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by Neil Wheadon
1 Sep 2020, 11:23pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Disagreement with AGM resolutions
Replies: 144
Views: 6876

Re: Disagreement with AGM resolutions

I don't think it works like that. You're assuming that British cyclists only ever take holidays abroad, never at home, and that there is some magical "quota" for the minimum number of days that someone must spend going on foreign holidays during the year. That's simply not true (unless yo...
by Neil Wheadon
1 Sep 2020, 10:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: North East 250 Cycle route
Replies: 18
Views: 877

Re: North East 250 Cycle route

The route isn't signposted but I can share my route with anyone, absolutely no problem. We did it over 3 days and it was fairly hard going. Especially the bit from the Moray Coast over the Cairngorms to Braemar. I honestly can't recommend this route enough. From quaint fishing villages to beautiful...
by Neil Wheadon
1 Sep 2020, 10:50pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Disagreement with AGM resolutions
Replies: 144
Views: 6876

Re: Disagreement with AGM resolutions

Neil Wheadon wrote: I graphed CTC Holidays a few years back, yes we fly but we go for longer. Your average Exodus trip is 7-10 days, the average CTC Holiday 2-3 weeks. In effect we are half the emissions. Neil That one would take some explaining, two flights is two flights, why would it matter how ...
by Neil Wheadon
31 Aug 2020, 9:53pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Disagreement with AGM resolutions
Replies: 144
Views: 6876

Re: Disagreement with AGM resolutions

I manage about 3 a year and have done for the past few years, so here goes Has the board made an estimate of how many airmiles this would save? Not as far as I'm aware I'm sure many will still trade or take holidays regardless of CUK not promoting them Pretty much all of them to be honest. If they h...
by Neil Wheadon
13 Aug 2020, 10:41pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Disagreement with AGM resolutions
Replies: 144
Views: 6876

Re: Disagreement with AGM resolutions

Amtrak in the USA have been lobbied by Adventure Cycling and can now carry 12 bicycles on each train. I have used the service on the East Coast and on the West Coast for two CTC Holidays in the past 5 years. I've also used a local service in South Africa, to carry a group for a day ride out of Cape...
by Neil Wheadon
13 Aug 2020, 8:20pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Disagreement with AGM resolutions
Replies: 144
Views: 6876

Re: Disagreement with AGM resolutions

Amtrak in the USA have been lobbied by Adventure Cycling and can now carry 12 bicycles on each train. I have used the service on the East Coast and on the West Coast for two CTC Holidays in the past 5 years. I've also used a local service in South Africa, to carry a group for a day ride out of Cape ...
by Neil Wheadon
12 Aug 2020, 8:55pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Disagreement with AGM resolutions
Replies: 144
Views: 6876

Re: Disagreement with AGM resolutions

It's extrapolation-itis gorn mad here ? The AGM motion is that CUK not take advertising (money) where the product involves travel by flight. . . . . A bit different to - making CUK members walk-the-plank for using flights to travel. No it's not Graham. There are 35 volunteers donating hours and hou...
by Neil Wheadon
11 Aug 2020, 8:15pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Disagreement with AGM resolutions
Replies: 144
Views: 6876

Re: Disagreement with AGM resolutions

Interesting debate A little appreciated fact cited by the journal Nature a few years ago is that cloud computing will overtake aviation as of this year for emissions. All those photos, videos, CUK website and yes this forum are all burning fuel to keep those servers in South Carolina cool (other ser...
by Neil Wheadon
10 Aug 2020, 11:15pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Disagreement with AGM resolutions
Replies: 144
Views: 6876

AGM Flying with Bikes

The AGM has a motion to basically curtail CUK encouraging cyclists to fly with their bikes. The proposal asks for not only the holiday and tours company to stop providing these trips but for advertising to be stopped from other companies and a cessation of articles that involve a flight. As a volunt...
by Neil Wheadon
17 Jun 2020, 11:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Support Vehicles Feedback request
Replies: 18
Views: 758

Re: Cycle Support Vehicles Feedback request

GideonReade wrote:Worth thinking about crash protection? A pile of bicycles, full of sticking out bits, hitting your passengers from behind, would be a nightmare. Both humanely, and perhaps legally?


Theft, damage, far more likely
Some people are very fussy about paintwork

Neil
by Neil Wheadon
11 Jun 2020, 11:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Support Vehicles Feedback request
Replies: 18
Views: 758

Re: Cycle Support Vehicles Feedback request

I've used a lot of back up vehicles and hired a few vans, notably a U-Haul van in the USA a couple of years ago over many cycle tours with groups You have 2 places to carry bikes, inside or outside. Outside, your options are to use a bespoke trailer or put them on the roof. Having 'suffered' with a ...
by Neil Wheadon
9 Jun 2020, 10:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike touring- What to do with bike at museum
Replies: 36
Views: 1686

Re: Bike touring- What to do with bike at museum

Cyril Haearn wrote:Use the " icon top right
You may abbreviate (..) but you may not change, bold, italicise


Thanks :D
Neil
by Neil Wheadon
9 Jun 2020, 10:40am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike touring- What to do with bike at museum
Replies: 36
Views: 1686

Re: Bike touring- What to do with bike at museum

Camera in Bastia while in a shop, foolishly left camera on view 'bungeed' over saddle bag....... more p155ed off about the missing photos of the holiday than the ac I do advise people coming on a tour to use lots of little memory cards instead of one larger one, so that if a camera does go missing (...
by Neil Wheadon
9 Jun 2020, 12:00am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike touring- What to do with bike at museum
Replies: 36
Views: 1686

Re: Bike touring- What to do with bike at museum

I've asked this question quite a few times 'Has your bike ever been touched' and only once has someone had their panniers stolen and that was in Italy. They left their bikes in a lay-by, sat over the rise, had a picnic and heard a vehicle pull and and pull away with their stuff. You also hear anecdo...
by Neil Wheadon
2 Jun 2020, 1:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How do you navigate on a published route?
Replies: 17
Views: 606

Re: How do you navigate on a published route?

For years I have provided detailed route sheets, maps and lately a gpx for each of the days on tour, for most it will be the first time they have ridden the route. Over the years I have noticed more and more relying/using a GPS device, with up to 80% having one now and to be honest I now recommend i...