• Rapha releases Merci Wiggo T-shirt ahead of Paris-Roubaix this weekend1 day 3 hours agoWiggo

    Wiggo

  • Suspended sentence for man who pushed over charity cyclists1 day 3 hours agomrchrispy wrote:driver immune

    mrchrispy wrote:
    driver immune to prosecution due to the fact he was driving a car and his human rights would be violated if he was punished.

    This raises an interesting point. If the driver is deemed to be in charge of the vehicle then why is he not responsible for the actions & conduct of his passengers?

    If the drivers licence could be placed in jeopardy by his passengers then a lot of this type of behaviour would suddenly cease (Hopefully!).

    This is not as frivolous as it may seem.
    Example 1: A passenger needs to alight from a vehicle. Who has the best view of anything approaching from the rear? The driver - his mirrors are set for him not his passenger.

    Example 2: For the arsehole in the story to be able to push over the cyclists then the driver must be close enough for him to reach. He must be aiding & abetting/joint enterprise.

    Something to raise when your door stepped by your parliamentary candidate? Cool

  • Kristof Allegaert goes for a weekend spin - 1,000km from Flanders to Ventoux1 day 7 hours agoyes mate

    yes mate

  • Genesis Croix de Fer road/touring bike.1 day 8 hours agoWill take £375 for quick

    Will take £375 for quick sale, need the space.

  • Genesis Croix de Fer road/touring bike.1 day 8 hours agoWill take £375 for quick

    Will take £375 for quick sale, need the space.

  • FOI request finds 1 in 10 complaints against London bus drivers involve cyclist1 day 8 hours agoCar Working 199 - Stagecoach

    Car Working 199 - Stagecoach London - Catford Garage (TL) Still from 0'42" shows red signal clearly reflected in windscreen of bus.

    If you have the height you might consider action to 'protect your head' by raising your arm and knocking the mirror back, removing that risk of a "Cracknell' event (caused by failure to be aware of danger approaching from behind, and take avoiding action - and failure to ride with the support car following on a fast and exposed section of road).

    Without an external mirror the driver will be forced to stop, at which point you can (as a person reasonably requiring details) invoke s.170.2 of RTA 1988, and s.5.3 of the Conduct of Bus Drivers &c.. Regulations 1990, and require the driver to provide these. Although not a contractual requirement with TfL (and why not?) most main bus operators provide drivers with Section 170 or Bump Cards, which they should hand over in the event of an incident to comply with the law. This has the advantage of no party admitting liability, and no roadside rammie about whose fault it was.

    Remember also that by law there should be an externally accessible emergency stop button or pull lever, should the driver be 'reluctant' to remain at the scene..... on a modern bus this locks in the stop condition until re-set.

  • Kristof Allegaert goes for a weekend spin - 1,000km from Flanders to Ventoux1 day 8 hours ago"A little pain in my left

    "A little pain in my left knee" - he is human after all, not a Terminator sent back from the future!

    I don't know whether to consider this man an inspiration or a danger to my health.

  • Suspended sentence for man who pushed over charity cyclists1 day 9 hours agopleasing to see that the

    pleasing to see that the police followed up and a successful prosecution followed it, hope the police are also pursuing the car driver - the driver must have deliberately slowed to allow the idiot passenger to lean out and push the cyclists - in my book that is deliberate dangerous driving - well below any normally accepted standard and with specific intent to cause harm
    message needs hammering home into small brains

  • Uninsured lorry driver pleads guilty to causing death of cyclist Alan Neve1 day 10 hours agoWouldn't that be against his

    Wouldn't that be against his human rights though
    Notwithstanding the copious propaganda from the gutter press and rightwing nutters, there's absolutely nothing in the human rights act or the ECHR(European Convention on Human Rights, one of Churchills better ideas) that would prevent people incapable of driving safely from being banned from driving, or being imprisoned for flouting an existing driving ban.

    Human rights exist - whether you like it or not - but it's worth recalling that they are *your*/*everyones* protection against an overbearing state.

    The problem isn't "human rights", it's with the the police and the cps, to a large extent, and also with the courts.

    Police for not taking road crime seriously enough, not prioritising enforcement and not prosecuting;

    CPS for plea bargaining open and shut cases("You were driving a tipper truck in the most densely populated part of Britain WHILE DISQUALIFIED FROM DRIVING and drove over a cyclist THAT YOU WOULD HAVE SEEN IF ONLY YOU LOOKED"). IMHO, driving while disqualified should, by statute, give you a lifetime ban and a year in the slammer. Doubled on every subsequent offence.

    Courts for applying ludicrously low standards to he behaviour of drivers. You might think, e.g., that driving straight into the back of a law abiding, fully it up, complying with every legal requirement, road user in front of you would be considered "dangerous driving". It isn't. The legal standard for driving in the UK is so low that you it can be proven that you were on the phone, proven that you should have seen the cyclist, and you still get off.

    That's the problem. Not "human rights".

  • Police reaction to East London bike-jackings "shockingly poor" says cycling campaigner1 day 10 hours agoIts a good idea to make the

    Its a good idea to make the polices work easier by at least data tagging your bikes so they can be identified as stolen if they do catch someone.

