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"Confused" insurance firm lets "we get 95% off" lawyers blog on their website

Searching around yesterday for info about dangerous driving, I came across one of several leeching law firms who promise to get you off various different driving offences, or at the very least, to…Continue

Started Jun 16, 2013

Nearly Killed yesterday
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Had a lucky near miss yesterday when a car was overtaking (head on) on a narrow road next to Coventry's Memorial Park, which has a 20mph limit.It was only thanks to the car being overtaken beeping…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Avery Jun 17, 2013.

Pavement Cycling Now Legal?
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Local rag had a letter claiming cycling on the pavement was "now" legal. I'm not aware of any recent change in the law, although there's plenty of grey area, eg:If path is signed as shared use (bike…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by juliewall Feb 2, 2016.

Masthead photo
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Dare I ask where the masthead photo was taken? Looks like an old railway path, in a lovely condition (new?) at the time? Is this somewhere around Wombourne?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by LS Dec 16, 2012.

 

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What sort of riding do you do?
City commuting, road leisure
Where do you live?
Chapelfields, Coventry
Tell us about your bike(s)
Specialized Sirrus Elite
About me
Studied architecture, ran travel website, got ill, now recovering and looking to move into the field of transport planning, especially cycleway networks.

Manifietso.org is a working title for a campaign to bring Dutch style cycling to Coventry.

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