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by sirmy
25 Nov 2016, 7:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Vehicles parked on cycle lanes
Replies: 59
Views: 9142

Re: Vehicles parked on cycle lanes

"The TSRGD only give effect to a prohibition on driving/riding a vehicle other than a pedal cycle in the lane. They don't prohibit parking there." Section 12 (3) (a - e) gives the circumstances in which a vehicle may enter a mandatory cycle lane - "(2) Subject to sub-paragraphs (3) to...
by sirmy
19 Oct 2016, 8:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 105 help please
Replies: 3
Views: 438

105 help please

I decided to upgrade my winter bike from Claris to 10 speed 105. I've put the deraileur, cassette and brifters on but now I've struck a problem. The brifters will not change gear. With the cable attached to the deraileur I get no clicks from either brighter and no movement of the chain, the gears ch...
by sirmy
19 Oct 2016, 9:19am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclists not prosecuted enough!
Replies: 78
Views: 8873

Re: Cyclists not prosecuted enough!

It's odd the Mr Loophole doesn't appear to know that a footpath, a path away from a road where the use of a bike is a civil trespass, and a footway, a path next to road where riding a bike can get you an FPN but advice from government is that it's to be ignored unless it's reckless or dangerous, are...
by sirmy
3 Jan 2016, 2:32pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Sunderland city centre proposals - they can't have forgotten
Replies: 14
Views: 1407

Re: Sunderland city centre proposals - they can't have forgo

...to include any cycling provision...could they? http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=11314 If you look at the link you provide you'll see that cycling provision is either being maintain Not true - If you look at the link you see that they are removing the bus lane - about the only re...
by sirmy
25 Dec 2015, 2:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Removal of anti-cycling gates. How?
Replies: 274
Views: 50429

Re: Removal of anti-cycling gates. How?

Ferdinand as I'he already pointed out the 1980 highways act gives a specific definition of a footway, foot path etc and it is theses definitions that would apply. I've read the rowip document before and would have to say your interpretation of it is flawed in as much as a rowip is independent of the...
by sirmy
25 Dec 2015, 2:09pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Sunderland city centre proposals - they can't have forgotten
Replies: 14
Views: 1407

Re: Sunderland city centre proposals - they can't have forgo

...to include any cycling provision...could they? http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=11314 If you look at the link you provide you'll see that cycling provision is either being maintain or improvements are being planned. Still nothing like a good moan is there? :(
by sirmy
15 Sep 2015, 7:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Footway Parking (Scotland ) Bill, survey.
Replies: 29
Views: 1786

Re: Footway Parking (Scotland ) Bill, survey.

".......although I'd always assumed, that like parking on the pavement, this was a legislative oversight" There was a clause in the 1974 Highways Act (section 7) which made parking on a footway an offence - "7Prohibition of parking of vehicles on verges, central reservations and footw...
by sirmy
7 Sep 2015, 7:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Driving instuctor i wouldn't want
Replies: 5
Views: 1736

Re: Driving instuctor i wouldn't want

Clutch down and brake!!!!!!!

Brake then clutch as you come to a stop.

Absolutely useless
by sirmy
5 Sep 2015, 9:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: the worst drivers?
Replies: 45
Views: 6298

Re: the worst drivers?

..... the most expensive cars
by sirmy
1 Sep 2015, 7:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Removal of anti-cycling gates. How?
Replies: 274
Views: 50429

Re: Removal of anti-cycling gates. How?

Bicycler the definition of a footway in the 1970 is irrelevaent as the Disabled and Chronically Sick Act specifies that the defintion of a footway to be used in conjunction with the act is the one given in the 1980 Highways Act via an ammendment to the act. So while the defintion of a footway may be...
by sirmy
13 Aug 2015, 6:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Inner tube failure at valve.
Replies: 7
Views: 1324

Re: Inner tube failure at valve.

Could be low pressure, I use Schwalbe marathons which I run at the lower end of the recommended pressure
by sirmy
9 Aug 2015, 7:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Inner tube failure at valve.
Replies: 7
Views: 1324

Inner tube failure at valve.

This is probably something without an answer but I've had three inner tubes split at the valve on the same wheel within less than 300 miles. I've tried ensuring the washer is screwed up to the rim to stop the valve moving when inflating, running very fine wet and dry around the valve hole to remove ...
by sirmy
2 Aug 2015, 11:14am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Removal of anti-cycling gates. How?
Replies: 274
Views: 50429

Re: Removal of anti-cycling gates. How?

Bicycler you miss the point of part of your own post - the definition of a footway for the 1970 disablity act is the one given by the 1980 Highway Act which I gave. As this definition specifically states that a footway is part of a carriageway - that is a path alongside a carriage not seperated from...
by sirmy
28 Jul 2015, 7:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Loose stones on the road
Replies: 20
Views: 5538

Re: Loose stones on the road

Tony f33 "The contractor was employed by the highways agency and the debris/stones are not detritus, ergo it is definitely the CC that is duty bound by law within 28 days to fix it." If the work was carried ouy for the Highways Agency (or highways England as it is now) then that suggests t...