safety

  1. Smokin Joe

    Advocacy & Cycling Safety, Missing?

    Maybe I've missed it on my search down the board, is it still here?
  2. snorri

    Cycling Safety

    A view from Finland Skip the first 30 excruciating seconds of this video. View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_-wVOMLS7w
  3. thenay

    Locking a Brompton

    Hello all, I finally got myself a 2nd hand Brompton, loving it so far. But today I found out that in the new workplace I won't be able to keep it indoors :/ There's a shed on site for staff to lock their bikes, but as you'd expect I'm very hesitant about locking mine, even if it may be safer...
  4. R

    Breakaway mudguard clips on bents

    Just been reading BettySwollox sad thread about breakaway mudguard clips. Was surprised to notice last year that my otherwise well-sorted Nazca Fuego had none on the front. Fortunately I had a pair in my bits box, and set about fitting them. This was not so easy, as the left hand stays have...
  5. snorri

    Safety blog from Finland.

    The same message in a slightly different form. https://www.kaupunkifillari.fi/blog/2019/03/31/rethinking-safety/
  6. Beebo

    It’s health and safety gone mad.

    Guess where I am. The council sucking the fun out of a rite of passage for everyone who ever visited.
  7. Eddy

    Important safety check

  8. smokeysmoo

    [SOLD] Caterpillar Work Boots

    Listed on flebay HERE but as usual I'm always open to offers from CC'ers.
  9. Dogtrousers

    Better design of HGVs is key to improving safety for cyclists

    http://roadsafetyweek.org.uk/blog/entry/better-design-of-hgvs-is-key-to-improving-safety-for-cyclists I don't have much background knowedge of this so I don't have any opinion but it seems an interesting article. In short London’s first walking and cycling commissioner Will Norman ... new...
  10. ColinJ

    Is this a 'Health and Safety' issue ...?

    ... an example of 'spot the braincell'? :wacko: ... or just someone with a secret death wish? :laugh: I stumbled across it while doing very important research on the Internet the other evening! :whistle:
  11. Cavalol

    1939 Harding Safety Cycle tricycle for sale.

    1939 Harding Safety Cycle tricycle Fascinating (to me, anyway!) bit of kit. Has one wheel drive and all three wheels are braked (more of that anon) I blew the tyres up, had a LBS free up the rear brakes and rode this about 1/4 mile, it was great fun but very hard work. Not having ridden a...
  12. snorri

    Police Scotland take odd stance on road safety

    The first two lines of this article are worrying, and it gets worse:sad: http://www.scotland.police.uk/whats-happening/news/2018/june/vulnerable-road-users-campaign-launches-next-week
  13. U

    Action cameras and safety

    The other day I was forced off the road by a lorry heading towards me on the wrong side of the road of an S bend. The lorry was travelling far too fast in what is a 70km limit, and I only manged to avoid it by tumbling the bike into the hedge. I was wearing the full high-visibility gear by the...
  14. colly

    'elf an Safety gorn mad

    My son spotted this example of why Heath and safety is a complete waste of time. Sandstone lintel, 100 + years old, long drop onto stone or concrete. What could possibly go wrong?
  15. kingrollo

    Are the safety stats misleading ?

    So what do we know:- In the uk about 100-120 cyclists per year are killed on uk roads There is a formula that calculates 1 cycling death per 2 million miles travelled (I think) Then there is the alarming figure of serious injuries while cycling - this is currently an upward trend about about...
  16. NickNick

    Do any of you have any knowledge of gas safety regs?

    Not sure if this is right bit of the forum for this question? We're in private rented property and for the first time the landlord used British Gas instead of one of his dubious workers to do the gas safety check and they've condemned the cooker (one of the burners goes out when on low setting)...
  17. SteveF

    HGV Safety Standard Certificate

    TFL are running a consultation on the above here: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/direct-vision-standards-phase-2/?cid=direct-vision-standard "We have undertaken research that shows that in 2015, Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) were involved in disproportionately high numbers of fatal...
  18. PaulSB

    GPS Live Tracking for Safety Reasons

    I already own a Garmin 810 and Vivoactive HR and I'm aware I can use these for Live Tracking via Bluetooth and my iPhone GPS using Garmin Connect. This doesn't though meet my needs as both Bluetooth and GPS drain an iPhone battery quickly. I've reached the ripe age of 63, have an epilepsy...
  19. snorri

    A safety message for cyclists........

    ....on Twitter from the helpful people at the RFU.. RFU HomeTurf‏ @RFUHomeTurf 14h14 hours ago Replying to @RichmondCycling @nickmurison @LBRUT If cyclists take proper Highway Code safety precautions then they will be entirely safe.
  20. jefmcg

    Bus complaint letter and response

    I wrote: Subject: Complaint of a dangerous close pass of a cyclist, Route 81 towards Slough Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2017 To: CONTACTUS@TFL.GOV.UK <bus company is United, but their website directs complaints to TFL> On Tuesday 7 March at 4.34 pm, I was cycling west along Bath Rd heading into the...
  21. Spinney

    #TooCloseForComfort kickstarter

    Cycling UK have started a kickstarter campaign to raise £12 000 to buy 'safe passing mats' for police forces. Worth sticking in a tenner, or money wasted?
  22. mjr

    Is modern winter cycling clothing less safe?

    Has the move to ever-thinner technical fabrics meant that there's less padding when you crash in winter? I mean, I'm riding around on retro roadsters in a fleecy beanie, thick fleece jacket, thick jumper, lined trousers and sometimes thermals underneath, whereas others are in only thermal bibs...
  23. snorri

    Systematic Safety

    Improving road safetyby design.. View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aNtsWvNYKE
  24. Fab Foodie

    Betcher! 1971 cycling safety film. Anyone recognise Butch's bike or the winner?

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS7hIL8S_aA Enjoy! The orange Chopper I had as a kid but cannot for the life of me remember what it was called. Anybody recognise David?
  25. jefmcg

    Road safety TV commercial

    In Victoria, Australia third party personal injury insurance is all through a Government insurer, so that organisation has a financial interest in improving road safety. Thus they make excellent TV commercials like this one. View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oal-vBFmnRk (I was looking...
  26. nickyboy

    Disappointing lack of response on safety from Audax organisers

    I was out for a ride about 10 days ago and was crawling up a steep hill. The road was very narrow and there were multiple blind bends with trees obscuring views. There were also several cars going up (it's a popular area for walkers) too. About 20-30 cyclists came down the hill while I was...
  27. glasgowcyclist

    A welcome approach by WMP to cycle safety

    https://trafficwmp.wordpress.com/2016/09/09/junction-malfunction-and-a-new-dawn/ There is a section within the West Midlands Police that is specifically targetting cyclists' safety, and not in the usual way of lecturing riders on hats and yellow jackets or issuing tickets for riding on a...
  28. Dec66

    Safety razor advice

    I bought a safety razor a while back. The blade is replaced by turning the handle, which should open up the head in a clamshell manner. Mine doesn't, cos it's stuck. I tried spraying some GT85 into it, without luck. I've also soaked it in vinegar, thinking it might have been caused by timescale...
  29. snorri

    A safety quiz for drivers.

    Test your knowledge as you drink your coffee in the cafe:smile: https://www.qzzr.com/c/quiz/248588/know-the-difference-cambridgeshire
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