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by Vitara
14 Sep 2020, 8:26pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Covid-19 : Rule of Six reinstated - September 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: Covid-19 : Rule of Six reinstated - September 2020

If you maintain a safe distance from the Ramblers and Footballers it will reduce the risk of your group of six coming into contact with Covid 19, thereby ensuring your grass roots cyclists can continue riding, rather than becoming ill, or needing to self isolate. We (as in my local club) are finding...
by Vitara
14 Sep 2020, 8:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best Garmin type computer for bicycle tourist?
Replies: 40
Views: 2070

Re: Best Garmin type computer for bicycle tourist?

Indeed, Eneloop were I think the first of the so called low discharge rechargeable batteries. In my limited experience the Ansmann slow discharge batteries seem to outperform the Sanyo/Panasonic originals. Yes I have heard good things about them You don't see them around much though. Surely if they...
by Vitara
4 Sep 2020, 6:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What is a gravel bike ?
Replies: 98
Views: 3227

Re: What is a gravel bike ?

What some people find laughable is the marketing BS that accompanies all this; of course you should choose a bike on its merits but when you see so many folk trudging sheeplike into bike shops and bleating 'I want a gravel bike' without necessarily knowing why, or whether other types of bike might ...
by Vitara
4 Sep 2020, 2:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What is a gravel bike ?
Replies: 98
Views: 3227

Re: What is a gravel bike ?

Gravel Bike - What an awful idea? I'm glad I don't take much credence of the advice and the opinions handed out on this forum. I chose a Gravel Bike to replace my worn out Audax bike two and half years ago. It was chosen because the specification exactly matched what I was looking for in a bike. The...
by Vitara
4 Sep 2020, 2:03pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cycling UK's LEJOG 'Main Route'
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Cycling UK's LEJOG 'Main Route'

Take a look at the Cicerone Route (book by Nick Mitchell)

This is pretty much the route used by Peak Tours LeJog, is suitable for Road Bikes while avoiding busy main roads wherever possible.
by Vitara
13 Aug 2020, 9:13pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: The age concession: a crisis of conscience
Replies: 68
Views: 2527

Re: The age concession: a crisis of conscience

The long term members were paying the full membership fees until they reached 65 yrs of age. Perhaps the ctc thought they would thank their long term supporters with a concessionary rate, once they reached pension age. Hard to believe today I know, but maybe as the Cyclist Touring Club they had an ...
by Vitara
13 Aug 2020, 8:29pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: The age concession: a crisis of conscience
Replies: 68
Views: 2527

Re: The age concession: a crisis of conscience

Both. Most long standing members seem to be over a certain age, well at least the ones I know are! I was referring to long standing members who have paid in over many years, as previous ctc members and will now be expected to start paying £48 per annum. . Logically yes Long Standing Members will be...
by Vitara
30 Jun 2020, 3:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo to usb advice
Replies: 15
Views: 638

Re: Dynamo to usb advice

Although you don't currently require lighting it might be worth considering the B&M Lumotech IQ2 Luxos U That way you'll have a decent light and the benefit of a USB take off point. The early models suffered problems with water ingress, but that seems to have been resolved. I've been using mine ...
by Vitara
25 Jun 2020, 7:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GPS/Sat nav for deliveries
Replies: 12
Views: 508

Re: GPS/Sat nav for deliveries

I think you might be better with a local A-Z map book, especially if you intend to continue with the volunteering role. Using a sat nav you're likely to always be dependent on it. With a map book you will quickly learn key locations and the best routes to use. Within a few weeks even new locations w...
by Vitara
19 Jun 2020, 2:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on GPS Trackers
Replies: 13
Views: 530

Re: Advice on GPS Trackers

I use a Vodafone V Multi Tracker, in my case so my minder knows where I am, especially on Night Riders. After initial purchase it costs £2/month. Charge lasts about 4 days. I've had it a year, take it with me on all my rides & have been happy with it. It's currently on special offer at £22.50 h...
by Vitara
13 Jun 2020, 9:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on GPS Trackers
Replies: 13
Views: 530

Re: Advice on GPS Trackers

I use a Vodafone V Multi Tracker, in my case so my minder knows where I am, especially on Night Riders. After initial purchase it costs £2/month. Charge lasts about 4 days. I've had it a year, take it with me on all my rides & have been happy with it. It's currently on special offer at £22.50 T...
by Vitara
13 Jun 2020, 8:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on GPS Trackers
Replies: 13
Views: 530

Re: Advice on GPS Trackers

I use a Vodafone V Multi Tracker, in my case so my minder knows where I am, especially on Night Riders. After initial purchase it costs £2/month. Charge lasts about 4 days. I've had it a year, take it with me on all my rides & have been happy with it. It's currently on special offer at £22.50 ht...
by Vitara
28 May 2020, 9:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Test, Track and Trace - I don't understand
Replies: 37
Views: 854

Re: Test, Track and Trace - I don't understand

No idea how well the track and trace will work, but our own experience of testing this week has been OK Through the test centre in less than 30 minutes, results (negative) texted to us 36 hours later. Of course others may have different experiences, but as people are more likely to report a bad expe...
by Vitara
27 May 2020, 8:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Aluminium Upright Car Roof Bike Bicycle Carrier
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Aluminium Upright Car Roof Bike Bicycle Carrier

I've used these for steel, aluminium and a carbon bike without problem.

I have recently upgraded to a thule proride 598, a bit more expensive, but much easier to secure the bikes and remove them, which helps when putting them on to the roof of a fairly tall SUV.
by Vitara
7 May 2020, 3:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What will we look back on from the COVID crisis: Positive, Amusing, Frustrating
Replies: 38
Views: 1224

Re: What will we look back on from the COVID crisis: Positive, Amusing, Frustrating

Amusing:

The best way to encourage the general population to take regular daily exercise is to tell them they can't go out because there is a risk they may catch a life threatening disease.