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location United Kingdom
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Mostly I ride a commuter bike short distances as an environmentally friendly, cheap and healthy mode of transport.

Occasionally I ride off road on a hard-tail mountain bike.


Aug
28
comment What is the 3 foot law and which states have it?
In the UK it's "at least as much room as you would when overtaking a car".
Aug
26
comment Do skilled cyclists really “use the front brake alone probably 95% of the time”?
If you apply the rear brake the rear wheel will skid just before it leaves it the ground, warning you that you're about to go over the handlebars.
Aug
24
comment Are Hövding helmets safer than regular helmets?
There's a link on the manufacturer's website to this test by a Swedish insurance company - mynewsdesk.com/se/view/pressrelease/…
Aug
24
revised Are Hövding helmets safer than regular helmets?
added link
Aug
24
asked Does the USADA have the authority to strip Lance Armstrong of his Tour de France titles?
Aug
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
23
comment Are Velomobiles street legal in the UK?
@GarethRees - thanks, added that link in.
Aug
23
revised Are Velomobiles street legal in the UK?
expanded pedal reflectors section
Aug
23
answered Are Velomobiles street legal in the UK?
Aug
22
answered Do skilled cyclists really “use the front brake alone probably 95% of the time”?
Aug
20
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
16
comment How does a two wheel drive bike work?
Something like this is probably your best bet - barthworks.com/cars/forneycycles/1993legacyexh519_1.htm
Aug
12
answered Can I soak my helmet in water?
Aug
12
revised What bikes will be used by the competitors in the Mountain Bike Olympics?
added more info
Aug
12
answered Avoiding being wiped out after work commute?
Aug
10
comment Why is BMX gearing so low
The UCI rules say "Multiple speed gear systems are permitted", so I'm surprised nobody seems to be using one - uci.ch/Modules/BUILTIN/…
Aug
9
comment What is the usual pattern of use of a velodrome (cycling track)?
This is my local velodrome (never actually used it) - www3.hants.gov.uk/calshot/track-cycling.htm
Aug
9
accepted What are the disadvantages of wearing an aero helmet?
Aug
8
asked What are the disadvantages of wearing an aero helmet?
Aug
2
answered Change-over rules for women's team sprint