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by mjr
17 Jan 2019, 10:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Duke In Rollover
Replies: 16
Views: 261

Re: Duke In Rollover

Reporters appear to be standing in the mouth of the lane to St Felix Chapel, which is the quietest arm of that crossroads by some way. The vehicles after impact appear to have landed on National Cycle Route 1 here: https://osm.org/go/0EUjxQr26-?layers=C&m= geo:52.80869,0.48473 Only a verge prote...
by mjr
17 Jan 2019, 7:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Choosing a Hook of Holland tour
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Choosing a Hook of Holland tour

Wanlock Dod wrote:If you are in Eindhoven then the Van Gough Cyclepath is an absolute must (turn your lights off when you get there).

http://www.vangoghvillagenuenen.nl/open ... path-.aspx - thanks.
by mjr
17 Jan 2019, 7:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Choosing a Hook of Holland tour
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Choosing a Hook of Holland tour

So what do you want to see? Apart from Texel I don't see anything that interesting on any of those. Personally, there's something for me on all of them: Texel on one, Baarle's bonkers borders on two others, the Vennbahn on another, and I've never visited Emmerich (our home town's twin) by bike or G...
by mjr
17 Jan 2019, 4:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Printing on line maps
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: Printing on line maps

Having palnned a route on bikehike co uk I tried it print it but the scale was not too good and the map only prinnted on half a page. I wondered if any one could recommend the best way of printing such maps ? My current approach is to use Viking to plot my downloaded GPX files onto suitable base ma...
by mjr
17 Jan 2019, 3:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Choosing a Hook of Holland tour
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Choosing a Hook of Holland tour

There's a group of us going on tour and we've a number of options to choose between, all starting and finishing at the Hook of Holland overnight ferry. Four days riding. Mixed group from first-timers to grizzled veterans with years of touring. Easygoing, 60 miles/day the absolute limit, prefer 40. L...
by mjr
17 Jan 2019, 3:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10720
Views: 266327

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

If there is no negotiation then the default trading terms are WTO - if they weren't what would be the point of the WTO??? The point of the WTO is to provide a "backstop" of rates and arbitration so that the world doesn't go back to the bad old days of tit-for-tat fluctuating tariffs, oner...
by mjr
17 Jan 2019, 12:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10720
Views: 266327

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Can anyone explain to me why a Customs union is such a difficult thing? You have to abide by the rules of the customs union which means that you cannot make your own trade deals with other countries. I'm fully in agreement with the Leave position on this: I know lots of Leave voters (there's old Mr...
by mjr
17 Jan 2019, 12:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10720
Views: 266327

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I wouldn't rule out Parliament instructing May to withdraw A50 at the last minute, instead of passing her deal. I think that so unlikely as to be inconceivable. Most MPs feel bound by the referendum vote and would not withdraw without a 2nd vote. Plus the Tory party would be whipped to support govt...
by mjr
17 Jan 2019, 12:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots
Replies: 159
Views: 3219

Re: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots

Even some of those on NCN routes. Some are ones the cyclists have established, but are not official, or officially recognised routes. It's a shame that there's no cyclist-run national organisation that wants to develop a network of good transport routes, isn't it? For now, it seems like we're left ...
by mjr
17 Jan 2019, 11:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10720
Views: 266327

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

If parliament does pass a motion like that from Nick Boles forcing May to propose a delay to A50, the EU will reject the delay. They have no incentive to approve it without a clear change in stance from the UK government – it’s just more delay. And May’s stance will not change, because there is no ...
by mjr
17 Jan 2019, 11:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How did you vote in 2016? How would you vote now?
Replies: 63
Views: 1005

Re: How did you vote in 2016? How would you vote now?

[XAP]Bob wrote:We have voted in favour of 98% of all EU legislation - heck we write a lot of it...

...including Article 50, for maximum irony.
by mjr
17 Jan 2019, 9:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Decent front battery light - Recommendations?
Replies: 23
Views: 631

Re: Decent front battery light - Recommendations?

jcborden wrote:I've been using one of these for the past few weeks, for commuting and general night riding (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07 ... UTF8&psc=1)

Only £39, with a nice wide beam pattern [...]

A shaped or O shape? Any legality markings?
by mjr
17 Jan 2019, 9:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Country mouse goes to the big city
Replies: 37
Views: 672

Re: Country mouse goes to the big city

fausto copy wrote:We were convinced the whole of the Midlands population were there. :(

It's always us midlanders who get the blame for some reason. There aren't that many, relatively: a fifth of England's people, spread over a third of its area.
by mjr
17 Jan 2019, 9:10am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How did you vote in 2016? How would you vote now?
Replies: 63
Views: 1005

Re: How did you vote in 2016? How would you vote now?

I voted leave and I'd do it again, those bullies in Brussels make me more determine than ever..... not forgetting the scaremongering coming from the remainers. Theresa May should go now and let a true brexitier handle the exit negotiations. Davies, Raab, Barclay - one problem is that May did let th...
by mjr
17 Jan 2019, 8:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Your vote on Mrs May's Deal ( just for today)
Replies: 55
Views: 1007

Re: Your vote on Mrs May's Deal ( just for today)

Tangled Metal wrote:I read a wto representative said to an Irish newspaper that there is nothing in the rules that would require a hard border between the Republic and Northern Ireland. Just to clarify that I hope.

I've read all kinds of nonsense from desperate people, too. Thank you for clarifying that others are.