- Strava launches Prove It distance challenge50 weeks 4 hours agoAlmost half way there
Almost half way there already, down somwhere like 6000th
- Strava launches Prove It distance challenge50 weeks 4 hours agoAlready up to 150km on this,
Already up to 150km on this, should do the 600km easy, not buying the T-shirt!
- Classic "Strava makes naughty cyclists ride too fast" story in local papers50 weeks 5 hours agoHave you emailed the
Have you emailed the journalist?
- Classic "Strava makes naughty cyclists ride too fast" story in local papers50 weeks 5 hours agoWe were looking at the LEP
We were looking at the LEP story yesterday - great headline, but the caption on the main pic is even better.
To be fair to whoever wrote it, Strava is now a staple for the local and regional press the world over. This one is on our news list though cos there looks like there might be a story behind all the Strava hype. Basically it'd be interesting to know how many of those segments they mention have been flagged or had already been flagged.
- The road.cc “Attaining A Higher State of Consciousness” Challenge 201450 weeks 5 hours agoLike this. Excellent idea
Like this. Excellent idea Jo.
So far I've got "Watch the TdF in the flesh"
Start a Kids' cycling club (plans already afoot)
Do one of those on-and-off-road Sportives
Get my Coaching qualification
Ride across Wales from border to coast in a day (I live in Lancs and parents live on the west coast of Wales).
Do a ride involving a ferry trip (Maybe Argyll, maybe Fleetwood-Larne for the Giro, being realistic it's more likely to be 'Cross the Mersey!)
That's 50% of the required challenges. Not much time to come up with something for January. Might have to go with today's "Set an uphill Strava PR with loaded trailer attached to the bike". No, I've no idea how that happened. Must have been gawking at the scenery or something on the previous occasions I rode it.
As for other posters, last year would have been good for this given that I did all these things for the first time:
Taught a child to ride
Marshalled a race
Entered a hillclimb event
Taught an adult to ride
Volunteered to serve on the club committee
Rode the velodrome
Rode a fixie
Joined the crowds on a mountain pass for a pro cycle race
Bought and used a bike trailer
Did various scary bike-mechanic related tasks
- UCI to press IOC to add cyclo-cross to Winter Olympics50 weeks 5 hours agoThe IOC won't go for this as
The IOC won't go for this as it opens the door to Bog Snorkeling.
- Lord Berkeley tables amendments to bill giving PCSOs power to fine reflectorless cyclists50 weeks 5 hours agoSense, for once, seems to
Sense, for once, seems to have prevailed.
- Lord Berkeley tables amendments to bill giving PCSOs power to fine reflectorless cyclists50 weeks 5 hours agoFrom reading some of the
From reading some of the comments it seems that some people believe the requirement for amber pedal reflectors (on bikes manufactured after 1985) is something new. It has been the law under the “Road Vehicle Light Regulations” since at least 1989, that’s a quarter of century !
And as someone pointed out it’s in the Highway Code – Rule 60.
As it’s been the law for some 25 years now and I don’t believe they have been many, if any at all, cases of the police “nicking” someone for not having pedal reflectors in all that time, I really don’t think there is anything to worry about.
Though I do think the 3 points Lord Berkeley is making are spot on, and it’s good to know that some one in such a position that can influence laws is looking out for the interests of cyclists
- Ana Nichoola Cafe Tights50 weeks 5 hours agoYou might find the length you
You might find the length you need in these: http://road.cc/content/review/100218-road-rags-holborn-leggings-skirt-co...
- Polar to launch 'world's smartest training computer'50 weeks 5 hours agoNot sure about this
Not sure about this statement: "and includes the most accurate altitude readings with a built-in barometric pressure sensor."
On a recent ride here in Texas, where we get very sudden weather changes when fronts come in, a friend of mine recorded an almost 1000ft elevation change on an almost flat route, due to the change in barometric pressure!
I guess as long as the GPS is accurate you can always correct this when you upload your data, but it was something that I had never considered before.
- Strava launches Prove It distance challenge50 weeks 5 hours agoI don't Strava (how does one
I don't Strava (how does one Strava?) but will do at least 400km going to work; can someone please pop a badge in the post for me?
- Brian Cookson reveals members of UCI independent commission - and they're heavyweights in their fields50 weeks 5 hours agoandyspaceman wrote:Blimey,andyspaceman wrote:
Blimey, that's not going to be cheap - but money well spent I reckon. Sounds like all these people have other jobs, so let's estimate they're 50% employed on this. They're all going to be big-salaried people, so guess each of them will bill ~£100k through the year. And then you've got flights, accomodation and other expenses, as well as a legal budget. I reckon you're looking at a £750k pricetag for the commission this year.
