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by Si
13 Nov 2018, 1:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26" disc fork?
Replies: 15
Views: 598

Re: 26" disc fork?

Thanks....cant get at the bike until the weekend, but from memory: Pretty long!
by Si
12 Nov 2018, 8:14pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BC membership up
Replies: 104
Views: 2315

Re: BC membership up

Sounds curious - I've never seen a HSBC Guided Ride or Breeze ride stating that lids much be worn by riders - could you put a link up to one of the ones near you please? (I'm not doubting what you say - I'd just like to have a look at one to see exactly what they are saying) Of course RideSocial can...
by Si
10 Nov 2018, 3:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to pay it back
Replies: 20
Views: 1131

Re: How to pay it back

where are you - on the off chance you might be in Birmingham, we are always after volunteers and offer free training for a number of roles. You could even get a job doing bikeability but you would have to make the kids put plastic hats on. I know grrrr I am in great barr mate The guys that do the a...
by Si
9 Nov 2018, 5:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: NCN5 Cannon Hill Park - Bike Trains
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: NCN5 Cannon Hill Park - Bike Trains

Maybe worth contacting the local community cycle clubs like Balsall Heath or Saheli, etc to see if theyd be able to help, e.g. publicise, maybe put on a ride to launch it, etc. Also, get it publicised via BCR and TAWS. Im sure youve already mentioned it on PBC and PushBikes sites. Thanks, do you ha...
by Si
9 Nov 2018, 5:03pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: We remember all cyclists
Replies: 15
Views: 339

Re: We remember all cyclists

Well I guess it just refers to the camaraderie of cycling. Just like in a particular town or village you might make an especial effort to remember those from that town or village but that doesn't mean you don't value people from other locations. Or people from a particular regiment might remember th...
by Si
9 Nov 2018, 4:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to pay it back
Replies: 20
Views: 1131

Re: How to pay it back

where are you - on the off chance you might be in Birmingham, we are always after volunteers and offer free training for a number of roles. You could even get a job doing bikeability but you would have to make the kids put plastic hats on.
by Si
9 Nov 2018, 4:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Are Strava heatmaps reliably indicative of general cycling activity?
Replies: 31
Views: 628

Re: Are Strava heatmaps reliably indicative of general cycling activity?

I will repeat my oft used anecdote. In Birmingham we used to have lots of BC sky/HSBC rides - perhaps typically the sort of people likely to use strava? We also have lots of rides put on by Community Cycle Clubs and BC's programme for getting people riding in deprived areas. And we gave away 5000 fr...
by Si
9 Nov 2018, 4:44pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BC membership up
Replies: 104
Views: 2315

Re: BC membership up

You'll also notice that if you try to copy a ride it loses the uploaded image so you have to re-upload the one that you created for it. This has been logged. the images that I refer to in my last post to are not the ones that you stick on your ride but the ones on the website itself....AFAIK they've...
by Si
9 Nov 2018, 3:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BC membership up
Replies: 104
Views: 2315

Re: BC membership up

The clunkiness of it has been recognised - dunno if it will improve, but I believe that I'm probably the biggest single user of the site in the country (I put on up to 12 rides/events per week on it) and I have tried to highlight problems. My solution has been to create my own website that lists all...
by Si
9 Nov 2018, 10:22am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BC membership up
Replies: 104
Views: 2315

Re: BC membership up

Letsride.co.uk: HSBC Guided Rides - these are BC rides Breeze - these are BC rides Lets Ride - these are BC rides/events (city ride / sky rides as was) Lets Ride PopUps - BC events (cycling version of park run) Ride Social - rides put on by members of public not BC, riders sign a disclaimer to prote...
by Si
9 Nov 2018, 10:12am
Forum: On the road
Topic: NCN5 Cannon Hill Park - Bike Trains
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: NCN5 Cannon Hill Park - Bike Trains

ianrobo wrote:the last rider is pretty safe as numbers will mean no real threat,


by last rider i meant the one living furthest down tge route rather than one at the back - thus they will eventually be by them self. But better they are by themselves for the short bit at the end rather than the whole route.
by Si
8 Nov 2018, 3:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Selling out to the dark side....
Replies: 35
Views: 694

Re: Selling out to the dark side....

Debs wrote:
Si wrote:
You didnae mention what sort of vehicle it is


It's a red one.


a Ferrari, congrats! :D


Well it does start with an 'F' and it is rather cramped in side....
by Si
8 Nov 2018, 3:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Selling out to the dark side....
Replies: 35
Views: 694

Re: Selling out to the dark side....

....or just moving back into normal person mode? Today i have, after not owning one for years, purchased myself an automobile. I'm shortly starting a new (non-cycle related) job, its too far to ride plus too much kit to carry, and public transport doesnt start early enough. Added to that i have als...
by Si
8 Nov 2018, 10:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Selling out to the dark side....
Replies: 35
Views: 694

Re: Selling out to the dark side....

thank you all for the good wishes. The driving is the downside. there is a longer term plan afoot, involving better weather and motorbikes. pity you've become disillusioned with Bikeability. Yes, it's the fact that we do L2 at primary then pick up the same kids in secondary for L3 but find they have...
by Si
8 Nov 2018, 8:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Selling out to the dark side....
Replies: 35
Views: 694

Re: Selling out to the dark side....

You didnae mention what sort of vehicle it is


It's a red one.