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by Ron
3 Oct 2019, 8:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle From Amsterdam Port to City Centre
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Cycle From Amsterdam Port to City Centre

I was wondering if anyone had cycled from the Port of Amsterdam into the City Centre and could offer advice on routes? I've had difficulty finding my way out of Ijmuiden in the past so prefer to leave the ferry terminal head east and keeping the Noordzeekanaal close on the left towards Velsen Zuid....
by Ron
15 Aug 2019, 12:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: congestion, roads discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 2160

Re: German wants to reserve bikespace, roads discussion

pete75 wrote:

Do you mean the majority of people who pay tax or the people who pay the majority of tax? [/quote]
What I said was clear.
by Ron
14 Aug 2019, 9:58pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: congestion, roads discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 2160

Re: German wants to reserve bikespace, roads discussion

pete75 wrote: For many people it's the easiest and most convenient way though.

Only for the private car owner, it's more expensive and more disruptive for the majority of tax payers.
by Ron
13 Aug 2019, 10:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: the North Coast 500: A Great Wilderness?
Replies: 69
Views: 4466

Re: Scotland north coast 500

I notice that the route for this ride is almost entirely on A roads. Does anyone have any suggestions or advice on bits to avoid, or paved detours that would make for a more relaxing trip? There does not seem many options on the west coast, maybe not too busy? The stretch up through tongue, bettyhi...
by Ron
11 Aug 2019, 2:44pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Ride London - Does it help the cause of cycling?
Replies: 51
Views: 2553

Re: Ride London - Does it help the cause of cycling?

Every bum on a saddle helps to make cycling more normal. I don't believe this is true. If the rider him or herself is clearly recognisable and dressed in normal everyday clothes your statement is true. However the sight of someone in the anything but normal garb of a sporting cyclist is quite repul...
by Ron
11 Aug 2019, 10:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling London to Amsterdam
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: Cycling London to Amsterdam

I need tips for ferries and great road location. GPS doesnt work wee every time. Do you want the shortest London-Amsterdam route or are you considering a round tour? There are countless options, taking a south coast ferry to France and cycling through Belgium towards NL, returning to UK via the Ijm...
by Ron
6 Aug 2019, 2:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is Cycling Abnormal?
Replies: 26
Views: 1929

Re: Is Cycling Abnormal?

. The local evening newspaper, the Evening Times, reported that "the roads were closed off to normal traffic." Does this make cycling abnormal? Not at all. It means the roads were closed to people who might normally pass that way en route to home or work, to leisure facilities or shops. r...
by Ron
4 Aug 2019, 12:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Does segregation help the experienced cyclist?
Replies: 89
Views: 5482

Re: Does segregation help the experienced cyclist?

My message is clear enough, you need to look again, It's clearly not segregated :? , no barrier or kerb divider, here's another view. Your message was not clear, there appears to be segregation by road surface colouring, the bikes are on blue the cars on black tar, but as it appears to be a photo f...
by Ron
3 Aug 2019, 1:03am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Does segregation help the experienced cyclist?
Replies: 89
Views: 5482

Re: Does segregation help the experienced cyclist?

The utility cyclist wrote:No it doesn't and it doesn't help inexperienced/young/old either, it's a flawed 'solution' even at It s very best.
This is better for everyone but still not perfect.

Your message is unclear, the cyclists in the photo appear to be segregated.
by Ron
22 Jul 2019, 11:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Coast of UK?
Replies: 23
Views: 3747

Re: Coast of UK?

Jamesh wrote:I rekon 25 days over a couple of years? Or am I crazy!! Cheers James

Not really crazy, just crazily optimistic :)
Good Luck!
by Ron
15 Jul 2019, 3:55pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Lidless rider on TV!
Replies: 42
Views: 1617

Re: Lidless rider on TV!

brynpoeth wrote:Right about LJs on canals surely, wearing one could be an impediment, makes one bigger and less manoeuvrable

Considerably less of an impediment than a helmet.
by Ron
12 Jul 2019, 7:28pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Accomodation booked, one last look at route?
Replies: 41
Views: 6038

Re: Accomodation booked, one last look at route?

Day 2 around the 44 mile point your route takes a loop south of the A9 which includes a free wheel down to the sea followed by a stiff climb up to the bridge.
Suggest you discard the loop and follow the direct joint user path running tight along the south side of the A9, this is gradient free.
by Ron
16 Jun 2019, 9:25pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why not a campaign for 20mph speed limit in Scotland, like Wales?
Replies: 55
Views: 3853

Re: Why not a campaign for 20mph speed limit in Scotland, like Wales?

The Scottish Govt must have had reasons not to proceed. I would suggest it might have had something to do with the make up of the RE&C committee who deliberated on the Bill, one wonders if they were asked to declare an interest before discussions commenced. Questions like how many miles have yo...
by Ron
15 Jun 2019, 9:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why not a campaign for 20mph speed limit in Scotland, like Wales?
Replies: 55
Views: 3853

Re: Why not a campaign for 20mph speed limit in Scotland, like Wales?

I have just read the BBC news report on Welsh minister's support for making 20mph the default limit. Could Cycling UK please launch a campaign to do this in Scotland, starting with an electronic letter writing campaign to MSPs With the 20mph safer streets bill being rejected by the Scottish parliam...
by Ron
5 Jun 2019, 11:04am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmet discussions in York
Replies: 47
Views: 2153

Re: Helmet discussions in York

Steady rider wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCIr5V31y1E

I only lasted 8 minutes, amateur videos can be hard work. :(