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by Wanlock Dod
19 Feb 2019, 7:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Should I convert to a Rohloff hub - costs vs benefits ?
Replies: 30
Views: 1026

Re: Should I convert to a Rohloff hub - costs vs benefits ?

For anybody considering a bike with Rohloff gearing I would strongly recommend one in combination with a Gates belt drive. The belt drive most likely requires a specific frame, which would make the whole thing more expensive still, but it requires rather less maintenance than the hub itself, and is ...
by Wanlock Dod
18 Feb 2019, 12:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Derby cyclists strip off to protest scrapping of bus and cycle lane
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Derby cyclists strip off to protest scrapping of bus and cycle lane

... This is one poor decision, in a city that's probably more cycle friendly than most... Regardless of any provision for cycling I'm pretty sure that it has required rather more than a single poor decision to completely fail to address an air pollution problem for over 18 years. Indeed if 150 peop...
by Wanlock Dod
18 Feb 2019, 7:57am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Derby cyclists strip off to protest scrapping of bus and cycle lane
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Derby cyclists strip off to protest scrapping of bus and cycle lane

From road.cc, but also covered by local media, Derby cyclists strip off to protest scrapping of bus and cycle lane . It is especially ironic that the local council is closing the bus lane in order to allocate more of the road space to motorised vehicles with the intention of reducing air pollution. ...
by Wanlock Dod
17 Feb 2019, 6:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours
Replies: 40
Views: 1157

Re: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours

It's ironic that the most anti-cycling councils always seem to have an air pollution problem, here is confirmation of the one in Bedford town centre , I'm not sure if this means that it is rapidly approaching it's 10th birthday. The councils own Air Quality Annual Status Report is here , it seems to...
by Wanlock Dod
14 Feb 2019, 9:50am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: New study finds there "was no difference in mortality between helmeted and non-helmeted"
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: New study finds there "was no difference in mortality between helmeted and non-helmeted"

It should also be noted that the prevalence of all significant trauma was 26% in the group of patients with helmet and 20% in the group without helmets (p-value=0.048). The overall mortality was 1%. There was no difference in mortality between helmeted and non-helmeted patients. Be safe be seen kid...
by Wanlock Dod
9 Feb 2019, 6:34pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Latest Aussie misleading claims
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: Latest Aussie misleading claims

I think it's called policy driven evidence gathering. I found the comments about climate change deniers rather funny too considering that in Australia climate change denial seems to be almost a national policy. The cylists:pedestrians ratio of mortal peril is certainly an interesting analysis, and o...
by Wanlock Dod
9 Feb 2019, 4:59pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Raising the Standards of walking and cycling in Scotland
Replies: 9
Views: 927

Raising the Standards of walking and cycling in Scotland

From Sustrans: Raising the Standards of walking and cycling in Scotland
Some kind of active travel conference thing that happened in Dundee recently as far as I can gather, although given the track record so far for Scotland I'm pretty sure my expectations have been appropriately managed already.
by Wanlock Dod
7 Feb 2019, 8:21am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Casual bike use without helmets found to be no more dangerous than regular bike users with helmets
Replies: 17
Views: 552

Re: Casual bike use without helmets found to be no more dangerous than regular bike users with helmets

I've sometimes wondered myself whether in places where cycle helmet use has been normalised for virtually all kinds of cycling whether seeing people riding without helmets affects how people perceive the safety of cycling and the need to wear a helmet. The findings of this study do seem to suggest t...
by Wanlock Dod
1 Feb 2019, 9:59am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Manchester - A big emphasis is training up engineers
Replies: 16
Views: 2162

Re: Manchester - A big emphasis is training up engineers

The whole of Scotland has had a design standard since 2010, and 3% of the transport budget since then to spend on it. In 2017 when it was found that nothing had actually been achieved in terms of encouraging anybody to cycle they decided to double the available budget so that it would be possible to...
by Wanlock Dod
27 Jan 2019, 7:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Increasing cyclist numbers?
Replies: 44
Views: 3367

Re: Increasing cyclist numbers?

It certainly seems to be yet another of the cycling paradoxes, that anecdotally everybody seems to believe that numbers of cyclists are increasing, yet the available data does not seem to support the perception. Something that is not disputed, either anecdotally or by the evidence, is that here is m...
by Wanlock Dod
22 Jan 2019, 5:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Choosing a Hook of Holland tour
Replies: 11
Views: 1583

Re: Choosing a Hook of Holland tour

Perhaps not very helpfully, I've noticed a couple of notable omissions that aren't included in any of your routes. Firstly, the Eurovelo route between about Den Haag and Bergen makes for some spectacular riding through the dunes. It can be busy in good weather, especially a weekends, and could be fa...
by Wanlock Dod
20 Jan 2019, 9:58am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: AGM Motion for 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2419

Re: AGM Motion for 2019

Looks good
by Wanlock Dod
19 Jan 2019, 8:14pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?
Replies: 168
Views: 7573

Re: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?

I'm not trying to be funny but when was the last time anybody complained about older drivers going too fast? Quite, recently qualified drivers are a higher risk. Until we can stop picking on minority out-groups as scapegoats we won't be able to tackle the real cause of the problem though will we. T...