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Re: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham3

CTC Forum - On the road - 4 February 2016 - 8:09pm
foxyrider wrote:Agreed - obviously not looking at traffic behaviour and relying on others to do the watching.
Couldn't see that it was the drivers fault at all, the bike hit the rear of the car so the 'in collision with a car' that the media like to use would, in this instance, be correct!
So you'd be happy to swing across two lanes of traffic without making sure there was no traffic coming and if you happened to hit something whilst turning right you'd claim it was their fault?
Good luck with that.

Re: Eurovelo 6 Accommodation

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 4 February 2016 - 8:01pm
Thanks bikepacker.
Have used Booking.com for a couple of nights at the beginning to get us started. Only concern is they keep saying only 1 or 2 rooms left even this far out. Could just be a way to drum up business of course. Can't believe we won't be able to book just a day or two ahead though the footie tourney may get in the way. Had hoped to stay in smaller places but that may prove tricky - we'll see.

On any recognised walking trail you'd expect an accommodation guide - odd that cycle routes don't have them, unless anyone knows different???!

Re: WESTERN ISLES

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 4 February 2016 - 8:00pm
Went a few years ago in May and hardly saw a cloud ,never mind rain. It was 28 Deg C for a few days and my daily bath was done in the sea.

Apparently it was too hot for the midges..


Amazing trip

Re: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham

CTC Forum - On the road - 4 February 2016 - 7:52pm
I have pruned out the Poplar High St collision into a new topic in "On the Road"

KNOCKED OFF AGAIN!

CTC Forum - On the road - 4 February 2016 - 7:42pm
I'm sorry Steve. I see bad stuff regardless of whether I'm on the bike or not. My Big Dummy has been wearing wideloaders this week and I'm pleasantly surprised how the 48cm extra width makes drivers pass carefully. In 'slim-mode' It doesn't seem to make a difference whether my daughter is on board or not.

I hope you get over the shock pronto and you heal quick. I'm glad you have found some traffic free routes. Hang in there...b

Re: Eurovelo 6 Accommodation

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 4 February 2016 - 6:48pm
I met a couple in Besancon who were doing it and they just booked their accommodation on Booking.com. They did it by planning one day ahead searching each night for the next night's accommodation.

On the subject of accommodation, avoid Formule One hotels. Ibis Budget we have found to be the best in the cheaper range of hotels.

Classic Peugeot Tandem 22" / 20.5"

CTC Forums - Bikes For Sale - 4 February 2016 - 6:42pm
Classic Puegeot Tandem for sale. It is a double gents with twin laterals and measures 22 inches (Captain) and 20.5 (Stoker). Triple front rings geared for touring and runs like new. Health issue is the reason for selling and full details are from Tony tel. 01377 256442. The bike is located in Driffield East. Yorks. Price is £250.
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Re: WESTERN ISLES

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 4 February 2016 - 6:25pm
The hostels are a definite then.
Timing to be decided!

Brutal hit & run - Nottingham3

CTC Forum - On the road - 4 February 2016 - 6:25pm
Vantage wrote:The driver should have stopped regardless of who hit who but that clearly is entirely the cyclists own fault.

Agreed - obviously not looking at traffic behaviour and relying on others to do the watching. Couldn't see that it was the drivers fault at all, the bike hit the rear of the car so the 'in collision with a car' that the media like to use would, in this instance, be correct!

Re: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham

CTC Forum - On the road - 4 February 2016 - 6:25pm
Vantage wrote:The driver should have stopped regardless of who hit who but that clearly is entirely the cyclists own fault.

Agreed - obviously not looking at traffic behaviour and relying on others to do the watching. Couldn't see that it was the drivers fault at all, the bike hit the rear of the car so the 'in collision with a car' that the media like to use would, in this instance, be correct!

Re: WESTERN ISLES

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 4 February 2016 - 6:18pm
re Berneray hostel. I've stayed there a number of times and in recent years it has been looking a bit grubby. But my understanding is that there was work going on late last year to spruce it up a bit. It is a fantastic location though and if you are lucky enough to share it with a good bunch can be a magical place to stay. It can get very popular though and I've been there a couple of times when it seemed a large group had taken the place over and had been there for some time. Still good fun but I prefer it at quieter times and have tended to camp when it is very busy. Oh and there are some fantastic wild camping spots scattered through the Hebrides, you just need to seek them out.

