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2 minutes ago, sime42 said:

Have you ever tried it? It's bloody difficult, far more so that it looks.

In the early nineties I saw two Spanish kids riding them, when they finished their show they offered people ago. I reckon I got three yards before I fell off.

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11 minutes ago, sime42 said:

Have you ever tried it? It's bloody difficult, far more so that it looks.

Just watched that and i can see where the difficulties lie, its not for me, but i do like a challange,,, 

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At a show once some guys were challenging punters to climb a ladder stood at 45 degrees. It was also pivoted about its long axis, i.e. could spin from side to side.
That was equally difficult.

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Get a similar affect when I occasionally pack our rotating telehandler up facing backwards so back becomes forwards left - right which is fun with 4 wheel steering.

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23 hours ago, Mr. Squirrel said:

That’s the crack. They’re also omitting reversing from the hgv test. Sounds like a lot of haulage companies and insurance companies understandably want nothing to do with people who’ve been fast tracked in this manner though. You can’t have a 17 year old rushed through a test like that and now driving a 45 tonne lorry. 
 

Sounds like it’s similar with trailers, though it might be legal to tow, when/if these new laws come into force, insurance companies will likely still insist on professional training. 
 

Our government couldn’t organise a piss up in a brewery. While it sounds great, it’s clearly a panicked decision and I’ll be amazed if any good actually comes from this. 

That sounds mental! No reversing what a joke 🤦‍♂️

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Someone missed a bit, reversing will be tested by a third party. 

 


The Government has announced changes to the HGV driver test in order to free up capacity for 50,000 additional tests...

 

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Have you ever tried it? It's bloody difficult, far more so that it looks.

South bank of the Thames about 20 years ago, there was a guy offering £10 to ride about 5-10 yards. £1 a go.
As soon as you try to pedal or balance it all goes wrong…
Only cost me about £5 before I gave up.
Watched the guy do it 3 times in a row after to prove to the crowd it could be done.
There was a queue…
He must have made a fortune that day 🤣
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On 10/09/2021 at 19:10, gdh said:

 

 

Let's just hope everyone towing them shows the same common sense as the government...

Sadly That's where it all goes wrong 

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On 10/09/2021 at 19:19, Mr. Squirrel said:

I've got my trailer test booked for Tuesday the 14th too. Would've been nice if they'd given a better idea of when the new regs will come into play as I need to be able to tow within the next couple of weeks. 

Then you still need to take the test.

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