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by PeterT
15 Aug 2020, 11:28am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Non member on group run
Replies: 25
Views: 894

Re: Non member on group run

Considering I'm the only one who'd replied prior to your comment I'm going to assume you're misrepresenting me. Don't take it personally - 'Oh you won't be insured' is an oft quoted phrase used by numerous people to put people off doing things. I'd be happy to lead a group cycling without insurance...
by PeterT
14 Aug 2020, 3:48pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Membership rates
Replies: 24
Views: 1371

Re: Membership rates

The proposal is, according to them based on a survey of approx 5000 people, 1000 being non members. Not exactly statistically significant. I think you mean statistically robust and it easily could be, if the survey wasn't self-selecting. About 1500 people is often used to estimate the views of 66 m...
by PeterT
12 Aug 2020, 8:35am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Membership rates
Replies: 24
Views: 1371

Re: Membership rates

Now that the CUk have proposed at the AGM to remove the concessionary rate for those aged 65 and over, this will mean an increase from the current rate of £29? to £48. The proposal is, according to them based on a survey of approx 5000 people, 1000 being non members. Not exactly statistically signif...
by PeterT
22 Jan 2020, 6:13pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Getting home from John O'Groats
Replies: 49
Views: 3466

Re: Getting home from John O'Groats

Courrier for the bike from JOG to home. Bus to Wick. Train to Inverness. Flight to Birmingham. Cheaper than train at the time.
by PeterT
13 Jan 2020, 2:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rain damaged Brooks saddle.
Replies: 49
Views: 2147

Re: Rain damaged Brooks saddle.

From personal experience and that of many of my fellow cyclists, Brooks are a very good company with excellent after sales. You posted this on Saturday and its now monday so I assume this happened recently. Give then a call and ask their advice. Did you 'proof' the saddle before use?
by PeterT
10 Jan 2020, 7:30pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Europcar Penzance lift to hotel.
Replies: 15
Views: 938

Re: Europcar Penzance lift to hotel.

One way van hire (2 persons) (Hertz or Thrifty?) next to Truro rail station. Train Truro to Penzance. Sat next to my bike on the train. Cycled Penzance stn to hotel. No need to box up your bike. Did it 2.5 years ago.
by PeterT
29 Nov 2019, 8:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Any suggestions for a good front camera?
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: Any suggestions for a good front camera?

Go Pro hero 7 currently on black friday deal at £129.99 at Argos. I have Hero +. Pictures good, number plates readable. 2+ hours battery life. Easily switches on and off "on the go". However make sure you get a good handlebar attachment. I bought cheap plastic which cracked and Go Pro fell...
by PeterT
1 Jan 2019, 9:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hadrian's Cycleway transport?
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Re: Hadrian's Cycleway transport?

It takes one and a half days to cycle from Newcastle back to Whitehaven or similar location so instead of spending the next morning on a train just add one day to your itinerary and cycle back. (Newcastle to carlisle = 1 day. overnight in Carlisle (travel lodge) , then Carlisle to the coast the next...
by PeterT
12 Sep 2018, 9:01pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG April 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 9804

Re: LEJOG April 2019

Fat tyre kicker wrote:Please forgive my ignorance, what is JOGLA ?


Jon O Groats to Lands End. ie reverse of LEJOG
by PeterT
10 Sep 2018, 10:05pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG April 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 9804

Re: LEJOG April 2019

Day 10 around mile 54 go through Crawford. Gives you opportunity of a shop which might be open but more importantly it cuts out an unnecessary hill by Weston’s Recovery Day9 A lot will say, including me, the A6 over Shap isn’t busy and isn’t a steep , to be feared, climb. I suspect your very pretty...
by PeterT
9 Sep 2018, 10:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: What would you do differently?
Replies: 17
Views: 4902

Re: What would you do differently?

I would do it for charity. So many people wanted to donate because for me it was going to be quite an achievement (and was), yet I chose not to. I could have raised quite a bit for a charity that now I am thinking of doing it again just for that reason.
by PeterT
7 Sep 2018, 10:22am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG April 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 9804

Re: LEJOG April 2019

A49 must've changed then. I was last up there spring of 2014 and rode Leominster/Ludlow/Church Stretton/Shrewsbury/Whitchurch with absolutely no bother at all. It's a good cycling road considering it's a major trunk road ........... or at least it was, and I've ridden it loads of times. Mercian and...
by PeterT
6 Sep 2018, 10:05pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG April 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 9804

Re: LEJOG April 2019

I could advise you to go on this road or that road, avoid this town or that city but I wont. What I will advise you to do is to meticulously plan your route. Work out approximately how many miles to ride each day. If you are staying in hostels, B and B or premier inn type places look for place to st...