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by John Holiday
16 Mar 2019, 12:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Windy
Replies: 42
Views: 2826

Re: Windy

Yesterday cycled to a local school for Bikeability training & was a little concerned by westerly gale.
However, as we were practicing around local estate roads,the wind didn't present too big a problem.
Puddles near blocked road gullies and potholes bigger concern!
by John Holiday
11 Feb 2019, 12:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: London cycle parking security
Replies: 15
Views: 3656

Re: London cycle parking security

Sorry to hear of your disturbing experience. As a Brompton owner,I would be extremely loath to park it in a public rack for any length of time. I thought that one of its many advantages was that it could be folded up & taken with you into premises/work etc. When entering shops with folded Brompt...
by John Holiday
9 Feb 2019, 5:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Temporary traffic lights - inadequate time for passage
Replies: 30
Views: 6153

Re: Temporary traffic lights - inadequate time for passage

Had something similar on the Old Dee Bridge in Chester last year. Waited for the green light before proceeding with group of family cyclists, only to be confronted part way across with oncoming traffic. Lead driver stopped, but hail of abuse from following drivers. When I queried lag time with Chesh...
by John Holiday
2 Jan 2019, 8:16pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Pedelecs on planes?
Replies: 7
Views: 382

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: 382

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: 3430

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: 697

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: 1899

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: 599

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: 599

Re: Tunisia

Sousse, not Sussex!
by John Holiday
8 Oct 2018, 5:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tunisia
Replies: 10
Views: 599

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: 2296

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: 2109

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: 6016

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: 1312

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...