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by arnsider
6 Oct 2016, 10:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: It's that time of year again: hedge clippings
Replies: 22
Views: 2564

Re: It's that time of year again: hedge clippings

These flail type hedge trimmers are lethal and should be much more closely regulated in use. Farmers take on hedge trimming I believe on contract from local councils and there is little if any supervision. Signage is routinely not placed and the clippings are never swept up. There is a real danger t...
by arnsider
6 Oct 2016, 10:30am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dangerous groups on Sportives
Replies: 64
Views: 8073

Re: Dangerous groups on Sportives

Interesting post. I have done a fair bit of group riding, singled out and in bunches. The other week I was out with my local CTC branch on a fifty five mile ride on the Fylde. On the home straight, the leaders wife asked me not approach on her inside. It got me thinking that some riders might not we...
by arnsider
3 Jun 2016, 7:41am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Talgarth to Abergavenny
Replies: 12
Views: 933

Re: Talgarth to Abergavenny

Well, I haven't cycled any of that, but someone else on here will no doubt be able to help.
by arnsider
29 May 2016, 7:06pm
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: Helmet Found in Milnethorpe
Replies: 4
Views: 10743

Helmet Found in Milnethorpe

Has anyone here lost their Helmet?
This afternoon, at Milnethorpe, by Sues Snack Bar, on the wall.
by arnsider
29 May 2016, 6:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Talgarth to Abergavenny
Replies: 12
Views: 933

Re: Talgarth to Abergavenny

Forgetting that you wanted to return to Aber. straight on down the Vale of Ewyas to Llanvihangel Crucorney, then the quiet road following the West side of the Railway back to Aber. We would cut across the back of Sugar Loafwith a bit of a climb over to Crick. Magnificent cycling country and many a h...
by arnsider
29 May 2016, 6:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Talgarth to Abergavenny
Replies: 12
Views: 933

Re: Talgarth to Abergavenny

From Abergavenny, you could use some of the Canal as far as Crickhowel. From Crick, ride up the south bank of the Usk as far as Llangynidr. Cross the Usk via the narrow bridge and climb up to the main A 40. Turn right back toward Aber and after half a mile shoot left down a lovely lane into Felindre...
by arnsider
6 May 2016, 9:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Loyn Bridge Gressingham to Hornby
Replies: 11
Views: 2613

Re: Loyn Bridge Gressingham to Hornby

Loyne Bridge was open from a week or two ago.
The Cut Waters have been repaired.
The Low Bentham to Wray road is still closed due to landslide though.
by arnsider
6 May 2016, 9:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs on cycle paths - how many where you live?
Replies: 141
Views: 6461

Re: Dogs on cycle paths - how many where you live?

I concur wholeheartedly with the last post. There are always people in life who cannot contend with a situation that is far from ideal. If I had a penny for every time I've heard ridiculous comparisons, UK with Denmark or the Netherlands, I'd be a rich man indeed. We are confronted with stark realit...
by arnsider
4 Apr 2016, 6:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs on cycle paths - how many where you live?
Replies: 141
Views: 6461

Re: Dogs on cycle paths - how many where you live?

Well carry on with your heads up your backsides!
It really beggars belief the state of mind of some people that rant on about dogs and ped's.
I'm beyond all this strife.
Roads and cycle tracks are not places where Automatons prevail.
Thank God!!!
by arnsider
4 Apr 2016, 9:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling in groups
Replies: 35
Views: 2312

Re: Cycling in groups

It strikes me that unless the group is well matched in terms of fitness, trying to stay in a group will be impossible. CTC and other groups on the road are regulars in group discipline. I doubt if that is your case. People unused to long distances and sustained effort will split up and the straggler...
by arnsider
4 Apr 2016, 8:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs on cycle paths - how many where you live?
Replies: 141
Views: 6461

Re: Dogs on cycle paths - how many where you live?

We have a lot of Canal Tow Path and Former Railways where I live. Inevitably there will be walkers with children and dogs. I think we need to take a view on a situation that was never going to be ideal. You have the alternative of cycling on the road. You need to slow right down and you must have a ...
by arnsider
30 Mar 2016, 10:15am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Noob in need of advice (Terribly unfit)
Replies: 35
Views: 2469

Re: Noob in need of advice (Terribly unfit)

Ha Ha!
Are you really sure you are looking for advice or are you simply plugging Ridley Scott Bikes?
by arnsider
30 Mar 2016, 10:07am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Clapham Cycleway
Replies: 0
Views: 214

Clapham Cycleway

I regularly ride around Ingleborough from Horton in Ribblesdale, via Ribblenead, Ingleton, Newby, Clapham, Austwick and Helwith Bridge. From Clapham, I ride the old A65 to the end of the Bye Pass, then I have the choice of a few hundred yards of the A65 to the Austwick turn, or the recently construc...
by arnsider
27 Jan 2016, 11:03am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Old A roads
Replies: 82
Views: 6532

Re: Old A roads

On this subject, I would cite the old A 590 section from Gillpin Bridge around and under Whitbarrow Scar, though it is getting badly splayed at the edges! A lot of touring cyclists use this route to get into the South Lakes. A good tip here is to ride through the Arnside and Silverdale ANOB and get ...