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by Ron
7 Apr 2016, 10:25am
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: The Forum
Replies: 9
Views: 11729

Re: The Forum

I don't think you need to worry too much about The Forum. Nothing has changed,..... Perhaps something should have changed in order to cope with the number of postings arising from the changing circumstances within the organisation? Anyway,it's too late now, chaos reigns, I'll bow out. Thanks for re...
by Ron
6 Apr 2016, 11:08pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: The Forum
Replies: 9
Views: 11729

Re: The Forum

The charity debate got equally heated but normality soon returned. In the meantime, the vast majority of discussion about this 'lively' topic can be avoided by not reading this particular sub-forum. So during the introduction of the biggest changes in the organisation for decades you are advising m...
by Ron
6 Apr 2016, 10:21pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: The Forum
Replies: 9
Views: 11729

The Forum

There has been a noticeable deterioration in this forum since the rebranding was leaked with multiple random duplicate new threads, off topic posts, repetition etc etc. Have the Mods jumped ship already?
If this is how CyclingUk runs a forum it won't be worth visiting here for much longer.
by Ron
6 Apr 2016, 9:16pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Proxy vote
Replies: 9
Views: 604

Re: Proxy vote

Why would you not give your proxy vote to the Chairman?
Is it not the case that if you choose the Chair to be your proxy, he/she must use the votes as instructed by you?
It is, I believe, only if you give your proxy no specific instruction that they will use their own discretion in placing the vote.
by Ron
6 Apr 2016, 7:54pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Another name change?
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: Another name change?

Giles Pargiter wrote:In my view CyclingUK is a short lived, exclusive name.

Some were hoping it was indicative of a desire for the organisation to become more inclusive and less anglocentric :roll:
by Ron
3 Apr 2016, 11:53pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Technical officer
Replies: 46
Views: 2829

Re: Technical officer

My bicycle was unreliable for the best part of a year due to a long established bike shop having fitted incompatible components. I complained to the fitter, and also sought advice elsewhere from different bike shops and other would be knowledgeable people but was getting nowhere. they would not admi...
by Ron
2 Apr 2016, 2:12pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Roger Geffen now works for CUK but had a nice April Fools
Replies: 11
Views: 880

Re: Roger Geffin resign from his job at the CTC

I'm loath to comment without any confirmation of this news.
by Ron
25 Mar 2016, 12:33pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: We are Cycling UK Into - What is your view
Replies: 23
Views: 1075

Re: We are Cycling UK Into - What is your view

Interesting to see that Scotland and Wales have their own variation of the logo, but not England and Northern Ireland :( .
In the blurb, the Big Bike Revival is shown headed by a UK wide logo although the BBR was an England only event, confusing for readers.
by Ron
21 Mar 2016, 1:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best lighting system for touring?
Replies: 37
Views: 2625

Re: Best lighting system for touring?

iviehoff wrote:polishing both sides with sandpaper, and reattaching them all every time you go through a tunnel is very time-consuming.

Contacts should be replaced after the surfaces have been destroyed by sandpapering, as the fault condition will soon recur.
by Ron
21 Mar 2016, 9:23am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Inverness Station
Replies: 9
Views: 989

Re: Inverness Station

When I did this change, the conductor walked through the train from Thurso to Inverness checking on every passenger's planned connection. If your train is late, I think they will hold the connecting train for a while. Indeed, and if you do miss a connection they'll put you and the bike in a taxi an...
by Ron
20 Mar 2016, 6:48am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Inverness Station
Replies: 9
Views: 989

Re: Inverness Station

There will be plenty of time, there are no ticket barriers between platforms 6 and 4.
Here's a station plan http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/SME/html/ ... /plan.html
by Ron
14 Mar 2016, 7:12pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: How important is it that I choose a definite route?
Replies: 20
Views: 2064

Re: How important is it that I choose a definite route?

One of the few times I hit construction in France, it was a simple thing to find a tiny country road that went around it - it only added a few miles to my journey. I was hoping it would be as simple as that on the LEJOG. It's just the same in the UK, with the bonus that we Brits don't show our obje...
by Ron
12 Mar 2016, 2:56pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Failing friendship over helmet wearing
Replies: 70
Views: 2880

Re: Failing friendship over helmet wearing

Any one else had something similar? How did you deal with it? Yes, I've had a very similar experience with a non-cycling friend. When I presented the counter arguments, risk compensation, actual risk etc he was unable to put up any argument but stated quite clearly that my failure to wear a helmet ...
by Ron
1 Mar 2016, 10:59am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Danube from its source to Budapest
Replies: 15
Views: 1356

Re: Danube from its source to Budapest

growltiger wrote:Probably flying to Stuttgart 15th August,.

I took a train from Karlsruhe to Donaueschingen, but you could consider a train from Stuttgart airport to Donaueschingen.
http://www.thetrainline-europe.com/trai ... 68~8000077
by Ron
1 Mar 2016, 10:41am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Where have all the end to enders gone?
Replies: 72
Views: 4510

Re: Where have all the end to enders gone?

Regarding "official" records of the trip, CTC used to issue a certificate if you provided proof of having completed the journey. I submitted my tour diary which listed daily mileages, the main places I'd passed through, along with over night accommodation receipts, this was deemed sufficie...