• Jens Voigt heads to New Forest for charity ride this weekend – and you can join him3 hours 8 min agoI did the ride last year and

    I did the ride last year and got to meet him the night before. If I didn't think he was a legend beforehand (I did) I would have been thoroughly converted after. Such a down to earth guy and will forever be my peleton favourite. Notfastenough questioned how he could do an event so soon? Because he's mother fucking Jens Voigt. A machine. A gentleman. A legend.

    Unfortunately I can't make it tomorrow but I'm donating anyway. A worthy cause and kudos to Stuart for organising it again. All the best.

  • MP calls for “three strikes and you’re out” rule for pavement cyclists3 hours 11 min agoSection 72 of the Highway Act

    Section 72 of the Highway Act 1835, amended by Section 85(1) of the Local Government Act 1888.

    This applies to the fact that there are road restrictions yellow lines etc. If there are no road markings then you can ride on the pavement. In fact you can even drive a car on the pavement as long as you don't put at risk other road users.
    Source Metropolitan Bike squad and Local police once they had gened up on it all. They didn't like me cycling my 5 year old son home on the pavement by bike.

    The bottom line is that all road users need to feel comfortable and if cyclist on pavement causes anxiety or problems then they should move to the road. I personally I don't like cycling on the pavement as it too complicated but you do get people riding skateboards, roller skate's and the like on pavements. Are these people meant to ride on the road as well. Technically there is no difference between a longboard and bike Both are man made vehicles propelled by human leg power. Just a thought.

  • Donhou Bicycles Signature Steel DSS1 disc-equipped frameset launched3 hours 15 min agoNow if only there was one

    Now if only there was one without the discs.

  • Philippe Starck presents novel aluminium-and-cork helmet3 hours 20 min agoWell I think it looks quite

    Well I think it looks quite cool. Why all the down on Starck? He's done plenty of good stuff. His Excalibur bog brush was a classic

    If it passes the necessary safety criteria then why not?

  • World Championships3 hours 22 min agoI bet my five teams are the

    I bet my five teams are the same and there are going to be a lot of teams with the same riders in..... Devil

  • London's £4 billion 'Super Sewer' could disrupt east-west segregated cycle route3 hours 26 min agoMeeting, 2007: "we need both

    Meeting, 2007: "we need both improve the aging victorian swers and to build safer, mire efficient cycle highways fit for the 21st century. I know, let's do both, but make we just get the order right. We'll sort out the sewer, then build the cycle route on top. While we're at it, let's sort out any super cabling or broad band or whatever, and lay all that down too."
    "Nah..."

  • Win a Shok box hard bike case worth £395 +tickets to The Cycle Show + Five pairs for runners up!3 hours 26 min agowho wants the tickets when I

    who wants the tickets when I win?

  • Video: Policeman stops London pavement cyclist… but it's not the pavement it's a cycle path3 hours 27 min agoTo Ush Quite clearly my

    To Ush

    Quite clearly my argument is with you and your ill thought out reactionary comments.

    Do you really think that the Police have 'concentrated' their resources on stopping innocent cyclists? Your comments make you sound like a loon conspiracy theorist. Then again maybe the Duke of Edinburgh is behind the deadly stopping of cyclist case?

    The sheer horror of being stopped for 5 seconds must be the absolute end of the world for you. Just like the half wit motorist who is too impatient to wait and pass safely.

    Speaking politely to someone for 5 seconds is not wasting peoples time by any sensible measure, so as the Americans would say, I think you need to pull your head out of your ass.

  • Philippe Starck presents novel aluminium-and-cork helmet3 hours 33 min agoHe likes a good laugh that

    He likes a good laugh that Philippe Starck. Laughing

  • Council admits liability after beastly pothole hospitalises cyclist3 hours 36 min agospen wrote:You also have to

    spen wrote:
    You also have to remember tat councils are under no obligation to check FTH. The only way to be sure they get your report is to tell them directly.

    Councils don't have to check the FTH site. The reports are sent direct to them (via email I think). What the council has to do is to check the inbox of their advertised email address.

  • Strava releases updated app with training goals3 hours 41 min agostill no support for ant+ on

    still no support for ant+ on android though

  • Strava releases updated app with training goals3 hours 42 min agoAuto-pause: About time

    Auto-pause: About time Party

  • Rail commuter can't use station’s secure bike parking – although it's half-full3 hours 48 min agoif it was only one station,

    if it was only one station, yeah youd say theyve just underestimated the numbers abit there whats the news, but AGA have done this with every single one their new shiny secure caged bike racks theyve installed. Theyve only issued a fraction of the amount of fobs required to satisfy filling the racks consistently, let alone enough to meet the total demand, which they only had to survey their previous bike racks to measure, so loads of people just end up on seemingly never ending waiting lists.

    the worst part is by replacing the provision of the admittedly less secure bike parks with these things, the only alternative to not having a fob, is now literally just leaving your bike locked up to a sheffield rack outside the stations on the streets, one of my friends had her bike vandalised as a result recently as they couldnt break the lock so chose to trash the bike instead, previously it would have been left in reasonably fenced area that station staff at least kept an eye on.

    we shouldnt overlook AGA have their own Boris bike system to push,the cynical might say its not in their interests to provide adequate access to storage racks for cyclists as it "drives" numbers towards hiring bikes instead...or at least thats what the bean counters looking at spreadsheets no doubt conclude.

