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Re: Coronavirus and Audax
« Reply #625 on: March 25, 2020, 10:02:32 am »
I was chatting to someone the other day who is planning to move (UK) in a few weeks time.  She said that they had had a clause inserted in the contract to provide for a delay if either party had to self-isolate.

I wonder if house moves might be delayed, en masse, though?  Hard for removal men to self-isolate.

I was pretty close to exchanging.  Our solicitor recommended keeping the gap between exchange and completion short or same day and not to add clauses.  But, we’re moving into rented and haven’t even looked yet, so everything is on hold.   Of course we should have been done by the end of Jan, but the average house buyer lies through their teeth at every point in the process.

This may work in our favour as if the delay is long enough and the buyer still goes through then we may only have to move once.

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Re: Coronavirus and Audax
« Reply #626 on: March 25, 2020, 10:12:23 am »
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Re: Coronavirus and Audax
« Reply #627 on: March 27, 2020, 08:40:02 am »
Re France ; artisans, self employed argicultural workers, delivery drivers even cycle couriers all can't work on the computer.... Removals in France are only really busy over the summer months so little demand at the moment, especially now that the government has extended the ban on expelling poor tenants....As I type the Fr prime minister is on live tv thanking the truckers for keeping the country moving....(but the wave is hitting: over 360 dead in the past 24hrs)....

Re: Coronavirus and Audax
« Reply #628 on: March 27, 2020, 01:43:49 pm »
Royal Parks have closed Richmond Park to cyclists as they weren't following social distancing rules. It had been closed to cars last week.

(Key workers can cycle commute through, they just need to talk to the Police that will now be required to man the gates.)
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Re: Coronavirus and Audax
« Reply #629 on: March 27, 2020, 02:38:29 pm »
Royal Parks have closed Richmond Park to cyclists as they weren't following social distancing rules. It had been closed to cars last week.

(Key workers can cycle commute through, they just need to talk to the Police that will now be required to man the gates.)

A sign of things to come I fear.

Out and about in the Chilterns these last few days and people seem to be playing nice. Its great to go up my favourite hills without worrying about the usual speeding maniacs who normally materialise when I'm fully clipped in and struggling!

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Re: Coronavirus and Audax
« Reply #630 on: March 27, 2020, 04:14:06 pm »
The Lake District is closed as well, I understand - anyone trying to drive there will be turned back. Fortunately for my brother and his family, they already live inside the boundaries of the Lake District, so they'll probably have their* mountain all to themselves again this weekend.


*the one at the bottom of their garden

Re: Coronavirus and Audax
« Reply #631 on: March 27, 2020, 04:44:52 pm »
Royal Parks have closed Richmond Park to cyclists as they weren't following social distancing rules. It had been closed to cars last week.

The problem was that the pedestrian / cycle gates were such a pinch point that social distancing wasn’t feasible, rather than “they weren’t following social distancing rules”. The Royal Parks and the council are currently in dialogue to see if the pinch point problem can be alleviated in some way so that the park can be re-opened to cyclists next week.
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Re: Coronavirus and Audax
« Reply #632 on: March 27, 2020, 06:46:50 pm »
Ah, interesting, although I believe it's the sheer number of cyclists that are trying to get through the pedestrian gates and not following social distancing protocols that is the main contribution to the problem.

Temporary (movable - since a few people live inside the park and need very occasional access) bollards to prevent cars using the gates would hopefully still allow cyclists and pedestrians to flow through.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Re: Coronavirus and Audax
« Reply #633 on: March 27, 2020, 06:54:26 pm »
Royal Parks have closed Richmond Park to cyclists as they weren't following social distancing rules. It had been closed to cars last week.

(Key workers can cycle commute through, they just need to talk to the Police that will now be required to man the gates.)

Not surprised. I commute past the north end of Priory Lane, and the number of roadies heading to and from the park yesterday afternoon and this morning (at 6.30) did make me wonder what it was like in the park.

Plus they gob all the time.

Re: Coronavirus and Audax
« Reply #634 on: March 27, 2020, 07:02:45 pm »
Ah, interesting, although I believe it's the sheer number of cyclists that are trying to get through the pedestrian gates and not following social distancing protocols that is the main contribution to the problem.

Temporary (movable - since a few people live inside the park and need very occasional access) bollards to prevent cars using the gates would hopefully still allow cyclists and pedestrians to flow through.

One of the few heartening things over the last week has been watching the large number of parents with young children cycling in RP, and a massive contributor to this must surely be the lack of cars - much though I wish it were otherwise I can’t believe most of those parents will continue to ride with their children on the open road now that the park’s shut.

Here’s hoping that the council and the Royal Parks find a solution, even if only for weekdays.
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« Reply #635 on: March 27, 2020, 07:04:47 pm »
Here’s hoping that the council and the Royal Parks find a solution, even if only for weekdays.

Agreed.

The wildlife must be loving it.

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« Reply #636 on: March 27, 2020, 07:36:37 pm »
I’m seeing a lot of people out exercising cycling or walking who clearly aren’t used to it. If the lockdown is long enough it may become a habit and something positive comes out of it.
If you don’t make time for exercise now, sooner or later you’ll need to make time for ill health.

Re: Coronavirus and Audax
« Reply #637 on: March 27, 2020, 07:51:44 pm »
One of my neighbours goes to the gym a lot but is now adjusting to exercising outdoors.

They're relatively fit but they find it so much different to the static environment of a gym. Running outdoors for example, so much more you need to concentrate on rather than just pounding away on a treadmill.
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Re: Coronavirus and Audax
« Reply #638 on: March 27, 2020, 07:55:14 pm »
I’m seeing a lot of people out exercising cycling or walking who clearly aren’t used to it. If the lockdown is long enough it may become a habit and something positive comes out of it.
Yes, that's the impression I'm getting. Normally calling people newbies or "not used to it" would be jumped on as incredibly judgemental, but hopefully in this case it's all positive!

It's very difficult to judge the runners and walkers, but I think by now that I can judge a ... less frequent cyclist when I see one. I met a guy a couple of morning ago who was pretty bloody nervous just slowing down to pass me (on a wide-ish Sustrans route); i was a little afear for his chances of negotiating the twisty, begravelled, low roofed tunnel that awaited a few minutes on.
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Re: Coronavirus and Audax
« Reply #639 on: March 27, 2020, 08:44:14 pm »
Looking at the bbc news website just now....
Cyclists behave or lose the right to cycle, unbelievable cyclist still riding in groups!!!!!

Which just proves what a club mate told me 20 odd years ago " your average cyclist is not very bright"

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« Reply #640 on: March 27, 2020, 09:13:38 pm »
For me it has become simple. I am allowed one outing/day, 1 hour max and 1km radius from home. Taking the dog for its walk each night fills all those options so that's it! Only cycling to be turbo. Fortunately I am able to work again; they've eased the restrictions on gardening as even Covid-19 doesn't stop the grass growing in various elderly widows' gardens. So that's a bit of exercise pushing the lawnmower (took the transmission off mine).

The latest version of the attestation for going out requires the time of sortie as well as the date so that the police can control what you're doing, not that I've ever been checked walking the dog!

Incidentally nothing stops the dog going out for as many times in the day as there are people to take her out. Lucky beast  ;) 

Re: Coronavirus and Audax
« Reply #641 on: March 28, 2020, 06:10:46 pm »
I am starting to do videos of walking round the village for those not even allowed out.  It may be that nobody will watch them but it gave me an excuse to buy a gimbal.  That is my one hour exercise.  Therefore cycling is indoors and or the cycle to the hospital when working.