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by andrewwoods
11 Jan 2019, 4:25pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Berridale braes
Replies: 44
Views: 76690

Re: Berridale braes

Bumping this old thread to say

RJ MacLeod has been awarded the construction contract as part of the £9.6 million Berriedale Braes project on the A9.
Construction is expected to get underway this year with completion expected in spring 2020.

Story here

Andrew
by andrewwoods
14 Oct 2018, 3:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyres for 1990s Raleigh Pioneer Classic
Replies: 11
Views: 689

Re: Tyres for 1990s Raleigh Pioneer Classic

Every day is a school day!

I wonder if that's why I had difficulty getting the tyres to stay on in the first place. I certainly had to push hard to get it over the rim, so hopefully it won't come off in a hurry.

I'll ride them a little, then check carefully.

Andrew
by andrewwoods
14 Oct 2018, 2:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyres for 1990s Raleigh Pioneer Classic
Replies: 11
Views: 689

Re: Tyres for 1990s Raleigh Pioneer Classic

I've found some markings on the rim which I had previously missed and with those and peetee's comments I've managed to get the Land Cruisers to go on and stay there ( I think). I'll give it a test ride next week when the current rain has gone.

Thank you
Andrew
by andrewwoods
11 Oct 2018, 1:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyres for 1990s Raleigh Pioneer Classic
Replies: 11
Views: 689

Re: Tyres for 1990s Raleigh Pioneer Classic

OK I'll try at the weekend

I found that table - that's what had pushed me to the Marathons, without success.

Thanks
Andrew
by andrewwoods
11 Oct 2018, 12:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyres for 1990s Raleigh Pioneer Classic
Replies: 11
Views: 689

Re: Tyres for 1990s Raleigh Pioneer Classic

I can't see any markings on the rims. What might I be looking out for?
by andrewwoods
11 Oct 2018, 12:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyres for 1990s Raleigh Pioneer Classic
Replies: 11
Views: 689

Tyres for 1990s Raleigh Pioneer Classic

Hi I have inherited a Raleigh Pioneer Classic like the one in the picture (not of my bike) from my late Father-in-Law. He bought it new in the 1990s, but didn't ride it much. I thought that it would make a good cycle-to-work bike, thus saving my Dawes for proper touring. But, I cannot find tyres whi...
by andrewwoods
20 Jul 2017, 2:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Whispbar Roof Rack - How many bikes?
Replies: 7
Views: 752

Re: Whispbar Roof Rack - How many bikes?

When the children were younger we managed to get five bikes (2 adult, 2 teenager, 1 child) on the roof of a Galaxy on several occasions.

It's a blooming long way up, though!

Andrew
by andrewwoods
10 Dec 2015, 1:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Steve abraham attempt
Replies: 517
Views: 53414

Re: Steve abraham attempt

There are frequently accidents here at the West end of the M27 where the road turns sharply after climbing a hill. At certain times of year the turn is straight into the sun.
Now I now about this and have the visor ready, but not everybody seems able to think in advance...
by andrewwoods
4 Dec 2015, 3:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Forth Road Bridge
Replies: 27
Views: 2767

Re: Forth Road Bridge

Looks like it's closed at least until the New Year.

In the meantime, Clackmannanshire Bridge will be used for vehicles travelling towards Fife, while the Kincardine Bridge will take vehicles travelling away from Fife.
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by andrewwoods
6 Nov 2015, 12:44pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclists Dismount
Replies: 84
Views: 9063

Re: Cyclists Dismount

Vorpal wrote:I've never seen anything like that in other countries. I recently came across the Norwegian 'equivalent' recently...


There's one here in Switzerland.

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by andrewwoods
30 Sep 2015, 5:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can my employer run a 'discretionary' Cycle to Work scheme?
Replies: 18
Views: 1104

Re: Can my employer run a 'discretionary' Cycle to Work sche

The alternative would probably be no Cycle to Work Scheme at all.
by andrewwoods
30 Sep 2015, 5:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can my employer run a 'discretionary' Cycle to Work scheme?
Replies: 18
Views: 1104

Re: Can my employer run a 'discretionary' Cycle to Work sche

Our scheme was the same - part of the 'flex benefits' package that runs from April - March. It includes holidays, childcare vouchers etc.

It wasn't a problem, I just had to wait for the next turn of the wheel.

Andrew
by andrewwoods
16 Apr 2015, 2:58pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Bus back from JoG
Replies: 6
Views: 9013

Re: Bus back from JoG

I took the train back from Wick to Inverness, then the Sleeper to London.

The train was slow, very slow, but it was a lovely calm day after 12 days of cycling.
by andrewwoods
4 Mar 2015, 3:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Eastern European cyclist escorted off motorway
Replies: 34
Views: 5838

Re: Eastern European cyclist escorted off motorway

We don't help the situation by using the same colour for cycle routes and motorways.

"Cycling? Yes - just follow the blue signs..."
by andrewwoods
13 Sep 2014, 10:13am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Off the see The Tour .....
Replies: 22
Views: 2295

Re: Off the see The Tour .....

Yes, likewise. Not sure I'll go again unless it's very convenient. BTDT :)