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by thelawnet
18 Feb 2019, 11:58am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours
Replies: 33
Views: 815

Re: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours

PH wrote:
This bike-hating backwards country attitude is far to simplistic, we need to work towards normalising cycling in a way that pedestrians don't feel threatened by the idea of mixing with them. .


Yeah good luck with that.

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by thelawnet
18 Feb 2019, 10:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 142mm Through Axle Hubs for Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: 142mm Through Axle Hubs for Touring

The spongy feeling is shared with the gone but not quite forgotten shimano 'silentclutch' hubs. The idea has come around again and there are new slightly different silentclutch 'scylence' freehubs in the offing once more. https://bikerumor.com/2016/01/26/shimano-patent-shows-silent-ring-drive-hub-i...
by thelawnet
18 Feb 2019, 10:48am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours
Replies: 33
Views: 815

Re: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours

I thought you'd made that clear, nearly everyone ignores them and there's no resource to police it. Who said there is a lack of resources? If it was to be policed even occasionally, that would clearly affect the number of cyclists. The fact that certain laws are not enforced at all, ever, does not ...
by thelawnet
18 Feb 2019, 1:06am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours
Replies: 33
Views: 815

Re: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours

Now in Bedford it seems that there are No Cycling signs, but am I right in understanding that, whether or not they have legal supporting time signs, you don't see them until you've already cycled into the purported No Cycling area? I'd have thought you could have a fine summarily dismissed for lack...
by thelawnet
17 Feb 2019, 10:44pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours
Replies: 33
Views: 815

Re: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours

Pretty much every pedestrian zone I've seen outside the UK permits it, but of course you have to give way to walkers (so no frantic bells and often during the day you'll be at walking pace!). Since 1987, it's been UK policy it should usually be here too, but we're mostly such a backwards bike-hatin...
by thelawnet
17 Feb 2019, 10:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ride2work or finance?
Replies: 13
Views: 349

Re: Ride2work or finance?

There's another factor to consider with C2W. At the end of 12m the HMRC place a final valuation on the bike and deem it to be a benefit in kind. You will be expected to pay a % of this final valuation as a BiK for the bike to be legally transferred to you. This may negate the tax/ NI savings. Not n...
by thelawnet
17 Feb 2019, 9:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brightest Rear Light for Daytime Use
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: Brightest Rear Light for Daytime Use

Try the Lezyne Zekto Drive Max.
by thelawnet
17 Feb 2019, 9:20pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours
Replies: 33
Views: 815

Re: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours

ian s wrote:Living very near Bedford I really don't see why he would try to cycle through the pedestrian area.


His Strava is in my OP. It looks like he spent about half an hour in the town so I guess he was shopping/buying food.
by thelawnet
17 Feb 2019, 7:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 142mm Through Axle Hubs for Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: 142mm Through Axle Hubs for Touring

I don't think that's true. The Surly has a design that takes pretty much any hub standard https://surlybikes.com/blog/ogre_sauce However none of them are particularly ideal. If you are not using a Rohloff, I'd probably go for a Shimano M756 hub, which is 135 X qr9. On the basis that the supposed ext...
by thelawnet
17 Feb 2019, 6:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours
Replies: 33
Views: 815

Re: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours

:roll: right back at you. Since when did the definition on pedestrian include cyclists? You may be right about the sign’s legality, but most people will accept that cycling in a pedestrian zone isn’t permitted. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/know-your-traffic-signs The legality is defin...
by thelawnet
17 Feb 2019, 4:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours
Replies: 33
Views: 815

Re: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours

Just pay the fine, I don’t see what the fuss is about, the sign says it’s a pedestrian zone and he was cycling. If you went to Bedford and surveyed the pedestrians what do you think they’d say? :roll: The 'pedestrian zone' permits cycling. It only prohibits motorised vehicles, and that subject to l...
by thelawnet
17 Feb 2019, 2:30am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: New study finds there "was no difference in mortality between helmeted and non-helmeted"
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: New study finds there "was no difference in mortality between helmeted and non-helmeted"

It should also be noted that the prevalence of all significant trauma was 26% in the group of patients with helmet and 20% in the group without helmets (p-value=0.048). The overall mortality was 1%. There was no difference in mortality between helmeted and non-helmeted patients. So conclusive proof...
by thelawnet
17 Feb 2019, 2:24am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours
Replies: 33
Views: 815

Re: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours

he should have said he was 'loading'.... Don't think that would have worked: As far as I can see: 10:05 enter Pedestrian Zone (loading permitted using motor vehicles until 10:30am, cycling always permitted) 10:07 enter No Cycling area (no cycling allowed 9am-6pm) 10:10-10:40 parked ('loading' if yo...
by thelawnet
17 Feb 2019, 1:01am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours
Replies: 33
Views: 815

RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours

https://www.bedfordindependent.co.uk/round-the-world-cyclist-josh-quigley-fined-in-bedford-town-centre/ You are not allowed to cycle through Bedford between 9am and 6pm. This is under one of numerous powers given to the police/council to stop doing things, supposedly in the interests of reducing 'di...
by thelawnet
16 Feb 2019, 10:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ride2work or finance?
Replies: 13
Views: 349

Re: Ride2work or finance?

You don't seem to have provided much relevant detail. Cycle To Work is a government scheme allowing employees to buy up to £1k in bike via 12 monthly payments. That is up to £83.33 per month if you got a £1k bike However it's done via salary sacrifice meaning you pay no NI/Income tax. For a basic ra...