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by Vitara
13 Jan 2021, 8:39am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: The end of Gift Aid
Replies: 30
Views: 961

Re: The end of Gift Aid

The end of Gift Aid for CUK is a good thing in my book. I don't agree with it and have never accepted the invitation to use Gift Aid from CUK or any other organisation. My reason is that I think the system is fundamentally flawed and abused, with contributors led to believe it is "free" mo...
by Vitara
31 Dec 2020, 4:26pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: (Half) Bloodshot eye
Replies: 11
Views: 403

Re: (Half) Bloodshot eye

I think the answer would be no. Part of problem they have is a target time for dealing with all e-consults within 48 hours & that’s overloading the system. A good number of the consults are non-urgent, perhaps even trivial, and so completing them within 48 hours is unnecessary. My suggestion was...
by Vitara
31 Dec 2020, 11:37am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: (Half) Bloodshot eye
Replies: 11
Views: 403

Re: (Half) Bloodshot eye

Pendodave – Good that you have the diagnosis confirmed. If your resting BP is okay I’m sure it’s fine. The reason I suggested it is that I worked in Ophthalmology for over a decade, & when patients presented with a sub conj heamatoma it was routine to check their BP just to ensure they were not ...
by Vitara
29 Dec 2020, 10:18pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: (Half) Bloodshot eye
Replies: 11
Views: 403

Re: (Half) Bloodshot eye

As JDSK says that's a Sub Conjunctival Haematoma. Looks worse than it is, usually takes a week or two to clear up, but will not effect your vision. Most common cause is trauma. Often people wake up with one having rubbed or knocked their eye while sleeping. As you've had 3 occur since taking up cycl...
by Vitara
17 Dec 2020, 10:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do Not Resuscitate
Replies: 28
Views: 716

Re: Do Not Resuscitate

Resuscitation and Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) is something that potentially could affects all of us & is worth being properly informed about. I would suggest regarding anything printed in the Daily Mail as factual and informative is naïve in the extreme. There are plenty of easily understood resour...
by Vitara
14 Sep 2020, 8:26pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Covid-19 : Rule of Six reinstated - September 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: Covid-19 : Rule of Six reinstated - September 2020

If you maintain a safe distance from the Ramblers and Footballers it will reduce the risk of your group of six coming into contact with Covid 19, thereby ensuring your grass roots cyclists can continue riding, rather than becoming ill, or needing to self isolate. We (as in my local club) are finding...
by Vitara
14 Sep 2020, 8:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best Garmin type computer for bicycle tourist?
Replies: 40
Views: 2191

Re: Best Garmin type computer for bicycle tourist?

Indeed, Eneloop were I think the first of the so called low discharge rechargeable batteries. In my limited experience the Ansmann slow discharge batteries seem to outperform the Sanyo/Panasonic originals. Yes I have heard good things about them You don't see them around much though. Surely if they...
by Vitara
4 Sep 2020, 6:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What is a gravel bike ?
Replies: 98
Views: 3254

Re: What is a gravel bike ?

What some people find laughable is the marketing BS that accompanies all this; of course you should choose a bike on its merits but when you see so many folk trudging sheeplike into bike shops and bleating 'I want a gravel bike' without necessarily knowing why, or whether other types of bike might ...
by Vitara
4 Sep 2020, 2:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What is a gravel bike ?
Replies: 98
Views: 3254

Re: What is a gravel bike ?

Gravel Bike - What an awful idea? I'm glad I don't take much credence of the advice and the opinions handed out on this forum. I chose a Gravel Bike to replace my worn out Audax bike two and half years ago. It was chosen because the specification exactly matched what I was looking for in a bike. The...
by Vitara
4 Sep 2020, 2:03pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cycling UK's LEJOG 'Main Route'
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Cycling UK's LEJOG 'Main Route'

Take a look at the Cicerone Route (book by Nick Mitchell)

This is pretty much the route used by Peak Tours LeJog, is suitable for Road Bikes while avoiding busy main roads wherever possible.
by Vitara
13 Aug 2020, 9:13pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: The age concession: a crisis of conscience
Replies: 80
Views: 3353

Re: The age concession: a crisis of conscience

The long term members were paying the full membership fees until they reached 65 yrs of age. Perhaps the ctc thought they would thank their long term supporters with a concessionary rate, once they reached pension age. Hard to believe today I know, but maybe as the Cyclist Touring Club they had an ...
by Vitara
13 Aug 2020, 8:29pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: The age concession: a crisis of conscience
Replies: 80
Views: 3353

Re: The age concession: a crisis of conscience

Both. Most long standing members seem to be over a certain age, well at least the ones I know are! I was referring to long standing members who have paid in over many years, as previous ctc members and will now be expected to start paying £48 per annum. . Logically yes Long Standing Members will be...
by Vitara
30 Jun 2020, 3:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo to usb advice
Replies: 15
Views: 647

Re: Dynamo to usb advice

Although you don't currently require lighting it might be worth considering the B&M Lumotech IQ2 Luxos U That way you'll have a decent light and the benefit of a USB take off point. The early models suffered problems with water ingress, but that seems to have been resolved. I've been using mine ...
by Vitara
25 Jun 2020, 7:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GPS/Sat nav for deliveries
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: GPS/Sat nav for deliveries

I think you might be better with a local A-Z map book, especially if you intend to continue with the volunteering role. Using a sat nav you're likely to always be dependent on it. With a map book you will quickly learn key locations and the best routes to use. Within a few weeks even new locations w...
by Vitara
19 Jun 2020, 2:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on GPS Trackers
Replies: 13
Views: 549

Re: Advice on GPS Trackers

I use a Vodafone V Multi Tracker, in my case so my minder knows where I am, especially on Night Riders. After initial purchase it costs £2/month. Charge lasts about 4 days. I've had it a year, take it with me on all my rides & have been happy with it. It's currently on special offer at £22.50 h...