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by pga
23 Jun 2019, 10:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Sheffield magazine under fire after call to 'razor wire' cyclists
Replies: 16
Views: 708

Re: Sheffield magazine under fire after call to 'razor wire' cyclists

Amazing I had not heard of that but of course it is perfectly acceptable for the media to attack cyclists. Whereas Jo Brand was taken apart by her ill judged attack on Farage. Sadly cyclists have become the only group in English society that it still permitted to openly attack in the media and on th...
by pga
23 Jun 2019, 10:02pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 124
Views: 3166

Re: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian

Another example of the legal system failing to protect cyclists, Sure he did not have Cycling UK or BC membership but why should he? We are always hearing of motorists getting off lightly even when they have driven deliberately at cyclists. In mainland Europe motorists are automatically held respons...
by pga
2 Jun 2019, 10:37pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: THREE COUNTIES CHALLENGE RIDE 9 JUNE 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 166

THREE COUNTIES CHALLENGE RIDE 9 JUNE 2019

Milton Keynes CTC Three Counties 100 km challenge ride in aid of Willen Hospice + Cyclists Defence Fund. Start + finish Bike Bus, Astwood Road, Cranfield, Beds MK43 0AU. Sign on by 9.45am for 10am start. Entry £10 on the day. Route sheet + map on mkctc.org.uk. More info T 01908 698063
by pga
7 May 2019, 9:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bernard Newman cycle author, spy, etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 1856

Re: Bernard Newman cycle author, spy, etc.

Newman was a very interesting character. During the War he cycled all over the UK giving public lectures for the Ministry of Information. Some of these attracted audiences of up to 2000- such was the interest in those days in current affairs.
by pga
7 May 2019, 9:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Black Waterproof jackets - a bad idea?
Replies: 164
Views: 5249

Re: Black Waterproof jackets - a bad idea?

Decathlon has a black very light waterproof jacket for about £35 but like many others I am reluctant to buy it as visibility must be poor compared with a brighter colour. Likewise much cycling kit is black. I prefer to be seen.
by pga
17 Apr 2019, 7:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 470
Views: 8587

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: 15
Views: 2950

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: 803

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: 1862

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: 5422

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: 1127

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: 769

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: 5248

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: 233

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: 1997

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 ...