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8answers
389 views

Why do cycle paths always have to be bumpy?

In the UK there are cycle paths laid down with proper tarmac just like the stuff they have on the roads. However, none of them that I have come across are level enough to afford a comfortable ride at ...
12
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6answers
1k views

Crash-proof Laptop bags for MacBook Pro for Bicycle?

I'm thinking of getting a new bike, one with a Pannier or Cycle rack; my job requires me to travel with a Macbook Pro and there are several issues. 1). I am worried about crashing/wiping out and ...
1
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4answers
276 views

How should I alight from the pavement?

Whenever I'm exploring a new bike route or climbing a steep hill, I often need to get of the road and onto the pavement to avoid motorists, pushing my bike on the pavement until I feel it is ...
7
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4answers
3k views

Recommendation for panniers to carry a laptop for daily commute That's available in the UK

I've seen this question about Panniers, but as far as I can tell, the Arkel Panniers aren't available in the UK. Does anyone have any recommendations for a good laptop holding pannier that converts ...
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7answers
152 views

Useful and accurate mapping websites: United Kingdom

What are your favourite regional online websites or blogs relating to mapping or routing that you find useful and accurate. See also: What are the most useful or interesting cycling-related websites ...
6
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1answer
176 views

Randonneuring: Which UK 400k is appropriate for a new rider?

I plan to attempt my first super randonneur series in the first half of next year. Picking a 200k and 300k are easy: I'll just ride my local ones (End of Hibernation 200 and Hauxton 300). And 600k is ...
3
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2answers
220 views

Is it ever legal in the UK not to have two brakes on a bike?

When using a bike on a road in the UK, is it ever legal not to have separate brakes on the front and back wheels?
5
votes
1answer
99 views

What are the rules about take a bike on London Dockland Light Railway (DLR)?

I know that the rules for the DLR are not the same as the Tube, but what are the rules?
3
votes
1answer
379 views

What are the rules about take a bike on the London Tube?

Can I take a bike on the Tube (underground) in London, if so how much does it cost?
4
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1answer
317 views

What is a “Boris bike”?

They are black and blue, are not light, however what is one? Have you had any experience of using one?
5
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3answers
406 views

Are reflectors mandatory by the UK highway code?

I bought a set of mudguards recently, the rear one attaches onto the seat post. I have a red reflector that also attached onto the seatpost, so if I have both the seat has to be too high and only my ...
5
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5answers
2k views

What are the accepted hand signals for cyclists in the UK?

see also "What are the accepted hand signals for cyclists in the US?"
7
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4answers
481 views

Where Can I Legally Ride Off Road in the UK?

As it says in the title, where can I ride legally ride my mountain bike off road in the UK?