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La Flamme Rouge **off topic discussion**

There is an onus and that's why she was found 50 percent liable. However, just because someone isn't looking where they're going doesn't give you licence to cycle aggresively, which sounds like what happened here

3 hours, 15 minutes in Cycling by Chips Lovell 3,329 Replies 119,651 Views 1 Thank

If the Green Party got into government are they mad

All four are mentioned in the plan. The word "agriculture" is mentioned 101 times in a 145 page document. Moneypoint is to close in 2025

10 hours, 53 minutes in Politics by Chips Lovell 374 Replies 7,872 Views 2 Thanks

If the Green Party got into government are they mad

I don't think you'll be made to get rid of your car. You may have to pay more tax on it. And you may get a sweetener for buying an electric when the time comes to trade it in. Disincentivising certain behaviour by taxing it and incentivising other behaviours by providing grants or tax breaks is

1 day, 5 hours in Politics by Chips Lovell 374 Replies 6,624 Views 2 Thanks

If the Green Party got into government are they mad

They don't. Nothing has changed on that front. There were some stories in the news recently about them cracking down on electric bikes and scooters that didn't meet the regulations for electric bikes. But the law hasn't changed and is unlikely to change soon. You can still buy an electric bike and n

1 day, 5 hours in Politics by Chips Lovell 374 Replies 5,867 Views 1 Thank

If the Green Party got into government are they mad

Mod Note Please read the charter, in particular: Be nice. Thank you

1 day, 8 hours in Politics by Chips Lovell 374 Replies 4,741 Views 3 Thanks

About them Government people reacting to climate change lads

Make it local access only, one way in, one way out Then you get out of the car and get on the bus or a bike for the last leg. Or pick a different route

1 day, 10 hours in After Hours by Chips Lovell 80 Replies 826 Views 1 Thank

About them Government people reacting to climate change lads

But the routes that will be affected will have public transport

1 day, 10 hours in After Hours by Chips Lovell 80 Replies 519 Views

About them Government people reacting to climate change lads

No. What I'm saying is that by attempting to keep cars also on those routes something has to give. Just make the routes bus-only and, voila, you don't have to cut down the trees. But they won't do that, because there'll be too much moaning from motorists

1 day, 10 hours in After Hours by Chips Lovell 80 Replies 723 Views 2 Thanks

About them Government people reacting to climate change lads

That’s not entirely correct. They’re cutting them down to allow for buses and cars. If there were just bus lanes on most of those routes there’d be no need to cut down trees

1 day, 13 hours in After Hours by Chips Lovell 80 Replies 1,497 Views 2 Thanks

Anyone else worried about the sexualisation of black bodies?

White lads have wangs too you know. At least I do

4 days, 7 hours in After Hours by Chips Lovell 68 Replies 636 Views

Journalism and cycling

I think there should be a law that anyone who utters the words "international best practices" is instantly dismissed from whatever position they occupy. So if you're standing there in front of your PowerPoint presentation and you say those words, security immediately walk into the room and say "

4 days, 9 hours in Cycling by Chips Lovell 7,606 Replies 407,463 Views 6 Thanks

Froome out of TDF - holy sh1tshow batman

First of all, bear in mind Froome's case involved Ventolin, which is world's apart from blood doping. Secondly, the rules are pretty clear. If you can establish that the abnormal result was the consequence of a permitted use, it's not an anti-doping violation. I get that Froome is dull as di

4 days, 11 hours in Cycling by Chips Lovell 49 Replies 3,720 Views 1 Thank

Froome out of TDF - holy sh1tshow batman

I don't think it's inconsistent though. Froome was investigated and cleared. Cobo was investigated and suspended. Plenty of riders have failed tests before only to have the decision overturned on appeal

5 days, 3 hours in Cycling by Chips Lovell 49 Replies 2,029 Views

Do we pay too much tax for crappy services?

When it comes to taxation, it's quite tricky to compare like with like. There's tendency to focus on just income tax rates without taking into account allowances, credits and, the big one, social security contributions. We've a relatively high rate of income tax compared to a lot of countries, but P

6 days, 5 hours in Politics by Chips Lovell 70 Replies 2,569 Views 2 Thanks

Journalism and cycling

(Looks at dates). Me too!

1 week, 1 day in Cycling by Chips Lovell 7,606 Replies 405,882 Views 1 Thank