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bio website homepage.ntlworld.com/…
location Southampton, United Kingdom
age 43
visits member for 2 years, 11 months
seen Feb 12 at 9:35

I live here (near 'A').

Currently working on: Cash sorting machines using .Net

Completed the London to Brighton bike ride on 21st June, 2009 in aid of the British Heart Foundation in a time of 4 hours five minutes (not including the time spent standing on the steep climb waiting for the pack of cyclists to move). Raised 149 GBP in total. Thanks to everyone who sponsored me.

This year on the 28th August 2011 I'm doing the London to Hastings bike ride to raise money for the British Heart Foundation again. Sponsor me at this page.


Oct
30
awarded  Yearling
May
18
comment If I report intentional dangerous driving to police, will it have any effect?
I have to say I have been thinking about getting a video camera after an incident last week where a van driver deliberately drove at me on the wrong side of the road, i.e. head on. There was no reason for the driver to be on the wrong side of the road.
Oct
10
comment Intersection detection doesn't notice me, what should I do?
In the UK, I believe the correct action to take when faced with a malfunctioning signal is to turn around and find another route.
Oct
7
comment If I'm riding on the road, and there is a red light but a walk signal in my direction, should I go?
Definately not legal in the UK as well. Personally I generally don't pass red lights (the only exception are those temporary lights you get that are activated by the presence of a vehicle and there's no vehicles around and there's no path to use)
Oct
7
awarded  Supporter
Oct
3
comment How to remove branding from tire?
Does this bother you for everything you own?
Sep
20
comment What are the reasons for and against wearing a bicycle helmet?
I believe the BMA (British Medical Association) cite this as one of the reasons they don't support compulsory helmet use - it would deflect the bike safety issue away from what would be really useful - physical segregation of bikes from vehicles.
Sep
20
comment What are the reasons for and against wearing a bicycle helmet?
When my hair starts to get 'helmet hair' ridges, I know it's time for a hair cut!
Sep
7
comment Why should I use a mirror?
@DC_CARR: Irony aside, I wasn't opposing the idea of hand signals, but from personal experience there are many drivers who do appear to have trouble with them. The more ways you can say "I'm moving over" the better, and eye contact can make a big difference - something a mirror doesn't do.
Sep
7
awarded  Teacher
Sep
7
answered Should the laws be amended to allow cyclists to run red lights?
Sep
7
answered Why should I use a mirror?
Sep
1
comment Outstanding Organized Rides
Do they use this as target practice?
Sep
1
awarded  Autobiographer