.
You have to love the Oxford pro and anti cyclist brigade. On no other topic would you get such vitriol from both sides. It is both amusing and a great pity. Sigh. EMBOX2
  • Score: -1

11:08pm Sat 7 Jun 14

John Lamb says...

Madi50n wrote:
John Lamb wrote:
Madi50n wrote:
John Lamb wrote:
I was tempted to do the same to the long streak of urine in a silver helmet who cut across me from the driver's side of my car, right in front of me then overtook everything in the cycle lane on Woodstock Road while never bothering to check behind him.
He then told my wife to "F**k off out of Oxford!" whne she pointed out he should calm down a bit.
I'm sure I'll bump into him again.
Exactly what was it that made your "wife" feel like it had to say anything? That he overtook you? passed close to your hunk of metal? passed people on the provided cycle lane? Why in god's name did he need to look behind him?

I'd have told your "wife" the same if it'd been chavvy enough to shout out of a moving car window.

Seriously though, this cyclist "overtook everything" then you wife shouted at him? How did you catch up? Or is this a load of old tripe you've made up in your tiny little mind to try and make your sad little anti-cyclist point.
It?
You are much chavvier than you give yourself credit or Madi5on.
After nearly causing accident by cutting across a moving "hunk of metal" (one which the car always ends better off than the cyclist....you guys ride like you're not aware of this).
He then proceeded to ride in the cycle lane then overtake and cross the solid white line and ride recklessly into the path of lots of "hunks of metal" including mine.
Are you keeping up? Shall I carry on?
I caught up merely by the fact that this git was blocked by two buses further down Woodstock Road.
Ok now? Can you get a grasp of it now? Or is the helmet straps utting off the blood to your brain?
I related a fresh cycling story because I was annoyed at the idiot. You must understand that with all the regular vitriol and bile that pours forth from your keyboard.
You and the other numty's habit of dredging evy comment ever made by anyone on here is wearing thin.
Grow up.
Hilarious, if you'd bothered to pay attention lamby, you'd know I don't ride a bike, too many idiots in hunks of metal who think they own the road.

I'm trying to remember where on the Woodstock road in Oxford the cycle lane is on the road, I was under the impression it's all on the pavement.

Are you keeping up? Shall I carry on?

And anyone who shouts at strangers in the street is most definitely a chav.

I note you don't relate fresh stories about idiot motorists that annoy you, but that's not surprising.

I've got one for you, I saw this chav shouting at a cyclist who was mining his own business from her car the other day on the Woodstock road.

