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by scottmac
10 Mar 2012, 5:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: East Grinstead
Replies: 28
Views: 6426

Re: East Grinstead

Just got an email from EGCC stating that clubruns leave from King St car park in E.Grinstead, opposite the cinema, at 9.00am.

Thanks to everyone who posted on this forum. I also dropped into Future Cycles today and the bloke in there was jolly helpful :D

Cheers,

Scott
by scottmac
9 Mar 2012, 7:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: East Grinstead
Replies: 28
Views: 6426

Re: East Grinstead

Thanks mattheus,

I'm going for a spin around the forest tomorrow on my crosser. I'll drop them an email and see what happens.

Thanks again :wink:
by scottmac
9 Mar 2012, 9:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: East Grinstead
Replies: 28
Views: 6426

Re: East Grinstead

I took a butcher's at the EGCC site and noted that they meet in the Ship Inn at 9pm on a Thursday, so I wandered up last night to a below half-glass full pub and asked a few people if they knew of said club. The barmaid (bless 'er) said that they haven't had any cyclists in (I think she expected the...
by scottmac
2 Mar 2012, 8:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Crossing the Mersey
Replies: 20
Views: 3183

Re: Crossing the Mersey

contact a 'man with van'.... :) I believe moving bikes around in vans is a popular pastime in Liverpool (allegedly not always with the owner's consent) Hardy-Har-har! Who writes your comic quotes - Les Dennis? I recently worked as a mechanic at a charity event at Brands Hatch and every other person...
by scottmac
29 Feb 2012, 10:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: East Grinstead
Replies: 28
Views: 6426

Re: East Grinstead

Thanks all for the posts and I wasn't trying to raise a debate, I was just a after a cycling club :D I've nothing against racing (I've road raced, TT'd a cycloX'd in the past) but I've been off the bike for a bit, so I'm not fit and I haven't seen any bike shops in East Grumpstead and don't really k...
by scottmac
28 Feb 2012, 10:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: East Grinstead
Replies: 28
Views: 6426

Re: East Grinstead

No, not at all. :wink:
This is a genuine request. I just don't fancy pedal to the metal and nose to the stem tear-ups around these thar hilly parts. Especially because I don't know the area!
by scottmac
28 Feb 2012, 3:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: East Grinstead
Replies: 28
Views: 6426

East Grinstead

Howdy! I've just moved to East Grinstead and I'm looking for a cycling club not full of carbon-fibred crotch-rocketed bell-end helmet wearing knobs only interested in racing. I'm a veteran just looking for a friendly atmosphere, a bit of racing (when I get fitter!) and Sunday club runs. Can anyone p...
by scottmac
19 Jan 2012, 12:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Any Opinions On This Incident Welcomed.
Replies: 62
Views: 5197

Re: Any Opinions On This Incident Welcomed.

I think that the helmet-cam culture a perfect example of what's wrong with the modern world. To my mind, the choice to use a helmet camera betrays a deeply unhelpful attitude. The helmet camera user is implicitly saying that other people are the problem, that the driving of the people around them n...
by scottmac
19 Jan 2012, 12:04am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A petition worth signing
Replies: 8
Views: 1847

Re: A petition worth signing

If you collect 100,000 signatures, your e-petition could be debated in the House of Commons If your e-petition reaches more than 100,000 signatures, it will be sent to the House of Commons. The Office of the Leader of the House of Commons will check it against: the terms and conditions for e-petitio...
by scottmac
18 Jan 2012, 11:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Good Ideas From Jenny Jones
Replies: 9
Views: 1466

Re: Good Ideas From Jenny Jones

Research has suggested dropping the speed limit from 30mph to 25mph could reduce accidents by 8.5%. For the congestion zone this should be tried and enforce the limits and see the outcome. A low cost measure that should save lives. How about: If a road user causes an accident, then he/she has to pr...
by scottmac
18 Jan 2012, 11:45pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Who should be the CTC Chief Executive
Replies: 29
Views: 6056

Re: Who should be the CTC Chief Executive

eileithyia wrote:Boris


Re. Boris

If he did as much cycling as he talks about doing, why is he so fat?

Just another suit who shakes hands... :roll:
by scottmac
18 Jan 2012, 11:42pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Who should be the CTC Chief Executive
Replies: 29
Views: 6056

Re: Who should be the CTC Chief Executive

Can we have someone who is not worried about making a few enemies and actually rides a bike? The law needs to be changed regarding cyclists getting knocked off their bikes due to other irresponsible road users. We don't need another limpwristed handshaking, potential MP inthemaking fool to appear on...
by scottmac
18 Jan 2012, 11:25pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: New Epetition
Replies: 4
Views: 2043

Re: New Epetition

If you collect 100,000 signatures, your e-petition could be debated in the House of Commons If your e-petition reaches more than 100,000 signatures, it will be sent to the House of Commons. The Office of the Leader of the House of Commons will check it against: the terms and conditions for e-petitio...
by scottmac
8 Oct 2011, 5:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon Plus your thoughts please .
Replies: 37
Views: 3765

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Plus your thoughts please .

"The narrower ones (700x25, 700x28) are so stiff they give a bumpy ride, and they are a bit of a wrestling match to put on."

Try using talcum powder. Works wonders.

I use them on my tandem and I've taken it over the Alps.

No worries :D
by scottmac
8 Oct 2011, 4:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which wheelbuilder for 20" wheels?
Replies: 8
Views: 1063

Re: Which wheelbuilder for 20" wheels?

Call Gary Harris: http://www.garysbikes.co.uk

He will sort you out. :wink:

ps. I don't work for him and I'm no relation, but he knows his stuff.