• 2015 Tour de France1 day 13 hours agothanks

    thanks

  • Community order, driving ban and fine for driver who caused cyclist’s death1 day 13 hours agoArgos74 wrote:Quote:120 hours

    Argos74 wrote:
    Quote:
    120 hours of unpaid work
    disqualified from driving for 12 months
    £3,500 costs
    £60 victim surcharge
    Joke sentence. Except, it's not ****ing funny.

    Traffic Sergeant John Lumbard, North Yorkshire Police wrote:
    a clear message to drivers
    Some words. Unable to to express self articulately, so not even going to try.

    The very clear message to drivers is that it's OK to run over and kill other humans, because nothing should ever get in the way of their 'right' to drive on the road.

  • Sportful Super Total Comfort Bib Shorts1 day 13 hours agoBarry Fry-up wrote:stevie63

    Barry Fry-up wrote:
    stevie63 wrote:
    As per quote:
    "The most important part of any bib short is the padded insert"
    So how come hardly any of your reviews feature a photo of the insert.

    because its job isn't to look pretty?


    No But without seeing what it looks like, I would have no idea if it is suitable for my butt. For example if it is all lumpy and bumpy like the DHB Aeron Pro then that would be a no no, but if it is the Flatter simpler shape of the Rapha pad then that might make it suitable. I just don't understand why reviews don't show a photo. It would be like reviewing and describing the comfort of a saddle but not bothering to have a picture.

  • 5 years in jail for driver who was on phone when she killed cyclist1 day 13 hours agoFrom the sentence she

    From the sentence she received and the report it appears that she was convicted on both counts and sentenced accordingly.

    - For a level 3 offence, i.e. driving whilst "avoidably distracted" the sentencing guideline is 2-5 years with a starting point of 3 years.

    - For Perverting the Cause of Justice by concealing evidence in deleting the email the guideline 4-18 months.

    So a total of 5 years which must include some aggravating factors seems close to the guidelines.

    Even if this was a level one offence, which it doesn't appear to be on face value, then the highest tariff would be 14 years imprisonment.

  • First look: Cannondale Slate Ultegra + Video, photo gallery, spec and full range info1 day 13 hours agoI want one!

    I want one!

  • JetBlack WhisperDrive trainer1 day 13 hours agoHi nice review. In regards to

    Hi nice review. In regards to using a campagnolo freehub will a tradition 11/10 speed fulcrum or campagnolo wheel freehub body 2014 model work on the Whisper or is it Jetblack specific freebody fitting ? thanks

  • To vest, or not to vest1 day 13 hours agoI've just started this week

    I've just started this week and I feel a fair bit cooler than I did with a wet top on

  • Mango Bikes launch new Point R aluminium road bike range priced from £4291 day 13 hours agoI am still hovering over a

    I am still hovering over a custom single speed for winter training but this might tempt me to go gears in winter.

    Will it be available as custom?

  • First look: Cannondale Slate Ultegra + Video, photo gallery, spec and full range info1 day 13 hours agoReally nice looking but of

    Really nice looking but of kit.

    How long before someone decides to fit one of these bikes with a dropper post?

    Oh, and gnarmac? Carefull, you roadies are coming over all mountain biker with terminology like that.

  • Which are the best cycling books? Help decide the road.cc People's Choice1 day 13 hours agoThe wind in my wheels - Josie

    The wind in my wheels - Josie Dew

  • 5 years in jail for driver who was on phone when she killed cyclist1 day 13 hours agoI think 5 years is long

    I think 5 years is long enough. She has to live with that and it is going to haunt her forever.
    I firmly believe that most people don't understand the risks they take when driving. Small shunts can kill and mame.
    There has to be better education to reduce these kind of incidents.

  • 5 years in jail for driver who was on phone when she killed cyclist1 day 13 hours agoThe 10 year driving ban is

    The 10 year driving ban is simply arbitrary. She'll be back behind the wheel as soon as she's out of prison. For those wondering how, it's easy. Pay cash for a second hand car from some guy on auto trader and drive away. No need for insurance, just drive it until you're caught then the court will simply hand you another driving ban. Rinse and repeat.

  • 5 years in jail for driver who was on phone when she killed cyclist1 day 13 hours agoI think 5 years is long

    I think 5 years is long enough. She has to live with that and it is going to haunt her forever.
    I firmly believe that most people don't understand the risks they take when driving. Small shunts can kill and mame.
    There has to be better education to reduce these kind of incidents.

  • First look: Cannondale Slate Ultegra + Video, photo gallery, spec and full range info1 day 13 hours agoI'm very very interested in

    I'm very very interested in this bike. Any idea on prices?

  • Video: Jeremy Vine - having a camera is safer than wearing a helmet in London1 day 13 hours agoMan of Lard wrote:Strikes me

    Man of Lard wrote:
    Strikes me that what he says has merit - drivers don't like getting caught doing naughties.

    Could the wearing of a jacket/jersey bearing a 'speed camera' symbol be a useful tool to remind drivers that their behaviour could be being recorded by the cyclist and thus modify their behaviour accordingly.

