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by MikeF
15 Jul 2018, 8:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The missing £46 billion
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: The missing £46 billion

horizon wrote:

Since 2010 FairFuelUK has saved drivers over £100bn in planned tax hikes in duty and VAT through constructive and objective campaigning.


Just think how many potholes (motorists biggest complaint) could have been fixed for that money!
by MikeF
15 Jul 2018, 7:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: What’s the difference between London’s Quietways and Cycle Superhighways? A brief explainer
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: What’s the difference between London’s Quietways and Cycle Superhighways? A brief explainer

Khan was going to outdo Boris with cycling schemes and spend triple? the amount of money. Doesn't seem that's happening.
by MikeF
1 Jul 2018, 11:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: compulsary bells back on the agenda!
Replies: 48
Views: 1874

Re: compulsary bells back on the agenda!

If you're being considerate when coming from behind others then a bell/horn is absolutely not required and definitely not desirable, as per the poster above, what if someone has impaired hearing or is totally deaf, do you keep on ringing your bell incessantly in the same way a motorist leans on the...
by MikeF
1 Jul 2018, 11:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: An intro: I'm New to Cycling
Replies: 11
Views: 494

Re: An intro: I'm New to Cycling

I don't know the area at all, but cycle.travel suggests it's about 10 miles, probably much less as the crow flies, but you need to cross the Thames which seems to make for a detour. I should imagine motor traffic could be heavy on some roads so some planning ie looking at routes and maps before the ...
by MikeF
29 Jun 2018, 10:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Physiology of a Cyclist
Replies: 31
Views: 1192

Re: Physiology of a Cyclist

Not sure what I look like, except an old geezer on a bike!
by MikeF
29 Jun 2018, 10:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best option for rack mounted reflector rear light - road legal for light and reflector?
Replies: 13
Views: 594

Re: Best option for rack mounted reflector rear light - road legal for light and reflector?

gaz wrote:Spanninga Elips XB. I have the Philips version (dynamo) from which it was spawned, happy with mine.
I have two of the Philips version and I thought they have only one led. The Elips has 6. :shock: I don't don't know how much current it draws.
by MikeF
29 Jun 2018, 10:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: compulsary bells back on the agenda!
Replies: 48
Views: 1874

Re: compulsary bells back on the agenda!

I find bells are more useful off road. But considering bells with a good ping cost under a fiver just what is all the fuss about? You can ring your bell at me as much as you like and I wouldn't hear it. Using your voice or a brake pedal would be much more effective. If you can't hear a bell how can...
by MikeF
29 Jun 2018, 10:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Squirrels!
Replies: 72
Views: 5043

Re: Squirrels!

Squirrel ran into the front wheel this morning. I'd swear it did a whole revolution caught in the spokes before falling out. Front wheel then went over it. No sign of it after, must have scurried back into the bushes. I can't imagine it's feeling too well :( . You claim the prize! I recall standing...
by MikeF
29 Jun 2018, 9:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Squirrels!
Replies: 72
Views: 5043

Re: Squirrels!

When I was a lad you could take your dead grey squirrel to the appropriate authority who would pay you 2 Bob for them. The scheme was abandoned in 1958 when they realised they couldn't control them by culling. http://www.greysquirrelcontrol.co.uk/history-of-control.php :( 2 Bob! I must have been li...
by MikeF
24 Jun 2018, 8:48am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: compulsary bells back on the agenda!
Replies: 48
Views: 1874

Re: compulsary bells back on the agenda!

I find bells are more useful off road. But considering bells with a good ping cost under a fiver just what is all the fuss about?
by MikeF
18 Jun 2018, 11:24pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How to improve safety at a junction
Replies: 16
Views: 523

Re: How to improve safety at a junction

Possible options:- Remove the cycle lane altogether and narrow the mouth of the junction Make Broad Street one way if that's possible. Introduce a 20mph speed limit. Cycles don't travel fast compared with cars. Why does Highways want to slow the slowest vehicle? Humps/platforms should be designed to...
by MikeF
18 Jun 2018, 10:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close passing
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: Close passing

I think commuting probably is the most likely time for close overtakes. I don't find close overtakes occur very frequently, but I don't commute. The vast majority of drivers seem to overtake with ample clearance. I also notice I tend to cycle slightly further from the kerb than some cyclists but not...
by MikeF
18 Jun 2018, 10:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!
Replies: 151
Views: 5263

Re: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!

So why are they only considered to be cyclists, surely they are runners and swimmers too. Where is the outrage directed at triathlons n swimming running types? Because the horse was hit by someone cycling and not by some running or swimming. And a cyclist not looking where he was going at that. I d...
by MikeF
18 Jun 2018, 6:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!
Replies: 151
Views: 5263

Re: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!

Pulling over and waiting isn't always a good option with horses. They aren't cars, they have minds of their own, and some of them will think that they have been pulled over because something is wrong, and get edgy and start looking for what the 'problem' is. You could be right, but it appeared to m...
by MikeF
17 Jun 2018, 3:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New A21 cycle route appears good in parts
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Re: New A21 cycle route appears good in parts

Grandad wrote:I did this ride a few weeks ago and somehow ended up in the enormous trading estate with no signed escape route :(

It's not just me then!