Might have made that up, much like you.
You seem to think that if somoene doesn't say something which you can identify then it doesn't exist.
I'll let you drive down Woodstock Road and you can have a look at where you think all this occurred (or didn't as your overactive imagination is screaming at you). The penny will drop eventually. Possibly.
If you'd really read my comments you'd know that I have a regular rant at: bad taxi drivers, bad cyclists, bad bus drivers and everything else in between.
I am actually very pro-cyclist as I am a regular rider myself.
I just hate seeing cyclists zooming from all directions without a care for their safety or my no-claims bonus (as the damage, no matter who's at fault, will be down to MY insurance company) then mouthing off.
Also, stop presuming how MY incident panned out:
No one shouted at the cyclist (do you do this?). None of my family are chavs thank you, so please refrain from unfairly labelling my 'wife' (still not sure why you've added the apostrophe....is your partner fictious?) and you must be pretty messed up and pretty nasty to label any one 'it'.
Why do you presume anything anyone says is made up? Is it a problem you have in your life? I find a lot of people who throw accusations like this at other people are usually plagued with that particular condition...it's called projection).
So is one of life's liars accusing me of being a liar....probably.
I'm not going to carry this tit-for-tat business on as I can see from other long drawn out fights you have on here regularly, you are neurotic and very bitter.
People who use multiple accounts to sign in and back themselves up are also very annoying too.
[quote][p][bold]Madi50n[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Lamb[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Madi50n[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Lamb[/bold] wrote: I was tempted to do the same to the long streak of urine in a silver helmet who cut across me from the driver's side of my car, right in front of me then overtook everything in the cycle lane on Woodstock Road while never bothering to check behind him. He then told my wife to "F**k off out of Oxford!" whne she pointed out he should calm down a bit. I'm sure I'll bump into him again.[/p][/quote]Exactly what was it that made your "wife" feel like it had to say anything? That he overtook you? passed close to your hunk of metal? passed people on the provided cycle lane? Why in god's name did he need to look behind him? I'd have told your "wife" the same if it'd been chavvy enough to shout out of a moving car window. Seriously though, this cyclist "overtook everything" then you wife shouted at him? How did you catch up? Or is this a load of old tripe you've made up in your tiny little mind to try and make your sad little anti-cyclist point.[/p][/quote]It? You are much chavvier than you give yourself credit or Madi5on. After nearly causing accident by cutting across a moving "hunk of metal" (one which the car always ends better off than the cyclist....you guys ride like you're not aware of this). He then proceeded to ride in the cycle lane then overtake and cross the solid white line and ride recklessly into the path of lots of "hunks of metal" including mine. Are you keeping up? Shall I carry on? I caught up merely by the fact that this git was blocked by two buses further down Woodstock Road. Ok now? Can you get a grasp of it now? Or is the helmet straps utting off the blood to your brain? I related a fresh cycling story because I was annoyed at the idiot. You must understand that with all the regular vitriol and bile that pours forth from your keyboard. You and the other numty's habit of dredging evy comment ever made by anyone on here is wearing thin. Grow up.[/p][/quote]Hilarious, if you'd bothered to pay attention lamby, you'd know I don't ride a bike, too many idiots in hunks of metal who think they own the road. I'm trying to remember where on the Woodstock road in Oxford the cycle lane is on the road, I was under the impression it's all on the pavement. Are you keeping up? Shall I carry on? And anyone who shouts at strangers in the street is most definitely a chav. I note you don't relate fresh stories about idiot motorists that annoy you, but that's not surprising. I've got one for you, I saw this chav shouting at a cyclist who was mining his own business from her car the other day on the Woodstock road. Might have made that up, much like you.[/p][/quote]You seem to think that if somoene doesn't say something which you can identify then it doesn't exist. I'll let you drive down Woodstock Road and you can have a look at where you think all this occurred (or didn't as your overactive imagination is screaming at you). The penny will drop eventually. Possibly. If you'd really read my comments you'd know that I have a regular rant at: bad taxi drivers, bad cyclists, bad bus drivers and everything else in between. I am actually very pro-cyclist as I am a regular rider myself. I just hate seeing cyclists zooming from all directions without a care for their safety or my no-claims bonus (as the damage, no matter who's at fault, will be down to MY insurance company) then mouthing off. Also, stop presuming how MY incident panned out: No one shouted at the cyclist (do you do this?). None of my family are chavs thank you, so please refrain from unfairly labelling my 'wife' (still not sure why you've added the apostrophe....is your partner fictious?) and you must be pretty messed up and pretty nasty to label any one 'it'. Why do you presume anything anyone says is made up? Is it a problem you have in your life? I find a lot of people who throw accusations like this at other people are usually plagued with that particular condition...it's called projection). So is one of life's liars accusing me of being a liar....probably. I'm not going to carry this tit-for-tat business on as I can see from other long drawn out fights you have on here regularly, you are neurotic and very bitter. People who use multiple accounts to sign in and back themselves up are also very annoying too. John Lamb
  • Score: -8

1:34am Sun 8 Jun 14

The New Private Eye says...

