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by David Cox
23 Feb 2012, 6:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Times Campaign for safer cycling
Replies: 261
Views: 25232

Re: The Times Campaign for safer cycling

just pleasing to see the power of big media... and the attention it can focus also shows that The Times knows how to run a campaign and get in public eye Agreed . - the CTC should learn from them (that is me speaking as a member as well). Rootes - I am sure we could and it would be great to have th...
by David Cox
23 Feb 2012, 6:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Times Campaign for safer cycling
Replies: 261
Views: 25232

Re: The Times Campaign for safer cycling

Agree just watched it an excellent and constructive debate.
by David Cox
22 Feb 2012, 9:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lay my bike down?
Replies: 39
Views: 1783

Re: Lay my bike down?

I've always thought that prop stands were popular in the USA because the walls and fences were so far apart. Find the built in stand on the Brompton very useful although its fallen over a few times without damaging crank. I put a prop stand on a Thorn utility bike (didn't know it was prohibited) fin...
by David Cox
22 Feb 2012, 9:34pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Taking the register
Replies: 7
Views: 90031

Re: Taking the register

We pass a piece of paper around in the cafe, post names on message board and then keep a record. You get points - 1 for starting and 1 for reaching the cafe and 1 more for leading the run. This is a surprisingly effect incentive! Rider with most points gets a prize at the end of the year but we all ...
by David Cox
22 Feb 2012, 4:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: cycle to work scheme - no storage facility - advice needed
Replies: 8
Views: 4256

Re: cycle to work scheme - no storage facility - advice nee

Spokes will definitely help. Moveable lockers with common padlock looks like a good idea. Its easier to put cycle parking into new facilities than catch up with existing ones. I used to work for a PCT which was a a large provider of community services - 3,500 staff 110 sites plus 65 GP practices. At...
by David Cox
11 Feb 2012, 5:35pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist awareness training for HGV drivers
Replies: 7
Views: 6679

Re: Cyclist awareness training for HGV drivers

Will do hexhome, looks to be an excellent course - something like it would be good for motorists and van drivers also. Company with fleets could be encouraged to see it as part of health and safety, professionalism, corporate social responsibility.
by David Cox
10 Feb 2012, 10:34am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Times Campaign for safer cycling
Replies: 261
Views: 25232

Re: The Times Campaign for safer cycling

Hexhome, you are so right. This lawless red mist approach to driving is far too common and its not just against cyclists. I was recently harrassed by a driver just because he couldn't get passed under a narrow bridge. But I've seen similar out of control expletives and hooting directed at careful mo...
by David Cox
9 Feb 2012, 3:34pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Times Campaign for safer cycling
Replies: 261
Views: 25232

Re: The Times Campaign for safer cycling

Well the Times isn't quite a tabloid, so far the campaign has been somewhat London centric so far, there's 7 more points to digest/debate beyond give me cheaper fuel and we've only got 77,000 to go!
by David Cox
6 Feb 2012, 7:39pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Times Campaign for safer cycling
Replies: 261
Views: 25232

Re: The Times Campaign for safer cycling

Thanks Drossall good to have research which backs up my own wariness about cycle tracks.
by David Cox
5 Feb 2012, 6:55pm
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: When is the general membership going to be told?
Replies: 5
Views: 138571

Re: When is the general membership going to be told?

Garagiste, CTC's application has been approved by the Scottish regulators and CTC is now registered as a charity in Scotland. This means we are already subject to charity regulation and have to act as a charity in everything Cyclists’ Touring Club does. The Charity Commission for England and Wales d...
by David Cox
4 Feb 2012, 6:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: No job at the Times for this Journo
Replies: 8
Views: 1840

Re: No job at the Times for this Journo

Roger Geffen demolished him very easily on Radio WM this morning.
by David Cox
2 Feb 2012, 8:43pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Times Campaign for safer cycling
Replies: 261
Views: 25232

Re: The Times Campaign for safer cycling

I dont usually read Murdoch papers but my wife brought today's Times home from the newsagent because of the headline. To get those 8 points in a mainstream newspaper - front page, leader, two pages inside with emphasis on lorries, dangerous junctions, 20 is plenty in residential streets, lobby your ...
by David Cox
1 Feb 2012, 10:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Water Bottle Choice?
Replies: 28
Views: 1134

Re: Water Bottle Choice?

Well done reohn2- rather than lazily accepting my daughter's authoritative assertions, a few minutes on Google and Wikipedia reveals that the water bottle in cars thing is probably an urban myth (sorry) started by a student project in Idaho. Main health risk of course is not cleaning it properly. It...
by David Cox
1 Feb 2012, 5:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Water Bottle Choice?
Replies: 28
Views: 1134

Re: Water Bottle Choice?

Good choice I think. I switched to them after my daughter a keen kayaker and chemist virtually instructed me to switch to PDA (?) free bottles. Easy to do for walking/kayaking bottles from Cotswold Outdoor meet the spec less easy for bike bottles. And to never keep reusing mineral water bottles beca...
by David Cox
23 Jan 2012, 4:13pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Who should be the CTC Chief Executive
Replies: 29
Views: 5979

Re: Who should be the CTC Chief Executive

No particular brief for Boris but he does genuinely use his bike for transport. Colleagues at East London Primary Care Trust were looking out for his limo when he appeared coming the other way on his bike. He'd taken the wrong exit on a big roundabout just like I did a few weeks later and had to wor...