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General Chat Thread, To cycle or not to cycle in General; The problem for schools is that people may need to attend courses etc and if they are the lone tech, ...
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    The problem for schools is that people may need to attend courses etc and if they are the lone tech, and therefore the only person going, then they would not be able to get there if they do not drive.

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    On a bike you should be able to cover a 15 mile radius. I don't think many schools will send you further than that!!

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    For me wind is the real killer when cycling...

    I can put up with a bit of rain or cold weather but wind...it is torture.
    haha yup. Rain is fine as you dry off pretty quickly if it's just a small downpour, or you can find someplace to hide until it stops. Wind on the other hand is just evil, even a light wind makes it 10 times harder to pedal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrCheese View Post
    haha yup. Rain is fine as you dry off pretty quickly if it's just a small downpour, or you can find someplace to hide until it stops. Wind on the other hand is just evil, even a light wind makes it 10 times harder to pedal.
    I did the Coasts & Castles ride earlier this year - featuring 2 1/2 days of solid headwinds. Nearly turned round and quit - no pedalling required to get back to the start. The 1/2 day without wind was glorious!

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    I cycle on average 15-20mph and can cover a fair distance (depending on terrain). But the fact that in 1 instance the work place was less than a mile down the road and I said rather than the Mrs dropping me off every morning I could either walk or take the bike, they didn't seem too impressed for some reason!

    When I asked for a debrief they said it was because of the fact that I don't drive, however nowhere in their article, personal spec or job spec did it say that a drivers license was needed.

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    BBC Sport - Tour of Britain: Second stage cancelled because of high winds

    If it's too dodgy for them then it's too dodgy for you!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveT View Post
    BBC Sport - Tour of Britain: Second stage cancelled because of high winds

    If it's too dodgy for them then it's too dodgy for you!!!
    That's my neck of the woods. Just a 'bit' breezy today. Very mild though

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    Bit odd to refuse you the job based on your drivers license. I have one but didn't when I started, I even tho I do now, I still don't own a car as it would sit rusting most of the week. Nether does the network manager
    Work is happy to pay for a taxi/bus/train whenever we need to go anywhere...

    I can see them requiring it if they have more than one physical site tho.

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    I'd love to cycle to work but its 32miles each way so I'll pass

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