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by LinusR
2 Apr 2020, 1:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: £800 58cm Alu Road Bike...
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: £800 58cm Alu Road Bike...

Howdy! On the hunt throughout the UK market for a good-quality 58cm aluminium. I've been offered a Cinelli Experience (beauty) at £800 from my local bike shop, which I would have taken, but it was a 56cm! I've also noticed a 'Willier' over at Discountcyclesdirect It's ex-display; Anyone had any bus...
by LinusR
20 Mar 2020, 9:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 607
Views: 15633

Re: Coronavirus - Possible ban on cycling in the UK?

gxaustin wrote:If they are worried by ambulances being required at accidents on the roads then maybe they should ban cars!


They should. But the Mayor of London has now suspended all charges - ULEZ and Congestion Charge - for everyone
by LinusR
20 Mar 2020, 9:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 607
Views: 15633

Re: Coronavirus - Possible ban on cycling in the UK?

It’s coming. Probably within a week. The Government have deliberately left cycling out of their list of ‘approved physical activities’ because of the risk of getting flattened by cretins in vehicles, and detracting from the stretched NHS. No that's not it. They're just incompetent and left cycling ...
by LinusR
20 Mar 2020, 9:11pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK statement on Covid19
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: Cycling UK statement on Covid19

Cycling UK have now advised against riding with anyone - even if you keep your distance - unless they live in the same household as you and are not unwell. They define a group as "two or more people". So officially I cannot organise a ride with a couple of friends even if we maintain a dis...
by LinusR
19 Mar 2020, 9:46pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK statement on Covid19
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: Cycling UK statement on Covid19

Cycling UK should be doing something like this. British Cycling Chief Executive, Julie Harrington, has today written to Health Secretary Matt Hancock to encourage the Government to add cycling to its recommended activities during the current coronavirus outbreak. The current Government advice on soc...
by LinusR
17 Mar 2020, 9:26pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Group rides and nCOVID-19
Replies: 16
Views: 947

Re: CyclingUK advise against group rides

So maybe CUK will investigate further and may be able to relax things if so advised. No, that's very unlikely. As a country we have moved from a "mitigation" to a "suppression" strategy. Two fundamental strategies are possible: (a) mitigation, which focuses on slowing but not ne...
by LinusR
17 Mar 2020, 8:43pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Group rides and nCOVID-19
Replies: 16
Views: 947

Re: Group rides and nCOVID-19

Does anyone know if there is an insurance problem for Ride leaders from putting on rides? I'm not a lawyer. Member and affiliate clubs and their ride leaders are insured against claims by individual members on the ride if there is an incident. The secretary of your member club would have to ask CUK...
by LinusR
17 Mar 2020, 8:32pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Group rides and nCOVID-19
Replies: 16
Views: 947

Re: Group rides and nCOVID-19

This is CUK detailed advice. It doesn't seem to preclude group rides - does it? Or cafe stops? Graham Austin The statement from CTC/Cycling UK is advice to member and affiliate groups. Groups rides are not being banned. This is following government/NHS guidelines which advise people to keep a "...
by LinusR
16 Mar 2020, 7:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lockdown for over seventies?
Replies: 181
Views: 4945

Re: Cycling during Corona virus pandemic.

This is some of the best advice I have read.

How to Ride Safely Amid Coronavirus Concerns https://www.bicycling.com/news/a31469228/cycling-during-coronavirus/
by LinusR
14 Mar 2020, 8:55pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Replacement bike advice
Replies: 8
Views: 958

Re: Replacement bike advice

A quick update on this. My friend did a test ride on a Boardman SLR Claris women's road bike (size small) on Friday and she was very happy with it. Even better it was only £432 with the two discounts that Cycle Republic are offering at the moment. She's getting them to fit a rack (£14) and bigger ca...
by LinusR
13 Mar 2020, 6:47pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Group rides and nCOVID-19
Replies: 16
Views: 947

Re: Group rides and nCOVID-19

https://www.cyclinguk.org/news/coronavirus-advice-cycling-uk-groups-and-volunteers CUK advice, updated today. I think KLWNBUG will also follow it, rather than the sports bodies. Glad you mentioned this. Sensible advice. But did you get the volunteer newsletter? I ask because it also contained an FA...
by LinusR
11 Mar 2020, 8:33pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Replacement bike advice
Replies: 8
Views: 958

Re: Replacement bike advice

Don't think you'll get a pannier rack on that? Something tells me you know more than you are letting on... :) According to the Boardman bikes website it has "mounts for mudguards and a rear rack". https://www.boardmanbikes.com/gb_en/products/2131-slr-8.6-alloy-womens.html
by LinusR
11 Mar 2020, 6:33pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Replacement bike advice
Replies: 8
Views: 958

Re: Replacement bike advice

Not a direct answer, sorry, but you may not be aware that Cycle Republic can source bikes from other retailers within the Halfords brands, so Halfords, Wheelies and Tredz, which may broaden your search. I know a woman who got a Liv bike from Cycle Republic on the C2W scheme, I don't know much about...
by LinusR
8 Mar 2020, 7:17pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Replacement bike advice
Replies: 8
Views: 958

Replacement bike advice

Please help me out if you can. My friend who's in her 70s used to have a Specialized Dolce road bike. She's quite petit and loved this bike. But it got stolen some months back. Bad advice from a friend led to her buying a "ladies", step-thru, flat handlebar bike that weighs a ton. She can ...
by LinusR
31 Jan 2020, 1:54pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Bivvi bags - advice please
Replies: 93
Views: 3906

Re: Bivvi bags - advice please

Incidentally, I went into Blacks - the outdoor and camping shop - yesterday. Shop assistant asks me: "Are you looking for something in particular?" Yes, I say. Do you have any bivvy bags? "What?" came the reply. Yes, you know. To sleep in with your sleeping bag. "Um..., err...