Floflo wrote:
Wow, somebody was grabbed by the throat and then attacked by scissors - and several people use this as a reason to form a rant based on the victims choice of transport. There's some weird and obsessive people out there.
You are correct there Flo, Just read the comments from the anti-car lot regarding the 24mph speeding ticket story. It has now become a good game and a way of venting frustration for the car haters and anti-cyclos to wind each other up on here. But if you think about it, it is far better than doing it on the roads. And when you think about this story rationally, the cyclist obviously did something to the attacker previously (non cycling related) and was getting his kicking as punishment (these attacks do not just randomly happen) But if I am wrong and he was attacked just because he was a cyclist, then that has to be very worrying for all of you lot on pedal powered two wheels.
[quote][p][bold]Floflo[/bold] wrote: Wow, somebody was grabbed by the throat and then attacked by scissors - and several people use this as a reason to form a rant based on the victims choice of transport. There's some weird and obsessive people out there.[/p][/quote]You are correct there Flo, Just read the comments from the anti-car lot regarding the 24mph speeding ticket story. It has now become a good game and a way of venting frustration for the car haters and anti-cyclos to wind each other up on here. But if you think about it, it is far better than doing it on the roads. And when you think about this story rationally, the cyclist obviously did something to the attacker previously (non cycling related) and was getting his kicking as punishment (these attacks do not just randomly happen) But if I am wrong and he was attacked just because he was a cyclist, then that has to be very worrying for all of you lot on pedal powered two wheels. The New Private Eye
  • Score: -3

1:48am Sun 8 Jun 14

The New Private Eye says...

John Lamb wrote:
Madi50n wrote:
John Lamb wrote:
Madi50n wrote:
John Lamb wrote:
I was tempted to do the same to the long streak of urine in a silver helmet who cut across me from the driver's side of my car, right in front of me then overtook everything in the cycle lane on Woodstock Road while never bothering to check behind him.
He then told my wife to "F**k off out of Oxford!" whne she pointed out he should calm down a bit.
I'm sure I'll bump into him again.
Exactly what was it that made your "wife" feel like it had to say anything? That he overtook you? passed close to your hunk of metal? passed people on the provided cycle lane? Why in god's name did he need to look behind him?

I'd have told your "wife" the same if it'd been chavvy enough to shout out of a moving car window.

Seriously though, this cyclist "overtook everything" then you wife shouted at him? How did you catch up? Or is this a load of old tripe you've made up in your tiny little mind to try and make your sad little anti-cyclist point.
It?
You are much chavvier than you give yourself credit or Madi5on.
After nearly causing accident by cutting across a moving "hunk of metal" (one which the car always ends better off than the cyclist....you guys ride like you're not aware of this).
He then proceeded to ride in the cycle lane then overtake and cross the solid white line and ride recklessly into the path of lots of "hunks of metal" including mine.
Are you keeping up? Shall I carry on?
I caught up merely by the fact that this git was blocked by two buses further down Woodstock Road.
Ok now? Can you get a grasp of it now? Or is the helmet straps utting off the blood to your brain?
I related a fresh cycling story because I was annoyed at the idiot. You must understand that with all the regular vitriol and bile that pours forth from your keyboard.
You and the other numty's habit of dredging evy comment ever made by anyone on here is wearing thin.
Grow up.
Hilarious, if you'd bothered to pay attention lamby, you'd know I don't ride a bike, too many idiots in hunks of metal who think they own the road.

I'm trying to remember where on the Woodstock road in Oxford the cycle lane is on the road, I was under the impression it's all on the pavement.

Are you keeping up? Shall I carry on?

And anyone who shouts at strangers in the street is most definitely a chav.

I note you don't relate fresh stories about idiot motorists that annoy you, but that's not surprising.

I've got one for you, I saw this chav shouting at a cyclist who was mining his own business from her car the other day on the Woodstock road.

