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by arnsider
7 Jul 2020, 6:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Numbered Potholes
Replies: 18
Views: 611

Re: Numbered Potholes

Numbering of repair patches is standard throughout the UK. The marking last as long as it takes to get the work done in house or put out to tender. A view is taken on the traffic density expected and of course, most importantly the availability of funds. Towards the end of the financial year lots of...
by arnsider
7 Jul 2020, 1:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck
Replies: 41
Views: 1321

Re: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck

I am in no way confused my friend. I spent my career as a Land and Engineering surveyor, often dealing with way leaves and easements. I have checked the Lancs County MARIO map and the route from the bend in the road at the beck side , north to the A 65 juction is shown as unadopted with NO PUBLIC RI...
by arnsider
5 Jul 2020, 5:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck
Replies: 41
Views: 1321

Re: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck

Running almost parallel to the A65, from Ingleton to the Roman road crossing a mile or so North West of Cowan bridge is the disused Ingleton-Lowgill railway which was a twin track line. This would be an obvious route for a safe cycleway. The former railway extends east from the viaduct at Ingleton t...
by arnsider
5 Jul 2020, 9:35am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck
Replies: 41
Views: 1321

Re: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck

Here's the photo I had trouble posting;
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by arnsider
4 Jul 2020, 7:25am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Dog walkers or horseriders?
Replies: 72
Views: 124670

Re: Dog walkers or horseriders?

In related incidents, I have been savaged on two ocassions by loose terrier dogs. In one incident, a Jack Russell bolted from a doorway, just as I was passing. It managed to bite my left foot so hard that its teeth went through my cycling pumps. On another ocassion, two Black Patterdale terriers cam...
by arnsider
4 Jul 2020, 7:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: whether to lend a bike or not?
Replies: 59
Views: 2362

Re: whether to lend a bike or not?

The factor that springs to my mind is that your bike is totally personal to your height and build and it takes a lot of trial and error to set it up for you. Someone else will inevitably feel wrong on it and that could easily lead to an accident. Point of fact, I would not dream of even asking for a...
by arnsider
4 Jul 2020, 6:49am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Improving prformance in elderly.
Replies: 120
Views: 3114

Re: Improving prformance in elderly.

I turned seventy this March, but I bought my e Bike last September. I'd been diagnosed with polymyalgia and was frightened at the prospect of not being able to ride. I remember the last ride I did before the diagnosis. It was with a couple of mates and a mere thirty mile round trip over mostly flat ...
by arnsider
3 Jul 2020, 1:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck
Replies: 41
Views: 1321

Re: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck

I've looked on the Lancashire County Council MARIO map site and the stretch in question is indeed partly unadopted, so there will be issues over Public access by any means, cycling or otherwise. The right of way map only shoes a right across the footbridge (path 1-8-fp8) and on the far side (1-8-fp1...
by arnsider
3 Jul 2020, 12:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck
Replies: 41
Views: 1321

Re: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck

I do have a photo of the sign, but confess to being such an IT dummy that I have abandoned trying to post it here. It actually faces cyclists who are about to squeeze thropugh a narrow pedestrian gate, then follow a very narrow muddy path no more than twenty yards to a steep and slippery flight of s...
by arnsider
3 Jul 2020, 8:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 309
Views: 8006

Re: Antisocial cyclists

Agreed and no doubt, if you passed me ignoring me and not letting on, then further down the road, you came off injuring yourself, you would be sanguine if I just rode by!
by arnsider
3 Jul 2020, 8:28am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck
Replies: 41
Views: 1321

Re: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck

I agree. Maybe the landowners involved would be better to place a sign asking cyclists to dismount through their ground. But often, people are perverse, and only want to be contentious and actually revel in their ability to chastise rather than to seek accord. It's interesting to speculate that whil...
by arnsider
3 Jul 2020, 12:22am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Strawberry Line closed 29/30 June.
Replies: 37
Views: 1176

Re: Strawberry Line closed 29/30 June.

I don't mind the climb from the Strawberry line to the A38. You have to be careful crossing, then the road widens a bit and the grade eases to Shipham Village. It's the climb out of Shipham that is a slog. Then after flattening off, the drop to the Long Bottom turn. There is a cafe just past the tur...
by arnsider
3 Jul 2020, 12:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rude Co-op shop staff
Replies: 200
Views: 5950

Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

I often wonder why pianist Mitsuko Uchida eshews Rachmaninoff, but what that has to do with my post is anyones guess.
by arnsider
3 Jul 2020, 12:09am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck
Replies: 41
Views: 1321

Re: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck

There is a single track metalled road that parallels the beck for some three hundred yards, then turns North West to a timber bridge crossing Eller Beck, then climbing a shallow grade to re join the A 65. You are actually on a Roman road and you cross the A65 diagonally to continue northwards for a ...
by arnsider
2 Jul 2020, 8:04am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck
Replies: 41
Views: 1321

Re: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck

Does anyone know the legality of pushing a bicycle on a public footpath?
A quick peep at a walking forum shows great confusion over the issue.Can Cycling UK help us here?
I can see this becoming a contentious issue and I suspect the same or similar all over the UK.