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by TrevA
19 Oct 2018, 6:04pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Cycling Club Names, Z - A
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

The cycling club in Horncastle, Lincs is called The Wongers Wheelers. Apparently named after the local football team whose nickname is The Wongers. The CC kit is even the same as the footie team - red and white stripes. Ratae Road Club comes from the Roman name for Leicester. San Fairy Ann is a corr...
by TrevA
19 Oct 2018, 5:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trek Domane AL3 2018: Advice needed
Replies: 36
Views: 1108

Re: Trek Domane AL3 2018: Advice needed

UPDATE: Evans have got the bike for me now and I will be testing tomorrow at 3pm!. Prior to this, I may pop into Decathlon to test the Triban 540 which is £100 more and If it proves to be a better choice, I'll wait till pay day to buy this instead. Evans are happy to take my Triban off me as a trad...
by TrevA
17 Oct 2018, 8:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road Bike and Cycle Tracks
Replies: 30
Views: 864

Re: Road Bike and Cycle Tracks

It always used to be - there was a bike in a red circle sign on the approach, but I've not noticed it recently.

Edit - just checked Google maps street view and the signs banning cycling are no longer there, so the ban at Dunkirk may have been lifted. Not that I'd want to ride over it anyway.
by TrevA
17 Oct 2018, 7:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trek Domane AL3 2018: Advice needed
Replies: 36
Views: 1108

Re: Trek Domane AL3 2018: Advice needed

The length of the stem is the thing to check. As a rough guide, sit in the saddle with your hands on the brake hoods and look down at your front hub, if it's obscured by the handlebars, it's about right. Or if your current bike set up is comfortable, check the measurement from the seat post to the h...
by TrevA
17 Oct 2018, 2:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road Bike and Cycle Tracks
Replies: 30
Views: 864

Re: Road Bike and Cycle Tracks

I'd be interested to know which bit of the Ring Road you were on. The cycle paths alongside vary from reasonable to awful. The northern bits from Mansfield Road to Nottingham Road are not good, then get a little better after that - going west. I try to avoid the Ring Road and use parallel roads if I...
by TrevA
17 Oct 2018, 2:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: AUK Finances
Replies: 49
Views: 1890

Re: AUK Finances

I had an email today from the head honcho at Audax UK, saying they have to put their membership fees up to pay for their new website. An increase of £4 to £23 a year. It's likely that ride entry fees might go up as well, as they are increasing costs to organisers. I'll still affiliate as I consider...
by TrevA
15 Oct 2018, 6:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Whatever happened to Bikesters?
Replies: 14
Views: 784

Re: Whatever happened to Bikesters?

I had some Bikesters but found them a bit cold to wear. I've replaced them with Altura Winter Cruisers, which have a nice warm Roubaix-fleece. I also have a pair of Tudorsport Longs. These really are old school, the type we used to wear 40 years ago. Warm and comfortable and they don't look too bad ...
by TrevA
15 Oct 2018, 2:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trek Domane AL3 2018: Advice needed
Replies: 36
Views: 1108

Re: Trek Domane AL3 2018: Advice needed

I have the Alu Trek Domane, mine is about 5 years old so has been thoroughly tested. The frame has the ISO coupler, which means that the seat tube is only connected to the rest of the frame via a coupler, which soaks up some of the road vibration. In practice, you don't really notice that it's there...
by TrevA
10 Oct 2018, 11:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons
Replies: 202
Views: 7774

Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

brynpoeth wrote:I prefer Little Chef for a speedy meal :wink:


They’ve all been converted to Greggs or Starbucks. Little Chef is no more, as of Jan 2018.

Our local CTC group used to call them Little Thief.
by TrevA
7 Oct 2018, 4:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Maximum recommend speed with bike on roof rack
Replies: 28
Views: 1067

Re: Maximum recommend speed with bike on roof rack

On Friday, I drove from Nottingham to Somerset with 2 bikes on the roof rack, in a Vauxhall Corsa. Dual carraigeway and motorway all the way, Average MPG was 44.7. This compares favourably to to my normal mixed urban/rural driving average of around 43 MPG. The only thing that I did notice was that t...
by TrevA
4 Oct 2018, 7:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Smartphone Holder
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: Smartphone Holder

Another vote for the Quadlock here, can be mounted on the stem or bars, very secure and releases the phone with a quarter turn. Available for all Samsung and Apple phones, but they are not cheap - expect to pay about £50 for a full kit - lock and waterproof case.
by TrevA
1 Oct 2018, 4:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ten Miles a day - 2018
Replies: 137
Views: 11905

Re: Ten Miles a day - 2018

A couple of audaxes and plenty of club riding contributed to 578 miles in September and a year to date total of 4199, so I've already achieved the 10 miles a day target. My next target is 5200 to see if I can average over 100 miles a week for the year.
by TrevA
30 Sep 2018, 7:27pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Beryl Burton - The Greatest
Replies: 76
Views: 2646

Re: Beryl Burton - The Greatest

I met Beryl Burton in 1975. I'd only started cycling the year before and I was only 15 at the time. Me and my mate entered the Nottingham Clarion early season 2-up 25 TTT. Beryl also entered. On the day, it was torrential rain. We decided to still ride and came in with a 1.07, which was quite good I...
by TrevA
28 Sep 2018, 7:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Halfords withdraw Cuk discount on sale items
Replies: 41
Views: 1894

Re: Halfords withdraw Cuk discount on sale items

I've saved hundreds of pounds using my CTC discount, mostly at Evans but latterly at Halfords. My wife got £100 off her bike. It was previously simple - just flash your card and you get it. A bit more complex now, but still worth it.
by TrevA
28 Sep 2018, 7:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Halfords withdraw Cuk discount on sale items
Replies: 41
Views: 1894

Re: Halfords withdraw Cuk discount on sale items

According to CUK webpage you wil, either need a printout of the voucher code or to show it on your phone.

https://www.cyclinguk.org/member-benefits/halfords

So if you are not online you can't get the discount, unless HQ are going to send you a printout of the voucher code, which would be unlikely.