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by lingy
4 Mar 2017, 8:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike in the Car?
Replies: 26
Views: 3339

Bike in the Car?

No longer in production though there are low mileage used versions around... the Skoda Roomster. Will take 3 bikes standing with the rear seats removed (very easy), or can just remove one or two seats. This (with some slight turning) can just about be with wheels on. The height seems to be the limit...
by lingy
8 Nov 2016, 9:59pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Groningen to spend €85/head each year for next 5 years
Replies: 31
Views: 6683

Re: Groningen to spend €85/head each year for next 5 years

OK. Point taken - no need to stop General small scale campaigning. Maybe I mean focus on a showcase town then. Problem with the cycling demo towns is that the infrastructure, while it slightly improves on what had happened before, was typical UK half-baked if well intended. I certainly mean somethin...
by lingy
8 Nov 2016, 1:02pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Groningen to spend €85/head each year for next 5 years
Replies: 31
Views: 6683

Re: Groningen to spend €85/head each year for next 5 years

I think we have to change direction in the UK. What we are doing currently doesn't really seem to be working - local small scale campaigning coupled with national pressure for more funding. The result is piecemeal, low quality and token...with a few honourable exceptions. Groningen is, of course, fa...
by lingy
7 Aug 2016, 11:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Party Split
Replies: 125
Views: 3532

Re: Party Split

Personally, I think arguing for a control on immigration is reasonable and not racist per se. But, as stated above, many arguing strongly that way recently so seem to have been racist. But a lot simply do not want ever increasing population growth. IMHO these people should have continued to argue fo...
by lingy
4 Aug 2016, 10:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Party Split
Replies: 125
Views: 3532

Re: Party Split

All very sad. Look at most countries in the world - they allow a broad centre-right party and a broad centre-left party. Plus, of course, a few further out parties. Our crazy electoral system is producing subtle extremism in both Labour and the Tories. I kind of sympathise with the desire for change...
by lingy
11 Jul 2016, 10:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting a bike into a small car
Replies: 27
Views: 5304

Re: Getting a bike into a small car

Skoda Roomster... Now sadly not being made anymore but a fantastic cyclists' car. With two of the rear seats out can take a couple of bikes upright with wheels on. No messing around. I think production stopped about a year ago... Worth buying a used one. I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my wobbly...
by lingy
26 Jun 2016, 8:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: EU Ref...I Am Confused..Aren't You...
Replies: 1489
Views: 45448

Re: EU Ref...I Am Confused..Aren't You...

Interesting all the 'just lets get on with it comments'. As if reaction to a vote isn't part of the democratic process too.... Sorry to disappoint you but this debate is not going to go away. The faces of Johnson and Gove said it all on the morning after the election and apart from a few hard right ...
by lingy
25 Jun 2016, 11:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: EU Ref...I Am Confused..Aren't You...
Replies: 1489
Views: 45448

Re: EU Ref...I Am Confused..Aren't You...

There are many many people who were dissatisfied with many aspects of the EU but probably don't want the potentially disasterous consequences if withdrawal. Most rational examination of the options suggested that middle/unsure/provisional voters should have chosen remain and argued for EU reform fro...
by lingy
24 Jun 2016, 5:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Just voted? Which way did you jump?
Replies: 199
Views: 6144

Re: Just voted? Which way did you jump?

A real issue to each will be the view of the young. Barely disguised fury from all the young people I met today. The main issue is that they already feel battered by tuition fees, housing, job prospects, the age they will have to retire at etc etc. The older generation have supported governments tha...
by lingy
24 Jun 2016, 7:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Just voted? Which way did you jump?
Replies: 199
Views: 6144

Re: Just voted? Which way did you jump?

Very sad day and we will rue the day. I'm sure some have you have the seen the age split ... young people sold down the river. We will now see what a con the leave campaign was and what fun it will be handing our country over to far right mavericks. Tough times economically caused this but this disa...
by lingy
23 Jun 2016, 10:00am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist passing law approach, BC v CUK
Replies: 141
Views: 6402

Re: Cyclist passing law approach, BC v CUK

The 30mph and 20mph areas where I live are largely unenforced (the 20mph's totally). So should we get rid of them? No...because they send message about what is expected, normal, right. And there's ever so small a threat that an accident investigation would go against you if you were obviously speedi...
by lingy
19 Jun 2016, 11:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist passing law approach, BC v CUK
Replies: 141
Views: 6402

Re: Cyclist passing law approach, BC v CUK

I think CUK have missed a trick on this one. The focus on enforcement misses the point totally...large numbers of laws in the UK are nearly never enforced but send a strong clear message. I'm not sure anyone has ever been prosecuted for driving into the Advanced Stop Land at lights... despite this, ...
by lingy
23 May 2016, 7:31am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: What do you value in membership of CTC/CUK?
Replies: 52
Views: 3678

Re: What do you value in membership of CTC/CUK?

Ditto. It seems good value for the insurance but also for all the campaigning work they do on behalf of cyclists. Every cyclist should join either CTC/CUK or if more sport/racing orientated, British Cycling. Preferably both because both these organisations work hard for cycling. I'm a trendy consume...
by lingy
12 May 2016, 6:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: choice of cleats for clipless
Replies: 27
Views: 2533

Re: choice of cleats for clipless

We've used both Shimano and Look Keo at various times. Just to be clear, the float (allowed movement when clipped in) is a different issue to the release tension. We think at minimum tension Look Keo are quite a bit easier to get out of. If you do try look, try and make sure you get the cleats with ...
by lingy
9 May 2016, 9:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tram lines...
Replies: 33
Views: 2604

Re: Tram lines...

And Manchester. Brilliant trams but a blatant disregard for cyclists.


I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my wobbly bog brush using hovercraft full of eels