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Author:  Tony.T [ Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:52 pm ]
Post subject:  A nice walk ruined...

This afternoon my wife, myself and our Spaniel went for a walk at our local nature reserve which is about 400yds from us.
As it's convenient we go there most days-plus due to its elevation the views are wonderful, especially late in the day when the sun is dipping.
But this afternoon it was ruined. Why? A group of knuckledraggers (male and female, late teens to 30's) decided it would be a good wheeze to race an off-road unregistered 2-stroke bike around the place- on footpaths and the grassy areas.

I may have normally shrugged my shoulders and moved on- but they were riding the bike aggressively and intimidating people and their dogs. An accident waiting to happen as well as a group of 6-7 people who weren't 'social distancing' They saw me video them and they were a bit put out shall we say. Of course we had to walk near to them :wink: to get back home. Needless to say one of the mouthy ones approached me and asked what I was doing- more to the point I asked why they thought it was acceptable to ride around on a nature reserve, frightening people (Yes I know- it's a large area and is a popular place to walk dogs- so there was about 4 others there with dogs- all at least 50yds away) As I was talking to him the arse on the bike rode down the surfaced path that I was standing on and rode so close I could smell his BO. And his wasn't riding slowly. I wasn't happy. We managed to walk off as another dog walker went to have words. My parting shot was I've got it all on video and the police will have it soon. We got to the car, locked the doors and I phoned 999 as we moved off, meanwhile mouthy are was banging his fist on the door- Dickhead- we have an X-trail so would barely have felt the bump if we hit him (shame we didn't have old Pajero complete with honourable battle damage)
Anyone the police operator was very interested and has passed it on. I was verbally threatened and we felt that physical violence wasn't far away.

We're safely home- had a medicinal scotch and I've e-mailed Bodmin and Cornwall councils. The Beacon is one of there 'special places'

I can't help that think that low-lifes don't think that Covid -19 won't affect them. We keep ourselves to ourselves and when we go out we wear face masks and surgical gloves- so who may come out of this better? Karma..

ps if anyone wants to see the video I can dropbox it to you- let me have an email address or I can whatsapp it.

Author:  Boundah [ Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A nice walk ruined...

That's just awful Tony and simply unacceptable behaviour in this current climate.

Let us know how it goes with the rozzers. :salut:

I must say, we live on the edge of town with loads of green space to walk around and everyone has been exemplary in their distancing so far.

Author:  D P Dance [ Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A nice walk ruined...

Were they from an oppressed ethnic minority known for their high quality clothes pegs and lucky white heather?

I so, I fear that the Police will be reluctant to intervene.

Author:  Tony.T [ Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A nice walk ruined...

Boundah wrote:
That's just awful Tony and simply unacceptable behaviour in this current climate.

Let us know how it goes with the rozzers. :salut:

I must say, we live on the edge of town with loads of green space to walk around and everyone has been exemplary in their distancing so far.


Sadly nothing as yet from the rozzers. They seem to be busy stopping cars to ask the drivers and occupants what they are doing. Like you we live on the edge and if my arthritic ankle was up to it we could walk up a steep footpath opposite our house to get to the Beacon. It's getting better from it's recent flare up so we'll get back to the path. The decent people we see up there are very responsible so a delight to be there.

Author:  Tony.T [ Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A nice walk ruined...

D P Dance wrote:
Were they from an oppressed ethnic minority known for their high quality clothes pegs and lucky white heather?

I so, I fear that the Police will be reluctant to intervene.



Know where you're coming from DP. No they weren't 'Fast Talkers' as we used to call them. Just idiot knuckleheads who don't think any of this will affect them!

Author:  Tony.T [ Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A nice walk ruined...

A quick follow up

The Police and press were all over this in the local news website yesterday and are appealing for more information. It would appear I wasn't the only person to flag this up.

A bit earlier we went up there for our allowed exercise and our young dog thoroughly enjoyed himself. Many other dog walkers as well- all respectfully socially distancing. :mrgreen:

So the Ar#eholes who were ruining it for so many people are being hunted... we all know it won't come to anything but if they keep away then it's a result.

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