race sabotage

i know its a cycling race but......

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17/05/2009 at 12:41
Just seen on the news that the Caledonian etape in pitlochry has been held up 'cos some f**cking idiot(s) have spread carpet tacks on the roads in protest about the road closures for the event........... makes me angry- hope the tacks puncture their car tyres too- sorry for anyone taking part.  How long before someone tries the same thing for a  big city marathon?- I bet the road closures for london inconvenience a far larger group of people!
Edited: 17/05/2009 at 14:05
17/05/2009 at 14:21

Probably chav scum.

My mate is doing the race-hope he is ok.

Did the first Grand Union Canal 1/2M a few years ago and some morons stole all the water from one of the water stations-unf*ckingbelievable!

17/05/2009 at 14:21


It's an out of proportion response, but I imagine that you're far more shafted in Pitlochry if the roads are closed than you are in London...

17/05/2009 at 14:23
They should be made to marshall races instead of community service.
17/05/2009 at 14:25
...and replace everyone tubes at their own expense
Kryten    pirate
17/05/2009 at 14:28
No - they should be flayed alive.
Kryten    pirate
17/05/2009 at 14:30

..and then impaled on a rusty spike...

...and then something really nasty!

17/05/2009 at 14:37

sounds like a fate worse than a fate worse than death.

How about cleaning the portaloos out after the VLM or GNR?

17/05/2009 at 14:39

Linky linkety link

... and then after that they should be shot. And survivors shot again!

Three hours of road closure one day a year doesn't seem excessive to me.

17/05/2009 at 14:52
They certainly deserve a damn good kicking for starters!
Suffolk Punch    pirate
17/05/2009 at 15:29
Bring back the stocks!
17/05/2009 at 19:10


Doesn't seem excessive to me, either (3 hours' road closures), but people do tend to get awfully hot under the collar about these things.  I grew up in Reading and, despite being pretty much blocked in by the half marathon every year, it never bothered me at all; the festival causes far more disruption than the road race!  However, there was usually at least one Moaning Myrtle writing into the local rag, and we get the same thing in Bristol when they close the Portway for road races.

cougie    pirate
17/05/2009 at 20:55
This event brings lots of money into the area for the weekend - you would think that people could cope with the road closure for the good of their community. Be good if the police find the nob that did it.
And shoot them. I think thats fair.
18/05/2009 at 00:27
Agreed. More execution ammunition for the police.
18/05/2009 at 07:37
 It happens and road closures for road races arent half as bad as some other reasons for road closures. Its far worse when the council closes roads for 4-6months to repair about 200metres of road. We have an event called Thundersprint in my town where the whole place is full of bikers and the traffic is a nightmare and most of the roads in the town centre are shut but we didnt go round letting everyones tyres down etc and that was a whole weekend!!
seren nos    pirate
18/05/2009 at 08:16
3000 cyclists and there families there.........a lot staying overnight probably and they say the road closure for 3 hours effects tourism..............I expect their antics have done that nicely.............I'm just glad no-one got hurt............its unbelievable how stupid some people can be
Farnie    pirate
18/05/2009 at 08:34

"Peter Hounam, a member of the Anti Closed Road Event group and local businessman distanced himself from the sabotage but called for the race to be held on open roads because it impeded churchgoers"

not a very Christian way to act.... (orwhichever churchgoers were impeded)

and I didn't realise its for Macmillan,  

Farnie    pirate
18/05/2009 at 08:42

ACRE's Manefesto

although they have distanced themselves from any direct action...

18/05/2009 at 08:49

They may have distanced themselves from the direct action, but that sounds a bit hollow when they've got this in their manifesto:

"People will not stand idly by if road closures... ...are imposed on this community..."

(My italics)

Kryten    pirate
18/05/2009 at 08:50
These are LOCAL roads for LOCAL people.
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