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by passing the junction
10 Feb 2020, 8:35pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Pay
Replies: 24
Views: 1847

Re: Pay

I agree with much of what you say though if the govt are willing to fund this at £40 per child they should at least ensure that they are getting value for money for that. It's been £40 since the grant first started - 2007? - it wasn't a vast amount then and it's worth even less now. Self-employed I...
by passing the junction
2 Feb 2020, 1:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why does ‘cyclist wearing dark clothing' exist as a contributory factor in KSIs
Replies: 203
Views: 6225

Re: Why does ‘cyclist wearing dark clothing' exist as a contributory factor in KSIs

Interesting thread, the little bits of "oh really?" sneering aside. What I take from it so far: is 'rider wearing dark clothing at night' victim-blaming? Yes. Am I going to live the dream of the perfect world and not use a rear light? Nope. Might I try to find out some more about how contr...
by passing the junction
26 Jan 2020, 10:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why does ‘cyclist wearing dark clothing' exist as a contributory factor in KSIs
Replies: 203
Views: 6225

Re: Why does ‘cyclist wearing dark clothing' exist as a contributory factor in KSIs

in relation to HC 126 - stopping distances, under CF 'injudicious actions' there's "following too close" and "travelling too fast for conditions" but there's nothing quantifiable. The disclaimer on the CF form is "these factors reflect the reporting officer's opinion at the ...
by passing the junction
26 Oct 2019, 9:06am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Primary and secondary position: reasoning?
Replies: 18
Views: 1394

Re: Primary and secondary position: reasoning?

Helpful discussion, thanks. IMHO the idea of secondary and primary is really good at taking people's perceptions of cycling 'out of the gutter' so to speak. But when I read Cyclecraft there were variations and qualifications that aren't in the Bikeability Delivery Guide, which just has very short ex...
by passing the junction
6 Jan 2019, 2:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Accuracy of historical bicycle miles travelled and cyclist casualty rates.
Replies: 23
Views: 4972

Re: Accuracy of historical bicycle miles travelled and cyclist casualty rates.

I would say, in relation to the original question, that the annual road traffic estimates are good enough for year-on-year comparisons - at least I cannot think what would make them badly wrong. Having said that, as shown in the methodology note that's linked from TRA0401, the estimate is from: 1. a...
by passing the junction
5 Oct 2018, 8:54pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Cycle Training UK to close
Replies: 5
Views: 9866

Re: Cycle Training UK to close

(inevitably) free-lance contractors There are plenty of councils employing Instructors on zero or irregular hours contracts, with the same employment rights as other council employees, so I don't see what is inevitable about it being freelance. It seems to me that although CTUK were ethical employe...
by passing the junction
30 Sep 2018, 9:24pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: ratios (again)
Replies: 9
Views: 7482

Re: ratios (again)

Thanks you for your reply - just interested in how you do it because the scheme I work for adds playground time on to the 6 hours, we are not allowed to go straight out on to the road and also trainees don't have to have undertaken a L1 course to try L2. This made me go back and look at the Delivery...
by passing the junction
30 Sep 2018, 3:09pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: ratios (again)
Replies: 9
Views: 7482

Re: ratios (again)

no, they meet the standard. This is for l2 only. Apologies if I've misunderstood your course length of 6 hours for 2:12, but from the Delivery Guide table and footnote on page 7: "Minimum on road course times vary according to number of trainees per instructor (1)..... ... 6 trainees per Instr...
by passing the junction
28 Sep 2018, 9:53pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: ratios (again)
Replies: 9
Views: 7482

Re: ratios (again)

Aren't all those times insufficient to meet the standard? The Delivery Guide says 6 hours on-road training at 2:12 to which you have to add the pre-road L1 skills etc for a full course
by passing the junction
23 May 2018, 9:28pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Meeting the Highwaymen - Hints and Tips
Replies: 22
Views: 1623

Re: Meeting the Highwaymen - Hints and Tips

IAN is yet another infrastructure guide, most of the elements of which have been in one cycle guide or another over the past 20 years. What is disappointing, as it's a HE document, is that it doesn't transparently explain what in the eyes of HE makes cycling facilities value for money - and almost a...