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by John-D
27 Nov 2017, 11:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Helmet Storage
Replies: 7
Views: 565

Re: Helmet Storage

yakdiver wrote:I keep mine in the garage, as they say “so far so good”
I think I've got one in my garage somewhere, too.

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by John-D
26 Nov 2017, 6:38pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Mandatory Helmets and hi-vis to be considered in government eview
Replies: 206
Views: 14963

Re: Mandatory Helmets and hi-vis to be considered in government eview

atoz wrote:Have a guess which tabloid paper was slavering at the mouth at the thought- no surprises it's the Daily Fascist - oops sorry the Daily Mail- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... vests.html. As usual, they got overexcited and had to put out a rather different headline later http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/art ... gners.html

Perhaps the next headline will be "Daily Mail hacks told to keep taking the tablets"- lol.

Seriously though, a lot of the rest of the media wasn't far behind, with the honourable exception of the Guardian. There was a pretty feeble attempt at a report on Newsnight last night, but probably most people had better things to do (like hit the hay) than watch it. Had a pro helmet person misquoting statistics, even claiming it helped in Australia - have a guess which body he was representing, yes it's Headway - https://twitter.com/BBCNewsnight/status ... 0867763200 . The green party spokesperson did her best, but no substitute for one of our own eg Chris Boardman.

Interestingly, the first article in the good ol' Daily Anti-Cyclist allowed comments, but the succeeding one didn't- could be that they didn't want loads of comments from well annoyed cyclists, but welcome uninformed ones from elsewhere? Or maybe the avalanche of anti cyclist comments it generated crashed the comments forum? Don't suppose the Mail will let us know.

If I was Jeremy Corbyn, I'd take the opportunity to cycle out of his house helmetless, just to wind them up further- might get Labour even more votes. The slagging off Corbyn Mail campaign certainly helped Labour in June. How about it Jez, and go for a red skinsuit while you're about it..
An alternative view from the DM:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-5117751/Cycle-helmets-lives-risk.html

I didn't see that coming.






I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my SM-G930F using hovercraft full of eels.
by John-D
19 Jun 2017, 9:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Am I forgetting anything?
Replies: 48
Views: 2814

Re: Am I forgetting anything?

I'm setting off shortly to France. I agree about too many clothes but that's down to your aversion to washing them. Overcome that and you'll have it cracked! I find it no problem especially in France at this time of the year. Even if it doesn't dry overnight it will in a string bag on the bike.

Having said that I'm probably going to be carrying more than you, eg 2 gas stoves, although for once I've not weighed it as I've planned a fairly flat route.


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by John-D
8 Jun 2017, 2:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Appointments
Replies: 134
Views: 7230

Re: Appointments

Judging from the time spent complaining about it, a few more minutes waiting might have saved you time.

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by John-D
25 Apr 2017, 10:39pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Peanut Butter
Replies: 27
Views: 2176

Re: Peanut Butter

So do Sainsbury's.

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by John-D
23 Apr 2017, 9:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Highest bike pics
Replies: 40
Views: 2880

Re: Highest bike pics

Col de la Bonette ( 2,715 m); not la Cime, though - a bit too much snow.

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by John-D
6 Jan 2017, 7:20pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclists demonised in paper, todays metro
Replies: 44
Views: 4740

Re: Cyclists demonised in paper, todays metro

Look at the other items; it's the newspaper 'style'.

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my SM-G930F using hovercraft full of eels.
by John-D
1 Dec 2016, 10:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: M&S or Aldi this 'bargain' Christmas?
Replies: 45
Views: 2258

Re: M&S or Aldi this 'bargain' Christmas?

Yes, I agree. John Lewis (and presumably Waitrose?) also have what is apparently a good final salary pension scheme.

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my SM-G930F using hovercraft full of eels.
by John-D
1 Dec 2016, 9:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: M&S or Aldi this 'bargain' Christmas?
Replies: 45
Views: 2258

Re: M&S or Aldi this 'bargain' Christmas?

http://uk.businessinsider.com/glassdoor ... -uk-2015-8



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by John-D
20 Nov 2016, 9:35am
Forum: On the road
Topic: No Cycling
Replies: 22
Views: 3430

Re: No Cycling

Looks like they are following the Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations which apply at places where people are at work. That symbol is used where something is not permitted eg 'no smoking'. Not applicable on highways.


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by John-D
10 Oct 2016, 7:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Chilly trip
Replies: 9
Views: 931

Re: RE: Re: Chilly trip

horizon wrote:To make it interesting rather than just competent he had to ride a silly bike. But then he had a support vehicle. So I'm not quite sure now where the nub of it all was.

Support vehicle? As in his wife joined him for a few days?

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by John-D
16 Aug 2016, 7:58pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Wild Camping at Severn Bridge
Replies: 19
Views: 1643

Re: Wild Camping at Severn Bridge

I've never really thought of gardens as wild.
by John-D
29 May 2016, 9:32am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: "Chopper" Cyclist killed in 3-rider collision (Plastic hats)
Replies: 119
Views: 6861

Re: "Chopper" Cyclist killed in 3-rider collision (Plastic hats)

Well, not under Health and Safety at Work legislation but I don't think that has the significance you place upon it. Not really 'fairly damning', in fact fairly irrelevant. If, god forbid, helmets ever became mandatory under road traffic legislation the HSE would simply change their guidance.
by John-D
28 May 2016, 9:27pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: "Chopper" Cyclist killed in 3-rider collision (Plastic hats)
Replies: 119
Views: 6861

Re: "Chopper" Cyclist killed in 3-rider collision (Plastic hats)

Tonyf33 wrote:
John-D wrote:Have the HSE 'decreed' that? I think they simply say that like motorcycle helmets they are not covered by the PPE Regulations.

They have made a particular note to mention that cycle helmets are not covered by the regulations whilst used on the road. That is fairly damning in my honest opinion.


Not really. The HSE view is based on the 1992 Regulations, which state:
(2) Regulations 4 to 12 shall not apply in respect of personal protective equipment which is –
(d) personal protective equipment used for protection while travelling on a road within the meaning (in England and Wales) of section 192(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988, and (in Scotland) of section 151 of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984;

The supporting HSE guidance says:
Helmets
The regulations do not cover the use of protective equipment such as cycle helmets or crash helmets worn by employees on the roads. Motorcycle crash helmets are legally required for motorcyclists under road traffic legislation - - -
by John-D
28 May 2016, 7:29am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: "Chopper" Cyclist killed in 3-rider collision (Plastic hats)
Replies: 119
Views: 6861

Re: "Chopper" Cyclist killed in 3-rider collision (Plastic hats)

Have the HSE 'decreed' that? I think they simply say that like motorcycle helmets they are not covered by the PPE Regulations.