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by ncutler
18 Aug 2020, 11:02am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling in narrow lanes
Replies: 102
Views: 2887

Re: Cycling in narrow lanes

You have as much right to be on the road as anyone else. If there is no room for traffic to overtake then it just has to be patient. Personally, I always try to make room for vehicles to overtake, but only if it is safe to do so. Don't cycle too close to the side of the road, give yourself space to ...
by ncutler
17 Jul 2020, 11:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Faslane near miss.
Replies: 19
Views: 602

Re: Faslane near miss.

The full MAIB report on the near collision between Stena Superfast VII and the RN submarine is here:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... marine.pdf
by ncutler
4 Jul 2020, 12:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Secure Vehicle Parking?
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: Secure Vehicle Parking?

You might like to have a look at: https://www.justpark.com/ People allow parking in their drives, fees are usually much less than public car parks, you can communicate with the drive owners and many of them are happy to keep an eye on things. I use this quite often when parking near rail stations an...
by ncutler
22 Jun 2020, 12:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brompton Triple fold vs? Help
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Brompton Triple fold vs? Help

Possibility: https://www.force4.co.uk/item/Windward/ ... g-Bike/KP2

Or they can supply a heavier but less expensive steel version.
by ncutler
28 May 2020, 10:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Unsuitable for the clean joke thread.
Replies: 17
Views: 689

Re: Unsuitable for the clean joke thread.

Mick F wrote:What was the name of Dan Dare's batman?


Albert Fitzwilliam Digby, from Wigan

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by ncutler
21 Apr 2020, 5:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1377
Views: 30275

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

The NHS is a very large nationalised industry and therefore It amazes me that people expect it to be the model of efficiency. As it happens NHS Logistics & Procurement, the process that is currently melted down into chaos, has been privatised for some while. Part of the story is here: https://s...
by ncutler
11 Apr 2020, 9:56am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: An opportunity for more cycling in cities
Replies: 3
Views: 421

An opportunity for more cycling in cities

Other countries are making extra cycle and walking lanes in cities while roads are empty of traffic.
Here, however, as we have comee to expect from our useless gov we dither and do nothing.
See: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... d-cyclists
by ncutler
14 Mar 2020, 10:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 53295

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

Quite a good summary of the likely mortality in The UK:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... he-numbers
by ncutler
10 Mar 2020, 10:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycling in Palestine
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Cycling in Palestine

Interesting article in today's Graun about cycling in a disputed territory:
https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... itical-act
by ncutler
22 Dec 2019, 12:57pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Fave quotes...
Replies: 274
Views: 22238

Re: Fave quotes...

"She had realised that he was just another strong man, in one of those societies, at one of thos stages, in which it was easier to be the strong man than it was to be truly courageous."

from 'Matter' by Ian M Banks
by ncutler
25 May 2018, 10:09am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: GDPR - are you ready?
Replies: 20
Views: 1955

Re: GDPR - are you ready?

Sorry, but you are missing the central point of the legislation:

You have to obtain the bicycle's consent before attaching any pannier, bag, suitcase, or any other apparatus designed for the portage of stuff*.

* The definition of 'stuff' is highly technical but in essence means 'things'.
by ncutler
3 Mar 2018, 9:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Weather Forecast
Replies: 255
Views: 11319

Re: Weather Forecast

I'm surprised by this conversation. I frequently look at the Met Office forecasts on t'web ( https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/ ) and find that over the last few years they have improved beyond recognition and are now remarkably accurate. What a forecast can't do is tell you exact...
by ncutler
28 Feb 2018, 3:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 547002

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Bonefishblues wrote: (shameless re-post)


Wonderful :lol: