• Another video on Facebook shows cyclist being pushed off bike1 day 15 hours agoBut speeding through a

    But speeding through a residential area is for exactly this reason an offence of negligence, due care and attention, dangerous driving, etc.

    You can't and won't ever get done for it on a charge which involves intent to cause harm or injury. Of causing harm or injury, of risking harm or injury, of failing to take due precautions to prevent harm or injury - sure.

    Of intentionally causing it; no. Mens rea is precisely what's missing for *that* charge.

  • Ride London Surrey 100 logistics - borderline abandonment.1 day 15 hours agoBrucieMcB wrote:Hi Matt Are

    BrucieMcB wrote:
    Hi Matt
    Are you joining the ride on Sunday?
    I'm hoping to but don't have a place.
    I'm not too bothered about times or checking in.
    It would be nice to have a number on my back and helmet so I don't get pulled over.
    If yours is going it would be great to take your place.
    Cheers
    Bruce

    I won't be riding on Sunday and you have my blessing to try to persuade the folks at the Excel to give you my numbers. They seem pretty strict about transferring places etc. so i don't fancy your chances but if I had my way I'd just hand the details over to you.

    After all my procrastinating over this it turns out I probably would never have ridden anyway. I've been ill for the last couple of weeks and with a full-on schedule at work there's no chance I'd be recovered and fit to ride anyway.

  • New Strava Live offers real-time data as you ride1 day 15 hours agoLamb Henry wrote:Just wish

    Lamb Henry wrote:
    Just wish they would add ANT+ support for Android.

    Beta testing for the Android version with ANT+ is on the horizon. I don't yet know when but it's soon going by the Beta tester invite I received recently.

  • Strava reveals the gruelling demands of the 2015 Tour de France1 day 15 hours agoThat is only 13 Big Macs a

    That is only 13 Big Macs a day. I am disappointed. I thought they'd be gobbling more.

    But Chris Froome did give the game away a bit when his Big Mac wrapper go stuck in his chain on the Champs Elysee.

    All the other riders in Team Sky have their soigneurs blend-up their Big Macs and put them into water bottles half filled with Coca-Cola.

    Not Froome. He eats his straight from the bag. Because he's posh. Apparently Dave Brailsford had to stop him from keeping a knife and fork tucked in the back of his jersey, and made him eat his 13 Big Macs a day with his hands. This was on stage 3. Froome got angry and slapped a patty onto Brailsford's head through the window of the team car.

    Unfortunately everyone was too busy looking at Cancellara's broken back to notice.

  • TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio GPS Watch1 day 15 hours agoIf you think wearing a chest

    If you think wearing a chest strap is uncomfy you should try wearing a bra.

    the trouble is, when I wear a chest strap it looks like I need a bra!

  • TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio GPS Watch1 day 15 hours agocrikey wrote:If you think

    crikey wrote:
    If you think wearing a chest strap is uncomfy you should try wearing a bra.

    But not with a leather jacket, that's not a good look.

  • Six 2015 Tour de France race bikes that won't cost you a fortune1 day 15 hours ago"Bianchi offers the frame

    "Bianchi offers the frame with a choice of build kits, the Campagnolo Veloce-equipped model is the most affordable at £2,700. It's not as well equipped on paper against the other bikes here but Bianchi puts more into the frame"

    Written by a Shimano fanboy at a guess, Veloce is easily a match for the 105 found on most of the other bikes!

  • Look 765 endurance road bike with flax fibres launched1 day 15 hours agoAs someone else said, that

    As someone else said, that top tube must have a Strava segment all of its own!

  • Look 765 endurance road bike with flax fibres launched1 day 15 hours agoagreed, I'm sure its a fine

    agreed, I'm sure its a fine bike but next to the 795 and 675 this looks like something from the halfords apollo range

  • Boris Johnson apologises for giving his wife a backie1 day 16 hours agoIn Utrecht earlier this

    In Utrecht earlier this month, I saw plenty of backies, which didn't cause any problems. People do lots of other things on their bikes too - using umbrellas, carrying shopping, taking a second bike with them, holding hands etc. I captured some of this for a video https://youtu.be/L3pUNMxtGRk

  • Protester at final stage of TdF1 day 16 hours agoI saw that, I thought it was

    I saw that, I thought it was a man protecting the peleton from a bollard or something.

    Odd nothing reported about it !

  • Another video on Facebook shows cyclist being pushed off bike1 day 16 hours agoron611087 wrote:vonhelmet

    ron611087 wrote:
    vonhelmet wrote:
    If a person doesn't perceive that their actions will cause harm, then it's difficult to hold them accountable for the crime of causing harm.

    If you speed through a residential area and kill a pedestrian you can't by law argue that you never intended to kill anyone, even though no-one speeds thinking that they will cause any harm by doing so.

    Mens Rea, which loosely translates into intent and is a necessary part of a guilty verdict, applies in this instance. You know speeding is illegal, but did so anyway, hence you are culpable for the consequences.

    This applies to anything we do. We have a duty of care for other peoples safety. If our actions show wilful disregard for others safety then Mens Rea applies.

    I don't think that there's any question about the wilfulness of the behaviour of the twat in the video.

    No, if you speed in a residential area and kill someone you can absolutely argue that you didn't intend to kill anyone. You may however be found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving, which doesn't entail any intent to kill.

