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by cozumel
19 Sep 2013, 11:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Need advice please on short tour with G.Son
Replies: 10
Views: 1224

Re: Need advice please on short tour with G.Son

Hi, If you want Hampshire, all off-road or shared with pedestrians, then I believe the following fulfils these requirements. Route 22 (National Cycle Network) will take you from Portsmouth to Havant. You could then switch to route 2 where the two routes interchange and head south onto Hayling Island...
by cozumel
16 Sep 2013, 11:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: RHA advert..
Replies: 56
Views: 4858

Re: RHA advert..

But how would the RHA know that cycle paths are often of a poor standard and sometimes arguably increase the level of danger? The answer is: they would if they cycled. In their recent debate, one of the MPs said how he usually drove everywhere, but had been persuaded to try cycling to Westminster, ...
by cozumel
16 Sep 2013, 10:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: RHA advert..
Replies: 56
Views: 4858

Re: RHA advert..

hexhome wrote:My apologies for my somewhat intolerant mood tonight, it will pass :)
You did nothing wrong. It is others who should be offering their apologies.
by cozumel
16 Sep 2013, 10:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: RHA advert..
Replies: 56
Views: 4858

Re: RHA advert..

The RHA have made six good points on bicycle safety: ⋅ There are plenty of idiots on cycles who routinely ride in the blind spots of HGV oblivious to their own safety. Unfortunately, I see it all the time whilst riding in primary position, a safe distance behind the truck. ⋅ Cycl...
by cozumel
16 Sep 2013, 8:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: about bikes on the tube...
Replies: 13
Views: 3294

Re: about bikes on the tube...

Thoughts,comments,rants at Tfl welcome :D Sorry. Nothing to say about the Stratford-Leyton stretch except that the tube is pretty much pants for cycles (imho). If I have to use public transport with my bike I tend to stick to the DLR and Overground. I also sometimes use the Thames Clipper for a rel...
by cozumel
16 Sep 2013, 4:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: WaterPROOF Cycling Gloves
Replies: 24
Views: 4527

Re: WaterPROOF Cycling Gloves

I've got Sealskinz Winter Cycle Gloves which are waterproof and very warm. Only effective in combination with a waterproof long-sleeved jacket as described above with the glove and jacket straps securely fastened. FYI, the thermal qualities will only work if the gloves are the correct size (too smal...
by cozumel
15 Sep 2013, 9:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cree Lights
Replies: 166
Views: 10541

Re: Cree Lights

If anyone is interested in a cheap, good quality light that is road-legal, I switched over to a Trelock LS 750 I-GO Front Light for EUR30. It emits either 30LUX or 15LUX in economy mode, is German StVZO approved. The beam is shaped and lights up the road ahead brilliantly. I am also visible to oncom...
by cozumel
15 Sep 2013, 8:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist v Car = Crash & Injuries
Replies: 24
Views: 5496

Re: Cyclist v Car = Crash & Injuries

With regard to access to a copy of an accident report

These are the prices listed by the Derbyshire Constabulary for example
by cozumel
15 Sep 2013, 7:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is this what some people regard as dangerous?
Replies: 52
Views: 5017

Re: Is this what some people regard as dangerous?

Yes, it is a waste of paint lol

I would cycle there, about 3 foot from the kerb, whether the cycle lane was there or not. I do feel the current design/layout makes things less safe for all the reasons stated in my previous two posts. I would prefer it not to be there for safety reasons.
by cozumel
15 Sep 2013, 7:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cree Lights
Replies: 166
Views: 10541

Re: Cree Lights

.... until someone can walk into any local bike shop and buy a legal light setup, I can't really blame people for buying lights which are suitable but not 'approved'... if only that were the case; people are wilfully deciding to buy what is arguably dangerous rubbish on the 'I'm alright Jack, sod y...
by cozumel
15 Sep 2013, 3:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist v Car = Crash & Injuries
Replies: 24
Views: 5496

Re: Cyclist v Car = Crash & Injuries

Hi; First up, wanted to say I hope you weren't too seriously injured and that you make a full and speedy recovery. Also that your bike is easily repaired too. Have some questions though (no apportion of blame implied): What were the weather conditions? What were the prevailing traffic conditions (bu...
by cozumel
15 Sep 2013, 2:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cree Lights
Replies: 166
Views: 10541

Re: Cree Lights

So what's worse - bright lights or no lights? The Lumicycle lights I used to use were nothing more than 12v spotlights at £200, they seemed ok at the time, I used to commute down country lanes and whilst they probably dazzled the odd driver but it used to slow them down. After reading all the garba...
by cozumel
15 Sep 2013, 2:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cree Lights
Replies: 166
Views: 10541

Re: Cree Lights

@meic and Adam S I 100% do agree with the definition of 'roadworthiness" as being safe for the road. But I think the the definition as 'road-legal' takes precedence as the law is the law whether we agree with it or not. I personally do not consider pedal reflectors increase safety as I don't be...
by cozumel
15 Sep 2013, 1:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cree Lights
Replies: 166
Views: 10541

Re: Cree Lights

If a cyclist is on the road at night without operational lights that conform to UK regulations, then they should not be cycling. Their vehicle is not fit for the road and is considered unroadworthy for use during the hours of darkness . This isnt true on any level. Regulations and safety are two di...
by cozumel
15 Sep 2013, 1:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cree Lights
Replies: 166
Views: 10541

Re: Cree Lights

If the regulations do not say that modifying a light to conform to British standards is acceptable then the law should probably be updated imho. Re enforcement - I'm just saying that enforcement of all traffic regs should be consistently applied for all types of vehicles (not just for lights). That ...