Ramblingfatman User Terms & Conditions


Ramblingfatman is a blog of cycle rides mostly with an industrial heritage theme. From heron the word 'Ramblingfatman' refers to the author or authors of this website.


These terms and conditions govern the use of Ramblingfatman.co.uk. By using our website, you agree to accept these terms and conditions in full; accordingly, if you disagree with any or part of these terms and conditions, you must not use our website. Though the content is not targeted at any specific age group, you must be at least 18 years of age to use our website, by continuing to view Ramblingfatman you warrant and represent to us that you are at least 18 years of age.

We reserve the right to restrict access to areas of our website, or indeed our whole website, at our discretion; you must not circumvent or bypass, or attempt to circumvent or bypass, any access restriction measures on our website including violating the directives set out in the search engine robots file. Should the guestbook or email account or website be hacked or overrun, part or the whole of the website will be shut down without notice.


This website occasionally contains strong language, political content, and unusual humour- which some people may find objectionable and may against your opinion. Ramblingfatman is not meant to offend, defame or humiliate any ethnicity, race, religion, polictical persuasion, gender or sexuality of a person or group, please inform us if you find any of our content displeasing. This blog is generated for entertainment purposes only, and must not be perceived as professional advice specifically in regards to health, but also any other subject matter. Ramblingfatman gives no warranty or assurance, and makes no representation as to the accuracy or reliability of any information contained on this website, or that it is suitable for your intended use. The ideology of Ramblingfatman is the sole opinion and thoughts of the author and does not reflect the ideas, ideologies, or points of view of any organization the author may be associated with.

Ramblingfatman has no wish to offend or damage any companies reputation. Any unfavorable comments to actual companies (or their products) including third party suppliers, vendors, contract manufacturers, business partners and affiliates, brokers, distributors, resellers, and agents written about on this website are purely the personal opinion of the author. We will not be liable to you in respect of any business losses, including (without limitation) loss of or damage to profits, income, revenue, use, production, anticipated savings, business, contracts, commercial opportunities or goodwill. The name 'Ramblingfatman' is only used on this site, outside of this website any reference to that name is not affiliated to this site or the author. We do not use the name 'Ramblingfatman' to externally review, endorse, critique, appraise any person, company (including restaurants, cafe's, accommodation), or any product what so ever.

The ride pages (and their associated routes) relate to a certain year, past year routes are not updated. Caution must be applied; the route or place may have changed over time and may no longer exist or may have become unsafe. If you use this website as a guide to visit any of the places or establishments mentioned or if you download any of our routes, no guarantee is given for the accuracy, legality or safety of any information derived from this website. We do not warrant or represent: the completeness or accuracy of the places or routes published on our website. Ramblingfatman will not take any responsibility for any injury or illness or death by following any route. You agree this website is a resource to be used only as a point of inspiration in conjunction with your own due-diligence. The website will not be liable for your safety or any financial loss how so ever caused by following the routes or staying or visiting any of the places mentioned. Cycling across isolated or remote areas can be especially dangerous, prior to setting out, you must check current and predicted local weather conditions. You are responsible for your own preparations and precautions relating to secluded rides. You must especially take care on MOD land or active industrial sites, not straying from paths or routes across this land. Under certain circumstances, it can be a criminal offence to trespass on railway land, MOD land, pass a Police 'Road closed' sign, and sometimes timed and dated designated military training land. You take responsibility for the route you're cycling on, prior to setting out, you must check current and predicted road closures. You agree to use the information contained on this website at your own risk. Ramblingfatman will not take any responsibility if you use- byways, bridleways, restricted, permissive, MOD, or private land. You must ensure you are legally allowed to be on the land. All physical activities carry a certain risk, by using Ramblingfatman as a reference for your activity, it is taken that you or your party have reasonable fitness and managed health issues and have taken appropriate precautions to ensure the safety and well being of you and your party.

Acceptable use

Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages against you and/ or may be a criminal offence.

You must not:

Use our website in any way or take any action that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the performance, availability or accessibility of the website. Use our website in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity. Use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.

Conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website without our express written consent.

Access or otherwise interact with our website using any robot, spider or other automated means (except for the purpose of search engine indexing), or use data collected from our website for any direct marketing activity (including without limitation email marketing, SMS marketing, telemarketing and direct mailing).

What is our Privacy Policy for?

Our privacy policy is for the website of http://ramblingfatman.co.uk and is owned by 'Jorge Cwock' served by 'Tsohost', it governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it. The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

Your privacy is our concern

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Use of Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your browser or device.

What are cookies used for?

Cookies allow our site to know if your computer or device has visited Ramblingfatman. Cookies can then be used to help understand how the site or service is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience.

