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Re: New Bike

CTC Forum - On the road - 8 August 2015 - 6:38pm
Hi all, thanks for the ideas. I had a fair idea of what I wanted from the rest of the bike but knew the colours might be difficult.

I've gone for Gun metal grey with light blue detailing and transfers. Something like this with the Mercian transfer in the same blue as everything else. It's quite a wait until the frame will be ready so I imagine there is time to change my mind!

I have been told it's boring so if that's a general opinion I'd be interested in hearing it.

Re: Japan tour: Southern Islands

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 8 August 2015 - 6:32pm
Don't bother taking an umbrella they are clamping down on cycling with one.
http://road.cc/content/news/160474-poli ... g-cyclists

Re: Burly blokes on the pavement - why?

CTC Forum - MTB - 8 August 2015 - 6:22pm
mjr wrote:She shouldn't do that (I'd be tempted to report the assault to help get split cycleway/footways)

Split cycleway/footways never work in my experience. The pedestrians are still legally allowed to walk on the cycleway and do, often in complete ignorance of it being a cycleway.

Re: Calais Battlefield Tour

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 8 August 2015 - 6:07pm
Very good, Nigelrojo, very good!
On the first leg, Cambrai to Mons, could we fit a bit of pave in. Just fancy a little taste of it
Are any of the famous climbs in that part of Flanders?
We might be able to get a driver to back us up, but if not the train option looks good

St ives, Cornwall

CTC Forum - On the road - 8 August 2015 - 4:49pm
Hi all,
We are off to Cornwall on friday for our family holiday and staying in St Ives. I will be taking the bike down for the first time and wondered if anyone had cycled around this lovely part of the country, lookong to do 20-30miles a day and looking for some nice coast roads.


Re: Specialized Awol

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 8 August 2015 - 3:33pm
Samuelriley wrote:Or they're discounted because the 2016's are out. Why would you buy the 2015 at the same price as the 2016?

Is the right answer

If they weren't selling the discounts would have started earlier.

Re: Scottish weather has me freaked out!

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 8 August 2015 - 3:07pm
I think we were incredibly lucky when we did Dover to Cape Wrath in the heatwave of July 2013. It was hot right up until the far north of Scotland. The hottest day was I think in Dumfries and Galloway. The white beaches of the west coast of Scotland were like the Caribbean. And due to the extreme heat, midges were noticeable by their absence. The horseflies, or 'clegs' though were out in force and I got loads of bites.

Play on Pedals at Commonwealth Games Anniversary event

Play on Pedals blog - 5 August 2015 - 4:12pm

Last weekend Play on Pedals Instructors delivered two days of drop-in sessions in George Square, as part of the 2014 Commonwealth Games anniversary celebrations with Glasgow Life.

Children flocked to the Play on Pedals area and over the weekend our Instructors signed in over 90 children, many of whom left being able to ride pedal bikes. Our Instructors, on the other hand left exhausted and in bed by 7pm!

Anne, one of our Instructors was also interviewed by the on-site radio about Play on Pedals, which was broadcast across the Square.

What a fantastic event, celebrating the legacy of the games and demonstrating the enthusiasm of young Glasgow to get cycling!

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