IAM Advice

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by magnatom, 19 May 2010.

  1. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Apparently there is a new book out from the Institute of Advanced Motorists with advice for cyclists.

    The link is here.
     
  2. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    DKUATB Dave!
     
  3. HaloJ

    HaloJ Rabid cycle nut

    Location:
    Watford
    ;)

    The back is pretty crowded. Thanks for the info Mags!
     
  4. OP
    OP
    magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Has it been posted before? Oops! I've been down in London the past couple of days (and at the Etape at the weekend!) ;):biggrin:

    I have to say I saw some terrible cycling down in Londoninium. I was staying down in Bethnal Green and saw loads of cyclists without lights at night, running red lights etc. :sad:
     
  5. fimm

    fimm Veteran

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    What????
     
  6. Bollo

    Bollo Failed Tech Bro

    Location:
    Winch
    You were down in dat der London!?:biggrin: Why was there no announcement in the Metro!? Audience with Boris?!

    Seriously, when visiting my outlaws in Stratford the craziness of London cycling leaves me a little breathless. Things are much calmer in the Shires.
     
  7. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
  8. OP
    OP
    magnatom

    magnatom Guest


    Ah, I was busy and with some guys from work, so I wouldn't have had time to socialise. (although we did have a nice curry, can't remember the name though). If I'm down again and have time, I'll be sure to let you know. ;)
     
  9. fimm

    fimm Veteran

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    There's a bit of a review here

    Note, this is not my opinion, but is quoted from the CTC forum post linked to.
     

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  10. Origamist

    Origamist Guru

    Location:
    Sandbach
    I've just ordered How to be a Better Cyclist. It will be interesting to compare its approach to Cyclecraft.
     
  11. wesa

    wesa Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oxfordshire
    I tried contacting the IAM cycling group to get some more info on the book and the training courses that they refer to, I never had a reply from them.

    I just ordered a copy. Can someone explain how (allowing for delivery costs) the book is cheaper from Amazon than it is from the IAM!
     
  12. HaloJ

    HaloJ Rabid cycle nut

    Location:
    Watford
    I'm reading Cyclecraft at the moment. I'd be interested in your thoughts.

    Abs
     
  13. Origamist

    Origamist Guru

    Location:
    Sandbach
    I'll cobble something together when the book arrives and I've had a chance to compare the texts.

    However, based on the CTC review (a forummer?) the change of methodology to: Information/Position/Speed/Gear/Acceleration is significant as this is a model/drill advanced drivers use and Cyclecraft did not explicitly codify cycling in those terms previously.

    A side note, my first copy of Cyclecraft (1988) has Franklin cycling helmet-less on the cover, my later version from the 2000s has the cyclist's head deliberately cropped (so you can't see if they are wearing a helmet), and the most recent IAM/Franklin text How to be a Better Cyclist...has the cyclist wearing a helmet on the front cover. Times have changed...
     
  14. HaloJ

    HaloJ Rabid cycle nut

    Location:
    Watford
    I have the 88 edition also and had noticed that. Picked it up in mint condition for 50p. ;)
     
  15. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    IAM have to buy it from Amazon before they can sell it to you... :sad:
     
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