One Man and his Fag-o-Cycle

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Italian war hero.

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From Wikipedia:
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I've never seen Manchester this quiet. Even the tramps have disappeared!

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You're not supposed to be cycling that far from home during the lockdown. You're breaking the guidelines which currently have the force of law. The police could issue you with a £60 on-the-spot fine, increasing to £960 for persistent offending.

You may argue that the guidelines are stupid. Most people who don't follow government advice do the same.
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Is it really a fine-able offense over there now? Hasn't come to that here yet, but I suppose it could before it's over.
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There aren't many police on the streets in the UK: even when there are any, they wouldn't normally stop you. If they do stop you, they'll most likely only ask you where you're from, why you're out, and where you're going. And then they'd most likely only advise you not to stray too far from home.

But the government advice is, "No unnecessary journeys", "Minimize the amount of time you are out of your home for exercise", and, "Stay local and use open spaces near to your home where possible – do not travel unnecessarily."

In the UK, the so-called "government advice" relating to the coronavirus lockdown carries the force of a "statutory instrument" and the police are allowed to enforce it.

Coronavirus: What powers do the police have? - BBC News

It's not completely clear what the law allows regarding cycling exercise - the police officers have been granted an enormous amount of discretion. I think the government would prefer that cyclists only go out once per day, for up to an hour, and do laps of sparsely populated areas close to their homes rather than venture further away.

I suppose it makes some sense - if you were unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident or a big mechanical breakdown while many miles away, that would likely cause a lot more unnecessary travel and contact between people than if you remain within walking distance of home.

Personally, I'd like to see more cyclists observing the 'not within two metres of another person' rule. I've been out walking for exercise, and by keeping away from some places, carefully watching other pedestrians, crossing the road or standing off the path when necessary - I've been able to keep my distance from other walkers. But I've had quite a few cyclists zoom up from behind me unseen and unheard, and pass by me within two or three feet.
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ceptimus, I was out for an hour, alone at 2.00 in the morning and travelled about fifteen miles in a circular route. I'd say that's local. There aren't any "sparsely populated areas" near me. Several police saw me, none were interested.

The rules state:
"Leaving home
Going out for these reasons is allowed, but limited:

Shopping for basic necessities: “as infrequently as possible”.
Taking one form of exercise a day, for example, a run, walk, or cycle: alone or with members of your household."

I've broken no rules.
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I really enjoy those pictures above, tramps aren't the only thing missing I don't see any trash on the ground
like I see here in the US. Thanks ac.
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Enough politics, let's get back to the important stuff:
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The homeless have been put up in hotels for the duration. Linky.

It may seem counterintuitive but Manchester city centre is probably the most sparsely populated area for miles around: there's hardly any private accommodation. Anyways, ceptimus can sleep soundly in the knowledge that I am obeying not only the letter of the law but also the spirit. Apart from my nightly bike ride, the only time I've left home at all since the lockdown began was to attend my BIL's funeral. And then, due to a strict fifteen person limit, I wasn't allowed into the chapel for the service, nor was I even allowed to sit in our car on the cemetary grounds. I had to walk out of the grounds and stand on the street.
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I agree with sparks on this matter
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sparks, it's a fine-able offense if you're blatantly flouting the guidelines or ignore police advice to discontinue what you're doing. I've not been out during the day but Mrs. Camel informs me that people are taking this seriously and being very sensible. I live virtually next-door to a large supermarket which is only allowing a few people in at a time: customers are queueing, patiently, (we Brits are great at forming orderly queues), two meters apart all around the car park. :)
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solely wrote: Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:19 pm I really enjoy those pictures above, tramps aren't the only thing missing I don't see any trash on the ground
like I see here in the US. Thanks ac.
Thats because no-one is going out.

Duh.
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AC, third picture is where you did your watercolor, right? :)





Now I'll side with sparks:

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Witness wrote: Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:16 pm AC, third picture is where you did your watercolor, right? :)
Wrong. :)

Second and third pictures are Piccadilly Gardens.

My watercolour was Shambles Square.

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Not the watercolor I was thinking of. A square with a white building in the background and a phone booth, if memory serves well.
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Witness wrote: Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:25 am Not the watercolor I was thinking of. A square with a white building in the background and a phone booth, if memory serves well.
That's The Plaza in Stockport.
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Indeed, my bad.

Now do Piccadilly Gardens. :)
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Witness wrote: Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:35 am Indeed, my bad.

Now do Piccadilly Gardens. :)
As and when the studio re-opens, I shall attempt to fit you in, my dear chap. :)
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And, just to reassure Abdul that he's always in my thoughts, picture one is Canal Street, the heart of Manchester's Gay Village. And I'm not even going to start thinking about abdominal canals and etymology at this time of night.

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When are you going to get to Cuffley?
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Just for ed, here's a deserted Manchester Central Library from where he purchases stolen books.

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I'm not too sure what's going on here. Maybe someone's been trying to sell the bridge to ed...

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Isn't there some form of memorial or observance where people leave padlocks? I can't quite recall how that goes, but it's ringing a bell in my memory.
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Lock Love

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_lock
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Live and learn...
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Here we have Puff Mart for Abdul and Zzzzzz Accountants for TA.

https://i.imgur.com/g3gmbGI.jpg

As an added bonus, an Authentic City Church. I'm fairly sure Manchester is an authentic city, so maybe there's an inauthentic church nearby.

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Noted and logged you guys the internet exists for a reason Girls scantily clad.
Don't make me come down there buster.
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Rob Lister wrote: Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:56 pm Lock Love

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_lock
The Pont des Arts was wonderful until it became a tourist "thing to do". It's real meaning got lost in a selfie opportunity or twats trying to get sex from gullible partners.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:22 am
Fid wrote: Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:00 pm Noted and logged you guys the internet exists for a reason Girls scantily clad.
Don't make me come down there buster.
Au contraire ...

https://i.imgur.com/wLw7jG7.jpg
Now those are dorky pants.
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Rob Lister wrote: Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:56 pm Lock Love

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_lock
Paris municipality removes them periodically on the Pont des Arts (so the next batch of twats can operate).

Reminded me of the famous Doisneau photo:

https://i.imgur.com/f6q3wSt.jpg

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asthmatic camel wrote: Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:33 am
Abdul Alhazred wrote: Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:22 am
Fid wrote: Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:00 pm Noted and logged you guys the internet exists for a reason Girls scantily clad.
Don't make me come down there buster.
Au contraire ...

https://i.imgur.com/wLw7jG7.jpg
Now those are dorky pants.
yeah, but the boyo got some abbs and yeah I had jerk or two you boys be nice.
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Ahem.

Thought I'd share my smoke break with Oliver Cromwell at Wythenshawe Hall this morning and then watch the sun rise at Reddish Vale. Safely home before the disease-ridden great unwashed were even awake. :)

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Whereas I did 25 miles before you woke up.

– J.D.
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Cobden's dick. A famous local landmark.

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