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by merseymouth
18 Sep 2014, 4:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Pavement Parking
Replies: 91
Views: 14730

Re: Pavement Parking

Hi All, No one has ever taken up my suggestion for deterring drivers from using the pavement? "land Mines under the first flag in from the kerb", "Free wheelchair for all survivors"! TTFN MM
by merseymouth
16 Sep 2014, 2:59pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Motorists have ruined England
Replies: 42
Views: 4228

Re: Motorists have ruined England

Hello there, One thing very rarely mentioned is the "Obesity Crisis"! Few things keep up with it, 1 Clothes 2 Sofas 3 Umbrellas 4 Size of cars! Even cyclist's cause this effect, they demand sleek, lightweight, aerodynamic velocipedes, yet buy bloated, overweight, wasteful cars to carry the...
by merseymouth
16 Sep 2014, 1:29pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bike facilities are discriminatory
Replies: 26
Views: 6850

Re: Bike facilities are discriminatory

Hi All, The way I see things on the cycling front is this - Cycling must be dangerous obviously, well enough cyclists get killed or seriously injured! If they haven't got the sense to wrap themselves in nearly a ton of metal what else is to be expected? Whatever make them think that roads are there ...
by merseymouth
23 Aug 2014, 7:28pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: 'Refreshing the brand' . . . . . .
Replies: 168
Views: 204097

Re: So - is 'refresh the brand'

Hi there :shock: , Bet some of the "Narrow Minded" think it should revert to "The Bicycle Touring Club"! Then the previous strapline -"Keeping You On Two Wheels" can creep back out of the woodwork? Thus casting aside those who ride Unicycles & Tricycles to graze pa...
by merseymouth
22 Aug 2014, 12:27pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Train issues at both ends of LEJOG
Replies: 35
Views: 39306

Re: Train issues at both ends of LEJOG

Hi All :) , Count yourselves lucky with regard to taking a bicycle with you on trains in Scotland. When a tricycle is mentioned or thought about? Not a hope! Even when used by a disabled rider it's no go. On English & Welsh trains my trike travels as a wheelchair, as railway regulations only sti...
by merseymouth
22 Aug 2014, 10:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling Club Badges?
Replies: 12
Views: 1664

Re: Cycling Club Badges?

Hi Bicycler, Yes, same club but different version of the badge. The one in your picture would appear to be a base metal version, maybe even a little larger as it could well be a Vaughton model? My version certainly pre-dates 1940, maybe even much earlier! I hope my posted photo is of interest? So sa...
by merseymouth
22 Aug 2014, 8:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The Cycle Show
Replies: 37
Views: 3540

Re: The Cycle Show

Hi all, My gripe concerns the abysmal use of language? In common with other ignorant TV & printed media they fail to use correct words for the machines in the piece. How many times have we seen, heard or read "One Wheel Bike", "Quad Bike", "3 Wheel Bike" et al. They...
by merseymouth
21 Aug 2014, 7:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling Club Badges?
Replies: 12
Views: 1664

Re: Cycling Club Badges?

Hi Gaz, Expect the third wheel to come along soon! Fact is MLR & I regularly test each others knowledge, with success occasionally. Sadly I had managed to get myself locked out of the forum through "Brain Fade"! Having managed to gain access I posted my own query without noticing that ...
by merseymouth
21 Aug 2014, 5:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling Club Badges?
Replies: 12
Views: 1664

Cycling Club Badges?

Hello there, I enjoy collecting such badges, real social history. One I have just got my hands on has me puzzled. it is a small silver & enamel about 2cm round. With a Welsh Dragon on a shield, surrounded with the words "Dragon Roads Club". The makers mark dates to pre-1940, L. Simpson...
by merseymouth
21 Aug 2014, 4:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Merseyrail Underground Stations
Replies: 11
Views: 869

Re: Merseyrail Underground Stations

Hi There, The Merseyrail Network has been voted the best service for cyclist's, with good reason. I use the service extensively with my Tricycles! Northern trains, not to be confused with Merseyrail Northern Line, is slightly less accessable due to the variety & age of rolling stock, but is stil...
by merseymouth
9 Apr 2012, 8:53pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: MONITORING POLICE FORCES
Replies: 51
Views: 21492

Re: MONITORING POLICE FORCES

Hi there, If you cycle in the Cheshire Constabulary area be prepared to get third class treatment from the Police if the driver that nearly hits you whilst the break traffic laws? Specifically if the driver that does a SMIDSY is a lone woman in a Ton of Car! That force has a policy of treating them ...
by merseymouth
29 Mar 2012, 8:35pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 575
Views: 340680

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Hi, The move has not been good for Spa, with phone & mail issues, so a degree of latitude should be given. However the boss there is not the best advert for the company! Maybe he was having a bad day when he cut me off twice, after his staff took my phone order in a sloppy fashion - wrong item, ...
by merseymouth
14 Feb 2011, 4:44pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: On street parking
Replies: 48
Views: 2690

Re: On street parking

Hi there, My offered solution to "On Pavement Parking Solution" was declined my my local council? Quite simply I wanted them to place landmines under the ke TTFN MMrb side flags, "Free Wheelchair To All Survivors"! Far better than exporting the mines to other countries to kill or...
by merseymouth
14 Feb 2011, 4:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old Brookes Saddle - what to do?
Replies: 20
Views: 1432

Re: Old Brookes Saddle - what to do?

Hi There, Nah, I think I'll stick with the prehistoric solutions, old tech is often the best (Hence why when I do drive it is a Morris Minor for me). TTFN MM
by merseymouth
14 Feb 2011, 4:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: I can't renew with CTC with this policy.
Replies: 149
Views: 6868

Re: I can't renew with CTC with this policy.

Hi there, Don't kid yourself about the Police "Prosecuting Unaccompanied Adult"! Around here the Plods advise many adults to "Use the pavement if the road looks busy"! Even worse they offer no support against even the most bullying drivers, in fact some of the worst offender of e...