Might have made that up, much like you.
You seem to think that if somoene doesn't say something which you can identify then it doesn't exist.
I'll let you drive down Woodstock Road and you can have a look at where you think all this occurred (or didn't as your overactive imagination is screaming at you). The penny will drop eventually. Possibly.
If you'd really read my comments you'd know that I have a regular rant at: bad taxi drivers, bad cyclists, bad bus drivers and everything else in between.
I am actually very pro-cyclist as I am a regular rider myself.
I just hate seeing cyclists zooming from all directions without a care for their safety or my no-claims bonus (as the damage, no matter who's at fault, will be down to MY insurance company) then mouthing off.
Also, stop presuming how MY incident panned out:
No one shouted at the cyclist (do you do this?). None of my family are chavs thank you, so please refrain from unfairly labelling my 'wife' (still not sure why you've added the apostrophe....is your partner fictious?) and you must be pretty messed up and pretty nasty to label any one 'it'.
Why do you presume anything anyone says is made up? Is it a problem you have in your life? I find a lot of people who throw accusations like this at other people are usually plagued with that particular condition...it's called projection).
So is one of life's liars accusing me of being a liar....probably.
I'm not going to carry this tit-for-tat business on as I can see from other long drawn out fights you have on here regularly, you are neurotic and very bitter.
People who use multiple accounts to sign in and back themselves up are also very annoying too.
I was wondering that, as the anti-disabled comments on the bus story all seemed similar yet came from different accounts, and also our regular bus driver correspondent King Joke was very conspicuous by his absence of comments on that one.
[quote][p][bold]John Lamb[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Madi50n[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Lamb[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Madi50n[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Lamb[/bold] wrote: I was tempted to do the same to the long streak of urine in a silver helmet who cut across me from the driver's side of my car, right in front of me then overtook everything in the cycle lane on Woodstock Road while never bothering to check behind him. He then told my wife to "F**k off out of Oxford!" whne she pointed out he should calm down a bit. I'm sure I'll bump into him again.[/p][/quote]Exactly what was it that made your "wife" feel like it had to say anything? That he overtook you? passed close to your hunk of metal? passed people on the provided cycle lane? Why in god's name did he need to look behind him? I'd have told your "wife" the same if it'd been chavvy enough to shout out of a moving car window. Seriously though, this cyclist "overtook everything" then you wife shouted at him? How did you catch up? Or is this a load of old tripe you've made up in your tiny little mind to try and make your sad little anti-cyclist point.[/p][/quote]It? You are much chavvier than you give yourself credit or Madi5on. After nearly causing accident by cutting across a moving "hunk of metal" (one which the car always ends better off than the cyclist....you guys ride like you're not aware of this). He then proceeded to ride in the cycle lane then overtake and cross the solid white line and ride recklessly into the path of lots of "hunks of metal" including mine. Are you keeping up? Shall I carry on? I caught up merely by the fact that this git was blocked by two buses further down Woodstock Road. Ok now? Can you get a grasp of it now? Or is the helmet straps utting off the blood to your brain? I related a fresh cycling story because I was annoyed at the idiot. You must understand that with all the regular vitriol and bile that pours forth from your keyboard. You and the other numty's habit of dredging evy comment ever made by anyone on here is wearing thin. Grow up.[/p][/quote]Hilarious, if you'd bothered to pay attention lamby, you'd know I don't ride a bike, too many idiots in hunks of metal who think they own the road. I'm trying to remember where on the Woodstock road in Oxford the cycle lane is on the road, I was under the impression it's all on the pavement. Are you keeping up? Shall I carry on? And anyone who shouts at strangers in the street is most definitely a chav. I note you don't relate fresh stories about idiot motorists that annoy you, but that's not surprising. I've got one for you, I saw this chav shouting at a cyclist who was mining his own business from her car the other day on the Woodstock road. Might have made that up, much like you.[/p][/quote]You seem to think that if somoene doesn't say something which you can identify then it doesn't exist. I'll let you drive down Woodstock Road and you can have a look at where you think all this occurred (or didn't as your overactive imagination is screaming at you). The penny will drop eventually. Possibly. If you'd really read my comments you'd know that I have a regular rant at: bad taxi drivers, bad cyclists, bad bus drivers and everything else in between. I am actually very pro-cyclist as I am a regular rider myself. I just hate seeing cyclists zooming from all directions without a care for their safety or my no-claims bonus (as the damage, no matter who's at fault, will be down to MY insurance company) then mouthing off. Also, stop presuming how MY incident panned out: No one shouted at the cyclist (do you do this?). None of my family are chavs thank you, so please refrain from unfairly labelling my 'wife' (still not sure why you've added the apostrophe....is your partner fictious?) and you must be pretty messed up and pretty nasty to label any one 'it'. Why do you presume anything anyone says is made up? Is it a problem you have in your life? I find a lot of people who throw accusations like this at other people are usually plagued with that particular condition...it's called projection). So is one of life's liars accusing me of being a liar....probably. I'm not going to carry this tit-for-tat business on as I can see from other long drawn out fights you have on here regularly, you are neurotic and very bitter. People who use multiple accounts to sign in and back themselves up are also very annoying too.[/p][/quote]I was wondering that, as the anti-disabled comments on the bus story all seemed similar yet came from different accounts, and also our regular bus driver correspondent King Joke was very conspicuous by his absence of comments on that one. The New Private Eye
  • Score: -3

