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by Paul Power
17 Dec 2008, 3:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help - I can't hear!
Replies: 50
Views: 4313

silly old fart quite. why are the BBC digging up coffins and broadcasting the thoughts of the senile? Because Johnathon Ross is currently suspended. After all, after blowing £18million, and 16 of their top execs earn a higher salary than the Prime Minister, there's not alot left for making programm...
by Paul Power
17 Dec 2008, 2:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help - I can't hear!
Replies: 50
Views: 4313

Jan, I think you're better off with your sound off.... It's an anti-cycling rant if ever there was one. Essentially he calls for the registration of all cyclists - we should all be licenced, just as dogs once were. He even says how much extra revenue this would bring in for 'Mr Brown and Mr Darling'...
by Paul Power
16 Dec 2008, 5:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why do new bikes never sell for the RRP ???
Replies: 43
Views: 3533

Me ill informed - well for a start C&A didn't go bust - they've got stores in most countries in Europe. They closed down their UK operation because it wasn't doing very well which is also why M&S closed their European outlets They went out of business - couldn't survive in competive market,...
by Paul Power
15 Dec 2008, 8:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why do new bikes never sell for the RRP ???
Replies: 43
Views: 3533

I was referring to buying stuff in a shop rather than over the web or by phone. It's much easier to return faulty goods and get a refund or replacement with say John Lewis than with a small shop. Ask any trading standards guy - one I know says that quite a number of small retailers on his patch ind...
by Paul Power
15 Dec 2008, 10:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why do new bikes never sell for the RRP ???
Replies: 43
Views: 3533

Why haven't you asked those who've contributed to this thread that if they're not happy with the price the retailer is offering the bike at why they want to participate in the scheme, after all it's neither compulsory for them, or the dealer? So if you don't like the price being offered under the CT...
by Paul Power
14 Dec 2008, 5:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Boris to get rid of Bendy Busses
Replies: 22
Views: 3445

There you go again - your view that the BBC are more reliable than the Standard is just that - your view. Your view of Boris Johnson is also one which displays your dislike of the man. I'm not saying your right or wrong in your view, but what is held to be as fact is that bendy busses pose a greater...
by Paul Power
14 Dec 2008, 3:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why do new bikes never sell for the RRP ???
Replies: 43
Views: 3533

you've missed my point entirely.

What subsidies do those who walk to work get?

Do they get up to 48% off their shoes and wet weather gear?
by Paul Power
14 Dec 2008, 1:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists revenge, good stories, thoughts etc.
Replies: 224
Views: 24719

I`v tried, over the years all sorts of retaliation. My experience for the best put down is, if you get the chance to speake to the offending driver. Simply say to him/her.....`Don`t pull that manouver mate when you go for your test, because you WILL fail`. I`v had drivers come after me to insist th...
by Paul Power
14 Dec 2008, 12:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why do new bikes never sell for the RRP ???
Replies: 43
Views: 3533

[ Personally, I think the cycle to work scheme is unfair to those who take the train to work, for example, how many people commute to work via the train and by doing so use public transport and not their own car, yet we don't see a 'train to work' scheme where you can avail of a discount on your se...
by Paul Power
14 Dec 2008, 12:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Boris to get rid of Bendy Busses
Replies: 22
Views: 3445

You've got a real thing about newspapers - if it's not the Times you berating, it's now The Standard. Your argument it 'never happened to me', is a fairly poor one, and overlooks the obvious fact that although it would be foolish to undertake one of these vehicles, it nevertheless will happen that g...
by Paul Power
10 Dec 2008, 8:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A bike for touring South America
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Josephiine, Sounds like you're off on a great trip - wish I was going. Cannot advise you on what bike to get as I'm a cycle dealer and I don't want to sound as if I'm using the forum for selling our bikes... But, a great website for you to check out on cycling South America is linked below. I've bou...
by Paul Power
6 Dec 2008, 4:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Boris to get rid of Bendy Busses
Replies: 22
Views: 3445

Boris to get rid of Bendy Busses

London's Major Boris Johnson is to rid London of the menance of Bendy busses... " Many Londoners, particularly cyclists, see the awkward elongated bulk of the bendy bus as unsuitable for the city's streets," Mr Johnson said. "I am making sure the buses are removed in the most cost-eff...
by Paul Power
5 Dec 2008, 11:38am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Have Sussex Police got it wrong?
Replies: 66
Views: 6351

Have Sussex Police got it wrong?

While researching for something under the Freedom Of Information Act, I came across a previous request made in 2007 regarding how many tickets Sussex police had issued to motorists who had entered the Advanced Stop Zone for cyclists at red traffic lights. Apparently there are 28 Brighton. The reply ...
by Paul Power
29 Nov 2008, 1:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?
Replies: 358
Views: 43344

Interesting piece in the Times on the subject of encouraging more Muslim women to cycle. Amazing that Muslim men see a woman riding a bike as being in someway competing with what they as a man have to offer....

http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life ... 238913.ece

Paul
by Paul Power
28 Nov 2008, 10:41am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Leicester thinking big!
Replies: 28
Views: 3717

To make this kind of scheme effective, not to least in offsetting concerns from parents, I think you'd have to ensure that kids were observed to meet the level 3 National Standard in cycling - which will mean nearly all of them will need training. Hopefully this would form part of the curriculum. P...