- Video: Bike messenger races taxi across Chicago1 hour 23 min agoDid James May come last
Did James May come last again?
- Cardiff bike shop founded by Welsh cycling legend shuts after 70 years1 hour 25 min agoOh that is a shame. Maybe
Oh that is a shame. Maybe markedly I hadn't been there for years, it was a bit out of my way and many other LBS sprang up offering shiny shiny nearer to me and my commute.
Just to be a pedant, G rode at Maindy with Maindy Flyers.
- Win a limited edition Dubai Tour Kask Protone Helmet… as worn by Team Sky!1 hour 26 min agoNeed this in time for TT
Need this in time for TT season!
- Is a carbon bodied 105 pedal any stronger than a resin body r550?1 hour 28 min agoI have the r550's on two
I have the r550's on two bikes (don't have the 105 pedals) I've crashed twice on one set of them, the bodies have held up fine with only a few scratches to the logos-still 100% working.
- Win a limited edition Dubai Tour Kask Protone Helmet… as worn by Team Sky!1 hour 30 min agoMe Me Me
Me Me Me
- Win a limited edition Dubai Tour Kask Protone Helmet… as worn by Team Sky!1 hour 32 min agoOh dear god yes
Oh dear god yes
- Win a limited edition Dubai Tour Kask Protone Helmet… as worn by Team Sky!1 hour 32 min agoYes please
- Win a limited edition Dubai Tour Kask Protone Helmet… as worn by Team Sky!1 hour 35 min agoyes please!
- Does clipping in and out become second nature??1 hour 37 min agoAre you a driver? Remember
Are you a driver? Remember when you used to put your foot on the clutch ages before stopping in case you stalled? Its like that - it becomes automatic. Don't worry if you have to keep one foot in one foot out for some periods. If it builds confidence keep doing it. I often keep one foot free in traffic when things are very stop start.
And as others have mentioned, at least you come unclipped when you fall, as I did on Saturday when my wheels went out from under me on ice up a steep Devon lane, water bottle in hand!
- Ritte Ace launches in the UK1 hour 39 min agoSpencer...what a great post.
Spencer...what a great post. You rock. That told them. Ride on.
- Two-day bike show CycleFest to launch in Edinburgh this September1 hour 41 min agoHope they do a better job
Hope they do a better job than they did in Glasgow, as that show was crap. Six minutes it took to go round the last one in Glasgow.
- Campagnolo strike threat as 1 in 5 jobs cut at Vicenza HQ1 hour 43 min agoAnyone bought the new Campag
Anyone bought the new Campag 11 speed chain tool?
Requires real dedication...
- The annualRide London kick in the face.1 hour 43 min agoI certainly did... Payment
I certainly did... Payment has left my bank account too!
- Research finds measures aimed at making drivers slow down increase danger to cyclists1 hour 44 min agoAnd consider A-roads like the
And consider A-roads like the A4 in Berkshire, where cars routinely do 80mph and which is used by many HGVs. It's very wide in places (effectively more than three lanes) but every now and then, at random junctions, they have created pinch points with islands and bollards.
It certainly isn't comfortable to be approaching one of these at 15mph and hear Mr. Fast Audi or Mr. HGV approaching at speed from behind.
And as pointed out - plenty of space to provide a (segregated, even) cycle lane, but noooooooo...
- Campagnolo strike threat as 1 in 5 jobs cut at Vicenza HQ1 hour 50 min agoI love this debate it's great
I love this debate it's great all the talk of fishing tackle etc love it
- Police stop Evesham cyclists to warn against dark clothing1 hour 52 min agoReggie Plate wrote:FollowingReggie Plate wrote:
Following on from my earlier post:Reggie Plate wrote:
"My bright reflective clothing and flashing rear light didn't stop the idiot driver who overtook me yesterday, with only inches to spare, who then immediately turned left across my path - while still partially alongside me. Emergency braking saved me - just. My very vocal response is unrepeatable here. Such breathtaking stupidity by car, van and bus drivers is now becoming a daily feature of my rides."
I forgot to menton it was daylight at the time. The driver saw me, but it obviously didn't enter her head that it was dangerous to pass so closely, or to overtake me on a left hand bend just before she wanted to turn left into a side road.
Telling cyclists to wear reflective clothing and helmets is all well and good, but it's not tackling the root cause of the problem. Drivers are generally ignorant of the dangers and something needs to be done to make them more aware. Until that happens, more cyclists will be injured or killed.
