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by gogledd58
21 Aug 2017, 5:58pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Police using dash cam footage
Replies: 26
Views: 3491

Re: Well done Wales

North Wales Police have been running 'Operation SNAP' for some time and they have advised cyclists that they will take helmet cam footage. I was in touch with the NWP Officer at about the same time as West Midlands Police were educating drivers in regards to 'close passing' and he advised that helme...
by gogledd58
2 Aug 2016, 5:33pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: What bike did you use?
Replies: 37
Views: 23864

Re: What bike did you use?

I rode LEJoG in May this year (2016) on a steel Spa Touring carrying just 2 Ortleib Roller Classic panniers and using YHA/B&B. My friend who rode with me did it on her Cannondale SuperSix Evo, with two 10ltr drybags attached to her seat stem and handlebars - I was impressed with how light she co...
by gogledd58
30 Jul 2015, 7:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: West Midlands - Route advice
Replies: 9
Views: 936

Re: West Midlands - Route advice

I forgot to report back on m trip - so making good on my promise: First thanks to everyone for some good advice. I finally settled on a route using cycle.travel I was very happy with the route apart from it directing me down a very muddy bridleway less than 2km from setting off. Fortunately my local...
by gogledd58
2 Jul 2015, 11:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: West Midlands - Route advice
Replies: 9
Views: 936

Re: West Midlands - Route advice

NO NO NO NO NO NO. Do not cycle the Shroppie. Seriously. Large parts of the 'Birmingham & Liverpool Junction' section (i.e. Nantwich-Wolverhampton) are uncyclable - some of the cuttings are often unwalkable, to be honest. The only bits of the Shoppie that I'd recommend for cycling are those whi...
by gogledd58
2 Jul 2015, 10:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: West Midlands - Route advice
Replies: 9
Views: 936

Re: West Midlands - Route advice

Thanks for the responses. As suspected from my experience on other waterways tow paths some and not as cycle-friendly as suspected. I'll try rerouting with the advice given. Your advice very much appreciated.
by gogledd58
2 Jul 2015, 6:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: West Midlands - Route advice
Replies: 9
Views: 936

West Midlands - Route advice

Hello, I'm planning to ride from Wrexham (North Wales) to Coventry this weekend. My route will take me via a friends house for an overnight stop in Dudley. Looking at Google Maps and Ride With GPS the cycle routes chosen are on canals in the area. Can anyone advise what the paths are like on the Shr...