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by Syd
18 Oct 2019, 8:43pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should we be pushing for greater fairness in C2W?
Replies: 22
Views: 656

Re: Should we be pushing for greater fairness in C2W?

mattsccm wrote:Fairness is treating everyone the same, not penalising them because they are luckier or capitalising on this luck.

How are you defining luck?
by Syd
15 Oct 2019, 8:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?
Replies: 102
Views: 1696

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

At the time of IndyRef I was living and working the north of England but still had family and financial interests in Scotland. I was, however, denied the right to vote which angered me a lot! I have since moved back to Scotland, as had always been my intention, making the exclusion of people like me...
by Syd
12 Oct 2019, 9:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy
Replies: 19
Views: 905

Re: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy

British Cycling had to resort to old frames for the Rio Olympics as the Cervelo frames couldn’t handle the power from the sprinters.
by Syd
11 Oct 2019, 7:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What helmet cam?
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: What helmet cam?

https://chilli-tech.com/content/new-bullet-action-camera/ Hope it’s better than their last one. Was sent one that wouldn’t charge. Replacement would lose its charge completely overnight. Was treated like an idiot, called a liar and had my address ‘blacklisted’ from ordering from them again. Terribl...
by Syd
8 Oct 2019, 7:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: iOS13 & iPadOS13
Replies: 22
Views: 640

Re: iOS13 & iPadOS13

so who is getting the £1000 latest iphone 11? https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/oct/07/iphone-11-pro-the-best-small-phone-available?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0d1YXJkaWFuVG9kYXlVS19XZWVrZGF5cy0xOTEwMDg%3D&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUK&CMP=GTUK_ema...
by Syd
7 Oct 2019, 11:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 58
Views: 2177

Re: What's the legal position?

Nothing has changed. Still no questions. Still just wild claims that ex-commuters are doing other exercise which somehow doesn't show up at all in the gym surveys or Active Lives Survey or any other data source seen yet. Still just general demands that I prove that something isn't happening in any ...
by Syd
7 Oct 2019, 10:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 58
Views: 2177

Re: What's the legal position?

No assumption. Stop moving the goalposts and either ask some clear questions or look at the briefings from Cycling UK and Sports England and so on for yourself. You have stated multiple times that people who give up cycling will likely die younger. You state there is evidence to support this. You s...
by Syd
7 Oct 2019, 7:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 58
Views: 2177

Re: What's the legal position?

You're probably not alone but on average, it doesn't happen, hence the "probably". Replacing 40-60 minutes a day of cycle-commuting with stuff like gym is a big ask for most people. It's not presumption when it's based on hard numbers. And it's not nonsense just because you don't like it....
by Syd
7 Oct 2019, 3:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Just Waiting (Hospital)
Replies: 25
Views: 539

Re: Just Waiting (Hospital)

Hospital car parking is free in Scotland with a few exceptions. Parking fees were removed from 14 sites. The three that remain are where PFI builds still have many years left on the contract and were too expensive, or not available, to buy out.
by Syd
7 Oct 2019, 2:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Just Waiting (Hospital)
Replies: 25
Views: 539

Re: Just Waiting (Hospital)

Outpatients turning up handcuffed to one, or even two, other people is not uncommon in hospitals. I’ve even seen armed officers outside inpatient rooms on a few occasions. I’ve worked in a few new hospitals over the years and the common theme on parking is that the relevant local council refuses to ...
by Syd
6 Oct 2019, 10:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 58
Views: 2177

What's the legal position?

....Cycling less just means it'll probably be sooner. What complete, presumptuous, nonsense. I cycle, run and attend my local gym. I’m sure I’m not alone in being the only person on this forum who has others forms of regular exercise to fall back on if cycling was given up. You're probably not alon...
by Syd
6 Oct 2019, 10:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 58
Views: 2177

Re: What's the legal position?

mjr wrote:....Cycling less just means it'll probably be sooner.

What complete, presumptuous, nonsense.

I cycle, run and attend my local gym. I’m sure I’m not alone in being the only person on this forum who has others forms of regular exercise to fall back on if cycling was given up.
by Syd
6 Oct 2019, 3:25pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should we be pushing for greater fairness in C2W?
Replies: 22
Views: 656

Re: Should we be pushing for greater fairness in C2W?

NUKe wrote:You do realise that most of this benefit has gone to cycle manufacturers/ retailers who have pushed up prices as a result of cycle to work.

Assuming that is true and there is evidence to support it it still doesn’t make the imbalance in the scheme and more fair.
by Syd
6 Oct 2019, 2:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should we be pushing for greater fairness in C2W?
Replies: 22
Views: 656

Re: Should we be pushing for greater fairness in C2W?

Bonefishblues wrote:Perhaps our energy should be focused on the low-waged who can't take advantage at all, if it pushes them below the statutory minimum?

Whilst true I’m not sure that’s as easy to resolve. There is also the 2.4% of the population on zero hours contracts for home the scheme is effectively impossible.
by Syd
6 Oct 2019, 1:38pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should we be pushing for greater fairness in C2W?
Replies: 22
Views: 656

Should we be pushing for greater fairness in C2W?

To me there is currently a fundamental element to the C2W scheme which which unfair to the lower paid who will be more likely to have less disposable income. As it stands at present the scheme benefits the buyer by reducing their tax burden during the 12 months they make payments. Those higher rate ...