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by atlas_shrugged
15 Jun 2019, 10:27am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: OVO race - road defect causes crash
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: OVO race - road defect causes crash

Oxford Mail does a good follow up job proving pot hole is still there: https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/17707911.ovo-womens-cycle-crash-proof-of-pothole-which-ended-marianne-voss-race/ Note race organisers and council denied that a pot hole caused the crash. So this is a very good case example of h...
by atlas_shrugged
13 Jun 2019, 6:01pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: OVO race - road defect causes crash
Replies: 7
Views: 463

OVO race - road defect causes crash

Road defect causes crash in OVO race https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/17703517.riders-forced-out-of-ovo-cycling-race-after-crash-near-didcot/ Looks pretty certain to me. You can see a shadow under the wheels just as the race passes the cattery. In wet conditions that is just fatal. Video: https://t...
by atlas_shrugged
12 Jun 2019, 8:04am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Eggs thrown from passing vehicle
Replies: 27
Views: 1550

Re: Eggs thrown from passing vehicle

Is there not an upgraded offence of littering now where the registered owner is responsible for the littering? So the number plate and evidence of the offence (e.g. by video) should be enough to get a prosecution.
by atlas_shrugged
9 Jun 2019, 6:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Presumptive liability
Replies: 19
Views: 720

Re: Presumptive liability

This is such a good idea it is astonishing to see that UK does nothing to implement this.

It was very noticeable while cycling in Normandy how careful the French drivers were when overtaking cyclists.
by atlas_shrugged
31 May 2019, 4:09pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: BHPC racing at Preston and Knowsley 1/2 Jun 19
Replies: 3
Views: 259

BHPC racing at Preston and Knowsley 1/2 Jun 19

The BHPC are racing:

1-Jun-19 Preston, UCLan Sports Arena PR2 1SG 12:00-5:00pm

2-Jun-19 Liverpool, Knowsley Velodrome L36 6EG 10:00-3:00pm

All welcome. Spectators free to attend. Racers need to have a cycle helmet and to cover any pointy bits on their (recumbent) bikes.
by atlas_shrugged
26 May 2019, 7:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Checking gpx routes
Replies: 18
Views: 644

Re: Checking gpx routes

Always check a gpx especially if it is in route point format. Loading a file into a Garmin can have interesting results when the Garmin calculates the route. There may be three points that you wish to travel through but the Garmin may decide it knows a cunning shortcut that only goes through only tw...
by atlas_shrugged
3 May 2019, 8:23am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: BHPC racing at Hillingdon - 5-May-19
Replies: 0
Views: 129

BHPC racing at Hillingdon - 5-May-19

The British Human Power Club are racing at Hillingdon - 5-May-19 11:00am onwards This is a nice track in West London - Hillingdon cycle circuit postcode: UB4 0LP. All welcome. Spectators are free. If you want to race then it has to be human powered, bring a cycle helmet, and any exposed pointy bits ...
by atlas_shrugged
2 May 2019, 9:15am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Just "bumps and bruises" - so that's OK then
Replies: 11
Views: 1308

Just "bumps and bruises" - so that's OK then

A bus is reported to have crashed into a child cyclist on the northern section of the Cambridge mis-guided busway: https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/live-updates-guidedbusway-kingshedges-cyclist-16210973 The circumstances are unknown and no doubt will be kept out of the public eye...
by atlas_shrugged
4 Apr 2019, 9:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 20st. mid-20's Beginner "cyclist" looking for advice on where to start
Replies: 81
Views: 2331

Re: 20st. mid-20's Beginner "cyclist" looking for advice on where to start

As Brucey suggests I would go for a used bike. Probably a Hybrid (good for road and paths). I also like mudguards. Make sure you have decent puncture resistant tyres e.g. Schwalbe Marathon and check the tyre pressure (using a pump with tyre pressure guage) every two weeks or so. If you want to keep ...
by atlas_shrugged
31 Mar 2019, 9:52am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Traffic cop fined £485 after pleading guilty to careless driving after putting cyclist in coma
Replies: 13
Views: 1603

Re: Traffic cop fined £485 after pleading guilty to careless driving after putting cyclist in coma

There should be much more encouragement of traffic police to travel to work using active travel means. Ditto for magistrates and judges who try motoring cases. For too long we have seen special free car parks in town centres being available to civil servants when the rest of the working population h...
by atlas_shrugged
24 Mar 2019, 5:27pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: BHPC Racing at Derby Velodrome 23-Mar-19
Replies: 3
Views: 1615

Re: BHPC Racing at Derby Velodrome 23-Mar-19

The timing results are here for those interested: http://www.bhpc.org.uk/Data/Sites/1/media/events/events19/derby/index.html Note: The first 2mins 43.84secs of the first (slower) race weren't recorded as the timing whistle was not heard. Youtube video of part of the 2nd fast race here: https://www.y...
by atlas_shrugged
22 Mar 2019, 9:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cambridge - 2 left hooks in 2 days
Replies: 16
Views: 2914

Re: Cambridge - 2 left hooks in 2 days

@MikeF I think this is the point of Default Presumed liability. It avoids blame and massive legal expense. This is a good thing because the money can then go to the person that is usually the victim. In the current system the money goes to the lawyers. Rewarding people e.g. lawyers who are not victi...
by atlas_shrugged
21 Mar 2019, 5:43pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: BHPC Racing at Derby Velodrome 23-Mar-19
Replies: 3
Views: 1615

BHPC Racing at Derby Velodrome 23-Mar-19

The British Human Power Club will be racing Saturday at Derby Velodrome 23-Mar-19 The racing will be from 12:00 - 15:00. All race slots are already taken but this would be a great chance to view what the club does and talk to the members. If you come along please do collar anyone from the club who i...
by atlas_shrugged
21 Mar 2019, 3:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cambridge - 2 left hooks in 2 days
Replies: 16
Views: 2914

Re: Cambridge - 2 left hooks in 2 days

So if you had a budget of £10M to reengineer these junctions so that accidents that affected cyclists / walkers never happed at these junctions what would you recommend?