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andyuk 07-15-04 06:22 AM

Just wondering how many people from the UK are registered with this forum? :) I haven't come across anyone else yet.

Andy UK

RonH 07-15-04 06:28 AM

There are quite a few. Just hang around for a while and you'll "meet" them.

royalflash 07-15-04 08:31 AM

I am from the UK originally

hockeygoon 07-15-04 04:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by andyuk
Just wondering how many people from the UK are registered with this forum? :) I haven't come across anyone else yet.

Andy UK


I'm living in London and almost get mushed on a daily basis. Where are u.?

j.foster 07-16-04 01:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hockeygoon
I'm living in London and almost get mushed on a daily basis. Where are u.?

I'm from portsmouth UK, when i went to London a couple of weeks ago i couldn't believe the number of cyclists which is great. Where are you from Andyuk?

andyuk 07-16-04 02:50 AM

Hi all, I'm in the wilds of Oxfordshire, and excited about getting back on the bike (tourer) after a long break.

Andy

twigsticks 07-16-04 02:36 PM

I'm from NW London.

hockeygoon 07-17-04 07:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by j.foster
I'm from portsmouth UK, when i went to London a couple of weeks ago i couldn't believe the number of cyclists which is great. Where are you from Andyuk?

Yes, it seems that the congestion charging has increased our numbers. When I first came to the UK and started riding to work I seemed there was not as many people. Now I get stuck in bike jams at intersections and pathway bottle necks. But I'm not complaining. Rather more bikes than cars anyday.

Nicodemus 07-17-04 03:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hockeygoon
Yes, it seems that the congestion charging has increased our numbers. When I first came to the UK and started riding to work I seemed there was not as many people. Now I get stuck in bike jams at intersections and pathway bottle necks. But I'm not complaining. Rather more bikes than cars anyday.

I'd love to see that. When I lived there, I used to commute to London occasionally (I lived in Horsham). I hated it, one of the most unnerving cities I've ever ridden in, on account of those narrow roads and all the "pedestrial barriers" at all the intersections that cram me up against busses and taxis. Ugh. I just can't imagine something as odd as cycle traffic jams in london! I haven't been in London since the congestion charge started. Hope it's better now than I remember it. Enjoy!

As for the original question: Just hang around and you'll find Brits and ex-pats lurking around. Watch for odd language clues as well.

Just cuz my location says Paris doesn't mean I'm a Frenchie :D Zut alors, un rosbif en France? Mais oui!

elaina 08-17-04 03:59 AM

Hi,

I'm from Leicestershire and on the Veloriders site :)

JoeLonghair 08-17-04 05:41 AM

Hello,
I am for NW London, Edgware and riding in London is not really that bad. There are plenty of back street to avoid heavy traffic. Suppose since I haved taxied in London and know it like the back of my hand it helps.

Iffacus 08-17-04 05:59 AM

Hi, I'm from Lichfield in Staffordshire, originally from Hertfordshire, via many different places.

I just couldn't be without my bike

smurfy 08-25-04 03:45 PM

How's the riding in the English countryside?

Iffacus 08-28-04 02:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smurfy
How's the riding in the English countryside?


Generally quiet, lots of little lanes to use whilst the cars use the main roads

cabledonut 08-28-04 02:50 PM

i'm in blackpool, lancs. there used to be quite a few brits but, as with everything, people come and go!

Frodocious 09-08-04 04:54 AM

Hi,

I'm newly registered here (I have been lurking for around 1 year though). I'm from the Wirral, Merseyside.

JohnnyTheFox 09-10-04 05:57 AM

Hey, I'm from just outside Glasgow. Anyone else from up here? :)

Weasel 09-10-04 08:36 AM

No, sorry. Originally from Manchester, but stuck in Berlin. :)

Hey Cabledonut, long time no hear!! Still in Blackpool? :eek:

salmonchild 09-11-04 06:50 PM

i'm from south london, now living in the north up near holloway road commuting to soho on my new singlespeed.
all my mates and colleagues think i'm mad talking about bikes all the time so if any londoners are interested in a beer and a bike around let me know.

fb444 09-17-04 07:24 PM

I'm originally from the UK (cheshire), for the last 4 years have been living in Michigan USA, near Detroit. Great biking area for both road and trail. Pontiac Lake trail is best ever!

Dalestiger 09-20-04 04:24 AM

Hi, I'm from Reading, Berks. UK and am starting to do more cycling again - off road and touring. Would love to meet up with new people for new ideas, new trips, new drinking partners ;) I've just signed up to this forum, the members look great and enthusiastic!
Keep pedaling!
Chris :)

littleriderdave 09-20-04 11:59 AM

im from ipswich in suffolk. You have to look REALLY hard to find and good trails and paths, coz most of them are just through fields and have huge tractor ruts wich bust ur arse!!

stever 09-24-04 09:37 AM

sunny girvan by the sea
howdie :D

WEBMONKEYUK 09-24-04 10:46 AM

Living near Middlesbrough

PaulBravey 09-24-04 02:40 PM

I'm from east london, spent most of my adult life in either Slough or Stafford and now living in sunny california. I almost miss the rain :D


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