- Wiggo and Cav expected to draw huge crowds to Olympic road race1 year 17 weeks agoTa Dave.
- Olympic blood doping1 year 17 weeks agoAnd it is not Cavendish! Or
And it is not Cavendish! Or any other UCI sportsperson!
- Olympic blood doping1 year 17 weeks agoAnyone brave enough to
Anyone brave enough to suggest who will put in an unusually poor performance? I have got £20 riding on a certain person(s) failing to perform. Do not want to say who because I do not want to find my severed handlebars in bed with me tomorrow!
- Olympic news: Wrong bank hire bike issue, Jon Snow praises unexpected benefit of Games Lanes1 year 17 weeks agoOn a related note TFL are
On a related note TFL are CLOSING 30 BBikes docking stations near venues for the duration of the games.
I mean, seriously...
- The Cycle Show on ITV: what did you think?1 year 17 weeks agoCycling is in all the news
Cycling is in all the news papers and on every ones lips but ITV have done us no favours with this trash.It seems to be produced by someone with no idea about cycling.A missed chance to bring Britain into the 21st century.I hope all of you have e-mailed Sky thanking them for their great effort winning the tour and support of grass root cycling in Britain.Lets hope Sky make some programmes about cycling because they seem to share our passion of it.
- Wiggo and Cav expected to draw huge crowds to Olympic road race1 year 17 weeks agoDetails are
Details are here:
but it's pretty much exactly like you said. £2 per bike.
- Olympic blood doping1 year 17 weeks agoIf they introduced biological
If they introduced biological passports for football what would all the drunken fat slobs (oops I mean football supporters)do on a sat afternoon? because I seriously doubt they are enough clean players in this country to raise two teams, let alone a league.
- Police and cyclists at loggerheads over Surrey League race cancellation1 year 17 weeks agoIt's one of the things I hate
It's one of the things I hate about road racing - the riders that belt down the outside as the bunch slows for a corner and then chop-in at the front whilst further back you end up coming to a halt. They're often the same riders that get shelled as soon as you hit any form of incline or there's an acceleration from the bunch.
Perhaps fitting videos in commissaires cars and penalising (DQ) repeat offenders would force them to change their habits?
I don't endorse the behaviour of the police either, but feels like there's go to be a compromise it their somewhere?
- Wiggo and Cav expected to draw huge crowds to Olympic road race1 year 17 weeks agoSurely someone at this
Surely someone at this venerable site can let us know what form the secure bike parking takes and whether we need to bring locks? i assumed it would be a system where you were given a wrist band, your bike taken and stored and only returned to whoever-hopefully the owner-appeared with the wrist band.
Come on guys, you must know how it is going to operate
- Police and cyclists at loggerheads over Surrey League race cancellation1 year 17 weeks agoI agree with the comment on
I agree with the comment on races on unclosed roads.
Problem is riders seem to think as they're racing the highway code does not apply to them.
Reading the link to the blog is also seems that far to frequent crashes are still happening and this probably spooked the police.
Reading the blog reminds me why not to get into road racing!
- Trek U23 Genuine pro team kit1 year 17 weeks agoIs the endura jacket still
Is the endura jacket still available?
- Olympic news: Wrong bank hire bike issue, Jon Snow praises unexpected benefit of Games Lanes1 year 17 weeks agoI couldn't believe how quiet
I couldn't believe how quiet the roads were on my way in this morning.
Apart from a couple of hotspots around King's Cross (soooo many taxies), and Gower Street (due to the diversions around Russel Square probably), things were eerily quiet.
Still, yesterday some woman in a Chrysler Voyager ran me into the curb as she squeezed past me in a bus lane (before the 7pm restriction was lifted). She even had the gall to stop, get out and confront me for slapping the side of her car, and then tell me she "always looks out for cyclists".
So it's not keeping all the wankers off the road.
- Trek U23 Genuine pro team kit1 year 17 weeks agoIs the endura jacket still
Is the endura jacket still available?
- Olympic news: Wrong bank hire bike issue, Jon Snow praises unexpected benefit of Games Lanes1 year 17 weeks agoI don't know why the traffic
I don't know why the traffic planners couldn't have made a simple announcement to the effect that it would be perfectly fine for drivers to encroach on the Sacred Lane in order to pass a cyclist - after all, such a trespass is only temporary and fleeting.
But no, no wit, no imagination, no buggerall, really.
- Olympic blood doping1 year 17 weeks agoThe other thing to remember
The other thing to remember is that often many athlete's will dope in the run up to a competition then allow it to leave their system naturally well before they race. A sprinter (unlike a pro cyclist) will race two or three times in the space of 3 days maybe, each time only over a short distance. The doping they do is mainly in preparation and few would be still doped at the time of competition.
It's easier to catch cyclists because they compete over extended distances for days at a time so to stay at their doped level will need to keep doping through competition. Random testing and biological passports also help to keep track of the cyclists chemical levels and spot any odd results.
