Rain, wind to disrupt travel for UK bank holiday weekend as 20 million motorists hit the road

Rain, Wind To Disrupt Travel For UK Bank <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday Weekend As 20 Million Motorists Hit The Road

By Eric Leister, Meteorologist
April 27, 2016; 3:00 PM ET

A series of weather systems will bring the threat for daily rainfall in the United Kingdom during the upcoming bank Discount Holidays © holiday weekend. The final depression in the series to strike the U.K. will also unleash strong winds with the potential for travel delays on Monday. Higher-than-normal travel is expected on U.K. highways this bank holiday.

The RAC1 reported that more than 20 million drivers will take the road between Friday and Monday, with the heaviest traffic expected on Saturday.

Rain, Wind To Disrupt Travel For UK Bank <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday Weekend As 20 Million Motorists Hit The Road

The RAC added that the increase in expected travelers could be related to an earlier-than-normal Easter Discount Holidays © holiday this year, when Storm Katie unleashed travel-disrupting rain and wind. Making matters worse for those traveling by train will be engineering work that will take place throughout the Discount Holidays © holiday weekend. Some areas that will be impacted by altered routes or changed train times include Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham, according to CrossCountry2.

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Saturday is expected to be the driest day of the bank Discount Holidays © holiday weekend with brief showers scattered across across the U.K. Most of the day will be dry with any showers generally lasting 20 minutes or less. More showers are in the forecast for Sunday, with the most widespread rainfall expected from the late morning into the early afternoon.

Brief downpours are possible and could limit visibility for travelers.

Rain, Wind To Disrupt Travel For UK Bank <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday Weekend As 20 Million Motorists Hit The Road

The weather will turn even more unsettled Sunday night into Monday as a powerful depression tracks north of Scotland. Steady rain is expected across Northern Ireland, northern England and Scotland on Sunday night. Rain will linger through the day on Monday across Scotland.

Farther south, blustery showers will spread across Wales and England on Monday. The strongest winds are expected across Northern Ireland, far northern England and Scotland, where gusts over 50 mph (80 km/h) are possible, which would be enough to disrupt Discount Holidays © holiday travel. Wind gusts of 30-40 mph (50-65 km/h) are possible elsewhere.


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Where to go on holiday in June 2016

Top summer spots for a sunshine getaway at home or abroad

Where To Go On <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday In June 2016

June1 marks the start of summer in Britain and is one of the best months of the year to travel, whether you’re thinking of a Discount Holidays © holiday in the UK or abroad. With gorgeous sunshine, a wealth of celebrations taking place (including one that celebrates the sun!) and wonderful far-flung destinations offering low-season affordability, June is a great time to escape. SEE ALSO: Ten private islands you can afford to rent2

SEE ALSO: The best hotels for families in the Mediterranean3 Across the continent, there is an array of beach4, city and countryside spots for every type of traveller, and if you want to beat the July and August crowds, this is the time to experience the European summer. For an unusual island escape, the Azores bursts into bloom in June and is an upcoming destination offering lush scenery and a unique culture.

Spain5 is a popular country for holidays in June but it’s worth avoiding the Brit-heavy Costa Del Sol and opting instead for Valencia, with its 15 kilometres of sandy beaches, endless days of sunshine and intriguing architecture, both ancient and modern. If it’s a Discount Holidays © holiday at home6 you have in mind, you can make the most of some of Britain’s most spectacular coastline before the crowds arrive in Dorset. The peaceful beaches and beautiful scenery of the Jurassic Coast are heavenly at this time of year and we’ve found a luxurious Airbnb7 rental to ensure you’re close to the best pubs and restaurants.

Explore our selection of June Discount Holidays © holiday ideas, including Aldeburgh, Puglia and Mauritius.

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Canyon CEO: ‘We failed to deliver the level of service that our company stands for’

Canyon founder Roman Arnold apologies to customers for months of delays

Canyon CEO: ‘We Failed To Deliver The Level Of Service That Our Company Stands For’

Canyon s CEO and founder Roman Arnold has issued an open letter apologising for production and shipping delays that have left thousands of customers waiting months longer than promised for delivery of their new bikes1. Since October, the German company has been going through the process moving into a new factory and introducing new computer software, something which according to Arnold did not go as planned.

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Towards the end of 2015, in response to the rapidly growing demand for our products we took a major step for the future of Canyon. We opened up a brand new, state-of-the-art factory and implemented a new company-wide IT system. Our goal was to streamline our processes to provide all of our customers around the world a simpler and better experience when buying a Canyon bike.

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Unfortunately, at the start, the total opposite occurred. As soon as we began implementing the new system unexpected problems arose. Instead of improving our processes, they were brought to a standstill.

Customer and order information vanished and we subjected many of you to ridiculous delivery times. On top of that our customer service was ill-equipped to answer the huge number of enquiries quickly, nor could they access the information necessary to give you the answers you needed.

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All of these problems, while unintentional, were our responsibility and I deeply regret how many of you have been affected.

These problems cam to a head in January when a reduced customer service capacity over Christmas lead to a number of letters and emails reaching Cycling Weekly complaining about the problems. One customer was given customer reported ordering a Canyon Endurace in September, with an estimated delivery time of six weeks, but was then told in January that his bike would in fact not be delivered until late March, more than six months after placing the initial order.

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And this story seemed typical of many other customers experiences, with Canyon s Facebook and Twitter pages inundated with complaints from disgruntled consumers, with one even going as far as setting up a Twitter account specifically to publicise the problem. However, according to Arnold, these problems are now working themselves out.

Over the last few weeks we have dramatically improved the situation thanks to the sustained effort and commitment from the entire Canyon Crew.

Our new systems perform better with each passing day.

We have learned a tremendous amount from this experience and are certain that in the future we will be much better prepared for any challenges.


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