  • Vuelta Pais Vasco - Stage 41 day 10 hours agoAgain, another mistake, I

    Again, another mistake, I have Rui Costa on my roster he scored 9th place at stage 4 of Vuelta Pais Vasco and get 0 on my team, can you explain me this shit???

  • Volvo Life Paint comes under fire while freebies fly off the shelves1 day 10 hours agoWeren't Volvo one of lorry

    Weren't Volvo one of lorry makers who blocked changes to EU rulea that would habe permitted redesigning lorries to make them safer, because it would have cost them money?

    Look back at their video and tell me how many of those crashes would have been less likely with reflective paint.

    If it was an apply once product, I might be less cynical but seriously, once a week?!

  • Bank Holiday belly ate my Strava KOM1 day 10 hours agoSimon E wrote:Why don't you

    Simon E wrote:
    Why don't you just go and do a real TT?

    Then we'd have something to talk about.


    If I were doing a 'real' TT, would it invalidate the thread, as the subject of the post was a lost recording? Some other people gave alternate suggestions like Garmins (which happen to be on offer at Aldi, interesting.) Instead you imply Strava segments aren't 'real'. Do I detect the whiff of club snobbery? There is nothing stopping me doing a 'real' TT and this segment; its not a sprint either. I have done j2/9 before and ride those roads in cheshire regularly, but I don't just pop out to do that one quiet afternoon.
    Reading between the lines then projecting your own prejudices again, no change there Simon.

  • Kristof Allegaert goes for a weekend spin - 1,000km from Flanders to Ventoux1 day 10 hours agoIt took me two hours to climb

    It took me two hours to climb Ventoux but without a 1000km warm up....monster achievement Party

  • Tour of Turkey1 day 11 hours agoGkam84 wrote:Tour De More

    Gkam84 wrote:
    Tour De More Obvious Dopers....

    FTFY

  • 6ft 5 and new to modern frames1 day 11 hours agoSit on one won't tell you how

    Sit on one won't tell you how it rides, I'm 6'5" and my 58cm is too small. You can get the seat post high enough to get the right distance to pedal but you won't be able to get comfy as the bars will be too close. You won't notice it in the shop but on the road you will.

  • Vuelta Pais Vasco - Stage 41 day 11 hours agoYep it should do

    Yep it should do

  • Rapha releases Merci Wiggo T-shirt ahead of Paris-Roubaix this weekend1 day 11 hours agoYank here. I hope Wiggo pulls

    Yank here. I hope Wiggo pulls it off. He's far more "real" than almost anyone else n cycling these days, for good or bad. I'll miss him when he's gone.

  • Tour of Turkey1 day 11 hours agoTour De Dopers....

    Tour De Dopers....

  • BMC GF01 105 disc and ease of swap to ultegra Di21 day 11 hours ago^nah....go for hydraulics, ya

    ^nah....go for hydraulics, ya know ya want to Wink

  • Uninsured lorry driver pleads guilty to causing death of cyclist Alan Neve1 day 11 hours agoThe possibility of him being

    The possibility of him being self employed is why I started commenting on this thread with:

    Quote:
    The law needs to be changed for freight operators so that if there's no insurance (including company liability insurance) the company retaining the freight operator is then liable for civil damages arising from their hire's actions.

    That would bring up the standard very quickly.

    Bring responsibility up the chain, should the lower 'link' not be organised to do so.

    This is the case in some other industries, and was held true in the case of BP's fiery platform of leaking oil in the Gulf a few years back.

    Would be nothing unusual and likely to truly improve enforcement as financial incentives are now aligned with the legal requirements. There will still be cheating, but less...

  • Bank Holiday belly ate my Strava KOM1 day 11 hours agoWhy don't you just go and do

    Why don't you just go and do a real TT?

    Then we'd have something to talk about.

  • Uninsured lorry driver pleads guilty to causing death of cyclist Alan Neve1 day 11 hours agoInteresting contrast with the

    Interesting contrast with the furore over Germanwings employing that mentally-disturbed co-pilot. That guy had never actually been convicted of anything, no? But the employer is nevertheless being held liable. Why is it so different when it comes to vehicles that don't leave the ground? Maybe each one can't kill so many people, but there are a lot more of them.

    (Of course this is bracketing out the possibility he was a 'self employed contractor' - though, would we allow airlines to have their passenger jets flown by people on such a basis?)

  • Rapha releases Merci Wiggo T-shirt ahead of Paris-Roubaix this weekend1 day 11 hours ago"Merci Wiggo"? Odd sentiment

    "Merci Wiggo"? Odd sentiment IMHO.

    He didn't do it for 'us', he did it for himself, make no mistake.

    But I am hoping that he gets a good run at it on Sunday.

  • Police reaction to East London bike-jackings "shockingly poor" says cycling campaigner1 day 11 hours agoThe MET's response to street

    The MET's response to street crime including robberies (which this is) is appalling overall. This is simply no different.

    Blame the MET or blame the politicians who have starved the police of resources for over a decade now... combined with a never-ending War on Terror which sucks up money like it's an infinite resource... and we get policing which ignores any crime less than murder at 'not important'.

    A fresh culture of impunity (of which road policing's decline heralded the first view of this in our anarchic roads) builds up problems for the future.

    That, of course, does not concern our current MPs as they cream off the taxes or accepting sinecures as delayed incentives to vote in favour of the 1% while sitting...