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Yanis Nayu 25 Mar 2020

...was to ration it?  Never seen so many people walking, running and cycling. 

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girlymonkey 25 Mar 2020
In reply to Yanis Nayu:

I was thinking that!!

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Ceiriog Chris 25 Mar 2020
In reply to Yanis Nayu:

I overheard one idiot in my local spar asking if it was compulsory ! made me laugh

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Neil Williams 25 Mar 2020
In reply to Ceiriog Chris:

> I overheard one idiot in my local spar asking if it was compulsory ! made me laugh

It's actually slightly worded like that.  I suspect, though, that a lot of it is people displaced from gyms and swimming pools.

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Alkis 25 Mar 2020
In reply to Neil Williams:

Yeah, probably not far from the truth. Definitely is for me. Since I'm working from home (well, technically from my van on my drive as my house is a bloody building  site...) and I can't climb, just went for a 3 mile run around the area at lunch. Hadn't run in 9 month or so.

Was pleasantly surprised, people appeared to be keeping distances for a change.

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Neil Williams 25 Mar 2020
In reply to Alkis:

I think people are slowly starting to get the point.  While I think £30 is too low, that should make the point for some.

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Richard Horn 25 Mar 2020
In reply to Yanis Nayu:

Thats partly because people who prefer other activities (e.g. climbing, swimming, team sports, gym etc) are confined to a smaller set of available (and more visible) options. Also a lot of people are off work.

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Spearos 25 Mar 2020
In reply to Yanis Nayu:

I feel sorry for the dogs, they're all going to be worn out by next week!

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FactorXXX 25 Mar 2020
In reply to Spearos:

> I feel sorry for the dogs, they're all going to be worn out by next week!

I'm getting one of these as it means I can get an extra walk in:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Loftus-International-31068-INVISIBLE-LEASH/dp/B0006GK8GE

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Wingeing Old Git 25 Mar 2020
In reply to Spearos:

> I feel sorry for the dogs, they're all going to be worn out by next week!

I've just suggested a walk to my dog and he told me to f*ck off! He's going on Gumtree.

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LastBoyScout 25 Mar 2020
In reply to Alkis:

> Was pleasantly surprised, people appeared to be keeping distances for a change.

Not round here, they're not! Impatient arses that can't wait for an opportunity to pass at safe distance are just barging past anyway

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Robert Durran 25 Mar 2020
In reply to Yanis Nayu:

> ...was to ration it?  Never seen so many people walking, running and cycling. 

Probably just that people are desperate to get out of the house.

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Bobling 25 Mar 2020
In reply to Yanis Nayu:

I think the fine weather has helped but it's wonderful to see so many people cycling, running and walking (in an appropriately socially distanced way).

Bit like it is so nice not to have the constant noise and contrails from commercial air traffic.

Still plenty of close passing d*cks driving though : (

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Timmd 25 Mar 2020
In reply to girlymonkey:

> I was thinking that!!

There were people everywhere on my usually fairly peaceful off road cycle route, it felt like a sunny weekend day. 'Keep away' ;-) I'm maybe going to start getting up for a dawn cycle for some peace. 

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Neil Williams 26 Mar 2020
In reply to Yanis Nayu:

It was specifically said on this afternoon's press conference that this is actually deliberate.

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krikoman 26 Mar 2020
In reply to Neil Williams:

> I think people are slowly starting to get the point.  While I think £30 is too low, that should make the point for some.


£30 for what is too low?

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Neil Williams 26 Mar 2020
In reply to krikoman:

> £30 for what is too low?

The fine for breaking social distancing/going out for a non-listed reason.  Apparently it doubles with each offence, though.

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McHeath 27 Mar 2020
In reply to Neil Williams:

> Apparently it doubles with each offence, though.

So your 10th offence costs > £15,000, and your 16th > £1m? 

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Dr.S at work 27 Mar 2020
In reply to McHeath:

If so a person with dark humour devised the rule

> So your 10th offence costs > £15,000, and your 16th > £1m? 

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Billhook 27 Mar 2020
In reply to Yanis Nayu:

Your right. 

I'm working next to our local abbey which overlooks our town.  A week ago there were a couple of local dog walkers going past and one jogger on a regular basis plus the odd cyclist.

Since  Tuesday.  Lots of  joggers, and the number of locals now out walking their dogs has increased no end.  I didn't even know some of them owned dogs! and it now appears to be a part of a cycle circuit - even though its on a dead end road.

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Neil Williams 27 Mar 2020
In reply to McHeath:

> So your 10th offence costs > £15,000, and your 16th > £1m? 

I think there's a limit, but I couldn't tell you what it was.

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Alkis 27 Mar 2020
In reply to Neil Williams:

Positive infinity.

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Ian W 27 Mar 2020
In reply to Neil Williams:

JCM or off duty would probably know better, but there is a point where repeated offending eventually becomes contempt of court and will end in a jail sentence rather than just a fine.

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nikoid 27 Mar 2020
In reply to McHeath:

> So your 10th offence costs > £15,000, and your 16th > £1m? 

It's to get the public to understand exponential growth!

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McHeath 27 Mar 2020
In reply to nikoid:

> It's to get the public to understand exponential growth!

Any way of flattening the curve?  

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