    Had a quick look to see if such a sticker/vest/jersey was available - didn't see one but plenty of places offering to sell you a hi-vis vest with "your choice of design" printed on it...

    You want to dress like Dave Sherry?

    Don't do that.

  • Garmin launch new Varia radar system + remote controlled lighting1 day 13 hours agoI had a EV behind me the

    I had a EV behind me the other day. I didn't hear it coming, so these may become more relevant over time.

    Still not going to buy one. I imagine it would be more useful in America where there are long straight roads out of town where drivers often don't pay attention.

  • To vest, or not to vest1 day 14 hours agoI always wear a base layer

    I always wear a base layer too.

    I seem to get more wear out of my jerseys as it wicks the sweat away so I won't have a bad sweaty smell even when it has been washed.

    Agreed it might not make a difference but it seems to be doing the trick for me.

  • Video: Jeremy Vine - having a camera is safer than wearing a helmet in London1 day 14 hours agoStrikes me that what he says

    Strikes me that what he says has merit - drivers don't like getting caught doing naughties.

    Could the wearing of a jacket/jersey bearing a 'speed camera' symbol be a useful tool to remind drivers that their behaviour could be being recorded by the cyclist and thus modify their behaviour accordingly.

    Had a quick look to see if such a sticker/vest/jersey was available - didn't see one but plenty of places offering to sell you a hi-vis vest with "your choice of design" printed on it...

  • 5 years in jail for driver who was on phone when she killed cyclist1 day 14 hours agoThe custodial sentence is

    The custodial sentence is appropriate and should be used more frequently in these cases. But a 10 year ban?

    If you cause a death while driving, you should not be allowed drive again, no ifs, no buts, a life time driving ban. There is NO right to drive, it is a privilege granted under licence, if that privilege is abused then it should withdrawn. It is time to end the culture of the Sacred Driving Licence.

    The scary thing is this woman could be back on the roads and allowed to kill again in five years time.

  • Advice on a 2k sportive bike1 day 14 hours agoThanks for the advice all. I

    Thanks for the advice all. I like both bikes and there are pros and cons to each, but I think the look of the Ribble and the fantastic spec for the money will push me in that direction. Cheers.

  • 5 years in jail for driver who was on phone when she killed cyclist1 day 14 hours agojasecd wrote:This is closer

    jasecd wrote:
    This is closer to justice but still not enough. Considering she tried to hide her blatant guilt I think fifteen years imprisonment and a lifetime driving ban would be apt.

    I think that 5 years is enough as you don't want to overflow all prisons like in USA. You have to give another chance. But that thought only comes after UK begins to imprison drivers like her for 5 or more years. Now families battle in court for any justice...So, I'm happy that shed got sentenced and hopefully made an example to other drivers.

  • Cycling books — road.cc's favourites1 day 14 hours agoThe suggestions I was going

    The suggestions I was going to make have both been made (One More Kilometre And We're In The Showers and Richard's Bicycle Book) but there are lots of others here that I'll now have to track down. Also, most of Dervla Murphy books.

  • Cannondale unveils all-new SuperSix Evo road bike + video1 day 14 hours agosimonsays wrote:It would be

    simonsays wrote:
    It would be nice to see proper comparative figures between framesets(even just Cannondales) rather than abstract percentages. That would be honest and informative.
    I have just swapped to a CAAD 10 from a SuperSix Evo and have noticed a huge improvement in stability on fast descents, especially on bad surfaces. It would be interesting to know if this was due to the extra 450 grams or better head tube stiffness on the CAAD 10?

    Are these Zedler reports available to the public?

    Not sure if the Zedler reports are public as they are just providing a service to a customer in this case us but the German magazines use Zedler to do their testing also.

    I would agree with the other poster, previous Evo was extremely stable on fast descents, on paper should hold a line better than CAAD10 as it's more compliant. Possibly there was an issue with your Evo, do you still have it?

  • Starting up on a road bike1 day 14 hours agoMost of you recommended a

    Most of you recommended a second hand bike and I found a few on ebay, just wary of the eternal issue of warranty lol

    would a Specialized tricross (i know purists will dislike it) be a step too far? I found one who is a mechanic's job but not sure really if all is as it should be

    Sorry to be a pain

  • Cannondale unveils all-new SuperSix Evo road bike + video1 day 14 hours agoAnthony.C wrote:I don't know

    Anthony.C wrote:
    I don't know if yours was a Hi-mod or plain Evo but my Evo Hi-mod is incredibly stable on fast, bumpy descents.
    Anyway it's good to hear that there is nothing wrong with the old one, it's all mainly marketing ! I am plenty comfortable enough anyway, on mine.

    What's all mainly marketing? This is a completely new bike born of engineering and product management, the marketing team (including me) just market a finished product, we don't have any influence on engineering.

    Having owned the previous Evo and ridden this one extensively last week it's a better bike in every way but I'd have to be competing and looking for those marginal gains to upgrade. For everyday riding the differences are quite subtle unless you are a heavier or more aggressive rider because then you would really notice the extra stiffness around the BB as I did,