How long will cookies stay on my device?

The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a 'persistent' or 'session” cookie'. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.

First and third party cookies

First-party cookies are set by Ramblingfatman, third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your device through our Service. Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by someone providing a service for our site, we have no control over these.

How to control and delete cookies

If you want to delete cookies follow the instructions at 'Wikihow', click here to go to their site (opens a new window). If you wish to disable your browser from receiving cookies follow the instructions by clicking here (opens a new window). Note- if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of our service and other parts of our service may not work properly. You can find out more information cookie settings at third-party information sites at 'all about cookies', click here (opens a new window).

Use of your information and Storage of your information

From heron the word 'guestbook' also means blog comments. Ramblingfatman does not have any direct involvement in how your information is stored or used by our host or the guestbook provider. Any information entered into the guestbook can be stored by our web host and guestbook provider for statistical purposes and can also be used to ban your device from using our site.

Ramblingfatman may use your email address for the purpose of keeping you informed of updated information on our site. This website and its owners may use any information submitted for the purpose of improving our website. We are happy to provide you with further information on request, they offer to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. Ramblingfatman does not pass on personal details to third parties nor share with any company, but you must check our host and the guestbook provider's own privacy policy as they do store and use your information. At this time 'Bravenet' run our guestbook, click here to read Bravenets' privacy policy. Our current host is 'TsoHost' click here to read their privacy policy.

Your personal information is stored on a secure server that uses a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol for data encryption and decryption to protect data from unauthorized interception, but you must be aware there is always a risk of hacking of any information stored on 'the cloud', if your information is compromised, we will not be liable to you in respect of any business losses or personal losses. You agree any information given by you is completely at your own risk.

Contact & Communication

Users contacting this website and or its owners do so at their own risk and discretion. Ramblingfatman doesn't currently have an email newsletter program and will not use one until your express permission was granted when submitting any form to email process.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please click to email the administrator, clicking will open up 'outlook express' in a new window.

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. External links are clickable text and will open a new window.

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

If you find a broken link or dead link on Ramblingfatman, please contact the administrator to repair it.

Adverts and Sponsored Links

This website does not contain 1st party sponsored links and adverts, but may do in the future. These will typically be served through advertising partners, to whom may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve. Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertisers website through a referral program which may use cookies saved to your computers hard drive and will track the number of referrals sent from this website. Users should therefore note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

On some pages we use 'YouTube' videos which are owned by Google, there may be a video advert at the start (you can skip these after a certain time), and a fixed advert which you can dismiss - Ramblingfatman has no control over these if you choose to watch the video.

Social Media Platforms

We do not currently use external social media platforms.


This website and its content is copyright of Ramblingfatman.co.uk. from 2012-2024. The website header image is expressly designed and owned by Ramblingfatman. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions, all rights are reserved including intellectual property rights. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents (which includes the gpx routes) in any form is prohibited other than the following: You may print or download extracts or download a gpx route off this website for your personal and non-commercial use only. You may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge this website as the source of the material. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit any of the content (which includes the gpx routes). Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system for commercial use.

This website may contain copyrighted material, the use of which may not have specifically been authorised by the copyright owner. This constitutes a 'fair use' of that copyrighted material, and no profit is made by its use. Ramblingfatman tries to use quality images, if our own images are poor quality, we will download images that are freely available on the internet. If you believe an image or video used on this site is copyrighted, and you own the copyright, if you wish the image to be removed, just contact Ramblingfatman with proof of ownership and we will remove the image or video.

Guestbook rules/ Blog Page Comments

It is not compulsory to submit your email or where you're from to use the guestbook, you may use the guest book anonymously, but you must enter a name. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process, but we must advise users using our guestbook form is done at their own risk. You can at any time ask to have your post or information deleted from the guestbook. When clicking 'Private Post' on the guest book, the viewing of that post is deemed as a private message for the author, only Ramblingfatman's reply is publicly seen on the site, but unfortunately please be aware that we have no way of ensuring your private posting is 100% safe from hackers.

Any Website address's or link's entered into the guestbook will be disabled, please don't enter email addresses in the 'comment' section as these will also be disabled. Please don't submit any personal information, or endorsement of any product in the 'comment' section, this will be removed. Swearing or any form of derogatory comments will not be tolerated. Any extreme political, racist, or religious views, especially a comment that advocates illegal, violent, or other extremist action will be removed and reported to the relevant law enforcement authorities. You can only enter one comment per day. The administrator has the right to remove any comment and ban the IP address of the sender. Any comment which is considered to be spam will be marked as spam and deleted.

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