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Re: Motorcycles using cycle designated parking

14 December 2014 - 10:35am
Tonyf33 wrote:With regard to Enforcement by the police, surely if someone is breaking the rules the police HAVE to act if told of the offence, how can they not, what absolves them from acting, what gives them the right to pick and choose what they act on..

It isn't a criminal offence, hasn't been for some time:
Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004 (TMA) provides for the civil
enforcement of most types of parking contraventions. It replaces Part II and
Schedule 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1991

Re: Edge 1000

14 December 2014 - 9:40am
Thanks all for the replies.....
Looked at the mobile phone option but 2 things struck me with going down that route
1. New phone would mean new case and potentially new sensors i.e my current phone has Ant+ my next phone might not.
2. Its not a particularly 'cheap' option once you add on the cost of a case £30, battery pack £30 and app £5 especially when the Garmin option is around £75 and less hassle.

I did end up getting an E1000 performance edition for £372 which once seems good value even without pricing in a cost factor for the phone.

1 thing I wasn't able to find out was how good phone gps is in relation to accuracy in difficult situations and type of recording i.e 1 second or smart recording.

Re: Motorcycles using cycle designated parking

14 December 2014 - 7:48am
snibgo wrote:Ryan wrote:Am i really the only one that thinks this is off?
Is if "off"? Yes. Is it illegal? That depends.

If the land was part of the highway, and there were no parking restrictions, then motorists can park where they want provided they don't cause an "unnecessary obstruction".


Not around here!

We have a FedEx van regularly parks blocking the access. To a cycle track, but according to the Police the rad is a dead end and even though you cannot get a cycle through it cannot be an obstruction because itbis a dead end

Re: Motorcycles using cycle designated parking

14 December 2014 - 12:35am
I recently noticed a motor scooter parking in the cycle bays at Sainsbury's, as the motorcycle parking is about 25metres away and the cycle bays are generally packed even during winter I'm well pleased if I have to find another spot to leave my bike. So after it being parked in such a way that it was taking up two spaces I decided to photograph it and let customer services take care of it.
It seemed pretty clear it was a member of staffs' bike and so far I haven't seen it back.
I just think motorcyclists take the mick with their use of cycle lanes & parking not to mention their overly agressive riding in instances that have shown to be to everyone's detriment.

As for your comment Kwackers about inconsiderate cyclists locking their bikes up on railings etc, if there is no facility where the hell are we suppose to lock our bikes??
I offered a simple & inexpensive solution with regard cycle parking in Letchworth town centre before the million pound + redevelopment by the heritage Foundation (majority land owner in the town) and they simply ignored it.
The sooner all major chains and councils start putting up proper parking bays/stands for cyclists to leave their bikes the better.

With regard to Enforcement by the police, surely if someone is breaking the rules the police HAVE to act if told of the offence, how can they not, what absolves them from acting, what gives them the right to pick and choose what they act on..

Re: Motorcycles using cycle designated parking

13 December 2014 - 10:04pm
I remember trying to warn a motorcyclist with a very nice bike it might not be advisable to park his motorbike locked to the Huntingdon Sainsburys cycle parking area, mostly cos people would be more likely to scratch his bike. He seemed to take it as a threat from me!
It's tricky with motorbikes, you really do need something to anchor it to, my friends CBR was locked and alarmed in Cambridge at a m/c park but was presumably lifted into a van.
In St.Ives, Cambs we mostly have about 1-3 spaces taken up by done in cycles with advertising boards on them for local shops, God that's annoying.

Re: Leicester Area Audax Riders

13 December 2014 - 9:42pm
I agree about riding the distance for training. I began by being happy if I'd rode at least half the distance within two weeks of the event. I ended up being happy if I'd rode a quarter of the distance. Working as a shepherd, due to lambing, I never got any spring miles in and twice started my year with a 400 in May.

Re: Leicester Area Audax Riders

13 December 2014 - 8:03pm
When i started to audax there were plenty of people riding the events who were well under 45....
The trouble with long distance riding, it takes up so much time at weekends when time can be precious. Not many riders do repeated rides most weekends at audax distance (though there are some who audax most weekends in order to score points they need for competitions.
Most people do club rides and only actually ride the distances when they are doing an audax (certainly that is what i do, except when i ride an occasional 100 mile ride).

Re: Leicester Area Audax Riders

13 December 2014 - 3:44pm
If you are working, you usually have stuff to do (other than riding your bike) at weekends, so can't afford the time to do 120 mile bike rides which take around 10 hours including stops.

Most club rides are of that pace but are usually only around 80-100km. You could ride with a club but extend the ride afterwards. Certainly Notts CTC groups typically do 80-100 miles on a Sunday in summer, less in winter, but probably at a lower average speed than you are looking for.

Re: Feeling guilty whilst not cycling & car use thru illness

13 December 2014 - 11:52am
Moodyman1 wrote:.... no shame

Yeah,no shame in being ill,and no guilt complex for not riding because of that either.
It's bad enough not being well,without feeling guilty for it too

Re: Motorcycles using cycle designated parking when they're

13 December 2014 - 11:07am
meic wrote:I reckon that if you want a law enforced you first have to KNOW that a law has been broken.

As the authorities dont seem so sure, you should find chapter and verse in the regulations CERTAINLY before assaulting a minor just because you think so.

I manage to share the new cycle stands with the motorcyclists which is just as well as I am normally the only cyclist who leaves their bike there amongst many motorcycles. As it is very difficult to get cars prosecuted for parking on the pavement, I see little chance of getting motorcyclists prosecuted. Though my motorbike did get a ticket on the "pavement*" where there were double yellow lines on the road.

