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by Igobybike
13 Aug 2018, 8:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 233
Views: 19766

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

Anyway, I see very few cyclists 'ignoring' red lights, and I wouldn't expect them to live long if they did it all the time. What many do do is treat them as give way or stop signs, check what's coming from other directions and only proceed if there is no conflicting, with priority traffic including ...
by Igobybike
10 Aug 2018, 6:23pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Drying your padded shorts
Replies: 41
Views: 11413

Re: Drying your padded shorts

Well I just want to say that the rolling in towel method really works, so thanks for starting this thread and to whoever discovered it and suggested it!
by Igobybike
23 Jun 2018, 9:11pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Royston Woods - A Safer Way - Who has actually done it ?
Replies: 32
Views: 15268

Re: Royston Woods - A Safer Way - Who has actually done it ?

Does it take in the Staffordshire and Worcester Canal (Stourport, Kidderminster and up west of Wolverhampton, and the Shropshire Union Canal up towards Cheshire? If so, I'll be doing that at a sedate 4mph in a canal boat in a few weeks. Having scoured Youtube some of the towpath on the Shroppie loo...
by Igobybike
20 Jun 2018, 10:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Slater and Gordon on contributory negligence
Replies: 30
Views: 1267

Re: Slater and Gordon on contributory negligence

Well as I see it they were simply explaining how the law on compensation works - primary liability has to be established, then the defendant will look for any excuse to allege 'contributory' negligence in reduction of their liability. This "could" include a suggestion that failing to wear ...
by Igobybike
20 Jun 2018, 9:37pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Royston Woods - A Safer Way - Who has actually done it ?
Replies: 32
Views: 15268

Re: Royston Woods - A Safer Way - Who has actually done it ?

I've no idea about this route, but just in case some of it turns out to be too muddy, too slow or whatever, why not have alternatives arranged that you can get to easily from your initial route. For sure, but it would be useful to know in advance what works and what doesn't rather than find out a f...
by Igobybike
20 Jun 2018, 8:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Royston Woods - A Safer Way - Who has actually done it ?
Replies: 32
Views: 15268

Re: Royston Woods - A Safer Way - Who has actually done it ?

Hi Mike. Wish you well on your trip, assuming you've started, and look forward to hearing the account of it. Having looked in more detail at the route, it seems to involve a lot of cycle trail and canal towpath routes. More than I ever knew existed - it seems you can travel a long way south to north...
by Igobybike
18 Jun 2018, 11:04am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!
Replies: 206
Views: 16042

Re: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!

From the one Human Race organised event I've participated in, I would say their organisation is impeccable. All riders are given a safety briefing before the start reminding them that they are riding on live roads and must obey the highway code. Signposting is excellent. Maybe they could have done m...
by Igobybike
18 Jun 2018, 10:47am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 682
Views: 51169

Re: Record attempt scheduled

All these comments of praise and I had to search to get his time!

https://twitter.com/endtoend2018
John o’Groats. Record broken. After the most unbelievable 43 hours 25 minutes and 13 seconds. Thank you to the whole team for getting @24HourMaths in and, remarkably, ahead of his schedule.
by Igobybike
18 Jun 2018, 10:31am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: weighty issue
Replies: 7
Views: 775

Re: weighty issue

At least that should have made the packing easy :D
by Igobybike
21 May 2018, 10:10am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ride London future
Replies: 11
Views: 939

Re: Ride London future

I'm annoyed by Ride London anyway. I despise the ballot system, which means I have never got in despite trying every year, and believe it should just be first come, first served like practically every other sportive. I'm not sure if I care very much if it goes, or goes somewhere else.
by Igobybike
9 May 2018, 9:13pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJoG/JoGLE Budgets
Replies: 6
Views: 1028

Re: LEJoG/JoGLE Budgets

Isn't that a bit of a 'how long is a piece of string' type question? The spend depends on how you do it and whether you do it alone and what sort of places you decide to eat. Ie. if you wild camp at the side of the road you'll spend very little for accommodation, if you buy food in the supermarkets ...
by Igobybike
9 May 2018, 8:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Are we riding too fast.
Replies: 165
Views: 9827

Re: Are we riding too fast.

I'm not riding fast enough...
by Igobybike
9 May 2018, 8:47pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Royston Woods - A Safer Way - Who has actually done it ?
Replies: 32
Views: 15268

Re: Royston Woods - A Safer Way - Who has actually done it ?

Not so far. There are odd sections where I wonder why it takes the route it does rather than a more direct route, but not really knowing the reasons why it is as it is or the roads concerned have left it as it is for the time being. It will be interesting to hear of your experience.
by Igobybike
8 Apr 2018, 10:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why Isn't Cycling Normal in London? - video
Replies: 11
Views: 2365

Re: Why Isn't Cycling Normal in London? - video

As a London cyclist, I would have said cycling is 'normal' in London - well, perhaps not quite as normal as in Cambridge perhaps, for example, but considering its size I'm pretty sure it's a lot more normal than in many other UK cities. Certainly a lot more normal than in Birmingham, for example :D
by Igobybike
8 Apr 2018, 10:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano deletes Ultegra and 105 triples?
Replies: 45
Views: 1929

Re: Shimano deletes Ultegra and 105 triples?

Is that a bad thing? I'd rather just have a double up front and more sprockets (ie compared to 9sp or less) with a wider range at the back, tbh.