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by irc
19 Apr 2019, 4:55pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: ScotRail - recumbents allowed?
Replies: 6
Views: 84

Re: ScotRail - recumbents allowed?

Just to clarify , ScotRail are good. No need to book on most central belt services. Don't expect to get a bike on train on the Oban or Fort William line without booking though. I've seen a local cyclist going one stop being stopped from loading his bike at Oban because the 6 hooks were booked. Same ...
by irc
19 Apr 2019, 11:30am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Price points for sleeping bags, any ideas
Replies: 15
Views: 652

Re: Price points for sleeping bags, any ideas

PHD sale is on until April 25th. The 430g Minim 200 at £222. Rated by PHD at 6c. Though I've used mine below freezing by wearing a hat and a fleece inside the bag. Not cheap but for anyone who is a non standard size custom lengths and widths are available for a few quid more. (or same price in the c...
by irc
19 Apr 2019, 10:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 237
Views: 3334

Re: Extinction Rebellion

... I thought 'going limp' was an offence in itself - effectively resisting arrest. ... That's something I've not heard of before, although that means nothing. Is there some basis for your comment? (Genuine interest on my part here.) Going limp is nothing new,. A standard and perfectly valid peacef...
by irc
18 Apr 2019, 11:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 237
Views: 3334

Re: Extinction Rebellion

All I've seen by this government is the building of more roads,lipservice to sustainable transport,building of the HS2 white elephant,and removal of subsidises to green eneregy projects. Removing green subsidies? You're having a laugh aren't you??? According to the OBR green electricity subsidies a...
by irc
17 Apr 2019, 11:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 237
Views: 3334

Re: Extinction Rebellion

I see one of the protesters suggested air travel only in emergencies as one of the ways to get to zero carbon. While having an Instagram showing him in exotic locations The usual do as I say not as I do.


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by irc
17 Apr 2019, 9:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 237
Views: 3334

Re: Extinction Rebellion

i don't think it's so much a "toys out of the pram" but more like protesting against a government that does nothing to very little,toward cutting pollution to a minimum. Hmmm https://www.energylivenews.com/2019/03/28/uk-carbon-emissions-at-lowest-level-since-1890s/ How is it that almost a...
by irc
17 Apr 2019, 8:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 237
Views: 3334

Re: Extinction Rebellion

I won't hold my breath. And yet, from what I can gather more people support some form of action on climate change than support brexit - so what does that tell you about how our supposed democracy works? Brexit voters were 52% in the referendum. In the last UK election the Greens got 1.6%. In any ca...
by irc
17 Apr 2019, 5:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 237
Views: 3334

Re: Extinction Rebellion

.......In the UK, the US, and many other countries, it is not so much who has the strongest case, but who has the most money. That may be why some folks see the need for rebellion. Voting has already failed them. And that is the truth of it in a nutshell! So can't convince the public by strength of...
by irc
16 Apr 2019, 7:29pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Mick F route fast but safe.
Replies: 82
Views: 12401

Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

Went to station after work but ticket office said train time table for the 7th July not yet released? All the fares are standard £176 not the dynamic pricing you get for earlier dates? Cheers James Fill in your details on Trainline's Advance Tickets warning page. https://www.thetrainline.com/ticket...
by irc
16 Apr 2019, 11:14am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Mick F route fast but safe.
Replies: 82
Views: 12401

Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

I'm trying to sort a lift to Aberdeen for July (from Jog), I've got it sorted from there back to Brighton. Any ideas? Why would you not use the Train. Trainline showing a £15.50 single Wick to Aberdeen on 1st July. Of course getting a bike space is the issue. If you know your date you need to set u...
by irc
15 Apr 2019, 1:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Child friendly cycle routes in the UK
Replies: 14
Views: 380

Re: Child friendly cycle routes in the UK

Loch Lomond to Edinburgh. Almost all off road. Almost completely flat. Trains from finish back to start with no need to book bike spaces. From Balloch, Loch Lomond it's towpath to Dumbarton. Afew quiet streets for a couple of miles. Then railtrail to Glasgow. Then canal towpath to Edinburgh. Kid fri...
by irc
14 Apr 2019, 11:17pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Mick F route fast but safe.
Replies: 82
Views: 12401

Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

Just been Looking at trains from wick to Leeds £163!!! Has anyone tried the coach? Stagecoach - Inverness city link - Edinburgh? Can you get bike on the coach? Then train Edinburgh to Leeds £36 Logistics is worse than riding!!! Cheers James I got a Wick to Glasgow for £30. Trick is to book on the d...
by irc
12 Apr 2019, 4:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: We're getting a puppy
Replies: 54
Views: 3566

Re: We're getting a puppy

BTW, he doesn't like car journeys (yet), so later, we'll be going out again. Little and often is the best way we think, and to show him that he always comes back home. Correct. Our new pup was very nervous about the car. Hyperventilating, carsick, etc. But short trips almost every day and a few wee...
by irc
9 Apr 2019, 6:49pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Nick Freeman Attacks "exceptional hardship"
Replies: 92
Views: 3079

Re: Nick Freeman Attacks "exceptional hardship"

In my book these poor drivers should just get the bus or use a bike - If they need a car (and will suffer hardship without it) then they should drive correctly so there's no danger of losing their licence! Simple as that. Correct. If someone with 9 points feels their licence is vital then avoid spe...
by irc
7 Apr 2019, 6:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Doh! SPD Moment but reversed.
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Doh! SPD Moment but reversed.

I was returning my son's tourer to his flat yesterday. The saddle was about 3 inches too low for me but it was only 5 miles so I just left it. That was interesting but after a mile or two not too bad albeit very inefficient. At one point I was doing 18-20 down a gentle hill on a busy main road. I wa...