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by Phil_Lee
3 Jun 2013, 1:02am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Dangerous driving
Replies: 24
Views: 2445

Re: Dangerous driving

The Rhyl incident :- http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/fatal-journey-the-story-of-a-cycling-tragedy-412717.html The driver wasn't over the speed limit but it was icy and conditions below freezing the driver had three defective tyres,yet he was fined less than £200 plus points. There...
by Phil_Lee
3 Jun 2013, 12:52am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 30kmh – making streets liveable
Replies: 159
Views: 7696

Re: 30kmh – making streets liveable

I'm disgusted that CTC isn't among the organisations listed as supporting this initiative though. Why on earth not? Cycling and walking organisations from all over the EU are supporting it, but the CTC is leaving it to 20s Plenty to argue the UK perspective. We should at least all be signing the pet...
by Phil_Lee
3 Jun 2013, 12:00am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Cyclists use cameras to capture dangerous drivers"
Replies: 33
Views: 6107

Re: "Cyclists use cameras to capture dangerous drivers"

I don't know the carry on in Scotland, especially since there's now a single police force, but in E&W the ACPO line is still significant. Here's the contentious bit: ... However I found myself unable to understand, still less agree with, his view that action could only be taken against a motori...
by Phil_Lee
22 Jun 2012, 2:35am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Most inventive insult when cycling
Replies: 47
Views: 13199

Re: Most inventive insult when cycling

I was once told by some gonk in a white van who'd attempted to steal the skin off my arm that I was dressed like a condom, inventive in a kind of mentally challenged sort of way...I think he must have had a bang on his head previously or didn't actually know what one looked like PMSROFL :lol: You c...
by Phil_Lee
29 Apr 2012, 1:16am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Interesting .......
Replies: 3
Views: 8795

Re: Interesting .......

So from those sentences, we can assume that the courts actually do see a driving licence as a licence to kill.

Chilling, but hardly surprising, that if we want justice we cannot rely on the courts.
by Phil_Lee
1 Mar 2012, 12:22am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pothole and personal injury
Replies: 4
Views: 2054

Re: Pothole and personal injury

+1 on the above comments. I'd add that it is worth remembering that damages are decided under civil law, so you don't have any obligation to prove that the pothole(s) caused the accident beyond reasonable doubt , as would be the case in criminal court (although it's great if you can). It will be dec...
by Phil_Lee
26 Feb 2012, 2:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do the cycling press live in this world?
Replies: 27
Views: 1593

Re: Do the cycling press live in this world?

Particularly when the "wise old saying" is actually a recycled advertising slogan.

And people doubt the value of advertising?
by Phil_Lee
26 Feb 2012, 2:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: rear light for luggage rack
Replies: 27
Views: 3580

Re: rear light for luggage rack

In my opinion (and I know a few share it) the best carrier mounted rear light available is the Infini Apollo. Approved to German and French standards, so fully legal, and incorporates a full sized reflector. Steady and flashing modes (long press of the button switches between them). It has a "s...
by Phil_Lee
26 Feb 2012, 1:31am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling banned in Cycle Town Woking
Replies: 30
Views: 20966

Re: Cycling banned in Cycle Town Woking

You are now in the situation that was the incentive for the Cambridge Cycling Campaign to be started. It took them thirteen years to get (most of) the ban lifted for a "trial period" and another two for it to be permanently revoked. And they will put up the signs, and then start enforcing ...
by Phil_Lee
25 Feb 2012, 1:10am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bad driving
Replies: 19
Views: 2514

Re: Bad driving

You are forgetting that the CPS has the power to step in and take over any private prosecution and to then drop it. I think with their "no blood, no action" philosophy they may just do exactly that. It seems utterly ridiculous that the CPS pervert the course of justice in that way, and ev...
by Phil_Lee
20 Feb 2012, 12:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rechargeable battery life: B&M Ixon IQ Speed
Replies: 24
Views: 3042

Re: Rechargeable battery life: B&M Ixon IQ Speed

I don't think it's necessarily the occasional use, provided they are stored correctly and charged occasionally. The bigger problem is the fact that the cells are pre-assembled into packs, and charged in series rather than individually. The solution is to make up a 5 cell holder and use separate cell...
by Phil_Lee
19 Feb 2012, 11:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: clipless or toe clips?
Replies: 53
Views: 2254

Re: clipless or toe clips?

I find that SPDs have sufficient float, even for my screwed up knees. When going clipless I considered speedplay for the extra float, but (much to my relief) didn't need to. SPDs certainly beat the zero float offered by toeclips/straps or pinned flats. And you can fit reflectors to SPDs with no diff...
by Phil_Lee
19 Feb 2012, 6:49am
Forum: On the road
Topic: "Breaking" news.
Replies: 55
Views: 2632

Re: "Breaking" news.

I wouldn't get too hung up over which version of GBH was charged. It's almost certainly section 20 (max impt 5 years.) Section 18 is harder to prove because in addition to the normal guilty intention needed with every crime, s 18 includes an intent to cause the GBH. As an aside, the Offences Agains...
by Phil_Lee
18 Feb 2012, 6:17am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hit and Run Victim Letchworth 18:55 hrs
Replies: 33
Views: 2181

Re: Hit and Run Victim Letchworth 18:55 hrs

Now that is scary. What I find scary this that the police and therefore the CPS,government etc,know about it and have known about for sometime,yet still nothing is done.Furthermore the penalties are paltry. What that 30% of people who break the law are also breaking the law? Maybe plates should be ...
by Phil_Lee
18 Feb 2012, 6:03am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: E bikes ??Pulling power
Replies: 15
Views: 28347

Re: E bikes ??Pulling power

You'd be OK using trike power limits anyway. I don't think there's any difference in power limits for bicycles or trikes under the EU regs which should have been incorporated into UK law some years ago. Most manufacturers use the EU regs rather than old UK regs anyway. Simple summary is; 250W conti...