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by MikeF
24 May 2019, 11:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders
Replies: 43
Views: 1924

Re: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders

gaz wrote:Reported the removal of cycle parking at the local Tesco Express some eleven months ago, investigation promised.

When it reaches twelve months I may follow it up.
I expect the investigation will find cycle parking takes up car parking space. :wink:
by MikeF
22 May 2019, 3:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: dozey pedestrians
Replies: 82
Views: 2634

Re: dozey pedestrians

https://i.imgur.com/zDgLP6U.jpg 140 dBs, and a really shrill tone. I’ve found that even the doziest pedestrians take note that I’m around with this. And no doubt you drive in a similar manner. :roll: Ever wondered why some motorists have little regard, eg close passes, for dozy cyclists blocking th...
by MikeF
22 May 2019, 3:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: dozey pedestrians
Replies: 82
Views: 2634

Re: dozey pedestrians

I agree with some of what you say with regards to a bell but 15mph on a single track with two pedestrians ahead is way, way too fast, you should slow to half that given the circumstances, give an audible warning of your intention/coming from behind. If they don't acknowledge prepare for worst case ...
by MikeF
19 May 2019, 11:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: dozey pedestrians
Replies: 82
Views: 2634

Re: dozey pedestrians

A ding of a bell in good time eg 10 seconds warning might have entirely prevented that incident. :wink: I think the pedestrian was right in some respects.
by MikeF
10 May 2019, 10:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Box hill, surrey
Replies: 18
Views: 1094

Re: Box hill, surrey

not a road I would want to ride up. I have on my m/c but cycle :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :shock: :lol: any one who does that is a crazy loon in lyrca. good view from the top on a sunny day a nice place to pass a sunny afternoon I used to ride up and down regularly when I was young. Simply ...
by MikeF
10 May 2019, 10:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BINO: Bypasses In Name Only
Replies: 49
Views: 1751

Re: BINO: Bypasses In Name Only

thirdcrank wrote:Purely subjective, but I fancy that in many of the market towns bypassed on the A1 and other main roads, the local traffic is now heavier than the through traffic was when they were by-passed. That's especially so if you include late evenings.
Certainly true round here!
by MikeF
4 May 2019, 8:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Box hill, surrey
Replies: 18
Views: 1094

Re: Box hill, surrey

The NT are anticipating closing the ZigZag road May 5 and 6 between 1000 and 1700 if the top car parks are full. They use the road as a linear car park and people walk up and down with cars filtering out down hill. Not sure if bikes will be allowed going up but even going down will be a total pain....
by MikeF
29 Apr 2019, 2:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tax breaks for electric bikes?
Replies: 70
Views: 2928

Re: Tax breaks for electric bikes?

I feel I need to clarify my reasons for my two previous posts. E-bikes provide a means of transport for people who may never consider cycling as an alternitive to the car,therebye causing less congestion on the roads,they may also lengthen a life long cyclist's cycling career. If any of the naysaye...
by MikeF
29 Apr 2019, 9:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tax breaks for electric bikes?
Replies: 70
Views: 2928

Re: Tax breaks for electric bikes?

There should be NO tax breaks for motorised bikes full stop. Any tax breaks should solely be for conventional all your own effort bicycles with NO motor. I cannot understand how people can even consider riding these things let along buying one. Are they so ignorant about the environment or that laz...
by MikeF
29 Apr 2019, 9:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike not permitted in hostel : bike knicked overnight outside
Replies: 49
Views: 3127

Re: What an unfortunate event.

... he should have gone to another hostel? His bike should not have been stolen regardless of where he left it. Indeed. In the '50's the thought of a bike lock wouldn't have crossed my mind. I would have just left my bike at a convenient spot and not given theft a thought. Similarly at school there...
by MikeF
28 Apr 2019, 11:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tax breaks for electric bikes?
Replies: 70
Views: 2928

Re: Tax breaks for electric bikes?

There should be NO tax breaks for motorised bikes full stop. Any tax breaks should solely be for conventional all your own effort bicycles with NO motor. I cannot understand how people can even consider riding these things let along buying one. Are they so ignorant about the environment or that laz...
by MikeF
24 Apr 2019, 6:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?
Replies: 40
Views: 1542

Re: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?

reohn2 wrote:The frame angles aren't particularly agressive or steep for such a bike 74.5deg seat 71.5deg head and 73deg parallel in the larger sizes.

ie just the usual faults of many bikes. Steep SA for smaller sizes. :roll: :evil:
by MikeF
11 Apr 2019, 4:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bikes on London-Cambridge Greater Anglia trains?
Replies: 31
Views: 1795

Re: Bikes on London-Cambridge Greater Anglia trains?

The last time I put a bike on an intercity train on the Norwich line, it had a guards' carriage. But even then, they didn't trouble anyone about booking unless they were over the capacity of the guards' carriage. It's a pity trains don't still have guard's (Guards are now supervisors as they don't ...
by MikeF
11 Apr 2019, 4:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bikes on London-Cambridge Greater Anglia trains?
Replies: 31
Views: 1795

Re: Bikes on London-Cambridge Greater Anglia trains?

4 bikes per unit (new trains) isn't great for promoting cycle travel. Something CUK should campaign for? Yes but they won't. See link below for a claim that they're settling for station parking. A recent discussion of this on here is https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=122245 Thanks...
by MikeF
10 Apr 2019, 7:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bikes on London-Cambridge Greater Anglia trains?
Replies: 31
Views: 1795

Re: Bikes on London-Cambridge Greater Anglia trains?

4 bikes per unit (new trains) isn't great for promoting cycle travel. Something CUK should campaign for?
The electrostars on Southern and SouthEastern have places for cycles and with holding straps except the latest units don't have straps (or didn't when I was last on one). Are Anglia ones different?