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by HaroldBriercliffe
4 Oct 2017, 4:56pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7331
Views: 366429

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Rules amendment
by HaroldBriercliffe
3 Oct 2017, 5:15pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: are electric assist bikes the future ?????
Replies: 17
Views: 1848

Re: are electric assist bikes the future ?????

My eZee sprint gave good service. Two new batteries in four years though proved expensive. Chopped it in for Sports electric and that was fine until it wasn't. £180 for new battery plus £90 for annual service was a bill too far and led me to take an offer on it from the dealer I bought it 2nd hand f...
by HaroldBriercliffe
2 Oct 2017, 4:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Early Birds !
Replies: 7
Views: 1071

Re: Early Birds !

There are few finer rides out than an early morning spin along our deserted promenade then home for breakfast.
As an older retired chap finding that I have to rise quite early these days a nice ride, with the sun just up; redeems the morning.
by HaroldBriercliffe
2 Oct 2017, 2:43pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling Weekly's sub editor blunder
Replies: 17
Views: 2493

Re: Cycling Weekly's sub editor blunder

That caption in the Comic was in poor taste as was reflected in the following week's apologetic editorial.
Move on.
IMO the Comic isn't what it once was but there's enough of interest in there most weeks to keep me buying it.
Hutch, on form; can be worth the cover price alone.
by HaroldBriercliffe
30 Sep 2017, 3:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: It is earnestly to be hoped - we love the Manchester Guardian / the Independent!
Replies: 144
Views: 15506

Re: It is earnestly to be hoped - we love the Guardian!

Public sector job ads keep the Graun ticking over.
Awful paper otherwise.
by HaroldBriercliffe
28 Sep 2017, 2:45pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Advice Please on informal group riding
Replies: 24
Views: 15358

Re: Advice Please on informal group riding

They do have that workshop handbook on line and it's most informative. Frankly I have rather been frightened off putting my head above the parapet on this one. If nobody is organiser then no one is liable beyond their own insurance cover. That's an individual choice. I have the CUK member 3rd party ...
by HaroldBriercliffe
28 Sep 2017, 2:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Religion(sorry)we've been debating politricks and I..
Replies: 167
Views: 5470

Re: Religion(sorry)we've been debating politricks and I..

A sad reflection on our times indeed. The parish church in the village next to ours was always open during the day and badly vandalised last year. Currently closed pending repairs and unlikely to reopen of a day time in future. Larger and more visited churches do still tend to be open and have someo...
by HaroldBriercliffe
28 Sep 2017, 2:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling as a whole; losing the plot...?
Replies: 512
Views: 21240

Re: Cycling as a whole; losing the plot...?

Horses for courses innit? My mate has a bike that feels to weigh marginally less than does the Brooks B33 saddle on my Pashley. It cost him new five times more than my bike did me. Thing of beauty it is too and gets him there fast. For slowly bimbling about though then a Pashley's yer man for the jo...
by HaroldBriercliffe
28 Sep 2017, 2:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Religion(sorry)we've been debating politricks and I..
Replies: 167
Views: 5470

Re: Religion(sorry)we've been debating politricks and I..

The memsahb and I are both born and raised Anglicans hence, not at all religious.
For interesting parish churches to pop into on a bike ride, rites of passage , excellent Easter, Harvest and Christmas services you really cannot beat our dear old CofE.
by HaroldBriercliffe
28 Sep 2017, 2:16pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Advice Please on informal group riding
Replies: 24
Views: 15358

Re: Advice Please on informal group riding

Good points there. I've had a look at Cuk Affiliation and it is a tad ambiguous to say the least. If it's so opaque at the beginning, Gods alone knows what it might be like should a claim arise. Along the lines of it being easier to seek forgiveness rather than ask permission we may simply continue ...
by HaroldBriercliffe
26 Sep 2017, 4:45pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Advice Please on informal group riding
Replies: 24
Views: 15358

Re: Advice Please

Thanks all for the helpful replies.
Looks like CUK Affiliation is the way to go for peace of mind.
I'm sure the Village Hall recreation fund will spring for a one-off starter £75 towards a good cause. Running a football card or similar once a month should find the renewal.
Much obliged to all.
:D
by HaroldBriercliffe
26 Sep 2017, 12:26pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Advice Please on informal group riding
Replies: 24
Views: 15358

Advice Please on informal group riding

Does anyone know what the legal/insurance requirements might be for an informal, but advertised locally; weekly ride out for a group of retired people on any and all sorts of bicycles? Nothing sportive, just a sociable, mid-weekly ride out from our Village Hall to a cake stop and back at a gentle pa...
by HaroldBriercliffe
5 Oct 2014, 4:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Top Gear Protests
Replies: 241
Views: 14957

Re: Top Gear Protests

JC in today's Sunday Times comments that they had intended for a Britain v Argentina car football match as the conclusion to the Christmas Special they've been filming in South America but that now..." We have something much better." He also said that had he chosen the numberplate he would...
by HaroldBriercliffe
20 Sep 2014, 4:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How old are CTC Forum people?
Replies: 66
Views: 11901

Re: How old are CTC Forum people?

62 here.
Too old to be a MAMIL.
by HaroldBriercliffe
14 Sep 2014, 3:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone recommend any good books?
Replies: 105
Views: 31178

Re: Anyone recommend any good books?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0224 ... UTF8&psc=1

On the road bike.
The search for a nation's cycling soul.

By Ned Boulting that cycling commentator guy off the telly.

Just finished it, jolly good read and laugh out loud funny in parts.