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by pedals2slowly
21 Oct 2019, 2:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Statistics for insurance claims against ride leaders
Replies: 19
Views: 799

Re: Statistics for insurance claims against ride leaders

CUK have replied to my query:- 'I don’t think we can provide this information as it’s commercially sensitive but I can tell you that the incidence of claims is so rare that I can only think of one case in the last 10 years, which was against an instructor rather than a ride leader. This is why our p...
by pedals2slowly
17 Oct 2019, 6:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Statistics for insurance claims against ride leaders
Replies: 19
Views: 799

Re: Statistics for insurance claims against ride leaders

Ah, social media, talk about going off at tangents! OK, the answers to your "can anyone" and "does anyone" direct questions seems to be "no", but it's difficult to be sure. I've remembered why I don't view this forum that often :roll: Is it because lately you ask quest...
by pedals2slowly
17 Oct 2019, 2:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Statistics for insurance claims against ride leaders
Replies: 19
Views: 799

Re: Statistics for insurance claims against ride leaders

Ah, social media, talk about going off at tangents!
I've remembered why I don't view this forum that often :roll:
I have already enquired of CUK but am not optimistic of a useful reply such is my experience of their member or affiliate group support.
by pedals2slowly
16 Oct 2019, 10:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Statistics for insurance claims against ride leaders
Replies: 19
Views: 799

Statistics for insurance claims against ride leaders

I am a long standing committee member, ride leader and rider with two member groups and an affiliated club. With all three groups I try to encourage more members to lead rides. We use CUK to train our ride leaders, at least 24 at the last count. One of the excuses that members give is fear of being ...
by pedals2slowly
10 Aug 2019, 8:57pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Cycling companion/s sought. Shrops/Heref/Worcs/W.Mids
Replies: 1
Views: 2607

Re: Cycling companion/s sought. Shrops/Heref/Worcs/W.Mids

Ken, Kidderminster CTC 'B-Rides' may well suit you, several riders use e-bikes and are a similar age. Have a look at http://kidderminsterctc.co.uk/ Worcester & Malvern CTC Tuesday rides may also be suitable, again there is at least one octogenarian on a e-bike See http://www.worcesterctc.co.uk/c...
by pedals2slowly
5 Jul 2019, 8:28pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: H&S and Risk assessments
Replies: 18
Views: 5305

Re: H&S and Risk assessments

Absolutely agreed, anyone in industrial H&S knows that PPE is bottom of the list in 'Hierarchy of controls', if ONLY we could get the general public, politicians, safety 'campaigners' and other cyclists to understand that there are many many things to tackle before helmet wearing it would be a t...
by pedals2slowly
5 Jul 2019, 2:17pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: H&S and Risk assessments
Replies: 18
Views: 5305

Re: H&S and Risk assessments

In health and safety terms:-
A hazard is something that can cause harm, e.g. collision with car, cold weather, falling off bicycle, etc. A risk is the chance, high or low, that any hazard will actually cause somebody harm.
by pedals2slowly
27 Jun 2019, 10:40pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: H&S and Risk assessments
Replies: 18
Views: 5305

Re: H&S and Risk assessments

I think the key to it is getting the 'dynamic RA will be used to monitor the ongoing safety of trainees' onto the written risk assessments, and also something along the lines of 'where written risk assessed junctions are deemed unsuitable on the day instructors may use other locations provided they ...
by pedals2slowly
26 Jun 2019, 9:36pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: H&S and Risk assessments
Replies: 18
Views: 5305

H&S and Risk assessments

Anyone else wondering if written risk assessments are fit for purpose? In my opinion the critical risk assessment is the dynamic one being constantly conducted by instructors on the road or at the roadside, as such these should take precedence over any written 'snap shot' risk assessment and control...
by pedals2slowly
21 May 2019, 4:42pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Leading rides on busy roads.
Replies: 12
Views: 3291

Re: Leading rides on busy roads.

so your post and pedals2slowlys posts are based on a complete failure to properly read my own words. Well you have done exactly the same as you accuse us of which just goes to show is how useless social media is to debate such an issue. There are plenty of knowledgeable cyclists without my cycle tr...
by pedals2slowly
18 May 2019, 11:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Avid BB7 broken disc caliper
Replies: 23
Views: 2057

Re: Avid BB7 broken disc caliper

Hi Brucey, The wear caused by disc contact is minimal, as you can imagine it only takes a few rotations to put marks into the caliper which you notice immediately when riding. The furthest extent of this slight wear is at least 2 mm from the fracture edge so pretty doubtful that this contributed to ...
by pedals2slowly
18 May 2019, 10:16pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Leading rides on busy roads.
Replies: 12
Views: 3291

Re: Leading rides on busy roads.

Never single file unless 4 or less riders. Maintain a cohesive two abreast group acting like a slow moving vehicle. If you look organised and tidy you will get treated well. if you have some two abreast and some singling out it gets messy and dangerous. If I'm on the back of a group I will always ri...
by pedals2slowly
18 May 2019, 10:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Avid BB7 broken disc caliper
Replies: 23
Views: 2057

Avid BB7 broken disc caliper

So has anyone else experienced this sort of disc brake caliper failure? ZyroFisher don't seem interested, saying it is a 'one off' They are old and I'm not bothered about 'warranty' replacement but I do have them on two other bikes and a tandem, so can I trust them? I can't remember much about fract...
by pedals2slowly
10 Mar 2019, 5:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?
Replies: 75
Views: 5699

Re: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?

I would be interested in your build spec when complete cheers Esoteric i think! Normal Touring/Sunday ride/ rough stuff set up will be Hase rear hub, Schmidt dynohub front Schwalbe 622x37 Marathon tyres ESGE guards Flat bars with bar ends Shimano Deore 3 x 9 speed (11 - 32) Stronglight chainset 46/...