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by Velocio
6 May 2012, 6:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: CYCLISTS SHOULD BE BANNED FROM...CYCLING!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 6332

CYCLISTS SHOULD BE BANNED FROM...CYCLING!!!

Did anyone else read Graeme Jefferson's comments in the Letters page of last Tuesday's Portsmouth News (May 1 2012, pages 6 & 7, in a letter entitled 'Cyclists peril') following the injury to a cyclist by a bus on the new BRT route in Gosport? He wrote... 'While I have every sympathy for the inj...
by Velocio
28 Sep 2011, 12:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Chippenham to Lacock
Replies: 5
Views: 2412

Re: Cycle Chippenham to Lacock

...thank you MadMalx ...we decided to follow Jezer's onroad route ...from Chippenham Station ...south-west on the busy A4 Bath Road to the Pheasant Inn pub ...left into the quieter Saltersford Lane ...then right into the even quieter Easton Lane ...over A350 ...turning left at crossroads ...over 2 r...
by Velocio
24 Sep 2011, 1:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Chippenham to Lacock
Replies: 5
Views: 2412

Re: Cycle Chippenham to Lacock

You can use the canal towpath from Pewsham (on the edge of Chippenham), direct to Lacock. All traffic free apart from the first mile or so from the station Jezer ...can you ...or anyone else ...confirm that the canal towpath from Pewsham direct to Lacock is fully open ...as we'd prefer this route t...
by Velocio
23 Sep 2011, 1:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Chippenham to Lacock
Replies: 5
Views: 2412

Re: Cycle Chippenham to Lacock

You can use the canal towpath from Pewsham (on the edge of Chippenham), direct to Lacock. All traffic free apart from the first mile or so from the station. If you want roads only, then take A4 towards Corsham as far as the Pheasant public house roundabout, turn left there for a couple of hundred m...
by Velocio
23 Sep 2011, 10:24am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Chippenham to Lacock
Replies: 5
Views: 2412

Cycle Chippenham to Lacock

My wife and I are intending to cycle from Chippenham Station to Lacock village and back next Tuesday

Please can anyone advise of the most safe flat and quiet road route

We are both in our 60s and will be using our touring cycles

I have checked online and am confused by the routes available

:)
by Velocio
28 Jun 2011, 3:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cyclestreets.net sat nav app now available on android
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: cyclestreets.net sat nav app now available on android

...I don't have a sat-nav/GPS or apps phone ...but CycleStreets works equally well on planning a cycle journey on your PC...

http://www.cyclestreets.net/

...just checked out a few of my favourite routes mainly using off-road cycleways ...and CycleStreets used the same routes

:)
by Velocio
30 May 2011, 1:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tea Shoppes.....
Replies: 53
Views: 2065

Re: Tea Shoppes.....

…I read in the Portsmouth News that not only is admission to Southsea Castle now FREE …they have opened a 60-seater café …ideal for passing cycling clubs …here’s more...

http://www.southseacastle.co.uk

:)
by Velocio
16 May 2011, 3:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: NEW SOUTHSEA TEA STOP
Replies: 1
Views: 242

NEW SOUTHSEA TEA STOP

…I read in the Portsmouth News that not only is admission to Southsea Castle now FREE …they have opened a 60-seater café …ideal for passing cycling clubs …here’s more...

http://www.southseacastle.co.uk/

:)
by Velocio
10 May 2011, 12:01am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Weylandt death
Replies: 16
Views: 1842

Re: Weylandt death

...today is a very sad day for cycling

http://www.leopardtrek.lu/

WOUTER WEYLANDT RIP

God Bless
by Velocio
23 Feb 2011, 4:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How fast do you go down hills?
Replies: 256
Views: 14349

Re: How fast do you go down hills?

...on the 2000 London to Brighton Bike Ride I found myself in a group of about 40 cyclists descending into Brighton from the top of Ditchling Beacon ...we were going really fast ...IMHO ...when we eventually stopped at a traffic light on the outskirts of the city I asked if anyone knew how fast we w...
by Velocio
12 Feb 2011, 11:53am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why everyone should cycle
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: Why everyone should cycle

...Bing Crosby's one-legged cycling technique takes some beating

:)
by Velocio
11 Feb 2011, 4:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why everyone should cycle
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Why everyone should cycle

by Velocio
27 Jan 2011, 9:26am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Carfree Times
Replies: 0
Views: 328

Carfree Times

...a friend sent me this earlier today

http://www.carfreetimes.com

:)
by Velocio
1 Dec 2010, 4:14pm
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: My Opinion
Replies: 39
Views: 149015

Re: My Opinion

...I received this by email earlier in the year ...and have voted 'NO' to charitable status in the recent postal ballot... "The message below and attached is to all CTC members in the South East of England, sent by CTC National Office on behalf of John Meudell, one of the Council members repres...
by Velocio
29 Oct 2010, 4:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Distance equivalent to running marathon?
Replies: 34
Views: 1841

Re: Distance equivalent to running marathon?

...I ran over 200 running events ...from short fun runs to full marathons ...back in the 80s / 90s in my 20s /30s ...and remember the pain and exhaustion of running ...together with the time it took to recover ...I've since cycled over 100 miles in a day in my 40s / 50s ...with little adverse effect...