how very annoying

#1
had great mail today. first i got a letter from the plod/court because i cycled home in an inebriated state 4 months ago, the bill which is an accumulation of charges and fines lies by 400£, cheers for that.

the second letter i open is a medical deferral, just gets better and better.
not a big deal really, just a nuisance. it's because my father has Alport's syndrome. i'm not affected because it's X-chromosome linked, so basically i could only inherit it from my mother (who doesn't have the condition).
:roll:

so i'll have to do the medical AGAIN and include evidence that i do not have Alport syndrome.

it's a joke because i have to prove something they should know
 
#2
Either find an interesting way of filling up your deferral or go to your doctor/consultant/registrar etc and get a letter stating that Alport's cannot be inherited from male ancestors then appeal.

As for the fine, whose fault's that then?
 
#3
Bravo_Zulu said:
Either find an interesting way of filling up your deferral or go to your doctor/consultant/registrar etc and get a letter stating that Alport's cannot be inherited from male ancestors then appeal.
called my AFCO, they'll send me the medical forms to fill in AGAIN, and will include test results stating that i am not affected. that's what they told me to do so that's what i'll do.

hey, at least i'll have more time to get fit etc

Bravo_Zulu said:
As for the fine, whose fault's that then?
the lack of public transport and overpriced cabs? :p

mine of course.
what's annoying is that they told me i won't get a fine in december, but was banned from cycling from 12.11.08 - 11.12.08 (the letter was sent 19.12.08 :roll: so 1 week after my ban)

then they sent me a letter in january saying that i'll be charged for admin

then i recieved said 100£ bill

now suddenly another 300£ for MORE admin and a fine (changed their mind?)

just pisses me off that they can't make up their mind.
and i wish i hadn't recycled the letter saying that i won't be fined!
 
#5
Proper_Gander said:
Bravo_Zulu said:
Either find an interesting way of filling up your deferral or go to your doctor/consultant/registrar etc and get a letter stating that Alport's cannot be inherited from male ancestors then appeal.
called my AFCO, they'll send me the medical forms to fill in AGAIN, and will include test results stating that i am not affected. that's what they told me to do so that's what i'll do.

hey, at least i'll have more time to get fit etc

Bravo_Zulu said:
As for the fine, whose fault's that then?
the lack of public transport and overpriced cabs? :p

mine of course.
what's annoying is that they told me i won't get a fine in december, but was banned from cycling from 12.11.08 - 11.12.08 (the letter was sent 19.12.08 :roll: so 1 week after my ban)

then they sent me a letter in january saying that i'll be charged for admin

then i recieved said 100£ bill

now suddenly another 300£ for MORE admin and a fine (changed their mind?)

just pisses me off that they can't make up their mind.
and i wish i hadn't recycled the letter saying that i won't be fined!
Not sure they can increase it like that, seek Citizens Advice Bureau
 
#6
sorry but i acutally laughed out loud that you were banned from CYCLING! haha
 
#8
i found it hilarious myself tbh!

i was banned on the spot, as soon as i turned the corner i jumped back on the bike and cycled home, freehand. drunken bastward that i was :roll:
 
#9
haha id love to see them 'pull' you over whilst having a jolly cycle, haha best offence ever as bogtejebo said!
 
#10
banned from cycling....wah?
 
#11
Lampard, that's why you're an O2 thief

beebs said:
haha id love to see them 'pull' you over whilst having a jolly cycle, haha best offence ever as bogtejebo said!
i only just sat on the bike, they approached me because i was in a pedestrian area, they said i was a danger to the (non existent) pedestrians at 2am. they weren't, with their car though.

oh they did me for having no reflectors too!

couldn't help but shake my head when they were examining the bike like it was a tuned car, with their torches!
 
#14
Nah, you misunderstand.
I wasn't calling a wah.
I was making a shocked sound..
My bad, having read it back it's obvious how people would read that.
Sorry guys.
 
#15
ah, so what you meant was wha'? :wink:

Can_do_attitude said:
Can they ban you from cycling?!? Can't exactly check your plates or anything can they....
well they can ban you, but chances that they'll find out you're cycling anyway are very slim indeed. i didn't know i was banned until a week after my ban was lifted myself :roll:
 
#17
medman82 said:
bear in mind that being caught drunk on a push bike can also be used to ban you from driving a car......unless thats an urban myth
that's what i thought, plod told me that it's not the case
 

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