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    ... someone remembered the bike scheme

    Sophos was gearing up for a private life – then someone remembered the bike scheme Due dil 101 By John Oates 27 Feb 2020...
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    CAKE Ösa electric utility motorcycle can function as an off-grid mobile studio

    I realise it might not conform to ebike rules, but... what? Quite a take on a bikecam.
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    Foot Pain

    For the past few months, I have been getting plantar fasciitis - pain under my right foot. Forced me not to cycle as each day I pedalled, it got worse. Happily, some better foot rest, using Voltarol gel, and B12 tablets (1000 micrograms a day), have seen considerable improvements and I am now...
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    Amazing what is out there

    Interpreting "General discussion" very liberally... Not in the least sure I'd be willing to be anywhere near the M25 in or on this. 'Most unusual' vehicle stopped on M25 in Hertfordshire A homemade motorcycle stopped on the M25 was described by a traffic officer as the "most unusual vehicle"...
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    1.5 metres doesn't seem very far at 60mph

    Newsroom Safety Boost For Cyclists In Pembrokeshire A new campaign has been launched to improve road safety in Pembrokeshire. ‘Close Pass’ aims to remind motorists to give a 1.5m safe passing distance when overtaking cyclists. More than 100 signs highlighting the safe passing...
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    Amazing what you find on Sustrans 4

    Out for a gentle, pleasant ride this evening - and it was lovely - when there was a strange noise. To begin with I thought it was from the nearby railway line - but no, nothing there. As it got louder, I saw it: (Technically, it is not on the main Sustrans 4 but a little branch that serves...
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    Aldi neoprene boots

    Yes, I do indeed wear neoprene boots for cycling. Comfortable. Relatively warm. Waterproof. They don't have that unbending feel that normal wellies have. In case you want to consider being just as silly, Aldi are offering them from Thursday (already can be ordered online). £19.99 Even if you...
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    Brake squeak

    The other day I replaced my front brake pads. (They are just common Shimano hydraulic disc brakes.) Reason - they were squeaking. I actually thought they must have been down to the metal. They certainly were worn but a reasonable layer was left. With my rear brakes, when they started squeaking...
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    Drew curtains at 07:30 to whiteness out there. Bit of a surprise - not forecast. But looked like snow everywhere. Further checks showed it was hail. Needed drive partner in to town, and got caught in one of the heaviest hail showers I remember in a very long time. All roads covered within...
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    Results of cycling accident

    One of those odd stories that, whilst it starts with cycling, goes somewhere very different. Hope it holds some interest. I woke up unable to speak English By Beth Rose Hannah Jenkins speaks English in the morning and German in the afternoon. It's not a routine she chose to adopt - but...
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    Another trike

    Can-Am Ryker: 'A hell of a lot of trike for your money' Dirtch the denim and crystal tips, this is a trike that’s brilliant fun and is set to break the trend barrier Martin Love Sun 14 Oct 2018 06.00 BST Amazing what you can buy!
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    Number plates or no cycling to school

    Saw this and started to wonder what others thought of the idea? Children to be banned from cycling to school without number plates Children have been told they will be banned from cycling to their south London school if they do not put number plates on their bikes. Teachers at Stanley Park...
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    Evans Cycles is urgently seeking a buyer

    Evans Cycles seeks buyer after failing to mount rescue bid Problems come amid a shake out across the high street due to tough trading conditions The bike shop chain Evans Cycles is urgently seeking a buyer as the retailer battles to survive amid tough high street trading conditions, including...
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    Pedal power in world speed record attempt

    It would be a bit of a shock to be driving along a dual-carriageway at 70 mph and have a bicycle overtake you - especially one that is not an s-pedelec or any other type of ebike. I have always thought of mile-a-minute-Murphy as pretty incredible - and the aim here is a 50% faster run than he...
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    Donald Trump's Behaviour

    In our stupendously long brexit thread, one non-European person keeps cropping up in various ways. Trump's odd behaviour seems to go beyond the more usual variations that we all exhibit. Which made me, and no doubt millions of others, start wondering why. The Guardian published a tangentially...
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    Man arrested after woman hurt in London e-bike collision

    Man arrested after woman hurt in London e-bike collision Female victim, 56, suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit by electric bike in Dalston Damien Gayle Thu 30 Aug 2018 09.49 BST Last modified on Thu 30 Aug 2018 10.52 BST A man has been arrested after a hit-and-run collision...
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    Close Pass: Cardiff drivers warned give cyclists more room

    Close Pass: Cardiff drivers warned give cyclists more room Police are getting on their bikes to catch drivers who pass dangerously close to cyclists as they overtake them. Six motorists - including one lorry driver - were stopped and given information on overtaking safely, in the pilot of a...
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    Angry man

    Met police hunt 'stolen car' driver who nearly crashed into cyclists Footage shows car heading down south London pavement as driver threatens cyclists Police are hunting for a man who was filmed appearing to drive a car along a pavement towards cyclists, telling them the vehicle was stolen...
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    Geraint Thomas

    Geraint Thomas seals maiden Tour de France title with Paris procession • Welshman secures title in another win for Team Sky • Alexander Kristoff wins final sprint on Champs Élysées Sean Ingle in Paris @seaningle Sun 29 Jul 2018 18.12 BST Last modified on Sun 29 Jul 2018 21.32 BST How...
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    niobium tungsten oxides

    Cheap material could radically improve battery charging speed, say scientists Discovery could accelerate adoption of electric cars and solar energy, as well as helping to recharge your smartphone in minutes...