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by adinigel
8 Jan 2008, 10:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle lanes and undertaking
Replies: 61
Views: 6189

....But back to Willpower's OP, he had Priority over the car crossing the traffic. Yes, but only if the other driver gives that priority. If the other driver isn't going to give that priority then I would rather concede that priority, give way and retain my health, as you say, defensive cycling! Ni...
by adinigel
8 Jan 2008, 9:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle lanes and undertaking
Replies: 61
Views: 6189

reohn2 wrote:I... you have right of way in your own lane.....


No such thing as 'right of way'.

Nigel
by adinigel
8 Jan 2008, 8:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Kids on the road
Replies: 29
Views: 4010

how times change, I get the impression that quite a few modern parents have the same fears about letting their children of 10+ years loose on the highways now. 30 years ago it would be considered well time that a fledging young cyclist took to the roads by 10. Having noticed a few school cycling tr...
by adinigel
7 Jan 2008, 5:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Kids on the road
Replies: 29
Views: 4010

Phone up your local Road Safety Unit. they should be co-ordinating cycling training in the schools. If they're not - ask why not? Where are you based? Nigel School is in Wigan. They offer cycle training in the summer holidays now. From speaking to my mum, they did offer Cycling proficiency when I w...
by adinigel
7 Jan 2008, 8:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Kids on the road
Replies: 29
Views: 4010

Phone up your local Road Safety Unit. they should be co-ordinating cycling training in the schools. If they're not - ask why not?

Where are you based?

Nigel
by adinigel
4 Jan 2008, 7:51am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Four Colleagues knocked off in a week!
Replies: 30
Views: 5813

Re: Four Colleagues knocked off in a week!

.... Have a look at Rule 139 in the Highway Code - you might choose to modify your riding and your rant... :wink: 139 Climbing and crawler lanes. These are provided on some hills. Use this lane if you are driving a slow-moving vehicle or if there are vehicles behind you wishing to overtake. Be awar...
by adinigel
1 Jan 2008, 9:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Abuse and threats over a station lift
Replies: 23
Views: 3657

In an ideal world, you shouldn't have shouted back. Simply press the alarm button in the lift and wait for an official to arrive when you could then have reported the other chap for abuse and intimidation / threatening behaviour. Trouble is, it is so much easier to say than do isn't it? Why is it yo...
by adinigel
1 Jan 2008, 9:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I gave up my car, can you
Replies: 92
Views: 10658

Re: I gave up my car, can you

I'm so convinced about cycling I gave up driving a car 12 years ago. Everyone goes on about being green, prove it, I have. I now cycle 28 miles to work and back every day and 19 miles shopping every weekend. I get sick of the hypocrisy of most so called cyclists about being GREEN but drive their bi...
by adinigel
1 Jan 2008, 9:38pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: How Much Do They Pay
Replies: 42
Views: 13968

...I am hoping to arrange more training at level 3 - it would be interesting to see if the road/traffic experience will shorten the time needed to learn to drive. Theoretically it should... Nigel A National Standard Level 3 Certificate as a prerequisite to a Provisional Driving Licence would be the...
by adinigel
1 Jan 2008, 10:41am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Instructor/pupil ratios
Replies: 12
Views: 7044

You don't need to 'snake 12 pupils' along the road together. The ratio for level 2 is 1:6. Yes there is the h&s argument that there should be 2 people involved, but two groups could quite easily work in close proximity of each other but not be all in the same group, giving you the 2 adults for h...
by adinigel
1 Jan 2008, 10:36am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: National Standards Cycle Training, really?
Replies: 8
Views: 5679

....Meanwhile Millions of government money has been supposedly rolled out to improve cycle training, however it doesn't seem to have rolled quite as far as West Sussex yet. So much for a National Standard. Similar in a way to the health service. A post code lottery system. .... Paul As far as I can...
by adinigel
1 Jan 2008, 10:29am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: How Much Do They Pay
Replies: 42
Views: 13968

There are two sides to the cycle training quagmire. Up until late 2007 I was involved in Cycling Proficiency training for Swindon council. This was given to local Primary schools for year 6 pupils in the main, occasionally year 5's would be trained. This I did on a voluntary basis, the kids paid not...