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by mjr
23 Feb 2019, 9:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 4 Day Norfolk Tour Recommendation
Replies: 16
Views: 262

Re: 4 Day Norfolk Tour Recommendation

The coast road round North Norfolk down to Great Yarmouth can be busy in the summer but inland around the Broads - if you stick to the yellow roads on the os maps you will find life pretty quiet. Actually, around the coast, National 1 and Regional 30 are a pretty good choice, avoiding the busy coas...
by mjr
23 Feb 2019, 5:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on cross channel ferries
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: Bikes on cross channel ferries

I thought that if you went Harwich to Hook of Holland overnight you could bring your bike into your cabin. One bike, that is, so you would need a single cabin. I have just sent a query to DFDS to confirm/deny this. I will report back. Harwich-HvH is Stena not DFDS and you would only want to carry a...
by mjr
23 Feb 2019, 2:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on cross channel ferries
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: Bikes on cross channel ferries

The last two years, DFDS at Dover have had bike racks just inside the car deck and then once full, there are bars along the walls to tie to as directed. Two and three years ago, Stena's Harwich lines have had metal fences slotted into the deck to lean bikes against and tie to. In both cases, saddle ...
by mjr
22 Feb 2019, 4:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Triggering traffic signals with magnet?
Replies: 37
Views: 2168

Re: Triggering traffic signals with magnet?

In a slight thread swerve, I am reminded of the cases where people have been fined for going into a bus lane or crossing a red light line when an emergency vehicle has behind them, going 'blues and twos'. I have little sympathy for the whiny, entitled crybabies who make up the overwhelming majority...
by mjr
22 Feb 2019, 11:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Triggering traffic signals with magnet?
Replies: 37
Views: 2168

Re: Triggering traffic signals with magnet?

I rang the police on this one, and got the curt answer " no one can give you permission to go through a red light" Highway Code? Does that not count? :wink: Only when you break it and the police want it to. Which is currently the lower fine: crossing the stop line or cycling on the paveme...
by mjr
22 Feb 2019, 11:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: earth hour - 30.3.2019 - how useless is that?
Replies: 23
Views: 1811

Re: earth hour - 30.3.2019 - how useless is that?

brynpoeth wrote:Useless again this year :(

Don't worry. The lights may be off involuntarily if mad May's team fail to negotiate a deal with the French, German, Japanese, American, Chinese... owners of our electricity conversion plants!
by mjr
21 Feb 2019, 5:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?
Replies: 82
Views: 2364

Re: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?

So far I've been using the hoods when out of the saddle but might try the drops as some have suggested above. I would tend to use the hoods when climbing (I believe the aforementioned Wiggo was one of the few pro cyclists to use the drops when climbing), only the drops into a headwind or when sprin...
by mjr
21 Feb 2019, 5:36pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: feedback about moderation
Replies: 47
Views: 4273

Re: feedback about moderation

How do you reason that? What part or parts do you think are not satisfied? ⋅ The individuals are not easily identifiable (you would have to go and look up who it might be) ⋅ The statement is not likely to "cause them loss in their trade or profession" ⋅ The s...
by mjr
21 Feb 2019, 4:12pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: feedback about moderation
Replies: 47
Views: 4273

Re: feedback about moderation

The libel of the newly-independent MPs at https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?p=1327247#p1327247 was reported but left unchanged. Do opinions now vary about what libel is? I don't think that statement could be classed as libellous, because it does not, in my opinion, "defame a named or i...
by mjr
21 Feb 2019, 2:18pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: feedback about moderation
Replies: 47
Views: 4273

Re: feedback about moderation

Personally, I think it's better to explain by reply why something is ableism, sexism, racism, etc., rather than banning them outright, except when they are clearly offensive. Also, it can be difficult for moderators to make appropriate judgements about something, especially if they do not belong to...
by mjr
21 Feb 2019, 2:14pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Threads reappearing as unread
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Threads reappearing as unread

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=128273 just appeared as 100% unread to me. What happened? Is it me?
by mjr
21 Feb 2019, 2:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Triggering traffic signals with magnet?
Replies: 37
Views: 2168

Re: Triggering traffic signals with magnet?

If the lights fail to change for you, they are defective, so you can go through the red light carefully and legally as per the Highway Code. Rule 176 https://www.gov.uk/using-the-road-159-to-203/road-junctions-170-to-183 Aren't all traffic lights "not working" for cyclists, strictly speak...
by mjr
21 Feb 2019, 2:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Triggering traffic signals with magnet?
Replies: 37
Views: 2168

Re: Triggering traffic signals with magnet?

Any metal will activate them and it doesn't need much. If they don't detect a pedal cycle they need adjustment. The vehicle must pass directly over the loops. Their position can generally be identified by faint grooves in the road surface although I suppose they may be hidden if a road is top-dress...
by mjr
21 Feb 2019, 12:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: Travel Insurance

What's so significant about 4000 metres for insurance purposes? I've an Admiral travel policy and hiking and trekking have a 4000 metre altitude restriction. Although it covers cycling there is no altitude limit for the activity. The policy has no cycle related exclusions other than MTB downhill ra...
by mjr
21 Feb 2019, 12:19pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours
Replies: 65
Views: 2980

Re: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours

The cycling restriction on Bridge Street in Peterborough is between 9am and 6pm. It is unclear why only that part of the city centre has a cycling restriction thus making it impossible to remain cycling and cross the city centre whilst avoiding the traffic on the busy and congested surrounding road...