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Re: Didn't know cyclists could be fined for speeding!

CTC Forum - On the road - 13 March 2015 - 11:19pm
By a similar logic "I put it to you m'lud that my client cannot be guilty of drink driving, as his car is not fitted with any device for measuring the alcohol content of his body"

I missed linking a more recent thread suggesting it's not just Royal Parks where cyclists may face enforceable speed limits.

Re: Tour of Brittany

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 13 March 2015 - 11:05pm
al_yrpal wrote:I did 14 days there in June four years ago. It hosed it down for days. I can remember the water cascading off my helmet, and there were headwinds sometimes 70kmhr. All whist Glasgow basked in warm sunshine. Its our equivalent of Cornwall so the weather can be very poor sometimes. Take some good wind and waterproofs!

Al
But don't let our experience put you off going!

Re: Didn't know cyclists could be fined for speeding!

CTC Forum - On the road - 13 March 2015 - 11:02pm
Bike aren't required by law to have speedometers so how can they enforce this. Any lawyer worth his salt would have that thrown out.

Getting contours on OSM of Italy for Garmin

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 13 March 2015 - 10:26pm
We've managed to download Openfietsmaplite onto our Garmin, but I'm struggling to create a sensible route without seeing contours. Any suggestions on what I should do?
Should I delete the maps I've downloaded and try to download maps eg from Velomap or Bikeroute toaster? Or there's a site which is charging £9.99 which doesn't seem unreasonable.
I'd greatly appreciate some advice.

Re: Didn't know cyclists could be fined for speeding!

CTC Forum - On the road - 13 March 2015 - 10:20pm
I do not know whether Rory Palmer received any legal advice before choosing to enter a guilty plea.

Re: Didn't know cyclists could be fined for speeding!

CTC Forum - On the road - 13 March 2015 - 10:11pm
gaz wrote:I'd guess it remains untested in a courtroom.If it was tested, it wouldn't stand up.
There isn't a speed limit for running.

Re: Didn't know cyclists could be fined for speeding!

CTC Forum - On the road - 13 March 2015 - 10:03pm
Older thread with links to even earlier ones discussing ambiguities in the wordings of the bye-laws.

I'd guess it remains untested in a courtroom.

Re: cycling to Italy

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 13 March 2015 - 9:53pm
Oo
Barga
Italian fish and chips
Are they good.
Did you go to the sagra/festa?

Re: Didn't know cyclists could be fined for speeding!

CTC Forum - On the road - 13 March 2015 - 9:36pm
Richmond park (and the other Royal parks I believe) are subject to special by-laws including one which imposes a speed limit on cyclists. This is not the case on ordinary public roads. So the Park authorities are perfectly within their rights in prosecuting the cyclist for speeding. Whether a cyclist could have a defence in that it is not mandatory to carry a computer or similar, so a cyclist may not know what speed they are doing - well that's debatable. Probably one for the legal experts!

All I know is, I've done a few rides in RP and I've been warned about this. Not that I'm the most likely person to break the speed limit!

Re: Didn't know cyclists could be fined for speeding!

CTC Forum - On the road - 13 March 2015 - 9:29pm
They can't for the most part. Except in the Royal Parks. Even though there was an article a while ago claiming they didn't have the right?

Didn't know cyclists could be fined for speeding!

CTC Forum - On the road - 13 March 2015 - 9:26pm
I genuinely didn't know cyclists could be fined for speeding!

The road in question is a 20mph road in Richmond park, where I cycle regularly. They had lasers out the other day, however I assumed this was for cars....

The guy was caught at 41mph and was fined £65, issued a surcharge of £20 and £65 costs - total of £150!

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/s ... 99781.html

Re: cycling to Italy

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 13 March 2015 - 8:36pm
Hi Linda
I did Glasgow -Barga 7 years ago. At that time the Rosyth-Zeebrugge ferry was still on. So I cycled to Rosyth. I went down through Belgium into Luxembourg then France across to Strasbourg then down to Basel. I took a detour across to Zurich to meet up with Rico who did the stretch from there to Barga with me. We crossed over the Gottardo and then went across to Piacenza and crossed over the appenino at Borgo Taro taking us to Aulla. We then came up the hill to Castelnuovo - Castelvecchio - Barga.
I can let you know more details of the exact route I took. There were some good cycle track sections - for example a long stretch going to Strasbourg and then also a long stretch in Italy taking the navigli around Milan.
When are you thinking of doing it?

Lio (Moscardini)

Re: The ultimate battery charger for touring?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 13 March 2015 - 8:36pm
PH wrote:Tacascarow wrote:. What I've read suggests fast charging reduces lifespan by 20%, that's still 100s of cycles before it's below 80% capacity,
Does ultra fast charging (alarmingly dubbed "cooking" by some) do permanent damage or can it be assumed to be minimalreversible as long as most charging is done at a slower pace?
I use rechargeables as i sometimes use a Hope Vision 1 and Hope pretty much says that normal cells aren't up to the job.

Re: Bike

CTC Forum - On the road - 13 March 2015 - 8:33pm
Valbrona wrote:Picked up a 3ft live snake in Matlock Bath (Derbys) once and placed it off the road into someone's garden thinking 'that was big for a grass snake, and come to think of it it didn't look very grass snake-like'. Rode home thinking 'maybe it was actually something like a black mamba that had escaped from someone's home'.
Three feet is quite a normal length for a grass snake, in fact I've seen them longer than that. They can be quite variable in colour (so can adders).

Re: Hit and Run - Sheffield

CTC Forum - On the road - 13 March 2015 - 8:29pm
If those children are being set that sort of example, time for Social Services to take a look....

Re: Hit and Run - Sheffield

CTC Forum - On the road - 13 March 2015 - 8:05pm
Mushroom Lane crosses Crookes Valley Road - but you can only turn down Mushroom Lane towards Netherthorpe. Apparently there are two schools in that direction, Bethany School - described as a Christian school and Netherthorpe Primary. Either way, I wouldn't have thought it would take too much effort to find the driver/passenger responsible. I bet the parents responsible are walking their kids to school now - that said, they're probably so stupid that they're not.

Feel sorry for the lad. Those cuts to his face will take ages to heal. Could have been much worse I suppose.

Re: Handlebar bag views and costs

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 13 March 2015 - 6:36pm
I got one from Halfords too......it slowly takes the skin off my knuckles on a long ride as it isn't fixed far enough away from the bar-tops. If only the fixing was half an inch longer it would have been saved from the cupboard of history.

Re: Tour of Brittany

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 13 March 2015 - 6:29pm
I did 14 days there in June four years ago. It hosed it down for days. I can remember the water cascading off my helmet, and there were headwinds sometimes 70kmhr. All whist Glasgow basked in warm sunshine. Its our equivalent of Cornwall so the weather can be very poor sometimes. Take some good wind and waterproofs!

Al

Re: Tour of Brittany

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 13 March 2015 - 6:23pm
That's useful information Simon, my comment was based on my experience going in the middle of June when I had 4 days of rain and two without. I've also been in mid-September in our campervan and it was so wet and windy we went south which is easy enough to do with an engine. It is after all the Atlantic coast and if a depression comes in it gets wet. Warm, wet in my case in June and not a problem but compared to say Spain or the south of France I guess there is a greater chance of rain - but it didn't put me off, and won't for future trips.
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