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by pga
23 Aug 2019, 12:41am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs off lead on shared use path
Replies: 97
Views: 10988

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: 97
Views: 10988

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: 2659

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: 2755

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: 1528

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: 97
Views: 10988

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: 13117

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: 1974

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: 4880

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: 199
Views: 14096

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: 2556

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: 14
Views: 2153

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: 5639

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: 690
Views: 13523

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: 6639

Re: Decathlon mail order

I have used click and collect, usually clothing, from my local Decathlon without any problems.