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by jgurney
25 Aug 2009, 3:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What's happened to the YHA?
Replies: 33
Views: 3445

Re: What's happened to the YHA?

I have only just realised, through seeing a notice while staying at Telscombe YH, that the YHA now bans under-16's unless accompanied by an adult. I started cycling to hostels either alone or with friends from age 13 - I loved it and it was good for me. I am saddened that 13 - 15 year olds today are...
by jgurney
25 Aug 2009, 2:51pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A place to record cyclists using trains
Replies: 220
Views: 31739

Re: A place to record cyclists using trains

Not a recent report, but last year my wife & I went on the 2ft gauge Bure Valley Railway with laden cycles.
It's tiny trains still manage to carry 4 cycles per train, which makes full-size ones able to carry only two look very unambitious.
by jgurney
25 Aug 2009, 2:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling on pavements
Replies: 10
Views: 864

Re: Cycling on pavements

It's not just something the kids do because they don't know better Quite. Most of the offenders are not doing this out of ignorance. Some are just scared of motor traffic but many are doing this specifically because it is not legal and because serious cyclists don't do it. The whole idea is to show...
by jgurney
25 Aug 2009, 2:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mobile Phone tracking
Replies: 22
Views: 1023

Re: Mobile Phone tracking

I think it is possible to get a satellite tracking device (not affected by gaps in mobile 'phone coverage) which can be accessed by anyone to whom you give a password, but they are expensive. Try a firm selling yachting equipment - I think they are the main non-commercial users of this sort of equip...