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by adinigel
18 Sep 2010, 3:34pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Training Course length
Replies: 15
Views: 53309

Re: Training Course length

Just to add, a school cannot prevent any child from cycling to school. They can, however, restrict who can take a bike on site but the cycling to school bit - they cannot put restrictions in place. Level 2 Bikeability CANNOT be taught in 1 hour! From the Bikeability Level 2 Manual... • There must be...
by adinigel
18 Sep 2010, 3:15pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Self Employed Instructor
Replies: 4
Views: 52037

Re: Self Employed Instructor

The best person to answer this would be an accountant. Ring a couple of local ones - some will offer a free initial consultation. Things like phone computer etc are likely to be a proportion relating to the split between personal and business use
by adinigel
23 Jan 2010, 7:24am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Solo Cycle Training
Replies: 4
Views: 14892

Re: Solo Cycle Training

Yes one instructor can take out up to 6 trainees at level 2.

There would certainly be some sense in organising 2 groups of 6, each with an instructor to make things easier to control should anything happen.

Some organisations may insist on this.

Nigel
by adinigel
13 Jan 2010, 8:03pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Recumbent Cyclist - Can I be an Instructor
Replies: 19
Views: 165209

Re: Recumbent Cyclist - Can I be an Instructor

I tend to find that on training sessions the car drivers give the trainees plenty of space making it difficult to simulate this idea you are trying to put across John. That's me on a standard bike too. When you are training a group of cyclists it will be difficult to subject the pupils to situations...
by adinigel
5 Jan 2010, 4:36pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Recumbent Cyclist - Can I be an Instructor
Replies: 19
Views: 165209

Re: Recumbent Cyclist - Can I be an Instructor

I'm sorry, but I really don't see how demonstrating on a different type of bike should confuse the pupils.

I quite agree we can't instill complete road sense in a few hours - whatever the bike used by the instructor.

Nigel
by adinigel
4 Jan 2010, 10:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Its not just cyclists that annoy motorists...
Replies: 95
Views: 3819

Re: Its not just cyclists that annoy motorists...

....We did accurately predict one BMW who did much the same manoevre. I would probably have moved out and blocked him but Jenny just let him come by..... Then I'm afraid Jenny's is the better attitude for on the road, so all credit to her. What is there to gain by moving out to block someone from o...
by adinigel
4 Jan 2010, 10:30pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Recumbent Cyclist - Can I be an Instructor
Replies: 19
Views: 165209

Re: Recumbent Cyclist - Can I be an Instructor

As an Instructor working in North Wales,I think it would be difficult to get the techniques of positioning over to children when using a trike..... Why should it be difficult to get the techniques of positioning over when on a trike? I really fail to see why there should be so much aversion to the ...
by adinigel
2 Jan 2010, 11:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Its not just cyclists that annoy motorists...
Replies: 95
Views: 3819

Re: Its not just cyclists that annoy motorists...

'P' plates. Like marmite. Some hate them and some love them. If your daughter prefers to use them, then that is entirely up to her. If she is unfazed by the behaviour of others, then that can be a good thing - it shows she has the confidence to deal with these inconsiderate bar stewards (sp?). It is...
by adinigel
31 Dec 2009, 5:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Royal Mail Driver Reporting
Replies: 73
Views: 4732

Re: Royal Mail Driver Reporting

That was clearly illegal, but perfectly safe. Forget it. Happy New Year Personally I couldn't see enough to conclude, as you have, that the van drivers action was perfectly safe. All the van driver had to do was ease off the accelerator a little earlier and he would have been able to pass the cycli...
by adinigel
31 Dec 2009, 9:00am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Royal Mail Driver Reporting
Replies: 73
Views: 4732

Re: Royal Mail Driver Reporting

On this occasion I'm not sure the post office could do anything about it. Not only is the number plate unreadable but the van number that is usually on the front and back of the van is not visible either. They may be able to identify the driver by the combination of date, time, location & van ty...
by adinigel
23 Dec 2009, 7:47am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: working in bolton
Replies: 2
Views: 2869

Re: working in bolton

That pink background makes it difficult to read the text - too bright! - so I didn't bother. I wonder how many others, maybe potential clients, have taken one look and then gone elsewhere?

Nigel
by adinigel
23 Dec 2009, 7:43am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Recumbent Cyclist - Can I be an Instructor
Replies: 19
Views: 165209

Re: Recumbent Cyclist - Can I be an Instructor

I see no reason why teh type of bike used should make much, if any, difference to how a course is run. Much of the level 2 and 3 is behaviour on the road, observation, signalling, positioning, attitude which will not differ much whatever you are riding / driving. There is a very large overlap betwee...
by adinigel
3 Sep 2009, 7:13am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Hourly rates
Replies: 3
Views: 2067

Re: Hourly rates

Surely that's only during the off-road skills session? On the road there should be 2 trainers? I am aware that the level 2 ratio stated by bikeability is 1:6 but I would be unhappy to have a 2:12 ratio for on-road training. Am I being over cautious? No, the offroad skills part can be run on a 1:12 ...
by adinigel
13 Aug 2009, 6:54am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Hourly rates
Replies: 3
Views: 2067

Re: Hourly rates

Bikeability is run on a 6:1 ratio ie you only need one trainer for 6 pupils.

Nigel
by adinigel
6 Aug 2009, 6:27am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Should I carry pencil and paper?
Replies: 27
Views: 1683

Re: Should I carry pencil and paper?

Well, from what you have posted you wound the driver up so I'm at a loss as to what you would report on this occasion. If there is a genuine incident then it may be worth reporting.

Nigel