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Cycling Fury At 'Beheading' Joke.

Hundreds of people have complained to the press watchdog about a newspaper column which they claimed encouraged the beheading of cyclists.
The Press Complaints Commission has had 200 objections to comments by The Times columnist and former MP Matthew Parris.

Rhyl Cycling Club in Denbighshire, which lost four members in a crash two years ago, accused him of being vicious and ignorant.

Mr Parris has now apologised for an article he said was meant to be funny.

In his column on 27 December, he wrote: "A festive custom we could do worse than foster would be stringing piano wire across country lanes to decapitate cyclists".


Parris and The Times editor must be held to account - if necessary, through due process of law

Roy Spilsbury, CTC Cymru

Under the headline "What's smug and deserves to be decapitated?" he wrote of cyclists' "brutish disregard for all other roa

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Added: Jan-3-2008 
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  • I dont like those cyclists who abuse the road and other users,having ridden a motorbike for yrs i will agree with these peoples veiw that this comment by mr parrish was just stupid and insensitive,he should be made to cycle into cheesewire strung across the road as a punishment[not really].

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  • I'm a cyclist. And I've seen some cyclist who behave like dumbasses on the road, but I've seen just as many motorists behave abhorently. And the motorist have a ton of steel protecting them. They cyclists have bupkiss. Both should watch out for each other.

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  • Are we scraping the barrel in putting these stories on LiveLeak? Bring back Ogrish, for God Sake!

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  • The steroids they take...means that they would just grow another one!

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  • Cycling under ideal summer conditions on roads anywhere is a risky proposition. Argue all you want about rules of the road but cycling on icy roads in the winter is suicidal.

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  • canucklehead: "Cycling under ideal summer conditions on roads anywhere is a risky proposition. Argue all you want about rules of the road but cycling on icy roads in the winter is suicidal. "
    sure is.................AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRGHHHHHHHHHH!

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