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by pga
28 Feb 2020, 11:24pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Worcestershire’s new railway station cycle friendly??
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: Worcestershire’s new railway station cycle friendly??

Why is not the local authority carrying out a cycling audit at design stage to sort out this kind of problem?
No excuse for this kind of professional incompetence.
by pga
11 Feb 2020, 4:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Working as cycle tour guide
Replies: 12
Views: 2001

Re: Working as cycle tour guide

I am a cyclist and rambler. I have led guided day and longer rides and walks for many years for family, friends and club members. I have also led for cycling and walking holidays companies during that period. I generally prefer to lead cycling tours with family, friends and club members. These are p...
by pga
11 Feb 2020, 4:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Birmingham to London via the canals.
Replies: 17
Views: 2193

Re: Birmingham to London via the canals.

The Grand Union through Milton Keynes is not perfect bu much better than the Redway for going through the town. You can ride on the towpath but the canal has leisure routes on both sides as well for much of the way. There are cycling friendly refreshments on route - Camphill Vegetarian Cafe in Wille...
by pga
27 Jan 2020, 3:49pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: WINSFORD , NORTHWICH,MIDDLEWICH, CHESHIRE, NEW GROUP any interest.
Replies: 8
Views: 7426

Re: WINSFORD , NORTHWICH,MIDDLEWICH, CHESHIRE, NEW GROUP any interest.

Does not the Weaver Valley Cycling Club fill the bill? I was a active member in the 1960's and 1970's. In those days we raced and toured, had club runs with off road sections and held weekly club nights. We acted as the local section for the CTC. These were great days and main road riding was still ...
by pga
4 Dec 2019, 12:14am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping touring vs B&B touring - how much extra weight?
Replies: 52
Views: 3016

Re: Camping touring vs B&B touring - how much extra weight?

In the 1950's when we were young and poor we curled in our oilskin cycle capes and slept in a field,or if we were lucky in a barn, as best we could. We always got an early start - just to keep warm. Then as we got a pay packet we used the extensive range of youth hostels in the UK and Europe, plus c...
by pga
23 Aug 2019, 12:41am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs off lead on shared use path
Replies: 136
Views: 14407

Re: Dogs off lead on shared use path

I was sorry to see that I have offended one or two of you yet again by daring to suggest that some dog owners need to obey recommended codes of behaviour. I stand by my remarks. We can get anarchy otherwise. Respect is a two way thing.
by pga
31 Jul 2019, 10:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs off lead on shared use path
Replies: 136
Views: 14407

Re: Dogs off lead on shared use path

The Highway Code states that all dogs on shared routes with cyclists should be on short leads. A pity few seem to have read the Highway Code.
by pga
31 Jul 2019, 10:20pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Andrew Gilligan PM's new adviser on Transport
Replies: 2
Views: 2704

Re: Andrew Gilligan PM's new adviser on Transport

I met Gilligan in Milton Keynes last year while he was working on his cycling report for the NIC on the Cambidge/MK/Oxford Arc. Later I saw him when he introduced his report at a very crowded public meeting in Oxford. I thought the Report was excellent but far too ambitious for our Labour council - ...
by pga
30 Jul 2019, 8:39am
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Cancellation any Takers for £250 Semaine Federal 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 3007

Re: Cancellation any Takers for £250 Semaine Federal 2019

I have sent a private message on behalf of Carmel Schmid. Can we have your phone number please.
by pga
21 Jul 2019, 12:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Caveat on TER and Regional Express trains
Replies: 3
Views: 1584

Re: Caveat on TER and Regional Express trains

I always understood all French regional trains took bicycles and that some TGV's did as well. Has the situation changed in recent years?
by pga
21 Jul 2019, 12:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs off lead on shared use path
Replies: 136
Views: 14407

Re: Dogs off lead on shared use path

Dogs are a big problem on the Milton Keynes redway shared use network. We even have horses using some of the routes in spite of citywide horse trails. There are three types of dog walkers - those who use a short lead, those who use a long lead and those who use no lead. In addition there are those w...
by pga
7 Jul 2019, 1:01am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hatred against Cyclists
Replies: 136
Views: 13675

Re: Hatred against Cyclists

Sadly, the English can be nasty at times. Given that cyclists are the only minority group not protected by law we are now the only group that it is still legally allowed to attack, not just verbally but often physically as well. I am just back from a week in Dresden where pedestrians, cyclists, buse...
by pga
7 Jul 2019, 12:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Opinions - 531c frame okay for loaded touring?
Replies: 49
Views: 2102

Re: Opinions - 531c frame okay for loaded touring?

The best touring bike I ever had,and still have, is a Brian Rourke 531 with mudguard eyes built to racing dimensions with a 38 and a half wheelbase. Very similar indeed to what the grand tour riders rode at the time. I thought if they could get around France, Spain or Italy on them they do the same ...
by pga
23 Jun 2019, 10:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Sheffield magazine under fire after call to 'razor wire' cyclists
Replies: 19
Views: 5099

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: 227
Views: 16640

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...