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by eileithyia
21 Feb 2020, 8:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First timer here, what bike should I be buying?
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: First timer here, what bike should I be buying?

Luckily you did add what type of cycling. No you don't need a 'race bike' but something that will cope with roads and hills. I endorse the Decathlon route.... you can get a lot of bang for buck with a new bike this way. This is often the way I advise new riders to go. Yes you can get a decent(ish) b...
by eileithyia
19 Feb 2020, 9:05am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 1945 Footage of District Nurse
Replies: 25
Views: 900

Re: 1945 Footage of District Nurse

A few years back I was approached by line manager and told they were going to trialling a new 'team' within the maternity unit and that we would be specifically looking after pregnant women within the immediate area around the hospital...... we would be going out to their homes to do their first 'bo...
by eileithyia
17 Feb 2020, 2:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Belfast to Giants Causeway
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: Belfast to Giants Causeway

it's a few years since I did it but we hugged the coast using some smaller lanes as we got further north.... having spent the preceding night at Larne. Admittedly we were carrying camping kit and a 8yr old stoker on the tandem..but it is not the easiest of routes... having said that it is not over d...
by eileithyia
11 Feb 2020, 10:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best place to ride a time trial bike
Replies: 18
Views: 826

Re: Best place to ride a time trial bike

My son has some learning issues, when he first rode TT's he started on a road bike, we bought him some clip-ons... and I took him out on a straight bit of road near us... got him to try riding with one hand on the TT bar and one hand on the normal bars, as usual ignored me, both arms on the tri bar ...
by eileithyia
7 Feb 2020, 8:25am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shared paths etiquette
Replies: 68
Views: 2595

Re: Shared paths etiquette

Sorry to hear about Mrs syd, hope she is ok. Yesterday while using a shared use facility I formulated some 'rules' for other users. Always meet your dog walking mates at a narrow gate, with 4-5 dogs running around while chatting to your mates and block the gate for any other users. Walk with your he...
by eileithyia
5 Feb 2020, 8:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: at what weight do kids bikes start getting too heavy?
Replies: 18
Views: 799

Re: at what weight do kids bikes start getting too heavy?

I was shocked at the weight of Children's bikes when we got our son his first bike.... that he would have to not only learn to balance etc., but to ride a heavy bike.... to be honest he coped with both.... so doubt 2kg really will make a big difference especially for a 'park' bike.
by eileithyia
1 Feb 2020, 3:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Prescription Sunglasses
Replies: 54
Views: 1862

Re: Prescription Sunglasses

The Rudy Project RX was my solution. The glasses and interchangeable lenses are fine, and then simply get the prescription fitted into the insert. https://www.rxsport.co.uk/product_images/cat_images/rydon-insert.jpg This is the route I am currently going down, have always used 2 for 1 offer to buy ...
by eileithyia
31 Jan 2020, 8:54am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Cycling Club Names, Z - A
Replies: 48
Views: 18127

Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

Godiva CC definitely an old Coventry Club from the days when nearly every factory had a cycling club... thinking of Alfred Herbert Cycling Club..... amalgamations of Alfred Herbert and the CTC racing off shoot the Coventry Road Club led to the formation of Coventry Road Club with many of the AH cycl...
by eileithyia
28 Jan 2020, 5:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter cycling clothing advice
Replies: 10
Views: 530

Re: Winter cycling clothing advice

Indeed while out today I was pondering that when I first started cycling I had no specific cycle kit, just old trackie bottoms, an old shirt and a couple of old sweatshirts with windproof jacket over... with, what were known as, 'Cagjacs' in those days. Extremely bulky to carry but rolled up and got...
by eileithyia
28 Jan 2020, 8:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter cycling clothing advice
Replies: 10
Views: 530

Re: Winter cycling clothing advice

As others have said, it is sometimes trial and error..... Layers of baselayers, I often wear 2-3 depending on temps. A cycle top of some sort. A windproof outer layer, better if it has some showerproof properties. Often teamed with a gilet, that can be removed. I am not into heavy jackets, I sweat f...
by eileithyia
26 Jan 2020, 8:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do I need a new bike?
Replies: 23
Views: 991

Re: Do I need a new bike?

n+1 of course you need a new bike, everyone needs a new bike lol.
by eileithyia
24 Jan 2020, 11:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A52 Fatality.
Replies: 3
Views: 773

Re: A52 Fatality.

Sad news indeed, I haven't heard a name but know a fellow cycling colleague has posted on facebook that this is one of her team mates :(
by eileithyia
23 Jan 2020, 10:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any recs for a Bike-Hire-Shop : NE coast Mallorca (Can Picafort)
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Any recs for a Bike-Hire-Shop : NE coast Mallorca (Can Picafort)

We use Velosportmallorca. Deliver anywhere on the island so it is useful it you return and use a different centre for future holidays.
https://www.velosportmallorca.com/
by eileithyia
18 Jan 2020, 2:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Vélodyssée as a single female
Replies: 20
Views: 1313

Re: La Vélodyssée as a single female

i've not done this route, but done plenty of solo touring abroad often well before internet existed, I just looked at a map had a rough plan and set off, had an IHYA book with me (or at least the removed relevant pages for the country), it's a great way to travel as you often meet and talk to far mo...