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by hondated
17 Feb 2019, 6:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours
Replies: 39
Views: 1036

Re: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours

It's ironic that the most anti-cycling councils always seem to have an air pollution problem, here is confirmation of the one in Bedford town centre , I'm not sure if this means that it is rapidly approaching it's 10th birthday. The councils own Air Quality Annual Status Report is here , it seems t...
by hondated
17 Feb 2019, 6:17pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Public Space Protection Order to prohibit cycling.
Replies: 39
Views: 7428

Re: Public Space Protection Order to prohibit cycling.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.7620516,0.2869631,3a,75y,194.76h,87.8t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1slDoRxAmG7OpU5RInGyV4_A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 How could cycling along here affect anyone. We really do need an equivalent to MAG that supports motorcyclists because nothing will ever improve for us if we do not ...
by hondated
17 Feb 2019, 5:58pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours
Replies: 39
Views: 1036

Re: Cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours

gaz wrote:
hondated wrote:What is CUK's stance on this I wonder :?

Previous PSPO thread, IIRC there are some links to Cycling UK policy.

Thanks gaz
by hondated
17 Feb 2019, 5:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours
Replies: 39
Views: 1036

Re: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours

Just pay the fine, I don’t see what the fuss is about, the sign says it’s a pedestrian zone and he was cycling. If you went to Bedford and surveyed the pedestrians what do you think they’d say? I take your point PH but just like we all have to endure road humps in roads we all have to suffer for a ...
by hondated
17 Feb 2019, 2:34pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours
Replies: 39
Views: 1036

Re: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours

If Josh decides not to pay I hope many of us and cycling campaigning groups support him. What is CUK's stance on this I wonder :?
by hondated
17 Feb 2019, 2:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar Tape
Replies: 46
Views: 1398

Re: Handlebar Tape

RickH wrote:Park Tools, as is often the case, have a useful guide to wrapping drop bars (link).

I used that Rick to re tape my bars and thats where I learnt about using a flame to seal the tape. :)

Took me some time to get in my head how to mark and taper at the end. :wink:
by hondated
15 Feb 2019, 5:01pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Hilda Fox
Replies: 4
Views: 1595

Re: Hilda Fox

Hilda Fox was one of those 'old school' cyclists, a member of Dukinfield CC, involved in women's cycling racing including a 3rd medal in the 1958 women's national 100 championship, a member of the Manchester Ladies CA, a lifelong cyclist, tourist and member of RSf. Sadly Hilda passed away on Thursd...
by hondated
15 Feb 2019, 4:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shiny bikes & their advocates
Replies: 47
Views: 2218

Re: Shiny bikes & their advocates

I reckon true Bling on bikes disappeared around the year 2000. I mean bling as in eye-catchingly shiny, colourful and decorative. Compared to a Colnago Master Olympic with max paint complexity / chrome and alloy Campag bits, modern high end road bikes look muted, not bling. Whether that is good or ...
by hondated
15 Feb 2019, 4:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar Tape
Replies: 46
Views: 1398

Re: Handlebar Tape

Anyone else use a small flame to seal the piece of tape that you lay on the end of the bar tape :wink:
by hondated
14 Feb 2019, 9:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shiny bikes & their advocates
Replies: 47
Views: 2218

Re: Shiny bikes & their advocates

Using the $7,000 bike to shave 60 seconds from a 1 hour ride, is like that guy in a car who passes like a jerk because he really needs to get where he is going. Then after micturating everyone off, he gets to his destination maybe 30 seconds earlier. I don’t see it like that at all. There is a plea...
by hondated
14 Feb 2019, 4:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shiny bikes & their advocates
Replies: 47
Views: 2218

Re: Shiny bikes & their advocates

thelawnet wrote:Oh and make sure your clothes are skin tight, even if you are a fatty.

I'm definitely with you on this point given I seem to be out growing all of my cycling gear :wink: :?
by hondated
11 Feb 2019, 5:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 179
Views: 4624

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

Hi there, I think that the problem with the "PC" mob is that they appear to want us to live in a vacuum! They hijack our language, so I can no longer think of having a "Gay Box" to put on the wall! I am not supposed to eat "Faggots" these days! Nice in gravy. I have to...
by hondated
11 Feb 2019, 10:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 179
Views: 4624

Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

The title is probably as much as I can say, without over stepping the line. :wink: Mind you I am expecting adversarial comments even about that. :shock:
by hondated
11 Feb 2019, 10:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flights are booked!!
Replies: 5
Views: 793

Re: Flights are booked!!

durhambiker wrote:I hope you have a wonderful trip and make many happy memories.

+1
by hondated
6 Feb 2019, 6:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Can Someone Please Have a Word with God…
Replies: 110
Views: 6642

Re: Can Someone Please Have a Word with God…

Many peoples views coincide with Humanism. Check it out... https://humanism.org.uk/humanism/how-humanist-are-you/ Al Apparently according to that survey I'm 100% humanist. About to have a read Al.But before I do a little story. IIRC Linda Smith was appointed President or some other official positio...