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by GrumpyCyclist
11 Jun 2016, 10:34am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bay Cycle Way - places to stay?
Replies: 7
Views: 852

Re: Bay Cycle Way - places to stay?

pal wrote:If you need an early stop, then the Cafe d'Lune at the (almost) end of the path down to Glasson is a nice, and very cyclist-friendly spot, esp. on a sunny day: http://barnesbike.wix.com/cafe


Thanks for that. I'll have a look :)
by GrumpyCyclist
11 Jun 2016, 10:24am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Holland Cycling Holiday - Looking for ideas
Replies: 9
Views: 732

Holland Cycling Holiday - Looking for ideas

Hi all, I know there's a few topics about Holland but my searching skills aren't the best so I'm hoping you'll forgive any duplication and maybe point me in the right direction of relevant posts if you know of any? My wife and I are looking at going over to Holland next Summer for a cycling holiday....
by GrumpyCyclist
11 Jun 2016, 9:47am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bay Cycle Way - places to stay?
Replies: 7
Views: 852

Re: Bay Cycle Way - places to stay?

Sorry for being late getting back to this topic. Been a bit busy and completely forgot about it. My fault. We decided in the end to stay in Lancaster at a place found on AirB&B. So the plan is to arrive in Lancaster early morning then go down to Glasson, back up to Morecambe, Carnforth, loop aro...
by GrumpyCyclist
8 Apr 2016, 4:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What are works on the NCN55 between the Anchor Lane end...
Replies: 9
Views: 787

What are works on the NCN55 between the Anchor Lane end...

Last time I was on there a week or so ago there were no barriers at all at Consiton. Hope that's going to be a permanent thing. Was much better


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by GrumpyCyclist
27 Mar 2016, 12:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bay Cycle Way - places to stay?
Replies: 7
Views: 852

Bay Cycle Way - places to stay?

I'm looking at doing some of the Bay Cycle Way at Morecambe in the Summer. Should be a nice ride out for me and the wife. Anyone here know of any cycle friendly B&B in the area? I could probably do the route I'm planning in a few hours but hoping to make a day of it so may as well add an overnig...
by GrumpyCyclist
27 Feb 2016, 10:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What are works on the NCN55 between the Anchor Lane end...
Replies: 9
Views: 787

Re: What are works on the NCN55 between the Anchor Lane end

Fair points about the ripples and glass. When I first got into cycling last year I did my first 10 miler by finishing off doing that stretch from Bridgeman St to Minerva Road. Backside felt like it had been paddled by a Private School Head Boy by the time I climbed off, and I had to pick glass out o...
by GrumpyCyclist
27 Feb 2016, 2:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What are works on the NCN55 between the Anchor Lane end...
Replies: 9
Views: 787

Re: What are works on the NCN55 between the Anchor Lane end

Well, as long as overall it brings an improvement I suppose it will be worth it. Worryingly, I'm starting to think these improvements are being done to benefit walkers more than cyclists after finding this new looking barrier on the NCN towards Bolton under Settle St. I'm sure it wasn't there last y...
by GrumpyCyclist
27 Feb 2016, 12:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What are works on the NCN55 between the Anchor Lane end...
Replies: 9
Views: 787

Re: What are works on the NCN55 between the Anchor Lane end

It started a few weeks ago but wasn't nearly this bad. I came that way today on my way to Urmston on my nice clean new bike and keeping it upright as it slid around was a challenge. It's a bloody mess. When getting onto the trail from the estate, as it bends to the right there appears to be a new s...
by GrumpyCyclist
22 Feb 2016, 7:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What are works on the NCN55 between the Anchor Lane end...
Replies: 9
Views: 787

What are works on the NCN55 between the Anchor Lane end...

... and Coniston Grove, Little Hulton? Seem to be digging up a lot of it and making a right old mess. Was a nice stretch of traffic free last year (apart form the bit under the bridge at Clegg's Lane that was full of glass and beer cans etc.)

by GrumpyCyclist
17 Dec 2015, 8:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: brake disc vs brake disk
Replies: 62
Views: 4127

Re: brake disc vs brake disk

Seen in a Halfords a few months ago. I walked out disgusted [emoji4]
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by GrumpyCyclist
2 Dec 2015, 10:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: More police needed - but not like this!
Replies: 12
Views: 1640

Re: More police needed - but not like this!

So police are not above the law but no mention of him getting a £100 fine and 3 points only he's under investigation. He'll probably get work sanctions such as re-training. I doubt we'll hear about the outcome. Yeah, I read that part of the article yesterday and couldn't help thinking that there wa...
by GrumpyCyclist
2 Dec 2015, 10:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Blatant red light jump - by a lorry
Replies: 11
Views: 912

Re: Blatant red light jump - by a lorry

Nope, as an HGV driver I can say he had plenty of time to stop there. Unless....and this is the sticking point because it isn't really clear in the video....he had someone very close behind him and it was a split second decision to take the light rather than risk someone colliding with his rear end....
by GrumpyCyclist
2 Dec 2015, 10:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First Really Close Pass Last Night - Wife a bit shook up
Replies: 25
Views: 1719

Re: First Really Close Pass Last Night - Wife a bit shook up

I'm starting to think I should have just linked to the video rather than trying to get the file down to the 256Kb attachment limit (we're not all Mick F!!) :D :D . Maybe the cropping of the image is distorting a few things. Here's a shot cropped only for width and resized to get under the 256Kb limi...
by GrumpyCyclist
2 Dec 2015, 9:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: When is a pothole considered 'safe'!
Replies: 23
Views: 1098

Re: When is a pothole considered 'safe'!

I've just had a reply today from Bolton council about potholes etc and apparently the "national standard" for potholes is 40mm they "believe". Now, whether that's 40mm before its considered actionable for repair or it's a National Standard like an award and they are aiming for al...
by GrumpyCyclist
1 Dec 2015, 1:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First Really Close Pass Last Night - Wife a bit shook up
Replies: 25
Views: 1719

Re: First Really Close Pass Last Night - Wife a bit shook up

When I cycle with Mrs M-W (who isn't a confident cyclist) I always let her lead and dictate the speed. I consciously ride at more than a metre out from the kerb and with my front wheel alongside her rear wheel but not to close. This shows motorists behind that there are 2 cyclists. It isn't foolpro...