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by Simon L6
13 May 2013, 7:40pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Shiny Bikes (shinybikes.com)
Replies: 4
Views: 57794

Re: Shiny Bikes (shinybikes.com)

my advice is don't deal with them

if you want chapter and verse you can e-mail me on fnrttc"yahoo.co.uk
by Simon L6
9 Dec 2012, 12:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The War on Britain's Roads
Replies: 417
Views: 20936

Re: The War on Britain's Roads

gentlegreen wrote:
ukdodger wrote:
What's an 'advisory cycle lane'?

About as useful as a chocolate teapot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwqrUA4ahe4

(my first YouTube video - no swearing - not even any commentary)

that's a sweetly put together piece of work!
by Simon L6
7 Dec 2012, 10:47am
Forum: On the road
Topic: The War on Britain's Roads
Replies: 417
Views: 20936

Re: The War on Britain's Roads

in answer to Thirdcrank's question - I've no idea about the audience numbers. Sorry.

I've not seen any post-transmission reviews either.......
by Simon L6
6 Dec 2012, 3:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The War on Britain's Roads
Replies: 417
Views: 20936

Re: The War on Britain's Roads

I'll suggest that firing off emails or even formal complaints to the BBC is a sheer waste of time and it's probably counter productive in that it's an indicator of heightened audience interest. Anybody with substantial grounds for grievance can go direct to a lawyer and take the licence payers to t...
by Simon L6
6 Dec 2012, 1:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The War on Britain's Roads
Replies: 417
Views: 20936

Re: The War on Britain's Roads

If a cyclist could slap a car, without the cyclist deviating from his/her path, then the car was too close! But slapping a car brings on the 'my space has been invaded' response which we saw several times in the programme. I don't know the answer but slapping a car can only rarely be the right answ...
by Simon L6
6 Dec 2012, 1:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The War on Britain's Roads
Replies: 417
Views: 20936

Re: The War on Britain's Roads

In the wake of the program it seems like another cyclist has been killed by a lorry in London: http://lcc.org.uk/articles/another-londoner-dies-in-cyclist-lorry-crash RIP. A tragedy for his family, my sympathies to them, a lollipop man was killed this morning in Hampshire. It's not us. It's them
by Simon L6
6 Dec 2012, 1:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The War on Britain's Roads
Replies: 417
Views: 20936

Re: The War on Britain's Roads

guess which sport has received the biggest post-Olympics boost? Begins with C..........

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/de ... ticipation
by Simon L6
6 Dec 2012, 1:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The War on Britain's Roads
Replies: 417
Views: 20936

Re: The War on Britain's Roads

http://www.bikebiz.com/news/read/bbc-doc-portrays-dvd-stunt-cycling-footage-as-standard-behaviour/014036 for a considered view You'll recall Danny M's video got 26 million views on youtube? In the light of the fuss about this programme, how many views do you think the WOBR youtube video has got this...
by Simon L6
6 Dec 2012, 11:29am
Forum: On the road
Topic: The War on Britain's Roads
Replies: 417
Views: 20936

Re: The War on Britain's Roads

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/fe ... 682580.ece

from a surprising source........Cynthia Barlow was on the case of construction traffic deaths while the LCC were busy looking the other way.
by Simon L6
6 Dec 2012, 8:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: The War on Britain's Roads
Replies: 417
Views: 20936

Re: The War on Britain's Roads

well, Chazza, it is an odd thing, isn't it? Cycle 'campaigners' ramble on about this and that junction, or how we should 'go Dutch', tell us that Britain's roads are somehow fundamentally unsuited for bikes and that death is all around us, and then they complain when they think a television programm...
by Simon L6
6 Dec 2012, 7:27am
Forum: On the road
Topic: The War on Britain's Roads
Replies: 417
Views: 20936

Re: The War on Britain's Roads

I think Pete's and Snigbo's assessments are pretty fair, in that the programme was clearly not going to encourage anybody to ride a bike, but, then again, that wasn't the intention. It's a suburban take on urban life, and, just as it would have been if the subject were public transport, it was a sup...
by Simon L6
5 Dec 2012, 10:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The War on Britain's Roads
Replies: 417
Views: 20936

Re: The War on Britain's Roads

well, there you have it. Not so bad, not so good, just the usual tabloid invitation to moralise but with nice camerawork. Including the Lucas Brunelle footage was stupid, but, hey, if you're looking for context, insight and analysis, read a book. There were some affecting moments and some irritating...
by Simon L6
5 Dec 2012, 5:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The War on Britain's Roads
Replies: 417
Views: 20936

Re: The War on Britain's Roads

I take your point, R2, but I'll wait until I see the fillum.

I think the change in driving culture in London has been so much for the better than I would have thought possible, that I reckon that the effect of any bit of 'culture', however minor, would vary from place to place.
by Simon L6
5 Dec 2012, 4:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The War on Britain's Roads
Replies: 417
Views: 20936

Re: The War on Britain's Roads

it's telly, Chris. Just telly. Not the repository of hopes and fears, not a means of social advancement. Take a look at Strictly. There's kind of a man/woman thing going on there. It's, how can I put this, not exactly up-to-date with the gender politics thing. Look at any drama series and mentally t...
by Simon L6
5 Dec 2012, 3:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The War on Britain's Roads
Replies: 417
Views: 20936

Re: The War on Britain's Roads

Thanks. I dunno why the page (http://www.leopardfilms.com/news/leopard-uk/the-war-o-britains-road-premiers-wednesady-th-december-pm-bbc-one) linked in the OP is now gone. probably because it was the number one story and has now been bumped down by the appointment in the US. Bear in mind that 50 pro...