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by adinigel
28 Jun 2009, 2:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bournemouth Speeding Checks Arghhhhhh!
Replies: 90
Views: 5576

Re: Bournemouth Speeding Checks Arghhhhhh!

If drivers are so good at reading the road then why do the majority have to slam on their brakes before every single bend on a country road or carry on at 35mph until they're almost at the red light and then brake? Anyone who's a halfway decent driver should be able to anticipate these things. Of c...
by adinigel
28 Jun 2009, 2:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bournemouth Speeding Checks Arghhhhhh!
Replies: 90
Views: 5576

Re: Bournemouth Speeding Checks Arghhhhhh!

....But we don't teach people to properly read the roads, we don't teach that the maximum speed limit is a maximum and thus many people also think it's a minimum..... Speak for yourself. You may not teach people how to read the road properly but I certainly do and so do a great more trainers I know...
by adinigel
28 Jun 2009, 2:33pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: How easy is it to find work if I take instructor training??
Replies: 2
Views: 1422

Re: How easy is it to find work if I take instructor training??

One of teh problems is finding people that want to pay for training. You may well be able to get some work out of LifeCycle in Bristol but, because you are working through someone else, it may not be very well paid. I think it is them that only like to use local trainers, though I could be wrong on ...
by adinigel
28 Jun 2009, 12:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bournemouth Speeding Checks Arghhhhhh!
Replies: 90
Views: 5576

Re: Bournemouth Speeding Checks Arghhhhhh!

....But we don't teach people to properly read the roads, we don't teach that the maximum speed limit is a maximum and thus many people also think it's a minimum..... Speak for yourself. You may not teach people how to read the road properly but I certainly do and so do a great more trainers I know...
by adinigel
28 Jun 2009, 10:33am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Expected to go back up a hill to let car by!
Replies: 28
Views: 2254

Re: Expected to go back up a hill to let car by!

Rule 155 most certainly does NOT give the car the right of way. It suggests that the vehicle travelling uphill should be allowed to continue if possible. But that couldn't apply in this case. If you read what is written on Page 34 you will see ‘The rules in The Highway Code do not give you right of ...
by adinigel
28 Jun 2009, 10:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: ASLs and left turn lights
Replies: 23
Views: 1483

Re: ASLs and left turn lights

rbrian wrote:Anyway, what should I do in such a situation? Stop at the car line? Jump the light? Walk across the junction? Buy a car?


Simply stay far enough back so you can still see the relevant lights.

Then send in an email to the Road Safety Unit at the council alerting them to teh problem.

Nigel
by adinigel
28 Jun 2009, 10:11am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Age for road riding/training
Replies: 3
Views: 1959

Re: Age for road riding/training

It has been bandied about for years about children only really being able to judge speeds of oncoming vehicles once they reach the age of 9 or 10. The trouble is, there is also evidence that their attitude to road safety has been set by the age of 11. This doesn't leave much of a window for us to ge...
by adinigel
25 Jun 2009, 5:35am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Cornwall County Council Cyclewise Training
Replies: 15
Views: 3391

Re: Cornwall County Council Cyclewise Training

keepontriking wrote:
adinigel wrote:ooooh! How cynical! :twisted:

I like it! :D :D :D

Nigel


Not cynical at all.
It was stated to me by a senior road safety officer :evil:

"When I see a bike strapped to the back of a car I smile - that is one less potential casualty".


Scary! :shock:

Nigel
by adinigel
23 Jun 2009, 9:35pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Cornwall County Council Cyclewise Training
Replies: 15
Views: 3391

Re: Cornwall County Council Cyclewise Training

ooooh! How cynical! :twisted:

I like it! :D :D :D

Nigel
by adinigel
20 Jun 2009, 6:04am
Forum: On the road
Topic: London cycling
Replies: 13
Views: 1398

Re: London cycling

A few years back in a previous job I occasionally needed to travel to Canary Wharf. I found the cycle from Paddington to CW very safe and enjoyable. It took about the same time as it did to go by tube - without the crush! :D

Nigel
by adinigel
20 Jun 2009, 5:50am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Cornwall County Council Cyclewise Training
Replies: 15
Views: 3391

Re: Cornwall County Council Cyclewise Training

Considering the funding that is available I find it hard to understand why a council would not want to subscribe to Bikeability and abandon the inconsistencies of relying on voluntary instructors.

Nigel
by adinigel
26 May 2009, 8:24pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: cap insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 1394

Re: cap insurance

From a bikeability point of view...

Level 1 - 1 trainer per 12 trainees

Level 2 - 1 trainer per 6 trainees

Level 3 - 1 trainer per 2 trainees.

As mentioned above many trainers prefer smaller groups.

Nigel
by adinigel
26 May 2009, 8:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Slow Cycling
Replies: 128
Views: 9391

Re: Slow Cycling

CJs article made perfect sense to me but I noted a lot of flak elsewhere with terms like 'middle class' being thrown in the mix. To be fair I've been banging a similar drum for years - that cycling is sport dominated in this country to its detriment in numbers. Must get round to reading teh article...
by adinigel
26 May 2009, 8:14pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: beginner adult riders
Replies: 2
Views: 1231

Re: beginner adult riders

Bit of a catch 22 then really!

Wont the benefits office cough up some funds?

What's your interest in the case?

Nigel
by adinigel
26 May 2009, 6:43am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: School Cycling
Replies: 4
Views: 1665

Re: School Cycling

....For general cycle training talk to your local council. They should be able to provide trainers for Bikeability level 2 depending on what type of school you are or at least some advice..... If the local council is doing Bikeability, one would hope level 2 was acheived before the children left Pr...