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by robgul
23 Feb 2019, 7:33am
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Event: Stevenage Start of Summertime Special
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Event: Stevenage Start of Summertime Special

This event (and the End of Summertime) used to be AudaxUK events - is that not the case now? I rode both for about 3 years on the trot about 6 years ago.

Rob
by robgul
22 Feb 2019, 7:50pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: EXTENDING THESE PAGES
Replies: 44
Views: 8139

Re: EXTENDING THESE PAGES

There's no limit to how many pages and threads at one time. Only threads that have been inactive for a month auto delete. We could end up with many pages of already sold items (not all sellers amend their threads when items are sold/collected/sorted etc.). We try and add "sold" when appro...
by robgul
17 Feb 2019, 10:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ride2work or finance?
Replies: 13
Views: 799

Re: Ride2work or finance?

I need advice on what is best when buying my new bike. Finance seems like a suitable option as the cost is spread over 12/24 months 0%APR and with a decent deposit thatll reduce the monthly payments further. But my question is, is it work it?? What are the main reasons people tend to stay away fron...
by robgul
17 Feb 2019, 10:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ride2work or finance?
Replies: 13
Views: 799

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. Exper...
by robgul
17 Feb 2019, 12:12pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Shimano road brakes and a cassette
Replies: 0
Views: 536

Shimano road brakes and a cassette

Shimano road brakes and a cassette These items were bought with two Tiagra groupset bundles when I upgraded two of my bikes in December 2018 - as the bikes have disc brakes I didn't need the caliper brakes, and I already had a new cassette for the upgrade on one machine. All of the items are brand n...
by robgul
17 Feb 2019, 8:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ride2work or finance?
Replies: 13
Views: 799

Re: Ride2work or finance?

It has all been well explained by others before me, but from a consumer point of view you might find your employer only deals with a specific shop, which might limit your choice and you might wish to purchase a different make / model. Remember also on the cycle to work schemes you can include extra...
by robgul
17 Feb 2019, 8:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ride2work or finance?
Replies: 13
Views: 799

Re: Ride2work or finance?

I run a bike shop so see both sides of the question ... 1. For the 0% finance deal we pay the interest and thus it has to be part of the sale cost of the bike - so the chances are that you'll pay full retail for the bike. 2. For Cycle2Work we pay a 10% commission* to the scheme which again has to be...
by robgul
10 Feb 2019, 3:22pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LeJoG JoGLE, have you cycled it?
Replies: 9
Views: 1171

Re: LeJoG JoGLE, have you cycled it?

JOGLE 2005 - LEJOG 2010 . . . . planned to ride Home - JOG - LE - Home in 2015 but got struck down with cancer in 2014 (now recovered) - have it my mind to do JOGLE again in 2020.

Rob
by robgul
3 Feb 2019, 5:28pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Today's cycling specific rip-off
Replies: 8
Views: 1863

Re: Today's cycling specific rip-off

Don't you know cycling is the new golf https://www.amazon.co.uk/Footjoy-Genuine-Shoes-Zipped-Sports/dp/B06Y3Z66GN/ref=sr_1_163?ie=UTF8&qid=1549202905&sr=8-163&keywords=sports+shoes+bag But why is it a rip off? Have you been ripped off by it? Does anyone buying it not know their shoes ca...
by robgul
31 Jan 2019, 7:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best bike for under £500 - please help me choose
Replies: 16
Views: 2097

Re: Best bike for under £500 - please help me choose

You need to know that if the scheme is a Halfords voucher they take 15% of the retailer's sales price as commission (that's retailers that are not Halfords Group - that's Tredz and Cycle Republic) - and many shops will not take Halfords C2W.

So choice is limited to Halfords group offerings

Rob
by robgul
27 Jan 2019, 5:41pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Suitable towbar bike carrier for electric bike?
Replies: 16
Views: 591

Re: Suitable towbar bike carrier for electric bike?

Another vote for Thule but even if you just have 2 bikes I'd buy a 3-biker - they are all quite tight for loading, and more so with heavy e-bikes. I use a 3 but almost always with just 2 bikes, with the third as the gap between them.

Rob
by robgul
27 Jan 2019, 5:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Evans Cycles does NOT ship new bikes abroad - but I want one
Replies: 11
Views: 1714

Re: Evans Cycles does NOT ship new bikes abroad - but I want one

Not sure why you want a Pinnacle as it's just an Evans own-brand machine ... What might work is to speak direct to an Evans branch - order the bike and pay on the phone - get them to order it to come into the branch from the warehouse but NOT UNBOX IT or build it - you arrange a courier to collect a...
by robgul
23 Jan 2019, 10:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Moreton-In-Marsh Cycle Routes
Replies: 14
Views: 940

Re: Moreton-In-Marsh Cycle Routes

I ride around there quite a bit and I'm pretty sure that the northern end of the track you describe is closed as a private road with access to some houses and a farm (and I think "Emergency Access" to the old airfield - i.e. Fire College) - are you sure the OS shows the green dots on the t...
by robgul
14 Jan 2019, 8:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trans Penine
Replies: 20
Views: 759

Re: Trans Penine

There is/was a useful guide book if you are talking about the TPT Southport-Hornsea - see https://www.transpenninetrail.org.uk/ (I have the book and maps somewhere) I rode it in about 2003/4 - fairly enjoyable, just a couple of really stiff climbs - lots of off-road but OK surfaces. The bit across t...
by robgul
12 Jan 2019, 5:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Airport transfers to Ventoux for a group with bikes any recommendations?
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Re: Airport transfers to Ventoux for a group with bikes any recommendations?

Different proposition but talk to Angus at la Vie en Velo https://www.lavieenvelo.com/ - he runs tours where he takes the bikes from the UK in a trailer behind a people carries and picks up passengers at Marseilles - and then takes bikes back to the UK - I met him when we stayed between Bedoin and V...