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by jgurney
27 Nov 2019, 6:55pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route needed from Wimborne to LE
Replies: 9
Views: 823

Re: Route needed from Wimborne to LE

newbootclimbco wrote:Wimborne, Dorset near Poole/ Bournemouth. T


I think Philvantwo was asking whether Wimborne St Giles or Wimborne Minster was meant. Both are in Dorset.
by jgurney
26 Nov 2019, 11:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which way to London?
Replies: 29
Views: 1229

Re: Which way to London?

What were the principal objections to a straight run up the A30 as a fast, direct route? It's busy but it's an interesting route and does get you there. Agreed for East of Salisbury. The only part of the A30 between Salisbury and Staines which could be distinctly unpleasant is the 2.5 miles where t...
by jgurney
4 Nov 2019, 9:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Can we finally agree that building roads increases congestion?
Replies: 220
Views: 6580

Re: Can we finally agree that building roads increases congestion?

I have always accepted that to some degree building new roads leads to more traffic. But I don't think every single bit of new road is a bad idea. That is taking the concept too far. Local to me a new road is being made as part of a large housing development and it will act as a by-pass for a villa...
by jgurney
16 Oct 2019, 9:42am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Review of Highways Act 1835
Replies: 38
Views: 4992

Re: Review of Highways Act 1835

Also another issue is... 'mechanically propelled' I ask this question too, isnt a bycle mechannical? it has moving parts etc? Mechanically propelled means with an artificial power source such as an electric battery or a heat engine (steam, petrol, Diesel, etc), as opposed to muscle power (human or ...
by jgurney
16 Oct 2019, 9:10am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Review of Highways Act 1835
Replies: 38
Views: 4992

Re: Review of Highways Act 1835

I am having difficulty getting my head around the rules on riding on 'pavements' or 'footpaths', the highway code states and i quote: “You must not cycle on a pavement .” The offence of riding a bike on the pavement is punishable by an on-the-spot fine, a fixed penalty notice of £30. This is charge...
by jgurney
15 Oct 2019, 11:04pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Trustee elections 2019 - deadline for applications extended
Replies: 17
Views: 3017

Re: Trustee elections 2019 - deadline for applications extended

"Behavioural Change" was a bit new to me, it sounds very much like "re-education" and very sinister Quite. I've just had a read of the candidates addresses in my voting paper, and seeing phrases like "managing large scale behaviour change programmes" immediately had me...
by jgurney
3 Oct 2019, 9:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Aislaby (near Whitby) day rides & cafes
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Re: Aislaby (near Whitby) day rides & cafes

You can't go far North or East from there, so the choice is fairly limited. As long as you don't mind hills, I'd suggest: - Aislaby - Egton Bridge - Rosedale Abbey - Castleton - Glaisdale - Aislaby. - Aislaby - Egton Bridge - Stape - Newton-on-Rawcliffe - Levisham - Sleights - Aislaby (this involves...
by jgurney
25 Sep 2019, 1:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 540184

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

My understanding has always been that the monarch does the bidding of the elected government acting within the law, but has the theoretical duty to prevent that government acting in an authoritarian way. In very extreme circumstances the Queen must be ready to say No to the PM and dissolve the gove...
by jgurney
16 Sep 2019, 10:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: School Run
Replies: 78
Views: 3247

Re: School Run

Some if the things I suggested included getting Police to attend on a couple of occasions, including warnings about dangerous/illegal parking Probably effective, but requires the cooperation of the Police. with any existing communications to parents, Which problem parents do not read or heed. send ...
by jgurney
16 Sep 2019, 10:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 540184

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

the Lib Dems are arguing .. that cancelling Brexit would “resolve the issue” and allow British politics to move on and focus on other things. This is silly, No-one else seems to have come up with anything which seems to me more likely to get any closer to any resolution. 3 years ago 48% wanted that...
by jgurney
16 Sep 2019, 10:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: School Run
Replies: 78
Views: 3247

Re: School Run

Psamathe wrote: do the trivial things needed to sort it out


What are these trivial things?
by jgurney
16 Sep 2019, 9:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 540184

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Yeah - they'd sooner sit on their backsides , smoking Embassy Regal, drinking Stella and watching daytime TV than go out to work.Anyone who's read a few editions of Viz comic knows how folk in the North East live. :wink: I think there was a genuine issue, in towns like Redcar, of some young men hav...
by jgurney
16 Sep 2019, 9:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: School Run
Replies: 78
Views: 3247

Re: School Run

The school has a degree of responsibility for issues it causes. It has inadequate facilities for the number of people it has collecting kids.So ... it needs to address those issues or to provide adequate facilities (legal parking, off-road) such that it does not cause a public nuisance. Many school...
by jgurney
16 Sep 2019, 8:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 540184

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

If someone can move from Tallinn to Surfleet for work then someone could also move there from Redcar to take the job. You have a family in Redcar. Your children are in school Quite. Most EU migrant workers going to Lincs. were young and single. Many of Redcar's unemployed are mature people with fam...
by jgurney
9 Sep 2019, 12:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dogs on Wheels
Replies: 20
Views: 902

Re: Dogs on Wheels

What is the general experience, actually, of dogs in cycle trailers, more widely? Mine is limited to an occasion when a spaniel jumped on board my empty cargo trailer as I rode through a park. I didn't realise what had happened at first, thinking I had just hit a bump, then heard the shouts of the ...