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by pedals2slowly
5 Jan 2020, 6:18pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: M-Check etc.
Replies: 42
Views: 835

Re: M-Check etc.

Are you guys National Standard Instructors or just trolls?

Bikeability requires us to teach basic safety checks and maintenance.
by pedals2slowly
4 Jan 2020, 11:30am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Cargo Bike Conversion
Replies: 19
Views: 2489

Re: Cargo Bike Conversion

https://www.electric-bike-conversions.co.uk/ used to do the conversions for you at extra cost, maybe legislation or their insurance prevents them now, I don't know. Give them a ring and ask the question, they were very helpful for me. Failing that the conversion is quite simple for an average bike m...
by pedals2slowly
1 Jan 2020, 6:01pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: M-Check etc.
Replies: 42
Views: 835

Re: M-Check etc.

M check is a very good explanation to year 4, 5 and 6 children AND pretty good for everyone else. Can't really see how it can be different fro different people as it is all encompassing, simple and efficient. I'm happy to take risks and sort out most problems on other people's bikes, been doing it f...
by pedals2slowly
30 Dec 2019, 9:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why did 'Peddlers' large cycle shop in Worcester close??
Replies: 21
Views: 2348

Re: Why did 'Peddlers' large cycle shop in Worcester close??

None of the posts above get very close to the facts. Peddlers was closed because the owner hadn't paid rent for months, the landlord forced the bankruptcy. The assets were sold to pay the debtors. The partner with the eye problem had left the partnership some time beforehand and was unaware of the s...
by pedals2slowly
27 Nov 2019, 9:54pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling with foot drop - I'd like to hear more
Replies: 2
Views: 489

Re: Cycling with foot drop - I'd like to hear more

My wife cycled with (one) foot drop due to MS. With spd clips she had no problems on the back of the tandem. Provided you have shoes clipped in i wouldn't have thought it would be a problem, but every case is different. Check with your consultant. She has primary progressive MS and eventually began ...
by pedals2slowly
27 Nov 2019, 9:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tenerife cycling and bike hire.
Replies: 11
Views: 801

Re: Tenerife cycling and bike hire.

robing wrote:Anyone have any info on Lanzarote? Going there in Jan.


Can't remember name of shop we hired MTB tandem from, but they dropped us off at airport when collecting tandem at end of hire and would have picked us up at the airport when we arrived if we'd asked.
Well worth asking!
by pedals2slowly
13 Nov 2019, 2:33pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Leading rides on busy roads.
Replies: 64
Views: 7304

Re: Leading rides on busy roads.

mattheus wrote:One could argue that the words "left" and "right" are confusing jargon! : P


It would appear that you could argue with anything......... : P
by pedals2slowly
12 Nov 2019, 7:51pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Future of CUK - survey
Replies: 24
Views: 1518

Re: How we should talk about Cycling UK - survey

Having done the survey I don't think this is aimed at real keen enthusiasts it needs to be sent to people who don't cycle much
by pedals2slowly
12 Nov 2019, 3:49pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Leading rides on busy roads.
Replies: 64
Views: 7304

Re: Leading rides on busy roads.

If you’re saying “ car up ahead” you’ve added another word, that could be a crucial time period, dependant on relative group / vehicle speed. Again, to say “ car back “ requires you to form the ‘plosive’ b, which interrupts the more flowing r-u sound. Try it, your lips don’t meet each other, until ...
by pedals2slowly
12 Nov 2019, 3:47pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Leading rides on busy roads.
Replies: 64
Views: 7304

Re: Leading rides on busy roads.

Should there be a need to single out the outer rider drops back into the space created by the inner rider in row 2 who has dropped back. A decent group knows and does this. It was banged into club newbies from day one. Of course now we have people who learn to ride on the www and by watching racing...
by pedals2slowly
12 Nov 2019, 3:43pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Leading rides on busy roads.
Replies: 64
Views: 7304

Re: Leading rides on busy roads.

“Car front” and “car back” don’t give you the third ( crucial ) bit of info, (what’s the vehicle doing). Hence the reason for the ( very much existent ) standard. Please explain why you need more information other than 'car-front' meaning a car is coming towards your front and 'car-back' meaning a ...
by pedals2slowly
12 Nov 2019, 3:27pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Leading rides on busy roads.
Replies: 64
Views: 7304

Re: Leading rides on busy roads.

“Car front” and “car back” don’t give you the third ( crucial ) bit of info, (what’s the vehicle doing). Hence the reason for the ( very much existent ) standard. Please explain why you need more information other than 'car-front' meaning a car is coming towards your front and 'car-back' meaning a ...
by pedals2slowly
12 Nov 2019, 3:23pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Leading rides on busy roads.
Replies: 64
Views: 7304

Re: Leading rides on busy roads.

For example, can you argue that "car up" meaning "car moving up the group" is more or less safe than meaning "car up ahead"? And then what about "car back" which I suspect is more widely understood but used by few? Agreed - precisely why 'Car-up' is not a sen...
by pedals2slowly
11 Nov 2019, 10:10pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Leading rides on busy roads.
Replies: 64
Views: 7304

Re: Leading rides on busy roads.

The only way to make it stick would be some law or court ruling, but that's a level of state interference that I hope we never suffer. Absolutely no reason why CUK/BC/DoT shouldn't extend the National Cycling Standards/Bikeability to include group riding, and from what some have being writing here,...
by pedals2slowly
11 Nov 2019, 4:47pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Leading rides on busy roads.
Replies: 64
Views: 7304

Re: Leading rides on busy roads.

Bad calls / non existent calls, are one of my pet peeves when leading a ride ( of which I have, many times ) Particularly when someone behind me, calls “car up”, and they are referring to a vehicle approaching me, from in front ( this happens a lot ). Newcomers have no idea what 'Car-up' or 'Car-do...