This is essentially the issue....99% of near misses are just motorists not caring, paying attention or just generally with an attitude of cant be bothered waiting. Until an example is made motorists will continue with this approach.
- Cambridge City Deal board slammed after rejection of rural cycle routes1 hour 52 min agoYes. Hardened cyclists may
Yes. Hardened cyclists may take the A-roads, though by and large we shudder when we do.
I commute out of Cambridge daily to Babraham. Used to be about 3 of us, until last summer when the cycleway was built out to the Babraham Institute. Then dozens, lots of my colleagues who were simply too scared to ride on the road. As it was only useable from autumn last year, expect numbers to rise significantly as this year progresses.
The major issue is keeping the cycleways useable: no pro-active cutting of hedges/ trees, slow response when overgrown. Funnily enough, in the winter these routes need gritting just the same as the roads.
"Cyclists" may use the roads despite the conditions, but putting in some infrastructure allows "people on bikes" to commute, while keeping the die-hards safer.
- Police stop Evesham cyclists to warn against dark clothing1 hour 54 min ago700c wrote:mrmo wrote:
most700c wrote:mrmo wrote:
most drivers break the law and most drivers get away with it, and even if they do get caught they don't get banned. Can you imagine any other crime where this would be so tolerated?
Yes I can. How about cyclists breaking this law: 69 You MUST obey all traffic signs and traffic light signals Laws RTA 1988 sect 36 & TSRGD reg 10(1)
The argument of cyclist always running red lights assumes motorists are whiter than white and never speed, follow the highway code, dont enter bus lanes, always stop at red lights etc etc. its bullshit. Just as many motorists breaking the law as cyclists on any given day.
- Work starts on Leeds-Bradford cycle superhighway1 hour 55 min ago10 years ago I used to
10 years ago I used to commute between Leeds and Halifax most days by bike. Getting in and out of Leeds was horrible and even as a fairly experienced cyclist I felt the need to take to the pavement from time to time just to get away for the aggression shown by some drivers and the general lay out of the roads.
- Cambridge City Deal board slammed after rejection of rural cycle routes1 hour 59 min agoYeah, my 75 yo aunt should
Yeah, my 75 yo aunt should just 'harden up', right?
Well, she doesn't have to, as her route in Stockholm is now nicely segregated or using filtered permeability...
- Cambridge City Deal board slammed after rejection of rural cycle routes2 hours 1 min agothe_steve_ wrote:ibikethe_steve_ wrote:ibike wrote:
Are rural cycle routes even needed?
If you want to attract the 98% of the population who don't cycle because it's too dangerous, yes.
At the expense of reinforcing many drivers' idea that bicycles aren't something that belongs on "their" roads. I'm of the opinion that education for drivers and cyclists is a far more positive action than segregation.
Well, it's an opinion. Still disproven by every country that has a high modal share for everyday cycling across all ages.
- Vulpine Sample Sale2 hours 3 min agoGood sale, the t-shirts went
Good sale, the t-shirts went in a hurry though, too quick for me!
I, at least, did wear my Vulpine softshell to the sale... because I've used it every day since I got it in the Xmas Sale!
- The annualRide London kick in the face.2 hours 3 min agoGizmo_ wrote:It really is aGizmo_ wrote:
It really is a crap website. After three years they should have improved it but they just don't bother.
When you register for the ballot you do NOT have to pay. However, IF you pay and you're unlucky in the ballot, you get entered into a secondary round of the ballot. If you're unlucky at that point your fee goes to charity and you don't get a place.
If you log in (on a mobile), look at your receipt: it will either say Approved or Cancelled. If it's cancelled, you're out.
1. What's wrong with the website? We're going to find out soon enough anyway so it really doesn't matter if there is a leak, nobody has to look at.
2. You also get a jersey and entry in to a ballot for the etape if you are unsuccessful and have donated your fee to charity.
- The annualRide London kick in the face.2 hours 8 min agoMust be Mad wrote:What areMust be Mad wrote:
What are people talking about? When I registered, the site said no money to be paid until the results of the ballot. Certainly never asked for any bank details...
Are you sure? I thought we had to provide bank details.
- The annualRide London kick in the face.2 hours 9 min agoadamtaylor wrote:I knowadamtaylor wrote:
I know people always bang on about whether there are quotas but I do wonder if only a certain number of "locals" are allowed in?