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by John Holiday
2 Jan 2019, 8:16pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Pedelecs on planes?
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Pedelecs on planes?

Thanks to all for knowledgeable responses.
It sounds as if ,as ever, the legislation has not kept pace with the technology.
by John Holiday
2 Jan 2019, 4:56pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Pedelecs on planes?
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Pedelecs on planes?

An elderly lady friend has asked me about taking a pedelec away with her on holiday. I said that as far as I was aware, the airlines did not permit hold carriage of electric cycles, although this seems illogical if you can carry a laptop! Does anyone have knowledge of this aspect of bikes on planes?...
by John Holiday
13 Dec 2018, 5:49pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Proviz top
Replies: 11
Views: 626

Proviz top

Recently purchased one of these highly reflective jackets and have noticed that drivers seem to be giving me better clearance. The odd idiot who still brushes your elbow, but generally motorists seem to react to high visibility. Suprised by the number of obviously experienced cyclists riding around ...
by John Holiday
9 Dec 2018, 1:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly people /Christmas Spirit?
Replies: 6
Views: 656

Friendly people /Christmas Spirit?

Was out on the bike earlier, helping to marshall a charity Santa Dash. As we finished, it began to rain heavily & a kind lady in one the nearby houses brought out a hot cup of tea. Then one of the Police Women also helping with the road closures offered me a lift in her Police Van to save me fro...
by John Holiday
28 Nov 2018, 7:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Liverpool , where is one allowed to chain a bike?
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Liverpool , where is one allowed to chain a bike?

A friend of mine has recently been appointed Cycling Officer for Liverpool & when I mentioned this post to her, she stated that secure cycle parking was something that needed looking at urgently.
It may be a good idea to take up your concerns with the department within Liverpool City Council.
by John Holiday
27 Nov 2018, 5:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tunisia
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Re: Tunisia

Just returned from my visit to Sousse, Tunisia, where I enjoyed a week of warm sunshine and getting out & about on my Brompton. Not a lot of cyclists in evidence & those that were, rode elderly single speed Roadsters of mainly French origin. A few elderly mopeds,often with two or three on bo...
by John Holiday
8 Oct 2018, 5:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tunisia
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Re: Tunisia

Sousse, not Sussex!
by John Holiday
8 Oct 2018, 5:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tunisia
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Tunisia

Have booked a week in Sussex, Tunisia in November for hopefully a little sunshine.
Will be taking my Brompton to get around.
Has anyone any experience of cycling in Tunisia?
Am a fairly confident rider & NS Standards Instructor & have ridden much of Europe.
Appreciate any comments.
by John Holiday
13 Mar 2018, 4:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flying with a small and light folded bike
Replies: 26
Views: 2177

Re: Flying with a small and light folded bike

Have flown with Ryanair & others on numerous occasions with Brompton in a square shaped suitcase.
Obviously you pay extra for that, but Brompton front bag is carry on.
If using my heavier Thorn 'Raven ' tourer, then have usually used a heavy gauge polythene bag with extra reinforcement.
by John Holiday
13 Nov 2017, 9:31am
Forum: On the road
Topic: turning right
Replies: 26
Views: 2098

Re: turning right

Unfortunately this happens all too often, the latest occasion last week. I was in Primary position about 30m from junction when idiot pulls into opposite lane & then stops at junction ahead. I pulled alongside his open window & queried what on earth he was doing? His response -"Get on t...
by John Holiday
11 Nov 2017, 5:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling World magazine
Replies: 31
Views: 5951

Re: Cycling World magazine

All rather puzzling!
In today’s post arrived a September edition of the magazine with a Complements slip from' Nichole'!
Still haven't been able to contact by phone, but appears slightly more optimistic?
by John Holiday
7 Nov 2017, 5:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Where do you store kit after flying to destination
Replies: 16
Views: 1308

Re: Where do you store kit after flying to destination

Have used a heavy polythene bag (CTC bike bag) with my Thorn Raven for most trips. This is a pretty robust cycle with Rohloff hub. Usually remove pedals & turn bars. Panniers go in separate bag to keep them together. As one of the earlier replies commented, much depends on individual airline/che...
by John Holiday
4 Nov 2017, 2:22pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Cleats
Replies: 19
Views: 6444

Re: Cleats

In several years of Bikeability training cannot recall having any child with clipless pedals,although the occasional lightweight cycle. A quick check on their riding skills, & obviously the likelihood is they will already have good skills. Certainly wouldn't stop them participating with these pe...
by John Holiday
4 Nov 2017, 1:12pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Transporting E-bikes
Replies: 10
Views: 1144

Re: Transporting E-bikes

I have a similar problem when towing my trailer tent. To get round it, I got a thick metal plate drilled to take two tow balls one above the other. The trailer sits on the lower ball & the scissor type cycle carrier sits on the upper one. The plate needs to be thick,otherwise it might flex when ...
by John Holiday
4 Nov 2017, 1:07pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Training needed?
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Re: Training needed?

As a NSI & occasional rider of a pedelec, don't really see a lot of difference in riding approach or style. It just takes a lot of the effort out of riding up hill! You still need to take the same position in the road & be constantly aware of what is going on around you. Not only drivers wou...