Search found 496 matches

by John Holiday
19 Oct 2020, 3:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Barmouth Viaduct temporary closures
Replies: 9
Views: 720

Re: Barmouth Viaduct temporary closures

They wanted to shut the cycle path across it a couple of years ago, but there was a huge outcry & it stayed open
The authorities said it needed too much maintenance, but it is a a huge asset & attraction.
by John Holiday
19 Oct 2020, 3:43pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Pop-up lane backlash now 'official'
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: Pop-up lane backlash now 'official'

Live in Hope& die in Caergwrle, as the saying goes!
by John Holiday
11 Oct 2020, 1:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Good luck to you
Replies: 11
Views: 815

Re: Good luck to you

Yes, usual total lack of hazard awareness
How do they get driving licences?
Take care
by John Holiday
11 Oct 2020, 1:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highway Code revisions: Consultation open until 27 October 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 4868

Re: Highway Code revisions: Consultation open until 27 October 2020

Bikeability training has always highlighted the need to give way to pedestrians,whether crossing the road or when one is turning at a junction
I try to do this when driving, but often get ‘flack’ from other drivers
by John Holiday
10 Oct 2020, 4:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highway Code revisions: Consultation open until 27 October 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 4868

Re: Revised Highway Code

Interesting thought Much of Europe has‘Presumed Liability’ Insurance which undoubtedly has a bearing on driver behaviour Not sure whether this applies in Norway Certainly have noticed the difference when cycling in Netherlands & Germany Whenever it is suggested for UK, there are cries of persecu...
by John Holiday
10 Oct 2020, 3:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists on the road with two bikes, up to no good?
Replies: 50
Views: 1548

Re: Cyclists on the road with two bikes, up to no good?

I work at a Charity where we refurbish donated bikes I was cycling along a nearby cycle path & noticed a sad looking bike dumped in a ditch Rather than leave it, I pulled it out & wheeled it alongside my bike to our base Have often strapped rescued children’s bikes to tear carrier to get the...
by John Holiday
10 Oct 2020, 3:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highway Code revisions: Consultation open until 27 October 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 4868

Revised Highway Code

The proposed changes to the Highway Code are to be welcomed, with a hierarchy of responsibility,with most vulnerable road users at the top. However, bearing in mind that vast majority of drivers never look at a Highway Code having passed their ‘Test’, will it bring any improvement? Without compulsor...
by John Holiday
8 Sep 2020, 10:19am
Forum: On the road
Topic: More drivers cleared after rider's death.
Replies: 55
Views: 1537

Re: More drivers cleared after rider's death.

Quite. That is the major question.
Lack of responsibility.
by John Holiday
8 Sep 2020, 8:50am
Forum: On the road
Topic: More drivers cleared after rider's death.
Replies: 55
Views: 1537

Re: More drivers cleared after rider's death.

The lack of driver responsibility for their actions is shocking.
They are driving a potentiality lethal device on roads shared with more vulnerable road users.
Why do the authorities just shrug & say 'accident'?
by John Holiday
7 Sep 2020, 8:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: More drivers cleared after rider's death.
Replies: 55
Views: 1537

More drivers cleared after rider's death.

Just read that two driver's who knocked over & killed a cyclist in Aberystwyth, have been cleared of careless driving They were 'blinded by the sun'. Despite being 'blinded ',they were still estimated to be doing over 50mph! How can that be reasonable? Hopefully, there might be appeal against ex...
by John Holiday
2 Sep 2020, 4:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Are drivers aggressive really?
Replies: 25
Views: 992

Re: Are drivers aggressive really?

General lack of hazard awareness, never looked at a Highway Code once they pass their test & drugs.
North Wales Police record more drug driving than drink.
Stay safe.
by John Holiday
3 Aug 2020, 4:01pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: CUK Price change.
Replies: 70
Views: 2041

Re: CUK Price change.

Have just re-read the letter, & note that these are actually only 'proposals', to be voted on at the AGM later in the year. It would certainly be interesting to know what the thinking behind these changes are. From the initial reaction, it is likely to create some hostility and a drop in members...
by John Holiday
3 Aug 2020, 3:43pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: CUK Price change.
Replies: 70
Views: 2041

Re: CUK Price change.

Have just received my letter & was about to pose a question on views on the change.
Has there been any sort of consultation?
What is the thinking behind the change?
Obviously likely to alienate a large section of the membership, a large proportion of whom are retired.
by John Holiday
26 Jul 2020, 1:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camino by Trike?
Replies: 18
Views: 663

Re: Camino by Trike?

Cycled from Pamplona several years ago on my Birdy Grey. Several sections were quite rough and were hard work for walkers, nevermind cyclists. However, there are usually minor roads linking the villages which you could use,rather than following the well signed route. Enjoyed the route very much &...
by John Holiday
26 Jul 2020, 9:20am
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]

See that Boris is described as "keen cyclist ".
Generally only see him climbing in to a large Jaguar!