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by Paddy Pumpkin
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Cyclists
Replies: 51
Views: 1748

Re: Cyclists

peteroldracer wrote:As there is no way a cyclist knows how fast they are travelling how do they respect speed limits? Answer, they don’t.



GPS computers such as this

https://buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/cIntoSp ... ng-p1.html


Do you really think Chris Froome has no idea of his speed?
by Paddy Pumpkin
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Cyclists
Replies: 51
Views: 1748

Re: Cyclists

There is a limit of 10kph on the footpath (yes Spain permits cycling on the path) and 30kph in cycle lanes.

On the road the speed limit is the same as the motorist.
by Paddy Pumpkin
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Cyclists
Replies: 51
Views: 1748

Re: Cyclists

Mr Pumpkin, one question please. Do you consider that all Bicycles should legally have to have a working bell fitted as an audible warning device for pedestrians and other road hazards? Yes, in exactly the same way a car does. Although I find my voice is more effective, louder and quicker to activa...
by Paddy Pumpkin
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Cyclists
Replies: 51
Views: 1748

Re: Cyclists

Paddy, I think you are telling pork pies. You cover 20000kms a year in your car so you obviously work and you still have time to do 288 kms every week on your bike. You sure you got your sums right? Yes I defeinitely have my sums right. I can see my car KMs from my ITV, car servicing and also the f...
by Paddy Pumpkin
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lloyds Bank international standing orders
Replies: 11
Views: 1178

Re: Lloyds Bank international standing orders

Pretty much every company in the world will have to share your data. Small example, you book a flight and pay by credit card...the airline shares your data to the credit card company. Your bank sends a text message to login...then they share data. You just have to place a certain amount of trust in ...
by Paddy Pumpkin
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Certificado non residente
Replies: 7
Views: 1047

Re: Certificado non residente

You can get it at the Policia Nacional or at the extranajero office. The same places you obtain an NIE. You need your passport and a form EX15. Also bring proof of your NIE. Also proof of why you need it. Usual caveats apply that the funcinario can change their mind or make up their own rules. Their...
by Paddy Pumpkin
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Cyclists
Replies: 51
Views: 1748

Re: Cyclists

We could all sit here all day and tell anecdotes of bad road behaviour. I, and all of my cycling friends, have an RFEC licence and have 3rd party insurance. I have had an accident and have witnessed several accidents involving my cycling friends and cars. Not one of thosee accidents have been caused...
by Paddy Pumpkin
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lloyds Bank international standing orders
Replies: 11
Views: 1178

Re: Lloyds Bank international standing orders

A banking licence is not the same as deposit protection. They are completely independent of each other. I would not recommend that anybody has more than a minimum balance with Revolut until they are deposit protected. Top ups and withdrawals are instant so there is no need to have a balance on the a...
by Paddy Pumpkin
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lloyds Bank international standing orders
Replies: 11
Views: 1178

Re: Lloyds Bank international standing orders

FSCS is completely different from being licenced. Revolut have a banking licence but are not FScS members...they are not the same thing. Revolut have had some bad press...but show me a bank that has not HSBC have been fined over 1 billion USD for money laundering offences. Revolut have never been fi...
by Paddy Pumpkin
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Cyclists
Replies: 51
Views: 1748

Re: Cyclists

as cars are getting wider and roads stay the same width! And round here there are lots of coffin-dodgers on those tricycles with a basket on the back - try getting past two of them when they creak along side by side at 4 kph! When cyclists have some form of certificate of competence, and pay for th...
by Paddy Pumpkin
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Cyclists
Replies: 51
Views: 1748

Re: Cyclists

Beachcomber wrote:I grant them their rights when necessary but that doesn't mean I have to respect them. Respect is earned not demanded nor legislated for.


Personally I couldn't care less if you respect cyclists or not. My comment said respect their rights. Nothing about respect in general.
by Paddy Pumpkin
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Cyclists
Replies: 51
Views: 1748

Re: Cyclists

It is a fact of normal human behaviour that good laws will mostly be obeyed, and bad laws not. I love watching the cycle road races - both on tv and live - but there is a big difference between a peloton on closed roads and the idiotic behaviour of groups of leisure cyclists. Why don't the same rul...
by Paddy Pumpkin
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Cyclists
Replies: 51
Views: 1748

Re: Cyclists

I wish you both good luck with that attitude when a Guardia Civil officer stops you for not obeying the law. Yes I am a cyclist and also a driver. As a driver knowing the law has helped me to understand the cyclists behaviour. As a cyclist I am regularly harassed by drivers who don't know the law......
by Paddy Pumpkin
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Cyclists
Replies: 51
Views: 1748

Re: Cyclists

In reply to several above the circumstances are below The law in Spain allows a group of cyclists to follow the first cyclist in a group. So if the first cyclist in a group crosses a green light which subsequently turns red the group can follow through the red light. The same applies to a pedestrian...
by Paddy Pumpkin
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Cyclists
Replies: 51
Views: 1748

Re: Cyclists

A7054....runs from Campanillas to Pizarra. It is a 20 minute journey but is quicker if you take the A357. However before you criticise a cyclist I suggest you learn the law. Cycling two abreast is legal. Additionally cyclists are permitted to go through red lights, pedestrian crossings and yield sig...
by Paddy Pumpkin
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bank charges from Deutsche bank
Replies: 6
Views: 703

Re: Bank charges from Deutsche bank

Without knowing which type of account and reading the T&C it would be difficult to know exactly.

There is a charge from most banks to check your non residency which they are obliged to do every two years.

You could try to visit the branch in Torre Del Mar or there are several in Malaga
by Paddy Pumpkin
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: BANK CHARGES
Replies: 13
Views: 1310

Re: BANK CHARGES

I did the online ID process where you did a video call...this was only available for Spanish speakers at that time...not sure now though. Anyway on the video call I had to show my official ID with address. I am EU citizen resident in Spain. So I needed ID or passport from home country. Also needed p...
by Paddy Pumpkin
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Getting lost on Spanish highways...
Replies: 14
Views: 998

Re: Getting lost on Spanish highways...

I concur with you about driving around Madrid...and I live here. Knowing which road to take is ok. However the big problem I find is when you take a slip road to switch to another autovia you drive around a bend and get 100 metres notice to switch lanes on the slip road as it splits in two. The only...
by Paddy Pumpkin
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: BANK CHARGES
Replies: 13
Views: 1310

Re: BANK CHARGES

I have been using openbank since June. Not paid a penny. English website and really easy to open online. Can't see a reason not to use them.

Why bother with trying to enforce legal right to the low charges accounts...just walk away.
by Paddy Pumpkin
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: taxi rates airport
Replies: 7
Views: 1524

Re: taxi rates airport

Airport transfers charge you for waiting and the pick up charge will be too high for such a short journey. Taxi from airport taxi stand is the best bet or take the train to town centre and get a bus from there.

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