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by teamonster
5 Aug 2020, 8:08am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Training for Lorry Drivers around Cyclists
Replies: 17
Views: 1082

Re: Training for Lorry Drivers around Cyclists

There's SUD (Safe Urban Driving ) courses, which are accredited towards a drivers CPC. I would have thought any company operating freight vehicles ought to be aware of this. There are a number of suppliers and they have to be accredited https://www.fleetsource.co.uk/training-for-drivers/safe-urban-d...
by teamonster
29 Jun 2020, 8:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Saracen Tange MTB for touring - keep or ditch for touring and rough stuff
Replies: 46
Views: 1344

Re: Saracen Tange MTB for touring - keep or ditch for touring and rough stuff

BTW best of luck picking up a_second hand Surly LHT for £500. I managed it a couple of years ago but it took two years of looking and it's not stolen! They are around if you look and you're lucky, I picked up a lovely one 4 years ago for around £500 from memory, it hadn't been ridden much at all. A...
by teamonster
16 Jun 2020, 1:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ancient lanes and old main roads
Replies: 79
Views: 4380

Re: Ancient lanes and old main roads

Oops - don't know where I got today from. Still no harm in a double celebration !
by teamonster
16 Jun 2020, 10:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ancient lanes and old main roads
Replies: 79
Views: 4380

Re: Ancient lanes and old main roads

Sweep wrote:On the plus side, my bit of lancs probably best located for accessing lots of those, better than lots of yorks :)


Just goes to prove the point, the best thing in Lancashire are the roads to Yorkshire ! That's what my mum always told me anyway :D Happy Lancashire Day BTW.
by teamonster
11 Jun 2020, 5:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Beginner - losing confidence in safety
Replies: 35
Views: 1024

Re: Beginner - losing confidence in safety

If it doesn't feel safe, it probably isn't! I am fine on most roads but I don't think I'd fancy tackling London. Being a regular rider in London and on country roads, I'm always more worried on the latter where some of the speeds are silly and where the chance of getting wiped out by large 4x4 comi...
by teamonster
10 Jun 2020, 4:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Beginner - losing confidence in safety
Replies: 35
Views: 1024

Re: Beginner - losing confidence in safety

Exactly. All of those + ask in local bike shop... and here? Jonathan Thanks - is there a specific sub-forum to post on for local groups, or just use this thread? If so, if anyone's around the Greenwich/Welling area - please do shout! If you're in London, see if your borough offers free cycle traini...
by teamonster
10 Jun 2020, 4:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Beginner - losing confidence in safety
Replies: 35
Views: 1024

Re: Beginner - losing confidence in safety

Normally, I would recommend Bikeability lessons. I don't think many of those are available currently, so I will instead recommend, Cyclecraft , . I think the adult 1-1 Bikeability lessons will kick off again soon, they are already happening in Tower Hamlets and Hounslow I think. Totally agree on th...
by teamonster
10 Jun 2020, 3:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Beginner - losing confidence in safety
Replies: 35
Views: 1024

Re: Beginner - losing confidence in safety

If you're in London, see if your borough offers free cycle training, most do. Its not just for beginners, they will normally also do riding on roads with you to improve riding position/habits and confidence. Lessons are suspended in most places at the moment because of Covid, but will no doubt kick ...
by teamonster
31 May 2020, 6:27pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Lightweight camp shoes.
Replies: 26
Views: 1055

Re: Lightweight camp shoes.

reohn2 wrote:Flip flops?


+1 great for letting hot feet cool off and for walking in wet showers etc
by teamonster
7 May 2020, 2:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Small team from London to Brighton
Replies: 25
Views: 1186

Re: Small team from London to Brighton

Could just be it is a genuine first timer, new to riding any distance who is looking for encouragement and company to do this when lockdown ends. I think maybe we are all getting a bit cynical ! (I include myself in that, I think it's just a sign off the times)
by teamonster
3 May 2020, 5:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: France: subsidies for bike repair
Replies: 12
Views: 579

Re: France: subsidies for bike repair

There's an element of it here already (certainly in London) with many boroughs providing free Dr Bike services. You might not want to take your expensive bike to one, although given how good many of the mechanics are it wouldn't be an issue, but in terms of people getting old wrecks fixed and gettin...
by teamonster
26 Apr 2020, 6:46pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Virtual Cycle Touring Festival: 25-26 April 2020 (update)
Replies: 15
Views: 1193

Re: Virtual Cycle Touring Festival: 25-26 April 2020

Watched quite a few sessions. Thought the virtual format worked pretty well. Full marks to Laura and the team for putting this together
by teamonster
10 Mar 2020, 5:36pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Touring Companion - May 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 1514

Re: Touring Companion - May 2020

I didn't find anyone on here, but at the moment my plans are on hold. I've still got a window of three weeks or so which is free of work, but not until after the early May bank holiday. Unfortunately, I'm now also waiting to hear back on a possible minor operation, so can't firm anything up. On top ...
by teamonster
13 Jan 2020, 6:51pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Touring Companion - May 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 1514

Re: Touring Companion - May 2020

Thanks for the tip
by teamonster
12 Jan 2020, 10:53am
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Touring Companion - May 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 1514

Re: Touring Companion - May 2020

Bumping this back up the thread, just in case over indulgence over Christmas has encouraged anyone to think about touring in May ! Still contemplating Europe (most likely France or Netherlands/Belgium), but maybe closer to home and stay in UK