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by robing
14 Oct 2020, 5:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Longer term cycle touring in Europe after 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 2799

Re: Longer term cycle touring in Europe after 2020

simonhill wrote:This post is about next year and I suspect lots of forum members will want to head off across mainland Europe then. Just look at the interest shown on the withdrawn ferry post.

So we could end up substantially worse than the 90 days out of 180 post Brexit?
by robing
14 Oct 2020, 10:03am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: When the police give an assaulted cyclist a warning
Replies: 118
Views: 3429

Re: When the police give an assaulted cyclist a warning

This could backfire once the media discovers who the victim actually is and his YouTube channel.
As we've seen, opinion is pretty divided on here and it's a cycling forum.
by robing
13 Oct 2020, 7:44pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: When the police give an assaulted cyclist a warning
Replies: 118
Views: 3429

Re: When the police give an assaulted cyclist a warning

It's not filtering because there isn't an extra lane - it's still single lane. I think that filtering is also used for passing when there isn't another lane. Jonathan Well whatever, he does cycle at eye watering speeds through narrow gaps in the traffic - somewhat ironic given how much he complains...
by robing
13 Oct 2020, 6:58pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: When the police give an assaulted cyclist a warning
Replies: 118
Views: 3429

Re: When the police give an assaulted cyclist a warning

If you watch his YouTube channel you will see he clearly has an agenda. Every video has the same hysterical shrieking and swearing. He also cycles between lanes of traffic with hardly any room at speeds I certainly wouldn't be comfortable with - he calls it filtering.
by robing
13 Oct 2020, 1:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: When the police give an assaulted cyclist a warning
Replies: 118
Views: 3429

Re: When the police give an assaulted cyclist a warning

So what would I have done? I would have just stayed in primary behaving like a vehicle - not attempting to undertake or overtake at any point and also preventing anyone from overtaking or close passing me. Other option would be to dismount and walk on the pavement on the other side. Would you hones...
by robing
13 Oct 2020, 7:08am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: When the police give an assaulted cyclist a warning
Replies: 118
Views: 3429

Re: When the police give an assaulted cyclist a warning

I look at these things and think what would I have done differently? Obviously the assault is unforgiveable, but there are a number of factors leading up to this. First of all, those are horrible riding conditions and I wouldn't relish being in that position. The cyclist makes two dangerous manoevre...
by robing
7 Aug 2020, 10:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Handlebar bag advice
Replies: 40
Views: 1206

Re: Handlebar bag advice

I've had the Topeak compact handlebar bag for many years and been very pleased with it. As the name suggests, it's small. It takes my phone, wallet, passport, keys and a few small items. And has a strap to convert to a bum bag.
by robing
31 Jul 2020, 2:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Longer term cycle touring in Europe after 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 2799

Re: Longer term cycle touring in Europe after 2020

I was supposed to be setting off rtw now and I was going to start with several months in Europe first while we still have free travel but then Covid hit :(
by robing
30 Jul 2020, 5:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Longer term cycle touring in Europe after 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 2799

Re: Longer term cycle touring in Europe after 2020

If the Covid situation settles down for the 2021 touring season we plan to tour in Europe again. The problem I see is the 90 day in 180 limit for Visa-free travel. Even if we need a visa we can get a 90 day tourism visa, but there does not seem to be any facility for a visa for more than 90 days fo...
by robing
29 Jul 2020, 7:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Longer term cycle touring in Europe after 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 2799

Re: Longer term cycle touring in Europe after 2020

It's all very precarious at the moment and as a cycle tourist you are very vulnerable to sudden changes and lockdowns as you can't get anywhere quickly. You have your own transport but it becomes a hindrance if you have to use public transport. If I were to go anywhere I'd take my vehicle with bike ...
by robing
27 Jul 2020, 7:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: End of lockdown across UK and Ireland - confusing?
Replies: 17
Views: 960

Re: End of lockdown across UK and Ireland - confusing?

Best to stay home for fear of been stuck, stranded in quarantine for weeks, plan a holiday in 2022 :wink: Quarantine doesn't apply if you are entering the UK from Ireland. Not quite. Quarantine is required if you have been in a named country in the past 14 days. Traveling back via Dublin doesn't ex...
by robing
26 Jul 2020, 9:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Coronavirus: GPs to prescribe cycling in new obesity strategy [BBC News]
Replies: 80
Views: 2459

Re: Coronavirus: GPs to prescribe cycling in new obesity strategy [BBC News]

For weight loss in order I would put 1/ diet 2/ running 3/ cycling. You see a lot of fat cyclists.
by robing
25 Jul 2020, 9:29am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Guy Ritchie banned for texting at the wheel
Replies: 76
Views: 1726

Re: Guy Ritchie banned for texting at the wheel

Pwa - agree completely.
by robing
20 Jul 2020, 5:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 291
Views: 5892

Re: CUK supports BLM

The trouble with Cycling much such an overt political statement re BLM is who decides what they comment on? Take for example the plight of the Uighurs in China. Reports of genocide, internment of over a million people, forced sterilisation so all in all much worse than the death of George Floyd. So ...