1:47pm Mon 9 Jun 14

OxfordLad30 says...

piper2011, I didn't call anyone's wife anything - I presume you have quoted the wrong comment.
piper2011, I didn't call anyone's wife anything - I presume you have quoted the wrong comment. OxfordLad30
  • Score: -2

2:06pm Mon 9 Jun 14

OxfordLad30 says...

John Lamb wrote:
OxfordLad30 wrote: Mr. Lamb has a habit of talking out of his backside on here. He seems to know exactly what happened in all manner of situations where he was not present. Last month following the accident involving a fire engine on the Cowley Road he was suggesting the driver was driving irresponsibly, just because he once saw a Police driver doing so (in his opinion). Now he's assuming because he once saw a cyclist do something wrong (again in his opinion), this poor lad must have done something to provoke this attack. Based on the fact that Mr. Lamb 1) Likes to make regular careless and unfounded comments on articles about tragic/unfortunate incidents he knows nothing about and 2) Even after I had suggested he not make such comments, stated that the fire engine must have been travelling at speed - even though photos in the media show it stopped a matter of FEET beyond a pedestrian island, I would suggest that his judgement is extremely poor and therefore his frequently-spouted opinions are simply a waste of everyone's time.
I made NO comment about the victim in this case. You have taken my comment and warped it for your own purposes. Pro-cyclist or just for a spot of flaming. Have you EVER seen a fire engine crawl along to an emergency? That's why they get to them in minutes and not hours. Elemementary stuff really. I didn't need to be there. And again, I related what happened to ME and not the lady. Spouting off about my judgement while adding 2 + 2 and coming up with 5 is funny......if you're still in high school. I think you watch a bit too much Columbo Lad but just don't have the detective skills you think you have. You have taken TWO comments I have made and poorly judged the crap out of them. Grow up.
You sir are simply an idiot, with extremely twisted logic.

1) The only purpose of my comment was to point out your improper comments and unconstructive approach - there has been no twisting, your comments are here for all to see. I am not flaming, nor am I pro cyclist, I just take exception to your approach.

2) Yes, I have. I was at a zebra crossing and they slowed significantly as they came through. They are trained professionals who surely don't travel from A to B at a constant speed, aside from the fact that's a physical impossibility.

3) You very much DID need to be there, in both of these cases, to KNOW what happened. Your further claiming to not need to be there, with the addition of further assumptions, only makes you look even more stupid and adds to my point.

To reiterate my original point:

You once saw a Police car being driven irresponsibly (in your opinion), therefore you believe the fire engine that hit the lady must have been traveling at great speed.

You once had an argument with a cyclist, whom you believed was at fault, therefore you believe the victim of this attack must have been doing something wrong.

In both of these cases you were NOT THERE and therefore you do not KNOW what happened. Both of these cases are the subject of a Police investigation and your wildly speculative comments on the articles are IMPROPER and do not help the victims/families.

