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by Ron
15 Jul 2019, 3:55pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Lidless rider on TV!
Replies: 42
Views: 1941

Re: Lidless rider on TV!

brynpoeth wrote:Right about LJs on canals surely, wearing one could be an impediment, makes one bigger and less manoeuvrable

Considerably less of an impediment than a helmet.
by Ron
12 Jul 2019, 7:28pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Accomodation booked, one last look at route?
Replies: 41
Views: 6533

Re: Accomodation booked, one last look at route?

Day 2 around the 44 mile point your route takes a loop south of the A9 which includes a free wheel down to the sea followed by a stiff climb up to the bridge.
Suggest you discard the loop and follow the direct joint user path running tight along the south side of the A9, this is gradient free.
by Ron
16 Jun 2019, 9:25pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why not a campaign for 20mph speed limit in Scotland, like Wales?
Replies: 55
Views: 3970

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

The Scottish Govt must have had reasons not to proceed. I would suggest it might have had something to do with the make up of the RE&C committee who deliberated on the Bill, one wonders if they were asked to declare an interest before discussions commenced. Questions like how many miles have yo...
by Ron
15 Jun 2019, 9:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why not a campaign for 20mph speed limit in Scotland, like Wales?
Replies: 55
Views: 3970

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 With the 20mph safer streets bill being rejected by the Scottish parliam...
by Ron
5 Jun 2019, 11:04am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmet discussions in York
Replies: 47
Views: 2547

Re: Helmet discussions in York

Steady rider wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCIr5V31y1E

I only lasted 8 minutes, amateur videos can be hard work. :(
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: 3970

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: 2547

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: 3970

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: 12071

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: 4955

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: 4955

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: 18923

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: 3367

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: 5322

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: 4729

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...