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by pga
21 Jul 2019, 12:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Caveat on TER and Regional Express trains
Replies: 3
Views: 1600

Re: Caveat on TER and Regional Express trains

I always understood all French regional trains took bicycles and that some TGV's did as well. Has the situation changed in recent years?
by pga
21 Jul 2019, 12:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs off lead on shared use path
Replies: 136
Views: 14723

Re: Dogs off lead on shared use path

Dogs are a big problem on the Milton Keynes redway shared use network. We even have horses using some of the routes in spite of citywide horse trails. There are three types of dog walkers - those who use a short lead, those who use a long lead and those who use no lead. In addition there are those w...
by pga
7 Jul 2019, 1:01am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hatred against Cyclists
Replies: 136
Views: 13833

Re: Hatred against Cyclists

Sadly, the English can be nasty at times. Given that cyclists are the only minority group not protected by law we are now the only group that it is still legally allowed to attack, not just verbally but often physically as well. I am just back from a week in Dresden where pedestrians, cyclists, buse...
by pga
7 Jul 2019, 12:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Opinions - 531c frame okay for loaded touring?
Replies: 49
Views: 2166

Re: Opinions - 531c frame okay for loaded touring?

The best touring bike I ever had,and still have, is a Brian Rourke 531 with mudguard eyes built to racing dimensions with a 38 and a half wheelbase. Very similar indeed to what the grand tour riders rode at the time. I thought if they could get around France, Spain or Italy on them they do the same ...
by pga
23 Jun 2019, 10:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Sheffield magazine under fire after call to 'razor wire' cyclists
Replies: 19
Views: 5170

Re: Sheffield magazine under fire after call to 'razor wire' cyclists

Amazing I had not heard of that but of course it is perfectly acceptable for the media to attack cyclists. Whereas Jo Brand was taken apart by her ill judged attack on Farage. Sadly cyclists have become the only group in English society that it still permitted to openly attack in the media and on th...
by pga
23 Jun 2019, 10:02pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 227
Views: 17063

Re: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian

Another example of the legal system failing to protect cyclists, Sure he did not have Cycling UK or BC membership but why should he? We are always hearing of motorists getting off lightly even when they have driven deliberately at cyclists. In mainland Europe motorists are automatically held respons...
by pga
7 May 2019, 9:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bernard Newman cycle author, spy, etc.
Replies: 14
Views: 2217

Re: Bernard Newman cycle author, spy, etc.

Newman was a very interesting character. During the War he cycled all over the UK giving public lectures for the Ministry of Information. Some of these attracted audiences of up to 2000- such was the interest in those days in current affairs.
by pga
7 May 2019, 9:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Black Waterproof jackets - a bad idea?
Replies: 164
Views: 5828

Re: Black Waterproof jackets - a bad idea?

Decathlon has a black very light waterproof jacket for about £35 but like many others I am reluctant to buy it as visibility must be poor compared with a brighter colour. Likewise much cycling kit is black. I prefer to be seen.
by pga
17 Apr 2019, 7:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 771
Views: 16763

Re: Extinction Rebellion

It is easy to pour scorn on those who are prepared to sit down and be arrested. Yes we are all addicted to technology. I love my bicycles and I watch cycle races on my laptop but that does not stop me for wanting strong government action on climate change. We are all affected. I have exercise induce...
by pga
17 Apr 2019, 6:47pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Decathlon mail order
Replies: 15
Views: 7605

Re: Decathlon mail order

I have used click and collect, usually clothing, from my local Decathlon without any problems.
by pga
17 Apr 2019, 6:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Oh Eurostar we weep to see...
Replies: 13
Views: 879

Re: Oh Eurostar we weep to see...

A disgrace. Awhile ago the EEC was trying to get all trains crossing national borders to provide full,and free, facilities for carrying bicycles. I have heard nothing since and with Farage and his mates likely to have voted against it in principle and Brexit still unresolved I guess the disgraceful ...
by pga
17 Apr 2019, 6:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why there's so little discussion of cycling history?
Replies: 23
Views: 2012

Re: Why there's so little discussion of cycling history?

Recommend you join the Veteran-Cycle Club. Full details online. Their two publications are highly recommended. News and Views newsletter covers current events while The Boneshaker journal covers the history of the cycle and cycling. These are outstanding publications.
by pga
17 Apr 2019, 6:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: TV coverage of 2019 Giro d'Italia?
Replies: 13
Views: 5705

Re: TV coverage of 2019 Giro d'Italia?

You can get the Giro for free through such sites as Steephill but it is a bit hit and miss so I decided to pay the Eurosport subscription to receive online ccoverage on my laptop. This year the cost is £40 for a full year running from the day you pay. This has paid off with easy site access to all t...
by pga
17 Apr 2019, 6:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Saddle Height - Which Indicator More Reliable
Replies: 29
Views: 1515

Re: Saddle Height - Which Indicator More Reliable

The old 1.09 per cent rule still has supporters. The two thirds inner leg length likewise. Always go for the smaller frame.
by pga
17 Apr 2019, 6:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: does anyone know of a good wheel builder south midlands area?
Replies: 30
Views: 1071

Re: does anyone know of a good wheel builder south midlands area?

Try John Poyzer at Stripes in Woburn Sands, near Milton Keynes. Highly recommended locally.