Search found 601 matches

by PRL
7 Apr 2019, 9:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bikely - map not working
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Bikely - map not working

Have you looked at RideWithGPS. I don't know if you can transfer your rides to it. I use a motorbike App' that also has stopped using Google maps so now use RwGPS for all my planning. RwGPS still has the "little man" so easily can see road conditions etc. Choice of various map formats suc...
by PRL
7 Apr 2019, 5:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bikely - map not working
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Bikely - map not working

It's a Google problem. Google has started charging for use of (at least some of) their mapping. Bikehike had a similar problem & largely solved it by ditching Google mapping. Thanks; life is seldom simple - I will have to try to learn how to use Bikehut. At least I seem to be able to transfer m...
by PRL
7 Apr 2019, 4:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bikely - map not working
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Bikely - map not working

I have used Bikely for some years to plan routes but in the last few month get an error message : This page didn't load Google Maps correctly. See the JavaScript console for technical details I have tried using Firefox and Edge browsers. Has anyone else had this problem ? It's a Google problem. Goo...
by PRL
7 Apr 2019, 2:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bikely - map not working
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Bikely - map not working

I have used Bikely for some years to plan routes but in the last few month get an error message :
This page didn't load Google Maps correctly. See the JavaScript console for technical details

I have tried using Firefox and Edge browsers.

Has anyone else had this problem ?
by PRL
6 Sep 2018, 8:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to hillstart on a steep lane
Replies: 70
Views: 2635

Re: How to hillstart on a steep lane

Hill starts easy - for me. Set the crank arm just past tdc with lowest gear. Brakes full on. Stand on pedals and release brakes and off you go. Need weight forward to avoid a manual or back flip. Assuming the ability to balance long enough on a stationary bike whilst you get you feet on the pedals....
by PRL
6 Sep 2018, 8:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: TFL Cycling in London website
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: TFL Cycling in London website

TFL Cycling in London website Routes,Maps , Scenic rides and more Might be useful to visiors to London wanting to ride around on their bike https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/cycling/?medium=email&source=GovDelivery hmm I clicked on "scenic routeS" and got a choice of Wandle Trail or nothing. I...
by PRL
26 Aug 2018, 1:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...if it’s ever possible to enjoy cycling in the rain
Replies: 70
Views: 3249

Re: ...if it’s ever possible to enjoy cycling in the rain

On an upright with a cape I only get wet from about the knees down but on a recumbent? Any comments? With a cape as long as there isn't much wind one can cycle in the rain without getting wet at all in my experience. Very enjoyable and smug-making. Not really being able to signal is a bit worrying ...
by PRL
17 Aug 2018, 10:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Seat Reservations with Cycle spaces
Replies: 23
Views: 1119

Re: Seat Reservations with Cycle spaces

With hindsight, campaigning for free carriage may have been a tactical error by 1970s CTC because it effectively removed the contract for bike carriage and contributed to the current harmful situation. Campaigning for low fixed-cost bike trip and day tickets like in Benelux may have been a better m...
by PRL
5 Aug 2018, 10:17pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Fitting cameras to lorries
Replies: 14
Views: 645

Re: Fitting cameras to lorries

With all the different things a lorry driver should be looking at when pulling away or turning at a busy junction I suspect the danger will not reduce much until machine rather than man is in charge of monitoring cameras. And surely the technology for preventing a lorry turning left into a cyclist,...
by PRL
15 Jul 2018, 2:43pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: What’s the difference between London’s Quietways and Cycle Superhighways? A brief explainer
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: What’s the difference between London’s Quietways and Cycle Superhighways? A brief explainer

A decent summary but just to confuse issues some "superhighways" are on backstreets and many of the first ones were just blue paint. Essentially this is an unfortunate dichotomy. We just need decent routes that are reasonably direct. Segregated on main roads or unsegregated on filtered bac...
by PRL
24 Jun 2018, 10:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Police and Punishment Passes
Replies: 45
Views: 10454

Re: Police and Punishment Passes

I see cycling UK are kicking off a campaign where they specify 1.5m of clearance overtaking a bike. This seems very little and appears to conflict with guidance given here where rule 163 asks them to give as much room as overtaking a car and there is a helpful photo to make this clear: http://ukcyc...
by PRL
3 Jun 2018, 10:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Walking past No Entry Signs
Replies: 41
Views: 2714

Re: Walking past No Entry Signs

The point is, if you go past a No Entry sign, you're breaking the rules. What she had done, was to come onto the road from Bedford Square on foot pushing her bike across the carpark, then got on a rode on the road. There is no info at that point that you ae going the wrong way. If a road is one way...
by PRL
3 Jun 2018, 10:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: IAN 195/16 e-learning.
Replies: 5
Views: 5545

Re: IAN 195/16 e-learning.

Good package - having got most of the answers right !
Pity HIghways England can't take over all the roads. I have had local highways engineer refer to1.5m cycle lanes as "wide" !!!
by PRL
2 Jun 2018, 10:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Walking past No Entry Signs
Replies: 41
Views: 2714

Re: Walking past No Entry Signs

Well spotted. This does still refer to Muddy Lane. We have an ongoing public enquiry and it has been stated that these signs were put up in 1990. If they definitively ban cycling the 20 year period for unchallenged use has to date 1970-90 which is getting to rely on very old memories.
by PRL
2 Jun 2018, 8:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Walking past No Entry Signs
Replies: 41
Views: 2714

Walking past No Entry Signs

A track had No Entry signs erected at at both ends. Is the letter of the law being broken if a cyclist dismounts to pass the sign then cycles through ? It is common enough for Point No Entry with by-pass to be used to allow contra-flow cycling so No Entry seems to have no effect apart from the line ...