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by BobSweet
19 Aug 2019, 7:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Sustrans Lejog route advice for south Manchester
Replies: 6
Views: 2991

Re: Sustrans Lejog route advice for south Manchester

We actually Sustrans choose it.
by BobSweet
28 Jul 2019, 8:36am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LeJog on the NCN | Leaving in September | Is there ANYTHING else that I should know?
Replies: 42
Views: 5571

Altrincham To Manchester

The section from Altrincham at the end of the disused railway line to the centre of Manchester has a poor surface, a few busy bits, awkward gates and a few places with no signs. There is an alternative using the Bridgewater Way cycle path alongside the canal. You pick up the sustrans route again at ...
by BobSweet
6 Jul 2019, 2:09pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Sustrans Lejog route advice for south Manchester
Replies: 6
Views: 2991

Sustrans Lejog route advice for south Manchester

You follow cycle routes 62, 60 and then 6. Generally the signage is descent rather than good. You may have to look around to find some of them. I am planning to knit some Lejog and Jogle signs to help. On page 103 on the Sustrans book the text description is sort of right: “At Hardy Farm take a left...
by BobSweet
26 Sep 2018, 2:41pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Sustrans LEJOG route through Manchester
Replies: 10
Views: 4630

Re: Sustrans LEJOG route through Manchester

Thanks All, My first thoughts: LEJOG: follow route 62 to Altrincham, then when it becomes road instead of cycle path take the road to the bridgewater canal (200 yards south of route 62). Follow cycle path on bridgewater way to the science and industry museum in central Manchester and the pick up the...
by BobSweet
14 Sep 2018, 8:09pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Sustrans LEJOG route through Manchester
Replies: 10
Views: 4630

Sustrans LEJOG route through Manchester

Sustrans now have a LeJog route that comes very close to where I live (Altrincham). I have talked to two groups in the last few weeks going North to South, both have complained about the route through Manchester. Now we have some excellent routes on the canal towpaths (e.g. Bridgewater way). I would...
by BobSweet
10 Aug 2018, 5:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Seat Reservations with Cycle spaces
Replies: 23
Views: 1260

Seat Reservations with Cycle spaces

Any chance someone in Cycling UK could talk to the train companies so that we get seat reservations near the cycle spaces on trains. We keep getting messages about looking after your belongings on the train, then you get seat reservations in one coach and cycle space reservations in another coach. T...
by BobSweet
24 Jan 2018, 4:38pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycle magazine not in plastic please.
Replies: 45
Views: 21082

Cycle magazine not in plastic please.

Yesterday I binned the plastic bag that cycle magazine comes inside. The circulation is 51,000, we each get six magazines a year, that is 306,000 plastic bags in the bin, nearly a third of a million every year. Time for a change to paper envelopes I think.
by BobSweet
10 Dec 2017, 8:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Trailer
Replies: 19
Views: 1263

Re: Bike Trailer

I have one of these from about 15 ago, much the same design, mine just mounts onto the seat tube. Great for local trips, shopping, delivery etc. Took it 12 miles yesterday, probably it's lonest ever trip. As other have said not light, so not the thing for touring, but for local stuff it is great. Lo...
by BobSweet
14 Jul 2017, 10:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Flat bar to drops on a tandem, Braking/ gear change options
Replies: 6
Views: 415

Re: Flat bar to drops on a tandem, Braking/ gear change options

If you are anywhere near Manchester I have an old Cinelli drop bars with brake levers you can have. Needs cleaning up and a some scratch marks from removal.

bob sweet
by BobSweet
28 Apr 2017, 9:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tandem John O'Groats to Burwick
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: Tandem John O'Groats to Burwick

Many thanks Andrew, great idea we will do that.

bob sweet
by BobSweet
27 Apr 2017, 4:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tandem John O'Groats to Burwick
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Tandem John O'Groats to Burwick

Has anyone taken a tandem on the ferry from John O'Groats to Burwick in the Orkneys?

They don't answer the phone and so far my question by email hasn't been answered.
by BobSweet
19 Dec 2016, 9:29am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Smidsy videos - are insurance companies interested?
Replies: 4
Views: 1056

Smidsy videos - are insurance companies interested?

Does anyone know if the Insurance companies have been approached to see if they are interested in the videos we take of dangerous drivers?
by BobSweet
18 Nov 2016, 5:34pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Halfords wired bike computer (speedo)
Replies: 4
Views: 6323

Re: Halfords wired bike computer (speedo)

I've bought a "Halfords Essentials 5 Function Cycle Computer" doesn't do average speed, but all I really wanted was a mile count and it seems to be doing fine.
by BobSweet
28 Sep 2016, 10:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anyone else ever lubed their spokes to reduce noise?
Replies: 5
Views: 726

Re: Anyone else ever lubed their spokes to reduce noise?

I tried lubrication on the spokes to stop a noise. But in the end replacing the freewheel fixed it !
by BobSweet
28 Sep 2016, 10:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...any good links regarding legislation about parking a bicycle
Replies: 19
Views: 1816

Re: ...any good links regarding legislation about parking a bicycle

I think the correct cause of action is to approach the Station Manager to get the bike parked at the station at a convenient place! If that doesn't work then the train company that runs the station.