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by Ron
31 May 2019, 10:44pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why not a campaign for 20mph speed limit in Scotland, like Wales?
Replies: 55
Views: 3852

Re: Why not a campaign for 20mph speed limit in Scotland, like Wales?

Is there anyone left on this thread who is interested in the issue raised by the OP? It's a pity there are no moderators to bring this thread back on topic, the 20mph campaign has reached a rather critical stage and Mark Ruskell the MSP who initiated the motion has written to supporters as follows.....
by Ron
31 May 2019, 10:22pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmet discussions in York
Replies: 47
Views: 2152

Re: Helmet discussions in York

"With the popularity of cycling soaring across Europe"

Not in my part of Europe, the numbers of cyclists are dwindling as far as I can see :( .
Unless they include mountain bikers, who are out of sight to the rest of us.
by Ron
11 May 2019, 4:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why not a campaign for 20mph speed limit in Scotland, like Wales?
Replies: 55
Views: 3852

Re: Why not a campaign for 20mph speed limit in Scotland, like Wales?

I have just read the BBC news report on Welsh minister's support for making 20mph the default limit. Could Cycling UK please launch a campaign to do this in Scotland, starting with an electronic letter writing campaign to MSPs It's a bit early to consider starting another campaign in Scotland alrea...
by Ron
25 Feb 2019, 10:44am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: If you do it in stages is it proper LeJog....!?
Replies: 51
Views: 11873

Re: If you do it in stages is it proper LeJog....!?

He would pick me up from Chepstow in the evening after arriving over seven bridge. However in the morning it would be a bit much to ask him to drive me back to Chepstow through early morning traffic to start where I left off. Would it be a fair lejog?!! There are no rules, so it could not be consid...
by Ron
26 Jan 2019, 7:36pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Inverness to JoG on NCN1?
Replies: 9
Views: 4890

Re: Inverness to JoG on NCN1?

On our LEJOG we followed the section of NCN1 from Ardgay to Invershin (after coming over from Alness), crossing the railway bridge at Invershin. In our opinion the crossing is dangerous for cyclists! It is true what you say, the reason for the current NCN1 routing was to ease access to the nearby C...
by Ron
26 Jan 2019, 7:19pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Inverness to JoG on NCN1?
Replies: 9
Views: 4890

Re: Inverness to JoG on NCN1?

Boring_Username wrote:NCN1 via Alness looks good on paper at first sight - any personal experience?

The route via Alness is good, there is a fairly stiff climb out of Dingwall, with a new cafe at the highest point, but motor traffic on the route should not be troublesome.
by Ron
26 Jan 2019, 7:08pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?
Replies: 168
Views: 18728

Re: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?

mattsccm wrote:Any rural dweller will tell you that a car is essential.

A popular argument, but for many present rural dwellers, if they had not had a car in the first place, or been unable to drive for any reason they would never have moved to a rural location.
by Ron
20 Jan 2019, 11:34am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hand in your driving licence?
Replies: 3
Views: 3354

Re: Hand in your driving licence?

Public Transport . The Government spend big bucks subsidising Busses, you can see various companies following one another around lucrative routes . Government spending on bus subsidies is minimal in comparison to that paid to protect cheap private motoring. The vision of buses from various companie...
by Ron
22 Dec 2018, 9:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: "What you bring on your ride needs to go home with you."
Replies: 179
Views: 5262

Re: "What you bring on your ride needs to go home with you."

reohn2 wrote:.The human race are a filthy species,it never fails to amaze me what people simply leave by the side of the road in the most beautiful parts of the country,from couches and beds to today's lunch Mac litter.

The whole human race?
I think the Brits are worse than many of their Euro neighbours.
by Ron
16 Dec 2018, 2:25pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog
Replies: 9
Views: 4679

Re: Lejog

I understand this a formidable ride...................... my heads telling me surely 50miles a day is easy ? And time is of no rush so maybe 20 days ,forget the planning and b'n'bs thats a whole different thing. I just wondered how easy, hard , achievable this task is , I hope this doesn't come acr...
by Ron
3 Oct 2018, 11:46pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Caledonian Sleeper
Replies: 48
Views: 42283

Re: Caledonian Sleeper

I got it wrong or there's been some delay, I was sure they were due to go into service this year. . You did not get it wrong, we were promised new rolling stock in service this summer(2018). According to the BBC report only some of the wagons have yet arrived in this country from Spain via Cz Repub...
by Ron
3 Oct 2018, 9:32am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Caledonian Sleeper
Replies: 48
Views: 42283

Re: Caledonian Sleeper

There is a further update on the sleeper.scot website, new wagons on all routes by the end of May 2019.
by Ron
28 Sep 2018, 6:14pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Caledonian Sleeper
Replies: 48
Views: 42283

Re: Caledonian Sleeper

PH wrote:Are the new carriages in service yet? If so are they on all routes?

No, in a message on the website dated 14/08/2018 they say..... introduction in just a few short months.
For latest news click on https://www.sleeper.scot/ and scroll down to Cal Sleeper Press Releases.
by Ron
28 Sep 2018, 11:00am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Warning anecdotal helmet comment!
Replies: 37
Views: 1890

Re: Warning anecdotal helmet comment!

NATURAL ANKLING wrote: When your head hits the tarmac...... the next time you fall off

You make it sound as if falling on your head is an inevitable part of being a cyclist :( .
by Ron
18 Sep 2018, 3:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GCSE Project - Hi-Vis / Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 2237

Re: GCSE Project - Hi-Vis / Safety

Perhaps you could develop special spectacles which would "see" cyclists, these would be compulsory wear for drivers and have electrodes in the legs which would apply an electric shock across the brain of the driver when his/her vehicle came within range of a cyclist. The message to the bra...