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Re: Tesco delivery van driver

CTC Forum - On the road - 3 July 2014 - 9:16am
Hmmm, my experience of those guys is that they are always on the phone..

Al

Re: Road Closed for TdF - what does it actually mean?

CTC Forum - Racing - 3 July 2014 - 9:11am
Steve922 wrote:Thanks for the link. That gives some information about cycling on the day but I can't find anything about car access, parking, overnight, etc.

You can't park on the route as far as I know. When I cycled it there were signs warning that any parked vehicles will be towed away. As for parking, it's tricky, I don't think there's an official list as such, especially if like myself you're planning to park up some miles away and cycle in.

Re: Road Closed for TdF - what does it actually mean?

CTC Forum - Racing - 3 July 2014 - 9:02am
Thanks for the link. That gives some information about cycling on the day but I can't find anything about car access, parking, overnight, etc.

Re: Tesco delivery van driver

CTC Forum - On the road - 3 July 2014 - 8:47am
Just goes to show: the courtesy I experience from other road users far outweighs the abuse. It seems, and I hope, it's the same for others.

Excuse me, got to pop out and do some shopping....

....at Tesco's .

Re: Tesco delivery van driver

CTC Forum - On the road - 3 July 2014 - 7:09am
One of our local Sainburys delivery drivers is a keen cyclist and we often manage to compare notes when he's dropping off our weekly shop. I wonder which will be the first major supermarket to switch to pedal power for deliveries?

Re: Tesco delivery van driver

CTC Forum - On the road - 3 July 2014 - 5:53am
Someone has to say it...

Every little helps!

Road Closed for TdF - what does it actually mean?

CTC Forum - Racing - 2 July 2014 - 11:45pm
On the road from Holmfirth to the summit of Holme Moss, I see it is announced that the road will be closed next Sunday from early morning until early evening. What does that actually mean?

I assume motor traffic will not be allowed to enter the road from either end during those hours but what about walkers, cyclists, disability scooters, etc.
And will we be able to travel up there at 4 a.m. to park up and wait near the top?

I can find quite a lot of info on the Internet but its all not very clear and the above questions are not answered anywhere. I've found a few quotes saying 'I would think that....' or 'Well, probably....' and things like that but does anyone actually know for sure?

Re: collecting my new bike

CTC Forum - On the road - 2 July 2014 - 11:28pm
foxyrider wrote:It is a requirement on Cycle Schemes that everything be processed together - we do hundreds of them! However there is no requirement for you to take everything from the store in one go.

A work colleague had this issue last year with his C2W LoC. He went for a £700 bike but when it was time to process the LoC the bike had dropped down to £500 so had to 'spend' the balance on lights, computer and mudguards.

My C2W bike has changed again today but when I placed the original order I asked for mudguards and rack to be fitted by the shop. I'm capable of doing it myself but prefer the shop to do it.

Re: Tesco delivery van driver

CTC Forum - On the road - 2 July 2014 - 11:24pm
Not everyone is bad.

Re: Wiggins not riding TdF.

CTC Forum - Racing - 2 July 2014 - 11:07pm
I had much the same thought, seems Dowsett and Millar just got ill at the wrong time, fairly surprised Peter Kennaugh isn't there, not been following his season though, other than he won the British Championship last Sunday. Think there needs to be another British team, maybe one not going all out for the GC.

Tesco delivery van driver

CTC Forum - On the road - 2 July 2014 - 10:56pm
Coming home from town this afternoon, I needed to change to the right-hand filter lane. I signalled and moved into what I thought was a large enough gap in front of a van. It then switched to the inner lane and pulled up on my left as we both stopped for the traffic lights. The window opened and I braced myself for some abuse even though I reckoned my manoeuvre had been all right. Conversation goes like this:

Him: "Keeping fit, then?"

Me: "Trying to - it's hard work in this wind."

Him: "I know - I like riding my bike but I've got a bad back at the moment and can't go very far."

Me: "Ah, that's bad luck"

Him, as his light changes to green and he drives off: "Have a nice day!"



I thought I'd post as an alternative to the bad experiences.

Re: What do you think about this overshoes?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 2 July 2014 - 8:23pm
jamesgilbert wrote:I have these overshoes, I can recommend them. Cheap, lightweight, easy to put on with a bit of practice and they do keep your feet dry.

Thanks to all I have just bought them

Re: Surly Long Haul Trucker or Thorn Sherpa

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 2 July 2014 - 8:02pm
Thread from 2009... Tutenkamun got the last of that deal.

Re: Surly Long Haul Trucker or Thorn Sherpa

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 2 July 2014 - 7:50pm
Monsieur wrote:Can bikes such as LHT be bought over the web from the UK and then delivered to a UK address?
As far as I'm aware, Surly stopped selling complete bikes via online retailers in 2011. See here: http://surlybikes.com/blog/post/the_way_we_do_things .

Re: Surly Long Haul Trucker or Thorn Sherpa

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 2 July 2014 - 7:09pm
Does that price include sales tax?

Re: Surly Long Haul Trucker or Thorn Sherpa

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 2 July 2014 - 6:52pm
Can bikes such as LHT be bought over the web from the UK and then delivered to a UK address?

Re: France: La Manche to Le Med -advice?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 2 July 2014 - 6:49pm
France En Velo by Walsh and Reynolds: detailed description in English of St Malo to Nice.
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