• Bike Fitting1 year 6 weeks agoI had one done a couple of

    I had one done a couple of weeks ago at Cadence Performance (Crystal Palace) well worth the money IMO - I'd originally signed up for the full works Retul fit, but having looked at me on the bike, the fitter told me not that actually the Retul would be no more helpful (for my particular issues) than a standard fit, which saved me 50 quid. Took a good 2-2.5hours and covered everything - seat,cleats, body flexibility, etc. Much more comfortable on the bike since.

    £100 for a personalised fit like I had, £150 if you want / need Retul.

    They also have nice coffee / cakes!

  • Unofficial RideLondon 1001 year 6 weeks agoBe careful how big the group

    Be careful how big the group gets - our club runs tend to be fine with 10-12 people, but 20 and upwards is too unwieldy and causes problems for traffic trying to pass.

    Have fun though! Why don't you get in touch with something like Look Mum No Hands and see if they'll do a deal at the end of the route. Discount cakes or something for your group...

  • Police in Devon stop cyclist riding the wrong way... along the M5 Motorway1 year 6 weeks agohappens to the best of us.

    happens to the best of us. Spent the scariest 10 cycling minutes of my life on Autobahn 14 near Magdeburg after a wrong turn...

  • Unofficial RideLondon 1001 year 6 weeks agoQuite like this idea.

    Quite like this idea.

  • Paris Nice Rider Roster and Values1 year 6 weeks agoRider classification is based

    Rider classification is based on value and points scored. Kittel hasn't scored that well recently so he's dropped down the price categories and he's no longer valued high enough to be given a category.

  • Paris Nice Rider Roster and Values1 year 6 weeks agofxceltic wrote:Marcel kittel

    fxceltic wrote:
    Marcel kittel listed as a domestique? I totally missed him as a result. Why is this dave?

    Because he hasn't scored many fantasy points comparative to others riding, and the style of race meaning only a couple of flat stages, means his fantasy value is low, and thus too low to be classed as a star rider (no DS values will be higher than stars and vice versa this year). I dont think anyone with a value below 18 with be a star for the big races

  • Police appeal for road rage calm following incident that left Cambridge cyclist with 13 stitches1 year 6 weeks agoCommon sense says that it is

    Common sense says that it is the duty of the overtaker to ensure it is safe to do so. The cyclist should have checked before pulling out - the article does not indicate whether he pulled out blindly into traffic that had to react suddenly or whether he checked there was space to do so. IF he had pulled out into a safe clear gap then it is the duty of the motorist to then also exercise care when over taking, and he has no right to be upset, any more so than if he had to slow down for another slow car/lorry/stopping bus etc. A rule of thumb in my mind that indicates whether a motorist is within their right to be upset by a cyclists road behaviour is to ask whether the same motorist would likely have been upset by another car/lorry/horse/bus/tractor etc doing the same thing- taking up space on a road, moving slowly and requiring care to overtake is not something a driver has the right to be upset about. Errartic and thoughtless riding where the driver is forced to react suddenly to remain safe is clearly not acceptable though, in the same way that it wouldn't be if any other vehicle acted that way. In my experience of riding hours every day, the few drivers who are openly antagonistic towards riders almost certainly apply a different standard to how they treat cyclists vs other road users - it's hard to imagine them abusing a tractor driver, leaning on the horn as they pass in a no passing zone on a blind hill, then cutting him off as they pass, and then when the tractor driver reacts to show he is upset, waiting down the road to continue the argument... Their is clearly a small minority of motorists who see red as soon as they see cyclists... As someone who has lived in other countries I can say that this is more common in this country than in the other ones I have lived in...

  • Police appeal for road rage calm following incident that left Cambridge cyclist with 13 stitches1 year 6 weeks ago@ Bez, you realise the CPS is

    @ Bez, you realise the CPS is staffed by fuckwits, don't you? That's why so many cases are not prosecuted - because they do not have the intellectual capacity to put an argument together.

  • Updated: Rider killed in Severn Bridge Road Race named as Junior Heffernan1 year 6 weeks agoRIP

    RIP Sad

  • Rapha launches Team Sky Season Guide sticker book plus limited edition La Primavera t-shirt (+ gallery)1 year 6 weeks agoHah! Though you had me at

    Hah!

    Though you had me at 'blue' I do like their blue t-shirts

  • Updated: Rider killed in Severn Bridge Road Race named as Junior Heffernan1 year 6 weeks agoTragic; R.I.P. Sam1

    Tragic; R.I.P.

    Sam1 wrote:

    Doc, this is not hearsay. This was from riders alongside him when it happened. Otherwise I wouldnt have posted it.

    Unless you witnessed it, your comment is indeed hearsay, as doc points out.

  • LBS vs. on-line?1 year 6 weeks agoI use Evans in Great Portland

    I use Evans in Great Portland St if I can as they will price match and if there's an issue I can speak to someone face to face. If it's something they don't have I use Chain reaction or Planet X. Stopped using Wiggle as their customer service was shit. Planet X customer service is fine, had one order where they sent the wrong thing but sorted it our quickly and without quibbling. Never had to call Chain Reaction.

    The problem with online orders from the larger companies is dealing with call centre type staff who you then have to start quoting the law too as they aren't trained sufficiently.

  • Paris Nice Rider Roster and Values1 year 6 weeks agoMarcel kittel listed as a

    Marcel kittel listed as a domestique? I totally missed him as a result. Why is this dave?

