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by RichK
13 Aug 2020, 1:32pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: West Midlands Strategy and the "Starley Network"
Replies: 3
Views: 882

Re: West Midlands Strategy and the "Starley Network"

Can't see anything new here locally apart from the already proposed (but no visible progress yet) "pop up" along the A38. Looks to me more like a box ticking exercise rather than a real attempt at producing a useable network.
by RichK
10 Jun 2020, 3:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Kilometres or miles
Replies: 106
Views: 2363

Re: Kilometres or miles

I have to do 23 km daily to achieve my target of 100 miles a week
by RichK
21 May 2020, 2:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist deaths double during lockdown
Replies: 54
Views: 3411

Re: Cyclist deaths double during lockdown

Interesting article on BBC news, suggesting that road (in america) have become more dangerous for all with reduced traffic levels:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52753925
by RichK
13 Mar 2020, 12:16pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: C-UK Insurance Cover?
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: C-UK Insurance Cover?

thanks :)
by RichK
13 Mar 2020, 10:04am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: C-UK Insurance Cover?
Replies: 3
Views: 365

C-UK Insurance Cover?

Just popped into my head. Does the C-UK insurance cover riding an electric assist bike? (UK legal 250W assist cut out at 25kph etc).
by RichK
24 Feb 2020, 4:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Parking on the pavement to be banned!
Replies: 141
Views: 7157

Re: Parking on the pavement to be banned!

I can't see this one happening with the current government. Too much opposition from the association of bad drivers and the car lobby in general.
by RichK
7 Jan 2020, 11:42am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Cycling Time Trials - Red Lights are now compulsory
Replies: 21
Views: 1649

Re: Cycling Time Trials - Red Lights are now compulsory

Not looking forward to timekeeping the first couple of club events this year. I'm tempted to put a couple of poundland back lights & rubber bands in my box of tricks for any riders that turn up without a light.
by RichK
21 Dec 2019, 11:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 23742

Re: Why wear black?

My winter jacket happens to be dayglo yellow (bought cheap in sale - decent colours had all gone) but I still nearly got taken out twice in the past week. Summer clothing is much less gaudy (jacket is black/white if it's raining) but I seem to have less incidents? I don't think colour is the definin...
by RichK
21 Dec 2019, 11:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Getting worse out there?
Replies: 31
Views: 1971

Re: Getting worse out there?

mattheus wrote:I blame Thatcher.


I fully approve of this assertion :)
by RichK
22 Oct 2019, 8:00pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Baseball cap helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 1422

Re: Baseball cap helmet

pwa wrote:...

It has next to no depth above the ears, an area I personally want my helmet to protect from the toppling accident that I wear a lid for. It seems only to protect the top of the head.

...


Which possibly highlights a major flaw in the certification testing more than anything else.
by RichK
16 Sep 2019, 12:59pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Over one-fifth of injured US adult cyclists were not wearing a helmet
Replies: 10
Views: 935

Re: Over one-fifth of injured US adult cyclists were not wearing a helmet

Unless I'm missing something they seem to be saying: 21% of men reporting with head injuries were wearing helmets next to 21% of men use helmets so even at this simplistic level, suggests no benefit of doing so. [Edit] So I take a quick look at the longer text Not surprised to see them citing Thomps...
by RichK
5 Sep 2019, 10:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: How has your commute shaped your bike?
Replies: 32
Views: 3216

Re: How has your commute shaped your bike?

Gears have been specifically selected (trial & error) to be as optimal as possible for the routes I use. Currently 42 x 11-30. I've also moved to steel frame & forks. Aluminium was OK but found the forks gave a harsh ride. Carbon seems a bit fragile for the rough treatment it gets. Finally, ...
by RichK
3 Sep 2019, 8:12am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Police Incident?
Replies: 8
Views: 1309

Re: Police Incident?

Cycling to work one day (off road route - NCN5) the path was blocked with the blue white "police do not cross" tape with a PC stood there stopping people passing. Had to turn round & find an alternative route. No idea what had happened.
by RichK
3 Nov 2018, 11:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 233
Views: 20200

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

It wouldn't surprise me if in most collisions between a car and a pedestrian there is only soft tissue damage. Probably a lack of statistics to prove this either way though. I've bumped into our car walking down the drive many a time ('tis a bit of a squeeze). A bit of bruising is the worst I've su...
by RichK
16 Sep 2018, 12:20am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Can road bike time trialling revive the TT scene.
Replies: 43
Views: 2148

Re: Can road bike time trialling revive the TT scene.

Several events I enter have a road-bike category.