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by Adam S
12 Oct 2016, 7:21pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: The helmet section?
Replies: 586
Views: 21220

Re: The helmet section?

Dave W wrote:The point was that cycling accidents are rife - I didn't see any banged head on kitchen cupboard headlines..

News stories report the notable, not the commonplace. We could use your methodology to show that murders are rife. What is this obsession with individual reports when we have statistics?
by Adam S
11 Oct 2016, 9:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Loyn Bridge Gressingham to Hornby
Replies: 11
Views: 2657

Re: Loyn Bridge Gressingham to Hornby

No idea why they couldn't leave the bridge open for pedestrians and cyclists
by Adam S
11 Oct 2016, 8:58pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Towpath survey
Replies: 27
Views: 4507

Re: Towpath survey

Often maintenance isn't the issue. It's the question of whether towpaths should be improved for bicyckes. I'm in favour of allowing cycles to use towpaths but I'm not sure I'd like to see all towpaths 'upgraded' to a tarmac strip.
by Adam S
11 Oct 2016, 9:56am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Lawmaking by the bereaved?
Replies: 56
Views: 2328

Re: Lawmaking by the bereaved?

I suspect that these people already hold the perception that cycling is dangerous and that the experience of cycling simply acts to reinforce that view. I suspect that too. People in the UK almost invariably regard cycling as significantly riskier than it actually is. Even many cyclists often talk ...
by Adam S
8 Oct 2016, 11:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling abroad and the Warranty system
Replies: 22
Views: 1432

Re: Cycling abroad and the Warranty system

Thanks Horizon, I hadn't spotted the other thread. Can the threads be merged? What I've said holds true for any goods bought from a retailer (physical or online). If bought second hand, from a private individual, or at auction most of the above won't apply. Manufacturers' warranties are almost alway...
by Adam S
8 Oct 2016, 11:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling abroad and the Warranty system
Replies: 22
Views: 1432

Re: Cycling abroad and the Warranty system

Manufacturer warranties are not required by law and are often highly restrictive. If something isn't explicitly stated you aren't covered for it. No doubt a load of T&Cs will have been provided with your bike or at online warranty registration. It is standard for warranties to stipulate a parti...
by Adam S
28 Sep 2016, 8:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle path speed
Replies: 61
Views: 4824

Re: Cycle path speed

Well I rather think we should all (regardless of mode of transport) modify our behaviour in consideration of other traffic
by Adam S
28 Sep 2016, 12:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle path speed
Replies: 61
Views: 4824

Re: Cycle path speed

I would on a quiet rural road.I wouldn't where there was alot of traffic
by Adam S
27 Sep 2016, 7:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle path speed
Replies: 61
Views: 4824

Re: Cycle path speed

Your post reads like you think pedestrians are obliged to stay on one side of the line, I don't believe this to be the case. Not 'obliged'. There is no legal requirement but it is clearly intended that pedestrians should be aware of the segregation and should at least move over to the pedestrian si...
by Adam S
26 Sep 2016, 3:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle path speed
Replies: 61
Views: 4824

Re: Cycle path speed

To the average UK pedestrian the white line down the path is just more irrelevant white paint. UK councils like putting cycle/ped symbols where segregated paths join roads but not anywhere along the route. Even a relatively diligent pedestrian might not be clear which side is which when they have b...
by Adam S
23 Sep 2016, 11:59am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle path speed
Replies: 61
Views: 4824

Re: Cycle path speed

Sometime there will be necessary width restrictions. But "not wide enough" often just means we are unwilling to reallocate any space from motor vehicles: http://www.aviewfromthecyclepath.com/2014/10/our-streets-are-too-narrow-for-cycle.html The same away from roads. A 2m alley between buil...
by Adam S
23 Sep 2016, 10:52am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle path speed
Replies: 61
Views: 4824

Re: Cycle path speed

In the NL far more pedestrian are cyclists . To the average UK pedestrian the white line down the path is just more irrelevant white paint. UK councils like putting cycle/ped symbols where segregated paths join roads but not anywhere along the route. Even a relatively diligent pedestrian might not b...
by Adam S
23 Sep 2016, 10:41am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling on footpaths
Replies: 13
Views: 1662

Re: Cycling on footpaths

We mostly agree. I was defending the decision to allow cyclists to use bridleways. The extension of access land to cyclists is much more realistic than a blanket extension of cycle rights to footpaths. A huge proportion of the footpaths cyclists actually want to ride are in these areas. The idea of ...
by Adam S
22 Sep 2016, 12:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Taking the Lane
Replies: 21
Views: 1634

Re: Taking the Lane

Sorry, I was referring to Adam's comment: "This is exactly what Cyclecraft and The Highway Code are" One further point: I do not think it is safe to assume that being the recommended reading makes Cyclecraft conclusive. Unlike the National Standards, it remains - despite the publisher - th...
by Adam S
22 Sep 2016, 11:47am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Taking the Lane
Replies: 21
Views: 1634

Re: Taking the Lane

Yes. Though I would again caution against implying an equivalence with the Highway Code because the Highway Code's status in highway law is unique.