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by nigel_s
9 Jun 2016, 12:13pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: POLL OF THE WHOLE CLUB PLEASE TAKE PART YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT
Replies: 69
Views: 41569

Re: POLL OF THE WHOLE CLUB PLEASE TAKE PART YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT

I first joined CTC nearly 40 years ago, even back then it's image seemed to be dated and associated with blokes with grey beards, sandles and large saddlebags, doesn't seem to be much different now. So, if it truly aims to be a national cycling organisation it definitely needs a change of image, if...
by nigel_s
5 Jun 2016, 6:45pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: POLL OF THE WHOLE CLUB PLEASE TAKE PART YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT
Replies: 69
Views: 41569

Re: POLL OF THE WHOLE CLUB PLEASE TAKE PART YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT

Strange fuss about nothing from previous posters. Opened the magazine; saw the poll request; logged online using the url supplied; voted; job done. The vote was IN, btw. Really, really do not understand why people are getting so worked up about either the poll or even the re-brand. Perhaps they shou...
by nigel_s
31 Oct 2010, 11:41am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle paths unsafe?
Replies: 286
Views: 14792

Re: Cycle paths unsafe?

In the unlikely event of a non-cyclist stumbling upon this thread, you lot have done a good job of putting them off cycling for keeps. The vast majority of the British public have rejected cycling as transport because they don't want to mix with motor traffic on a bike. The CTC and its acolytes larg...
by nigel_s
1 May 2010, 4:38pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling to Subsidise Car Drivers
Replies: 37
Views: 2425

Re: Cycling to Subsidise Car Drivers

"...recent studies from Bern, Switzerland, show that parking space devoted to bikes generates more business than an equal amount of space devoted to cars. A study in Munster, Germany, found that cyclists buy fewer goods on each trip but spend more overall in the course of a greater number of tr...
by nigel_s
1 Sep 2009, 6:52pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Lidl
Replies: 9
Views: 1825

Re: Lidl

Got a pair of Lidl shoes to replace my old Shimanos. Very comfortable, and feel and look the biz. At under a tenner it's got to be good value even if they don't last as long.
by nigel_s
18 Jul 2009, 6:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Some car drivers do care
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Some car drivers do care

Of course we do.
Especially when we ride bikes too.
by nigel_s
17 Jul 2009, 1:28pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should we pay road tax?
Replies: 42
Views: 2267

Re: Should we pay road tax?

Simple answer. There's no such thing as Road Tax. It was abolished in 1936. So I think that you'd have great difficulty finding someone to accept your money. Reminds me of the old Monty Python sketch where a chap was trying to buy a licence for his pet fish from the post office. He'd previously been...
by nigel_s
16 Jul 2009, 10:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Car adverts with 'Road Fund Licence'
Replies: 18
Views: 1722

Re: Car adverts with 'Road Fund Licence'

sirmy wrote:Just one small correction - roads are maintained from the grant councils receive from central government rather than through the council tax


According to the paperwork which came with the Council Tax demand, 6.2% of what I pay them this year is allocated to highway maintenance.
by nigel_s
13 Jul 2009, 8:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My first ride with SPD shoes???
Replies: 25
Views: 3022

Re: My first ride with SPD shoes???

There's an interesting post over on the Eco Velo blog about this very subject. Here's a quote: The biggest myth in bicycle riding is the need for special cycling shoes and the benefits of stiff ones. The argument in favor of Special Shoes is this: With a firm connection to the pedal, you will be abl...
by nigel_s
2 Jul 2009, 6:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: the things you come acrosswith added ingredients!
Replies: 21
Views: 1077

Re: the things you come acrosswith added ingredients!

I have the receipt... http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2410/2350438472_41159463e8_m.jpg The page from the catalogue... http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3031/2349605245_087ca84b7e_m.jpg and the bike... http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2141/2350201488_255f6f0610_m.jpg The only vehicle my father ever owned. ...
by nigel_s
22 Jun 2009, 6:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cherbourg campsite
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Cherbourg campsite

From my 2002 logbook: Camping Collignon is the one that we stayed at. It's east of the ferryport and only about 15 minutes away, so it's ideal for first/last nights. A quick look at Google suggests that it's still operating.
by nigel_s
10 Jun 2009, 1:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sustrans gripe
Replies: 47
Views: 3937

Re: Sustrans gripe

High quality Copenhagen style cycle facilities in UK are a very long way off and in my view unlikely ever to happen here within our lifetimes. .. are there enough cyclists demanding it? ... I don't think that Danish or Dutch cyclists demanded their cycling facilities. They had the same urban traffi...
by nigel_s
10 Jun 2009, 12:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sustrans gripe
Replies: 47
Views: 3937

Re: Sustrans gripe

thirdcrank wrote:nigel_s

Another post essentially saying it's better than nothing.


Yes.
by nigel_s
9 Jun 2009, 9:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sustrans gripe
Replies: 47
Views: 3937

Re: Sustrans gripe

New users will graduate to the roads eventually. Correct! I'm one of them. But that was over ten years ago. I currently help out on a local cycling scheme ( Somer Valley Wheels ) which is primarily aimed to get older people back cycling. We have a pretty fair local ex-railway cyclepath network (The...
by nigel_s
6 Jun 2009, 8:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anoraks...............
Replies: 17
Views: 703

Re: Anoraks...............

they're almost as bad as that lot that keep riding around photographing village signposts in alphabetical order 8) Bunch of lightweights, meet the professionals . I'll see your village signs and raise you the Ukrainian Bus Shelter Spotters. :!: Or the wild and wacky world of Electricity Pylons ...