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by manybikes
9 Feb 2009, 5:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle Track and Bus route
Replies: 48
Views: 3767

Cunobelin, I went to an exhibition at Bridgemary recently and it would appear that the designers did not consider cyclists at all. Now that the issue has been brought to their attention they claim that there is insufficient width available to enable building a cycle lane. Indeed worse there will be ...
by manybikes
8 Feb 2009, 8:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hand made leather shoes
Replies: 68
Views: 8019

Ride up to Croydon and get them from there - another advert in Cycle
by manybikes
6 Feb 2009, 8:50pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Liability Disclaimers
Replies: 23
Views: 4776

This all dates back, at least, to 2003 when the organisation was looking at Codes of Practice, Risk Assessment, Rider Leadership etc. The point of restricting non members to a maximum of 5 rides without joining is that, if carried out indefinitely, they would be getting the benefits of membership in...
by manybikes
26 Aug 2008, 8:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A3 alternate, Petersfield to Havant....any ideas...?
Replies: 12
Views: 1294

If you are happy using the A286 then I doubt the A272 will bother you overmuch - although speeds can be very high at times. You can always use the smaller roads beneath the South Downs. eg Treyford etc, but they are winding and have rather too many potholes if you are wanting a fast training run. As...
by manybikes
10 Aug 2008, 9:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Folder for Touring
Replies: 18
Views: 5447

I have just come back from a camping trip to East Anglia using mainly Sustrans routes which involved quite a bit of gravel and rough stuff in places. I had two rear panniers plus a waterproof sack on the rear rack and it handled it well. I used a Marathon wider tyre on the rear to spread the load bu...
by manybikes
22 Jul 2008, 9:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: if you want to take you bike on the train...
Replies: 46
Views: 5269

by manybikes
13 Apr 2008, 8:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Coffee fix on tour
Replies: 23
Views: 2949

Kathmandhu - the clothing and travel shop (with some stores in UK e.g. London & Bristol) do a lightweight cafetiere made of some form of metal. This has the usual plunger and a drinking lid and gives a full size mug of coffee or it will provide two reasonable size cups. I have had one for a coup...
by manybikes
31 Mar 2008, 10:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Climate Change Policy
Replies: 80
Views: 9229

George You advocate using ferries instead of flying. So to what extent is the pollution reduced by taking a ferry from Portsmouth to,say, Cherbourg or Caen? My understanding is that shipping has been neglected in the debate until recently but is not by any means a clean method of travel. Just look a...
by manybikes
10 Mar 2008, 5:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Lane Signage Query
Replies: 19
Views: 1657

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Has anyone sent a latter to the legal department of the council advising that in the event of injury or damage (note NOT as a result of an "accident" but a collision or near miss) that there would be a number of witnesses willing to support a claim against the council. As many councils now...
by manybikes
10 Jan 2008, 4:27pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Christmas at Invercauld nr Braemar Scotland
Replies: 2
Views: 1623

Braemar at Christmas

To those that replied, especially Auichmill, many thanks for the advice.
With a late and heavy fall of snow on Jan 2nd I could ride on the virgin snow with no traffic - fantastic!!
by manybikes
7 Dec 2007, 10:39am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Black Mountains Cycling
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

Having done much of the Taff Trail etc this summer (was there one?) I would advise on some really strong tyres if you are using "road/racing" bikes. OK on a proper tourer but I'd have some doubts on skinny rubber
by manybikes
7 Dec 2007, 10:34am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Start in Cherbourg or Caen?
Replies: 6
Views: 1574

My wife and I did it last year from Cherbourg to Narbonne. We were advised to go from Caen which we ignored. However we went inland on quiet roads, doing our best to avoid any main road and it can be surprisingly hilly on that penisula. Thus it was slow going. I would agree with the others - if Cher...
by manybikes
1 Dec 2007, 6:10pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: HONC
Replies: 18
Views: 6846

To Ian.
Thanks but if only the link would work. My browser says we cannot access because of special permission etc.
by manybikes
18 Nov 2007, 6:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Resigning as RTR
Replies: 13
Views: 2736

Are you going to tell us why or does it have to stay confidential due to possible proceedings? Even a hint?
by manybikes
4 Nov 2007, 8:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CTC Helpdesk
Replies: 20
Views: 2622

eileithyia For many years I worked a pattern of Mon to Sun Nights 2200 to 0600, finishing at 0600 Monday Mon & Tues -days off ! Wed & Thurs - 1400 to 2200; Friday to Tuesday 0600 to 1400. Wed & Thurs - days off; Friday to Tues 1400 to 2200; Wed & Thurs 06000 to 14000. Friday, Sat &a...