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by Steady rider
6 Jul 2020, 9:09pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet
Replies: 0
Views: 66

How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet

The following is only a very rough estimate to consider how the brain may benefit by not wearing a helmet. The common view would be wearing one must offer a benefit. Lets start by looking at the level of risk. Roughly 5 brain injuries per million hours cycled, according the NZ data. For the UK rough...
by Steady rider
6 Jul 2020, 8:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: East Ridng rural village under threat
Replies: 36
Views: 7849

Re: East Ridng rural village under threat

A small prison seems to be the way forward, see https://www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmiprisons/media/press-releases/2020/03/hmp-warren-hill-excellent-prison-helping-serious-offenders-make-progress/ In the Full Sutton proposal 1440 inmates and 720 staff, roughly they expect about 450+ staff on si...
by Steady rider
4 Jul 2020, 8:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: East Ridng rural village under threat
Replies: 36
Views: 7849

Re: East Ridng rural village under threat

One submissions mentions; The proposed height of the accommodation block of the prison is on four levels. The PC view is that this structure will be out of keeping in a rural location and that this should be reduced to three floors and that adequate screening is provided to minimise the impact on th...
by Steady rider
4 Jul 2020, 2:45am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: East Ridng rural village under threat
Replies: 36
Views: 7849

Re: East Ridng rural village under threat

Some prison staff travel about 30 to 40 miles each way, see the link for more details. https://stamfordbridgebypass.wordpress.com/2020/06/27/unsuitable-plans-for-a-mega-prison-at-full-sutton/ A revision of the National Planning Policy Framework and Planning law so that it gives equal rights of appea...
by Steady rider
11 Jun 2020, 4:53pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Isle of Man NOT set to adopt compulsory cycle helmet use.
Replies: 14
Views: 467

Re: Isle of Man NOT set to adopt compulsory cycle helmet use.

Seems like a misunderstanding;

I believe there may have been some misunderstanding through reporting, and the Bill before the House of Keys does not actually make the wearing of helmets compulsory.

A clarifying statement to that effect by the Minister is to be issued I understand.
by Steady rider
4 Jun 2020, 8:35pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Helmets in Spain
Replies: 54
Views: 3301

Re: Helmets in Spain

The issue of cycle helmets has long been debated because multiple issues are involved, as examples, safety, health and enforcement of mandatory helmet laws (MHLs). Some protection by wearing a helmet may occur but it is not so simple because research has reported that when accidents occur helmet wea...
by Steady rider
27 May 2020, 7:03pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Helmet fines in Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: Helmet fines in Australia

The second link reported not knowing how many had been wearing helmets. For the three years 2013–14 to 2015–16 almost half the cyclist deaths involved a principal injury to the head and neck. In almost four in 10 deaths, injuries were sustained to multiple parts of the body. Data on the presence or ...
by Steady rider
27 May 2020, 9:14am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Helmet fines in Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Helmet fines in Australia

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/cycling-without-a-helmet-in-these-suburbs-the-quickest-route-to-police-search-20200514-p54svz.html and https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1037969X20922261 In addition to excessive fines, helmet use increases the accident rate, see see https://www.researchgat...
by Steady rider
9 May 2020, 2:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Advantages of Active Travel over Public Transport during pandemics
Replies: 53
Views: 2983

Re: Advantages of Active Travel over Public Transport during pandemics

I am thinking an emergency road safety bill could be helpful, list to include; Passing law, similar to those in other countries New signs - no overtaking cyclists on single lane bridge, 'No overtaking' showing a cyclist and red car, similar to the general no overtaking sign but could be used on some...
by Steady rider
23 Apr 2020, 12:53pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK - sub/regional groups?
Replies: 0
Views: 204

Cycling UK - sub/regional groups?

I think the change from a club based CTC to a charity based CTC with trading name Cycling UK was an effort to gain more funding and tax breaks perhaps. It appears to have had various effects and caused some serious divisions. The activities largely support cycling groups, individuals and the public....
by Steady rider
20 Apr 2020, 9:07pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK Interim CEO
Replies: 51
Views: 2029

Re: Cycling UK Interim CEO

Assuming they work a five day week at £500-£600 per day, £2.5 -£3k per week, It looks to be higher than the £85-£90k pro rate salary advertised. Not sure how they work out a daily rate, including the £85 to 90k pro rate rate and no mention of the daily rate may be more cost effective? My guess would...
by Steady rider
20 Apr 2020, 8:43pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK Interim CEO
Replies: 51
Views: 2029

Cycling UK Interim CEO

https://www.harrishill.co.uk/job/interi ... e-officer/

Salary: PAYE salary £85,000-£90,000 pro rata OR day rate of £500-600


Looks odd, 5 days at £600 = £3k per week, £150k per year?
by Steady rider
5 Apr 2020, 5:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Advantages of Active Travel over Public Transport during pandemics
Replies: 53
Views: 2983

Re: Advantages of Active Travel over Public Transport during pandemics

There is some discussion about banning exercise (outdoors – public space exercise) to help prevent the spread of coronavirus and a question arises about if this would benefit the nation. There is evidence that close proximity to people can spread the virus and keeping a safe distance is worthwhile. ...
by Steady rider
3 Apr 2020, 10:26am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: AGM 2020 - Manchester - September
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: AGM 2020 - Manchester - September

A couple of motions have been suggested.
by Steady rider
18 Mar 2020, 10:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 52690

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

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