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by softlips
19 May 2019, 11:10am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling for weight loss - Advice sought
Replies: 32
Views: 1117

Re: Cycling for weight loss - Advice sought

Eat less than you burn, it’s as simple as that. I bought a Fitbit three years ago and a road bike. I monitored my intake and ensured a deficit against what I burned each day. I’m now five stones lighter, have joined a cycling club and had three changes in wardrobe. I didn’t go for a massive calorie ...
by softlips
18 May 2019, 3:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fred Whitton
Replies: 51
Views: 1629

Re: Fred Whitton

There are 364 other days to ride it. Freeloaders or fare dodgers are the words that come to mind. "Freeloaders and fare-dodgers". Is that road a turnpike, then, owned by some baron who charges a pass-fee for going along it? No. It's a public road, of which we all own a bit. How much of th...
by softlips
17 May 2019, 8:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 188
Views: 7491

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

I remember Love thy Neighbour well. It was very popular and yes wasn’t PC but it showed Eddie as a small minded bigoted, thick white man and Bill(?) as an intelligent attractive person. The ladies of both households got along fine. It wouldn’t sit well these days as the terrible behaviour of Eddie i...
by softlips
16 May 2019, 12:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: E-scooters
Replies: 28
Views: 762

Re: E-scooters

Loads of them used for commuting in London. The vast majority of users seem sensible - even though they’re breaking the law obviously.
by softlips
16 May 2019, 12:38pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling MP: worthy example or exploiter?
Replies: 31
Views: 755

Re: Cycling MP: worthy example or exploiter?

You know you can claim mileage for using your own car at work? You may not know, but you can also claim mileage for using a bicycle at work. This MP is doing pretty much that, albeit he's claiming the mileage from expenses rather than via the HMRC route. I claim 20p per mile via the HMRC route. I u...
by softlips
14 May 2019, 10:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Its A Motorhome......No Its Van....
Replies: 20
Views: 486

Re: Its A Motorhome......No Its Van....

We have a Wellhouse Terrier which is based on a Transit Custom. The log book has now been changed to motorcaravan which not only increases the speed limits but also lowers the tolls on bridges etc.
by softlips
12 May 2019, 9:01pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Velo Midlands
Replies: 25
Views: 891

Re: Velo Midlands

Lance Dopestrong wrote:2 riders had quite a bad spill as well, held things up by about 20 minutes.


One fatality unfortunately.
by softlips
11 May 2019, 10:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dont drive over fifty
Replies: 69
Views: 1400

Re: Dont drive over fifty

None of my last three cars have had spare (over ten years) all have had run flats. You only know you’ve a puncture because of the warning light, the car feels perfectly normal to drive. My daughters car came with no spare and the liquid but I bought a spare and Jack etc, even came with the plastic m...
by softlips
9 May 2019, 1:54pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Velo Midlands
Replies: 25
Views: 891

Re: Velo Midlands

Yes, doing the 100 miles. Will be wearing Barnsley Road Club Kit.
by softlips
4 May 2019, 6:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rules or best practice where bus lanes become left filter lanes
Replies: 19
Views: 720

Re: Rules or best practice where bus lanes become left filter lanes

NUKe wrote:I would stay in lane move to the centre of the lane so the drivers don’t think you are turning left and then head back into the bus lane.

Be confident so the drivers know what you are doing


This, take the lane and no one will mistake your intentions.
by softlips
4 May 2019, 6:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite smells
Replies: 29
Views: 507

Re: Favourite smells

Ladies perfume.
Ladies recently washed hair.
Collodion (old medical product, smelled of Victory Vs)
Old school real creosote
Fresh baking
by softlips
4 May 2019, 6:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Box hill, surrey
Replies: 18
Views: 954

Re: Box hill, surrey

First time I did Ride London, I asked when the real Box Hill began “that was it” I was told. He then saw my club shirt, realised I was from Yorkshire and Box Hill isn’t much of a hill compared to up here - and I’m no climber.
by softlips
26 Apr 2019, 7:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: TAX Deductions from Business Mileage when cycling to work
Replies: 15
Views: 625

Re: TAX Deductions from Business Mileage when cycling to work

Paulatic wrote:
fastpedaller wrote:Just use the bike to visit clients!
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You should receive 20p/ ml for that. :D


I use my Brompton between hospitals, the company won’t pay me the 20p but I claim it on my tax return. I record the mileage as Commutes on Strava.
by softlips
20 Apr 2019, 4:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much difference does tyre width make.
Replies: 63
Views: 2146

Re: How much difference does tyre width make.

There is if you run them at the lower pressures wider tyres allow.
by softlips
17 Apr 2019, 8:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brompton B75
Replies: 9
Views: 1409

Re: Brompton B75

It’s basically a limited run of bikes using old components.

One of the reasons I bought a new Brompton last year was to get the new components, in particular the new shifters. I don’t think it will impact negatively on second hand values of recent models but it may on older ones.