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by JJF
10 Jul 2021, 10:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tour de France on TV
Replies: 40
Views: 1540

Re: Tour de France on TV

As the starter of this thread....thanks for the replies. My friend found the Tour on 24 as you said. She was probably unable to find it by clicking thro' the channels because of the adverts. Thanks.
by JJF
9 Jul 2021, 9:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tour de France on TV
Replies: 40
Views: 1540

Tour de France on TV

Can anyone tell me on which Freeview channel my friend in
east Midlands will find the Tour de France.
Thanks.
by JJF
13 May 2021, 9:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Long Lane, Kegworth
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Re: Long Lane, Kegworth

That's useful to know.
Thanks.
by JJF
13 May 2021, 10:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Long Lane, Kegworth
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Long Lane, Kegworth

Can anyone in the vicinity of Kegworth tell me about access through Long lane?
I have occasionally cycled from the junction of Station Rd, along Long Lane, over the bridge on the A453 and eventually to Sawley Marina.
I have been told that construction work has given rise to No Access signs at that junction.
It's possible that I will be visiting that area soon and it would be useful to know if the barriers have been removed.
Thanks.
by JJF
10 May 2021, 2:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Length of car luggage space
Replies: 56
Views: 3466

Re: Length of car luggage space

Hello: Thanks for all the replies. Even quicker than I expected. I should be able to find something suitable from that lot.
JJF
by JJF
10 May 2021, 9:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Length of car luggage space
Replies: 56
Views: 3466

Length of car luggage space

I am thinking of getting a replacement car with sufficient luggage space to take a bike with front wheel removed. Some time ago there was a thread which gave a website listing capacities, including length. I think it was a site primarily for wheelchair users. Can anyone point me in the right direction please. I have searched without success. Thanks.
by JJF
18 Apr 2021, 8:37pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Riding with health issues-(hospital confirmed)
Replies: 25
Views: 2141

Re: Riding with health issues-(hospital confirmed)

The OP is a little concerned at being seen riding a "lady's" bike. I hope that I can give a little encouragement. Many years ago I wanted a cheap bike to commute to the station. I saw an advert in a shop window for a cheap bike. I bought it and used it for about 25 years. Nobody ever commented about a man on a woman's bike. It never entered my head that anybody would notice or care. It did the job well and that was all that mattered.
by JJF
13 Mar 2021, 8:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cotswolds.
Replies: 50
Views: 2114

Re: Cotswolds.

It wasn't in the least bit busy when I cycled thro' there (Bourton -on-the-water etc). In 1957 iirc.
by JJF
28 Feb 2021, 5:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: saddle rails
Replies: 1
Views: 236

saddle rails

I have a spare saddle lying on the shelf in the shed. When I thought I would swap it for the one on the bike I found that the rails on the 2 saddles were different distances apart. ie they weren't interchangeable. That would appear to mean that if I was going to buy a new one I would have to specify the rail separation. Adverts for saddles don't show this. Have I missed something?
by JJF
3 Dec 2020, 8:34pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: blood doning
Replies: 49
Views: 1603

Re: blood doning

Contrary to what is said in an earlier contribution to this thread, donation does not stop at age 70. There are donors of whole blood well into their 80s. Whether there are 90s I don't know.

My experience of booking a place is unlike some experienced here. The booking system has worked well and I have been seen at the appointed time. There are two centres not far away and I can book at either.....so if one is fully booked I opted for the other.

I haven't noticed a reduction in cycling ability after donating but I am a bit cautious for a week or so.
by JJF
18 Nov 2020, 4:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: UK places with well known foreign place names
Replies: 120
Views: 3780

Re: UK places with well known foreign place names

When I lived in east London I read that their Maryland, (next to Stratford where the olympics were held) was named after the US Maryland rather than the other way round.
by JJF
25 Aug 2020, 5:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hotels and bikes
Replies: 19
Views: 838

Re: Hotels and bikes

It has been my experience that problems are not specifically a UK problem. I have sometimes found that the availability of good storage wasn't a problem. The problem came when trying to release the bikes.
Small hotel in Switzerland. After breakfast went to get bikes from garage. "Unfortunately the manager has the garage key and he has gone to town." After pacing up and down for a few minutes I decided to investigate. Tapping fingertips along the ledge above the door brought the spare key to light.
Hotel in St Malo. Bikes locked in garage right outside kichen door. After breakfast it turned out that the garage belonged to the restaurant next door. They didn't open till lunchtime....and we were heading for the ferry. Several minutes of panic. Fortunately the cleaner came in earlier and I had to go down the street to hurry her from a neighbourly conversation.

You would expect bike security to be recognised in Denmark. But, the "garage was occupied by builders' materials". So I had to lock my bike to a poor quality bike stand in the front street. Similar experience in Holland.

In Gloucestershire. "You can lock your bikes in the garage but it won't be opened until the gardener comes in at midday".
by JJF
20 Jun 2020, 10:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike in back of car
Replies: 21
Views: 896

Bike in back of car

In recent months there was a thread about fitting bikes in the back of cars. It included a website which gave internal dimensions of cars. Can anyone direct me to that or similar website please.
by JJF
27 Apr 2020, 3:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1940
Views: 46487

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Dingle?
by JJF
3 Feb 2020, 8:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Step through touring bike
Replies: 31
Views: 1862

Re: Step through touring bike

Possible step-through choices have been mentioned in Cycle mag recently. Feb/Mar 2019 gave a review of the Islabikes Janis and mention of their Joni and Jimi. In Aug/Sep 2019 an article described a Bristol Bicycles Touring Step-thru tourer.