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by Chiz
4 Aug 2016, 1:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Sport Magazine closes.
Replies: 13
Views: 3148

Re: Cycle Sport Magazine closes.

When Cycling Active first launched it was aimed at beginners and 'more relaxed' cyclists. I remember reading a few articles about mountain bikes and hybrids as well as seeing suggested rides that were only suitable for MTB/Hybrid bikes. Since the 'new look' came in they openly admitted (in the edito...
by Chiz
1 Feb 2016, 12:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Main roads that don't allow cycling
Replies: 51
Views: 5792

Re: Main roads that don't allow cycling

Banning cycling on an old road can produce the effect you describe, with no viable alternative. That needs sorting. The A449, which I mentioned earlier, is a newish dual carriageway, and cyclists can simply use the old roads (lanes) which still remain but have little traffic. No real inconvenience....
by Chiz
1 Feb 2016, 11:24am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Main roads that don't allow cycling
Replies: 51
Views: 5792

Re: Main roads that don't allow cycling

For me, cyclists being prohibited from any particular road will only be acceptable when a practical alternative is offered. By that I mean quite literally a segregated cycle/pedestrian route running alongside the road in question. It may not sound pleasant cycling alongside what is essentially a mot...
by Chiz
1 Feb 2016, 3:18am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Main roads that don't allow cycling
Replies: 51
Views: 5792

Re: Main roads that don't allow cycling

There's a stretch of the A19 from Wynyard to beyond Thornaby that is 'cyclists prohibited', this came about after a cyclist was killed by a lorry on that particular stretch. Banning cyclists instead of addressing the real problem was the cause of some discussion at the time but the was no real oppos...
by Chiz
29 Jan 2016, 12:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Commuting - best lock for awkward fixing points?
Replies: 16
Views: 1078

Re: Commuting - best lock for awkward fixing points?

heavy chain with heavy padlock, often sold for motorbikes. Or make your own if you can find a few feet of very heavy chain, large hosepipe to cover it, massive lock. .... Second this, there's a lot of reasonably good ones within your £65 budget, various lengths available too. That said, you mention...
by Chiz
21 Jan 2016, 12:52am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Recommend (or sell!) me a touring frame (disc 700c)
Replies: 27
Views: 2098

Re: Recommend (or sell!) me a touring frame (disc 700c)

Any use? £399 is their SRP, I'm fairly confident a Genesis dealer will do you a deal. Worth pointing out I have two Genesis bikes so might be a little bit biased.

http://www.genesisbikes.co.uk/bikes/adv ... 5-frameset
by Chiz
20 Jan 2016, 12:00pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Part of the look?!
Replies: 67
Views: 2481

Re: Part of the look?!

... I know a few unhelmetted events but of course they are southern England and I'm not sure how far you want to travel. I could post/repost ones I know about to the events board on this forum if it would help - would it? Thank you, I really appreciate the offer, it is a little bit out of the way f...
by Chiz
20 Jan 2016, 12:37am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Part of the look?!
Replies: 67
Views: 2481

Re: Part of the look?!

I think that's the only option for me, it's no great loss for either party Understandable. In general terms could the following be useful or similar worded motions? CTC AGM motion The AGM requests the CTC to ask its legal advisors to provide a document that can be used to support individuals who pr...
by Chiz
19 Jan 2016, 12:10am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Part of the look?!
Replies: 67
Views: 2481

Re: Part of the look?!

Graham wrote:Chiz : you need to find a different group. You are a heretic. No amount of rational argument, research papers, whatever will change their beliefs. Why bother ?


I think that's the only option for me, it's no great loss for either party.
by Chiz
18 Jan 2016, 11:45am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Part of the look?!
Replies: 67
Views: 2481

Re: Part of the look?!

I speak from experience when I say that this will just get under your skin and reduce your enjoyment of rides. It's already under my skin, the initial 'disagreement' and how quickly it escalated has really irritated me. Combined with the less hostile (but equally unhelpful) comments from other club...
by Chiz
18 Jan 2016, 11:18am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Part of the look?!
Replies: 67
Views: 2481

Re: Part of the look?!

Possibly put a motion to the CTC AGM naming the club and asking that the CTC approaches them seeking discussions and changes in their rules. 1. is the club in the opening post a CTC group or affiliate? 2. even if so, would CTC do anything? I've seen several CTC affiliates with "no helmet no ri...
by Chiz
18 Jan 2016, 12:30am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Part of the look?!
Replies: 67
Views: 2481

Re: Part of the look?!

This has been an amazing thread. It has tackled helmets full-on. Whether or not helmets are useful, at least this thread recognises that there is a huge amount of social and personal psychology involved with them, whatever one's final decision. I only posted because I needed my faith in the wider c...
by Chiz
17 Jan 2016, 11:39am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Part of the look?!
Replies: 67
Views: 2481

Re: Part of the look?!

Does the club have a precise policy regarding the issue? I would be tempted to carry on and just ride without a helmet but respect riders regardless of helmet use or not. http://www.ctc.org.uk/campaigning/views-and-briefings/cycle-helmets ◾Individuals should be free to make their own decisions abou...
by Chiz
17 Jan 2016, 12:44am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Part of the look?!
Replies: 67
Views: 2481

Re: Part of the look?!

I'm going to take a look around, I'll try not to hold anything against the club, they have their own way of doing things, as do I. It would only be fair to the club to drop a note to their Chairman informing him/her that you were leaving due to the ill manners of a member in regard to helmet wearin...
by Chiz
15 Jan 2016, 11:16pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Part of the look?!
Replies: 67
Views: 2481

Re: Part of the look?!

It could be time for an amicable separation on grounds of incompatibility. Yep. South Shields is in a very populated area. It's only ten miles from Newcastle and closer to Sunderland. There must be a better group for you, or a latent demand for one which you could help start. I think NewCycling do ...