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by mr_cellophane
26 Jan 2015, 9:05pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Havering CTC. Essex or East London?
Replies: 4
Views: 28653

Re: Havering CTC. Essex or East London?

Just because it is a "London borough" doesn't mean it is not "in" Essex. Even Redbridge Council think they are in Essex. Just look at the addresses on their web site. An artificial administrative boundary does not make a geographic location. London boroughs are those with a post ...
by mr_cellophane
26 Jan 2015, 8:38pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Do any of you whilst undertaking cycle training or Dr Bike c
Replies: 13
Views: 35308

Re: Do any of you whilst undertaking cycle training or Dr Bi

When I was assisting at a school the leader told me I shouldn't have turned a set of forks the right way round.
by mr_cellophane
6 Nov 2013, 3:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: banned with my bike from daughter's school
Replies: 91
Views: 6462

Re: banned with my bike from daughter's school

So many "brilliant" suggestions from people who don't know the area or the school.
The pavements around the school are quite narrow and unloading the child from the bike outside would more likely block half the pavement.
by mr_cellophane
22 May 2013, 9:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hatred, stupidity or both?
Replies: 190
Views: 15292

Re: Hatred, stupidity or both?

661-Pete wrote:What we could do with, is the chief Exec of Twitter Inc, going on air and saying, we're frightfully sorry we ever allowed recidivist pond-life such as this specimen, to go online on our network....

I thought that was the only type of person who uses Twitter.
by mr_cellophane
22 May 2013, 9:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hatred, stupidity or both?
Replies: 190
Views: 15292

Re: Hatred, stupidity or both?

She only says she is sorry it has gone viral, nothing about the cyclist.
by mr_cellophane
22 Nov 2012, 10:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: london stations' policy to carry folded bikes
Replies: 56
Views: 14427

Re: london stations' policy to carry folded bikes

I thought all rail companies had the same rules. C2C's state Folding cycles should be transported in a protective carrying case. and Cycles must be carried in the designated area on the train and must not obstruct doors and aisles. Please do not lock your cycle to any part of the train. You are also...
by mr_cellophane
2 Jan 2012, 8:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Little message for Sustrans and local authorities...
Replies: 49
Views: 4455

Re: Little message for Sustrans and local authorities...

At least someone here had the sense to remove a section of fence
by mr_cellophane
15 Aug 2011, 11:37am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Airline carry-on baggage
Replies: 22
Views: 1787

Re: Airline carry-on baggage

I carried car tyre chains into and out of Spain and France in my hand luggage when I went skiing for several years. Then one year I got stopped by security when comming home through Spain. They wanted me to go back and book them in as hold luggage. As I hadn't needed them for a couple of years, I ju...
by mr_cellophane
26 Feb 2011, 11:55pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: bursary scraped
Replies: 3
Views: 52209

Re: bursary scraped

I am inclined to agree with that. :cry:
by mr_cellophane
30 Oct 2010, 10:15am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Recumbent Cyclist - Can I be an Instructor
Replies: 19
Views: 165193

Re: Recumbent Cyclist - Can I be an Instructor

If you are training a group, half of their learning is from watching you. You might be able to see them on a bent, but can they see you ?
by mr_cellophane
16 Oct 2010, 9:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Knocked off my bike yesterday
Replies: 30
Views: 2752

Re: Knocked off my bike yesterday

I was up against the left-hand kerb. I think you need a little bit of training as well as the driver. Not being "up against the kerb" when turning left is one first things that is taught in Level 2 Bikeability for precisely the reason you have unfortunately discovered. If you had taken a ...
by mr_cellophane
10 Sep 2010, 4:44pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Halfords
Replies: 10
Views: 3016

Re: Halfords Warning.

hondated wrote:It seems that if you buy it on the net and reserve it at your local store you can get it cheaper.

Same marketing strategy PC World use. :?
by mr_cellophane
10 Sep 2010, 4:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Apollo Folder
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Apollo Folder

There is an extra 15% off now, so that makes it £169.99
by mr_cellophane
10 Sep 2010, 4:00pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Self Employed Instructor
Replies: 4
Views: 52036

Self Employed Instructor

If I were to become self employed and contract to one of the various larger companies who provide training for local councils, what could I claim against tax ? Obviously at least one bicycle and the maintenance of it, but could I claim; general cycle clothes (obviously not full lycra gear), shoes, h...
by mr_cellophane
11 Aug 2010, 6:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dartford Tunnel access from South side
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: Dartford Tunnel access from South side

Here - just follow the cycle route signs. http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?client=firefox-a&hl=en&ie=UTF8&layer=c&cbll=51.45488,0.243847&panoid=TqboUL7GFCIIyYob02ZwBA&cbp=12,186.72,,0,5&ll=51.454823,0.243984&spn=0,0.006545&t=h&z=17 I think that is where they are ...