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by sirmy
19 Jan 2020, 4:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Beware Ye Who Ride On Pathes in Lambeth
Replies: 34
Views: 1493

Re: Beware Ye Who Ride On Pathes in Lambeth

I see you've been researching whilst I was typing and correctly concluded that it's an offence in law to cycle on a footway, as quoted on the sign. The sign actually says footpath, which is incorrect. [quote] IIRC the clause referee to a footpath or causeway parallel next to a carriageway. Incident...
by sirmy
3 Jan 2020, 6:34am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Parking in Cycle Lanes
Replies: 20
Views: 1048

Re: Parking in Cycle Lanes

Someone should have a word with Sustrans about the terrible chicane they installed to replace the rediculously narrow A frame at Biddick Lane on the C2C in Washington, it doesn't even conform to the guidance they advocate others use :? Why not you? I did. The chicane was put in using metal bollards...
by sirmy
31 Dec 2019, 8:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Parking in Cycle Lanes
Replies: 20
Views: 1048

Re: Parking in Cycle Lanes

I agree about widths, as often do tandem rides with those with visual impairment & ride trikes & side by side for those with learning difficulties. We recently had a meeting with Councillors & Sustrans managers regarding the access problems created by 'A' frames,chicanes ,kissing gates ...
by sirmy
21 Apr 2019, 8:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Paths
Replies: 46
Views: 1913

Re: Cycle Paths

I can't honestly think of a single "narrow" road where I live that has a cycle path next to it. The idea that a narrow road would have enough room to either side that had not been used for carriageway widening but had been used to provide a three metre wide shared use footway is, in the UK...
by sirmy
28 Jul 2018, 3:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Action camera that doesn't fog
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: Action camera that doesn't fog

The Gospel session was one of the cameras Ive been looking at so that's good to know
by sirmy
28 Jul 2018, 6:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Action camera that doesn't fog
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: Action camera that doesn't fog

I haven't tried antidote sheets, most people seem to find that they make little or no difference. The case is said to be air tight to a couple of metres. There is a seal around the lens dome which probably restricts the flow of air around the lens but it probably also offers some protection to the l...
by sirmy
27 Jul 2018, 8:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Action camera that doesn't fog
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Action camera that doesn't fog

Hello, I've been using a Sony Az20 for couple of years and generally it's good, small, easy to use, good image stabilization, loose battery though. The main problem is that in cooler and cold weather the housing, especially the dome above the lens, steams badly. I've tried just about every remedy su...
by sirmy
21 Jul 2018, 10:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How Do You Exit A Roundabout. Incident Two.
Replies: 19
Views: 1381

Re: How Do You Exit A Roundabout. Incident Two.

As far as I can see you took the route I would have which is the route the 'designers' intend you to use making this manoeuvre. Using the LH lane is both incorrect and dangerous - the TI near me is marked on one approach as LH+ S and the adjacent exit has a collision almost every day - the other ap...
by sirmy
21 Jul 2018, 10:32pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Article in Telegraph about proposal to ban cyclists because they hog the road- shock horror...
Replies: 26
Views: 2309

Re: Article in Telegraph about proposal to ban cyclists because they hog the road- shock horror...

If anyone ever brings up something like this simply point that that there is no provision in the TSRGD for any such sign, and wait for the confused look as they realise they don't know what they're talking about
by sirmy
20 May 2018, 10:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Viagra 4700 left lever stuck
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: Tiagra 4700 left lever stuck

"Viagra group set"! Gotta love auto correct, should be Tiagra of course
by sirmy
20 May 2018, 9:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Viagra 4700 left lever stuck
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Viagra 4700 left lever stuck

Just got a nice new shiney bike with a Viagra group set on it. Took it out this morning, short hilly ride to a local ATM. I decided to check the gears so clicked through all the combinations with no problems. On the way I changed down on the front for a hill and back up at the top no problem. At the...
by sirmy
2 Mar 2018, 3:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: road surfaces after the winter
Replies: 64
Views: 6975

Re: road surfaces after the winter

Utility companies are not normally allowed to do planned works within one years of a road being resurfaced, if the works were over 30 m in length, unless the works are emergency repairs for leaks etc or the ha agrees to it ( NRSWA section 58). The case above where the road was completely resurfaced ...
by sirmy
27 Feb 2018, 3:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Last year's model through bike2work
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Last year's model through bike2work

Does any one know what would happen if you put in an order with a b2w scheme for an end of line model and it sold out before your request cleared? Would the voucher lapse of would you be blocked from getting another for a year?
by sirmy
16 Jan 2018, 9:49pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Conversion of major cycleway to a road.
Replies: 41
Views: 16011

Re: Conversion of major cycleway to a road.

Unfortunately, this falls foul of the 20-year rule but if you can stall the process for five years, you can establish the right of way as a Bridle Path (other than cycle lanes on roads there is no such thing as a cycle path under English law). If a path has been laid out in such a way that people a...
by sirmy
30 Dec 2017, 1:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Dangerous cycling laws blah blah blah
Replies: 17
Views: 1302

Dangerous cycling laws blah blah blah

The mail's been at it again http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5222189/Dangerous-cycling-crime-say-majority-drivers.html?login#comments EDIT : Graham : To avoid the clickbait, try the CyclingUK response to the above link . . . . https://www.cyclinguk.org/press-release/cycling-uk-raises-concerns...