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by backnotes
28 Sep 2020, 10:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dovecote location, Herefordshire
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Dovecote location, Herefordshire

Bonefishblues wrote:I believe roads are available for the purpose of travelling between locations.

Aha - thank you - so that's where I have been going wrong all these years. I thought they were invented mainly for sitting next to in the rain while mending punctures :lol:
by backnotes
28 Sep 2020, 10:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dovecote location, Herefordshire
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Dovecote location, Herefordshire

I decided it would be easier if I watched the relevant bit of the programme. Any better?

https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/20290099 ... 0c3%2BD2Z3

Also not in Herefordshire, but looks a bit similar.
by backnotes
28 Sep 2020, 9:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dovecote location, Herefordshire
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Dovecote location, Herefordshire

fausto copy wrote:No, a very good try

On reflection, not such a good try, as Herefordshire and Monmouth are in different countries :)
by backnotes
24 Sep 2020, 2:50pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Anyone know what this is?
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: Anyone know what this is?

A few more clues - according to Google, it’s a sculpture of a hot air balloon, by Breton artist Stefanie Bourne, and is one of the Sustrans artworks. https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Sustrans_artwork 138 Toulouse - Mongolfiere (1997). - Sculpture by Stefanie Bourne SCOTLAND Moffat https://www.dev...
by backnotes
7 Sep 2020, 4:35pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: New low income membership rates.
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: New low income membership rates.

Personally, I will probably try for the current life membership (assuming I can do it mid year). If I've done the calculation right it would be about 6.25 years membership at current rates. Given that I would have 3 years before the age reduction kicked in if it had stayed it seems like a good deal...
by backnotes
29 Aug 2020, 10:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Has anybody else noticed that OXO cubes are not as crumbly as they used to be?
Replies: 32
Views: 683

Re: Has anybody else noticed that OXO cubes are not as crumbly as they used to be?

KTHSullivan wrote:"The result was a cube that crumbled nicely."

Seems we having a bit of consensus here.

Turns out this important issue has also been a hot topic for debate on Gransnet, so you are not alone.....

https://www.gransnet.com/forums/food/12 ... these-days
by backnotes
28 Aug 2020, 5:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... what these mounts are for?
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: ... what these mounts are for?

I posted about the low rider bolts but now see you meant the others.

Brucey's post below tells me what the two holes near the brake braze on on my Dawes Galaxy front fork are for - I never knew.
by backnotes
24 Aug 2020, 8:13am
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: Membership rates
Replies: 191
Views: 6391

Re: Membership rates

Apologies to Andy K and other forum users for getting completely the wrong end of several sticks here. (Only) in my head, Andy Ks statement that there was a £59k reduction in senior pay at Cycling UK, the increase in number of roles shown in the £60k to £70k pay band from 1 to 4 and the presence and...
by backnotes
23 Aug 2020, 10:21am
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: Membership rates
Replies: 191
Views: 6391

Re: Membership rates

.....and the answer was staring me straight in the face! The difference is that there were no redundancy costs in 2019, but there were in 2018, so most of the £59k apparent saving must have arisen from not having to pay these. So there's less spent on senior pay, but it is through not paying an exce...
by backnotes
22 Aug 2020, 7:05pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: Membership rates
Replies: 191
Views: 6391

Re: Membership rates

I think backnotes was clutching at straws for a possible explanation why the 2018 figures may have been revised.. Yes - exactly. I would have expected the 2018 column with the same total at the bottom to have the same entries above it, or a note of explanation in the later set of accounts. What I a...
by backnotes
22 Aug 2020, 2:12pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: Membership rates
Replies: 191
Views: 6391

Re: Membership rates

Senior management costs - as measured by the remuneration paid to "key management personnel" - went down by £59,000. (Annual report page 74.) That's a bit odd. The 2017-2018 Annual Report (p71) shows that there was one staff member on £110k - £120k in 2018, but that person is missing from...
by backnotes
21 Aug 2020, 5:38pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: British Cycling begins recruitment for "One of the best jobs in British sport"
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: BRITISH CYCLING BEGINS RECRUITMENT FOR "ONE OF THE BEST JOBS IN BRITISH SPORT" AS JULIE HARRINGTON ANNOUNCES DEPARTU

Please, what is the salary? Looks like it was £303k in 2018 so I would guess a bit more than that for the next person. Or perhaps a lot more, as it went up to that from £211k in 2017, so it may have to go up again to attract the right calibre of applicant. Screenshot 2020-08-21 at 16.57.31.png Took...