Any cycle-related photos taken recently (no bikes allowed)?

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Re: Any cycle-related photos taken recently (no bikes allowed)?

Postby PH » 31 Aug 2018, 11:00am

tim-b wrote:Hi
Cycled to Meriden today; I'd always thought that WW1 was 1914-1918, but some Googling tells me that the Treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919, and that the official end was 1920. Every day's a school day :)
A few metres away stands a 500 year-old cross marking the Centre of England. OS calculated in 2002 that the geographical centre was actually 11 miles further north; cue lots of arguments
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Also on the green in Meriden (Sorry no photo without bike) is Wayfarer's bench.
The plaque reads:

To the memory of
Wayfarer (WM Robinson)
Who died 17th September 1956
His devotion to the pastime of cycling
Inspired many to enjoy the countryside
and the open road
Erected on behalf of all cyclists by
The Cyclists’ Touring Club

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Re: Any cycle-related photos taken recently (no bikes allowed)?

Postby The utility cyclist » 31 Aug 2018, 4:47pm

botty wrote:November 1918 was the armistice I.e. Ceasefire. The actual end of hostilities was only agreed in 1919.

There's no logical reason to commemorate fallen comrades beyond the point of when the hostilities ceased and factually no-one was killed beyond the date of the Armistice of Compiègne which is widely accepted as the end of WWI.
If you want to be pedantic the Treaty of Versailles whilst agreed upon and signed in 1919 didn't formally come into effect until January 10th 1920 which is the true official end of WWI, thus to be accurate the memorial should be 1914-1920 :roll:

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Re: Any cycle-related photos taken recently (no bikes allowed)?

Postby colin54 » 12 Sep 2018, 12:19am

I don't particularly like all this ' cote de'........ they name the climbs after in Yorkshire

nowadays, it seems a bit naff to me , here's an example in Pool that I saw on Sunday

whilst on a visit to Yorkshire.

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Re: Any cycle-related photos taken recently (no bikes allowed)?

Postby JamesE » 12 Sep 2018, 1:01am

What I did on my recent holidays:
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Re: Any cycle-related photos taken recently (no bikes allowed)?

Postby brynpoeth » 12 Sep 2018, 1:50am

colin54 wrote:I don't particularly like all this ' cote de'........ they name the climbs after in Yorkshire

nowadays, it seems a bit naff to me , here's an example in Pool that I saw on Sunday

whilst on a visit to Yorkshire.

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Re: Any cycle-related photos taken recently (no bikes allowed)?

Postby colin54 » 12 Sep 2018, 7:13am

Pretentious tautology at that, in Yorkshire of all places.