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by awavey
9 Jul 2018, 12:45am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!
Replies: 151
Views: 5340

Re: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!

Because frankly I'd rather that another furious cycling charge wasn't brought because it's archaic and anachronistic and brings ridicule in the press, which is unhelpful. I'd rather other traffic law was used. "Cyclist charged with Furious Cycling after horse rider suffers sore foot" and ...
by awavey
26 Jun 2018, 12:16am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Women's Tour of Britain
Replies: 23
Views: 658

Re: Women's Tour of Britain

AIUI the first edition was heavily East-Anglia centric so that it was easy for European teams to get to the event and keep up with the stages. Hopefully the increased financial muscle will help move it even further than it's got so far. When the first edition ran, Marianne Vos was travelling betwee...
by awavey
18 Jun 2018, 8:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!
Replies: 151
Views: 5340

Re: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!

You can call it shameful, but I have a doubt whether it was deliberate. Having seen racer ride into the back of cars, it is very easy to go head down whilst racing especially when you are 100 percent. And not see what is coming especially if you are at the back of other riders Again the rider shoul...
by awavey
16 Jun 2018, 4:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....
Replies: 362
Views: 146152

Re: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/newmarket-mo ... -1-5562711

Danut Birle, 23, of Newmarket, was handed a nine month sentence suspended for two years after pleading guilty to death by careless driving
by awavey
16 Jun 2018, 3:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons
Replies: 172
Views: 5737

Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Then to seemingly have a willingness to acquire produce from parts of the world with dubious practices. If and when his desired Brexit is complete I’d put money on he will be amongst the first to serve up chlorinated chicken from the USA and hormone treated beef from Australia. The price , I’ve hea...
by awavey
12 Jun 2018, 1:06am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: What is stopping women from cycling?
Replies: 130
Views: 11612

Re: What is stopping women from cycling?

That vehicle sounds very much like an LGV(rigid 7.5 tonne box van type)usually used by delivery companies and with significant number driven by morons on very tight delivery schedules. Vehicles similar to the one in this link perhaps:- https://www.google.com/search?q=7.5+tonne+box+van&client=ta...
by awavey
11 Jun 2018, 1:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sportives - love them or loathe them?
Replies: 77
Views: 2552

Re: Sportives - love them or loathe them?

well I like sportives, they give me a goal to aim for, rather than just riding aimlessly around the same roads, and I end up in parts of the countryside even within riding distance to home, that Id never have considered riding through, sometimes you want to be guided around via a course route and no...
by awavey
8 Jun 2018, 12:54am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle path speed
Replies: 61
Views: 4235

Re: Cycle path speed

I have a question, what does everyone think is a reasonable maximum speed on a shared path for pedestrians and cyclists? What is a reasonable speed for a cyclist riding along a basic country road without a footway, open to all categories of user, where pedestrians might be encountered at any time? ...
by awavey
8 Jun 2018, 12:50am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: What is stopping women from cycling?
Replies: 130
Views: 11612

Re: What is stopping women from cycling?

so no I dont like lorries around cyclists much. That vehicle sounds very much like an LGV(rigid 7.5 tonne box van type)usually used by delivery companies and with significant number driven by morons on very tight delivery schedules. Vehicles similar to the one in this link perhaps:- https://www.goo...
by awavey
6 Jun 2018, 1:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Given a girly slap by a motorcyclist on the railway path.
Replies: 41
Views: 2421

Re: Given a girly slap by a motorcyclist on the railway path.

Not me just trying to ID what a girly slap is..... having never heard the expression before and how it differs from any other slap.... While one might dispute the severity of the action (and I'm not saying one should), or describe it in terms that make light of it, surely this is an assault — unpro...
by awavey
6 Jun 2018, 12:50am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: What is stopping women from cycling?
Replies: 130
Views: 11612

Re: What is stopping women from cycling?

but its very difficult to extrapolate from just our own personal experiences, and put a tag of "all" on it. maybe lorry drivers in your part of the country are just different because they work for different companies with different delivery schedules or have different approaches to driving...
by awavey
15 Apr 2018, 1:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Strange reasons to oppose dockless bikes
Replies: 22
Views: 1980

Re: Strange reasons to oppose dockless bikes

I do think in towns/cities where there isnt a great deal of cycling infrastructure and especially bike stands, to have several hundred dockless bikes just dumped on bike stands isnt really acceptable. a council wouldnt be happy if theyd built a free car park and 3/4qtrs of the spaces were then const...
by awavey
12 Mar 2018, 9:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Left or right foot de-cleating?
Replies: 53
Views: 3934

Re: Left or right foot de-cleating?

always my right foot, and Im technically right handed, I say technically because I think I was more left handed as a child but had it educated out of me,so there are still some things I do subconciously that are left handed, but my right side feels more stronger/dominant and I just feel happier putt...
by awavey
10 Mar 2018, 2:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Death by Dangerous Cycling" new offence?
Replies: 140
Views: 7863

Re: "Death by Dangerous Cycling" new offence?

... we are supposed to be moving forward not going backward in how we protect the vulnerable and push the responsibility back onto those that are clearly the ones that are and have always being doing the damage to society. And so say all of us. My only reason for looking back - apart from being a d...
by awavey
4 Mar 2018, 9:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Death by Dangerous Cycling" new offence?
Replies: 140
Views: 7863

Re: "Death by Dangerous Cycling" new offence?

Nobody said anything about enforcing them - once the politicos have passed the legislation that's their bit done. They're in the clear if it happens again. I've heard it said that sometimes, the legislation is there to reinforce expected standards of behaviour, more than because it's actually neede...