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by tomsumner49
26 Feb 2021, 1:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Unusual boxes
Replies: 13
Views: 773

Re: Unusual boxes

I spotted this rather less elegant box in South London. I assume it is something to do with electricity (it is marked BTH - British Thompson Houston?). It's main purpose now seems to be to tell people to clean up after their dogs! https://www.google.com/maps/@51.4081191,-0.1251353,55m/data=!3m1!1e3 ...
by tomsumner49
16 Dec 2020, 11:01am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!
Replies: 1288
Views: 30568

Re: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!

I've heard it suggested that vaccinating the first 7% of the population might prevent 70% of the deaths. That seems plausible. This simple analysis by the covid-19 actuaries group would seem to support that: https://c8930375-0dbb-4319-ae2f-025f70d4b441.filesusr.com/ugd/ab45f7_a40832c6069842e6af33fc...
by tomsumner49
16 Dec 2020, 10:33am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!
Replies: 1288
Views: 30568

Re: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!

I think the initial aim of the vaccination programme is not to achieve herd immunity, but to reduce severe cases and deaths in those most at risk. 25 million people vaccinated would go a long way to achieving this.
by tomsumner49
20 Jun 2020, 7:50pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Yew Tree Way Surrey
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: Yew Tree Way Surrey

Thanks Bob, much appreciated. Local knowledge on the traffic and hills is very useful. We may attempt it tomorrow.
Will also have a closer look at ncr21.
by tomsumner49
12 Jun 2020, 6:21pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Yew Tree Way Surrey
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Yew Tree Way Surrey

Hi,

I've been looking for family friendly circular routes and wondered if anyone had ridden this route (Yew Tree Way) https://www.walkandcycle.co.uk/trail?trailcode=SURRTR0059.

Or any suggestions for other family friendly routes in this area (east Surrey)?

Thanks,

Tom
by tomsumner49
21 Apr 2018, 12:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sainsburys to trial bike deliveries : electric assistance this time
Replies: 56
Views: 3534

Re: Sainsburys to trial bike deliveries : electric assistance this time

Where is the bike parked for the delivery - on the pavement? Interesting that Sainsbury's think they can offer a quicker delivery service by bike than van. For our delivery they parked in the road right outside. In a van they might have been halfway down the street given all the cars parked on both...
by tomsumner49
20 Apr 2018, 3:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sainsburys to trial bike deliveries : electric assistance this time
Replies: 56
Views: 3534

Re: Sainsburys to trial bike deliveries

Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but thought it might be of interest that Sainsburys are now trialling the use of electric cargo bikes for deliveries in place of their usual vans. Pretty small scale at the moment, I only knew about it as our shopping turned up by bike this week. https://www.about.s...
by tomsumner49
30 Oct 2017, 3:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Transport for London journey planner
Replies: 9
Views: 703

Re: Transport for London journey planner

Sorry, can't help with the tfl journey planner, it doesn't seem to work for me either. I've just tried a journey I know could be done by taking a bike on one train and it suggests cycling most of the way and then getting on the tube. You should be able to take a bike on the circle line provided it i...
by tomsumner49
8 Aug 2017, 9:25pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Daughters first bike, help
Replies: 11
Views: 2511

Re: Daughters first bike, help

You could also look at the kids Vitus bikes (only sold by Wiggle I think). They are a fair bit cheaper than isla/frog, although as others gave said those brands hold their resale value we'll. We have a Vitus twenty and it seems to be a good little bike.
by tomsumner49
28 Jul 2017, 10:50am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Nationwide, compulsary helmet wearing for insurance cover
Replies: 40
Views: 4614

Re: Nationwide, compulsary helmet wearing for insurance cover

Does anyone know if this only applies to the FlexPlus Worldwide insurance and not the FlexAccount European travel cover?
I've looked on the Nationwide website and can't see any mention of changes to the latter.
by tomsumner49
19 Dec 2016, 3:55pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: finite element analysis of brain injury accidents
Replies: 22
Views: 1601

Re: finite element analysis of brain injury accidents

I'd agree about the danger of extrapolating this to other types of accident - the study only considered 3 specific cases out of 86 with available data and it's not clear to me why they chose those 3.
by tomsumner49
6 Oct 2016, 10:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: UK Cycling Tour
Replies: 34
Views: 3370

Re: UK Cycling Tour

If you do want to head east from Lyme Regis (as suggested above) then you could utilise parts of this
http://en.tourdemanche.com/

Tom
by tomsumner49
3 Oct 2016, 5:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Issues with GT Grade gravel bike wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 1084

Re: Issues with GT Grade gravel bike wheels

I've got a 2015 Claris version of the grade and have had no problems with the wheels in a year or so of commuting on rubbish South London roads and gravel tracks.
I'm not sure if/how the wheels may differ by year/model though.

Tom
by tomsumner49
27 May 2016, 3:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Makes you proud to be British
Replies: 23
Views: 1821

Re: Makes you proud to be British

I'm guessing that it just cuts the corner in n attempt to either remove the need to first join the main road, or to prevent left hooking I've not seen the cycle lane but know the road and would imagine the intention was the former - to allow cyclists to exit the station and head towards the village...
by tomsumner49
27 Nov 2015, 2:17pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Who's right?
Replies: 31
Views: 2715

Re: Who's right?

I cross Vauxhall bridge every day and do use the new bike line, but I'm coming from where the green arrows are in the first image TonyR posted and want to turn right at the north end of the bridge so would much rather use the crossing then have to navigate the 3 lanes of traffic as I cross the bridg...