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by pedals2slowly
25 Oct 2018, 3:24am
Forum: On the road
Topic: City centre cycling ban
Replies: 67
Views: 2622

Re: City centre cycling ban

Reality is the newspaper headline won't change anything, the irresponsible will continue to do what they do and the responsible will probably walk between 10.30 and 4. There will be no enforcement apart from a one day show and tell in the newspaper. Worcester remains at the bottom of the cycle frien...
by pedals2slowly
25 Oct 2018, 3:19am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!
Replies: 49
Views: 3458

Re: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!

And now the Nihola Flex, got to keep rolling
by pedals2slowly
25 Oct 2018, 3:15am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Cargo Bike Conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 1671

Re: Cargo Bike Conversion

Bought a Nihola Flex cargo trike for wheelchair transport without an electric motor and fitted a 250W one myself with a 5 year old and well used 612Wh battery. It climbs 10% hills slowly with me providing about 200W as well :shock: but I avoid steeper hills if I can. Done 35 miles in rolling country...
by pedals2slowly
25 Oct 2018, 2:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sending an eBike by air
Replies: 13
Views: 776

Re: Sending an eBike by air

Cyclmad is right, I tried to look at disabled bike carriage.
The problem is CAA rules.
https://www.caa.co.uk/Passengers/Before ... n-baggage/
Contact the airline direct as a last resort, but best to hire at the destination
by pedals2slowly
20 Oct 2018, 9:47pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: WANTED - official time trial result V.C.Savernake sept 1988
Replies: 6
Views: 3009

Re: WANTED - official time trial result V.C.Savernake sept 1988

The result I'm looking for is that of Paul and Sandra Thorpe who did a 21.47
by pedals2slowly
20 Oct 2018, 9:24pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: National Hill Climb at Shelsley Walsh - what is happening?
Replies: 6
Views: 3586

Re: National Hill Climb at Shelsley Walsh - what is happening?

For everyone's information this was a decision by CTT board taken without consultation, negotiation or sensible dialogue with the organising group. Worcester St Johns CC, Wyre Forest CRC and Midland Auto Club (Shelsley Walsh) have written to CTT to ask for an explanation. The response has yet to be ...
by pedals2slowly
20 Oct 2018, 9:20pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: WANTED - official time trial result V.C.Savernake sept 1988
Replies: 6
Views: 3009

WANTED - official time trial result V.C.Savernake sept 1988

I'm looking for the official results of the 10 mile tandem TT 3 or 4th September 1988 when J Pritchard BEM & V Haines Polytechnic CC / Leo RC set comp record 00:18:17. The reason is our club record was also set, but no claim substantiated because no result sheet was presented. Has anyone got a c...
by pedals2slowly
29 Sep 2018, 8:53pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: ratios (again)
Replies: 9
Views: 3397

Re: ratios (again)

Depends on many factors. Location of on road training relative to school - the further away it's better to have longer sessions to save wasted time travelling to and from. Ability and attitude - Kids in small groups can find it too intense, they also learn from watching others. How organised the sch...
by pedals2slowly
24 Sep 2018, 8:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GCSE Project - Hi-Vis / Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 2087

Re: GCSE Project - Hi-Vis / Safety

It has very little to do with HiViz and "Safety" products : much more to do with the attitudes and behaviour of road users - cyclists and especially those in control of motor vehicles. Beware these sort of cyclists, they probably ride around in black Alpaca jackets and still expect everyo...
by pedals2slowly
22 Sep 2018, 10:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GCSE Project - Hi-Vis / Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 2087

Re: GCSE Project - Hi-Vis / Safety

Hi StinkinMo, As an ex-DT teacher I apologise for some of the content of some of the previous posts, if you understand it, you can use loads of it for your research part of the project. If you want to stick to textiles then research 'conspicuity', what are the best colours, contrast against other pa...
by pedals2slowly
4 Sep 2018, 9:38pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Bikeability and handlebars
Replies: 17
Views: 5243

Re: Bikeability and handlebars

Sadly there are a high proportion of Bikeability Instructors who ONLY know about teaching Bikeability. They are usually well intentioned but often lack the basic 'cyclist' skills and knowledge that make for better instructors. Children ask lots of non-Bikeability cycling questions and I've heard som...
by pedals2slowly
4 Sep 2018, 2:00pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Halfords link
Replies: 3
Views: 3679

Re: Halfords link

I'd heard rumours of poor service from Halfords but never encountered it until recently. A fellow club member had a chain and cassette replaced, Halfords also replaced the gear cable (for no reason whatsoever) and on his first ride the cable slipped out because it had been taken around the wrong sid...
by pedals2slowly
10 Aug 2018, 4:13am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!
Replies: 49
Views: 3458

Re: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!

Is that the Malvern hills? If so it is a very steep ascent if I remember. :shock:

Yes - it's Worcestershire Beacon, made easy with the electric motor!
by pedals2slowly
9 Aug 2018, 6:45pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!
Replies: 49
Views: 3458

Re: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!

yakdiver wrote:My trike, I did myself use this site http://www.electric-bike-conversions.co.uk/
it works very well and keeps me on the road as my right knee starts to hurt on steep hills.



Did the same with ours - it's brilliant