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by Adam S
22 Sep 2016, 10:31am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Taking the Lane
Replies: 21
Views: 1632

Re: Taking the Lane

The Highway Code is not a great comparison because its unique significance as evidence is written in law: A failure on the part of a person to observe a provision of the Highway Code shall not of itself render that person liable to criminal proceedings of any kind but any such failure may in any pro...
by Adam S
22 Sep 2016, 8:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bought vintage peugeot bike for $50, new tires $100. Should I just start from scratch?
Replies: 24
Views: 2409

Re: Bought vintage peugeot bike for $50, new tires $100. Should I just start from scratch?

If it works properly and when you ride it you are content with the limitations of a bike of that era (less efficient brakes, fewer gears - these only seem like limitations retrospectively, somehow they were not a problem at the time), then the bike might be worthwhile. All but the very cheapest non-...
by Adam S
21 Sep 2016, 8:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Public Space Protection Order to prohibit cycling.
Replies: 53
Views: 15327

Re: Public Space Protection Order to prohibit cycling.

Good point, well made. It would appear to be a technicality over which a FPN might be challenged, with no guarantee of success. The existing TROs already mean there is "no cycling" access to the relevant premises. Arguably the PSPO does not restrict such access. Does the TRO contain an ex...
by Adam S
21 Sep 2016, 8:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle path speed
Replies: 61
Views: 4818

Re: Cycle path speed

There can be no maximum speed. At their best and quietest they can be no different to single-track roads. At their worst or busiest, dismounting may be necessary. Bear in mind that pedestrians walking towards you can see you coming. If they have clearly noticed you, it might be possible to pass reas...
by Adam S
21 Sep 2016, 7:53pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling on footpaths
Replies: 13
Views: 1661

Re: Cycling on footpaths

The present distinction that cyclists and pedestrians share bridleways, purely on the basis of the history of those rights of way, and without regard to the development of usage and surface, is a substitute for thinking. Cyclists share bridleways purely on the basis of legislation. That legislation...
by Adam S
19 Sep 2016, 4:49pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: The helmet section?
Replies: 586
Views: 21219

Re: The helmet section?

CUK/CTC is neutral on the subject of helmet wearing, but against helmet promotion or compulsion because of the negative impact of these measures on cycling levels. Forum members don't have to agree with CUK/CTC's policy or conform to it. They can post on the forum arguing for promotion, compulsion o...
by Adam S
29 Aug 2016, 7:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Maps for Etrex 30
Replies: 17
Views: 1919

Re: Maps for Etrex 30

1:50,000 OS Landrangers are available for Garmins, but they aren't cheap: (£100 for southern England and Wales: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Garmin-GB-Discoverer-Southern-England/dp/B002KDM2U6/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1472494671&sr=1-1&keywords=garmin+discoverer+southern) All...
by Adam S
27 Aug 2016, 9:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LeJog with the 3 peaks
Replies: 6
Views: 4260

Re: LeJog with the 3 peaks

It is more like 100 miles from Blackpool to Wasdale Head by road. Beware of Google maps which bizarrely suggests a direct route over the mountains via Stake and Sty Head passes :roll: It's a nice hike, but it's definitely not a cycle route!
by Adam S
29 Jul 2016, 9:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shared use paths - Bells ringing ignored...
Replies: 200
Views: 10951

Re: Shared use paths - Bells ringing ignored...

Bicycles are not required to have bells, but it's not legal to sell a new one without a bell. So this year I have bought two bikes (in the past two months) as well as a bike last year - all new - and none of them had a bell fitted. Why is that if it is illegal to sell a new one without a bell? They...
by Adam S
28 Jul 2016, 11:43am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: British Cycling marching onto rights of way
Replies: 52
Views: 2911

Re: British Cycling marching onto rights of way

Surrey Planning and Regulatory Committee have (finally) decided that a track that has been ridden by cyclists (and even horses and carts) for years should be upgraded from Footpath to Bridleway despite the unreasoned objections of (newish) landowners. That decision is good news for local cyclists a...
by Adam S
26 Jul 2016, 9:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...how to value a bike?
Replies: 9
Views: 773

Re: ...how to value a bike?

and Bromptons
by Adam S
26 Jul 2016, 10:39am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: British Cycling marching onto rights of way
Replies: 52
Views: 2911

Re: British Cycling marching onto rights of way

That is down to the volume and speed of cyclists on those generally surfaced paths which are often part of cycle routes. Bridleway cycling is a much more suitable comparison than cycling on towpaths or other shared use paths. Do you really walk differently, checking your shoulder whilst walking alon...
by Adam S
23 Jul 2016, 5:43pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: British Cycling marching onto rights of way
Replies: 52
Views: 2911

Re: British Cycling marching onto rights of way

I agree with Labrat that - though a good idea - opening up all footpaths is not going to happen soon, but opening up existing access land is a viable proposition.
by Adam S
23 Jul 2016, 12:58pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: British Cycling marching onto rights of way
Replies: 52
Views: 2911

Re: British Cycling marching onto rights of way

Any process that requires applications, consultation, evidence, a overseeing organisation, a legal order and potential for appeal is inevitably going to be laborious and expensive. Cycle Tracks Orders are a brilliant demonstration of this. Riding mountain bikes doesn't make people noisier or less co...
by Adam S
23 Jul 2016, 12:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: British Cycling marching onto rights of way
Replies: 52
Views: 2911

Re: British Cycling marching onto rights of way

Any process that requires expensive and laborious ad hoc upgrading is never going to be a popular with local authorities and will not produce a significantly larger network for mountain bikers. Look back at the allowing of cycles on bridleways, the walker's right to roam legislation, and Scotland's ...