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by Ron
24 May 2018, 9:08am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Train from Inverness to London
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: Train from Inverness to London

Has anyone done this recently? I can find trains - but can't see any way to reserve a bike space on on either the Virgin or Trainline websites. Do you have to call the company? Or is it just not possible to bring a bike on those trains?Advice appreciated.Thanks See this page for details of bike tra...
by Ron
13 May 2018, 8:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: make your cycle journey easier - Plusbike
Replies: 16
Views: 2159

Re: make your cycle journey easier - Plusbike

The hire bikes at my station looked like rigid bikes, not Bromptons, but as stated the idea seems to be to have hire bikes available at stations rather than encourage bikes on trains, which is of course useless for touring cyclists.
by Ron
13 May 2018, 12:19am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Health & Fitness Apps - Effective?
Replies: 13
Views: 428

Re: Health & Fitness Apps - Effective?

Another MFP fan here, who found it very effective. It is after all a free weight loss programme which doesn't require attendance at any "classes", so difficult to find anything to complain about! . I tried unsuccessfully for several years to lose weight after my GP pointed out my weight wa...
by Ron
2 May 2018, 10:29pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diabetes NHS cost £10Billion, why no backing for cycling
Replies: 92
Views: 3300

Re: Diabetes NHS cost £10Billion, why no backing for cycling

One in four of NHS nursing staff obese, that's not just overweight or fat, but obese.
The NHS can't even sort their own staff out, what hope of them sorting out the rest of the population?
https://www.nhs.uk/news/obesity/1-4-nur ... vey-finds/
by Ron
21 Feb 2018, 12:07pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Le Jog newbie seeking route and accommodation advice
Replies: 9
Views: 2210

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: 9180

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: 1400

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: 1429

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: 1382

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: 1089

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: 5708

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: 5675

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: 4336

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: 9423

Re: Lack of minutes - why

It seems most of the governance is confidential nowadays :( .
http://www.cyclinguk.org/sites/default/ ... 010417.pdf