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by PRL
19 Jul 2020, 6:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Public Footpaths - cycling?
Replies: 189
Views: 6020

Re: Public Footpaths - cycling?

The red diamonds indicate National Trail " the exact nature of the rights may be checked with the local highways authority"
by PRL
19 Jul 2020, 6:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Public Footpaths - cycling?
Replies: 189
Views: 6020

Re: Public Footpaths - cycling?

Parts of the Wandle Trail - which is definitely a cycle route - are labelled "public footpath".
You have the RIGHT to cycle on a bridlepath (even if physically impossible) but the landowner could stop you cycling on a public footpath if he/she had a mind to do so.
by PRL
19 Jul 2020, 6:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Low Traffic Neighbourhood scheme in jeopardy.
Replies: 0
Views: 171

Low Traffic Neighbourhood scheme in jeopardy.

Burtons Road can be a delightful route to cycle west from Teddington with a wooded margin of a golf course on one side. Unfortunately the narrow road becomes taken over by rat-runners morning and evening as drivers try to avoid traffic lights in Hampton Hill. After decades of trying the locals have ...
by PRL
19 Jul 2020, 6:02pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Covid & 'Groups'
Replies: 12
Views: 764

Re: Covid & 'Groups'

Medical opinion seems to be that ventilation outdoors spreads out any exhaled droplets sufficiently to become non-infectious at a 1-2m distance.
Shouting directly at each other at 1m apart would be pushing it.
by PRL
7 Apr 2019, 9:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bikely - map not working
Replies: 5
Views: 660

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: 660

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: 660

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: 660

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: 2832

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: 410

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: 3500

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: 1317

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: 754

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: 392

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: 10651

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...