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fasih

Member since Feb 2010 • Last active Jul 2015
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    I am with you, merely stating a possibility. When I was a lad I did have to do a cycling proficiency test. Which did put in me in good stead getting to and from school.

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    You are right, few people are open to admitting that they could do with some coaching when it comes to these kind of things. The way I look at it is that there is always room for improving your skills. Perhaps there are other ways to distribute this knowledge sticking pieces on forum and sites, videos on Youtube etc.

    Perhaps some mandatory cycle training is the way to go.

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    If I need to collect a parcel, providing it isn't massive and heavy. I take my Brompton to the collection office, fold it up and take it in.

    It is is something big, then its the CC and I just bungee cord the package to the rack. The Fulham collection office has a bike rack for the postie bikes and staff I guess, and I just use that. They have never told me not to use it. There is a railing, but there is a sign telling you not to chain bikes to it.

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    Oh yeah, the Greggs on Putney High Street let me bring my bike in. My regular breakfast stop on the way into work.

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    I am glad to hear that about the lorry drivers DJ. I did say the cyclists need training too.

    I have stopped a few women from filtering up behind turning coaches around the Victoria area. You are right, those filtering markings on the roads are sometimes detrimental - so it does come down to training cyclists not to use them when there are large vehicles along side them.

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    Actually I have found most places and people to be accommodating. The only minor incident I had was last year. I was on my Brompton in Piccadilly Circus stopped at the light. When a Policeman jumped in front off me insisting I was going the wrong way. I pointed out to him the road markings and told him its a bus contraflow. He stepped back on to the pavement and said something along the lines 'No problem, carry on.' - not really anything anti-cyclist more concerned for safety.

    I do think things are generally improving in London than getting worse, there are always going to be people that outright hate cyclists. The issues we need to focus on are resolving the lorries in London issue. Either through training for drivers and cyclists or getting some kind of time restriction put in place.

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    Glad to hear you guys got around ok. I managed to get home fine after trashing my
    front derailer. Its a shame there was such a small turnout. Happy to let you guys get on with it, not been riding much of late would have just slowed you down eventually.

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    Urban Challenge has just been announced - Not sure I am going to be around. But I am sure others will be interested.

    brompton.com/Events/Posts/20­15/Event-BUC-London

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    Doh - I meant 'please update my number if you had my old one'. About 45mins at a relaxed pace. The roads should be quiet at that time.

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    That was the kind of thing I was planning to do. I have added my new number there so please update yours. I'm thinking I might meet you at the first stop. That is easy for me to get to, what time do you reckon you will reach there?

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