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by Pugwash
18 Jun 2015, 2:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Canal du Midi?
Replies: 5
Views: 685

Re: Canal du Midi?

Hi, I am planning to do the Canal Du Midi a bit later in the year, but am planning to hire a bike as it will be easier than taking ours on the plane. Has anyone used any of the Cycle Hire Providers ?, if it comes to it, I can take a bike, but would prefer to hire if there is a decent place locally. ...
by Pugwash
12 May 2015, 5:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Isolated case of some justice
Replies: 22
Views: 1145

Re: Isolated case of some justice

Still a horrible mention of a Helmet and hi vis vest from the judge.

It's as if the law requires these items to make a person visible.

It's about time the CTC wrote to judges.
by Pugwash
30 Apr 2015, 12:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: An answer to potholes
Replies: 22
Views: 2188

An answer to potholes

[edit: please note, link contains 'adult' content, maybe NSFW]
http://www.fastcodesign.com/3045488/slicker-city/anonymous-activist-gets-potholes-fixed-by-drawing-giant-penises-around-them#5

Somewhat divisive but it seems to work.
by Pugwash
21 Apr 2015, 5:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: fewer motorists fined for mobile use
Replies: 47
Views: 4926

Re: fewer motorists fined for mobile use

Using a mobile, speeding and lack of seatbelt should be outsourced to a g4s or serco to enforce for a percentage of the fines ( 50 pct ? ) any speeding over a certain percentage can then be given to the police for full prosecutions. If there was a commercial incentive to enforce then I am sure peopl...
by Pugwash
30 Mar 2015, 10:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Steve abraham attempt
Replies: 517
Views: 54177

Re: Steve abraham attempt

I am incredibly saddened by this, my thoughts go out to Steve and his team of supporters.
by Pugwash
18 Sep 2014, 9:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anybody recommend a year round commuting bike?
Replies: 113
Views: 8986

Re: Can anybody recommend a year round commuting bike?

http://www.milkbikes.com/

These people will be able to sell what you are looking for ( at a price )
by Pugwash
16 Sep 2014, 2:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to find out about cycle path closures ?
Replies: 106
Views: 16395

Re: How to find out about cycle path closures ?

We appear to have a problem in Chelmsford with the local authority allowing the 'stopping up' of lots of cycle paths on a 6 month rolling basis and then applying to the DFT for an extension.

The local highways panel is now a closed shop so it is almost impossible to lobby against it.
by Pugwash
11 Sep 2014, 12:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Elbow\knee pad recommendations for a 5\6 year old
Replies: 25
Views: 2035

Re: Elbow\knee pad recommendations for a 5\6 year old

Get a balance bike, very difficult to fall off when you can just put your feet down.
by Pugwash
7 Aug 2014, 12:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: pannier laptop commuter
Replies: 12
Views: 932

Re: pannier laptop commuter

It is more the bike just falling over or something that is my concern, I need my laptop for work, the extra 500g of padding and waterproofing is well worth it for me.
by Pugwash
7 Aug 2014, 10:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: pannier laptop commuter
Replies: 12
Views: 932

Re: pannier laptop commuter

Do you really want to take the risk with your laptop ? - get a decent quality pannier with padding and waterproofing. Anything else is penny wise and pound foolish. I have a carradice bike Bureau - eye wateringly expensive, but now I would not be without it. http://www.carradice.co.uk/index.php?page...
by Pugwash
30 Jul 2014, 1:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help with choosing bike type and/or commute through London
Replies: 98
Views: 14038

Re: Help with choosing bike type and/or commute through Lond

That is a long ride to do every day, unless you want to be doing a LOT of maintainence particularly over the winter you need a reliable bike. Think marathon plus tyres, hub gears, full chain case, mud guards and dynamo lights. Also it is likely you are going to be carrying a laptop and books - get t...
by Pugwash
28 Jul 2014, 9:27am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 50 mph for lorries
Replies: 105
Views: 8280

Re: 50 mph for lorries

Does anyone have a link to the consultation ?
by Pugwash
24 Jul 2014, 1:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: So much for a Road Safety organisation
Replies: 14
Views: 2280

Re: So much for a Road Safety organisation

More than unbelievable - utterly infuriating - Poorly designed - Victim blaming - Incorrect. - Even the backtracking does not go far enough. Please do not forget the organisation concerned have taken public money to do this and appear not to have consulted anyone. Charities such as the CTC and Sustr...
by Pugwash
23 Jul 2014, 11:29am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A-hole in a van.
Replies: 52
Views: 4673

Re: A-hole in a van.

"I'm sorry mrs x, I appreciate we were a long time responding to your 999 call. Unfortunately we encountered a litterer, an illegal number plate and a pavement cyclist without pedal reflectors on the way here" I'd want police to prioritise more urgent cases over more minor ones The poster...
by Pugwash
22 Jul 2014, 2:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A-hole in a van.
Replies: 52
Views: 4673

Re: A-hole in a van.

Thankyou. You have described my sons job perfectly. He is an experienced response officer. He says it never stops. While he is dealing with one urgent situation, the radio is screaming for him to attend another. Most of the work tends to be drink related domestics. The last thing he wants to do is ...