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    paulthehair wrote:
    I drive along this road at least 4 times a day and I get fed up of having to follow a cyclist all the way to Shoebury when he should be in the cycle lane. When will this people learn? Millions was spent on the lane so use it before someone gets killed.
    WHAT road are you talking about? And WHAT cycle tracks?

    There AREN`T that many. Apart from Prittlebrook, the seafront and the track along Victoria Ave past the old library there aren`t any.

    And some car drivers are far too cautious when behind a cyclist.

    l too get fed up when one is tailing me and there is plenty of space to pass, no one has to follow a cyclist for any length of time, l often give them a wave along, ie an indication to overtake me, and they almost always do."
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UPDATED: Cyclist injured after bus collision on Thorpe Esplanade

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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