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by mnichols
5 Apr 2019, 11:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: One Week in Ireland
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: One Week in Ireland

I'm doing a 1 week lap in June starting and finishing in Belfast, staying close to the coast but not following it pedantically - it's 1,200 miles whereas doing every coast road would probably be 3 or 4 times that, but we are doing the 4 coasts and the most southerly and northerly points Happy to sha...
by mnichols
25 Mar 2019, 6:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 189
Views: 8858

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

Tangled Metal wrote:Rewilding? Does anyone know what these upland areas should be like if man hadn't altered it?


Well in the area near me I'm guessing that there wouldn't be an Audi Garage and a Tesco Express
by mnichols
24 Mar 2019, 6:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 189
Views: 8858

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

Why is someone a fool because they want to alter their property to suit their needs? I get you dislike cars but many don’t. Each to their own. On an individual basis, it probably doesn't make much difference, but on a cumulative basis, they are destroying the environment for a convenience. Every la...
by mnichols
22 Mar 2019, 3:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is this forum really worth getting sacked over?
Replies: 17
Views: 3932

Re: Is this forum really worth getting sacked over?

Hi you, i don't comment much...i like to sit in the background unseen and watch instead... I have a little bit of a problem whilst i am at work.. i can't stop thinking about bikes.. all types of bikes.. It is that obsessive i am on here whilst i am getting paid at work and being disciplined due to ...
by mnichols
21 Mar 2019, 6:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Easyjet and CTC Poly bike bags
Replies: 20
Views: 3732

Re: Easyjet and CTC Poly bike bags

Thanks for the various reports. I will make sure I have a copy of the web site bike carriage details with me. It's worth printing them when you book, or as soon after as possible, especially with budget airlines. If they change the rules or T&Cs you need a copy of the ones that you signed up to...
by mnichols
20 Mar 2019, 7:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 189
Views: 8858

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

Given that independent research proves that its is damaging, what is your argument for it continuing? But with research you pays your money (or your prejudice) and takes your choice. I've seen research that shows there are greater numbers of songbirds in well-managed pheasant holding woodlands than...
by mnichols
20 Mar 2019, 2:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 189
Views: 8858

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

Not much to add over the comments I've made previously, tbh - I think there's arguments around net benefit of environment & habitat preservation. Individual liberty figures for me also, and so on. The individual liberty to kill animals for fun? Yes! It's not illegal. The fact that it isn't ille...
by mnichols
20 Mar 2019, 10:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 189
Views: 8858

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

Bonefishblues wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:On balance no ban for me.

Care to elaborate?

Not much to add over the comments I've made previously, tbh - I think there's arguments around net benefit of environment & habitat preservation. Individual liberty figures for me also, and so on.


The individual liberty to kill animals for fun?
by mnichols
19 Mar 2019, 7:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 189
Views: 8858

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

All I can say is, I want killing of animals for 'sport' banned entirely. No buts. (Pun intended!). There is absolutely no justification. Let the native game bird populations, unmanaged, diminish back to their natural levels. Although the Common Pheasant is an introduced species, I don't call for it...
by mnichols
18 Mar 2019, 5:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can Maps on a Garmin SD card be transferred between head units, please?
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

Re: Can Maps on a Garmin SD card be transferred between head units, please?

I have an 810 and when I need a map for a region that I don't have I create one using open source mapping (free). Whilst my 810 has a garmin map I have created a UK open source map for a friend. When I used it I thought that the open source map was better than the garmin one -it had more detail and ...
by mnichols
18 Mar 2019, 12:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 189
Views: 8858

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

[ I also wonder what side effects on the ecosystem all those pheasants/grouse etc that are bred and thrown out but not shot has? (Do they still use lead shot?) Wales have now banned driven shooting for this reason. The bio mass of pheasants and partridges released in Nov is greater than that of the...
by mnichols
18 Mar 2019, 12:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 189
Views: 8858

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

[ I also wonder what side effects on the ecosystem all those pheasants/grouse etc that are bred and thrown out but not shot has? (Do they still use lead shot?) Wales have now banned driven shooting for this reason. The bio mass of pheasants and partridges released in Nov is greater than that of the...
by mnichols
18 Mar 2019, 12:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 189
Views: 8858

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

[ I also wonder what side effects on the ecosystem all those pheasants/grouse etc that are bred and thrown out but not shot has? (Do they still use lead shot?) Wales have now banned driven shooting for this reason. The bio mass of pheasants and partridges released in Nov is greater than that of the...
by mnichols
18 Mar 2019, 12:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 189
Views: 8858

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

[ I also wonder what side effects on the ecosystem all those pheasants/grouse etc that are bred and thrown out but not shot has? (Do they still use lead shot?) Wales have now banned driven shooting for this reason. The bio mass of pheasants and partridges released in Nov is greater than that of the...
by mnichols
18 Mar 2019, 9:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 189
Views: 8858

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

[ I also wonder what side effects on the ecosystem all those pheasants/grouse etc that are bred and thrown out but not shot has? (Do they still use lead shot?) Wales have now banned driven shooting for this reason. The bio mass of pheasants and partridges released in Nov is greater than that of the...