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    Hosepipe ban in SE

    I have to keep the bike in the house due to out of control crime in my area, and I have serious OCD about keeping my bike spotless, so the upcoming hosepipe ban is worrying me! Our local woods are still very muddy, so every ride due require a wash down.

    Does anyone know what the rules are? Checking out the thames water website, bike washing does not appear to be a prohibited activity, but they wont talk to you on the phone unless you are the account holder which I am not, and also you have give them you full details (therefore self incriminating). I have difficult neighbours so would love to be straight on the rules.

    I do my bit to save water wherever possible, but I can't let my pride and joy rot.

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    A reservoir..................in Yorkshire...................recently. ;)
    Ever thought of collecting bath/shower/ washing machine water? No, really, I'm serious - it'll do for washing the bike.

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    [generic Euro accent]Wash it ?!

    Wash it with Febreze...![/generic Euro accent]

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    But seriously, if you must use a dynanic flow of water to clean, how about one of these...

    Alternatively...


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    Must pop down the garden and see how full the ponds are, left the hosepipe running :-)
    Logical

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    Hmmm, Killer spray. I like that idea.

    Either that, or give it to the boys at the local eastern european car wash for a quick jetting. Although the queue of range rover sports can be quite long. Obviously there is enough water for that, no ban on commercial use of water.....

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