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by Mrs Tortoise
9 Jun 2013, 5:33pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Guest Riders
Replies: 2
Views: 98324

Re: Guest Riders

Thanks Gaz, seems I'm not quite as senile as I thought.
by Mrs Tortoise
8 Jun 2013, 7:12pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: membership
Replies: 77
Views: 147134

Re: membership

I'm a member of both CTC and BC, I might be reinventing the wheel but for a cyclist that's possibly good. I see my fee as an investment in both the sport and leisure pursuit I love. It's a personal opinion but there's room for lots of organisations if they gets people cycling and make the roads safe...
by Mrs Tortoise
8 Jun 2013, 7:02pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Guest Riders
Replies: 2
Views: 98324

Guest Riders

I have it in my head that guest riders can come on 5 rides without joining but after that they are supposed to join. I can't find it amongst policies and procedures so did I dream it or is/was this the case, and is it still extant?
by Mrs Tortoise
31 Dec 2010, 10:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Illiteracy in the media
Replies: 106
Views: 4523

Re: Illiteracy in the media

Goodness, when I started this I had no idea it would go on and on. As a half Scots Welsh woman who resides in England, I think I can say I'm British (unless Wales are playing). I believe the term British related to the Romano-British, who were the ancestors of the Welsh and Cornish. It was reintrodu...
by Mrs Tortoise
27 Dec 2010, 9:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Illiteracy in the media
Replies: 106
Views: 4523

Illiteracy in the media

I don't claim to be the world's greatest expert on grammar and spelling, but the reliance on spell-checkers, shows how inadequate a large number of people are in terms of literacy. This is perhaps to be expected on the internet where people write things and don't check them, but supposed professiona...
by Mrs Tortoise
30 May 2010, 5:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Warning on crud road race mudguards
Replies: 8
Views: 858

Warning on crud road race mudguards

I had a front mudguard explode when riding on a newly gritted road, as the clearance between tyre and mudguard is very small. So if you've fitted these to a road bike, be careful on grit.
by Mrs Tortoise
27 May 2010, 8:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Car Bike rack
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: Car Bike rack

It seems the roofbox company don't do one for my model of Megane (2003). The difficulty with my old rack is that the edge of the door on the hatch is folded under and the straps prevent the locking of the door which is flush on the bottom edge. Oh well back to the drawing board, thanks for the sugge...
by Mrs Tortoise
26 May 2010, 8:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Car Bike rack
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Car Bike rack

Can anyone suggest a bike rack suitable for a Renault Megane - the one with the bump on the back. Sadly my old one doesn't fit it, and I don't have a tow bar. I don't really fancy a roof one, partly because I'd have to lift the bikes up there and I have a back problem. :(
by Mrs Tortoise
23 Apr 2009, 9:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Have you seen this sign?
Replies: 33
Views: 3048

Re: Have you seen this sign?

It also depends upon how fast you're moving, trucks and lorries don't appreciate that you might be doing twenty or more mph, and cut in in front of you. I nearly ran into the back of one the other day who'd cut in just ahead of me. But for the biscuit, see my entry on happy slapping.
by Mrs Tortoise
23 Apr 2009, 9:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Happy Slapping
Replies: 50
Views: 3196

Happy Slapping

Yesterday, while cycling up the South Dorset Ridgeway (A354) from Weymouth to Dorchester, I felt a bump on my right butock a car very near beeped twice and shot off up the hill before I could register the make or number. It took me a moment to realise I'd been happy slapped , though I was anything b...
by Mrs Tortoise
16 Mar 2008, 8:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Do you cycle alone or in company?
Replies: 33
Views: 4528

I do both, alone for pleasure or to get from A to B. I also go out with our local CTC saturday group, which is a gentle ride taken at the speed of the slowest rider, often me. Got my revenge yesterday, I led it. As we get members coming from areas of other groups, eg Somerset and Bournemouth, I take...
by Mrs Tortoise
16 Mar 2008, 8:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Young female cyclist stabbed to death
Replies: 10
Views: 1773

what is most frightening, is the casualness with which knives seem to be carried and by women as well as men, and I don't mean penknives.
by Mrs Tortoise
16 Mar 2008, 8:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: you don't pay road tax !
Replies: 34
Views: 3975

it's an old chestnut

but the vehicle excise licence (car tax) doesn't fund the roads, only the elegibility of that car to be driven on the public highway. Road building comes from the general exchequer. Cyclists have the right to use the public highway unless it says not, eg motorways. If motorists think we are getting ...
by Mrs Tortoise
16 Mar 2008, 9:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do the test
Replies: 7
Views: 991

Do the test

Have you seen this, it's quite effective?

http://dothetest.co.uk/
by Mrs Tortoise
17 Jan 2008, 6:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Losing my nerve?
Replies: 12
Views: 1893

The first time I got over Hardy's Monument hill in Dorset, I crawled over it at about 3 or 4 miles an hour. I had an old camper van behind me, and he couldn't overtake as there was a car trying to come down on a very narrow stretch. He stalled about three times, but I was determined to keep going ha...