Your reply, introducing further assumptions and childish suggestions as to my motive and background, whilst telling ME to "grow up" do not disprove the basic facts above and just make you look even more stupid.
[quote][p][bold]John Lamb[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OxfordLad30[/bold] wrote: Mr. Lamb has a habit of talking out of his backside on here. He seems to know exactly what happened in all manner of situations where he was not present. Last month following the accident involving a fire engine on the Cowley Road he was suggesting the driver was driving irresponsibly, just because he once saw a Police driver doing so (in his opinion). Now he's assuming because he once saw a cyclist do something wrong (again in his opinion), this poor lad must have done something to provoke this attack. Based on the fact that Mr. Lamb 1) Likes to make regular careless and unfounded comments on articles about tragic/unfortunate incidents he knows nothing about and 2) Even after I had suggested he not make such comments, stated that the fire engine must have been travelling at speed - even though photos in the media show it stopped a matter of FEET beyond a pedestrian island, I would suggest that his judgement is extremely poor and therefore his frequently-spouted opinions are simply a waste of everyone's time.[/p][/quote]I made NO comment about the victim in this case. You have taken my comment and warped it for your own purposes. Pro-cyclist or just for a spot of flaming. Have you EVER seen a fire engine crawl along to an emergency? That's why they get to them in minutes and not hours. Elemementary stuff really. I didn't need to be there. And again, I related what happened to ME and not the lady. Spouting off about my judgement while adding 2 + 2 and coming up with 5 is funny......if you're still in high school. I think you watch a bit too much Columbo Lad but just don't have the detective skills you think you have. You have taken TWO comments I have made and poorly judged the crap out of them. Grow up.[/p][/quote]You sir are simply an idiot, with extremely twisted logic. 1) The only purpose of my comment was to point out your improper comments and unconstructive approach - there has been no twisting, your comments are here for all to see. I am not flaming, nor am I pro cyclist, I just take exception to your approach. 2) Yes, I have. I was at a zebra crossing and they slowed significantly as they came through. They are trained professionals who surely don't travel from A to B at a constant speed, aside from the fact that's a physical impossibility. 3) You very much DID need to be there, in both of these cases, to KNOW what happened. Your further claiming to not need to be there, with the addition of further assumptions, only makes you look even more stupid and adds to my point. To reiterate my original point: You once saw a Police car being driven irresponsibly (in your opinion), therefore you believe the fire engine that hit the lady must have been traveling at great speed. You once had an argument with a cyclist, whom you believed was at fault, therefore you believe the victim of this attack must have been doing something wrong. In both of these cases you were NOT THERE and therefore you do not KNOW what happened. Both of these cases are the subject of a Police investigation and your wildly speculative comments on the articles are IMPROPER and do not help the victims/families. Your reply, introducing further assumptions and childish suggestions as to my motive and background, whilst telling ME to "grow up" do not disprove the basic facts above and just make you look even more stupid. OxfordLad30
  • Score: 6

2:41pm Mon 9 Jun 14

John Lamb says...

Please quote exactly where I said I believe that "..the victim of this attack must have been doing something wrong." and you win the whole internet.

P.S. - you cant, because I didn't.
Please quote exactly where I said I believe that "..the victim of this attack must have been doing something wrong." and you win the whole internet. P.S. - you cant, because I didn't. John Lamb
  • Score: -4

4:42pm Mon 9 Jun 14

paddy173 says...

CRIKEY-Got very confused about people shouting and ranting. I am off to read something simple like "advanced quantum physics".
At least with the roadworks in Oxford and the good weather bringing people out on their bikes the entertainment on here will be priceless :-))))
CRIKEY-Got very confused about people shouting and ranting. I am off to read something simple like "advanced quantum physics". At least with the roadworks in Oxford and the good weather bringing people out on their bikes the entertainment on here will be priceless :-)))) paddy173
  • Score: 0

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