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by Si
15 Jun 2019, 5:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: C2W new Guidlines
Replies: 12
Views: 343

Re: C2W new Guidlines

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by Si
12 Jun 2019, 8:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclecraft
Replies: 48
Views: 1511

Re: Cyclecraft

http://www.cyclecraft.co.uk/ .... JF was also an expert witness whose evidence helped Daniel Cadden's successful appeal in the Crown Court when he had been convicted at Telford, involving riding on the carriageway when there was an adjacent farcility..... My recollection, supported by surviving acc...
by Si
12 Jun 2019, 8:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carradice Uplift
Replies: 29
Views: 3290

Re: Carradice Uplift

How much for a new uplift???? Got mine - one of each type - for £1 each from a cycle jumble. Plus the bolt on saddle loop thing for another £1. :-) I find them better than an SQR because the SQR frame hits you in the leg when walking around carrying the bag (long flap camper). But you do need to hav...
by Si
10 Jun 2019, 5:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...what became of the old CTC list of people willing to help?
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: ...what became of the old CTC list of people willing to help?

My local one gave up as no one ever called him to ask stuff. As has been said, it's an outdated service in the digital age.
by Si
8 Jun 2019, 2:14pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Standards Revision
Replies: 5
Views: 5441

Re: Standards Revision

Welcome home Si,where on earth have you been! Good to see you posting again :D Thanks John....I've basically been working two jobs simultaneously since Christmasish, and thus had no time of my own, and going slowly mad. I resigned from one last week and so am now just working fairly normal hours an...
by Si
8 Jun 2019, 1:52pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Standards Revision
Replies: 5
Views: 5441

Re: Standards Revision

My view is that it could have been handled a bit better - lots of people have been very confused as to what is happening when! I also fear that it may lead to us losing a number of volunteer instructors who don't have the time or inclination to do new CPDs, sign up to a new system, get re-assessed (...
by Si
5 Jun 2019, 8:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Birmingham Road Cycling routes
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: Birmingham Road Cycling routes

If you do go to Cannon Hill Park then the garden tearoom is loads cheaper than the Mac! Although it's a bit of a lottery - we once went when it wasn't overly busy, took them over an hour to do beans on toast, scrambled eggs, and a vegi burger...and half of it had to go back! detour into Bournevill ...
by Si
2 Jun 2019, 1:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Birmingham Road Cycling routes
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: Birmingham Road Cycling routes

Blue routes now, more or less, open. I've only done the a34 - it works. If you go to the ends of both you may get 20miles, but it's not the most scenic ride and it's not obvious how to join them up in the middle if you don't know the city! From the city centre, try taking NCN5 - the Rea Valley route...
by Si
29 Dec 2018, 6:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I am not a vegan
Replies: 201
Views: 6066

Re: I am not a vegan

Lots of people have used ploughs, doesnt mean that they were necessary to adoption of agriculture. 3800bc is not early in terms of agriculture.....e.g. South Street ard marks , Lissmore Fields, etc...relitively late. As for cats playing with their prey etc, i think youve totally missed the point the...
by Si
29 Dec 2018, 3:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I am not a vegan
Replies: 201
Views: 6066

Re: I am not a vegan

What would the world be like if we were all vegan? What I'm suggesting, is that we can't all be vegan. Arguably, the single most important invention in the history of mankind is the ploughshare. Without it, we would still have been hunter-gatherers, and we would never have had industry and manufact...
by Si
9 Dec 2018, 4:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly people /Christmas Spirit?
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Re: Friendly people /Christmas Spirit?

Reminds me of a couple of weeks ago - I was stood in the cold over the road from a Mosque waiting for some trainees to turn up to learn to ride in the car park over the road and a very nice lady came out of the mosque and tried feed to give me breakfast and tea :-) There are some nice people left!
by Si
4 Dec 2018, 6:10pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Off road history.
Replies: 54
Views: 11808

Re: Off road history.

1970something on a Raleigh Grifter :-)
by Si
27 Nov 2018, 7:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Exposure lights
Replies: 29
Views: 1332

Re: Exposure lights

Got mine for free...diablo i think. Its a good light, but its a bit of a PITA to change the mode, especially without the instructions! But think ive got the hang of it now. However i think that the accompanying rear light is too bright unless angled down.
by Si
18 Nov 2018, 11:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26" disc fork?
Replies: 18
Views: 966

Re: 26" disc fork?

Alas it looks like yours are too long for my bike - mine is .39m from crown race to centre of dropouts. But thanks for the offer!
by Si
17 Nov 2018, 4:44pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: (potential) CUK Volunteers - your opinions pls
Replies: 19
Views: 6880

Re: (potential) CUK Volunteers - your opinions pls

Please note that the OP asked for views on how the forum could aid volunteers. It would be appriciated if this is what you could do rather than use it to express opinion on other subjects. This is not to say that those other subjects are not valid topics for discussion, but please start another thre...