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by pga
17 Apr 2019, 7:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 162
Views: 2283

Re: Extinction Rebellion

It is easy to pour scorn on those who are prepared to sit down and be arrested. Yes we are all addicted to technology. I love my bicycles and I watch cycle races on my laptop but that does not stop me for wanting strong government action on climate change. We are all affected. I have exercise induce...
by pga
17 Apr 2019, 6:47pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Decathlon mail order
Replies: 11
Views: 2406

Re: Decathlon mail order

I have used click and collect, usually clothing, from my local Decathlon without any problems.
by pga
17 Apr 2019, 6:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Oh Eurostar we weep to see...
Replies: 13
Views: 608

Re: Oh Eurostar we weep to see...

A disgrace. Awhile ago the EEC was trying to get all trains crossing national borders to provide full,and free, facilities for carrying bicycles. I have heard nothing since and with Farage and his mates likely to have voted against it in principle and Brexit still unresolved I guess the disgraceful ...
by pga
17 Apr 2019, 6:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why there's so little discussion of cycling history?
Replies: 23
Views: 1698

Re: Why there's so little discussion of cycling history?

Recommend you join the Veteran-Cycle Club. Full details online. Their two publications are highly recommended. News and Views newsletter covers current events while The Boneshaker journal covers the history of the cycle and cycling. These are outstanding publications.
by pga
17 Apr 2019, 6:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: TV coverage of 2019 Giro d'Italia?
Replies: 13
Views: 661

Re: TV coverage of 2019 Giro d'Italia?

You can get the Giro for free through such sites as Steephill but it is a bit hit and miss so I decided to pay the Eurosport subscription to receive online ccoverage on my laptop. This year the cost is £40 for a full year running from the day you pay. This has paid off with easy site access to all t...
by pga
17 Apr 2019, 6:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Saddle Height - Which Indicator More Reliable
Replies: 29
Views: 868

Re: Saddle Height - Which Indicator More Reliable

The old 1.09 per cent rule still has supporters. The two thirds inner leg length likewise. Always go for the smaller frame.
by pga
17 Apr 2019, 6:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: does anyone know of a good wheel builder south midlands area?
Replies: 30
Views: 598

Re: does anyone know of a good wheel builder south midlands area?

Try John Poyzer at Stripes in Woburn Sands, near Milton Keynes. Highly recommended locally.
by pga
12 Apr 2019, 9:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 5mph signs on national cycle route 1
Replies: 36
Views: 4978

Re: 5mph signs on national cycle route 1

Most decent runners run at about 10 mph. Are they included in the 5 mph speed limit?
by pga
12 Apr 2019, 8:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Looking for data on cycling in Greater Manchester
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Looking for data on cycling in Greater Manchester

A copy of my 1974 University of Sheffield MA dissertation 'Planning for the Urban Cyclist: a Study of Greater Manchester' should be still available in the Manchester City Library. Otherwise the University of Warwick cycling archive has a copy. You may find this of use, There was still a healthy amon...
by pga
12 Mar 2019, 10:23pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: MICK LATIMER
Replies: 0
Views: 1950

MICK LATIMER

i have just read in the latest Arrivee the sad news of the death of Mick Latimer in far away Tasmania. Mick was the warden of Salisbury Youth Hostel in the days when youth hostels were still the places for cyclists to stay. We could not find a better warden - the most friendliest of men, Mick could ...
by pga
4 Feb 2019, 6:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Car dependency" - a depressing report
Replies: 52
Views: 12635

Re: "Car dependency" - a depressing report

Sadly most motorists do not see it that way. They love their cars, however much harm they do to themselves and the rest of us. Politicians of all parties take the short term view and protect the status quo. Even Caroline Lucas does not appear to ride a bike. The media does not help either. Even the ...
by pga
4 Feb 2019, 5:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Scrapped HS2 bike path "5 times better value"
Replies: 15
Views: 6336

Re: Scrapped HS2 bike path "5 times better value"

I attended the meeting where the HS2 cycleway was introduced. Yes there was scepticism about HS2 but if we could get a decent national cycleway on the back of it it was worth going along with it. Of course even then it was realised that this was perhaps going to be an attempt to encourage support fo...
by pga
26 Jan 2019, 12:21am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Car dependency" - a depressing report
Replies: 52
Views: 12635

Re: "Car dependency" - a depressing report

Sadly developers are running rings round local authorities. They wine and dine local councillors who are no match for the smart buttock consultants employed by the developers. At the same time local planning staff have been cut to the bone and what remain are mainly young and inexperienced and again...
by pga
31 Dec 2018, 4:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mudguards That Don't Affect Tyre Clearance - Gravel Bike
Replies: 29
Views: 1603

Re: Mudguards That Don't Affect Tyre Clearance - Gravel Bike

I fitted the Giant Defy mudguards on my Defy bike. With 25mm Gatorskins they spun round ok but there was little clearance for anything picked up off the road and spun round with the tyre, eg riding on newly gravelled roads was scary. I do not use any mudguards now preferring to be wet rather than an...
by pga
4 Nov 2018, 6:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BC membership up
Replies: 109
Views: 4930

Re: BC membership up

I joined the then CTC in 1968 and am now a Cycling UK Life Member. I was a member of the British League of Racing Cyclists in its last year 1958 and a member of the British Cycling Federation, which united the BLRC and the National Cyclists Union, in its first year 1959. I am still a British Cycling...