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Sunday Chaos in Brighton

On 20 Jun 2011 at 6:18pm Boadicea wrote:
Has anyone any comments on the complete chaos which local residents faced in Brighton on Sonday (roads blocked, lack of signage and information) during the cycle run? I'm not getting at the cyclists. Their marshals generally seem well organised.
On 20 Jun 2011 at 7:21pm Mr Forks wrote:
No, none whatsoever, couldn't care
On 20 Jun 2011 at 9:11pm MC wrote:
Cyclists in Barcombe were a bit arrogant this weekend. Seemed to think they owned the road. Got really shirty with people dropping their kids off in the high street for cricket and others using the roundabout. The marshals seemed to think they owned the road, stopping dead along Spithurst Road with no thought of indicating intentions to others behind them. I'm a bit perplexed that a cycle race through the village is considered OK when racing anything else on the roads isn't. I don't think this was the London to Brighton though (not unless they'd got lost).
On 20 Jun 2011 at 10:13pm Boadicea wrote:
Never mind, Mr Forks. Just you go back to sleep and dream of bonfire.
MC - I'm surprised they even invaded Barcombe. Every year the cycle race in Brighton causes untold annoyance to Brightonians, who can't seem to find a bit of road which allows them to go where they need to go. This year, I am told, it was worse than ever.
On 20 Jun 2011 at 10:22pm Jaw Dee wrote:
Lack of signage? There were signs everywhere. What's actually annoying is the fact many of the signs are still up stating roads are closed. Remind me not to be on the road the same time as you please.
ps. Bravo to all the cyclists working so damn hard to earn sponsorship for such a good cause. My hat goes off to them.
To the moaners that couldn't drive so easily to the corner shop for their News of the world. "Tough sh1t"
On 21 Jun 2011 at 8:51am Boadicea wrote:
Jaw Dee. I was not in Brighton, but have heard from many people who were. There were signs, but not everywhere they should have been, and people who wanted to cross from one side of Brighton to another found themselves unable, for example, to get to church. Now I realise that wouldn't cut any ice with you. You must let me know when you are on the road, because your obvious lack of consideration must reflect your own driving skills.
On 21 Jun 2011 at 9:17am 'ere be monsters wrote:
Why has it come as a shock? It's not as if there wasn't enough notice. Why are you making such a fuss over the moanings of a few Brightonians that can't organise themselves to assist thousands, raising millions for a charity that they may well need the services of if they get stressed out so easily? Also why do you think we would be bothered?
On 21 Jun 2011 at 9:38am Grrr wrote:
EBM, I think you're missing the point. The original poster wasn't complaining about the event itself per se, but rather the lack of organisation with regards to signage of road closures etc.
I don't think anyone would deny that it was for a worthwhile cause and should be applauded, but maybe the organisers could highlight the diversions and road closures a bit better (not everyone knows the route of the cycle race off by heart).
As to why you (by 'you' I assume your speaking for everyone on this forum?) would be bothered, it's a local race in the local area that could quite easily affect locals (it affected me for instance, and I live in Lewes and use this forum).
I hope that clears things up.
On 21 Jun 2011 at 9:43am Boadicea wrote:
Thank you, Grrr. You explained it much better than I could.
On 21 Jun 2011 at 11:55am Tobyl wrote:
There were two events on sunday, the event in Barcombe was a road race (think tour de france on a smaller scale)that starts in Newick and does about 5 laps through Barcombe. The other event is a ride (not a race) from London to Brighton. They are completely seperate, the race has maybe 70 riders and the london to Brighton maybe 40,000.
On 21 Jun 2011 at 12:26pm 'ere be monsters wrote:
The point is Grrr, there were signs up and loads of them. I saw them every day for weeks before. Not sure why some people can't organise themselves and have to have their hand held for them all the time.
On 22 Jun 2011 at 7:40pm black sabbath wrote:
One of the problems on Sunday was that some busses were not running e.g. no.5 to Hollingbury. I picked up a girl hitch hiking, who was soaked from rain, and had waited for a bus for 40 mins at the top of Ditchling Road, however when we turned down into Hollingdean to rejoin Lewes Road we soon found the road closed under the bridge. We then had to negotiate through Hollingdean estate and then back down to Patcham to be able to get back to the A27 to Lewes, an extra 7 miles! I could not understand why the cyclists are funnelled onto Coldean Lane, why don`t they come down through Stanmer Park and onto the A270 cycle lane?

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