• New cycling magazine Simpson launches this week1 year 6 weeks agoOh dear,another magazine to

    Oh dear,another magazine to read and hopefully not subscribe too, procycling, rouler and cyclist on subscription ! Oh and there is cyling weekly from the news stands. Good grief, is there a clinic I could subscribe to or should that be check into. Also there is the small matter of actually riding the bike from time to time! Anyway, I wish the new magazine well.

  • Does the " All Rounder" exist?1 year 6 weeks agoOn One Dirty Disco? That guy

    On One Dirty Disco?

    That guy went round the world on one...

  • le samyn1 year 6 weeks agoWould've had Boeckmans, but

    Would've had Boeckmans, but that's it. Not to worry.

  • Video: Cyclocrosser gets taken out by a deer1 year 6 weeks agoPress 7 while watching to

    Press 7 while watching to skip to the slow-mo replay at the crucial moment. It looks like the deer attempted to jump over the rider's front wheel, but miscalculated. It just goes to show that standards are slipping in physics classes in the cervine world.

  • Video: Cyclocrosser gets taken out by a deer1 year 6 weeks agopoor deer...

    poor deer...

  • Rapha launch spring/summer 2013 clothing range +videos1 year 6 weeks agoSerious question - wonder if

    Serious question - wonder if there's a reason the women in Rapha's videos wear helmets and the men don't?

    (Not to cross the streams of two more obviously polarising issues or anything)

  • Rapha launch spring/summer 2013 clothing range +videos1 year 6 weeks agoI myself am not a huge fan of

    I myself am not a huge fan of this seasons colours but i do like the hommage to the past concept.

    Remember Rapha's mission is also to celebrate cycling culture and make it the most popular sport in the world.

    Its funny how some brands can create such a split in the public. Swap the word Apple for instance with the word Rapha at the start of these posts and you could be on a tech webiste in 2007!

  • Madison Genesis rider Ian Bibby gets his stolen bike back1 year 6 weeks agothe velvet suit and sideburns

    the velvet suit and sideburns and winklepickers are on order no doubt

  • Surgeons in Scotland debate the helmet issue - do they increase cyclists' safety or not?1 year 6 weeks agoI did not provide a strong

    I did not provide a strong opinion on helmets either way, so no evidence is needed. We need more research, less opinion.

    Agree with you 100% though on structural improvements to make cycling safer. I wish we had that for sure. BUT, to say that helmets are a red herring is false, to say they are not a relatively cheap, unharmful way to protect the head is false and has no basis in evidence.

    You like others cite "evidence" from countries where they do x, y, and z to say helmets aren't needed. This is highly biased "data" and does not constitute evidence. It lacks generalizability to England and the US where we don't have anything like Copenhagen and Amsterdam.

    Just wear a helmet and save us the cost of taking care your head injury when you crash, particulary in England's publically funded healthcare system.

  • Tour de France 2013: Official 100th edition trailer released… and it's a corker1 year 6 weeks agoWhen was Lance stripped of

    When was Lance stripped of his titles? I must have missed that.

  • Surgeons in Scotland debate the helmet issue - do they increase cyclists' safety or not?1 year 6 weeks agonadimk wrote:Don't people in

    nadimk wrote:
    Don't people in England call physicians by their proper prefix,Dr., not Ms or Mr. Typical. You would do well not to disregard the advice of a neurosurgeon.

    First, it's Scotland, not England in this case Wink

    Use of Mr and Ms isn't disrespectful in the UK - once a physician becomes a consultant, they are no longer referred to as 'Dr,' they are addressed as Mr, Ms, Miss or Mrs (assuming they don't have some other title... Sir Lancelot Spratt Wink springs to mind, or Professor Robert Winston, now Lord Winston).

    Addressing them as Mr etc, far from a sign of disrespect, is an acknowledgment of their seniority in the profession.

  • World and Olympic champ Dani King reopens Hampshire viaduct as part of National Cycle Network1 year 6 weeks agoI'll certainly be taking my

    I'll certainly be taking my young family to Winchester to ride the new route. There are so few of this kind of path in the UK. Which is why we go to France on our holidays to make use of their superb cycle ways, which are shared with pedestrians, roller skaters etc... Without any problems.
    If Councils invest in this kind of facility then I'm pretty sure people will come and use it, but it needs to be accessible and integrated not piece meal. That will take a lot of commitment and bravery on their part!

  • Does the " All Rounder" exist?1 year 6 weeks agoMy Ridgeback world voyage

    My Ridgeback world voyage serves me well for all that. Obviously the panama if you're feeling flush.

    Confy and hard wearing, 6000 miles with 2 broken spokes being only failure, both with massively overloaded rear panniers.

  • Tour de France 2013: Official 100th edition trailer released… and it's a corker1 year 6 weeks agoAre we not back to the 93rd

    Are we not back to the 93rd tour now? Also - 1:37, the hairpins. Where is that? It's a cracking shot.

  • Surgeons in Scotland debate the helmet issue - do they increase cyclists' safety or not?1 year 6 weeks agonadimk wrote:Cycling carries

    nadimk wrote:
    Cycling carries a risk of head injury. Do you deny that?

    pretty much everything carries a risk of head injury.

    nadimk wrote:
    helmet design is stupid these days.

    But we should still all wear them, right?

    nadimk wrote:
    This debate needs sanity and evidence, not opinion and anecdote.

    I'd agree with that, but you didn't actually provide any evidence. just your opinion.

    helmets are a massive red herring. they're not what's required for safe cycling. the evidence for that is abundant: just go to a country where cycling is safe, relatively speaking, and look at what they're wearing. And then look at where they get to cycle.

