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by mjr
17 Jun 2018, 7:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Customs madness and 'dangerous objects'
Replies: 18
Views: 399

Re: Customs madness and 'dangerous objects'

Our (already cutting it close for time) tour group got security screened at Dover this year. Off the bikes, we went through an airport-style gate, putting metal and rucksacks into trays that went through an x-ray machine, answering any questions. Then we got back on the bikes and rode on, bikes, bar...
by mjr
16 Jun 2018, 8:22am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why isn't there a cycles on trains campaigns from Cycling UK?
Replies: 152
Views: 3839

Re: Why isn't there a cycles on trains campaigns from Cycling UK?

Simple but expensive. Most of our railway corridors are narrow and low and we get trains that can go along most of them because they don't plan far ahead where the trains will be used later in their lives.
by mjr
15 Jun 2018, 10:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Hire Shops in Blackpool
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Bike Hire Shops in Blackpool

https://www.bikeandgo.co.uk/the-bike/ Looks like it would be hard going to cover any real distance tho'! Thanks for the response - agree that distance might be a problem with these bikes Are you two people who've not ridden them? They're Raleigh Amsterdams - not lightweight sports bikes but they've...
by mjr
15 Jun 2018, 9:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons
Replies: 98
Views: 2319

Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Of course there are issues where most of the "British" products are simply packaged in Britain and passed off as British, but why are some campaigns acceptable, and others unacceptable But Wetherspoons is only buying British as a side-effect of refusing to buy from the EU. It's not a posi...
by mjr
15 Jun 2018, 7:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Looking for a set of pedals and shoes (newbie)
Replies: 16
Views: 392

Re: Looking for a set of pedals and shoes (newbie)

Fraz101 wrote:Can you kind people offer me some recommendations...?

Don't bother with clips unless you need to eke out every watt of peak power and are willing to accept all the compromises of funny shoes, falls while learning and possibly after and so on. Good grippy rubber blocks are far better.
by mjr
15 Jun 2018, 6:58pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Forum changes my wording
Replies: 70
Views: 1180

Re: Forum changes my wording

Returning to the OP topic, why does brexíteer get autocorrected to supporter of brexit and not brexiter, while remoαner goes to remainer and not supporter of remain? It's just perpetuating the overwordy remainer myth, isn't it?
by mjr
15 Jun 2018, 4:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Newhaven > Reading and Reading > London routes?
Replies: 18
Views: 300

Re: Newhaven > Reading and Reading > London routes?

Thanks for these additional tips and suggestions, all. Nirakaro: is there an official website for booking trains in the way you did? I live in France and am not familiar with the names of the various train companies, etc. The official sites of the two train companies you'll use are http://www.south...
by mjr
15 Jun 2018, 4:02pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bike racks on buses
Replies: 45
Views: 965

Re: Bike racks on buses

I've pu forward why front fitted bike racks aren't a viable consideration for the UK,and why rear fitted one would be better,that's only a layman's opinion and as posted previously YVMV .TBH nothing I seen or read has changed my mind. I've explained why that so-called "common sense" seems...
by mjr
15 Jun 2018, 3:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: World cup - looking forward?
Replies: 45
Views: 758

Re: World cup - looking forward?

https://www.radiotimes.com/news/2018-06-15/when-are-england-playing-in-the-world-cup-2018/ gives your riding times: Game 1: Monday 18th June, 7pm Game 2: Sunday 24th June, 1pm Game 3: Thursday 28th June, 7pm If England finish first in Group G… They’ll play Monday 2nd July 2, 7pm, v runner-up of Grou...
by mjr
15 Jun 2018, 3:41pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Halfords Cycling UK discount
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: Halfords Cycling UK discount

It's sad that CUK hasn't a deal with Association of Cycle Traders or some other local bike shop network, instead of copying BC and promoting this big box chain that refuses to pay into the Bike Hub fund.
by mjr
15 Jun 2018, 2:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 388
Views: 74571

Re: A positive thread

Quick ride this morning, checking the current state of the shortest access to the old railway line, the checking out another couple of back lanes so I can update the surfaces on OSM. Took the attached picture near point 1 of http://cycle.travel/map/journey/68134 - you can't get there in a car :)
by mjr
15 Jun 2018, 1:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bike racks on buses
Replies: 45
Views: 965

Re: Bike racks on buses

Let's imagine for a moment that the users of some type of motor vehicle were campaigning for reasons of their own convenience to have a broadly similar arrangement mounted on the front in opposition to the safety-based decision of the DVSA. That would make sense - but the DVSA decision was "on...
by mjr
15 Jun 2018, 1:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons
Replies: 98
Views: 2319

Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Just me or is it always Remainers who jump onto threads shouting about boycotting establishments based on the referendum. Not aware of any time a Brexit supporter suggested boycotting something because it was a Remainers place. Are they bad losers? Huh? Where in this thread is a remainer doing that...
by mjr
15 Jun 2018, 1:32pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Forum changes my wording
Replies: 70
Views: 1180

Re: Forum changes my wording

It's a bit like being a soccer referee, every spectator can do it infinitely better, but when it's Sunday morning on the rec, it's the same handful of volunteers getting it in the neck. And like being a soccer referee, it's easy to imply that those complaining about bias have no experience but ther...
by mjr
15 Jun 2018, 1:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bike racks on buses
Replies: 45
Views: 965

Re: Bike racks on buses

So everyone just ignores the safety and security arguments? I don't understand this post. :? These points have been made in brief here and in more detail on the website but I'll elaborate: Front-mounted bike racks are better for safety because the driver can directly visually verify that the bikes ...