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by Snakes
11 Jan 2011, 1:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Newspaper delivery persons.
Replies: 99
Views: 5758

Re: Newspaper delivery persons.

All I can add is that when I was doing my paper round, between 1984 - 1988/89 my employer at the time was very good at ensuring all his paper boys/girls where well equiped (perhaps I was lucky...) If you didn't have lights on your bike, he'd lend you a set, and all paper boys/girls where also given ...
by Snakes
1 Dec 2010, 3:09pm
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: Incorrect Ballot Papers
Replies: 86
Views: 161613

Re: Incorrect Ballot Papers

Any questions or problems associated with voting forms should be referred to me as Returning Officer at CTC National Office ( All errors will be investigated. Replacement voting forms will be issued if necessary or appropriate. Peter Jackson Operations Director / Returning...
by Snakes
26 Nov 2010, 3:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Christmas wishlist
Replies: 35
Views: 1501

Re: Christmas wishlist

Well I think... I've been a good lad. So.. Dear Santa, I'd be very pleased to recieve a nice shiny new hardtail (Orange R8 pro, please), a lovely new racing bike (to replace my lovely old Raliegh Pursuit which died sometime back), and if you think i've been really really good, I'd be more than happy...
by Snakes
19 Nov 2010, 9:55am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Beginner's Bike
Replies: 2
Views: 896

Re: Beginner's Bike

Hi Alfredm, Your question really depends upon many things... If the riding you'll be doing for the majority of time is a mix of road/leisurely trails (and with leisurely trails I'm asuming the likes of towpaths, disused railway paths etc), then perhaps a hybrid's worth considering... If a Mountain b...
by Snakes
2 Nov 2010, 10:34am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route advice - SW to Horsham area
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Re: Route advice - SW to Horsham area

Hi Andrew, Are you a CTC member...? If so we have a route from Lands' End to Dover that may well do the trick, or I could create a route using our Byways routes.... Both of these route options are in written text format on a day by day basis. The Byways routes come in sections varying in length from...
by Snakes
1 Nov 2010, 8:13am
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Membership
Replies: 2
Views: 6045

Re: Membership

Hi Bannockburn, Unwaged means someone who's currently receiving income support. So yes, it could mean someone who's currently unemployed, or perhaps somebody that's receiving incapacity benefit. Reduced rates of membership are also applied to those under the age of 18, and those under the age of 26 ...
by Snakes
22 Sep 2010, 10:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Travelling by air with a bike
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: Travelling by air with a bike

If you fly that route regularly with a bike, you may wish to consider investing in a rigid plastic case, Samsonite type case if you know what I mean. I say invest as they're not cheap, but for a regualr traveller who wants to truly protect his bike, that's probably the best bet. The above's fine so ...
by Snakes
17 Sep 2010, 10:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 'I am very sorry, I haven't got a bell'
Replies: 45
Views: 3099

'I am very sorry, I haven't got a bell'

Now generally speaking I cycle to work, normally using a mix of road, cycle path and towpath. As this morning in our neck of the woods was so beautiful, I decided to walk from home to the office via the river, 6.5 miles in total. Walking along the towpath on the latter part of my journey, a could he...
by Snakes
15 Sep 2010, 9:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Good music to listen to whilst cycling
Replies: 26
Views: 1973

Re: Good music to listen to whilst cycling

the the, All About Eve, stereophonics and.... well, whatever I'm in the mood for at the time :)
by Snakes
14 Sep 2010, 9:37am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LoJOG
Replies: 2
Views: 1023


Hi Luc, Are you a CTC member...? If so we do have a route from Dover to Durness (the opposite diagonal) available to members. That'll certainly do you for 85% plus of the journey, then I'm sure you'd find your way for the latter part as there really aren't that many roads to choose from, i.e. it'd b...
by Snakes
14 Sep 2010, 9:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Should I report it?
Replies: 11
Views: 853

Re: Should I report it?

Report it!!! You may not have got the registration number, but you know exactly where you where, time etc. Apart from knowing it was a Ford Ka, you may also know it's colour/year of registration. The thing is, if you don't report it and it's not logged, then should a similar incident occur they'll b...
by Snakes
17 Aug 2010, 11:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Old Triumph, identification required for selling...
Replies: 5
Views: 592

Re: Old Triumph, identification required for selling...

Well so much for selling it! I couldn't, so today she completed her first journey to work! : ) I'd ridden her a couple of times before the above, but no more than about 1/2 a mile, just to be sure she was in reasonable nick etc, and she is! A few tweaks to the gears and she rides beautifully!! Now s...
by Snakes
15 Jul 2010, 11:58am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: FOCUS MTB's - your views...
Replies: 10
Views: 2991

FOCUS MTB's - your views...

Hi All, Just pondering on another new bike, and wondered what the opinion was on FOCUS bikes? I know they're German designed, and I've got a bit of thing for German engineering. I'm pondering on the Black Forest Pro, it's a hardtail and cross country's definately my thing! : ) Any views/experiences ...
by Snakes
13 Jul 2010, 12:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A30 closed between 'Avers and Tolvaddon'
Replies: 3
Views: 650

A30 closed between 'Avers and Tolvaddon'

The Highways Agency wish to advise that cycling on the A30 between Avers and Tolvaddon junctions near Camborne in Cornwall is prohibited for the duration of the roadworks which are expected to last until October 2010. The police are monitoring the situation and may prosecute any cyclists who ignore ...
by Snakes
1 Jun 2010, 12:09pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG on a Raleigh Chopper
Replies: 152
Views: 12588

Re: LEJOG on a Raleigh Chopper

Mick!! You are truly a LEGEND!!!!!!! And rightly so!!!!! : ). Well done that Man!!!!!!! Sadly I didn't take a picture of me raising a glass to you and your triumphant effort on Friday eve, however I certainly did raise a glass to you along with a number of my friends, most of whome are not cyclists'...