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Postby NUKe » 24 Jan 2019, 5:00pm

This seems to have just appeared on the met Office site
https://beta.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/w ... -in-winter

and a bit more here
https://beta.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/w ... conditions

seems like sound advice and no mention of hats
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Postby mjr » 24 Jan 2019, 5:14pm

OK as far as they go but a bit of a slip at one point towards "keep seen" nonsense and no mention of studded or winter tyres either, sadly.
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Re: met office

Postby Whippet » 24 Jan 2019, 5:14pm

I like the Met Office. I have a soft spot for them for calling D a Day right and feel the BBC shouldn’t have dropped them. I’ve even invested in their weather app.

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Re: met office

Postby geocycle » 24 Jan 2019, 5:15pm

Not sure about using both brakes, I try and avoid touching the front. Also I head to the main roads and steer clear of paths when ice is around. hard to give general advice I suppose.

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Re: met office

Postby foxyrider » 24 Jan 2019, 5:59pm

geocycle wrote:Not sure about using both brakes, I try and avoid touching the front. Also I head to the main roads and steer clear of paths when ice is around. hard to give general advice I suppose.


+1 on that.

That said, anything that encourages more people to use 2 wheels should be lauded - so many people dump the bike in favour of the car as soon as the temperature drops, completely the wrong way around!
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Re: met office

Postby st599_uk » 24 Jan 2019, 7:04pm

Whippet wrote:I like the Met Office. I have a soft spot for them for calling D a Day right and feel the BBC shouldn’t have dropped them. I’ve even invested in their weather app.
Not sure they had a choice. Government require BBC to put services out to competitive tender and the Met Office was nowhere near.
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Re: met office

Postby NUKe » 24 Jan 2019, 9:16pm

st599_uk wrote:
Whippet wrote:I like the Met Office. I have a soft spot for them for calling D a Day right and feel the BBC shouldn’t have dropped them. I’ve even invested in their weather app.
Not sure they had a choice. Government require BBC to put services out to competitive tender and the Met Office was nowhere near.

Perhaps the BBC should be put out to tender.
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Re: met office

Postby st599_uk » 24 Jan 2019, 9:52pm

NUKe wrote:
st599_uk wrote:
Whippet wrote:I like the Met Office. I have a soft spot for them for calling D a Day right and feel the BBC shouldn’t have dropped them. I’ve even invested in their weather app.
Not sure they had a choice. Government require BBC to put services out to competitive tender and the Met Office was nowhere near.

Perhaps the BBC should be put out to tender.
Quite a lot of it is. The law now requires between 25 and 50% shows to be made by Indies.
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Postby RickH » 24 Jan 2019, 9:55pm

Whippet wrote:I like the Met Office. I have a soft spot for them for calling D a Day right and feel the BBC shouldn’t have dropped them. I’ve even invested in their weather app.

The Met Office have a Youtube channel (link) with forecasts several times a day - plus the week ahead, longer trends & videos on particular subjects - if you want to watch their forecasting.

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Re: met office

Postby MikeF » 24 Jan 2019, 10:01pm

Should the Met Office be giving cycling advice???
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Re: met office

Postby gxaustin » 26 Jan 2019, 7:50pm

Should the Met Office be giving cycling advice???


Did you click the link? If you did then you would have seen that the Met Office has taken the advice from British Cycling.

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Re: met office

Postby philvantwo » 26 Jan 2019, 8:40pm

What next......The lung foundation telling us how to breathe??
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Re: met office

Postby NUKe » 26 Jan 2019, 8:46pm

philvantwo wrote:What next......The lung foundation telling us how to breathe??

I think that is a bit unfair, the article is aimed at people thinking of cycling in the winter months, not your dyed in the wool tourists.
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