• Shimano Pedals1 day 22 hours ago2 Wheeled Idiot wrote:I

    2 Wheeled Idiot wrote:
    I wouldn't bother upgrading other than if you've got cash to burn. They're only there to attach your feet to your bike and as long as they do that...
    I have the r550's and tbh I don't see the point in paying more for the 105 or ultegra-other than weight. They are smooth, reliable to clip in, don't squeak and look decent enough.

    Deffo not got cash to burn Laughing

    Read reviews on Chain Reaction & Evans saying that the R550 are a good bit better than the R540's as they are wider & so provide a better platform.

    I need all the help I can get!

  • Do some lorries have a basic problem with turning left?1 day 22 hours agoThe video/incident has

    The video/incident has nothing to do with blind spots or vehicle design.

    The wide turn is down to the speed of the lorry and the fact that the driver realises that this is the junction he wants too late to take the corner properly.

    There is no justification for this lorry to be on the wrong side of the road. The driver should have continued on the main road until he could find a safe place to turn round and then returned. Better basic observation would have prevented the problem in the first place.

    This is driver error - nothing more, nothing less.

  • Shimano Pedals1 day 22 hours agoI wouldn't bother upgrading

    I wouldn't bother upgrading other than if you've got cash to burn. They're only there to attach your feet to your bike and as long as they do that...
    I have the r550's and tbh I don't see the point in paying more for the 105 or ultegra-other than weight. They are smooth, reliable to clip in, don't squeak and look decent enough.

  • CS11 Plans - Regents Park1 day 22 hours agoThe speed limit is currently

    The speed limit is currently 30mph. How often do cyclists exceed this on the Outer Circle? Not that frequently and when they do, I doubt it's for sustained periods. Cars are frequently going well over 30mph and some have been caught doing up to 91mph (recorded during April - May 2014). Let's not get distracted about the real dangers.

  • See Romain Bardet’s Tour de France stage 18 winning ride on Strava1 day 22 hours agoAh well spotted bohrhead and

    Ah well spotted bohrhead and thanks for pointing that out, have fixed the link

  • Crash1 day 22 hours agoAlso go to your doctor and

    Also go to your doctor and have them officially write down any injuries even if they seem not too bad , this will help with the insurance claim and is better proof of injury than you saying so.

  • CS11 Plans - Regents Park1 day 22 hours agocrikey wrote:I'm less

    crikey wrote:
    I'm less concerned by the speed humps and more concerned that cyclists would appear to think that controlling speed is something that should happen to other forms of transport.

    Making it car free for some time or distance sounds great. Assuming that cyclists can go as fast as they want sounds counter productive.

    Not really. There is already a 30mph speed limit, which we think should be fully enforced against all forms of transport. Not many cyclists are breaking that law, unless they have borrowed Chris Froome's invisible electric motor. Some cyclists are jumping red lights, so RP Cyclists are carrying out active education of RLJers (which has in general been well-received, and the amount of RLJing in the last few weeks has dropped dramatically).

    The answer regarding physical counter-measures is complex, in part due to low lighting in the park and the varying uses of it. Nobody seriously thinks that 30mph cars (or 30kph cyclists) are dangerous. The problem only arises in the first place due to the plans to reduce traffic by as much as 80% through gate closures. We do actually under the Parks' worry that reduced motor traffic levels will result in more speeding by motorists (at quiet times, 45mph cars are not uncommon). However, we do also consider that speed bumps and raised platforms are an un-necessary and dangerous addition.

    RPC are working to get a balanced response for all users of the park including commuters, road cyclists and disabled cyclists that use the outer circle to exercise. The road surface and layout is a unique resource in central London, not just a through road.

  • More than 1,000 cyclists in London injured in hit-and-run collisions in 20141 day 22 hours agoAnd do a test.

    And do a test. Party

  • why are road shoes so f*in slippery?1 day 22 hours agoAs a data point, I found

    As a data point, I found Speedplays slippery too until I started using Keep On Kovers. Almost never miss now. The same is probably true of the aero cleats too.

  • Crash1 day 22 hours agoSeems a bit Ghoulish but the

    Seems a bit Ghoulish but the police are only interested if there was an injury. Felt I was being chastised one time after a minor knock (Car v Car.) despite my insurance company insisting that it was reported.

  • See Romain Bardet’s Tour de France stage 18 winning ride on Strava1 day 22 hours agoYou've linked to a segment

    You've linked to a segment rather than the whole activity. The link should be http://www.strava.com/activities/352805330

  • Good Transport Plan for Bristol - protected cycling routes a key part, says Sustrans1 day 22 hours agoThe boss-eyed, mouth

    The boss-eyed, mouth breathing Bristol Post comment warriors are vociferous detractors from anything that they feels threatens their right to sit in a traffic jam. The problem is that they see their cars as an extension of themselves, part of their very being. Asking them not to drive is like asking them not to use a limb.

