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by George Riches
8 Sep 2010, 9:29am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Wrong message on front page of Cycle
Replies: 59
Views: 5347

Re: Wrong message on front page of Cycle

Tonyf33 wrote: You'd be a great candidate for my stern, wrinkly CTC magazine front cover picture, care to model for me an i'll take the pic 8) :lol: :lol:


Was this the sort of photo you had in mind?
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by George Riches
7 Sep 2010, 2:29pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Wrong message on front page of Cycle
Replies: 59
Views: 5347

Re: Wrong message on front page of Cycle

Three and a half months after someone has the barefaced audacity to post an off-message comment, there are still people indulging in dim-witted prattle about it.
by George Riches
4 Sep 2010, 9:13am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: More or less
Replies: 36
Views: 2581

Re: More or less

mp3 file
Download and then listen at your leisure - either on a computer or some other device such as a personal audio player, hi-fi with usb stick connection, a mobile phone (many modern models can play mp3's as well as doing all sorts of other things) etc.
by George Riches
3 Sep 2010, 2:17pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Stop Headway
Replies: 373
Views: 23667

Re: Stop Headway

For situations like these I have a sticker on my motorcycle helmet that reads: "If you find this helmet with a head in it, leave it alone, call an ambulance". Many years ago, when I rode motorcycles, I read that it wasn't a good idea to put anything on a motorcycle helmet as it might incr...
by George Riches
1 Sep 2010, 2:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Driver education
Replies: 38
Views: 2712

Re: Driver education

if it is possible to teach children to deal with the risk presented to them by cars then it should be possible, maybe even easier, to teach them to drive cars instead. I don't think it is possible to teach children to deal with the risk presented to them by cars. Not with the way that cars are driv...
by George Riches
1 Sep 2010, 11:54am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Driver education
Replies: 38
Views: 2712

Re: Driver education

Since most cyclists are drivers, most cyclists will have passed a cycling test after a few decades of it being compulsory for drivers. Having a cycling test as part of the driving test would raise the status of cycle training. At the moment if cycle training were compulsory for would-be cyclists it ...
by George Riches
1 Sep 2010, 11:20am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Driver education
Replies: 38
Views: 2712

Re: Driver education

What about the disabled? Exemptions for those whose physical condition precludes cycling. what about the approximately 34.5 million drivers* who are already licenced? The driving test has become progressively more stringent over time. ( Link ) ⋅ 1903 Licences introduced, but no test was r...
by George Riches
1 Sep 2010, 11:06am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Stop Headway
Replies: 373
Views: 23667

Re: Stop Headway

I just don't think alanbr's position that he wears a cycle helmet because cycling is dangerous is logical going by the facts and compared to his other pastime of motorcycling. Ah but what a person means by the word "dangerous" varies from person to person. Some people use the word to indi...
by George Riches
1 Sep 2010, 9:42am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: What ever happened to the Gentleman?
Replies: 62
Views: 4301

Re: What ever happened to the Gentleman?

Uninvited touching is wrong, whichever way you look at it. If someone touched me in a way I didn't want them to, they'd have to deal with the consequences and I don't discriminate. Equal opportunities comes with equal obligations. The streets are full of women out to grope provocatively dressed men...
by George Riches
1 Sep 2010, 9:23am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Stop Headway
Replies: 373
Views: 23667

Re: Stop Headway

Numbers are from the DfT "Transport Trends, current edition" pdf then selecting "Section 7: Safety (210 kb)" then selecting "Trend 7.1b" The numbers are in the xls file. Not the pdf. Pity the numbers show that, per mile, car users have only 1/12 the fatality level of c...
by George Riches
31 Aug 2010, 4:01pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Stop Headway
Replies: 373
Views: 23667

Re: Stop Headway

I see that the TRL report refers to a case review of over 100 British police cyclist fatality reports. From the 100+ those cases where the cause of death had nothing to do with head injury were excluded. Then those cases where wearing a helmet would clearly had made no difference. Out of the remaind...
by George Riches
31 Aug 2010, 9:12am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Stop Headway
Replies: 373
Views: 23667

Re: Stop Headway

Won't insurance companies charge a lot more for events described as races than those described as audaxes? As in a race people are inclined to take bigger risks. In my opinion cycling in a peloton is taking far more of a risk than cycling without a helmet. Motorists are told to keep at least 2 secon...
by George Riches
29 Aug 2010, 9:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A14 - THE ROAD IMPROVEMENTS THE COUNTRY CANNOT AFFORD
Replies: 41
Views: 2740

Re: A14 - THE ROAD IMPROVEMENTS THE COUNTRY CANNOT AFFORD

Less vehicles would be using rat runs and cut throughs to avoid jams which improves the safety of these for cyclists and pedestrians and quality of life for the residents of those areas. Blocking up rat-runs is the most effective way of cutting their traffic. Cheap as well. They also make the best ...
by George Riches
27 Aug 2010, 3:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A14 - THE ROAD IMPROVEMENTS THE COUNTRY CANNOT AFFORD
Replies: 41
Views: 2740

Re: A14 - THE ROAD IMPROVEMENTS THE COUNTRY CANNOT AFFORD

The idea of banning private cars from motorways is based on the fact that they are a very inefficient way of moving people. Coaches would take less a lot less space and energy. The most efficient way of moving people long distances is to cycle to the railway station or motorway intersection, catch a...
by George Riches
25 Aug 2010, 10:17am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Driver education
Replies: 38
Views: 2712

Re: Driver education

I'm just worried that answering correctly a test question along the lines of "how much space should you allow when overtaking a cyclist" might not get it through to the would-be driver how threatening a close encounter with a car is to a cyclist. However, having such questions in the test ...