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by TrevA
23 Jan 2018, 12:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Time trailing to be banned on Dual Carriageways
Replies: 30
Views: 603

Re: Time trailing to be banned on Dual Carriageways

As others have said, this is about banning cyclists from one particular road, which happens to be the fastest 10 mile time trial course in the country. It won't necessarily lead to a wider ban. My own club uses a busy section of the A1 between Gonerby and Long Bennington to run it's open 10. I do he...
by TrevA
23 Jan 2018, 8:34am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?
Replies: 305
Views: 31163

Re: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?

I'm a member of 2 cycling clubs. One has around 5% female members and the other around 40% female members. Both clubs have over 100 members. It's interesting to compare the two. The one with the lower membership doesn't make any special arrangements for women. Those that are members join in with the...
by TrevA
22 Jan 2018, 1:24pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 215
Views: 14373

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

My local hospital charges both staff and patients to park and you still can hardly get a space if you are a patient or visiting. Parking space is at a premium, so I can see why they charge. There is a Park and Ride that's free for staff but patients have to pay about £1.50 each way. Still a lot chea...
by TrevA
22 Jan 2018, 12:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Repairing tires with small cuts etc..
Replies: 7
Views: 233

Re: Repairing tires with small cuts etc..

I never bother filling in cuts. I flick out the small stone or piece of glass, but the breaker strip seems to stop most things from getting through to the tube. Would shoe goo be any better for cuts?
by TrevA
18 Jan 2018, 12:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Slower with mudguards?
Replies: 57
Views: 1973

Re: Slower with mudguards?

I read somewhere (but can’t remember the source) that tummy upsets are common in the tdf peloton are thought to be caused by road dirt. Yuk. I always use a bottle with a flip top covering the nozzle in winter. Even with guards, your bottle gets a liberal coating of road muck. As an aside, I achieve...
by TrevA
17 Jan 2018, 6:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Should you have lights on during the day?
Replies: 166
Views: 3431

Re: Should you have lights on during the day?

What MJR said. Additionally have you really never seen yellow hi-viz squares (about person size) beside the road? They are quite common, surrounding speed signs, village signs, camera signs, hazard signs. Perhaps a little more attention to the road signage is needed. Not round here - village signs ...
by TrevA
17 Jan 2018, 12:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Should you have lights on during the day?
Replies: 166
Views: 3431

Re: Should you have lights on during the day?

I think there's a big clue in the idea of "hi vis". High is a relative term; low-flying planes normally pass well above high buildings. You can only be "hi vis" by being "higher than everyone else vis". If everyone wears clothing sold as "hi vis", no-one stan...
by TrevA
16 Jan 2018, 11:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Computer Woes
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Re: Cycle Computer Woes

Join the 21st Century and get a cheap Garmin - Edge 20 or 25, or a 200 if you can find one. It will do everything a cycle computer does and more, and there is no messing about with magnets and batteries. You will have to charge it every 10 hours or so of cycling, but it is easily transferable betwee...
by TrevA
16 Jan 2018, 10:56am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Peterborough - Newark
Replies: 10
Views: 310

Re: Peterborough - Newark

Thanks for the advice all. I was going to remark on how flat it'll be to what I'm used to - but looking at profiles it's a bit lumpier than I expected! The hardest hill is at Hough on the Hill - but you'll be going down it. :D Why go anywhere near Hough, almost pan flat if you go Marston, Dry Doddi...
by TrevA
15 Jan 2018, 3:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Peterborough - Newark
Replies: 10
Views: 310

Re: Peterborough - Newark

For easier navigation, I'd suggest the B1176 from Stamford, then the B6403, then Londonthorpe, Belton, Hough on the Hill, Stubton and Claypole and into Newark via Balderton.
by TrevA
15 Jan 2018, 12:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Samsung Galaxy Book and Garmin Edge
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Samsung Galaxy Book and Garmin Edge

Do you actually need to physically connect them. If you can download the Garmin Connect app from Google Play, it should be possible to get them to talk to each other via Bluetooth? I have an 810 and download my rides to my IPad via Bluetooth and I can also upload routes to the Garmin via Bluetooth.
by TrevA
15 Jan 2018, 12:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New road bike advice please
Replies: 12
Views: 394

Re: New road bike advice please

You could try flipping the stem - taking it off and putting it back on the other way up. This should raise the handlebars a bit. Or you can buy upward sloping stems, or even adjustable ones, which would enable you to tamper with your position.
by TrevA
12 Jan 2018, 7:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton - lights for daylight use?
Replies: 37
Views: 870

Re: Brompton - lights for daylight use?

mjr wrote:
TrevA wrote:Do the the anti daytime lighting fanatics only use their lights during official lighting up time?

The only fanatics here seem to be arguing for daytime lighting. :-P


Perhaps I should have said enthusiasts. But do you only use your lights in darkness?
by TrevA
12 Jan 2018, 3:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton - lights for daylight use?
Replies: 37
Views: 870

Re: Brompton - lights for daylight use?

"Daytime" covers a whole gamut of light conditions from bright sunshine to the sort of typical grey days that we get at this time of year. I wouldn't use lights in bright conditions but I think there is a case for having them in the sort of grey, misty, dull weather we currently have, espe...
by TrevA
9 Jan 2018, 9:29pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: How do you transport your bike to and from LEJOG?
Replies: 12
Views: 624

Re: How do you transport your bike to and from LEJOG?

You can get the train to thurso then bike to JOG (I don't think the bus service takes bikes). I finished at lands end and biked to Penzance to catch a train back to Inverness +1. If you are starting from JOG then you should be able to book your bike onto the train if you book in advance. We had 2 b...