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by atoz
20 Jul 2007, 4:49pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trains and space for cycles
Replies: 43
Views: 7476

Actually I don't believe all is lost. There are adaptations that can be made to existing rolling stock. And as for the attitude of railway companies- well, it's up to change that, because noone else will. I also think we should make common cause with others who are badly served by the train companie...
by atoz
17 Jul 2007, 5:47pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trains and space for cycles
Replies: 43
Views: 7476

Trains and space for cycles

On reading some recent issues of Modern Railways, it has become obvious that the last thing on the minds of some people in the industry is space for cycles. I get the feeling that it may be worth the CTC at national level having a go at serious promotional and campaigning activity explaining the ben...
by atoz
5 Jul 2007, 5:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Are cyclists being seen as a political tool?
Replies: 52
Views: 7641

Cycling and politics

I don't see how you can avoid political debate. We need to take part in it to change attitudes towards cyclists in any case. I appreciate that we've got to watch that the political types don't use us just for their own ends. But we have to be active. In the past, the CTC had rather less of a campaig...
by atoz
2 Jun 2007, 9:51am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Change of trains on Settle Carlisle railway affects cyclists
Replies: 1
Views: 1307

Settle Carlisle line and cycles on trains - postcript

It would appear that my concerns have already been discussed by others between Friends of the Settle Carlisle line and Northern Rail- apparently "the partition of the 'cupboard' where cycles are stored will be removed to make access easier, and they are willing to consider other suggestions&quo...
by atoz
31 May 2007, 11:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CTC Yellow Jerseys
Replies: 33
Views: 6933

Yellow jerseys

I remember that CTC used to sell plain jerseys in a polyester mesh fabric. I still have two in red colour- I know you could get them in yellow. Pity they didn't have the CTC logo on- they seem to be indestructible, apart from a little inevitable fading over the years. They also are a bit heavier wei...
by atoz
31 May 2007, 7:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Change of trains on Settle Carlisle railway affects cyclists
Replies: 1
Views: 1307

Change of trains on Settle Carlisle railway affects cyclists

Dear all Those of us who use the Settle Carlisle railway to get further into the Dales and Lakes will be disappointed to learn that the rolling stock on this route has been altered, to the detriment of cyclists. The class 156 DMU's used on this route until quite recently, although hardly perfect for...
by atoz
2 May 2007, 7:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Inner tube scare
Replies: 13
Views: 1743

Tube punctured due to failed rim tape

You're not the only one. I have Mavic 221 rims on my ancient Claud Butler Dalesman. The first set of (adhesive type) rim tapes gave up the ghost after about 1 year of residence in Manchester- they came with the rims, I think. I replaced them with standard rubber stretch dark ones- they did 4 years, ...
by atoz
10 Apr 2007, 4:17pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bikes and Trains
Replies: 5
Views: 1982

Bikes and trains

It's good to see the CTC taking this subject more seriously. I particularly appreciate the fact that our new President is highlighting this subject himself- whatever else you make think about him. Imagine, if you will, bikes on trains- it's not too hard to do- in fact, it was only 20 years back. I w...