  • Ride London Surrey 100 logistics - borderline abandonment.1 day 16 hours ago700c wrote:To the OP, why not

    700c wrote:
    To the OP, why not give your place to someone who didn't get in but wants to, such as Daveyraveygravey for instance? just sign the rider registration form and say you allow him to pick it up, then he can turn up on the day..

    sure its officially against the rules, but they aren't going to check..

    They check ID on the Saturday when you register, but as far as I remember there were no ID checks on the Sunday morning. So long as you have a number and turn up in the appropriate place you should be able to ride with someone else's number. Not that I approve or will be doing this; I have my own place already.

    I didn't see any evidence of it, but I suspect the organisation would take a very dim view of riders with no number. Its a closed road which is subject to a TRO, so you may well get a Penalty Charge Notice (a fine) for breaking it.

  • Look 765 endurance road bike with flax fibres launched1 day 16 hours agoAfter seeing the 795 for a

    After seeing the 795 for a while this bike now looks like it's from a previous era! Don't get me wrong, lovely looking bike, just a comment on how much a really striking design can make everything else from a company look dated

  • TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio GPS Watch1 day 16 hours agoIf you think wearing a chest

    If you think wearing a chest strap is uncomfy you should try wearing a bra.

  • Hate remembering your lights? How about a helmet with indicators and a brake light?1 day 16 hours agoBikeBud wrote:if the helmet

    BikeBud wrote:
    if the helmet has brake light and indicator lights there is still a need for standard bicycle lights. Did I miss something?

    Yes, the law. Lights must be mounted to the bicycle & mounting heights are limited to 1500mm from the ground.

  • Transcontinental bike race: Josh Ibbett’s bike and equipment1 day 16 hours agoI just had a look on the

    I just had a look on the Tracker, Josh and James are almost half of north Italy ahead of the rest of the field, that's seriously impressive.

  • Strava reveals the gruelling demands of the 2015 Tour de France1 day 16 hours agoYeah and no mention of the

    Yeah and no mention of the fries, dips and Coke which are also consumed.

  • TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio GPS Watch1 day 16 hours agoI found the heart rate on the

    I found the heart rate on the wrist to be pretty poor on accuracy. I'd have rides recorded where I was at 95bpm for the majority of it. I also tested against my Garmin 800 and when it gets it right it's within a few beats but often has periods where it's completely wrong - presumably when it can't meausre from your wrist. Tried all sorts including wearing it higher, tighter etc. Running it seemed to be fine but less effective on cycling. It also takes a while to get a GPS fix and sometimes needs a hand by turning bluetooth on and pairing with your phone so it can get some assistance from the handset. The HR was so annoying that I've turned it off until I can face buying a HR strap. At £50 they're a bit much though.

  • Boris Johnson apologises for giving his wife a backie1 day 16 hours agoThis is not news. Move along

    This is not news. Move along nothing to see here.

  • Video: Peter Sagan pulls a wheelie - and lands on his backside1 day 16 hours agoPrivate jets …………….. The Sky

    Private jets …………….. The Sky is the limit.

    I thought all the TdF riders would be having a long rest in preparation for the Vuelta. They must be knackered.

  • Strava reveals the gruelling demands of the 2015 Tour de France1 day 16 hours agoWhat's worrying, it takes

    What's worrying, it takes riding a whole tour de france to burn off 291 big macs, I work with people who eat at least one a day, that's a lot of riding they could do with getting done...

  • Rose Xeon CDX-44001 day 16 hours agoAs a Rose aficionado I've

    As a Rose aficionado I've always been puzzled, actually quite confused, about this "too harsh for British roads" stuff that this and other sites come out with. I ride the Xeon CRS frame which is meant to be racier and slightly stiffer than the CDX. I have never had an issue with fatigue or discomfort or anything else. I've ridden it thousands of km on the flinty, pot holed back roads of Hampshire (as well as countless other places) and it's just a great, fast, smooth bike. I made sure before I started that I got it properly fitted and maybe that makes a difference, but I'd recommend a Rose to anybody

    This is not to say that Stu isn't entitled to his opinion, of course he is and he's very responsible in qualifying it by reference to his personal preferences. It's just that other people, myself included, will have absoluty the opposite view.

    It's worth noting that this is not without experience of comparing it to other bikes either. Stu is a big fan of Dom Mason and rightly so. I've got a Tripster ATR which as I understand it Dom designed at Kinesis, and whilst that's also an awesome bike, I don't find it any more or less comfortable than the Rose.

  • TdF stage 211 day 16 hours agotriccky100 wrote:Thanks all,

    triccky100 wrote:
    Thanks all, playing from Oz so looking forward to a good sleep after 3 weeks of very late nights.....

    Well done triccky. Makes it an Oz 1-2, albeit I'm guessing my nights are 2 hours earlier than yours.

    On another note, my 10year old son had a go at the comp for the first time and came in not far outside the top 50 Surprise

  • RideLondon 2015 - GPS Course1 day 17 hours agoI'm not sure that some of the

    I'm not sure that some of the gradient data is correct. My previous rides up that particular Leith Hill section push 9-10% both on Strava and RideWithGPS.

    I haven't checked any other hills on your route.