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by pedals2slowly
2 Apr 2020, 9:54pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Anyone on zero hours know if they'll get paid anything yet?
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Anyone on zero hours know if they'll get paid anything yet?

My local authority is paying for cancelled sessions in March but no other info on April and beyond yet.
Anyone else on a zero hours contract know how they will fare in terms of payment during Corona Virus lockdown????
by pedals2slowly
2 Apr 2020, 11:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Covid19 - How far should we cycle each day?
Replies: 135
Views: 3295

Re: Covid19 - How far should we cycle each day?

I think CUK assume that the majority of 'modern' members are unable to fix mechanical failures...........................mostly because the mobile phone gets them out of trouble these days. The most amazing thing about cycles is that they can generally still be ridden, scooted or 'paddled' after mos...
by pedals2slowly
31 Mar 2020, 9:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Covid19 - How far should we cycle each day?
Replies: 135
Views: 3295

Re: Covid19 - How far should we cycle each day?

I crashed more when helmet-using, so I won't be restarting doing that, and riding in daytime means you encounter more people so that's iffy. I don't see a problem with not overdoing it. Glad somebody is staying on topic :-) Do you crash more when wearing a helmet due to 'risk compensation'? We need...
by pedals2slowly
31 Mar 2020, 5:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Covid19 - How far should we cycle each day?
Replies: 135
Views: 3295

Re: Covid19 - How far should we cycle each day?

Nobody seems to have really mentioned the mental health aspect of going for a long ride in the countryside, apart from the 'smiling cyclist' example. Looking at the law '(m)to avoid injury or illness or to escape a risk of harm' is the key phrase for me. Due to family circumstances I would be unable...
by pedals2slowly
14 Feb 2020, 2:28pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Pay
Replies: 24
Views: 1857

Re: Pay

Incidentally I have word of mouth from the highest authority in CUK that the funding for extra Bikeability WILL be forthcoming and repeated when I expressed my scepticism.
I'm not holding my breath!
by pedals2slowly
14 Feb 2020, 2:26pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Pay
Replies: 24
Views: 1857

Re: Pay

Hi, So as a cycling instructor (whatever that job entails) as I said further up post suitable only for- Retired financially well off. / those who want to do low paid work for the Samaritan good feeling factor. I think I understand your opinion, however it feels rather condescending. It may appear s...
by pedals2slowly
9 Feb 2020, 11:38am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Pay
Replies: 24
Views: 1857

Re: Pay

In the organisation I work for NSIs have many different circumstances. Some work pretty much full time and earn say £2000+ a month in busy summer term time months. Most of these have other jobs, such as kitchen fitter, gardener, children's entertainer etc which fill in the school holidays and quiet ...
by pedals2slowly
8 Feb 2020, 10:51am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 22822

Re: Why wear black?

It's a shame that sensible debate cannot be pursued on virtually all internet forums.
It goes to show that keyboard warriors have a strange perspective on life.
Time to unsubscribe to this topic methinks (again)
by pedals2slowly
7 Feb 2020, 10:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 22822

Re: Why wear black?

BlueRider wrote:If you think Hi Via is there to make you be seen more, you are misunderstanding it's purpose and value.


Common sense trumps intellectual argument
by pedals2slowly
7 Feb 2020, 10:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 22822

Re: Why wear black?

Unbelievable that there continues to be cyclists defending their right to be less visible to motorists. I blame Sky and other pro-teams for adopting low visibility clothing. I'll lecture all day to everybody and take the mickey out of anyone who chooses 'cool' black. I'm seriously considering issuin...
by pedals2slowly
7 Feb 2020, 10:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Road Cycling in Paphos, Cyprus.
Replies: 3
Views: 3056

Re: Road Cycling in Paphos, Cyprus.

In case anyone else searches this forum for Paphos, Cyprus bike routes:- The 'Bike shop routes ain't that good, especially the out and back ones, though the B6 east is very good and quiet. There are some amazingly quiet country roads, just follow the main roads, no traffic out of tourist season, but...
by pedals2slowly
7 Feb 2020, 9:45pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Pay
Replies: 24
Views: 1857

Re: Pay

I work for a local authority that pays mileage from home to site but not the hours (Which i don't mind as I invariably get a nice bike ride out of it) They pay £9.55 per hour (NSIQ) plus £1.38 per hour to cover holiday entitlement etc. Yes, it's a zero hour contract, lunch time lost is lost and so e...
by pedals2slowly
5 Jan 2020, 6:18pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: M-Check etc.
Replies: 42
Views: 1230

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: 2841

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: 1230

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...