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by AndyBSG
6 Dec 2017, 9:03am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Proposed Cycle Facility Help?
Replies: 24
Views: 1337

Re: Proposed Cycle Facility Help?

I've contacted Cycling UK and had a reply saying someone will be in touch. If not, I'll have a stab at going through the proposals myself and pointing out everything wrong with them to ECC! Only looked at one of them in detail so far, the Great Baddow To City Centre Scheme and it is a bit of a joke....
by AndyBSG
5 Dec 2017, 1:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Proposed Cycle Facility Help?
Replies: 24
Views: 1337

Re: Proposed Cycle Facility Help?

Cheers Vorpal, that's a great help
by AndyBSG
5 Dec 2017, 11:53am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Proposed Cycle Facility Help?
Replies: 24
Views: 1337

Proposed Cycle Facility Help?

Hoping someone can help me with this. I live in Chelmsford and there has recently been a huge raft of road improvement schemes approved among which are a host of cycling lanes and facilities. However, as is usual, most of these new cycle routes appear to be nothing more than putting a few signs up a...
by AndyBSG
24 Nov 2016, 9:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Folkestone to Basildon
Replies: 15
Views: 1340

Re: Folkestone to Basildon

If I go north from there through Billericy, then I add an Ian Dury tribute in as well. Now you're going the way I use: Chadwell, Horndon, Dunton, Billericay, (then on through Stock and Chelmsford). The section through Burstead is quite attractive, but there's a major junction crossing the Southend ...
by AndyBSG
26 Oct 2016, 11:07am
Forum: On the road
Topic: London Bus Deliberate Collision?
Replies: 76
Views: 8353

Re: London Bus Deliberate Collision?

I think buses are particularly problematic for cyclists, they are big, they get close and there are a lot of them (in some urban areas close to a majority of the traffic). In all honesty, I don't think i've ever really had any issues with buses while cycling round London in comparison to Black cab ...
by AndyBSG
11 Oct 2016, 3:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: London Bus Deliberate Collision?
Replies: 76
Views: 8353

London Bus Deliberate Collision?

Not sure if this one has been discussed on here or not.

Given the cyclist was stopped at a junction ahead of the bus I really don't know how the driver can not have seen the cyclist there which makes you think this was kind of deliberate or am I missing something?

by AndyBSG
10 Aug 2016, 9:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I want to Ride London 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 978

Re: I want to Ride London 2017

I did it in 2014 and have to say that it's not an experience I really want to repeat. It is just dangerously oversubscribed, much like the London to Brighton for British Heart Foundation, and the number of accidents this year are an example. There are much more enjoyable charity rides out there that...
by AndyBSG
26 Jul 2016, 4:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best bike for my budget?
Replies: 20
Views: 1532

Re: Best bike for my budget?

As Bonefish mentioned getting rid of the suspension forks will make a huge difference in weight and performance. Suspension weighs you down and it also bleeds a huge amount of energy out of the bike meaning you have to work a lot harder. Also, on a sub £500 bike the suspension is likely to be really...
by AndyBSG
22 Jun 2016, 3:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Equipment To Take Whilest Riding
Replies: 41
Views: 2384

Re: Equipment To Take Whilest Riding

Most of what I have has been covered above but here's the full list of what's in my saddle bags or clipped onto my bike 2 spare inner tubes Tyre levers Multitool Pump Cable Ties(Can't beleive no one else has listed these, they fix everything!) Water Bottle Bike Lock Phone Cash Bank Card Water Proof ...
by AndyBSG
6 Jun 2016, 10:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why don't I use Wiggle?
Replies: 105
Views: 19099

Re: Why don't I use Wiggle?

Slightly related and not sure it justifies a separate thread.

With Halfords buying out Tredz and Wiggle merging with Chain Reaction does this mean were going to see a price war start between the two groups, to our benefit, or just slowly see a monopoly forming to our wallets detriment?
by AndyBSG
11 May 2016, 4:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Recommend me a new road bike tyre
Replies: 12
Views: 933

Re: Recommend me a new road bike tyre

Will be interested to hear what you go with in the end and how you get on. I think i'm in the minority in that i've never really had much luck with the widely praised Marathon Plus tyres and always used Specialized Armadillo's but these have recently been replaced with Armadillo Elite which don't re...
by AndyBSG
10 May 2016, 2:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Advance cycle traffic light spotted in London
Replies: 6
Views: 839

Re: Advance cycle traffic light spotted in London

iviehoff wrote:Anyone seen any others, or is this a first?


There's been one at the notorious Bow Roundabout for a year or so... Just a shame most of the traffic on that roundabout jumps the red lights during rush hour anyway making it of dubious benefit.
by AndyBSG
10 May 2016, 2:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Long Term Bike Storage - Maintenance
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Long Term Bike Storage - Maintenance

So, having been the proud owner of two bikes for around a year now i've found an unexpected downside. My shiny expensive road bike has now spent the last 8 months sitting in the garage untouched other than two charity rides while my more versatile hybrid is pretty much my bike of choice for anything...
by AndyBSG
7 Mar 2016, 3:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best road cycle for £600?
Replies: 12
Views: 2374

Re: Best road cycle for £600?

The Giant Defy models frequently get voted best entry level road bikes.

I started out on a Defy and even though I've gone through several higher spec bikes I still find myself comparing them all to my old Defy!
by AndyBSG
1 Mar 2016, 11:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 'Metrea' Groupset
Replies: 60
Views: 4289

Shimano 'Metrea' Groupset

http://road.cc/content/tech-news/180794-shimano-metrea-groupset-aimed-urban-cycling-market Shimano have launched a brand new groupset called the Metrea. Looks like it's possibly designed to sit in between the gap there is between road bike and MTB groupsets which could possibly make it ideal for hy...