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Spudrides wrote:Great news, thanks Boognoss.
In fact it was 100% ok on my commute this morning (and I expect the same tomorrow).
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I rang the local paper (Northern District Times) but before that I had written to my local MP (Matt Keane) with photos of both Epping Road and Beecroft Road (plus the video clip from you Simon (THANKS!!! ) and just about the same time the article was published in the NDT the RTA got in touch with me (as did Matt Keane) to say that Hills M2 Motorway were going to risk assess it and fix it, if necessary. I believe the video clip did much for them to see how dangerous this joint was.
I met up with another lady who also had an appalling accident at the same place - she broke a rib and punctured her lung. We would both have liked to have taken further action against M2 Hills Motorway as they KNEW about this back in January (when she had her accident - she reported it) but we needed more people who have reported this in the past to come forward .
I knew that the Epping Road ones had been done when a work colleague told me they had put tar over the gap, so I went and had a look (as I work quite close to it).
I am so glad these joints have been 'fixed' but I can honestly say I will NEVER ride my bike across those ones on Beecroft Road. The thought of what happened to me will remain for the rest of my life - and what could have been if that lady had not stopped and assisted me. My head is still numb on one side and I have been told that feeling may never come back.....
I hope this will inspire other cyslists who can make a different to the roads to write to authorities to tell them and request/demand something is done.
I still cycle but only locally, M7 and National Park. AND lastly thanks to all those who have shared and helped my cause!
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