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RE: [greenwichcyclists] Of cyclists, black cabs, baseball bats and morbid obesity

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  • david baker
    Hi Francis I am equally concerned if it was you, I hope they apprehend this miscreant, he gives all of us a bad name. Thanks David
    Message 1 of 5 , Jun 20, 2013
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      Hi Francis
      I am equally concerned if it was you, I hope they apprehend this miscreant, he gives all of us a bad name. 

      Thanks

        David

       
      > To: greenwichcyclists@yahoogroups.com
      > From: francis@...
      > Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 10:01:21 +0100
      > Subject: Re: [greenwichcyclists] Of cyclists, black cabs, baseball bats and morbid obesity
      >
      > David
      >
      > It was I and not Stephen who reported the incidents with black cab drivers.
      >
      > Nothing will come of my own encounter, earlier in the day, as I didn't get the cab number. As for the baseball bat threat in Upper Wimpole Street, this is now the subject of a police investigation, so we'll take it from there.
      >
      > Francis
      >
      > On 19 Jun 13, at 22:50, david baker <taxi105@...> wrote:
      >
      > >
      > > Hi Steven
      > > I am very sorry to hear of your altercation with a black cab driver, as you know I have proudly driven a black cab since 1967
      > > also I am a cyclist who if I can sometimes ride with the Greenwich group I do and enjoy their company, charming people they are.
      > > I am somewhat sceptical that the individual in question was a licenced london cabby, TFL have recently been carrying out a
      > > stop campaign on all cabs including black cabs and have detained many drivers who are not licenced and driving old black taxis, this person is undoubtedly one of these, If I have your permission I would like to inform the LTDA licenced London Taxi drivers association of your experience and hope they can take it up with TFL, this type of behaviour is totally unexceptable. I now have a camera in my cab for just such occasions and will be getting one on my helmet when cycling, did anyone obtain evidence of the incident if they did, they should forward it to the taxis and private hire section at TFL.
      > > Thanks
      > >
      > > David Baker
      >
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      > Dr Francis Sedgemore
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      > website: sedgemore.com
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