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by Anglian
27 Jan 2012, 10:41am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Amazing and unfair - Anmimals Act 1971
Replies: 26
Views: 2800

Re: Amazing and unfair - Anmimals Act 1971

The stable insurance will cover for legal liabilities, now this Animals Act states that there is no such liability. Which would make any pay out a gift in the name of decency, Insurance companies dont do gifts, do they? I dont think that cyclists should take on this Act, the big boys in the motor i...
by Anglian
27 Jan 2012, 10:15am
Forum: On the road
Topic: I want accident insurance (I think)
Replies: 17
Views: 1342

Re: I want accident insurance (I think)

Hello Ayesha, If you take out personal injury insurance with an insurance company, they will ask you if you are a householder with House Insurance. Interesting, but completely untrue. I was never asked whether I have "house insurance". If you are, that's great, they'll insure you immediate...
by Anglian
24 Jan 2012, 4:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: More/different bikes
Replies: 9
Views: 865

Re: More/different bikes

Any thoughts on this? ... I'm very happy with my bike, that I can go out, buy a cauliflower and a bag of rice, stick it in the (extremely large) panniers then go pick up my kids from school, carry them and their bags home on the bike, with no need to plan. OTOH when I see those 8kg road bikes I do ...
by Anglian
24 Jan 2012, 3:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I want accident insurance (I think)
Replies: 17
Views: 1342

Re: I want accident insurance (I think)

I asked: It occurs to me that, when cycling on the road, I occasionally make a mistake. If that mistake led to a collision, I might be responsible. If I were injured badly in such a collision, then no-one would be liable to compensate me. So, I think it would be a good idea to consider accident insu...
by Anglian
29 Sep 2011, 1:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I want accident insurance (I think)
Replies: 17
Views: 1342

Re: I want accident insurance (I think)

Why not get a general ... accident insurance to cover any kind of accident - even if you don't fall off your bike you might fall down the stairs. Funny, I thought that's what I was asking about -- the idea of a cycling-specific policy never even occurred to me, and even now that others have mention...
by Anglian
29 Sep 2011, 1:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I want accident insurance (I think)
Replies: 17
Views: 1342

Re: I want accident insurance (I think)

Your cycling must be atrocious if you envisage injuring yourself badly. With respect, I don't agree with that at all. I just need to pull out of a side road and be hit by a vehicle which I didn't see, or I thought wasn't coming this way. It just takes a momentary lapse of concentration, and I could...
by Anglian
29 Sep 2011, 11:00am
Forum: On the road
Topic: I want accident insurance (I think)
Replies: 17
Views: 1342

Re: I want accident insurance (I think)

PW wrote:Third Party cover is an automatic benefit of membership of the CTC and also (I believe) British Cycling.


True, but irrelevant, I'm afraid.

Third-party insurance won't compensate me for injuries I sustain in a collision which I cause.

Regards,
Anglian
by Anglian
29 Sep 2011, 10:45am
Forum: On the road
Topic: I want accident insurance (I think)
Replies: 17
Views: 1342

I want accident insurance (I think)

It occurs to me that, when cycling on the road, I occasionally make a mistake. If that mistake led to a collision, I might be responsible. If I were injured badly in such a collision, then no-one would be liable to compensate me. So, I think it would be a good idea to consider accident insurance whi...
by Anglian
30 Aug 2011, 9:30am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A Heartening Sight
Replies: 13
Views: 881

A Heartening Sight

This morning, the weather's suddenly turned chillier, and I wanted a jacket over my short-sleeved shirt on the way to work. There's already the hint of autumn in the air, and the trees are just about to start turning red en masse, it feels. Crisp, dry air, though. I saw plenty of folk cycling to wor...
by Anglian
17 Aug 2011, 7:49am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Nearside passes while taking the lane
Replies: 22
Views: 2375

Re: Nearisde passes while taking the lane

Well, thanks for the replies to my original post. Sorry about mistyping "nearside" in the title, it makes the thread harder to search for, unless one knows) Composing the question in my head in order to post it was one of the big helps. Of course, all I gave you was my own description of t...
by Anglian
10 Aug 2011, 1:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Nearside passes while taking the lane
Replies: 22
Views: 2375

Nearside passes while taking the lane

A couple of times recently, I've found motor vehicles passing me on the nearside when I'm riding in primary position. In one case, I was slowing for a red light at a pedestrian crossing, which is on a left-hand bend, around which I know there is often a delivery lorry or refuse-collection truck load...
by Anglian
6 Apr 2011, 12:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is a bicycle a vehicle?
Replies: 43
Views: 13160

Re: Is a bicycle a vehicle?

Can anyone please refer me to the legislation which defines whether or not, according to English law, a bicycle is a vehicle? I was always under the impression that generally it is not, although for the purposes of some Acts it is, but I am led to believe that nowadays that is not the case. I would...
by Anglian
2 Mar 2011, 4:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What are the pros and cons of RFIDing my bikes?
Replies: 8
Views: 903

There are pros and there are cons

Thanks for the responses. I also did some research. Any metal frame will block an RFID from being detected from the outside, as Michael Faraday showed in 1836. To detect an RFID which has been rammed down the seat tube, one must remove the seat post, and (normally) dangle the detector's aerial down ...
by Anglian
25 Feb 2011, 11:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What are the pros and cons of RFIDing my bikes?
Replies: 8
Views: 903

What are the pros and cons of RFIDing my bikes?

Hello, I've been considering installing RFIDs (radio-frequency identifiers) into my bikes to make loss less easy. However, I'm having problems analysing the pros and cons of the system, to establish whether the benefits outweigh all the costs (which may go beyond the purely financial). I'd appreciat...
by Anglian
14 Feb 2011, 5:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: National Standards videos?
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: National Standards videos?

downfader wrote:Might be the wrong section tbh as I'm not sure where to place this.


You could try the National Standards section too: http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewforum.php?f=11