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by irc
18 Feb 2018, 5:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How much worse does it have to get?
Replies: 28
Views: 654

Re: How much worse does it have to get?

reohn2 wrote:
irc wrote:The problems with homelessness in the UK are real.

And getting much worse since the Tories took control :?


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Stats do show a rise since 2010 though still lower than most of the time Labour was last in govt.
by irc
18 Feb 2018, 4:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How much worse does it have to get?
Replies: 28
Views: 654

Re: How much worse does it have to get?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43063019 The homeless man who died yards from parliament and to whom Jeremy Corbyn paid tribute was a convicted child sex abuser who re-entered the UK illegally after being deported, it has been claimed. The death of Marcos Amaral Gourgel, 35, a Portugues...
by irc
15 Feb 2018, 3:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Free tram + bus travel to cut emissions?
Replies: 39
Views: 587

Re: Free tram + bus travel to cut emissions?

There was a report a few years ago that showed we subsidise motor transport to £600 per annum per person. If that was instead used to subsidise public transport, we could easily provide free and efficient public transport to every resident of the UK.[ You can't re-allocate something that nobody is ...
by irc
9 Feb 2018, 4:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle ways ( in London ) are a waste of Space?
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: Cycle ways ( in London ) are a waste of Space?

Depends on location. A plan to build an on road segregated facility in my area was rejected. Rightly so in my opinion. The road is currently safe to cycle. The new facility would have reduced road capacity in a place where cyclists are 1% of users.
by irc
5 Feb 2018, 8:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: pannier rack with the largest payload?
Replies: 32
Views: 868

Re: pannier rack with the largest payload?

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/carriers-racks/thorn-expedition-steel-rear-cycle-pannier-rack-black-powdercoat/ Very strong, very rigid. Interesting they say . "Max load when used on surfaced roads:- When fitted with 6mm screws = 60Kg…when fitted with 5mm screws = 40kg. " Hence my point above...
by irc
3 Feb 2018, 11:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to follow up being “cardoor’ed” (when driver left the scene, but address is known)
Replies: 25
Views: 1136

Re: How to follow up being “cardoor’ed” (when driver left the scene, but address is known)

As you were injured it is a reportable road accident which you can choose to report to the police. If you told the driver you were injured he was then required to give you his name and address and also report it to the police unless he also produced his insurance cert. If you didn't tell him you wer...
by irc
2 Feb 2018, 10:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A tougher line on speeding?
Replies: 268
Views: 4745

Re: A tougher line on speeding?

and that is how police now look at things, priorities (because of the cuts) on the things that cause the most damage, 3500 get killed a year and my guess is vast majority speed is a factor The actual number was 1732 in 2015. https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/reported-road-casualties-in-great...
by irc
1 Feb 2018, 10:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: QR Skewers.
Replies: 28
Views: 757

Re: QR Skewers.

I thought they were sized by the OLN distance IE the distance from the outside of one dropout to the outside of the other dropout. As per this 130mm example for recent road bike rear dropouts

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/lifeline-titani ... kewer-set/
by irc
30 Jan 2018, 8:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 22
Views: 1984

Re: Travel Insurance

Seems as good a place as any to resurect a discussion on cycle-touring insurance. Just had a discussion with Saga, who will cover cycle touring so long as you can tell them every country you are going to, and have pre-booked all your accommodation. I didn't get a quote. My first trip this year is, ...
by irc
30 Jan 2018, 7:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Aldi Selling Down Sleeping Bags Next Week £40
Replies: 46
Views: 2792

Re: Aldi Selling Down Sleeping Bags Next Week £40

Having gone in a few shops yesterday the 3/4 season bags were massive and probably too warm for sumner. So is layering an option? I was thinking a 2 season bag, sleeping bag liner (silk?) and wearing merino wool tops and bottoms What about a 2/3 season bag. Good enough for down to freezing IE 3 sea...
by irc
26 Jan 2018, 8:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The top of Britain: we love Scotland!
Replies: 35
Views: 1347

Re: The top of Britain: we love Scotland!

become tourist traps and the roads and services can't cope with the huge influx of visitors especially on places like the Isle of Skye. If they will build road bridges and not promote the very scenic railways with lots of spare capacity. Wasn't aware the train went to Skye? The majority of the west...
by irc
26 Jan 2018, 4:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Getting blinded from behind
Replies: 58
Views: 1901

Re: Getting blinded from behind

A while ago in the car,I was in traffic jam in the dark that wasn't going anwhere anytime soon,behind me was a newish,lazer lamp Range Rover. After about 10 minutes I got out and asked the driver to turn off his headlights as they were burning a hole in the back of my head! He was oblivious to the ...
by irc
26 Jan 2018, 4:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling accidents not involving a third party
Replies: 43
Views: 1554

Re: Cycling accidents not involving a third party

I think it's not wasting police time if it has a benefit - especially now that I expect many constabularies have non-injury reporting forms which simply submit the online form to the various databases in a fairly low-effort way with a little checking. I think https://www.norfolk.police.uk/contact-u...
by irc
26 Jan 2018, 9:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling accidents not involving a third party
Replies: 43
Views: 1554

Re: Cycling accidents not involving a third party

Are single person motor vehicle incidents that endIin injury reportable to police. I seem to recall someone saying on here in the past it was but few knew of this obligation. Even in two person incidents in motors I could imagine that in some circumstances where injury occurs to both parties it's n...