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by Adnepos
20 Nov 2020, 1:53pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Active Travel NOT - all our politicians are a disgrace
Replies: 8
Views: 569

Re: Active Travel NOT - all our politicians are a disgrace

Active Travel England last put out a Tweet in early September.

Do we know anything about progress in its set-up?

Has the organisation been strangled at birth?
by Adnepos
26 Aug 2020, 2:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How to do a cycle traffic survey
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: How to do a cycle traffic survey

I'm no expert, and I don't know the junction. But I'd have thought there's pretty-obviously something around thinking about what are likely to be the busy times of day, and ensuring that measurements neither underestimate (by missing these) nor over-estimate (by focusing on them). The other thing i...
by Adnepos
23 Aug 2020, 1:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How to do a cycle traffic survey
Replies: 7
Views: 310

How to do a cycle traffic survey

My council says it has done a survey at a local junction (BP Garage Roundabout on the A10 near Ely) and report only 17 cycle movements in a day. I don't believe the number (I've been waiting for a Freedom of Information Request report for 3 months...) and plan to do a count myself -well, with help f...
by Adnepos
30 Jul 2020, 1:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highway Code revisions: Consultation open until 27 October 2020
Replies: 181
Views: 5761

Re: Highway Code revision - hierarchy of road users

I think the hierarchy of users is explained well in the proposed revision. You may think I'm being trivial ...lawyers (not me!) turn on the meaning of words... but I feel strongly that ‘should/should not’ NOT be used anywhere in any guidance. There is no proposed change to its use, being 'advisory w...
by Adnepos
27 Jun 2020, 9:40am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle training for all!
Replies: 27
Views: 907

Cycle training for all!

What do you think about Grant Shapps' mention this week that Bikeability might be made available to secondary school kids and to adults? He's not made a commitment, mind. I don't have a problem with this proposition but to my way of thinking, these resources might be better spent on educating those ...
by Adnepos
12 Feb 2020, 3:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Outer Hebrides
Replies: 26
Views: 1427

Re: Outer Hebrides

mikeymo wrote:...
Though there are many reports of cycling across Skye being a bit horrible now, traffic wise.


Confirm this, in peak season. Not too bad in May and early June and in September. Midges usually less bad at these times of year too.
by Adnepos
6 Feb 2020, 4:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Outer Hebrides
Replies: 26
Views: 1427

Re: Outer and Southern Hebrides

If you’ve got time... I cycled from Glasgow train Station to Ardrossan, ferry to Brodick (Arran), cycled to Lochranza, ferry to Claonaig, cycled to Oban, Ferry to Castlebay. On the way back: ferry from Stornaway to Ullapool, Cycled to Fort William, via Inverness (Beauly) and train from Fort William...
by Adnepos
5 Feb 2020, 2:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Outer Hebrides
Replies: 26
Views: 1427

Re: Outer Hebrides

If you end in Mallaig, the return to Glasgow by the West Highland Railway is scenic and I recommend, even if not on The Jacobite (steam engine &c). Crossing Skye to get to Mallaig in holiday season is marred by lots of close-passing caravans and similar misbehaviour on the part of motor vehicle ...
by Adnepos
23 Dec 2019, 1:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 23995

Re: Why wear black?

Hi Loughborough University Motor Vehicle and Pedal Cycle Conspicuity: part 3 - Retro-reflective and Fluorescent Materials, final report ( https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/2736982.pdf ) is worth a read, "Combined performance fluorescent-retro-reflective materials should be permitted under ECE104...
by Adnepos
3 Dec 2019, 1:39pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?
Replies: 67
Views: 3893

Re: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?

With such a law in place, would the postie deliver my cycle parts (and bills) to my door?
by Adnepos
25 Nov 2019, 4:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Great North Trail
Replies: 28
Views: 2736

Re: Great North Trail

..but does anyone have any idea what the situation will be like with regard to barriers/obstructions? For I would be using panniers. Plan to do GNT Spring 2020 (Cape Wrath destination) and am kitting out for bikepacking at the moment. From all the information available, it can be done on a tourer/p...
by Adnepos
15 Oct 2019, 5:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Frame bags cf conventional panniers.
Replies: 26
Views: 2143

Re: Frame bags cf conventional panniers.

Sorry, this is a bit of a long request for advice... I'm shopping for bikepacking kit. I'm not going to use my lovely panniers because of the narrow tracks on my intended route (Great North Trail) rather than any need for speed... However, I would rather sit my luggage on a rack over the back wheel ...
by Adnepos
23 Mar 2019, 3:25pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How to improve safety at a junction
Replies: 17
Views: 3167

Re: How to improve safety at a junction

To be clear, the highwaymen's intention for the installation of the isolated raised table is to slow cyclists.

Public consultation promised for the back end of 2018 but not seen it yet...
by Adnepos
1 Feb 2019, 2:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Manchester - A big emphasis is training up engineers
Replies: 16
Views: 6913

Re: Manchester - A big emphasis is training up engineers

mjr notes that within Cambridge City (incidentally also South Cambs District) new cycling infrastructure is usually good. Meanwhile, the same engineers consistently provide poor walking and cycling infrastructure in other parts of Cambridgeshire. Wanlock Dod points out that there is a substantial am...
by Adnepos
6 Nov 2018, 11:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Old fashioned well disciplined clubrun
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Re: Old fashioned well disciplined clubrun

Gu math toilichte tha cuideigin eile a 'coimhead air BBC Alba

...Very pleased someone else is watching BBC Alba (a Scottish Gaelic channel)