    If you want to make cycling safe, have a look at the hierachy of hazard control and do the most important things first: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hierarchy_of_hazard_control

    you'll note that personal protective equipment is the last thing you should consider to mitigate risk, as it's generally the least effective.

  • Tour de France 2013: Official 100th edition trailer released… and it's a corker1 year 6 weeks agoGreat analogy MercuryOne,

    Great analogy MercuryOne, very amusing Big Grin

  • NOT IMPRESSED1 year 6 weeks agoletsgoup wrote:noddy69

    letsgoup wrote:
    noddy69 wrote:
    but still its only a game.

    But I feel the same way about fantasy cycling as Bill Shankley felt about football Surprise If you read alot of the threads you would think it is life and death Cool

    It is only a game and I want to play every comp and do my best in every comp. Its not about prizes for me. My main aim is to finish as high as possible at the end of the season- no priizes for that and I don't care either way. Lets face it we know come the TDF the big hitters will come out to play for the bike- They won't be around all year round. I think the hard core are in it for fun. I used to be a competitive runner winning many titles because I trained as hard as I possibly could, because I wanted too. Many people in those races had the ability to be winners but they choose other things in life than training like a dog. Road cc is the same. If you want to dedicate a lot of time to it, then good luck to you. If you don't. Don't complain that it takes too much time to be successful. The level of effort put in is up to each individual. The more you put in the more you get out and this game is no different Nerd Nerd

    Totally agree mate, its addictive Big Grin

  • NOT IMPRESSED1 year 6 weeks agonoddy69 wrote:but still its

    noddy69 wrote:
    but still its only a game.

    But I feel the same way about fantasy cycling as Bill Shankley felt about football Surprise If you read alot of the threads you would think it is life and death Cool

    It is only a game and I want to play every comp and do my best in every comp. Its not about prizes for me. My main aim is to finish as high as possible at the end of the season- no priizes for that and I don't care either way. Lets face it we know come the TDF the big hitters will come out to play for the bike- They won't be around all year round. I think the hard core are in it for fun. I used to be a competitive runner winning many titles because I trained as hard as I possibly could, because I wanted too. Many people in those races had the ability to be winners but they choose other things in life than training like a dog. Road cc is the same. If you want to dedicate a lot of time to it, then good luck to you. If you don't. Don't complain that it takes too much time to be successful. The level of effort put in is up to each individual. The more you put in the more you get out and this game is no different Nerd Nerd

  • Surgeons in Scotland debate the helmet issue - do they increase cyclists' safety or not?1 year 6 weeks agoNow if Rapha made helmets

    Now if Rapha made helmets that really would make for a great comments section. Smile

  • Exmoor Beauty 20131 year 6 weeks agoIs that Ron Atkinson or Kevin

    Is that Ron Atkinson or Kevin Keegan?

  • Surgeons in Scotland debate the helmet issue - do they increase cyclists' safety or not?1 year 6 weeks agoIn this debate several people

    In this debate several people have claimed that in certain situations a helmet may make the injury worse. Is there any actual evidence for this to back up the claim? What type of situation is it? Give us some details to work with not just the same stuff repeated.
    I personally do wear a helmet, but that comes from starting out mountain biking 20 odd years ago and my mum saying I had too. Just kept it up since. I make my kids wear one if they go for a ride but if just pottering about between friends houses then they don't wear one.
    This time if year it keeps your head warm, bonus.
    Helmets are not and should not be made compulsory.
    By the way the same debate goes on in the climbing forum that I visit, so it's not just cyclists.

  • Pinarello available in Halfords stores from today1 year 6 weeks agoSpeshRider7287 wrote:Some

    SpeshRider7287 wrote:
    Some observations..

    5) You have to remember a 2k Pinarello is still representing the entry to middle range of the road bike price range and they're not really hitting the high end market with any real effect. IBD's will lose very few high end sales over this move.

    I beg the pardon of all here, but referring to £2k as 'entry level' is just laughable. For us relatively low earners, entry level is £300 for a racing BSO, then you upgrade to something decent in the £500 - £1,000 bracket and then maybe if you're really good and really dedicated (and also have a fair amount of spare cash which most of us just don't) *then* you get to £2k. Or am I totally in the wrong company? I love good bikes but there is no way I would ever be able to afford a £2k bike and to refer to it as 'entry level' is incredibly demeaning for those of us that don't have that kind of money but who nevertheless do like to cycle.

  • Surgeons in Scotland debate the helmet issue - do they increase cyclists' safety or not?1 year 6 weeks agonadimk wrote:Don't people in

    nadimk wrote:
    Don't people in England call physicians by their proper prefix,Dr., not Ms or Mr. Typical.

    British surgeons – a designation reserved for those who have obtained membership of the Royal College of Surgeons – are addressed as Mr, Mrs or Miss rather than Dr.

    In my experience they take umbrage if you get it wrong!

  • Video: Cyclocrosser gets taken out by a deer1 year 6 weeks agoI wonder what the damage to

    I wonder what the damage to the bike was, didn't look like he was going anywhere soon. Broken spoke sounds when he lifted it up.

    The thing I love about CX racing, Everyone just kept going. None of this "man down" lets pace him back on Devil

  • Rapha launch spring/summer 2013 clothing range +videos1 year 6 weeks agoFixie Girl wrote:bfslxo

    Fixie Girl wrote:
    bfslxo wrote:
    boardmanrider wrote:
    Sweet lord!
    I can't believe I am just unlucky…

    Fixie Girl - I think your are just that unlucky!! Sad

    Have a jacket by both Assos & Castelli and they are both top notch - in fairness my Rapha extend is a merino vest which has served me perfectly - oh & one of the ordinary winter neck scarfs bought in the sale which has been brillant all through my daily winter commuter.

    Mind i think i gotta agree £50 for a polka dot ladies scarf Surprise