  • Win a Shok box hard bike case worth £395 +tickets to The Cycle Show + Five pairs for runners up!4 hours 1 min agoWhen are you announcing the

    When are you announcing the winner guys??

  • Win a bike box4 hours 4 min agowho won this great prize?

    who won this great prize?

  • Win a Shok box hard bike case worth £395 +tickets to The Cycle Show + Five pairs for runners up!4 hours 8 min agoLooks good!

    Looks good!

  • MP calls for “three strikes and you’re out” rule for pavement cyclists4 hours 14 min agoI feel this would be

    I feel this would be draconian and unfair. I also feel that if an MP has fiddled their expenses over three consecutive years, then they should be sacked. Three strikes and all that.

  • London's £4 billion 'Super Sewer' could disrupt east-west segregated cycle route4 hours 14 min ago"...sewage enters the Thames

    "...sewage enters the Thames on average every week now, I'm not convinced this is the best solution..."

    Hey - it's good enough for the local breweries Smile

  • MP calls for “three strikes and you’re out” rule for pavement cyclists4 hours 14 min agoFluffyKittenofTindalos

    FluffyKittenofTindalos wrote:
    I don't approve of pavement cyclists, but I do wish there was a zero-tolerance approach to _driving_ on the pavement.

    There's a spot near a local school where not only do parents on the school-run always park in the bike-lane (as happens outside every school I know of), but when approaching the school they tend to use a combination of the bike-lane and the pavement as a special high-speed 'undertaking lane' (two wheels in the bike lane, two on the pavement). Sometimes other drivers do the same, to skip the queue of traffic and get to the junction faster.

    Consequently the paving there is all smashed to fragments.

    I had a stint as a lollipop man after I retired and had people driving on the pavement around traffic that had stopped at my sign. No action from GM police despite my reports and witness statements. I finally resigned after a child was brushed by a car which failed to stop. The police took no action on this incident either.

  • London's £4 billion 'Super Sewer' could disrupt east-west segregated cycle route4 hours 18 min agoC'mon. It's a

    C'mon. It's a Hole-in-the-Road. Only the Czarist-owned Evening Pravda would decide that hole had to be under the cycle lane. It should be under the Bentley Lane Smile

  • London's £4 billion 'Super Sewer' could disrupt east-west segregated cycle route4 hours 18 min agoC'mon. It's a

    C'mon. It's a Hole-in-the-Road. Only the Czarist-owned Evening Pravda would decide that hole had to be under the cycle lane. It should be under the Bentley Lane Smile

  • Jens Voigt smashes the Hour record in his final challenge4 hours 20 min agoColin Peyresourde wrote:Given

    Colin Peyresourde wrote:
    Given that once upon a time riders used to train hard and specifically for this event (Boardman and Obree dedicated their lives to the challenge - rather than undertaking a full calendar of road races and then a few practise runs), taking into account Jens' age, and having raced through one of the worst periods of doping in history this doesn't 'smell right'. Popular guy, no doubt, but hardly a time trialist extraordinaire.

    Boardman and Obree hardly dedicated their 'lives' to the hour record, they were both just extremely talented time-triallists. Boardman typically rode a full pro road race season with an obvious emphasis on TT's and prologues. Obree was different (massive understatement) but, by your logic, he must have been on drugs to narrowly miss the record one day and then the following day attempt the record again and break it; surely no-one could do that without chemical assistance?
    I watched the whole hour yesterday and what I saw was a very strong rider who has had some time to specifically train for the record attempt, in a very good aero position, holding a good line, on quite a fast track, riding an extremely well-paced ride. As others have pointed out, this record will be broken by more accomplished TT specialists but Jens's name goes in the record books and deservedly so.

  • Cyclists dismount? No thanks, says rider who persuaded contractor to change signs4 hours 21 min agoThere used to be one of those

    There used to be one of those 'Motorists: do not pass cyclists' signs westbound on Tooley Street until oh, I dunno, about a year ago.

    I was routinely overtaken by cars, vans, buses, motorcycles, lorries, police cars...

  • World Championships4 hours 30 min agohaha, my plan too, as i sit

    haha, my plan too, as i sit here working out the cheapest riders for the 5 teams fancy

  • End Of The Season4 hours 34 min agoMy major disagreement from

    My major disagreement from what has been said above is re. the American races. I love them and think they should be in the game, certainly when wanting more classics in autumn, when we've just had such a busy week with classics, Vuelta and ToB all in one monster weekend. ToC is when the Giro is, USA pro is when the Vuelta is, and if you saying they detracts from the GT, shouldn't we then axe ToB too then?

    Having said all that won't there be even less overlap with proposed real life calender changes?

    Also re. rider values, im not sure how easy it is to tweek or employ an algorithm for that as it is all based on game data, so if a rider races and wins straight off, thats all the game data he has. (i don't know any more than that on hoe exactly it works) But im sure its already something to be considered on Dave's list