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by dave holladay
1 May 2007, 10:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Debate; Women cyclists mor elikely to be killed at junctions
Replies: 20
Views: 4794

The London ststs in the report are linked to a summit called by City Police because they were seriously worried (and not happy) about the number of cyclists they were having to removed from under the wheels of 2 particular types of HGV - skip trucks (which are one of the few types not fitted with li...
by dave holladay
26 Apr 2007, 11:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: epiphany
Replies: 6
Views: 1877

Mine was one beautiful day when a group went 'round the loch' comfortably in 6 hours (riding up Glen Doe 1 in 4) - avoided Foyers because someone had set the trees on fire but everyone was clocking 35-40mph down to Whitebridge. Since all was running so well I added a loop via Farr and Tomatin and ca...
by dave holladay
23 Apr 2007, 7:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bikes on the Bus
Replies: 7
Views: 2675

Been there (Gower Street) done it (73 - old RM type Stoke Newington-Victoria) and had Brompton folded & in pram box by the time conductor cam down the stairs. He was impressed....
by dave holladay
23 Apr 2007, 11:31am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How far beforehand do you need to book bikes on trains?
Replies: 12
Views: 3202

Ah so it's still the same guy at Thurso then.... Do all get writing about these very incidents to your MP (as a response to Keep Cycling on Track) and Passenger Focus http://www.passengerfocus.org.uk One tip - think a bit about the booking you are making. One person booking from Lockerbie to Penzanc...
by dave holladay
23 Apr 2007, 11:04am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bikes on the Bus
Replies: 7
Views: 2675

An astute observation and one which should help in delivering the sort of coverage we find in the US. Basically if we go for bus bridging (like the A74 between Carlisle and Gretna or crossing the Severn Bridge) the bus operators will be pressed to assist with policing and cycling safety, and for som...
by dave holladay
22 Apr 2007, 6:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bikes on the Bus
Replies: 7
Views: 2675

First a catch-up with post 2 & 3 - then what I was going to post Leo Markham - and Alan Kreppel, have in the past few years done quite a bit for bike on bus services. It was Alan as MD of SWT (now First Cymru) saw an opportunity to use the open space on their service between Swansea and Cardiff ...
by dave holladay
12 Apr 2007, 2:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 24 Hour Advance booking demand?
Replies: 12
Views: 2944

24 Hour Advance booking demand?

I'm getting reports that some booking offices are saying there is a 24 hour advance limit on accepting cycle bookings. This should not be the case, but we also note tha for some Midlands members the Central Trains BO will not book bikes and this forces them to trek to Birmingham NS or International ...
by dave holladay
12 Apr 2007, 2:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: LEJOG riders heading to LE this month (April-May)
Replies: 0
Views: 887

LEJOG riders heading to LE this month (April-May)

The CTC Rail Campaign has an offer for a media opportunity with Andrew George MP the local MP for Penzance, and it would be uesful to know if any small parties are likely to arrive - by rail of course - at a suitable time/date to coincide with any photocall and be bona fide tourists doing the big ri...
by dave holladay
8 Apr 2007, 2:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bicycle versus the bus
Replies: 24
Views: 4852

The limited speed for buses is 80 Kph (56 mph) so you are exaggerating somewhat! Epsom Coaches run a TfL service entirely within a 30mph urban area - using the electronic engine management system they limit these buses to 29mph - their bash & dent bill is considerably reduced - as uis driver str...
by dave holladay
8 Apr 2007, 3:55am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: using your bike on business travel question
Replies: 4
Views: 1549

The HSE reviewed the workplace incidents which happened when the workplace was the road - a third of KSI crashes involve someone driving at work, and a tenth of workplace KSI incidents involve use of the road. At work, driving, walking between offices and cycling are more dangerous tha bing in the o...
by dave holladay
8 Apr 2007, 3:02am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Flagship" shopping mall - and no cycle parking
Replies: 27
Views: 5973

One report that these high flying supermarket people obviously haven't read is that reviewing shoppers at supermarkets in a Swiss town. Taking a standard pedestrian shopping load as 2 carrier bags full, only 25% of those shopping by car purchased more than this (ie a load for which use of a car migh...
by dave holladay
6 Apr 2007, 3:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bicycle versus the bus
Replies: 24
Views: 4852

Third Crank is right on this one (but not level crossings) By law buses (or Public Service Vehicles have many features and rules for operating which are not imposed on the humble motorist. Bus drivers have - since the invention of mobile phones, and ot any recent law been prohibited from using mobil...
by dave holladay
4 Apr 2007, 1:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Accident compensation thanks
Replies: 3
Views: 1368

I've replied in detail to Chris, but we are at present dealing with a near identical fall, fortunately with less serious outcome. However in researching the incident we found that the Railways Inspectorate had no record of any potentially dangerous incidents at any of the 4 level crossings on this 1...