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Re: Helmet light

3 November 2014 - 9:10am
Mick F wrote:Si wrote:Certainly a good idea off road.I agree on that, but it's a moot point that they are lawful for use on the road.

If you look round, you are shining a white light to the rear. Not legal.

Certainly not a great plan, but not sure it's illegal, since it isn't a vehicle light. It's a bit grey in terms of the RVLR as far as I can see...

Re: Helmet light

3 November 2014 - 9:03am
...and remember you can blind drivers in a variety of settings as i was blinded a couple of nights back while driving a big van and pulling out of a junction.. as the rider aimed his hedlight directly at me.

Re: Helmet light

3 November 2014 - 8:50am
Si wrote:Certainly a good idea off road.I agree on that, but it's a moot point that they are lawful for use on the road.

If you look round, you are shining a white light to the rear. Not legal.

Re: Helmet light

3 November 2014 - 8:40am
Certainly a good idea off road.
On road naybe need to think about the type of light you are using - after all you don't want to risk blinding the driver behind you every time you look back! And also it would be a good thing to still have a be seen by light on the bars so there is always a forward pointing light (this would be a legal requirement too).

I use be-seen-by LEDs on my hat when I wear it because it gives me an extra place to mount lights and also puts them higher up so _might_ be more noticeable under some peculiar circumstances.

On the other hand...we do have a thread about the possible impacts (forgive the pun) of having a light on your head should your head make contact with the road.

Re: Have you been knocked OFF in a collision while cycling?

2 November 2014 - 11:31pm
It's the driving that's dangerous!

Re: Helmet light

2 November 2014 - 9:26pm
depends what you want it for...

Helmet light

2 November 2014 - 9:01pm
I've got an Exposure Diablo light on my handlebar but am toying with the idea of getting a helmet light as well. Lighting where I'm looking rather than going seems a good idea!

Is it worth while or a waste of money?

Re: no no no cycling?

2 November 2014 - 8:45pm
thirdcrank wrote:A recent thread about CYCLISTS DISMOUNT signs turned into a discussion of NO CYCLING signs with a redundant red diagonal.
It is only redundant in legal terms. In practical terms, it isn't redundant at all, it's a very good idea. If only all signs indicated "no..." by putting diagonal bars across. I've never been able to remember which is you do and you don't out of those signs with the big red arrow and the small black one or the other way around, even though they occur in the country in which I live. On the other hand, the French sign which indicates "you don't have priority" by putting a diagonal bar across something, who cares what - a yellow lozenge with a white border or something - I have no difficulty in understanding that even though I don't go to France very much.

Re: Have you been knocked OFF in a collision while cycling?

2 November 2014 - 8:20pm
I go back to my previous post.
Cycling is not dangerous.
Those that wish to portray it as so will have us banned from the roads.
Don't talk us off the roads.

Re: Pushing a bike on a footpath.

2 November 2014 - 8:16pm
Set up a hidden camera to see if the landowner ever drives along the whole road in one go, i.e. not for access. Then just ignore the signs as they do.

Re: Name the landmark

2 November 2014 - 7:57pm
Well done Buryman, will try harder next time.

Re: Name the landmark

2 November 2014 - 7:56pm
Peel Tower above Ramsbottom Lancashire.

Re: Name the landmark

2 November 2014 - 7:50pm
How about this?

landmark.jpg

Re: Cafe & coffee

2 November 2014 - 5:19pm
Called at the tearoom in Hovingham (Howardian Hills, N Yorks) yesterday. Had Apple pie and cream and a latte. I nearly fell over when they asked for £6.55. I t was £2.95 for the latte - dearer than Costa etc. I won't be calling there again unless I am desperate! I hadn't paid so much for lunch in Pickering!

Re: Unbelievable

2 November 2014 - 11:31am
reohn2 wrote:It was me who posted the quote you attribute to Boney.

Apologies and now corrected.

Re: Unbelievable

2 November 2014 - 10:06am
I've been cut up twice at the same mini-roundabout by instructors without pupils (and Youtubed them) - I got a reply from the school on one occasion - though it wasn't clear whether she was excusing the unaccompanied instructor...

(unusually I didn't actually swear ! - the car horn is mine)

"Bubble Driving School Bristol BN62YLV MGIF yards from roundabout"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrQhBFg9psQ

I posted because when I saw the following video yesterday, I initially associated it with the CTC, but have just realised it isn't ..

"A driving instructor & a cycle trainer explain why cyclists sometimes ride in the middle of the road "

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJHXzt7TC2k

Re: Unbelievable

2 November 2014 - 9:37am
reohn2 wrote:TonyR wrote:Bonefishblues wrote:I phoned the number on top of the driving school car,and asked if he could advise his pupil to steer a bit wider and give cyclists more room,his reply was along the lines of "stop bleating he didn't hit you did he? I get tired of hearing it from you cyclists"


Clearly he gets a lot of cyclists contacting him about his poor standards of instruction. I wonder why?

It was me who posted the quote you attribute to Boney.
Yes I agree it was my conclusion too.
I've heard of putting words in my mouth, but come on

Re: Unbelievable

2 November 2014 - 8:44am
TonyR wrote:Bonefishblues wrote:I phoned the number on top of the driving school car,and asked if he could advise his pupil to steer a bit wider and give cyclists more room,his reply was along the lines of "stop bleating he didn't hit you did he? I get tired of hearing it from you cyclists"


Clearly he gets a lot of cyclists contacting him about his poor standards of instruction. I wonder why?

It was me who posted the quote you attribute to Boney.
Yes I agree it was my conclusion too.

Re: Unbelievable

2 November 2014 - 8:41am
reohn2 wrote:I phoned the number on top of the driving school car,and asked if he could advise his pupil to steer a bit wider and give cyclists more room,his reply was along the lines of "stop bleating he didn't hit you did he? I get tired of hearing it from you cyclists"


Clearly he gets a lot of cyclists contacting him about his poor standards of instruction. I wonder why?

Re: Unbelievable

2 November 2014 - 8:22am
honesty wrote:email the driving instructor, would be interested to see what they say!


... or do what I did when I had one ranting about how I had no right to be on the road because there was a cycle path. Unfortunately all of it on the GoPro, neatly showing him and the window of the car.


Now whilst I remembered the registration I selective amnesia meant that I forgot the name of the driving school, and to watch the part of the video where the car pulled away


Sent the video by email to ALL the local driving schools

Almost all replied agreeing that it was a completely unacceptable standard, and identifying the correct School

Then forwarded all of these replies, asking what they were going to do with a driving instructor who according to his peers was completely in the wrong and behaving unacceptably

The School agreed and retrained him, formally apologised, and gave assurances that erroneous teaching that the pupil in the car would be corrected

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