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Re: Private 'toll road' - cyclists not welcome.

6 August 2014 - 10:43am
On other reports it mentions that pedestrians and cyclists are still allowed to use the normal road (which is of course free ).

Not that many would be there in the first place as they would be using the Bristol-Bath cyclepath.

This is one of the few occasions where cyclists (and pedestrians) do seem to be far better catered for than the motorists!

Private 'toll road' - cyclists not welcome.

6 August 2014 - 10:36am
This:
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/shor ... mentpage=1
(you need to watch the video to see the 'no cyclists' sign).

Anyone know the area? Do cyclists have an alternative? If not, should someone take it up with this bloke, in no uncertain terms?

I and my family were seriously inconvenienced by a lengthy road closure in our area, earlier this year, the only alternative for cyclists was a busy main road. At least no-one tried to set up a toll road alongside...

Re: Wrong way up a one way street.

6 August 2014 - 9:33am
kwackers wrote:[XAP]Bob wrote:But then they won't have seen the no entry sign either....

So they won't know it's an "exit only" far end.
That's not really what I meant.
If the 'no entry' end has a 'except cycles' sign on it then it's meaningless to any drivers travelling the right way down the road and so you'd still get hassle off them as you use the contra-flow.

If however he meant on the start of the road under the one way arrow then I'm unsure that's any less clear than the contraflow sign anyway which is fairly large and obvious...

What I wanted to know was which end the poster was thinking of.
But there is no sign that you've "disobeyed" they've not passed the no entry sign (with or without the except cycles sign) yet...

Re: Dissertation Birmingham Commuters

6 August 2014 - 8:56am
As both my wife and I are no longer commuters we can not help directly.

But you may find Birmingham Cyclists Forum helpful.
Assuming that you did not know of them before.

Re: Wrong way up a one way street.

6 August 2014 - 8:52am
[XAP]Bob wrote:But then they won't have seen the no entry sign either....

So they won't know it's an "exit only" far end.
That's not really what I meant.
If the 'no entry' end has a 'except cycles' sign on it then it's meaningless to any drivers travelling the right way down the road and so you'd still get hassle off them as you use the contra-flow.

If however he meant on the start of the road under the one way arrow then I'm unsure that's any less clear than the contraflow sign anyway which is fairly large and obvious...

What I wanted to know was which end the poster was thinking of.

Re: Wrong way up a one way street.

6 August 2014 - 8:46am
kwackers wrote:mjr wrote:Roll on wider use of "Except Cycles" plates. They can't come soon enough, can they?
Wouldn't they be on the 'wrong end' i.e. at the no entry end rather than the entrance to the street? (In which case the driver won't see them at all unless they try to turn into the street the wrong way).
But then they won't have seen the no entry sign either....

So they won't know it's an "exit only" far end.

Re: Wrong way up a one way street.

6 August 2014 - 8:41am
mjr wrote:Roll on wider use of "Except Cycles" plates. They can't come soon enough, can they?
Wouldn't they be on the 'wrong end' i.e. at the no entry end rather than the entrance to the street? (In which case the driver won't see them at all unless they try to turn into the street the wrong way).

Re: Biased?

6 August 2014 - 8:34am
Flinders wrote:I used to live in the Kings Cross area and cycled round there. The nearest 'hills' I recall were quite a long way away. Like at Highgate, the Zoo, and Holloway. And even they wouldn't get called hills where I come from.
Is there really a hill in King's Cross?
Of course there is!
kings x hill.jpg

Re: Dissertation Birmingham Commuters

6 August 2014 - 6:58am
Define “Experienced”?

One trip? Two trips? Five thousand trips? Been knocked down by a thirty tonner?

Re: Wrong way up a one way street.

5 August 2014 - 11:30pm
What about 'false one-way streets' ie. ones where there is a no entry sign at one end meaning there is only through traffic in one direction but the road itself is two way. I've been criticised for riding the 'wrong way' down one of those several times.

Re: Biased?

5 August 2014 - 10:53pm
I used to live in the Kings Cross area and cycled round there. The nearest 'hills' I recall were quite a long way away. Like at Highgate, the Zoo, and Holloway. And even they wouldn't get called hills where I come from.
Is there really a hill in King's Cross?

Re: Thirst Whilst Cycling

5 August 2014 - 10:25pm
You don't want a camelbak, or similar?

http://shop.camelbak.com/international- ... all/l/1100

Otherwise, how much tube do you need? Maybe some of the kids' water bottles with pop-up straws would do?

Re: Wrong way up a one way street.

5 August 2014 - 10:07pm
Save time when crossing a one-way street by only looking in the direction of oncoming traffic. - K Thompson, Chichester

When crossing a one-way street always look in BOTH directions in case a large blue furniture removal lorry is reversing the wrong way up the road. - K Thompson, Chichester General Infirmary

Re: Thirst Whilst Cycling

5 August 2014 - 9:33pm
Does anybody know where i can get a drinks bottle with a drinking tube.
I cycle guite a bit on rough tracks and usually wear a full face helmet when doing so.
At the moment i have to stop, remove helmet, because the face guard gets in the way.
Sorry to send this thread slightly off course . . . but whilst on the subject of drink, i thought i'd ask .

Re: Cyclist completely uninjured by steam roller

5 August 2014 - 9:06pm
The chap involved was in the back up event to the elite race.
if indeed it was a closed off event & knowing how riders can be unsighted why was an immovable object like this allowed to be on the road or no warning signs/diverting bollards well before the hazard?

Re: Cyclist completely uninjured by steam roller

5 August 2014 - 8:41pm
foxyrider wrote:If he hadn't been wearing a helmet a/ he wouldn't have been in the race and b/ he might well have had the same crash but probably not as he wouldn't have been racing!

A "helmet nearly killed him" anecdote?

Re: Thirst Whilst Cycling

5 August 2014 - 8:33pm
Hi,
I've been tring very hard to get to 76 kgs for months and I made it

Got home the other day and I was 73 point something

Thats what happens when you dont uptake as much as you sweat pee & blow out, we've all done it

Re: Thirst Whilst Cycling

5 August 2014 - 7:49pm
Funny this thread has come up ........
Out yesterday 90miles. Hot at times, some rain, some hills, some sun.
I took two bottles of water ............ and nowt else.
I'd eaten well for the previous few days.

I had a coupe of boiled eggs and toast for breakfast with a three cups of tea, and was off and away by 08:10.
I never stopped or drank for 49miles. I stopped because the heavens opened and I hid under a tree! Gosh it hammered down! I had a few gulps of water whilst the rain passed, then I was off and away again.

For the next 40miles, I drank the rest of the first bottle, and then started on the second. I made it home at 3pm and still had half a bottle left.

Re: Bike Security Locked At Supermarket Bike Rack

5 August 2014 - 7:34pm
The times I've taken Bike and Trailer to a supermarket, I've ignored the bike racks and locked my rig up to where I wanted it to be locked to. Bike racks are usually in the wrong place, designed badly, and a magnet for bike thieves.

Mainly, designed badly.

Re: Bike Security Locked At Supermarket Bike Rack

5 August 2014 - 7:19pm
Just wait til there's no bikes attached to it then dismantle it and take them the bits.

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