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    MarcelloM wrote:
    What was the cyclist doing in the road? Isn't there a cycle path there? Does he pay road tax and did he have a helmet, lights and bell? Cyclists are a menace to society. No better than those pesky skateboarders!
    ALL cyclists are entitled, and EXPECTED to use the roads, due to the abysmal lack of continuous cycle tracks that actually join up.

    Too many don`t, as on the corner of London Rd/Avenue Rd, where it just goes around the corner and stops abruptly. Or the bridge between Hamlet Rd, and Clifftown Rd.

    And many cyclist drive and do therefore pay road tax, why should they pay twice.

    And it isn`t just cyclists who can be a menace to society, many car drivers are too, l have twice had an idiotic, unthinking driver just open the car door as l was passing. Luckilly it was once by WHSmith which is quiet, and once on a Sunday, along the London Rd in Leigh, but there are equal numbers of bad drivers in both camps."
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UPDATED: Cyclist injured after bus collision on Thorpe Esplanade

First published in News
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A BICYCLE rider has been injured after being involved in a crash with a bus in Thorpe Bay.

Paramedics were called out at 10.45am to the incident which happened on Thorpe Esplanade at the junction with Thorpe Hall Avenue.

The incident happened after a bus and cyclist collided.

Treatment was given to the male bike rider at the scene with a police spokeswoman saying his injuries are thought "not to be serious".

Slight delays are being caused in the area as the bus is blocking part of the road heading towards Southend town centre.

The bus was removed from the scene at 12noon but police kept the road was partially shut off at the junction with Burges Terrace while investigations were carried out.

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