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floatingcyclist

Member since Mar 2008 • Last active Nov 2020
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    Any saddle/position suggestions for numb knob syndrome. Possibly due to a anterior pelvic tilt pushing my perineum into current saddle nose (Arione). I inherited a fair degree of tilt at birth - (thanks genes), which has gotten worse in recent years for a number of reasons. Plan to do some off the bike restorative work, and have a few bike fit tweaks i'll be making in the coming weeks. In the mean time I'm wondering if any particular saddle design/shape is better for anterior tilt e.g. cut out saddles, flat or dipped top rather than curved. Saddles I'm considering, Selle Anatomica X2, Rivet Independance, Selle Italia Novus Boost Classic, Selle SMP Stratos. Any suggestions welcome.

  • in Cycle Training
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    Playing devils advocate, but will it still be a straight 13% pay rise once providers have slashed hourly rates to compensate for their new additional staffing costs. And what about all tthose instructors who are better off as self-employed, who have pensions from previous careers, where instructing is a second household income and a few days unpaid sick is neither hear nor there, and for who hourly rate is most important.

  • in Cycle Training
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    I'm familiar with the sad demise of CTUK, a severe blow to the overall diversity of the industry, (not to mention the individuals directly impacted by the closure). However, I didn't realise all CTUK staff were employed.

    But getting back to your wondering if worker status could apply to cycle Instructors, the answer is, absolutely yes! Three years ago when some of us first met with IWGB, they were pretty adamant that worker status would apply to instructors. Not only that, they were pretty keen on going for it, through the courts. But there was a problem, about ⅔ of Instructors at that time wanted to be self-employed, or didn't want to take the likely hit to their hourly rate l, inevitable with worker status. The other ⅓ were a mixture in favour of worker/employed status. Ultimately, that's why we went down the association route rather than the union route. Academic because it came to nothing at that time.

    Personally, I think a better balance of all three employment status would be best for Instructors and the industry, but the question remains: what do instructors want now?

  • in Cycle Training
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    HMRC/tax law recognises three types of employment status, self-employed, worker, and employed. Limb (b) Worker is the legal name for 'worker'. Assumed that was how CTUK viewed its instructors, when in operation. Anyway, yes it could work for instructors, however, not all instructors want worker status.

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    Hi, what's the ETT (ctc) on this please?

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    Hi Will, first off, I hope you found some accommodation in Stockholm. Just moved myself with my Swedish partner. Was interested in what course are you doing, and where? I'm considering doing something similar next year. Best, Derek.

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    £25 posted or not. Got this of eBay from someone who conveniently forgot to mention that the sizing is quite large for a Rapha small. I'd say definitely fits more like a medium. Light blue, 100% cotton.

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