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by millimole
4 Dec 2019, 5:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 410
Views: 23002

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

Nor do the transport companies give any thought to working hours at places that have to be staffed through the night, such as airports, hospitals, etc. When we lived in Essex, Mr. V could not use public transport to & from work because his shifts either began too early for public transport or f...
by millimole
4 Dec 2019, 10:28am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 410
Views: 23002

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

The new shift pattern was raised with HR present and said friend has now taken it to the union. However the point I make is that Public Transport isn’t (well certainly in this case) a factor considered in shift timings, if public transport is available then that’s considered a happy coincidence. It...
by millimole
3 Dec 2019, 11:14am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 410
Views: 23002

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

But to get back to the OP NHS shouldn't have to pay to park at work,especially those on 'frontline' sevices such as doctors and nurses more so when they are working unsocial hours when there's little or no choice but the car.. So not the scientists, radiographers, pharmacists, mortuary attendents, ...
by millimole
3 Dec 2019, 11:10am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 410
Views: 23002

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

I suspect it's a more subtle and sophisticated calculation than that, given the undoubted positive impact on patient outcomes of visits from friends and family You can take that line any way you want to absurd levels. There is an undeniable number of people in hospital due to motor vehicle use. Red...
by millimole
3 Dec 2019, 8:43am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 410
Views: 23002

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

Until I retired 7 years ago I was a senior NHS manager, having been a Healthcare Scientist by profession. For those who want to know about these things my last job was on band 8b - I reported to my manager who reported at Director level. I worked in Compliance, Litigation, Complaints, and Patient Sa...
by millimole
1 Dec 2019, 8:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What route planner?
Replies: 12
Views: 548

Re: What route planner?

dim wrote:ridewithGPS

https://ridewithgps.com/
Seconded
I even pay for it!
Once you get to understand the various options - follow roads / draw lines etc, and the different map styles - it's very usable
by millimole
29 Nov 2019, 9:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: This is Audax
Replies: 50
Views: 2110

Re: This is Audax

What Audax UK means by long distance, I don't know. This is debated at regular intervals by the membership generally with no real conclusion. There was a move a decade or so ago to restrict Audax UK events to (AFAIR) over 200km but that was considered elitist. The proposal will resurface at some po...
by millimole
20 Nov 2019, 7:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Whatsapp vs Messenger
Replies: 27
Views: 967

Re: Whatsapp vs Messenger

Signal & Telegram are both good alternatives

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my gormless idiot phone.
by millimole
19 Nov 2019, 8:59pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Raising the Speed limits
Replies: 122
Views: 3518

Re: Raising the Speed limits

I don't see why a powered two-wheeler limited to 30 mph should be treated differently depending on whether it is powered by an electric motor or a petrol engine. (At least from the point of view of road safety). It could be that the laws on 30 mph mopeds/motor-scooters are too strict. I'm open to b...
by millimole
15 Nov 2019, 8:20pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: long distance canal route
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: long distance canal route

There've been a few threads on this in the past, e.g. https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?t=107477 . Bear in mind that many of what you might consider "waterways" are actually rivers and don't have a cyclable (or indeed any) towpath. For example, you'll get about one mile out of Rip...
by millimole
15 Nov 2019, 8:41am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: long distance canal route
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: long distance canal route

For a long time I've had a notion to do a longish distance by canal towpath - Kendal-London or Ripon-London or vice-versa. I'm sure it's feasible but the Waterways website does not make it easy to suss out where towpaths are interrupted and where there are suitable overnight/hostel or camping stops...
by millimole
13 Nov 2019, 10:55pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: The throttle issue in the uk
Replies: 28
Views: 790

Re: The throttle issue in the uk

Shirley the whole point of having one in the first place is to go a little faster than you normally would I'm not sure everyone would agree with that. I consider e assistance to be an aid to getting up hills more easily, and riding further with less fatigue. Others may consider that the ability to ...
by millimole
7 Nov 2019, 9:16pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Any Carers here?
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Re: Any Carers here?

Leicestershire county council consider me a carer for my wife as she's disabled (receiving PIP etc). I feel the need to look after her more than she feels the need for me to be with her (if that makes sense). I look after some of her personal care, and make sure she doesn't do anything that will inj...
by millimole
5 Nov 2019, 8:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Beeline bike compass
Replies: 46
Views: 6295

Re: Beeline bike compass

18 months on since the last post - has anyone any recent practical experience of using the Beeline device? Apparently they now work with imported gpx files, but I don't know how well. It's been suggested I might be getting one for Christmas, should I decline? I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my g...
by millimole
1 Nov 2019, 8:48am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Favourite railway cycle routes
Replies: 23
Views: 2123

Re: Favourite railway cycle routes

Brampton Valley Way. Part of Sustrans r6. 22 miles from Market Harborough to Northampton. Two long unlit tunnels, and only two road crossings. One little ford. The scenery isn't spectacular, but it's a glorious ride. Plenty of seats to sit and reflect. There's a small heritage railway at the Northam...