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by Elizabeth_S
2 Jul 2015, 12:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sabotage and hatred: what have people got against cyclists
Replies: 11
Views: 2249

Re: Sabotage and hatred: what have people got against cyclis

While this may seem off topic, this article is relevant: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/may/22/why-awareness-raising-campaigns-backfire What it implies is that if a news article says that many people drive too close to cyclists, this will make the matter worse as car drivers will see t...
by Elizabeth_S
28 Jun 2015, 5:15pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Giant Hogweed in Somerset
Replies: 33
Views: 2070

Re: Giant Hogweed in Somerset

I suppose it's a plant we can live without in the UK, but I think that would be rather a pity - it's really eyecatching and only dangerous if you actually touch it (and even then, only if sunlight falls on the skin which has been in contact). For most people it will merely result in an unpleasant r...
by Elizabeth_S
26 Jun 2015, 12:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Skye to Oban Route
Replies: 15
Views: 2977

Re: Skye to Oban Route

You mean the Glenelg ferry, it's running, does a good business in sea eagle spotting I believe.
http://skyeferry.co.uk/
by Elizabeth_S
21 Jun 2015, 1:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is it Legal?
Replies: 36
Views: 2345

Re: Is it Legal?

We don't have an app we have a gps unit fitted to the car to monitor driving, there are 4 of us on the policy sharing the car and we allocate mileage to each driver but they don't know which of us is driving at any one time. If we drive well (speed, speed pulling up to and away from junctions, time ...
by Elizabeth_S
17 Jun 2015, 12:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Germany tour
Replies: 4
Views: 602

Re: Germany tour

I'm very fond of the Schwabische Alb south of Stuttgart. It is an overlooked area, I've mainly walked there but there are lots of cycle routes and it is very popular with local cyclists. (It isn't a range of hills, alb is an upland meadow and there is an escarpment.) My colleague tells me that it ha...
by Elizabeth_S
17 Jun 2015, 12:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Glasgow commuter cyclists - report the fault
Replies: 7
Views: 732

Re: Glasgow commuter cyclists - report the fault

Stirling isn't great.
by Elizabeth_S
15 Jun 2015, 3:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotland in 2 weeks
Replies: 48
Views: 7756

Re: Scotland in 2 weeks

Just note that the Winchburgh tunnel is closed on the railway line outside Edinburgh so all trains are either running from Linlithgow on to the Fife line and then into Edinburgh or there is a replacement bus service (they are electrifying the line and hence they have to lower the level of the tunnel...
by Elizabeth_S
15 Jun 2015, 1:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bicycle tickets on regional and local German trains
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: Bicycle tickets on regional and local German trains

Basically it seems to depend on where your service is, some services are free, others you pay 5 euros, and there are local restrictions. https://www.bahn.de/p/view/service/fahrrad/mitnahme/08rad_nahverkehr.shtml https://www.bahn.de/p/view/service/fahrrad/mitnahme/preise_fahrradmitnahme.shtml For exa...
by Elizabeth_S
12 Jun 2015, 9:55am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Space !
Replies: 11
Views: 3536

Re: Space !

There is an on-going campaign in Scotland http://www.cyclingscotland.org/our-proj ... ycle-space
by Elizabeth_S
3 Jun 2015, 3:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Petition to build new non motorised user path A9 Scotland
Replies: 19
Views: 3105

Re: Petition to build new non motorised user path A9 Scotlan

Signed, I agree with the last comment, I live on the Dunblane to Perth section and too often you have to cross the dualed A9 just on footways with traffic coming at you at 70 mph. Having said that, even the motorists want proper flyovers on the Dunblane to Perth section, Blackford, Auchterarder, etc...
by Elizabeth_S
21 May 2015, 4:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Edinburgh airport
Replies: 7
Views: 933

Re: Edinburgh airport

Now I do know the answer to this, there is a bike trial with the trams in May, so I guess the answer is generally no. https://edinburghtrams.com/news/bikes-on-board. Otherwise, you could cycle as far as Edinburgh Park train station (using the pavements, I have seen people cycling along the A8 paveme...
by Elizabeth_S
16 May 2015, 11:41am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotland: The 'deadly' A9
Replies: 14
Views: 3795

Re: Scotland: The 'deadly' A9

Have a look at the statistics here: http://a9road.info/safety-statistics/statistics/ which as I thought, Dunblane to Perth is in need of new accesses at junctions that are safer for everyone, not just cars but also pedestrians and cyclists, north of Perth it is the single lane sections and lorries, ...
by Elizabeth_S
3 May 2015, 2:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling to school for years, but children no longer happy
Replies: 89
Views: 4979

Re: Cycling to school for years, but children no longer happ

As walking is a practical option, with lots to be said in its favour, I would choose that if the kids are getting stressed by the cycling. The kids are the priority, not the cycling. I would keep the cycling for journeys that are less prone to conflict, at least for a while. And walking is an excel...
by Elizabeth_S
1 May 2015, 3:14pm
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: Stolen Bikes in the Stirling area
Replies: 0
Views: 1372

Stolen Bikes in the Stirling area

The police have a gallery of bikes stolen locally that have been recovered
https://www.facebook.com/ForthValleyPoliceDivision
The full story is here:
http://www.stirlingnews.co.uk/news/cour ... get-bikes/