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by DaveGos
7 Nov 2019, 7:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone else getting close to 1 million miles?
Replies: 60
Views: 2022

Re: Anyone else getting close to 1 million miles?

Why so many negative posts about him. I think its something to celebrate . He is not of the GPS generation so verification would be difficult , but I am sure his club members know its genuine and he does not seem to be the type of person to exaggerate . In his younger day he was fast so probably mos...
by DaveGos
6 Nov 2019, 1:11am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle space on trains
Replies: 33
Views: 1226

Re: Cycle space on trains

In my area Shropshire its generally multiple units with one that had a toilet and disabled access etc in one carriage, where you are supposed to store bikes though it does not always say so. I find no issue if I get on at the starting point of the train , but after that its pot luck particularly as ...
by DaveGos
8 Oct 2019, 1:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Found - Twenty Quid
Replies: 91
Views: 3544

Re: Found - Twenty Quid

I also found a £20 note in a hedge around xmas after go for a leak . It was at the entrance to a rural small industrial estate
by DaveGos
20 Sep 2019, 4:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The worst place in the UK for cycling?
Replies: 88
Views: 3537

Re: The worst place in the UK for cycling?

Well, my nomination, back in 2011, was Telford. Funnily enough I went through there a couple of weeks back on a cycle tour. Don't know what it's like as a whole but I followed the Silkin way and NCN85. Have to say that it was very pleasant. Used a perfectly adequately surfaced old railway line to g...
by DaveGos
14 Sep 2019, 5:24pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Parking on cycle lanes
Replies: 16
Views: 1175

Re: Parking on cycle lanes

although government doesn't seem keen to ticket it without double-yellow lines too. Enforcement is another issue though, and like the mobile phone while driving thing, it’s not good changing the rules if the existing ones aren’t going to be enforced. So we should make driving while using a phone , ...
by DaveGos
11 Sep 2019, 4:29pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A cyclist and real justice
Replies: 27
Views: 1352

Re: A cyclist and real justice

Personally I am not so interested in prison sentences , though he deserves it , they are expensive and do little good . Its the ban that gets me. It should be a life ban in these situations not 18 months , driving is not a human right . If you cannot control yourself it should be a life ban , after ...
by DaveGos
10 Sep 2019, 12:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Not all cyclists are perfect! (head butt pedestrian)
Replies: 34
Views: 1443

Re: Not all cyclists are perfect!

Should make him wear a helmet then he could not of head butted the man
by DaveGos
10 Sep 2019, 11:55am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Parking on cycle lanes
Replies: 16
Views: 1175

Parking on cycle lanes

"While a proposed ban on pavement parking has proved a mostly popular suggestion, Cycling UK highlight that beneath this, new rules were quietly brought in recently that allows parking in cycle lanes marked with solid white lines. Cycling UK say: "This change, made without notifying counci...
by DaveGos
31 Aug 2019, 5:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Proposal to ban petrol and diesel cars from Scottish cities
Replies: 54
Views: 2229

Re: Proposal to ban petrol and diesel cars from Scottish cities

Just wished we had a clear country wide co-ordinated policy , I live in Shropshire , the council are saying they are going carbon free but at the same time they have reduced park and ride There are no plans for the only railway line to be electrified. They want to build far more houses and industria...
by DaveGos
30 Aug 2019, 12:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bells on bikes
Replies: 126
Views: 5675

Re: Bells on bikes

I just say "bicycle" in a friendly manner before passing and then thankyou as I pass them , simples
by DaveGos
30 Aug 2019, 11:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle Parking at Brands Hatch?
Replies: 4
Views: 572

Re: Cycle Parking at Brands Hatch?

I think in these situations you just have to improvise , cheap bike and 2 locks and a very public place to lock the bike. Normally ok as no professional bike thieves . I have been I reckon the only one to cycle to a V festival Weston Park . Was home in 30 mins and I regularly cycle to Wimbeldon tenn...
by DaveGos
27 Aug 2019, 10:26am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bells on bikes
Replies: 126
Views: 5675

Re: Bells on bikes

If you are riding tandem this may be a good solution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwaXjtRybhI
by DaveGos
23 Aug 2019, 11:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Burglary for car keys when you dont have a car
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Burglary for car keys when you dont have a car

Met up with an old cycling friend. He had recently been broken into . He lets his neighbour park a BMW on his drive , He got broken into the police said they were after the car keys
by DaveGos
16 Aug 2019, 12:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A noob asks... what is the point of toe clips for a commute?
Replies: 52
Views: 3184

Re: A noob asks... what is the point of toe clips for a commute?

I use half and half pedals ( one side plain the other with SPD) gives me the option . I ride to tennis in tennis shoes , cant be bothered with a second set of shoes . Yesterday did 40 miles in tennis shoes and no clips. Only noticed it on hills where I tend to get out of the saddle and missed the su...
by DaveGos
8 Jul 2019, 1:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why do drivers think this acceptable?
Replies: 60
Views: 9484

Re: Why do drivers think this acceptable?

Had an interesting one this weekend on a trip to London I cycled up the lane marked for cycles to the advanced stop / bike area. Most of the area was occupied by a taxi pointing slightly to the left . I was there on inside a little behind . We were stopped there about a minute . I was thinking of ta...