Search found 1518 matches

by francovendee
28 Sep 2020, 8:40am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: UK to Cape Town is it viable?
Replies: 35
Views: 946

Re: UK to Cape Town is it viable?

............................... but are stuck in Gambia at the moment because of Covid-19 The Gambians are stuck in Gambia as well as everybody else. The borders of Senegal are closed. Gambia is surrounded by Senegal and there's no way out and no way in. The Gambians rely on tourism for money. All ...
by francovendee
26 Sep 2020, 12:46pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Is the 2020 Giro d'alitalia on TV
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Is the 2020 Giro d'alitalia on TV

Thanks for that, I can turn the sound off and read the sub titles. It looks like S4C are showing the whole race with a highlights half hour programme in the evening.
I enjoy the TDF but in some ways prefer this race.
by francovendee
26 Sep 2020, 10:49am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Is the 2020 Giro d'alitalia on TV
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Is the 2020 Giro d'alitalia on TV

I think last year they showed highlights on Quest TV on freesat. I've just looked and it's not in their schedule this year.
Is there anywhere it is being broadcast without signing up?
by francovendee
26 Sep 2020, 9:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did you cycle to school?
Replies: 26
Views: 634

Did you cycle to school?

I lived about 4 miles from my school in NW London and took the bike most days. We had a bike/ smoking :roll: shed to leave them in. I never locked up the bike but took everything easily removable with me in a rucksack. I'd keep looking out at the weather just before home time. If it was really wet I...
by francovendee
25 Sep 2020, 9:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Buried with a bicycle.
Replies: 29
Views: 655

Re: Buried with a bicycle.

I've always said that I wanted to be buried with my beloved Mercian. Strange thought, but a bike is only a collection of components, but that frame was built for me in 1986 but has all sorts of bits added and taken away, so all that's needed is to bury me with the frame. Sell all the bits to pay fo...
by francovendee
25 Sep 2020, 9:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Primary schools cycle to school week
Replies: 15
Views: 321

Re: Primary schools cycle to school week

What a great idea.
by francovendee
25 Sep 2020, 8:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: One policeman doing his job on London trains
Replies: 44
Views: 1171

Re: One policeman doing his job on London trains

I sometimes wonder where all this aggression comes from when all that is being asked is to obey the rules. Civil disobedience has it's place but during these times it's just stupid.
by francovendee
24 Sep 2020, 8:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Brexit thread
Replies: 46
Views: 1103

Re: The Brexit thread

Remember when people who voted Remain were called remainers and accused of project fear? It's all happening. As feared. Yeah. But only because of the despicable behaviour of remainers talking the country down and the perfidious EU and their treachery. Now, where's my blue passport? The nasty EU sho...
by francovendee
21 Sep 2020, 4:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tai-chi as a tool for growing old
Replies: 53
Views: 970

Re: Tai-chi as a tool for growing old

Presumably tolerance can extend to folk with a sceptical view?
by francovendee
20 Sep 2020, 5:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tai-chi as a tool for growing old
Replies: 53
Views: 970

Re: Tai-chi as a tool for growing old

Do you really have to try it to confirm it's a lot of old tosh?
by francovendee
17 Sep 2020, 2:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Would you report your neighbours?
Replies: 59
Views: 1185

Re: Would you report your neighbours?

First Brexit and now C19. The government has scared people with C19 so much so that friends in the UK talk about nothing else. Leaving the EU with no deal may have always been the aim but with talk of nothing but how dangerous the virus is any challenge to no deal is hardly heard amidst talk of loca...
by francovendee
17 Sep 2020, 8:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Breaking International Law
Replies: 145
Views: 2449

Re: Breaking International Law

Screenshot 2020-09-16 at 18.18.18.png Jonathan Deeply depressing that despite this, the bill will be supported by Tories. Brick by brick they're taking down the edifice of norms of behaviour that underpin a civilised society. So far under Johnson: illegally suspended parliament, expelled MPs who ch...
by francovendee
17 Sep 2020, 8:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Would you report your neighbours?
Replies: 59
Views: 1185

Re: Would you report your neighbours?

Only if it was Cummings!
by francovendee
17 Sep 2020, 8:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tai-chi as a tool for growing old
Replies: 53
Views: 970

Re: Tai-chi as a tool for growing old

bogmyrtle wrote:
francovendee wrote:Heard of it, seen it done. No thanks, it's not my thing.

I might have thought that until I tried it and found the benefits

I have to fancy something before trying it, even food!
by francovendee
16 Sep 2020, 8:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Brexit thread
Replies: 46
Views: 1103

Re: The Brexit thread

Haven't you heard? We've left and it's been a huge success. :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol: