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by LondonBikeCommuter
31 Aug 2014, 3:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Four 4x4's/SUV'S on a forty mile ride
Replies: 84
Views: 5002

Re: Four 4x4's on a forty mile ride

You seem to have completely missed the smileys in james01's post and the bit about being facetious. :cry: I don't wish to be contentious but the smiley is somewhat passive aggressive (to use an ugly Americanism) and james01 admitted that he was only "being slightly facetious" [My highligh...
by LondonBikeCommuter
31 Aug 2014, 1:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Four 4x4's/SUV'S on a forty mile ride
Replies: 84
Views: 5002

Re: Four 4x4's on a forty mile ride

I live in a very hilly place, my 4x4 is covered in mud from being on the farm every day AND when it snows I wouldn't get off my property without it. :D You could try walking :D . I'm being slightly facetious but the description of a farm or village being cut off is now used in the press simply when...
by LondonBikeCommuter
28 Aug 2014, 4:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Safety - not mine
Replies: 14
Views: 1171

Re: Safety - not mine

John Holiday wrote:Are you using a 'pinger'?
What you really need is a sturdy Dutch type 'ding/dong'


I've got a 'pinger' bell and have no problem being heard. Bit of a novelty purchase but looks top notch and does the business.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/13 ... in-the-usa
by LondonBikeCommuter
27 Aug 2014, 12:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Solo night ride
Replies: 52
Views: 5037

Re: Solo night ride

Take a spare small front lamp that operates off AA Batteries. Take some hefty rubber bands and a lump of sponge. Thanks for the advice I wasn't intending to take anything other than the Exposure lights but I have some other button cell ones I will now take. Have used AA battery lights in the past b...
by LondonBikeCommuter
27 Aug 2014, 12:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Solo night ride
Replies: 52
Views: 5037

Re: Solo night ride

What route are you currently proposing to go on? Anyway I can plot out various routes for you on Google, if you like. I want to leave at around midnight from the Highgate area of north London and arrive in Brighton at a time when I can get a hot cup of tea and breakfast. The obvious route would be ...
by LondonBikeCommuter
27 Aug 2014, 9:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Solo night ride
Replies: 52
Views: 5037

Solo night ride

There have been lots of 'official' group night rides from London to Brighton. Unfortunately none have been at a time when I've been able to join one. I note there's 1 going out on 5th Sept which is now closed but also I'd need to be back in London early Saturday morning due to family commitments mak...
by LondonBikeCommuter
23 Aug 2014, 6:07pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Evans
Replies: 35
Views: 18459

Re: Evans

whoof wrote:If Evans require skilled and dedicate staff they should try and pay a decent wage.


If customers want decent knowledgeable staff then customers need to pay a price for products where shops are able to pay enough to get and retain those staff.

You can't have it both ways! ;)
by LondonBikeCommuter
23 Aug 2014, 5:51pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: YES!......... oh NO!
Replies: 20
Views: 7893

YES!......... oh NO!

Will the LEJOG change if Scotland votes Yes on Sept 18th?
by LondonBikeCommuter
21 Aug 2014, 7:50pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: The Camping and Caravanning Club
Replies: 40
Views: 4220

Re: The Camping and Caravanning Club

I've not really had any problems finding places to charge stuff as I can always find a coffee shop/library to plug-in its more that the C&CC are billing themselves as cyclo-tourer/backpacker friendly when they're nothing of the sort or at least don't lift a finger to justify the self-styled labe...
by LondonBikeCommuter
21 Aug 2014, 4:46pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: The Camping and Caravanning Club
Replies: 40
Views: 4220

Re: The Camping and Caravanning Club

Have to say I do feel sorry for the independents as I too only go to club sites and again for the reasons you state. I have turned up at Indy sites only to find silly additional charges for things. Just remembered another reason why I'm not renewing my membership and related to the C&CC doing so...
by LondonBikeCommuter
12 Aug 2014, 6:05pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: The Camping and Caravanning Club
Replies: 40
Views: 4220

Re: The Camping and Caravanning Club

There are some very good points here, especially about the lack of facilities for backpackers when that is from where their heritage originated. I have stayed at many good sites in Scotland where a majority of clientele are outdoor pursuits based and they appreciate and enjoy campers' kitchens and ...
by LondonBikeCommuter
12 Aug 2014, 5:59pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: The Camping and Caravanning Club
Replies: 40
Views: 4220

Re: The Camping and Caravanning Club

A shame in a way that there isn't a cyclist's-only membership, I'd quite like to contribute. the saving doesn't stack up against the membership cost, so I just pay the extra £1.50 to £2 a night. Agreed, I knew I wouldn't be using my membership for at least 4/5 months so stopped it with the intentio...
by LondonBikeCommuter
10 Aug 2014, 6:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help with choosing bike type and/or commute through London
Replies: 98
Views: 14032

Re: Help with choosing bike type and/or commute through Lond

It would be from Waltham Cross, so 13 - 15 miles depending on the route. Now I have found possible routes that largely ignore the main roads but it does go through the tow path next to River Lea for roughly 9 and then quieter roads for the remainder. two alternatives: using the A1010 and A10 or nav...
by LondonBikeCommuter
10 Aug 2014, 1:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Horse Riders
Replies: 50
Views: 3746

Re: Horse Riders

I would expect all horse riders to have 3rd party liability insurance (either through their house policy or through membership of some horse organisation (as with e.g. CTC) or through an explicit policy (covering their horse and liability). And if not, they they would be personally liable or injury...
by LondonBikeCommuter
6 Aug 2014, 4:25pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: The Camping and Caravanning Club
Replies: 40
Views: 4220

Re: The Camping and Caravanning Club

I'd love to hear more from your perspective on what you mean treated like a 4th class citizen. Its not really about friendliness or or otherwise it's more about the complete lack of facilities for cyclo-tourists/backpackers. Firstly, you can't book the cycle rate via the website only via the phone ...