Re: Careless of inconsiderate driving?

CTC Forum - On the road - 4 February 2016 - 6:17pm
interesting stuff. I wear 'lycra' - there I said it. So I've personally had experience of the helmet phenomenom, it really does happen but something else strange too - pannier bags. If I ride without bags I get the usual treatment but same bike with a bag on and suddenly its like a target and everyone is aiming for me! This may be a response to all the 'nouveau' commuters riding through lights, on and off pavements and generally terrorising the populace, having no regard for law, safety or etiquette. One of these I had to actually talk to the other week after she rode up my inside when I was riding P1 (what happened to overtake on the right?), she was doing all of the above wearing a 'Sky ride leader' reflective - its no wonder drivers get irked by some riders antics when someone supposedly having some experience rides in such a poor way, it annoys me on my bike.

Re: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham

CTC Forum - On the road - 4 February 2016 - 5:59pm
Still no word on who it was who got the 6 points and £150 fine? How very strange...

Re: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham

CTC Forum - On the road - 4 February 2016 - 5:58pm
The driver may completely get away with it though, as if they were essentially a named driver, and are claiming not to have been involved, their own insurance won't be affected at all will it?

Re: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham

CTC Forum - On the road - 4 February 2016 - 5:50pm
AndyBSG wrote:But surely to make a civil claim you have to be able to identify who the claim is against which is what the crux of the matter is here?

Also, as it's a higher car will the actual driver even be the one who foots the ball or will it be the hire company?


A claim will go via the owner to their insurer no matter who was driving (unless it has been stolen but even then its possible for the owner to be held to be negligent and therefore liable to a claim against them).

Hire car is good because the hire company will make sure that its insured and claim can be directed at them.

The driver won't pay at all apart from a small excess. The insurer will pay. The driver will pay more next time their own car insurance comes up for renewal of course - when the answer questions about points on their licence and claims history. Some hire companies restrict hire to drivers with points on their licence as well so it will cause problems for them with future vehicle hire.

This incident involved a cyclist and like I said earlier its not unusual for cyclists to be reluctant to claim. Its very unusual for motorists not to claim even for the slightest bump. Cyclists need to become more like motorists in this respect and then motorists might be less inclined to drive in to them.

Re: KNOCKED OFF AGAIN!

CTC Forum - On the road - 4 February 2016 - 5:26pm
Remember that if there is an injury in an accident you should call the police. I hope you did - and that you got the driver's details.

Re: WESTERN ISLES

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 4 February 2016 - 5:26pm
I did a Hebridean end to end (Vatersay to the Butt of Lewis) in September last year and was very enjoyable. After a miserable summer in Scotland, they finally had some good weather in September. May and June can often be good times to go. Re midges, there were quite a lot when I went but they are only really a problem when you are stood still for any length of time outdoors. So if you're not camping they are not really a problem. I did a mixture of camping and BnBs. I stayed at 3 Gatliffe ones - Howmore was excellent and nicely refurbished, Rhenigdale was also nice and very remote. I found Berneray a bit grubby and crowded so I camped outside. The best hostel was at the Garenin Blackhouses on Lewis. £15 a night and probably the most luxurious hostel I've stayed at. They even provide fluffy towels! And they do a great breakfast at the café.

If you are flexible when you can go, you can hopefully get a window of decent weather.

Re: Sardinia

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 4 February 2016 - 5:16pm
I don't seem to be able to find an English version, but this is useful:

http://www.pedalitalia.it/scheda/guida- ... a-sardegna

Eurovelo 6 Accommodation

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 4 February 2016 - 5:15pm
We're group of 4 are planning to cycle two weeks along this route in late June early July. Starting at St Nazaire and doing roughly 45 miles a day average and hope to pick up places to stay (non camping) en-route rather than book a long way ahead.

Most web-sites offer places way off route, which is no problem in a car!

Is there an route specific accommodation guide suitable for cyclists available anywhere?

Re: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham

CTC Forum - On the road - 4 February 2016 - 5:12pm
Perhaps the discussion about the Poplar High Street video ought to be separated off into a different thread? The two cases have very little in common.
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