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by scarletnut
28 May 2019, 8:49pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Has anyone measured passing distance?
Replies: 8
Views: 1641

Re: Has anyone measured passing distance?

There was another thread about an Australian study where they found 1 in every 17 vehicles close passed. I asked on that thread about where the sensor technology was since I am part of a Welsh cycle campaign group trying to get hold of such a device! Looks like this guy in Bath is the go to man!! Ch...
by scarletnut
14 May 2019, 8:20pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders
Replies: 117
Views: 4923

Re: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders

I am intrigued as to what a "custom device" is and how it works??? Close passing is a big disincentive and if we have to change driver behaviour maybe knowing that cyclists/undercover police are logging close passing would be great!! If we could also camera the number plate then we could s...
by scarletnut
12 May 2019, 9:43pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone End to End route review
Replies: 17
Views: 5213

Re: Cicerone End to End route review

Did this last September and reviewed it somewhere on the Forum... but in terms of busy roads I think out of Plymouth is the worst section and even that now has a cyclepath for 4 to 5 miles so is better than the book suggests. Oddly I found late afternoon going around St Austell one of the busiest an...
by scarletnut
24 Feb 2019, 8:43pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: If you do it in stages is it proper LeJog....!?
Replies: 51
Views: 11877

Re: If you do it in stages is it proper LeJog....!?

Jamesh - as someone from West Wales I know the territory you will need to confront!! Essentially you are parallel (ish) with Chepstow and probably putting a few extra miles onto your LeJog. In the scheme of things you're hardly shortcutting and if you really feel mentally this is uncomfortable you c...
by scarletnut
11 Feb 2019, 9:34pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LeJoG JoGLE, have you cycled it?
Replies: 12
Views: 5653

Re: LeJoG JoGLE, have you cycled it?

Interesting poll and surprising results! My single effort was last September and I WILL be doing it again. Some lessons learnt and instead of West Scotland I would do through Edinburgh.
by scarletnut
9 Jan 2019, 8:24pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Climbing stats on the Cicerone route??
Replies: 1
Views: 4332

Climbing stats on the Cicerone route??

Finished my first LEJoG in September after much help and advice from this forum. One of the bits of advice was to keep a log and guess what - I didn't!! Still clear in my memory but I would love to log the climbing (feet or metres) per day on the Cicerone route which I did religiously. Sorry, I forg...
by scarletnut
17 Oct 2018, 12:17pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone Route - thoughts a week after finishing
Replies: 13
Views: 5334

Re: Cicerone Route - thoughts a week after finishing

Simmy - you've got it in one...just beyond Lovers Lane is exactly where I lost it (and in the centre of leigh!). BUT taking the A6 all the way to Carlisle is definitely what I would do next time. However, I wouldn't mind avoiding Runcorn and Warrington too so looking at a Mersey crossing as an alter...
by scarletnut
11 Oct 2018, 5:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone Route - thoughts a week after finishing
Replies: 13
Views: 5334

Re: Cicerone Route - thoughts a week after finishing

Paulatic - cicerone route takes you from Keswick to Carlisle and then Longtown. Not contemplating this next time and already got Runcorn to Carlisle as a big "no-no" in terms of following the Cicerone (partly cos I've done it!!). BUT how would you avoid Longtown to get to Moffat or LOocker...
by scarletnut
3 Oct 2018, 5:12pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone Route - thoughts a week after finishing
Replies: 13
Views: 5334

Re: Cicerone Route - thoughts a week after finishing

Paulatic - yes, nice straight road to Longtown and why not when they have two cracking cafes!! Wouldn't have enjoyed it but for the fact that the road was closed after the accident so I had 10 miles of A road to myself!
by scarletnut
30 Sep 2018, 5:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone Route - thoughts a week after finishing
Replies: 13
Views: 5334

Cicerone Route - thoughts a week after finishing

A week after finishing a damp, cool and mostly grey fortnight some thoughts and advice for those thinking of taking this route (and discussion for those who have done it!?). The route - found it unnecessarily tough at times. Runcorn to Carlisle particularly hard, busy and easy to get lost between Ru...
by scarletnut
25 Aug 2018, 8:11pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Traffic on the Cicerone - where and when..!?
Replies: 4
Views: 2070

Re: Traffic on the Cicerone - where and when..!?

Thanks mfpl! Encouraging that your biggest problem was Carlisle due to a bridge collapse which has now been sorted!
by scarletnut
20 Aug 2018, 9:13pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Traffic on the Cicerone - where and when..!?
Replies: 4
Views: 2070

Traffic on the Cicerone - where and when..!?

15 days before I start the Cicerone and been reading lots of this years' accounts of their trip and TRAFFIC seems to be a very common issue. For those who can help and done this ride is there any point on avoiding rush hours/early starts because of traffic. I know about coming out of Plymouth, Avonm...
by scarletnut
17 Jul 2018, 8:51pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone GPX Files Transfer to Garmin 820
Replies: 8
Views: 795

Re: Cicerone GPX Files Transfer to Garmin 820

OK thought I had missed something.
Think I will be doing the same....!! Maybe large font to avoid wearing glasses!! :?
by scarletnut
16 Jul 2018, 8:45pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone GPX Files Transfer to Garmin 820
Replies: 8
Views: 795

Re: Cicerone GPX Files Transfer to Garmin 820

Where do you get the Cicerone hard copy sheets from...?
Agonising on whether it's worth getting a Garmin just for this trip or not!!
by scarletnut
5 Jul 2018, 3:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Brunstrom: was he really different?
Replies: 8
Views: 1069

Re: Brunstrom: was he really different?

Where is he now.....!? Well he is a very positive and keen cycle campaigner!!!