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by DaveBeck
16 Sep 2020, 2:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Gang of six-impact on Xmas
Replies: 195
Views: 3895

Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

Below is the list found on GOV.UK, detailing the sports and activities that are exempt from the 6 people limit. It's interesting to note, that despite cycling being recommended as one of the permitted daily exercises six months ago, that it hasn't made it's way onto the official list now. I wonder ...
by DaveBeck
16 Sep 2020, 7:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Gang of six-impact on Xmas
Replies: 195
Views: 3895

Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

Below is the list found on GOV.UK, detailing the sports and activities that are exempt from the 6 people limit. It's interesting to note, that despite cycling being recommended as one of the permitted daily exercises six months ago, that it hasn't made it's way onto the official list now. I wonder w...
by DaveBeck
3 Sep 2020, 5:14pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 875
Views: 60754

Re: Record attempt scheduled

When we did our 5 day LEJOG, the balls of my feet were numb for about three weeks. I should think the last bit of the A30 before Blackwater must have been grim, there was low cloud, rain and drizzle then. Luckily the sun's out now, so at least the finish will be nicer for her. I wonder if she'll try...
by DaveBeck
21 Aug 2020, 1:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling in narrow lanes
Replies: 102
Views: 2808

Re: Cycling in narrow lanes

The thing that annoys me about Cyril, making these sweeping statements, whether it is about some/majority/most drivers (let's forget the ill informed advice about how to cycle on a road for now), is that he won't tell us where this God awful place is. Therefore he hasn't really provided any evidence...
by DaveBeck
21 Aug 2020, 8:28am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling in narrow lanes
Replies: 102
Views: 2808

Re: Cycling in narrow lanes

I shall certainly be continuing my fight against motor crime .. Indeed, many stop at red lights, but nearly all ignore stop signs. It is best to try to be anonymous on the interweb so I shall not be specific about locations, truth is, motor crime is ubiquitous Trying to remain anonymous on the inte...
by DaveBeck
20 Aug 2020, 7:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling in narrow lanes
Replies: 102
Views: 2808

Re: Cycling in narrow lanes

@DB The vast majority routinely break the law Try observing at a STOP sign. My observations prove that most drivers can not read I can only answer from my observations as I drive or cycle, which is obviously totally unscientific. But at the stop signs/ red lights where I am, as I drive up to and th...
by DaveBeck
20 Aug 2020, 5:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling in narrow lanes
Replies: 102
Views: 2808

Re: Cycling in narrow lanes

Glad to answer I am a very experienced 'careful' driver who obeys the law, keeps comfortably inside the maximum speed limit, leaves plenty of following room Now I am lucky, retired, no need for a motor, shall be cycling a lot when the weather gets better The majority of drivers routinely break the ...
by DaveBeck
20 Aug 2020, 5:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling in narrow lanes
Replies: 102
Views: 2808

Re: Cycling in narrow lanes

Glad to answer I am a very experienced 'careful' driver who obeys the law, keeps comfortably inside the maximum speed limit, leaves plenty of following room The majority of drivers routinely break the law, speed limits, stop signs, phone etc. They kill lots of people and the cops do next to nothing...
by DaveBeck
20 Aug 2020, 5:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling in narrow lanes
Replies: 102
Views: 2808

Re: Cycling in narrow lanes

I certainly am othering 'normal drivers', the majority who routinely break the law I am certainly othering these criminals! I have tried adding a handful of members to 'foes' but they quote me, or others quote them so one does see them unfortunately. I try to ignore and not quote certain members, I...
by DaveBeck
20 Aug 2020, 3:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling in narrow lanes
Replies: 102
Views: 2808

Re: Cycling in narrow lanes

Why I do not gesture to thank drivers for moving over to let me by: I did this once. A moment later, before I was clear, he moved off and nearly hit me NEVER trust a m..! One should keep both hands on the bars as far as possible. I once indicated to turn left. An old wise clubmate told me off, he e...
by DaveBeck
20 Aug 2020, 2:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling in narrow lanes
Replies: 102
Views: 2808

Re: Cycling in narrow lanes

There are plenty of situations where it is best to keep both hands on the bars, going up hill for example besides, it is not necessary to thank people for simply obeying the law A friendly gesture of thanks may be interpreted as an insult or challenge. Virtue is its own reward Worth mentioning agai...
by DaveBeck
20 Aug 2020, 2:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling in narrow lanes
Replies: 102
Views: 2808

Re: Cycling in narrow lanes

It is really best not to acknowledge or thank with a hand gesture Taking a hand off the bars cool lead to loss of control with disastrous consequences Likewise when letting them by, best to stop It's this kind of expert advice which makes this forum such a valuable resource. I, for one, shall, from...
by DaveBeck
18 Aug 2020, 8:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling in narrow lanes
Replies: 102
Views: 2808

Re: Cycling in narrow lanes

Cyril Haearn wrote:I avoid cycling on roads as far as possible, just too scared/terrified


That's really a shame.
by DaveBeck
18 Aug 2020, 7:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling in narrow lanes
Replies: 102
Views: 2808

Re: Cycling in narrow lanes

Still not answered the question: What to do if the vehicle sticks to my tail and refuses to drop back despite repeated gesturing on my part? Ok Firstly, stop making repeated gestures, that would probably only serve to inflame the situation. You could get off your bike and stand in the middle of the...
by DaveBeck
18 Aug 2020, 7:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling in narrow lanes
Replies: 102
Views: 2808

Re: Cycling in narrow lanes

What if there is no room to let them by, high banks or walls? Well I don't know about you, but I'd keep going forward until there was room. Wouldn't you? Unless of course the Star Ship Enterprise was in orbit and you could get Scotty to beam you up! I asked above, what should one do in a narrow lan...