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by drossall
9 Nov 2007, 10:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Does the Highway Code allow filtering on the left?
Replies: 19
Views: 6219

Incidentally when undertaking it is part of the highway code to indicate left to signify you are undertaking in exactly the same way you should when overtaking. Not that anyone ever indicates anytime especially overtaking bikes. Can you point us at the rule that says that? I've never seen it, and t...
by drossall
8 Nov 2007, 8:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: speed limit on cycle paths
Replies: 21
Views: 5524

OK, but that does not show that motor vehicles without speedometers are not subject to speed limits. meic thinks that they are. I believe speed limits were introduced before WWII? At that time many motor vehicles presumably didn't have speedometers? How did the law apply then? In any case, logically...
by drossall
7 Nov 2007, 11:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What roads are you comfortable on?
Replies: 37
Views: 4797

I'm sure you can justify the comment that cycle facilities are, statistically, less safe than roads. Latest research , much the same result, from Denmark (the Copenhagen study). People feel safer on cycle paths, so cycle more, so get healthier, so live longer, and hence cycle facilities increase li...
by drossall
7 Nov 2007, 11:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: speed limit on cycle paths
Replies: 21
Views: 5524

Re: speed limit on cycle paths

Looks like I've stirred things up between you lot - don't fall out over it!?! Thanks for the DfT 18 mph link, drossall - not that I disbelieved Cunobelin... just that it's nice to see on an official website ;o) Also, I wonder if Woodbridge Pete has an old copy of the Highway Code - certainly I can'...
by drossall
7 Nov 2007, 6:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: speed limit on cycle paths
Replies: 21
Views: 5524

Since cycles are not required to carry a speedometer it is not legally possible to require riders to adhere to any fixed speed limit. That's not true. On the road, bikes are not subject to fixed speed limits simply because the relevant law refers quite specifically to motor vehicles. It's the lack ...
by drossall
6 Nov 2007, 8:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: speed limit on cycle paths
Replies: 21
Views: 5524

Woodbridge Pete wrote:I would have said that 15mph is the limit, as the Highway Code suggests you use the road if your speed is higher than this.

Where is that?
by drossall
6 Nov 2007, 5:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: speed limit on cycle paths
Replies: 21
Views: 5524

A shared-use path is a single path used by both pedestrians and cyclists, as opposed a single tarmac strip, but with markings separating the two, or distinct paths with grass or some-such between. I hadn't come across an 8mph limit, but it would be advisory - if you hit a pedestrian on a shared-use ...
by drossall
6 Nov 2007, 5:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Does the Highway Code allow filtering on the left?
Replies: 19
Views: 6219

I don't think it's explicitly approved in the Highway Code for cyclists However, rule 88 gives advice on filtering to motorcyclists, in a way that makes it clear that there is no prohibition. It is inconceivable that it would be allowed for one class of vehicle and not another. The cautions from ot...
by drossall
4 Nov 2007, 1:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road Works
Replies: 11
Views: 1704

numbnuts wrote:he gave me some verbal saying that if I can't keep up with the flow of the traffic I shouldn't be on the road !!!

You are the flow of traffic (well, part of it).
by drossall
4 Nov 2007, 1:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CTC Helpdesk
Replies: 20
Views: 2611

Although of course things like the traditional club run, the kids' Saturday football or anything else that depends on everyone else being off at the same time as you are harder to organise.
by drossall
4 Nov 2007, 8:45am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Where can I buy cheap carpet tacks
Replies: 32
Views: 5069

People are just different. If you are saying that it is mostly lone cyclists who are ignoring you, they may not be part of the club world and aware of the camaraderie that exists/should exist in cycling. Lycra and good kit is widely available these days, and I encounter quite a lot of people who loo...
by drossall
3 Nov 2007, 9:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brooks -- a real pain
Replies: 31
Views: 5220

Same as taoschno50 - I just ride B17s and, while they get more comfortable in time, they have been fine from the start.
by drossall
3 Nov 2007, 9:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: I'm sure this was designed to cause flames but.......
Replies: 12
Views: 1962

It can cost £125 to get a bike resprayed. I am kind of precious about my paintwork :D
by drossall
3 Nov 2007, 8:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: I'm sure this was designed to cause flames but.......
Replies: 12
Views: 1962

I don't think that it would help. You can't see whether another road user has a licence, and actually we nearly all have anyway - one CTC survey showed that cyclists are more likely than the general population to own cars. Therefore we have paid tax as well - it's just that are not using as much roa...
by drossall
2 Nov 2007, 7:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I'm sure this was designed to cause flames but.......
Replies: 12
Views: 1962

He has every right to be upset, but I am not sure that his arguments for insurance or training hold very well. I'd really like to reclaim the two lots of £40 or £50 of damage caused to my bike by pedestrians jumping out in front of me (literally) on the Stevenage cycle paths. Some cyclists are havin...