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To think cyclists could stop littering.

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Flingingmelon Sat 01-Aug-15 11:33:11

Our village is on a popular cycling route and now it's holiday season we suddenly have verges covered in litter. But it's all specialist energy snacks and drinks. We've been in the lakes this week and it's the same.

Why can't they take it with them? confused

JennyOnTheBlocks Sat 01-Aug-15 11:34:36

because they're lazy, inconsiderate bastards

but it's not just cyclists, runners, walkers, drivers, in fact humans in general

lazy, inconsiderate bastards

Flingingmelon Sat 01-Aug-15 11:38:57

But that's the thing, I run these roads so I pick it up sometimes. It's not mars bars and costa coffee, it's the kind of stuff you only buy in sports stores. I bet they wouldn't do it at home.

SwearyGodmother Sat 01-Aug-15 11:42:09

It's not all of us - many of us take our wrappers home with us (we have fucking pockets on the back of our jerseys that are perfect for this). It's bastards rather than cyclists.

I wish everyone would stop littering. It's such a deliberate lack of respect for others and the environment and immediately puts someone in the tosser category.

HuckleberryMishMash Sat 01-Aug-15 11:46:36

I completely agree.

It pisses me off to see wrappers from those gel sachets etc. littered on the verges.

And I'm a cyclist so I'm not cyclist bashing for the sake of it.

To put it in perspective though, in my area these cycling-specific wrappers account for a small proportion of the litter on the roads.

Judging by the amount of McDonalds litter around (despite the nearest branch being five miles away) you'd be forgiven for drawing the conclusion that the type of people who eat McDonalds in their cars are more likely to be the types to throw litter out of car windows than non-McDonalds eaters or people who eat their meal in the restaurants.

JennyOnTheBlocks Sat 01-Aug-15 11:46:42

i'm a runner too

it's disgusting

those people are still lazy, inconsiderate bastards - Sweary you're right, it's the bastardness that's the first person there, not the cyclist etc

TRexingInAsda Sat 01-Aug-15 12:01:53

SOME cyclists. It pisses me off that some dog walkers don't pick up their shit. If I see a shit on the pavement or any other litter for that matter, I pick it up and put it in a bin. So although I agree that littering is bad, it's not fair to say 'cyclists' as if they all do it (or 'dog walkers' in my case, as if it's all of use). You should be more careful how you phrase stuff so as not to be inaccurate, goady etc.

Flingingmelon Sat 01-Aug-15 12:26:47

Fair enough TR, I think I should have written 'lazy, thoughtless cyclists', so the ones that don't litter will know the thread isn't about them.

YeOldeTrout Sat 01-Aug-15 12:36:18

Lazy thoughtless tourists. Who happen to be on bikes.

I would be willing to be that, if they are willing to litter when they are out cycling, they litter other times too.

When I am Queen of the World, litter louts will be condemned to live on council rubbish tips.

Pipbin Sat 01-Aug-15 12:44:13

I cannot understand why anyone drops litter at any time or means on conveyance.
You have brought your McDonalds or energy drink this far. When you have finished it why can you not take it with you? If you were able to carry it full then you can sure as shit carry it empty.
Why does anyone do it?

I remember back in the 80s, when there were few litter bins in London due to bombing, carrying a sandwich wrapper most of the length of the country as I couldn't find a bin.

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