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by PeterT
9 Dec 2020, 5:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tier 3 Restrictions from 2 December
Replies: 124
Views: 4683

tier 2 and 3 rules. seeking your thoughts

Cycling UK state:
For groups from ‘Medium’ or ‘High’ areas, you are permitted to ride into a ‘Very high’ area as part of your route, however you should not stop for a break while in that area.

For groups from ‘Very high’ areas, you are permitted to ride into ‘Medium’, ‘High’ or other ‘Very high’ areas as part of your route, however you should only stop for a break while within your own area.


I live in a tier 2 area. My cycling club and other members live in a tier 3 area. Now according to the cycling UK 'rules' I can meet my fellow cyclists (max. 6 in a group) but if they stop in a tier 3 area for a break, I cannot, and visa versa.

Further UK gov rules state:
you can continue to travel to venues or amenities which are open, but should aim to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible. There is no reference in this paragraph to the location of the venue, tier 1, 2, or 3.

So the quesion is, is cycling UK correct in its interpretation of the rules and secondly does the word ' travel' so often used in the advice and legislation really meant to apply to cyclists . or even walking or running. (ie, exercise)
by PeterT
3 Nov 2020, 2:12pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Bizarre Covid Lockdown campaigning by Cycling UK.
Replies: 16
Views: 2180

Re: Bizarre Covid Lockdown campaigning by Cycling UK.

The government havent specified a time or distance limit so why ask if there is one? Justifying existence perhaps? This will only make someone in government who knows nothing about cycling make a decision plucked out of thin air... bit like the 1st lockdown.
by PeterT
15 Aug 2020, 11:28am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Non member on group run
Replies: 25
Views: 2242

Re: Non member on group run

pedals2slowly wrote:
PH wrote: 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 for me as leader and without anyone being insured.
I'm anti-insurance and trying to combat the rising tide of people so risk averse they do nothing exciting.


Being also anti insurance the ONLY reason I am a member of CUK is to allow me to ride with my fellow club members for which I must be insured. So to hike the over 65 club 'fee' from £29 to £48 will mean I will look for suitable cheaper insurance, or as some have suggested lets just get together and ride without insurance. Bye bye CUK.
by PeterT
14 Aug 2020, 3:48pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Membership rates
Replies: 24
Views: 2708

Re: Membership rates

mjr wrote:
PeterT wrote: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 million on very divisive questions, so 4000 members should be OK for estimating the views of 73,000 (or whatever today's membership figure is).

I agree it's a big hike and I think it could have been handled better.


I e-mailed CUK 10 days ago for information about the survey and have not received a reply. CUK have used the survey to justify a hike for those over 65, but there is nothing at all about houshold subscriptions being means tested. Are households a special category deserving of reduced rates? I think your comment about handling this better is generous.
by PeterT
12 Aug 2020, 8:35am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Membership rates
Replies: 24
Views: 2708

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 significant. This is a massive hike. CUK will then means test a concessionary rate for those on benefits. Isnt it in the best interest of CUK to encourage those over 65 to cycle for health reasons instead of discouraging them. Although I am not against a level playing field for all those that can afford it, shouldnt CUK also consider a level playing field for the household rate. A family of 2 adults and 2 children will pay a household rate of £75 per year. If they paid sepatately it would be £140 per year. Why should 2 working adults with children get a discount?
by PeterT
22 Jan 2020, 6:13pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Getting home from John O'Groats
Replies: 49
Views: 3759

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: 2512

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: 1177

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: 411

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 off. . Fortunately it was so robust it did not damage. Subsequently bought metal attachment. Loops easily. Also you can use it off bike so when you do the sky dive, bungee jump etc you get quality recordings :D :D :D .
by PeterT
1 Jan 2019, 9:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hadrian's Cycleway transport?
Replies: 8
Views: 529

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 morning.) You then have the afternoon to get home.
by PeterT
12 Sep 2018, 9:01pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG April 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 10244

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: 10244

Re: LEJOG April 2019

Paulatic wrote:
Paulatic wrote: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 route will entail a lot more climbing. I’ve done that route and never worked out the climbing but it always feels hillier.


I agree.. Shap isnt that much of a problem because most of the traffic is on the M6, and its a great Kudos to have ridden up Shap.

I havent looked at all your routes in detail but consider the places where you are going to stay overnight. If you book well in advance premier Inn, and Travelodge welcome cyclists and are reasonably priced. . Normally a restaurant on site or nearby. Not all B and B have facilities to store your bike securely overnight. Also consider where you are stopping for lunch. You dont want to be either in the middle of nowhere or riding around a town looking for a suitable place to eat and leave your bikes.
by PeterT
9 Sep 2018, 10:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: What would you do differently?
Replies: 17
Views: 5073

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.