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by Richard Fairhurst
22 Oct 2019, 12:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What happened to all the blogs?
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: What happened to all the blogs?

I think Twitter has taken over for a lot of them, which is a shame.
by Richard Fairhurst
21 Oct 2019, 4:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: NCR45 - The Mercian Way - Salisbury to Chester
Replies: 15
Views: 2149

Re: NCR45 - The Mercian Way - Salisbury to Chester

That's reassuring! The pic looks much more like I remember it from the first time I rode it (in 2011). I think the last time I must have just hit it at a bad time for FC vehicles - it honestly took about 10 minutes to get enough mud off my Bike Friday that I could ride it again.
by Richard Fairhurst
21 Oct 2019, 12:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: NCR45 - The Mercian Way - Salisbury to Chester
Replies: 15
Views: 2149

Re: NCR45 - The Mercian Way - Salisbury to Chester

How was the Wyre Forest section (after Bewdley) when you rode it? When I did it the other year it was unrideable, but that was in winter and the Forestry Commission trucks had been churning it up - hopefully they've put it back in good order since.
by Richard Fairhurst
16 Oct 2019, 11:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lost members?
Replies: 26
Views: 728

Re: Lost members?

Maybe automated spammer accounts being zapped?
by Richard Fairhurst
16 Oct 2019, 5:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: UK Transport committee - unfit for purpose?
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: UK Transport committee - unfit for purpose?

Has anything emerged about what Andrew Gilligan is doing as the PM's special adviser on transport?
by Richard Fairhurst
14 Oct 2019, 11:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 751
Views: 110194

Re: Cycle Travel question!

Oh, that's a little exasperating. Which browser?
by Richard Fairhurst
13 Oct 2019, 1:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 751
Views: 110194

Re: Cycle Travel question!

Ah, I see. Is that any better now?
by Richard Fairhurst
6 Oct 2019, 10:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Grand Union Canal Birmingham to Lapworth?
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: Grand Union Canal Birmingham to Lapworth?

I'd observe that there's a reason why pretty much every narrowboater turns left at Lapworth and goes into Birmingham via the Stratford and W&B - the Stratford Canal is just more scenic. I've never been pelted with stones taking a boat along this stretch of the Grand Union, but the only reason I ...
by Richard Fairhurst
6 Oct 2019, 3:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: BikeHikeUK down again.
Replies: 22
Views: 800

Re: BikeHikeUK down again.

I think it’s using the Google Maps API to displace OSM maps, if that makes sense - presumably that reduced the work needed to move from Google to OSM. But Google are now pretty strict about any use of their Maps services requiring a billable account, even if you stay below the payment threshold
by Richard Fairhurst
6 Oct 2019, 12:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: BikeHikeUK down again.
Replies: 22
Views: 800

Re: BikeHikeUK down again.

It looks like it's an issue with their account with Google Maps - there's an error message saying "You must enable Billing on the Google Cloud Project". CycleTravel isn't for me. I don't like the way it assumes the way you want (ought?) to go. I want to tell it where I want to go, not let ...
by Richard Fairhurst
4 Oct 2019, 10:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: About the holiday offers in Cycle magazine.
Replies: 14
Views: 646

Re: About the holiday offers in Cycle magazine.

However,looking at Google maps there is nothing much in the area. Another two resort complexes, one Asia restaurant a few hundred metres away (or possibly not on Google maps it's a building site and there is no Streetview in Northern Cyprus) there's a village 1 km away with 3 mini-markets but no ca...
by Richard Fairhurst
3 Oct 2019, 7:28am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Starting campaign to improve cycle path in SE England
Replies: 14
Views: 466

Re: Starting campaign to improve cycle path in SE England

Ah, good. I’m from the other side of Oxfordshire (Charlbury) so know some of the people you need to talk to! Start with dropping a line to Robin Tucker - he chairs Oxfordshire Cycling Network which is an umbrella group for local cycling campaigns, so he’ll be able to put you in touch with other peop...
by Richard Fairhurst
2 Oct 2019, 2:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Starting campaign to improve cycle path in SE England
Replies: 14
Views: 466

Re: Starting campaign to improve cycle path in SE England

Certainly worth trying. Whereabouts are you? There may even be people posting here who know the route.
by Richard Fairhurst
27 Sep 2019, 10:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are there any paved roads in the UK that cannot be walked up?
Replies: 21
Views: 1005

Re: Are there any paved roads in the UK that cannot be walked up?

Ffordd Pen Llech in Harlech is supposed to be the steepest street in the world at 37% so you could give that a try. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/steepest-street-world-wales-harlech-new-zealand-dunedin-guinness-records-a9006206.html I walked down Ffordd Pen Llech this summer. I th...
by Richard Fairhurst
27 Sep 2019, 7:38am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 751
Views: 110194

Re: Cycle Travel question!

A couple of new features... The elevation graph now flattens out if you go through a tunnel or over a major bridge - for example, the Two Tunnels route in Bath, or the Severn Bridge. This makes the estimated total climb more accurate, as well as the graph itself. You'll still see a slight incline so...