*actually the border of the war memorial.
Hmm not in Lambeth. We get the local council tiny cars with cameras on enforcing that - even give you a ticket for parking on your own land next the pavement. So maybe op need to contact the appropriate council dept

Re: Feeling guilty whilst not cycling & car use thru illness

13 December 2014 - 11:06am
Point is that upper respiratory tract infections don't go further down because it's a bit too warm for them down in the lungs: they flourish better in nose, throat & larynx. If you go cycling or running in cold weather you cool down your trachea and maybe bronchi, and at the same time your elevated breathing rate and force sucks the infection down into your lungs, which are now a pleasant environment.

If you don't do this for long and warm up again quickly you can be OK, but 20 miles on the bike would be just about perfect for something nasty to start. Once it's down in the lungs and running nicely then once you warm up again it'll be a bit too warm for it but it'll make the best of a bad job.

A chum of mine gave himself pneumonia this way, and my wife's running forum is full of folk with stories such as "It didn't stop me running. It's gone away now but I've got this chesty cough I can't shift". Him and 3 million other hard cases.

Re: Good road US road sign

13 December 2014 - 10:32am
Elizabethsdad wrote:Audax67 wrote:The bike needs a glove box to keep the .38 in.
I would suggest openly carried in a hip holster would be more effective and dude a .38? seriously? Berretta 92F surely.

I disagree, the .38 and 9mm are almost identical in their ballistics. My choice would be a 1911A1 the .45ACP has much better stopping power!

Re: Motorcycles using cycle designated parking when they're

13 December 2014 - 10:15am
meic wrote:I reckon that if you want a law enforced you first have to KNOW that a law has been broken.

As the authorities dont seem so sure, you should find chapter and verse in the regulations CERTAINLY before assaulting a minor just because you think so.

I manage to share the new cycle stands with the motorcyclists which is just as well as I am normally the only cyclist who leaves their bike there amongst many motorcycles. As it is very difficult to get cars prosecuted for parking on the pavement, I see little chance of getting motorcyclists prosecuted. Though my motorbike did get a ticket on the "pavement*" where there were double yellow lines on the road.

*actually the border of the war memorial.As the pavement is part of the highway double yellows mean there should be no parking on the highway - carriageway, pavement or verge - regardless of where the lines are. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/312242/the-highway-code-road-markings.pdf
However many motorists around here seem to regard parking on the pavement (footway) circumvents the double line restriction.

Re: Leicester Area Audax Riders

13 December 2014 - 8:59am
Have checked but as far as I understand they only go out during the week. Unfortunately I work. As I am only 45 young still have a way to go. The feeling I get it seems the whole audax thing is more for the older generation as I am unable to find people of my age within my area. Never thought it would be so difficult to find a few people who would like to get on a bike and ride for 150/200 km on a Saturday or Sunday using GPS or map work enjoying the scenery stopping at coffee shops at around average 15 or so mph.

Re: Leicester Area Audax Riders

13 December 2014 - 12:21am
I'm based in North Leics and have just started on Audaxes. I would probably be a bit slow for you though. I average 12 mph and a 200 would be 40 miles further than I have ever ridden. As a suggestion how about contacting one of the Leics CTC groups

Re: Road Revolution £15Bn on roads..yet naff all for cycling

12 December 2014 - 11:50pm
Bicycler wrote:reohn2 wrote:Mark1978 wrote:
The dirtiest train station I've ever encountered.

You've not been to Manchester Victoria then
+1

Re: Leicester Area Audax Riders

12 December 2014 - 9:42pm
Grandad wrote:The TV programme is here

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04v5hhh/the-adventure-show-20142015-episode-5

One of the riders is wearing a Leicester Road Club jersey.................................

Thanks for posting this. What a lovely inspirational programme!
Personally, this distances and sleep deprivation are not my thing, but I've toured a lot in Scotland and recognise many parts.
Perfect winter's evening fantasy cycling.

Re: Road Revolution £15Bn on roads..yet naff all for cycling

12 December 2014 - 9:17pm
reohn2 wrote:Mark1978 wrote:mrjemm wrote:[he place is clean

The dirtiest train station I've ever encountered.

You've not been to Manchester Victoria then
+1

Re: Motorcycles using cycle designated parking

12 December 2014 - 8:19pm
Horizon, et al.

Please could you change your post subject title with regard to forum conventions to avoid causing offence.

Many thanks.

Re: Re, Idiots on bikes

12 December 2014 - 7:05pm
Sagwagon wrote:This is a post ive copied from the Bolsover and District CC facebook page. Makes me feel proud to be a cyclist. "Rode through Bakewell today, stopped off to use the facilities and was approached by an official looking person and asked to put the word out. It appears a group of road cyclists in hi vis stuff rode through the closed roads. The roads were closed for the armistice parade. Apparently the cyclists shouted at the marching band to get out of the way. Obviously the people of Bakewell were none to impressed with this behaviour."

Not good.

I'm usually pulling into the office carpark by 07:20 AM and arriving home by about 16:30 at the latest, so the roads are relatively quiet much of the time. But on two occasions recently, I found myself going into the Square Mile at around 9 AM and leaving it at around 5 PM. And I had forgotten just how many utter f1cknuggets were riding around on two wheels these days.

The red light jumpers, the pavement cyclists, the mouth-breather passing me on the left, the r3tards coming out of side streets without even glancing to check that they could...

I'm glad to be back to an early rise.

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