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by AndyK
23 Jan 2019, 6:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Moreton-In-Marsh Cycle Routes
Replies: 14
Views: 947

Re: Moreton-In-Marsh Cycle Routes

Just to correct a common misconception: green dots on the OS 1:25 000 map do not mean "cycle path". They mean: Other routes with public access ... The exact nature of the rights on these routes and the existence of any restrictions may be checked with the local highway authority. https://w...
by AndyK
23 Jan 2019, 6:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: "Leisurely" Cycling Holidays
Replies: 12
Views: 1126

Re: "Leisurely" Cycling Holidays

Sorry, I somehow overlooked the "May" requirement. We normally do one in May - maybe next year? ;-) Maybe the OP could say why he wants an organised tour. Many people do (fortunately for my business). While some of us enjoy the process of planning routes, arranging accommodation etc., othe...
by AndyK
23 Jan 2019, 6:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Montgomery Canal
Replies: 8
Views: 1041

Re: Montgomery Canal

Quite narrow and muddy along that stretch, from what I remember (mostly from seeing it as I go over bridges). The nearby lanes are nice though, and pretty quiet if you go Lower Frankton - Rednal - Grimpo - West Felton - (bridge over the A5) - Woolston - Maesbury Marsh. You will of course be stopping...
by AndyK
23 Jan 2019, 4:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: "Leisurely" Cycling Holidays
Replies: 12
Views: 1126

Re: "Leisurely" Cycling Holidays

Me! Me! As it's directly relevant to the question I hope it's OK for me to mention my little business. Rides of about 25-65 miles a day (various detours and shortcuts provided so you can do as much or as little as you want). Nice sociable groups, non-macho, no pressure to keep up with a leader. This...
by AndyK
22 Jan 2019, 4:26pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: AGM Motion for 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 5163

Re: AGM Motion for 2019

Just catching up on this. I have to agree with Gaz: this appears to be telling Cycling UK to do things it's already doing.
by AndyK
19 Jan 2019, 3:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Navigation Apps - Voice Turn By Turn Directions GPX Files
Replies: 6
Views: 589

Re: Navigation Apps - Voice Turn By Turn Directions GPX Files

I find the RideWithGPS Basic subscription very good value, though admittedly I do a LOT of route planning. The Android app's voice navigation worked very well for me, to the extent that I could often negotiate junctions without even needing to glance at the display. You get a little musical fanfare ...
by AndyK
15 Jan 2019, 12:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Decent front battery light - Recommendations?
Replies: 25
Views: 846

Re: Decent front battery light - Recommendations?

It depends on whether you mean AAs that you can buy in a shop when you forget to charge, or that dead batteries doesn't mean new light. In the latter case, you could look at the Fenix BC30 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fenix-BC30-Light-Lumens-Metres/dp/B00LMX99TM This uses 2x18650 (not included), which ...
by AndyK
6 Jan 2019, 6:47pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Posting an Audax event on the MAIN CUK website ( & here )
Replies: 5
Views: 3726

Re: Posting an Audax event on the MAIN CUK website ( & here )

What the others have said - but contact groups@cyclinguk.org . The groups co-ordinator will be able to tell you if someone in your club already has administrator access to your page on the Cycling UK website, and if not, give you that access.
by AndyK
19 Dec 2018, 6:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Train reservations
Replies: 83
Views: 7112

Re: Train reservations

The last two times I booked bikes on trains I used Twitter messaging to contact the operating company directly. In GWR's case it was a free-form online chat and took just a few minutes to get a bike space reserved, before I'd bought the ticket. Cross Country Trains actually recommends Twitter as a g...
by AndyK
7 Dec 2018, 3:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...why it's so difficult to find the Cycling UK shop?
Replies: 42
Views: 1666

Re: ...why it's so difficult to find the Cycling UK shop?

Icon, logo, meh. The name and slogan written out isn't what's usually thought of as a logo, is it? Well... the word logo (short for logotype) originally referred specifically to a number of letters cast together in a single piece (from the Greek logos , "word") while an icon is a stylised...
by AndyK
6 Dec 2018, 9:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...why it's so difficult to find the Cycling UK shop?
Replies: 42
Views: 1666

Re: ...why it's so difficult to find the Cycling UK shop?

So ten out of 30? A third guessing the purpose seems quite good to me for such an unpromoted brand! I'm guessing the other 20 said "Isn't that the Rotary Club or something?" Would you like to bet on a third of people guessing that the white-C-on-orange that CUK now uses as a logo (below, ...
by AndyK
5 Dec 2018, 1:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fuji touring bikes and Oxford touring bikes
Replies: 15
Views: 1083

Re: Fuji touring bikes and Oxford touting bikes

The Fuji touring bikes are sensible and well-specced for the money; I think the geometry leans towards the 'sports' end of sports-touring by comparison with the Dawes galaxies of this world. IIRC the 'oxford' bikes have frames at least (maybe the whole bike?) made in Taiwan; maybe someone can confi...
by AndyK
4 Dec 2018, 10:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...why it's so difficult to find the Cycling UK shop?
Replies: 42
Views: 1666

Re: ...why it's so difficult to find the Cycling UK shop?

I get "The page you requested does not exist. For your convenience, a search was performed using the query node 6." How did you get that? search for "shop" on the front page and you'll get to this page https://www.cyclinguk.org/search/site/shop click on the search result 2. Can ...
by AndyK
30 Nov 2018, 2:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Badgering for a badge
Replies: 73
Views: 13168

Re: Badgering for a badge

Paulatic wrote:Do you think they’ve found some old stock lurking in a cupboard?

It's part of the newly-expanded "Heritage Range" so I think they're probably new. https://shop.cyclinguk.org/cycling-uk-k ... tage-range
by AndyK
30 Nov 2018, 12:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Who designed this Lon Las Cymru t-shirt?
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Who designed this Lon Las Cymru t-shirt?

LonLasCymru.jpg I gather it's one that Sustrans used to sell, but they no longer stock it and were unable to tell me who the artist was. I'd like to contact him/her about commissioning something in a similar style. Any leads gratefully received. (And yes, I have already googled it to death.) Thanks.