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by Ron
21 Feb 2018, 12:07pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Le Jog newbie seeking route and accommodation advice
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Le Jog newbie seeking route and accommodation advice

okiefromculbokie wrote: (at some point next year)
Any help or advice at all would be greatly appreciated.

Next year? You're overthinking this trip :D .
Do it in May, long daylight outwith the main tourist season so less pressure on B&B establishments giving more accommodation options.
by Ron
17 Jan 2018, 2:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Should you have lights on during the day?
Replies: 283
Views: 7568

Re: Should you have lights on during the day?

PDQ Mobile wrote:I think dipped headlight on cars in rural places are good.

I think lights on cars on rural roads are a dangerous distraction for other road users and can be a contributory factor to the incidence of road rage.
by Ron
21 Dec 2017, 5:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: .....why drivers give more space to pedestrians than cyclists?
Replies: 19
Views: 1337

Re: .....why drivers give more space to pedestrians than cyclists?

I've been surprised at the generous clearance offered by almost every passing vehicle. On my bike, I can only dream of being shown such consideration. Do others experience something similar? And, if so, what could be the explanation? David F I regularly walk on roads but haven't noticed any differe...
by Ron
26 Nov 2017, 11:09am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Ofo and YouGov study press for segregated tracks
Replies: 15
Views: 1379

Re: Ofo and YouGov study press for segregated tracks

Segregation offers two significant problems: firstly it is unlikely to happen on a sufficient scale and therefore creates a pre-condition that will never be met. Secondly it removes cyclists from the normal street/road pattern that offers the best means of getting around by bike (were it not for ca...
by Ron
12 Nov 2017, 2:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Campaigning
Replies: 15
Views: 1331

Campaigning

An interesting crit here of cycle campaigning, I find myself in agreement with much of the article.
https://katsdekker.wordpress.com/2017/1 ... -politics/
by Ron
17 Aug 2017, 10:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Inverness Secure Cycle Parking?
Replies: 19
Views: 1049

Re: Inverness Secure Cycle Parking?

Probably a bit late now, I've just spotted this thread. There are two bike lockers on Platform 6/7, the only snag being you have to use your own padlock on the door. The cycle parking indicated on Google Street view is short term parking, not covered against weather, and a bit close to the many pass...
by Ron
16 Aug 2017, 2:04pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JogLe sight seeing
Replies: 26
Views: 3272

Re: JogLe sight seeing

The cliff scenery at Duncansby Head, just a mile east of JoG, is spectacular with views of seabirds nesting (in season), and sea stacks. Best visited in the mornings to see the sun shine on the cliffs.
by Ron
11 Jun 2017, 11:00am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Parking on Cyclepaths
Replies: 48
Views: 5572

Re: Parking on Cyclepaths

The Scottish government is running a consultation on motor vehicle parking issues at present.
https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/road-po ... -scotland/
by Ron
26 May 2017, 2:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: cycling the Zuiderzee
Replies: 9
Views: 4313

Re: cycling the Zuiderzee

Hasn't it been known as Ijselmeer since it was enclosed and separated from the North Sea? Well yes, but that was only 85 years ago :D . Quote from Rough Guides Work began on this dyke, the Afsluitdijk, in 1920 and, on May 28, 1932, the last gap in it was closed and the Zuider Zee simply ceased to e...
by Ron
18 Apr 2017, 2:49pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Lack of minutes - why
Replies: 13
Views: 7849

Re: Lack of minutes - why

It seems most of the governance is confidential nowadays :( .
http://www.cyclinguk.org/sites/default/ ... 010417.pdf
by Ron
8 Mar 2017, 1:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hook of Holland to Wesel - any tips?
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: Hook of Holland to Wesel - any tips?

I would suggest following the New Waterway into Rotterdam where you will find the start of the Rhein Radweg and follow that to Xanten then cross the river to Wesel. This would not be the shortest route (approx 220km) but is signed throughout and mostly on high quality segregated cycle paths. If time...
by Ron
22 Oct 2016, 11:49pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Save Tavistock Place cycle route, London
Replies: 6
Views: 2867

Re: Save Tavistock Place cycle route, London

I had a few days in London last year and again earlier this year and stayed in a hotel in the Tavistock area. As I was carrying a case I took a taxi to the hotel on both occasions. Apart from the initial booking instruction there was no conversation either way until we neared the Tavistock area when...
by Ron
27 Sep 2016, 9:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pedal power - the unstoppable growth of cycling
Replies: 28
Views: 3084

Re: Pedal power - the unstoppable growth of cycling

A week after the start of the Big Bike Revival on 19th September, figures were released today showing continuing decline in cycling. The 'Transport and Travel in Scotland' report found that 2.2 per cent of people "usually" cycled to work in 2015, down from 2.4 per cent in 2014. Among those...
by Ron
22 Sep 2016, 10:06am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Retail stores lack of cycle parking provision
Replies: 46
Views: 3720

Re: Retail stores lack of cycle parking provision

My local planning officer has got back to me and it appears they are aware of the failure of the developers to ensure the plans were adhered to. The council will take action if this is not done, but they give no timescale. ..... I wonder too, whether the planning department sees this sort of thing ...
by Ron
21 Sep 2016, 7:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Retail stores lack of cycle parking provision
Replies: 46
Views: 3720

Re: Retail stores lack of cycle parking provision

There is more chance of success if a complaint is lodged at the planning stage, before construction starts. I complained to the LA Planning office after looking at the drawings for a proposed new Lidl store and seeing the dreadful butterfly wheelbenders. They gave me a contact number for a Lidl offi...