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by Si
9 Nov 2018, 4:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Are Strava heatmaps reliably indicative of general cycling activity?
Replies: 40
Views: 1051

Re: Are Strava heatmaps reliably indicative of general cycling activity?

I will repeat my oft used anecdote. In Birmingham we used to have lots of BC sky/HSBC rides - perhaps typically the sort of people likely to use strava? We also have lots of rides put on by Community Cycle Clubs and BC's programme for getting people riding in deprived areas. And we gave away 5000 fr...
by Si
9 Nov 2018, 4:44pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BC membership up
Replies: 109
Views: 4853

Re: BC membership up

You'll also notice that if you try to copy a ride it loses the uploaded image so you have to re-upload the one that you created for it. This has been logged. the images that I refer to in my last post to are not the ones that you stick on your ride but the ones on the website itself....AFAIK they've...
by Si
9 Nov 2018, 3:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BC membership up
Replies: 109
Views: 4853

Re: BC membership up

The clunkiness of it has been recognised - dunno if it will improve, but I believe that I'm probably the biggest single user of the site in the country (I put on up to 12 rides/events per week on it) and I have tried to highlight problems. My solution has been to create my own website that lists all...
by Si
9 Nov 2018, 10:22am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BC membership up
Replies: 109
Views: 4853

Re: BC membership up

Letsride.co.uk: HSBC Guided Rides - these are BC rides Breeze - these are BC rides Lets Ride - these are BC rides/events (city ride / sky rides as was) Lets Ride PopUps - BC events (cycling version of park run) Ride Social - rides put on by members of public not BC, riders sign a disclaimer to prote...
by Si
9 Nov 2018, 10:12am
Forum: On the road
Topic: NCN5 Cannon Hill Park - Bike Trains
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: NCN5 Cannon Hill Park - Bike Trains

ianrobo wrote:the last rider is pretty safe as numbers will mean no real threat,


by last rider i meant the one living furthest down tge route rather than one at the back - thus they will eventually be by them self. But better they are by themselves for the short bit at the end rather than the whole route.
by Si
8 Nov 2018, 3:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Selling out to the dark side....
Replies: 35
Views: 842

Re: Selling out to the dark side....

Debs wrote:
Si wrote:
You didnae mention what sort of vehicle it is


It's a red one.


a Ferrari, congrats! :D


Well it does start with an 'F' and it is rather cramped in side....
by Si
8 Nov 2018, 3:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Selling out to the dark side....
Replies: 35
Views: 842

Re: Selling out to the dark side....

....or just moving back into normal person mode? Today i have, after not owning one for years, purchased myself an automobile. I'm shortly starting a new (non-cycle related) job, its too far to ride plus too much kit to carry, and public transport doesnt start early enough. Added to that i have als...
by Si
8 Nov 2018, 10:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Selling out to the dark side....
Replies: 35
Views: 842

Re: Selling out to the dark side....

thank you all for the good wishes. The driving is the downside. there is a longer term plan afoot, involving better weather and motorbikes. pity you've become disillusioned with Bikeability. Yes, it's the fact that we do L2 at primary then pick up the same kids in secondary for L3 but find they have...
by Si
8 Nov 2018, 8:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Selling out to the dark side....
Replies: 35
Views: 842

Re: Selling out to the dark side....

You didnae mention what sort of vehicle it is


It's a red one.
by Si
7 Nov 2018, 7:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Selling out to the dark side....
Replies: 35
Views: 842

Selling out to the dark side....

....or just moving back into normal person mode? Today i have, after not owning one for years, purchased myself an automobile. I'm shortly starting a new (non-cycle related) job, its too far to ride plus too much kit to carry, and public transport doesnt start early enough. Added to that i have also...
by Si
7 Nov 2018, 7:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Folding pedals
Replies: 25
Views: 1121

Re: Folding pedals

We have a load of those shown in bruceys first pic....maybe five bikes worth. They are great for learn to ride as they allow people to scoot without mashing their shins. Weve had them for about four years, theyve not done a high mileage but have taken a lot of abuse from learners. So far all are sti...
by Si
7 Nov 2018, 7:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are bikes as good as they were?
Replies: 77
Views: 3220

Re: Are bikes as good as they were?

I liked thicker chains and sprockets because they lasted longer. I liked BBs that you could take apart, regrease or chain the balls on. I liked quill stems that gave a lot more variance of bar height. Ditto headsets with proper bearings. On the other hand i like brakes that work in the wet. I like t...
by Si
7 Nov 2018, 6:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: NCN5 Cannon Hill Park - Bike Trains
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: NCN5 Cannon Hill Park - Bike Trains

Maybe worth contacting the local community cycle clubs like Balsall Heath or Saheli, etc to see if theyd be able to help, e.g. publicise, maybe put on a ride to launch it, etc. Also, get it publicised via BCR and TAWS. Im sure youve already mentioned it on PBC and PushBikes sites. Sounds like a grea...
by Si
6 Nov 2018, 3:42pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BC membership up
Replies: 109
Views: 4853

Re: BC membership up

[post removed in order to prevent people randomly making up stuff about my rides] 100% H&H so I think it looks like a BC astroturfing ride like Sky Ride or Breeze. Is the wrong answer. As clearly pointed out the helmets and hiviz were totally optional - so I am really at a loss as to why are yo...
by Si
6 Nov 2018, 12:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BC membership up
Replies: 109
Views: 4853

Re: BC membership up

they were probably free give-aways!