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by Si
9 Jul 2020, 8:33am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle training for all!
Replies: 27
Views: 705

Re: Cycle training for all!

I would suspect (with no proof) that bikeability may increase the number of incidents if it is successful and encourages more children to cycle, more parents to let them cycle and means it more likely that they ride on the road than on the pavement. After all, you don't get knocked off your bike whi...
by Si
28 Jun 2020, 11:46am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle training for all!
Replies: 27
Views: 705

Re: Cycle training for all!

One of those things that sounded a good idea before they thought it through. It will have a few issues to overcome: 1. there are not enough qualified instructors to deliver all of this new training 2. there isn't currently that much incentive to become an instructor: a lot of it is bitsa work for lo...
by Si
27 Jun 2020, 3:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recommend a cycle camera ( update : Garmin VIRB 30 ultra FAILED )
Replies: 46
Views: 2053

Re: Recommended cycle camera

https://chilli-tech.com/content/new-bullet-action-camera/ I've one of these. Not bad for the money. Runs for about 3.5 hrs on one charge. No problems when it gets rained on. Picture is not bad mounted on handle bars. My two quibbles - the bar mount isn't the best ( I've made my own replacement). Ev...
by Si
14 Jun 2020, 9:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on GPS Trackers
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: Advice on GPS Trackers

We had dynamo powered GPS trackers in many of the bikes that we gave away free to people in deprived communities. The main reason was to track bike usage to make sure people were making them most of their free bikes, and to also use the data to work out where people rode so as to better target infra...
by Si
14 Jun 2020, 9:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4528

Re: CUK supports BLM

I remember going that n a ride with a new club. Met a group of chaps...got a nice warm welcome...then we cycled to the top of this hossing gurt hill. Everyone collapsed at the top for a breather where upon one chap launched into a spate of racist jokes, liberally sprinkled with the N word. This seem...
by Si
13 Jun 2020, 12:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recommend a cycle camera ( update : Garmin VIRB 30 ultra FAILED )
Replies: 46
Views: 2053

Re: Recommended cycle camera

https://chilli-tech.com/content/new-bullet-action-camera/ I've one of these. Not bad for the money. Runs for about 3.5 hrs on one charge. No problems when it gets rained on. Picture is not bad mounted on handle bars. My two quibbles - the bar mount isn't the best ( I've made my own replacement). Ev...
by Si
31 May 2020, 10:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: V Brake failure
Replies: 12
Views: 551

Re: V Brake failure

I've found this problem quite a lot while doing bikeability. Often caused by the noodle not being put all the way into the hole, so that the end of the noodle sits against the 'lips' of the yoke and when the brake is pulled on it bends them. I have seen some instructors bend them back into shape wit...
by Si
8 May 2020, 2:43pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling UK campaign - Ask your council for cycle space during lockdown
Replies: 52
Views: 1925

Re: Cycling UK campaign - Ask your council for cycle space during lockdown

Both the photos in the OP are a lane wide so there should be no issue with moving away from the pavement. The other photo that was there before showed IIRC a temporary cycle lane marked with cones, thus any cyclist who wanted to move away from the pavement just checks over their shoulder and nips th...
by Si
29 Apr 2020, 4:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling UK campaign - Ask your council for cycle space during lockdown
Replies: 52
Views: 1925

Re: Cycling UK campaign - Ask your council for cycle space during lockdown

Good quality infra stops motor vehicles getting in amongst the cyclists, not the other way around.
by Si
27 Apr 2020, 7:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling UK campaign - Ask your council for cycle space during lockdown
Replies: 52
Views: 1925

Re: Cycling UK campaign - Ask your council for cycle space during lockdown

My 2p's worth... The 'safety in numbers' is an example of a high profile campaign aimed at getting cyclists to use roads, the idea being that drivers become used to cyclists and so behave better, and also the number of cyclists creates a traffic calming effect. It was heavily promoted by CTC (CUK). ...
by Si
25 Apr 2020, 12:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Britain from above - great website.
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Britain from above - great website.

PH wrote:
Si wrote:site tracked!

Is site tracked a technical term :lol:


It's them darned cookies.
by Si
25 Apr 2020, 12:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Britain from above - great website.
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Britain from above - great website.

I use it for work, along with various historic maps sites and Google earth historic AP. Can spend hours getting side tracked!
by Si
19 Apr 2020, 5:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bikes under £300
Replies: 6
Views: 420

Re: Bikes under £300

Not sure that you can actually get the Crixus any more - although listed on halfords site it doesn't come up with price...unless i'm doing it wrong?
by Si
18 Apr 2020, 1:50pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Criminalising (wild) Camping
Replies: 10
Views: 678

Re: Criminalising (wild) Camping

Previously discussed here: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=134144
by Si
17 Apr 2020, 5:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Finding new local routes
Replies: 16
Views: 889

Re: Finding new local routes

I was doing some work that required using the NHLE website recently (https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/) - tempted to try to ride to every listed building in my area!