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by Daniel Fox
28 Dec 2019, 10:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How was Cycling 2019 for you?
Replies: 59
Views: 1989

Re: How was Cycling 2019 for you?

Good year for cycling. Did the Moffat Toffee 200km Audax in March and did the Randonneur 500 for the year Got the train to my brother’s house in London and cycled up to Derby over 4 days and bagged 20 BCQ points. Rode up Gospel Pass for the second time in 36 years. Got another 12 BCQ points through ...
by Daniel Fox
16 Aug 2019, 8:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: TV personality driving ban reduction
Replies: 68
Views: 2987

Re: TV personality driving ban reduction

He only got fined £750.

That’s a fair bit of money for me but for him that’s got to be small change.
by Daniel Fox
9 Mar 2019, 10:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: bike helmet on a plane
Replies: 27
Views: 5048

Re: bike helmet on a plane

I see plenty of people on my plane (BA) with helmets, cycling or skiing.

There shouldn’t be any issues at security so it comes down the airline.
by Daniel Fox
8 Nov 2017, 5:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Maths
Replies: 24
Views: 1690

Re: Maths

Stroud's books were great for me in the mid 80's studying engineering at Uni.
by Daniel Fox
22 Aug 2017, 4:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Madrid airport arrival
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: Madrid airport arrival

Plenty of taxis at the airport, but from memory, they are usually four door saloon Seats or Skodas.

I don't recall seeing MPV's.
by Daniel Fox
22 Mar 2017, 2:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Nicole Cooke, Cycling Role Model ?
Replies: 59
Views: 18995

Re: Nicole Cooke, Cycling Role Model ?

I recommend reading her book. It is a very good read. She had to fight a lot of battles with the system. One that stands out. 2002 she won Gold at the Commonwealth Games. 2006 she was told she would have a team of Welsh cyclists to support her. In the end she was sent on her own. The Welsh mens team...
by Daniel Fox
9 Nov 2016, 9:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Flying and Deflating, the Maths Please
Replies: 31
Views: 2204

Re: Flying and Deflating, the Maths Please

I have also seen many wheelchairs delivered from the aircraft hold to the aircraft steps. None of them needed the tyres pumping up before being used.
by Daniel Fox
9 Nov 2016, 9:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Flying and Deflating, the Maths Please
Replies: 31
Views: 2204

Re: Flying and Deflating, the Maths Please

Cabin pressure in an aircraft will vary with the altitude it is flying at. Aircraft holds are pressurised to the same pressure as the cabin. On the aircraft I fly, the maximum cabin pressure is 8.4psi, which is equivalent to being at 8000' above sea level. So the bike tyres are not going to burst on...
by Daniel Fox
12 Jun 2016, 6:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flying with bike, which oil can I take on board?
Replies: 16
Views: 2014

Re: Flying with bike, which oil can I take on board?

[quote From what I can remember of the rules, it states that the container mustn't be bigger than 100ml. Always puzzled me that you could take a 1ltr container that was completely empty ............... and be refused.][/quote] It is perfectly acceptable to take an empty container greater than 100ml ...
by Daniel Fox
12 Jun 2016, 6:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flying with bike, which oil can I take on board?
Replies: 16
Views: 2014

Re: Flying with bike, which oil can I take on board?

I have taken a small bottle of wet lube oil in my carry on luggage without any difficulty. Needed to take it out to oil bikes provided by works sport club that are kept at at hotels we stay in. It must be in a less than 100ml container and fit in the 1 litre clear plastic bag that all your other liq...
by Daniel Fox
11 Apr 2016, 7:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about the CTC's British Cycle Tourist Competition?
Replies: 7
Views: 1361

Re: ... about the CTC's British Cycle Tourist Competition?

A group of us from SE Gwent (Caldicot) had a go at it in 1980 at the event in Raglan. I was thirteen at the time and it was tricky. I remember the pacing event, and the observation challenge. We had been told we would be asked questions enroute, "about cycling". Turning a corner a Marshall...
by Daniel Fox
30 Mar 2015, 3:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where I can buy a Tourer, South Birmingham
Replies: 21
Views: 2864

Re: Where I can buy a Tourer, South Birmingham

When I lived in Solihull, I bought a number of bikes from Scotts Cycles, Stratford Road, Hall Green as mentioned by aprevious poster. They stocked Dawes at the time (2003-2007) and found them a good place to shop.
by Daniel Fox
19 Oct 2013, 7:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Netbook for touring
Replies: 114
Views: 66053

Re: Netbook for touring

Typing this on a Nexus 7. It's a very nice tablet which runs Android. Downloads programmes from BBC iPlayer before you leave home to watch where you have no WiFi. If you have WiFi then watch Netflixs or other services. I haven't used it touring on a bike but I really like it. Much cheaper than an iP...
by Daniel Fox
11 Oct 2013, 5:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Foulness Island Essex
Replies: 4
Views: 3438

Re: Foulness Island Essex

I tried and failed one evening about 5 years ago. I had read that if you were going to the "Pub" then they would let you in. Sadly I was told it had closed a few years ealier and was not allowed access. I regularly fly alongside enroute to London City Airport and the explosive facilities a...
by Daniel Fox
27 Jun 2013, 11:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Paging ex-aircrew, PPL or CPL holders
Replies: 16
Views: 2182

Re: Paging ex-aircrew, PPL or CPL holders

Hi, I instructed to the old CAA PPL syllabus in th elate 90's and spins were not taught to PPL's then. The main drive was to recognise when you were getting close to the stall and recover then. If you don't stall, you cannot spin. As part of the course to qualify as an instructor you had to learn ho...