Implementing a biological passport would certainly help in other sports but it may not be the silver bullet. You have to remember that at the elite level of cycling there's a fair amount of money targeted at what in fairness is a relatively small field of athletes. I'm not sure who is responsible for paying for anti doping and testing but I'm sure it's not funded by national governing bodies like in athletics. That means that there is money to test properly, regularly. That money isn't there for all countries and competitors in other sports, do you think that the Kenyan Athletics authorities have the funds and ability to test all of their athletes to the same extent as Sky Procycling and the UCI test their cyclists? What about some of the really minor nations?
Then you've got the arguement that a system needs to be in place that is fair for everyone across the board, it wouldn't be fair if UK athletes are tested more often than other countries or are competing against athletes who haven't been tested to the same extent. That means you're operating a system which fits the poorest nations and isn't really fit for purpose.
If you were to implement a cycling style system for athletics with the national athletics federations footing the bill for testing their athletes you'd effectively price out some nations from competing because they would not be able to effectively test and regulate their athletes in the same way trade cycling teams and the UCI does. That'd scrap the whole ethos of the Olympics, that anyone from anywhere can compete.
Of course, the international athletics bodies could foot the bill... but they're more interested in squeezing out as much from the Olympics commercial rights as they can
- Rapha Mens Grand Tour Gloves1 year 17 weeks agoIn conclusion - what i am
In conclusion - what i am essentially saying is that i am jealous of those that a) can afford it and b) are skinny enough for it to look good on them.
- Womens road race tickets this Sunday1 year 17 weeks agoYes plEase my e mail is
Yes plEase my e mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rapha Mens Grand Tour Gloves1 year 17 weeks agoRapha sucks...
- The impact of Barry Wigley1 year 17 weeks agoI've noticed a lot more
I've noticed a lot more people out on their bikes this week. Which seems to have led to a noticeable increase in aggresive driving/lack of patience from the motoring public at the same time.
Could just be coincidence of course...
- The Cycle Show on ITV: what did you think?1 year 17 weeks agoThis is traditional England,
This is traditional England, lets slam it destroy it and then have nothing. Moan moan moan but never accept anything and moan for what ( want and take it out of context and out of reality. I liked the show. I like Graeme Obree and Gary Fisher, Nigel Mansell not really my cup of tea but I liked the venue its the first show and will grow and adapt.
What I would hate to see is it becoming a one cycle genre to suit the bulling road lobby or any other cycling lobby. Its about cycling not road, mtb, tricks/trails, commuting etc. Its about the whole thing.
Well done to ITV to start to develop what will be an iconic TV like Top Gear has developed its own iconic format and is successful whether you like it or not it is unique. The Cycle Show needs to find its own platform, if they are allowed to but it will die with this continual moaning and sniping.
- Rapha Mens Grand Tour Gloves1 year 17 weeks agonotfastenough wrote:
I wondernotfastenough wrote:
I wonder what you spend your money on that other people could pick fault in - nice car, big music collection, expensive wine? I find it ridiculous that when we all participate in what is a pretty damn expensive hobby, people sneer at others over the cost of stuff.
I dont have any money. Doesnt stop me enjoying my cycling. It only becomes an expensive hobby if you want it to and have the means to make it so.
The only sneering i tend to encounter is from riders in posh gear on cars worth than my car who look you up at down at the lights and look on in pity at my steel frame and ALDI socks.
Perhaps i *was* being disparaging about Rapha wearers - i love Rapha stuff , it lovely stuff dont get me wrong - it just sort of exemplifies for me a certain section of the cycling community who i perhaps would not enjoy riding with and who, im sure, would not enjoy riding with me. I am far too fat and unattractive.
- Olympic news: Wrong bank hire bike issue, Jon Snow praises unexpected benefit of Games Lanes1 year 17 weeks agoSo the future of inner city
So the future of inner city living peace is less motorised traffic on the roads. Thank the Lord for the £40bn we spent on the Olympics then. No one had ever had that idea.
The reality is how would it be done for more than 4 weeks?
- Police and cyclists at loggerheads over Surrey League race cancellation1 year 17 weeks agoI don't do the large cat 1 -
I don't do the large cat 1 - 2 local chainy because of the risks they run - and that's just in training. It's always been the case but with the sudden influx to racing of more and more sportive riders who don't ride with clubs and don't know how to ride safely in a race group the situation is only getting worse.
Not sure what the answer is. For me I don't ride at speed in groups larger than 10. They're normally people I ride with regularly and so we have more reaction time and better reactions. Anyone taking risks gets a bollocking. It may sound bossy but as BW says 'It's just cycling'. I don't want to die stupidly on the chainy.
- Olympic blood doping1 year 17 weeks agoyenrod; I love the quote but
yenrod; I love the quote but wtf?
- Olympic blood doping1 year 17 weeks agoSideBurn wrote:when was theSideBurn wrote:
when was the last time you heard of a tennis player testing positive?
Only one I can think of is Petr Korda who tested positive for nandrolone in 1998. I agree with your point though.