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by horizon
16 Nov 2018, 9:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 8516
Views: 221043

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

I see myself as primarily British and want to see a strong Britain inside a strong European union. What I don't want is to be part of an isolated conglomerate that includes a particularly objectionable political entity known as Northern Ireland. The UK came into being in 1801 as the end result of th...
by horizon
15 Nov 2018, 7:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Four bike choice (so far) Spa and Surly
Replies: 47
Views: 1985

Re: Four bike choice (so far) Spa and Surly

LittleGreyCat wrote:Quick update. I've ordered a Wayfarer and hope to pick it up this week.
Will post more details when I get it.
700C wheels.



As in, they only do the Wayfarer in your size in 700c. Just to clarify in case things have changed.
by horizon
15 Nov 2018, 1:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 8516
Views: 221043

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

kwackers wrote:Theresa May's cabinet.


:lol: :lol: :lol: Brill! Thanks kwackers!
by horizon
14 Nov 2018, 10:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 8516
Views: 221043

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

Mick F wrote:What do all you Remainers actually really honestly want?


I want what is best for Europe.

By extension, that is also as it happens, what is best for Britain and indeed the world. Not a popular or widely held view, I accept.
by horizon
6 Nov 2018, 9:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike to Germany for Rhine Route
Replies: 15
Views: 863

Re: Bike to Germany for Rhine Route

EmmaS (or someone): surely you go from Harwich to Hoek van Holland and start from there? Am I missing something? Are there not trains along the Rhine if you want to start at a different point?
by horizon
6 Nov 2018, 9:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Correct name for a cycle path
Replies: 14
Views: 592

Correct name for a cycle path

I was a bit confused by a thread calling for cycle tracks here: https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=126101 AIUI: A marked cycle lane on a road is called a cycle lane. A separate path (or track or road) for cyclists is called a cycle path. A cycle track is a sporting venue. Has anyone...
by horizon
6 Nov 2018, 9:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hampshire Based Cyclist? Want Segregated Cycle Tracks?
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: Hampshire Based Cyclist? Want Segregated Cycle Tracks?

Could we have a quick discussion about what to call a cycle path?

I've started a new thread here:

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=126167&p=1290492#p1290492
by horizon
2 Nov 2018, 11:12pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Some Observations by a YHA warden
Replies: 52
Views: 10058

Re: Some Observations by a YHA warden

I was too old for YHA's Or too well off. Retired school teacher??? Really??? There's a small single room at Hark to Bounty for £35 per night. That's a really good rate (and includes breakfast) but even that over three nights would leave you about £60.00 poorer compared to a hostel. Yes, people stay...
by horizon
2 Nov 2018, 2:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Trying to help on an internet forum
Replies: 27
Views: 1134

Re: Trying to help on an internet forum

Generally, yes. I've been described as someone who will stab you in the front rather than the back. Now I don't often mean to be quite that blunt ("about as subtle as a brick" is another way I've been described), but we're all cursed by our histories to some extent. mjr: I think I can say...
by horizon
2 Nov 2018, 12:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tourer - 26" or 700c wheel?
Replies: 63
Views: 2206

Re: Tourer - 26" or 700c wheel?

I prefer the 26 inch as it is more nimble around town That might be purely subjective but I agree with it. Theoretically it should be correct. It's certainly correct when trying to park your bike in a small space. Is there much in it? I can't think that 26" is all that much easier to park than...
by horizon
2 Nov 2018, 11:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tourer - 26" or 700c wheel?
Replies: 63
Views: 2206

Re: Tourer - 26" or 700c wheel?

Brian73 wrote:
I prefer the 26 inch as it is more nimble around town


That might be purely subjective but I agree with it. Theoretically it should be correct. It's certainly correct when trying to park your bike in a small space.
by horizon
2 Nov 2018, 11:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Perceived risk whilst cycling ( A Survey )
Replies: 25
Views: 1413

Re: Perceived risk whilst cycling ( A Survey )

There are lots of people who don't cycle at all and many of those I speak to say that it's dangerous. A good way I have found to address the fear of traffic in those who don't cycle is to casually ask them if they would be interested in an electric bike. The positive enthusiasm that that question n...
by horizon
1 Nov 2018, 12:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Trying to help on an internet forum
Replies: 27
Views: 1134

Re: Help on the forum

fastpedaller wrote:Many of us are indebted to Brucey, 531Colin et al for their help via this forum, not forgetting many others who provide useful knowledge on many subjects. Putting aside the unfortunate recent incident re Witterings (IMHO he's apologised, lets move on)



What did happen?
by horizon
1 Nov 2018, 12:24am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cyclists killed riding LeJog
Replies: 6
Views: 908

Re: Cyclists killed riding LeJog

There are plaques opposite the signpost at Land's End AIUI to commemorate those who died en route but I don't know if that is 100% accurate (the plaques are there) or whether the names are complete.
by horizon
31 Oct 2018, 12:10pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Some Observations by a YHA warden
Replies: 52
Views: 10058

Re: Some Observations by a YHA warden

I was too old for YHA's Or too well off. Youth hostels have a range of advantages over say a Travelodge (the company of other cyclists/walkers, drying room, cycle shed, comfy common room, kitchen, good location perhaps etc etc). These might appeal to anyone other than those staying in four star hot...