Let's hope they get it done quickly!
Maybe some of that is coming from the massive voluntary pay-cut that Brian Cookson instigated when he got the job.
Good man that Cookson.
- Just In: Orange RX950 weeks 6 hours agoNice to see the quality of
Nice to see the quality of the welding finish hasn't changed!
- UCI to press IOC to add cyclo-cross to Winter Olympics50 weeks 6 hours agoApparently the UCI were going
Apparently the UCI were going to lose all their influence with the IOC if they didn't re-elect Pat McQuaid as President... well, that's what Pat said.
- road.cc Superbike Shootout 2013-1450 weeks 6 hours agoTimC340 wrote:And, as aTimC340 wrote:
And, as a Kinesis fan, it's lovely to see the GF Ti right up there in this company.
Come to think of it, I'm surprised the Aithein never made the list. OK, it isn't superbike money but it's got glowing reviews for being a super bike.
- Strava launches Prove It distance challenge50 weeks 6 hours agocycle 600km and unlock the
cycle 600km and unlock the ability...
to BUY something
lol, there's one born everyday
- Half of male drivers admit to falling asleep at the wheel50 weeks 6 hours agoSO SMIDSY is about to be
SO SMIDSY is about to be replaced by a series of Illnesses ? It is becoming a case of the Insurance Companies covering their "butts " to reduce OUR Premiums ?
No doubt there are a few genuine cases where Vehicle Drivers are " Unknowingly Ill " but even though the Cyclist was 74yo , HIS family were entitled to a better result than " Wrong place , wrong time "!
Cyclists should be entitled to ride the roads without the fear of a sidetrip too A & E or being fitted for a wooden overcoat !
Facebook.com/RightofWayAustralia is an attempt to focus Politicians on the fact that CYCLISTS VOTE , their Family VOTE, their Friends VOTE . Yes i know the Motoring Lobby ALSO votes .
SO if you are more than a keyboard cowboy , click " LIKE " and HELP make a difference for CYCLE SAFETY .
Who knows the LIFE you help save , may be YOUR OWN ?
- Polar to launch 'world's smartest training computer'50 weeks 6 hours agoLooks better than my rcx5
Looks better than my rcx5 (and for that matter any Garmin I've ever seen), shame it isn't ant+ compatible just in case I go that way in the future... but happy to stick with what I have for now
- Lord Berkeley tables amendments to bill giving PCSOs power to fine reflectorless cyclists50 weeks 6 hours agoThe whole bill stinks, far
The whole bill stinks, far beyond the bicycle related stuff.
- Two thirds of lorries stopped by police are driven illegally or lack basic safety features50 weeks 6 hours agotarget the companies that
target the companies that send those drivers out with defective trucks or expect them to work over their legal hours... strip their licenses to operate from them.
- Coroner in Dr Katharine Giles inquest warns cyclists not to undertake lorries50 weeks 6 hours agoMcDuff73 wrote:I don't agreeMcDuff73 wrote:
I don't agree that the coroner was right, if the vehicle was stationary when she passed she was at that point at no risk, the fault then is with the poorly designed truck that doesn't allow the operator to see all around them.
Regardless of the vehicle being stationary or not. It is not a good idea to filter up the inside whether it is a car/bus/HGV. You cannot rely on the driver checking their nearside mirror let alone their offside before they move off. And even if you know the junction and phasing of the lights even the most experienced cyclist can be caught out. It is up to us more 'streetwise' cyclists to demonstrate road skills and help newer cyclist get to grips with urban cycling before bad habits become too ingrained.
- Five of the best cycling front lights for under £5050 weeks 6 hours agoWot no Lezyn units? Just
Wot no Lezyn units? Just invested in a pair of Lezyn units that are USB rechargeable and don't require carrying a USB cable around with me... I did have a previous pair of rechargeables, but the charging adapter was never in the right place when it needed recharging. The rear lamp could not do my 45 minute commute each way without going dead...
- Coroner in Dr Katharine Giles inquest warns cyclists not to undertake lorries50 weeks 6 hours agoproper Dutch style
proper Dutch style infrastructure would have kept her separated from the lorry... painted lines on the road do not make proper infrastructure... ASL's and feeder lanes are a joke... a very tragic, bad joke...
- Cyclist dies after trying to ride along flooded Oxford road50 weeks 7 hours agoused to do this myself.
used to do this myself. Remember running through floods in Oxford by the river and suddenly finding myself in up to the chest.
- The road.cc Bike of the Year 2013-1450 weeks 7 hours agoThese bike are bound to be
These bike are bound to be fast, they're all going downhill!