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by Bicycler
26 Nov 2016, 1:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Vehicles parked on cycle lanes
Replies: 59
Views: 7776

Re: Vehicles parked on cycle lanes

Anything not in this list is, therefore, an offence and that would include parking or stopping in a mandatory cycle lane The prohibition of riding or driving in cycle lanes would indeed appear to prohibit parking in them. Though Thirdcrank has detailed above how the similar prohibition of driving o...
by Bicycler
24 Nov 2016, 8:02pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Crapper Cycle Lanes
Replies: 62
Views: 9395

Re: Crapper Cycle Lanes

The problem with the blue signs is that confusion is inevitable. Many other round blue road signs in the UK do give orders and pretty much identical signs are used in parts of continental Europe to denote compulsory cycle facilities.
by Bicycler
23 Nov 2016, 4:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Vehicles parked on cycle lanes
Replies: 59
Views: 7776

Re: Vehicles parked on cycle lanes

When does a cycle lane become a cycle track? When there are kerbs? When there are posts? When there's a cycle track order made? It's far from clear from the definitions but it seems that a lane is part of the carriageway whereas a track is segregated. The necessity for TROs to implement parking res...
by Bicycler
1 Jun 2016, 3:52pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: The Rebrand is Essential to our Future
Replies: 142
Views: 28789

Re: The Rebrand is Essential to our Future

I have been a member off and on since the mid 80's and have worked in the public sector with local and national government departments. I have a life long interest in cycling history and on a personal level was disappointed to see the rebrand. But on balance I can see that change was necessary. In ...
by Bicycler
31 May 2016, 7:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ear/headphones and listening to music?
Replies: 58
Views: 3258

Re: Ear/headphones and listening to music?

reohn2 wrote:Thinks... would you want to be riding you bike whilst partaking of the first two experiences in that list :shock:

I assumed that riding a bike WAS one of the first two experiences. I must be missing out on something :shock: :oops:
by Bicycler
31 May 2016, 7:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ear/headphones and listening to music?
Replies: 58
Views: 3258

Re: Ear/headphones and listening to music?

Sorry R2, I was addressing the post before yours. I'll edit it to make it clearer.

We agree :D
by Bicycler
31 May 2016, 6:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ear/headphones and listening to music?
Replies: 58
Views: 3258

Re: Ear/headphones and listening to music?

Because my hearing isn't the best I steer clear of headphones any way. Nevertheless, were I looking to modify my actions in the interest of safety I would want to see some evidence that the action under consideration is liable to indeed make me safer. If you go down the road of doing stuff simply b...
by Bicycler
31 May 2016, 3:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wearing helmet in UK - adults and children
Replies: 24
Views: 1797

Re: Wearing helmet in UK - adults and children

Yes, do enjoy your visit :D The UK has no helmet requirements for adults or children. Police in the UK are more strict about carrying passengers on bicycles, but a child in a child seat is perfectly fine.
by Bicycler
29 May 2016, 5:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cheap Sidewall dynamo + lights recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 568

Re: Cheap Sidewall dynamo + lights recommendations

Thanks for the reply. The budget can certainly stretch to the B&M dyno if it's markedly better. I just said inexpensive to avoid umpteen posts recommending dynohub wheelbuilds and premium headlights which make sense for enthusiasts but would be overkill here. Aside from the cost of a dynowheel b...
by Bicycler
29 May 2016, 4:41pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: "Chopper" Cyclist killed in 3-rider collision (Plastic hats)
Replies: 119
Views: 5477

Re: Cyclist killed in three-rider collision in Lancashire

The outcome was that in order to achieve the claimed benefits, more accidents involving head injuries would be occurring than before the helmet law was introduced. IN other words BHIT actually proved that helmets would not only be less safe, but would cause an increase in head inuries Their claims ...
by Bicycler
29 May 2016, 2:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cheap Sidewall dynamo + lights recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 568

Cheap Sidewall dynamo + lights recommendations

Just a request for some recommendations for an inexpensive dynamo setup for occasional use. The owner isn't awfully fussed about aesthetics but it's an old Raleigh 3 spd with a fair amount of chrome so it would be good if we could find lights with a silver colour rather than a big chunk of black pla...
by Bicycler
29 May 2016, 1:20pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: "Chopper" Cyclist killed in 3-rider collision (Plastic hats)
Replies: 119
Views: 5477

Re: "Chopper" Cyclist killed in 3-rider collision (Plastic hats)

Not really 'fairly damning', in fact fairly irrelevant. Mostly agree on that point, we can't interpret the HSE's statement as a criticism of cycle helmets. If, god forbid, helmets ever became mandatory under road traffic legislation the HSE would simply change their guidance. As you said earlier, m...
by Bicycler
29 May 2016, 1:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike shop turned my bike into Frankenstein's monster...advice?
Replies: 77
Views: 4113

Re: Bike shop turned my bike into Frankenstein's monster...advice?

Secondhand bike = no contract thats not complicated at all, its very simple. In this case Colin's correct, but just to clarify what he's saying because someone might misinterpret it as applying to all secondhand bike sales. The original retailer's 'contract' is with the person they sell the bike to...
by Bicycler
29 May 2016, 12:38am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: "Chopper" Cyclist killed in 3-rider collision (Plastic hats)
Replies: 119
Views: 5477

Re: "Chopper" Cyclist killed in 3-rider collision (Plastic hats)

This isn't an issue unique to cycle helmets. We quite frequently have discussions where certain people are using a narrow, technical definition of a term and others are using a broader definition. In this case I can understand why the term ppe might be used both narrowly and broadly. However, when w...
by Bicycler
28 May 2016, 11:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: carradice cotton capes?
Replies: 58
Views: 17389

Re: carradice cotton capes?

:D Yep, that was before the terms "hi-viz" and "invisible cyclists" were created, back when bright clothing was a choice and not a social obligation.