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by Grandad
21 May 2019, 11:02am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cafes as Audax controls
Replies: 18
Views: 595

Re: Cafes as Audax controls

Something we sometimes do is have a sheet of stickers on the cafe counter. Saves having a live controller and it's not necessary to buy food.
by Grandad
16 May 2019, 9:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling MP: worthy example or exploiter?
Replies: 31
Views: 765

Re: Cycling MP: worthy example or exploiter?

Living and working in Wolverhampton I sometimes had to work in London for a week or two. Even knowing that I cycled both ways the company were quite happy to give me the train fare. That was when the A34 was not much more than a country road.
by Grandad
16 May 2019, 9:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 629
Views: 107556

Re: A positive thread

Perhaps you should consider upgrading to a cycling job, guiding tourists maybe I know someone who sometimes works as a ride leader for an American travel company who provide Americans with guided tours in the UK. Some of his tales are amusing but others make me realise it can be very difficult at t...
by Grandad
6 May 2019, 9:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: RIP Jobst Brandt
Replies: 39
Views: 3468

Re: RIP Jobst Brandt

nowhere near perfect' is 'more than good enough'.


This has always applied to all my bikes :D
by Grandad
29 Apr 2019, 9:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist down on Etape Loch Ness
Replies: 9
Views: 3902

Re: Cyclist down on Etape Loch Ness

Giving prizes based on speed makes it a race. Could this cause insurance problems? A good wriggle route for insurers ?
by Grandad
28 Apr 2019, 4:21pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Ribble or Orbea Gain
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Ribble or Orbea Gain

Are these exactly alike as far as the battery side is concerned? If not what are the pros and cons of each?
by Grandad
25 Apr 2019, 11:25pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 85
Views: 7031

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

The Orbea uses an APP

Technophobe question - does this mean that a smartphone is needed to make use of the extra battery?
by Grandad
25 Apr 2019, 10:14am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 85
Views: 7031

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

Could it be a DIY job for someone with the knowledge to make?

Sadly not me :)
by Grandad
19 Apr 2019, 8:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How did this happen?
Replies: 16
Views: 878

Re: How did this happen?

:?:
by Grandad
16 Apr 2019, 11:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Third party insurance for e-bikes
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Third party insurance for e-bikes

I've had a look at my Home Contents policy. The section that provides Third Party cover for accidents caused by family members living at the insured address excludes, among other things, motor vehicles. The definition of motor vehicles specifically excludes "electrically assisted pedal cycles t...
by Grandad
16 Apr 2019, 10:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Third party insurance for e-bikes
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Third party insurance for e-bikes

Does the Third Party insurance that is included in CUK and BC membership include cover for e-bikes?
by Grandad
12 Apr 2019, 12:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bath Spa traffic debate
Replies: 34
Views: 1240

Re: Bath Spa traffic debate

Probably not on the same scale but Maidstone has a similar problem with traffic from the south travelling north to join the M20. A bypass has been needed for years but when the Borough Council gets to the point of taking the Kent County Council to court over a dispute about who pays for it then it w...
by Grandad
8 Apr 2019, 11:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Favourite local climbs
Replies: 41
Views: 1496

Re: Favourite local climbs

For me it’s the Isle of Skye road between Greenfield and Holmfirth.Much better climb than it’s better known neighbour Holme Moss


Trying to work this out - can't find Greenfield or Holmfirth on the Isle of Skye, nor Holme Moss. Is there another isle of Skye somewhere else :)
by Grandad
7 Apr 2019, 10:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Favourite local climbs
Replies: 41
Views: 1496

Re: Favourite local climbs

A ride along the Greensand Ridge in Kent that I used to be able to do back in the days....
https://www.plotaroute.com/route/5752.

There are a few more hills to the east of Ulcombe that could be added on.
by Grandad
2 Apr 2019, 9:20pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 85
Views: 7031

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

At 83 I am the oldest non e-bike rider in our club oldies group. We have other none e-bikers and the power assisted ones do not attempt to force the pace so it's all very comfortable. Anticipating the inevitability of needing help at some time in the not too distant future I've been looking at the d...