  • GCN, anyone know where it is filmed?1 day 22 hours agoI cycle round the cotswolds,

    I cycle round the cotswolds, which episode are you referring to, link it please

  • Petition to ban lorries from London's streets during rush hour receives 2,500 signatures in first 10 hours1 day 22 hours agoAs Jim Morrison sang, "Riders

    As Jim Morrison sang,

    "Riders on the storm.
    There's a killer on the road.
    His brain is squirming' like a toad.
    Take a long holiday ………"

  • CS11 Plans - Regents Park1 day 22 hours agoI'm less concerned by the

    I'm less concerned by the speed humps and more concerned that cyclists would appear to think that controlling speed is something that should happen to other forms of transport.

    Making it car free for some time or distance sounds great. Assuming that cyclists can go as fast as they want sounds counter productive.

  • CS11 Plans - Regents Park1 day 22 hours agoBTW you can also follow the

    BTW you can also follow the campaign on Twitter and Instagram (in each case via @RPCyclists) and get involved by joining the regular Monday night meetings at the Stag in Hampstead. Matt Barbet was at the last one!

  • CS11 Plans - Regents Park1 day 22 hours agocrikey wrote:Eh? Putting

    crikey wrote:
    Eh?
    Putting speed humps in would destroy the place as a safe haven for cyclists?
    How does that work then?

    I would have thought that restricting speed in a public park was a good thing for everyone.

    it depends on the type of humps. Riding over speed bumps every 20 yards isn't exactly a barrel of laughs.

  • CS11 Plans - Regents Park1 day 22 hours agocrikey wrote:Eh? Putting

    crikey wrote:
    Eh?
    Putting speed humps in would destroy the place as a safe haven for cyclists?
    How does that work then?

    I would have thought that restricting speed in a public park was a good thing for everyone.

    Lots of reasons: cars slamming on their brakes in front of us, low lighting levels in the park, loss of control and crashes especially where they use cobble facing. Also, cycling is not just a utilitarian form of transport; Regent's Park is an important resource for commuting, young riders, and serious training, all of which would be pretty negatively affected by the installing of 14 speed bumps.

    What we really need is to reduce access to motor vehicles using it as a rat run.

    But if you don't agree, you don't have to get involved.

  • Crash1 day 22 hours agoAccording to the Thames

    According to the Thames Valley police website (first decent looking hit on Google) you only have to report an accident to the police if a driver fails to stop at the scene, or if there are injuries.

    But yeah, report it. If she's done this once, she'll do it again.

  • Crash1 day 23 hours agoThanks for all the responses.

    Thanks for all the responses. I have just given the LBS a call and asked for an inspection then - it sounds like a sensible idea. It does seem visibly fine (I did finish my ride on Weds on it without any obvious issues), but understand the point about less obvious damage. The shop said because the frame is aluminium it is more likely that they can inspect it and give me a response with confidence.

    Regarding the police - how would I actually do that? Is it likely to be a simple case of explaining what happened on the phone/online or am I going to need to go in person (not wanting this to take too much of my time but also wanting to do the right thing)? The witness offered to make a statement if I needed.

  • CS11 Plans - Regents Park1 day 23 hours agoEh? Putting speed humps in

    Eh?
    Putting speed humps in would destroy the place as a safe haven for cyclists?
    How does that work then?

    I would have thought that restricting speed in a public park was a good thing for everyone.

  • Tour de France Stage 18: Romain Bardet wins on second day in the Alps1 day 23 hours agoianrobo wrote:Well done to

    ianrobo wrote:
    Well done to Bardet but that stage like yesterday a damp squib at the top.

    It is not like Sky are dominating from the front, just no other team wants to attack them. Little bits but nothing to hurt Froome or sky at all.

    With the technical climb and flat-ish finish I don't think anyone wanted to attack with two big stages left to come.

    That boy Bardet can descend, brilliant to watch

  • Does the colour matter!?1 day 23 hours agoI paid extra for the Ultegra

    I paid extra for the Ultegra version of the Roubaix at least in part because it was a nice grey and matte black, while the 105 version was a disgusting yellow/black/white combo. I am totally happy I paid the extra £200 or so (it was when they were hugely reduced during the sell-off of 10 speeds) because my bike looks really cool instead of like someone has been sick on it.

  • CS11 Plans - Regents Park1 day 23 hours agoThanks for posting - so many

    Thanks for posting - so many people don't know about this. This is very important to a huge number of London (and commuter) cyclists, and the plans would destroy the place as a safe haven for cycling.

  • Crash1 day 23 hours agoianrobo wrote:Batchy wrote:I

    ianrobo wrote:
    Batchy wrote:
    I think that you are only supposed to report to the police if someone has been injured.

    what kind of rubbish is that ?

    If the report is true then this woman was at least driving without due care and attention, at worse careless driving. she should be reported. The writer has a witness and therefore the police should be involved.

    If we let off drivers like this then nothing will change.

    For me what she did should be a 3 month ban, that would make her think again int he same situation and maybe save another accident ?

    I think you are both right. You MUST report it to the police if someone is injured, but (as you say) you SHOULD report _any_ such accident to the police.