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by BeeKeeper
20 May 2016, 12:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....
Replies: 401
Views: 178165

Re: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle...

Difficult one. He was driving within the speed limit and presumably his tyres were fine otherwise he would have been done for that. The case does show how vulnerable you are on two wheels.
by BeeKeeper
6 May 2016, 7:01am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....
Replies: 401
Views: 178165

Re: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle...

Not a cyclist but a scooter rider but the outcome still beggars belief. Stolen vehicle, over the limit alcohol - 12 month ban and a fine. http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Father- ... story.html
by BeeKeeper
7 Apr 2016, 5:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: bike locks
Replies: 78
Views: 16195

Re: bike locks

Has anyone else had a Litelok delivered? I ask because on another forum (non-cycling) there are quite a few folk getting more than a little upset that despite ordering months ago no locks have been delivered and the company are being very poor at communicating with customers to tell them when they ...
by BeeKeeper
5 Apr 2016, 3:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: bike locks
Replies: 78
Views: 16195

Re: bike locks

Has anyone else had a Litelok delivered? I ask because on another forum (non-cycling) there are quite a few folk getting more than a little upset that despite ordering months ago no locks have been delivered and the company are being very poor at communicating with customers to tell them when they m...
by BeeKeeper
16 Nov 2015, 7:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should the tea shop close ?
Replies: 67
Views: 3439

Re: Should the tea shop close ?

A non-cycling forum I haunt has recently moved all politically contentious threads to a "Belly Locker" area. The site is also configured so these threads are not accessed by Google or non-registered members.
by BeeKeeper
16 Nov 2015, 7:38am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How do you keep your bikes safe overnight
Replies: 37
Views: 3780

Re: How do you keep your bikes safe overnight

I've stayed in hotels in France where you had to carry the bikes up or down stairs. With a tandem that might be a problem so I think there will be times when the bike may have to be left out side, probably with wheels seat etc removed and a good lock or two. But at least a tandem may be less attract...
by BeeKeeper
1 Nov 2015, 12:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Old A roads
Replies: 82
Views: 6591

Re: Old A roads

Flite wrote:The A6, Kendal to Shap. Quiet and spectacular

There must be other bits of the A6 which can be used, for example Carlisle to Penrith is quiet for most of its length.
by BeeKeeper
30 Oct 2015, 8:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Your first post on the forum
Replies: 20
Views: 993

Re: Your first post on the forum

I'm just a youngster, joined in 2011 and my first post was about midges! I still hate them. viewtopic.php?f=16&t=51269&p=426208#p426208
by BeeKeeper
30 Oct 2015, 8:36am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour de Manche
Replies: 9
Views: 1827

Re: Tour de Manche

IanCh wrote:Can anyone tell me which are "the best bits" of the Tour de Manche...

The bit in France. :D
by BeeKeeper
25 Oct 2015, 11:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Has Jeremy Hunt put our NHS in real jeopardy?
Replies: 76
Views: 2920

Re: Has Jeremy Hunt put our NHS in real jeopardy?

Unfortunately, the NHS is probably already doomed. The problem is it is a free service and there are no limits to demand. We have an aging and increasingly more unhealthy population who expect to be treated for whatever is wrong with them. It was a good idea when it started but I fear it is becoming...
by BeeKeeper
20 Oct 2015, 8:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Evil cyclists attack innocent babies
Replies: 22
Views: 1670

Re: Evil cyclists attack innocent babies

I can't believe there are folk on here trying to excuse the cyclist! He smashed a window of a car with his bike lock. There is simply no justification for such behaviour. The presence of a baby in the back of the car gives it legs in the press although I am happy to give the cyclist the benefit of t...
by BeeKeeper
20 Oct 2015, 2:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle touring insurance
Replies: 16
Views: 1506

Re: Cycle touring insurance

Tesco travel insurance covers you when you are cycling as transport, but not racing. I read it carefully and it is pretty clear on that point. So my interpretation is that it covers touring. I'm not sure which countries it is valid for. The only way to be sure is to ask them. The underwriters might...
by BeeKeeper
20 Oct 2015, 12:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle touring insurance
Replies: 16
Views: 1506

Re: Cycle touring insurance

b1ke wrote:I contacted the company and they've added a cycle touring endorsement to the policy.

That's good news. The devil is in the fine print with all policies. Can you say who you are with?
by BeeKeeper
19 Oct 2015, 8:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle touring insurance
Replies: 16
Views: 1506

Re: Cycle touring insurance

It is worth mentioning that unless cycle touring is specifically mentioned in a policy it probably isn't covered. It may mention cycling but in the fine print there may be a low limit on the number of days or some other restriction. I've been caught out by this when I discovered my insurer classed c...
by BeeKeeper
18 Oct 2015, 1:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trip report - Faro to Porto
Replies: 26
Views: 2625

Re: Trip report - Faro to Porto

I can fly to Faro from Exeter with FlyBe but Porto is a deadend for me. Then I found there is a train linking Porto to Faro. :D