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messageRe: East Dulwich: new cyclists
Posted by first mate May 20, 03:27PM

Ah, my mistake I was confusing cyclemaps with cyclestreets. That said, from what I can see cyclemaps only works on Apple products not android?

messageRe: East Dulwich: new cyclists
Posted by louisemurray May 20, 03:36PM

Yup. Looks like it, assumed they might have developed one for Android by now, clearly not.

messageRe: East Dulwich: new cyclists
Posted by exdulwicher May 20, 04:28PM

A very recent (one month old) round up here of phone based cycle navigation apps
[www.cyclingweekly.com]

It's a constant bugbear of mine that so many apps and cycle GPS computers focus on fitness and speed and assimilating all manner of random data like power and cadence rather than concentrating on actual navigation. For a few years I had a GPS that would quite routinely crash during navigation, come up with all manner of weird re-routes and recalculations, pick random dirt paths over functional roads or go 5 miles out of its way just to ride a 200m section of "cycle path".

But hey, it'd tell you how much power you were putting out while doing all that... Waste of time.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit was may 20, 04:34pm by exdulwicher.

messageRe: East Dulwich: new cyclists
Posted by first mate May 20, 08:18PM

Thanks for that, will take a look.

messageRe: East Dulwich: new cyclists
Posted by Sally Eva May 21, 08:18AM

People want to cycle but need help. If you are a key worker (and lots of people are) then cycle confident can help you. They are free, try here: [www.cycleconfident.com]

If you are not a key worker but trying to deal with government advice to go back to work but not to use public transport, then you could email Richard.Livingstone@southwark.gov.uk or your local councillor and ask that cycle confident's service be opened up wider.

The council will be insanely busy at the moment and likely won't think of this tweak spontaneously but you can jog their minds smiling smiley

messageRe: East Dulwich: new cyclists
Posted by exdulwicher May 21, 12:47PM

Meant to add by the way, Evans Cycles down at Goose Green is now open. They were closed for a while, then appointment only last week but they're now operating normal hours (10-5) but with the usual social distancing requirements, one person in/one person out rules etc.

Think it's the closest bike shop within & around ED if you need spares / repairs.

messageRe: East Dulwich: new cyclists
Posted by louisemurray May 21, 02:31PM

Our best local bike shop is Balfe's bikes also on East Dulwich Road, providing a service to local cyclsts for long before Evans moved in. Excellent service, highly recommend. I've bought 3 bikes from them, lovely people.
They have been open most of the lockdown and do a ful range of services.

messageRe: East Dulwich: new cyclists
Posted by Stradello May 23, 11:28AM

Another recommendation for Balfe's - I much prefer their level of service, and (unlike Evans) they will do their best to fit you in for any repair/mechanical work on your bike. They cannot quite compete with the likes of Evans in terms of sheer variety, but they are very well stocked with the 'essentials' and have very good mechanics.

messageRe: East Dulwich: new cyclists
Posted by zerkalo May 23, 01:01PM

Yeah, Balfe's are great. Bought two bikes from them already. Great service and knowledgable staff. Much prefer supporting a local business like that than Evans personally.

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