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by MikeF
11 Apr 2019, 4:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bikes on London-Cambridge Greater Anglia trains?
Replies: 29
Views: 1156

Re: Bikes on London-Cambridge Greater Anglia trains?

The last time I put a bike on an intercity train on the Norwich line, it had a guards' carriage. But even then, they didn't trouble anyone about booking unless they were over the capacity of the guards' carriage. It's a pity trains don't still have guard's (Guards are now supervisors as they don't ...
by MikeF
11 Apr 2019, 4:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bikes on London-Cambridge Greater Anglia trains?
Replies: 29
Views: 1156

Re: Bikes on London-Cambridge Greater Anglia trains?

4 bikes per unit (new trains) isn't great for promoting cycle travel. Something CUK should campaign for? Yes but they won't. See link below for a claim that they're settling for station parking. A recent discussion of this on here is https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=122245 Thanks...
by MikeF
10 Apr 2019, 7:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bikes on London-Cambridge Greater Anglia trains?
Replies: 29
Views: 1156

Re: Bikes on London-Cambridge Greater Anglia trains?

4 bikes per unit (new trains) isn't great for promoting cycle travel. Something CUK should campaign for?
The electrostars on Southern and SouthEastern have places for cycles and with holding straps except the latest units don't have straps (or didn't when I was last on one). Are Anglia ones different?
by MikeF
6 Apr 2019, 8:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Builders/lorries: are they allowed to park on cycle lanes?
Replies: 86
Views: 3200

Re: Builders/lorries: are they allowed to park on cycle lanes?

I don't see the problem. Just go round him, taking the lane. Carry on with your day. :) He is entitled to be there , just doing his, at times, difficult, job. No he's not if Drayton Park is within the GLC. (which I think it is) Rule 244 You MUST NOT park partially or wholly on the pavement in Londo...
by MikeF
6 Apr 2019, 8:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Favourite local climbs
Replies: 41
Views: 1336

Re: Favourite local climbs

Bet I am not the only one here who prefer cycling uphill, I do wish the laws of physics could be changed so that one might cycle uphill without having to ride down again :wink: That’s certainly odd :D The descent is my only incentive to climb. Agreed. I don't have any favourite climbs - only favour...
by MikeF
26 Mar 2019, 10:17pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Derby cyclists strip off to protest scrapping of bus and cycle lane
Replies: 6
Views: 3559

Re: Derby cyclists strip off to protest scrapping of bus and cycle lane

Making more lanes for motor vehicles will allow the number of motor vehicles using the road to increase. That alone will cause more pollution. Congestion may be reduced for a short term, but roads always fill to their capacity in busy areas.
Derby Council obviously has a Lord Winston way of thinking.
by MikeF
25 Mar 2019, 2:10pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: German helmet campaign backfires
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: German helmet campaign backfires

The campaign may have backfired on sexist grounds, but it was based on According to Germany's Road Safety Association (DVR), 430 cyclists were killed on Germany's streets last year - 14% more than in 2017. Only 8% of the target age group wear helmets, the DVR says. . This implies that most of the 43...
by MikeF
25 Mar 2019, 1:43pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bus controlled traffic lights
Replies: 74
Views: 5983

Re: Bus controlled traffic lights

Ideally at a junction such as this there would be a compact roundabout with single-lane approaches and exists on all arms. General traffic would need to merge into the bus lane on the approach. The way to ensure priority would be to install a set of lights to control the merge. These could would be...
by MikeF
24 Mar 2019, 11:47pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bus controlled traffic lights
Replies: 74
Views: 5983

Re: Bus controlled traffic lights

Guided bus lane here and further along . Guided buses have there own set of lights Bus controlled lights Motor traffic is held to allow the bus to pass. Left hand turn has bus detector. Therefore bus might be held for a short time while lights change. Non guided buses can't use the bus lane. Shared ...
by MikeF
23 Mar 2019, 10:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 593
Views: 105448

Re: A positive thread

I am ashamed to admit to working in 'logistics', that covers a multitude of sins, I am the only one who goes for a walk at lunchtime, is that normal? Is 'Coed Brechfa' correct, or 'Fforest', or both? You mentioned one of those bilingual Brechfapersons enthusing about conifers, what exactly were his...
by MikeF
23 Mar 2019, 9:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: new postie bikes
Replies: 15
Views: 1784

Re: new postie bikes

Looks as though only the front wheel has a brake, so is there a transmission brake or what? Presumably they have a parking brake as well. Aerodynamics don't look good - oh they have an electric motor. :roll:
by MikeF
23 Mar 2019, 8:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Specialized Allez Elite - Good Endurance Bike for 1K?
Replies: 14
Views: 1786

Re: Specialized Allez Elite - Good Endurance Bike for 1K?

Bonefishblues wrote:A new Harrier's about £1000 depending on spec.

Just saying :D

...oh, and they do part ex
And it's steel (631) so it ought to have a more comfortable ride.
by MikeF
22 Mar 2019, 7:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling to Egypt
Replies: 27
Views: 5906

Re: Cycling to Egypt

I frequently cycle to Holland.
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by MikeF
22 Mar 2019, 7:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How to report/deal with crazy road users?
Replies: 17
Views: 2978

Re: How to report/deal with crazy road users?

Curious how many have assumed the driver was drunk. He may have been, but who knows. :wink: I think the key word is "suspected." That's the great beauty of breath tests. No doubts. I didn't phrase my comment very well. Perhaps I should have written "Curious how many have assumed the ...
by MikeF
22 Mar 2019, 6:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cambridge - 2 left hooks in 2 days
Replies: 16
Views: 2835

Re: Cranebridge - 2 left hooks in 2 days

squeaker wrote:Presumed liability: simples :roll:
Unfortunately that has nothing to do with prosecution for an offence or even blame.