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by mjr
26 Sep 2020, 12:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Slow cycling, bad experience
Replies: 74
Views: 1697

Re: Slow cycling, bad experience

I was always under the impression that when driving, if in doubt, slow down. I certainly feel safer cycling (and driving) slowing down rather than speeding up. Most of the comments here are from the fast cyclists who see their way as best, I'd be interested to hear from more of the slow brigade. Do...
by mjr
25 Sep 2020, 10:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Stuff at Aldi This Sunday 27/9/20
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: Bike Stuff at Aldi This Sunday 27/9/20

The description for the lights say ". Lights to be used in line with road vehicle lighting regulations" so I guess they're not K marked and so not sufficient to make you legally lit on their own. Shame. I wish they'd take a page from lidl's book.
by mjr
25 Sep 2020, 10:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists on the road with two bikes, up to no good?
Replies: 30
Views: 623

Re: Cyclists on the road with two bikes, up to no good?

Illegal because the ridden bike does not have two functioning brakes? And on the one being ridden only one can be used. Front hand brake and a backpedal brake could be used. As I've noted before, the UK law requiring two brakes only makes sense on utility bikes as a failsafe for a failed brake anyw...
by mjr
24 Sep 2020, 3:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Traffic Lights That Don't Sense Cyclists
Replies: 38
Views: 1038

Re: Traffic Lights That Don't Sense Cyclists

RH20 wrote:Are lights activated by weight on a sensor pad, light sensor or both?

More often induction sensors and/or infrared.
by mjr
24 Sep 2020, 3:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Primary schools cycle to school week
Replies: 15
Views: 307

Re: Primary schools cycle to school week

Don't get me started about sustrans cycle routes around here. 15 miles zig wagging to do a 7 mile journey on the main local cycle commute route. Good planning sustrans. Was the aim to make the public not use them???? See https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?p=1532727#p1532727 for a reply to th...
by mjr
24 Sep 2020, 3:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sustrans no good for touring
Replies: 149
Views: 5058

Re: Sustrans no good for touring

Replying to a bit of https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?p=1532705#p1532705 here instead because it's more on topic: Don't get me started about sustrans cycle routes around here. 15 miles zig wagging to do a 7 mile journey on the main local cycle commute route. Good planning sustrans. Was the ...
by mjr
24 Sep 2020, 2:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Traffic Lights That Don't Sense Cyclists
Replies: 38
Views: 1038

Re: Traffic Lights That Don't Sense Cyclists

A question - where is the 'WC&P rail trail'? Northeast from Icelton on https://www.cyclosm.org/#map=14/51.3931/-2.8847/cyclosm Ah, i've seen that as a possible through route on the OS but not got as far as trying it. Is it road bikeable? Not yet, as far as I know. It's not a right of way, one o...
by mjr
24 Sep 2020, 10:20am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Comments on our May 2020 LEJOG route
Replies: 23
Views: 1652

Re: Comments on our May 2020 LEJOG route

nickyboy wrote: only has about 2,000ft of climbing which we Peak District types would classify as "pan flat" :wink:

Your pancakes must have holes.
by mjr
24 Sep 2020, 10:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: End of train franchises
Replies: 24
Views: 595

Re: End of train franchises

The whole argument for privatisation was that competition is a good thing, We never had competition. I use several routes served by different operators offering different incentives. Whatever, I didn’t say it was a success, I said it was the basis of the sales pitch when it was privatised. Competit...
by mjr
23 Sep 2020, 10:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Traffic Lights That Don't Sense Cyclists
Replies: 38
Views: 1038

Re: Traffic Lights That Don't Sense Cyclists

foxyrider wrote:A question - where is the 'WC&P rail trail'?

Northeast from Icelton on https://www.cyclosm.org/#map=14/51.3931/-2.8847/cyclosm
by mjr
23 Sep 2020, 7:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Slow cycling, bad experience
Replies: 74
Views: 1697

Re: Slow cycling, bad experience

Autonomous vehicles will however have far better awareness of everything going on around them, and will be consistent in their behaviour... those two things alone will be a huge improvement. There won't be consistent behaviour unless you are going to force all vehicles to use basically the same pro...
by mjr
23 Sep 2020, 12:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Traffic Lights That Don't Sense Cyclists
Replies: 38
Views: 1038

Re: Traffic Lights That Don't Sense Cyclists

Highway Code Rule 176. If the traffic lights are not working, treat the situation as you would an unmarked junction and proceed with great care. It doesn't specify what "not working" means, but if the lights don't change at all, to my mind, they ain't working! Now that government policy i...
by mjr
23 Sep 2020, 12:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Traffic Lights That Don't Sense Cyclists
Replies: 38
Views: 1038

Re: Traffic Lights That Don't Sense Cyclists

There is a set of lights, over a narrow railway bridge, in North Somerset that are particularly annoying. More so because it's on an NCN route and there are signs instructing cyclists to obey the signals! Being on demand makes it very frustrating, the optical sensor just doesn't see cyclists. End r...
by mjr
22 Sep 2020, 3:35pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2020 Tour de France
Replies: 103
Views: 3748

Re: 2020 Tour de France

Along with Matthew van de Pol let's not forget! Do you mean Mathieu Van der Poel? I think he's signed to Alpecin-Fenix until end of 2023. Since when does signing a contract mean anything in sport :wink: :?: Fracky Placky man can probably afford to buy him out of it, but there's no report that they ...
by mjr
22 Sep 2020, 3:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Gang of six-impact on Xmas
Replies: 209
Views: 4289

Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

The lockdown was the only tool in the bag at that time. We didn't have the testing capacity of some nations, notably Germany. Waiting for a vaccine is not a strategy. I don't know why we aren't able to test the way other nations are but in the convoluted world of reporting statistics it's difficult...