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by jgurney
16 Oct 2019, 9:42am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Review of Highways Act 1835
Replies: 37
Views: 4111

Re: Review of Highways Act 1835

Also another issue is... 'mechanically propelled' I ask this question too, isnt a bycle mechannical? it has moving parts etc? Mechanically propelled means with an artificial power source such as an electric battery or a heat engine (steam, petrol, Diesel, etc), as opposed to muscle power (human or ...
by jgurney
16 Oct 2019, 9:10am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Review of Highways Act 1835
Replies: 37
Views: 4111

Re: Review of Highways Act 1835

I am having difficulty getting my head around the rules on riding on 'pavements' or 'footpaths', the highway code states and i quote: “You must not cycle on a pavement .” The offence of riding a bike on the pavement is punishable by an on-the-spot fine, a fixed penalty notice of £30. This is charge...
by jgurney
15 Oct 2019, 11:04pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Trustee elections 2019 - deadline for applications extended
Replies: 13
Views: 2280

Re: Trustee elections 2019 - deadline for applications extended

"Behavioural Change" was a bit new to me, it sounds very much like "re-education" and very sinister Quite. I've just had a read of the candidates addresses in my voting paper, and seeing phrases like "managing large scale behaviour change programmes" immediately had me...
by jgurney
3 Oct 2019, 9:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Aislaby (near Whitby) day rides & cafes
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: Aislaby (near Whitby) day rides & cafes

You can't go far North or East from there, so the choice is fairly limited. As long as you don't mind hills, I'd suggest: - Aislaby - Egton Bridge - Rosedale Abbey - Castleton - Glaisdale - Aislaby. - Aislaby - Egton Bridge - Stape - Newton-on-Rawcliffe - Levisham - Sleights - Aislaby (this involves...
by jgurney
25 Sep 2019, 1:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20127
Views: 495018

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

My understanding has always been that the monarch does the bidding of the elected government acting within the law, but has the theoretical duty to prevent that government acting in an authoritarian way. In very extreme circumstances the Queen must be ready to say No to the PM and dissolve the gove...
by jgurney
16 Sep 2019, 10:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: School Run
Replies: 78
Views: 2507

Re: School Run

Some if the things I suggested included getting Police to attend on a couple of occasions, including warnings about dangerous/illegal parking Probably effective, but requires the cooperation of the Police. with any existing communications to parents, Which problem parents do not read or heed. send ...
by jgurney
16 Sep 2019, 10:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20127
Views: 495018

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

the Lib Dems are arguing .. that cancelling Brexit would “resolve the issue” and allow British politics to move on and focus on other things. This is silly, No-one else seems to have come up with anything which seems to me more likely to get any closer to any resolution. 3 years ago 48% wanted that...
by jgurney
16 Sep 2019, 10:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: School Run
Replies: 78
Views: 2507

Re: School Run

Psamathe wrote: do the trivial things needed to sort it out


What are these trivial things?
by jgurney
16 Sep 2019, 9:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20127
Views: 495018

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Yeah - they'd sooner sit on their backsides , smoking Embassy Regal, drinking Stella and watching daytime TV than go out to work.Anyone who's read a few editions of Viz comic knows how folk in the North East live. :wink: I think there was a genuine issue, in towns like Redcar, of some young men hav...
by jgurney
16 Sep 2019, 9:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: School Run
Replies: 78
Views: 2507

Re: School Run

The school has a degree of responsibility for issues it causes. It has inadequate facilities for the number of people it has collecting kids.So ... it needs to address those issues or to provide adequate facilities (legal parking, off-road) such that it does not cause a public nuisance. Many school...
by jgurney
16 Sep 2019, 8:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20127
Views: 495018

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

If someone can move from Tallinn to Surfleet for work then someone could also move there from Redcar to take the job. You have a family in Redcar. Your children are in school Quite. Most EU migrant workers going to Lincs. were young and single. Many of Redcar's unemployed are mature people with fam...
by jgurney
9 Sep 2019, 12:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dogs on Wheels
Replies: 20
Views: 753

Re: Dogs on Wheels

What is the general experience, actually, of dogs in cycle trailers, more widely? Mine is limited to an occasion when a spaniel jumped on board my empty cargo trailer as I rode through a park. I didn't realise what had happened at first, thinking I had just hit a bump, then heard the shouts of the ...
by jgurney
1 Sep 2019, 8:44pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Theft from campsites
Replies: 32
Views: 1593

Re: Theft from campsites

phil parker wrote:a group of us had our tents ransacked, but nothing was stolen!


Was it an all-male group? I once came back to signs that someone had been in my tent, pulled my clothes about and not taken anything. It turned out that a pervert had raided several tents taking only women's underwear.
by jgurney
23 Aug 2019, 5:59pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: MPs say people will have to get out of their cars
Replies: 48
Views: 2225

Re: MPs say people will have to get out of their cars

the MP select group did say the public should get out of their cars. Irresponsibly the MPs did not put forward a realistic alternative for the public to use. We don't need MP's to tell us about it, just to make it work. We might well not need MPs to tell us what to do but we do need government to p...
by jgurney
23 Aug 2019, 11:24am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: MPs say people will have to get out of their cars
Replies: 48
Views: 2225

Re: MPs say people will have to get out of their cars

the MP select group did say the public should get out of their cars. Irresponsibly the MPs did not put forward a realistic alternative for the public to use. Those of us who don't own cars already know what the alternatives are, we use them all the time. Motorists don't have to look far. We don't n...