  • LBS vs. on-line?1 year 6 weeks agoI'm all for supporting local

    I'm all for supporting local businesses if they do a good job and sell items at sensible prices but they often don't.
    My LBS forced me into becoming my own mechanic after a number of poor performances when repairing my bikes, no phone calls to say the work had been done, putting off jobs to do others, I just never knew where I stood with them. TBH they did me a favour in the long run as I can do it all myself now.
    I've often been gone to collect basics such as lube and inner tubes and they've had none, after this happens a few times you think what's the point in making the trip when I can get it cheaper online anyway.

  • Bike Fitting1 year 6 weeks agoLangdale

    Langdale Lightweights,Mapperley,Nottingham,Mick Green the owner,and Nottingham Iron Man,has people coming from all over for his bike fits,I was in last week and he had a lady in from Newcastle for 2 bike fits.Personally I have 3 bikes all fitted to me by Mick,the first was an alluminium Langdale built for me on 72 inch Fixed wheel,the next was my Orbea Ordu TT machine,again fitted to me,and since riding it I beat my Vet standard at 10 and 25 miles,but I never claim,the last is an Orbea onix,fitted to me,and again it fits like a glove,if you can afford to go down the bike fit road it is worth it.Foxy Wink

  • Updated: Rider killed in Severn Bridge Road Race named as Junior Heffernan1 year 6 weeks agoLatest police statement and

    Latest police statement and request for witnesses

    http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/Fatal-Severn-Bridge-Road-Race-crash-Witne...

  • LBS vs. on-line?1 year 6 weeks agoWell I'm inclined to use

    Well I'm inclined to use LBSs, if only because it's useful to get your hands on something before choosing to buy it. That said, if you buy on-line, you can send back in the first month due to the distance-selling laws.

  • York cyclist injured by branch thrown from bridge tells perpetrators to stop before someone is killed1 year 6 weeks agoSounds like one for special

    Sounds like one for special branch.
    Seriously though I had a bottle of beer thrown at me a while back when I made the mistake of cycling through a known rough town early one Sunday morning. I even had the chance to back out of passing the mob of hung over/still pi**sed up goons but decided to go for it. Bottle hit my foot/crank, abuse followed and I just cycled off without even acknowledging it happened which riled them even more. Unfortunately there always seem to be someone out to spoil our fun.

  • SMIDSY drivers beware the Helmet of Justice is watching and it's got 360° vision1 year 6 weeks ago'increasinly commen' work

    'increasinly commen'

    work experience week? Wink

  • Tirreno Adriatico1 year 6 weeks agoThe popularity rankings don't

    The popularity rankings don't usually work until after the first stage. For example it's likely that TJVG, Chavanel, Westra, Bouhanni and Porte are the 5 most popular riders for Paris-Nice.

    What I would say is that where it's ordered alphabetically it usually means that there's is no ranking, for TA it's likely that Sanchez and Kreuziger have some kind of residual popularity as they appear to be the only ones ranked on popularity.

  • Police appeal for road rage calm following incident that left Cambridge cyclist with 13 stitches1 year 6 weeks agoI'd just like to say that in

    I'd just like to say that in this situation clearly both the parties were being dicks.

    People: don't be a dick.

  • The impossibility of not training1 year 6 weeks agoHI,Riding for 57yrs this

    HI,Riding for 57yrs this April,riding your bike training is definitely needed,although I use 3 rides a week and have aimed at over 100 miles per week,I still us my rollers for interval training.Obviously now retired I can choose my days,but I do have a day off between rides,where I walk my border collies,as a form of cross training,usually 6 miles wearing my heavy hiking boots.At the end of April our tuesday evening 10 ML TT,s start,and they are great for gaining speed.During the bad icy weather it was rollers mostly,on better winter days I either ride gears,but my favourite way of building endurance,is to ride my fixed wheel Langdale,on 72 inch fixed wheel,most of us old timers cut our cycling teeth on Fixed,it is smooth pedalling and a great way of keeping warm when Idle winds abound.Please dont get too wound up by those who munch big miles,some do others tell Porkies!!FOXY Cool

  • Updated: Rider killed in Severn Bridge Road Race named as Junior Heffernan1 year 6 weeks agodoc wrote:Sam1

    doc wrote:
    Sam1 wrote:
    According to one of the Rapha guys riding yday, seems that the bunch were strung out full on, and Junior went on the wrong side of the road on a blind bend, straight into car head on Sad

    Best not to comment or pass on hearsay about the circumstances of this horrible incident, there will be an investigation and facts will be checked. This does not alter the immediate fact of a young rider's death, and at the moment condolences just feel so inadequate.

    Doc, this is not hearsay. This was from riders alongside him when it happened. Otherwise I wouldnt have posted it.

  • Police appeal for road rage calm following incident that left Cambridge cyclist with 13 stitches1 year 6 weeks ago'This car came out of

    'This car came out of nowhere'

    all credibility lost in six little words.

    'I did give him the finger, as you do'

    No, I don't.

  • Father of maimed Times journalist says hands free devices should be banned1 year 6 weeks agoYeah, fair points all round.

    Yeah, fair points all round. (Though I don't think points are really worth the paper they're written on: they expire and there's always the 'exceptional hardship' plea so in reality I don't think they have any effect in the vast majority of cases.)

    To be fair I'm slightly winging it (as may be apparent) on a devil's advocate position, though my personal and non-scientific experience is that hands-free involves much more distraction than in-car conversations and has far more in common with conventional phone use than with in-car conversation. But I have to concede that the studies that show it are not perfect, and the evidence overall inconclusive. Clearly the issue of hands-free will be heavily dependent on the degree of similarity to those other two similar activities, so with inconclusive evidence that's currently a little subjective.

    I agree that banning things does slightly miss the point in that, in a way, it tackles symptoms (or at least secondary causes) rather than primary causes - viz another recent study showing that phone use was symptomatic of drivers who were poor across the board, rather than being anomalous behaviour of otherwise good drivers.