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by Jon Lucas
3 Oct 2018, 10:59am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anglesey must ride roads and cafes
Replies: 14
Views: 951

Re: Anglesey must ride roads and cafes

Holyhead mountain looks like a great walk (not been there) Yes we've walked around the coast from Holyhead to North and South Stacks. It is a great walk in the right weather, as the sides of the hill are very steep and dramatic in places. I wouldn't attempt it in very windy or wet weather. There is...
by Jon Lucas
3 Oct 2018, 8:39am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anglesey must ride roads and cafes
Replies: 14
Views: 951

Re: Anglesey must ride roads and cafes

+1 for the Riverside cafe in Malltraeth. It is a lovely ride from Llandegfan to there, taking the back lane west from beside the church, going via Star and Llandaniel Fab, Llangaffo and Pont Marquis. Most of this southern part of the island is gently rolling hills with very quiet lanes, all worth ex...
by Jon Lucas
28 Sep 2018, 9:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anglesey must ride roads and cafes
Replies: 14
Views: 951

Re: Anglesey must ride roads and cafes

My partner actually comes from Llandegfan and we go back there several times a year, so we should be able to give you some ideas. If you go up to the village from Menai Bridge, you will climb steeply up and then a bit more gently into the village itself, past the Spar shop, and from here the road ha...
by Jon Lucas
28 Sep 2018, 1:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Africa to Europe
Replies: 36
Views: 2037

Re: Cycling Africa to Europe

And regarding European weather, it can be summed up as temperate and changeable. There are no wet or dry periods, it can rain at any time of year and prolonged dry periods can also happen at any time. The Mediterranean is normally dry during the summer months, but this year proved even that wrong, a...
by Jon Lucas
28 Sep 2018, 12:58pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Warning anecdotal helmet comment!
Replies: 37
Views: 1890

Re: Warning anecdotal helmet comment!

Hi, on a side note- Once in industry someone dropped a metal box on my head...............blood down my neck, I still have a groove in my scalp I can feel. At home I am constantly banging my head on garage door as I leave it low so water does not get in when raining, even bang my head on inside of ...
by Jon Lucas
18 Sep 2018, 7:09pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A63 - Victory for common sense -?
Replies: 167
Views: 14253

Re: A63 - Victory for common sense -?

As it happens, we cycled from Bath to Salisbury on Friday. It is a fantastic ride, utterly quiet country lanes and some stunningly beautiful countryside. The route into Salisbury is also, for the most part, excellent. Caught the train back on Saturday. Back on topic, yes CTC were quite right to be ...
by Jon Lucas
16 Sep 2018, 8:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A63 - Victory for common sense -?
Replies: 167
Views: 14253

Re: A63 - Victory for common sense -?

You are part of the problem (so am I :?) There are trains between Salisbury and Bath Yesterday I was part of the solution, made a trip by cycle + train although it was more expensive and slower than driving, took maybe twice as long, trains at 2h intervals, had to stand on the way back :wink: The b...
by Jon Lucas
11 Sep 2018, 8:10am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG April 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 9121

Re: LEJOG April 2019

the cafe at Bettyhill do not like anything except cash... TripAdvisor reviews of said cafe were 'mixed'... I figured that as the Bettyhill Hotel was at the top of the hill I would try that instead. I was impressed, good food, friendly and reasonably priced. Nice view as well. https://uploads.tapata...
by Jon Lucas
3 Sep 2018, 9:26pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Are head injuries something you worry about when cycling?
Replies: 53
Views: 2179

Re: Are head injuries something you worry about when cycling?

I do sometimes worry about head injuries when I'm travelling, but it is always when I am a passenger in a car. I don't drive myself and tend not to travel in cars unless I have to, and part of the reason is that I am not in control there. There have been times, especially when I've been in the front...
by Jon Lucas
3 Sep 2018, 8:56pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Are head injuries something you worry about when cycling?
Replies: 53
Views: 2179

Re: Are head injuries something you worry about when cycling?

What's the point. ( If that is a question rather than a statement, the point is to give those who are worried about head injuries a chance to say so as well as those of us who are not. Looking through the helmets sub-forum, those who post here seem to split fairly evenly between those who wear them...
by Jon Lucas
3 Sep 2018, 12:59pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Are head injuries something you worry about when cycling?
Replies: 53
Views: 2179

Are head injuries something you worry about when cycling?

I started a little discussion on this on the Geraint Thomas thread, so thought I would start a separate one. Helmet wearing advocacy started due to concerns about head injuries to cyclists, but as has been said many times on this forum, these are actually rare compared to those sustained through oth...
by Jon Lucas
3 Sep 2018, 12:33pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Geraint Thomas....
Replies: 216
Views: 6653

Re: Geraint Thomas....

Overwhelming evidence-based studies are highly unlikely. Frankly, I think spending resources on such things is wasteful. As wasteful as it would be to spend loads of time and money deomnstrating that pedestrian helmets save lives. First, the number of incidents where they could actually help are a ...
by Jon Lucas
29 Aug 2018, 4:53pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Geraint Thomas....
Replies: 216
Views: 6653

Re: Geraint Thomas....

We all have different skill levels, different perspectives of risk, ride in different environments and circumstances, and take different levels of risk. To many cyclists and non-cyclists helmets are an easy solution to the problem of wildly varying risk posed by all those differences. If helmets we...
by Jon Lucas
16 Aug 2018, 9:47am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Porridge: love or hate?
Replies: 236
Views: 14288

Re: Porridge: love or hate?

There is a great story somewhere on these fora A guest at a fancy B&B chose porridge for breakfast, it was tasty, after eating it he waited for the rest of the breakfast but there was none and the warder offered nothing more :( I thought I recognised that story, it was mine! :D As this thread h...
by Jon Lucas
16 Aug 2018, 9:38am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close encounters of the agricultural kind
Replies: 37
Views: 1882

Re: Close encounters of the agricultural kind

The OP was lucky. https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/family-pays-tribute-to-cyclist-who-died-in-fletching-collision/ This is a very rural area! Well as the OP, yes I know, but as I said, it is about always being aware of what other traffic might do in those circumstances and being able to make decis...