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by AndyHenderson
30 Aug 2020, 9:52am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Should local groups break away?
Replies: 27
Views: 1037

Re: Should local groups break away?

Well done for getting bums on saddles and showing that there are things MGs can do to encourage and support new riders. We also run an easy ride programme (which is how I got into cycling) and we support 'elevenses rides that allow people to participate in main rides - and the socialising at eleven...
by AndyHenderson
30 Aug 2020, 9:42am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Should local groups break away?
Replies: 27
Views: 1037

Re: Should local groups break away?

PH wrote:That looks an excellent project Andy, though like Gaz I thought the requirement to join CUK didn't apply to Community Cycle Clubs.


It may not, but it does apply to informal member groups which have to abide by Cycling UK and our local guidelines.

Andy
by AndyHenderson
29 Aug 2020, 5:21pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Should local groups break away?
Replies: 27
Views: 1037

Re: Should local groups break away?

CCC's and Member Groups are not mutually exclusive. We set one up as an informal member group (as defined in the member group guidelines) run by our volunteers. Riders still need to sign up to Cycling UK but the CCC has its own, local identity. More here: https://www.portsmouthctc.org.uk/wccc/ This ...
by AndyHenderson
24 Apr 2020, 5:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Does carbon fibre creak?
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: Does carbon fibre creak?

Thanks for the replies. Not sure whether to be reassured, or not.

Re: quick release - first thing I checked. I know where to look for creaks, I'm just worried the frame might be damaged.

Andy
by AndyHenderson
24 Apr 2020, 11:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Does carbon fibre creak?
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Does carbon fibre creak?

I went over a nasty pothole recently - double puncture and a torn tyre. Somehow managed to stay upright. Ever since I've had a continuous creak when pedalling. I can reproduce the creak by pressing down alternately on the left and right pedals. The creak seems to be coming from the down tube. Now, I...
by AndyHenderson
24 May 2018, 11:40am
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Is it just us, or do other groups find it difficult to get responses?
Replies: 13
Views: 8529

Re: Is it just us, or do other groups find it difficult to get responses?

I had no problems getting responses to emails until everything went quiet. It turned out that Cycling UK's email system had decided I was a spammer and was (silently) binning my emails. Once that was fixed, normal service resumed.

Andy
by AndyHenderson
11 Nov 2016, 2:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Thank you Havant CTC group
Replies: 7
Views: 2332

Re: Thank you Havant CTC group

Sorry it's taken a while, but I've managed to identify the two people involved and I've passed on your thanks.

Andy Henderson
Secretary, Portsmouth CTC
by AndyHenderson
19 Jul 2016, 10:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Phone Holder \ GPS Computer
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: Phone Holder \ GPS Computer

The elastic band is not phone specific but, if it helps, I use a Motorola G third generation.

Andy
by AndyHenderson
18 Jul 2016, 5:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Apps that can update tracking online
Replies: 1
Views: 309

Apps that can update tracking online

At Portsmouth CTC we've developed a simple tracking service that allows members to record their position online and see the position of others. You can read more about it at: http://www.portsmouthctc.org.uk/how-to-use-online-tracking/ I'm aware there are other services that do the same job, but it w...
by AndyHenderson
18 Jul 2016, 5:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Phone Holder \ GPS Computer
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: Phone Holder \ GPS Computer

FWIW I use one of these: http://getfinn.com/en/. It's a lot more stable than it looks. Not as easy to mount your phone as the one you linked to but considerably lighter and cheaper. The first time I used it, I was dead worried about over-stretching it but after quite a few rides it no longer bothers...
by AndyHenderson
19 Oct 2015, 11:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Comment piece in Telegraoh on behaviour of cyclists
Replies: 21
Views: 1466

Re: Comment piece in Telegraoh on behaviour of cyclists

I think the author might have read this...

https://aseasyasridingabike.wordpress.c ... -bicycles/

She's certainly keeping to the script.

https://aseasyasridingabike.wordpress.com is a very thought-provoking blog, BTW.

Andy
by AndyHenderson
14 Sep 2015, 11:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Question aimed specifically at male cyclists!
Replies: 34
Views: 1963

Re: Question aimed specifically at male cyclists!

FWIW I use unpadded bib tights over padded shorts in colder weather. Works well for me.

Andy
by AndyHenderson
7 Aug 2015, 2:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Full Mudguards for Disc braked Bike
Replies: 16
Views: 2377

Re: Full Mudguards for Disk braked Bike

My solution was to create my own stand-off for the mudguard stay on the disk brake side. I threaded a long bolt through the mudguard mount from the inside out. This resulted in a screw thread sticking out past the disk brake. I then threaded several nuts onto the screw thread until the last nut was ...
by AndyHenderson
28 Jun 2015, 8:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Grippy tape for handlebar accessories
Replies: 11
Views: 803

Re: Grippy tape for handlebar accessories

I use handlebar tape off-cuts where I can (it's a lot thicker than insulating tape!). Nice and grippy.
by AndyHenderson
8 Jun 2015, 12:23am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: What's happened to the 'CTC' shop
Replies: 25
Views: 4648

Re: What's happened to the 'CTC' shop

The CTC shop has disappeared from the national web site. Although the shop site appears to be active - it isn't. When I asked, I was told by someone at National that the CTC shop is not coming back again and that, instead, National is negotiating a discount for CTC members in the Wiggle shop. I've a...