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by mjr
18 Feb 2020, 10:02pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Worse UK Cities For Cycling?
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Worse UK Cities For Cycling?

Plans schmans. Norfolk has lovely plans. They've just set a zero budget for building anything before 2024, though. Hope you have better luck! Do you have a link to their plans?
by mjr
18 Feb 2020, 5:34pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Paint is not protection
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Paint is not protection

I deliberately chose a to study cycle lane that complied the 1.5m standard rather than an absurdly narrow affair. At the time many campaign groups were arguing for cycle lanes to be widened to this standard so I wanted to see if it was adequate. What standard's that? It's been minimum 2m + 0.2m pai...
by mjr
18 Feb 2020, 11:07am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Getting the bikes to Penzance
Replies: 11
Views: 564

Re: Getting the bikes to Penzance

That's really interesting - I'm wondering if it's a new service as I haven't been aware of a Cardiff service coming through Liskeard. It is indeed an Express Sprinter with its two bike spaces. My guess is that although the seats are reservable, the bike spaces aren't. I don't think you would have h...
by mjr
18 Feb 2020, 9:16am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Re: Recycling helmets (helmets sub-forum)
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Re: Recycling helmets

Do you have any evidence that the supposed protection device actually offers significant protection? Else you are effectively doing the modern version of criticising people for advocating against carrying a rabbit's foot. Well, yes there is evidence, called "tests" and especially "re...
by mjr
17 Feb 2020, 8:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Woodtourer's next Euro Tour
Replies: 29
Views: 975

Re: National Express booked!!!

I know - more importantly, Heathrow isn't on the line to Portsmouth but Feltham is. That's why I wrote to ride from T4 to Feltham, or from T5 to Staines, using the bike to bridge the long-discussed Heathrow Southern rail link. Both connections are mostly cycleways, often iffy and sometimes vanishin...
by mjr
17 Feb 2020, 2:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 786
Views: 113966

Re: Cycle Travel Question

It's it possible to see who plotted a saved route found in a search?
by mjr
17 Feb 2020, 2:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Woodtourer's next Euro Tour
Replies: 29
Views: 975

Re: National Express booked!!!

mjr, are you sure you can take a (built) bike on the tube at Heathrow? I thought they are classed as deep stations. Not the tube. The train. See https://www.heathrow.com/at-the-airport/airport-maps/travel-between-terminals for instructions, including using the machines to get a free inter-terminal ...
by mjr
17 Feb 2020, 12:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 786
Views: 113966

Re: Cycle Travel Question

Can't one simply use c.t to route between EV6 and the campsites, loading three routes into the device at once? Even my current lightweight map app will show up to four routes at a time.

I think having another routing option like that will mean someone buying c.t another server.
by mjr
17 Feb 2020, 10:58am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 786
Views: 113966

Re: Cycle Travel question!

gpx's for Eurovelo routes are available (but maybe subject to copyright?) Liberally-licensed gpxs for routes can be downloaded from https://cycling.waymarkedtrails.org but the branching/alternate routes is often a problem. It's fixable technically but I think some bits would cause disputes over whi...
by mjr
17 Feb 2020, 9:40am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 255
Views: 4257

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

Banning hi-viz (or helmets, or stab-vests, or anything else that is a little over-the-top, but doesn't directly harm anyone else) is NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN in the UK. (fog lights are illegal in good vis, but no-one ever gets pulled for that! :P ) So Utility'Cs campaign is irrelevant. I suspect he's ...
by mjr
16 Feb 2020, 8:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: New supermarket without cycle parking
Replies: 42
Views: 1150

Re: New supermarket without cycle parking

Local Tesco petrol forecourt convenience store had cycle parking included in it's planning application. Sure enough cycle parking was provided, Sheffield stands as far away from the entrance as physically possibly and I have no doubt it was very little used if at all. That's not allowed in Norfolk....
by mjr
16 Feb 2020, 8:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Woodtourer's next Euro Tour
Replies: 29
Views: 975

Re: National Express booked!!!

If you offer it in exchange for and in advance of the bikes being loaded, it is not a tip and I strongly advise against offering bribes in a place like an airport that is relatively crawling with police these days. They probably will have bigger things to worry about but they might be bored so why c...
by mjr
16 Feb 2020, 6:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Woodtourer's next Euro Tour
Replies: 29
Views: 975

Re: National Express booked!!!

reohn2 wrote:If all else fails a £20 note can work wonders :wink:

Just in case our US friends fail to detect sarcasm, let's remind everyone that bribery is now a criminal offence in England for both parties. https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/20 ... y-offences
by mjr
16 Feb 2020, 5:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Favourite spots in Western France
Replies: 26
Views: 655

Re: Favourite spots in Western France

Very visited, but I liked Arcachon near Bordeaux, which is nearyour route. Former convalescence resort, briefly home to Alexandre Dumas. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcachon
by mjr
16 Feb 2020, 4:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Woodtourer's next Euro Tour
Replies: 29
Views: 975

Re: National Express booked!!!

mjr, are you sure you can take a (built) bike on the tube at Heathrow? I thought they are classed as deep stations. Not the tube. The train. See https://www.heathrow.com/at-the-airport/airport-maps/travel-between-terminals for instructions, including using the machines to get a free inter-terminal ...