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by AndyK
7 Nov 2018, 4:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Whatever happened to Bikesters?
Replies: 22
Views: 1961

Re: Whatever happened to Bikesters?

Glad to hear it. I really should start charging them commission. :-)
by AndyK
7 Nov 2018, 9:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Online multi location mapping - old dog requires new tricks advice, please
Replies: 33
Views: 1007

Re: Online multi location mapping - old dog requires new tricks advice, please

Just got to think about how to edit the waypoints with a bit more info than just the simple number ID given on http://www.bench-marks.org.uk For what it's worth, Ordnance Survey provides a free data file containing the locations of over 500,000 "lower order" benchmarks with detailed info ...
by AndyK
7 Nov 2018, 9:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Online multi location mapping - old dog requires new tricks advice, please
Replies: 33
Views: 1007

Re: Online multi location mapping - old dog requires new tricks advice, please

One of the three formats offered is GPX, which would normally be the best option - but unfortunately it exports the points as a GPX route file with each benchmark labelled as a waypoint along that route. The trouble with that is that if you import this into some mapping apps, they will assume you w...
by AndyK
6 Nov 2018, 5:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Online multi location mapping - old dog requires new tricks advice, please
Replies: 33
Views: 1007

Re: Online multi location mapping - old dog requires new tricks advice, please

I may be missing something here but... If you go to that website you mention and hit "Search" on the top menu bar, it takes you to a search page where you can specify benchmarks within a specified distance of a given postcode (i.e. just what you wanted). Try it. When you get the results, h...
by AndyK
5 Nov 2018, 6:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Halfords to sell Bromptons
Replies: 50
Views: 2834

Re: Halfords to sell Bromptons

There's a lot of conjecture there, however dislikeable you find Mr Ashley, it'd be wrong to dismiss his business acumen based on some of his present enterprises. Yes you could say Sports Direct only does well by selling the cheapest kit at the lowest price and doesn't care much how it does so, but ...
by AndyK
5 Nov 2018, 3:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Halfords to sell Bromptons
Replies: 50
Views: 2834

Re: Halfords to sell Bromptons

It now looks rather as if Brompton saw the Evans collapse coming and took evasive action. A quick look at Brompton's UK dealer list shows that about a quarter of its UK outlets are branches of Evans. Given Evans's concentration of branches in London, which must be the prime market for Brompton withi...
by AndyK
26 Oct 2018, 2:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Whatever happened to Bikesters?
Replies: 22
Views: 1961

Re: Whatever happened to Bikesters?

I just had a marketing email from Polaris which reminded me of this thread. They do something they call " Bikeze road tights " which are very similar to Bikesters but a tiny bit thicker and brushed on the inside, so they're slightly warmer. I've had a pair for a while and they seem fine, b...
by AndyK
24 Oct 2018, 12:40am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: CTC Affiliated continental ride - insurance questions
Replies: 17
Views: 608

Re: CTC Affiliated continental ride - insurance questions

I am a commercial tour organiser. The insurer I deal with specialises in commercial travel operators so they probably wouldn't be interested in a one-off tour by a club. However there are insurers who do cover this type of thing, providing both organiser's liability insurance and travel insurance fo...
by AndyK
21 Oct 2018, 12:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Walking past No Entry Signs
Replies: 41
Views: 2661

Re: Walking past No Entry Signs

The council submitted a 'map modification order', which is not a change of status so much as a correction. Sorry, missed that. It's a good point, and one that many people misunderstand. A map modification order isn't saying "we want to create a bridleway", it's saying "we acknowledge...
by AndyK
20 Oct 2018, 8:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Walking past No Entry Signs
Replies: 41
Views: 2661

Re: Walking past No Entry Signs

The design document linked is from 1993. It is possible that different standards existed at the time of construction, I don't know where to look for them. It so happens I have a copy of the previous standards, as I had to look into this for a public inquiry concerning Junction 9 of the M3. After mu...
by AndyK
15 Oct 2018, 11:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!
Replies: 297
Views: 52220

Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Shwmae!
fausto copy wrote:fausto, or should that really be ffausto.

ffawsto, maybe?
by AndyK
12 Oct 2018, 12:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!
Replies: 297
Views: 52220

Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

as one cycles past trying to say "Bora Da" without sounding English You are always going to sound English but you could be a bit less obvious if you used the more colloquial "Siwmae*" instead of "Bore Da". *Pronounced in various ways something like "shmai". I...
by AndyK
11 Oct 2018, 1:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!
Replies: 297
Views: 52220

Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Perhaps if I mention Hinterland, the English (or even the Scots) will get an idea.....? So far I have avoided the murderous types the tele programme suggests inhabit the place. Rather I have found only very chatty folk who nevertheless refuse to speak Welsh to me, on the grounds that they can't. On...
by AndyK
11 Oct 2018, 10:27am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Trustee elections 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 6617

Re: Trustee elections 2018

Absolutely - I wouldn't disagree with any of that, but the fact remains that the trustees of a charity have different legal obligations and the organisation has to have different priorities. I'm oversimplifying, but as a club and private company, the old CTC could choose to put members first, public...
by AndyK
10 Oct 2018, 2:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike mirror
Replies: 16
Views: 978

Re: Bike mirror

Have you considered a helmet mirror, particularly useful if you ride more than one bike. If you think that headgear is necessary, it seems foolish to position a mirror near your face in a crash. We are not allowed to think here in the nanny state of Victoria Australia, the gummint says we have to w...