• Trek Factory Racing reveal new team kit and roster50 weeks 6 days agoLike Sky, the hot weather kit

    Like Sky, the hot weather kit is see through

    Rolling On The Floor

  • Taxi driver who deliberately swerved into cycling policeman could face jail50 weeks 6 days agoPolice officer's training and

    Police officer's training and experience was probably key in giving good evidence such as accurate time of offence and circumstances, plus of course the partial plate and make/model/colour of car. he may have also noticed it was a taxi, which would have made identifying it easier.

    He did this despite being knocked to the floor, while the vehicle drove off.

    How many of us could do the same?

    The successful prosecution here has as much to do with the victim's skillset as it does with 'preferential' treatment by the Force or CPS.

  • UKIP slams Cambridge plans to spend money on Tour de France “parties”50 weeks 6 days agoNot the first time UKIP have

    Not the first time UKIP have been accused of race hatred....

  • BMW driver who blamed cyclist for crash after hitting rider, 2 pedestrians, and a bus fined £300 and disqualified for six months50 weeks 6 days agoAudi are the new BMW in my

    Audi are the new BMW in my opinion.

  • Trek Factory Racing reveal new team kit and roster50 weeks 6 days agoBlack the new camouflage for

    Black the new camouflage for cyclists

  • Trek Factory Racing reveal new team kit and roster50 weeks 6 days agoHow come the kit was launched

    How come the kit was launched at the Velodrome de Roubaix, I thought Specialized were the only company (cycling related or otherwise) who were allowed there??

  • Trek Factory Racing reveal new team kit and roster50 weeks 6 days agoI thought the Kiserlovski

    I thought the Kiserlovski national champ treatment was good with just the accents on the sleeve and collar. Until I saw Jungels Luxembourg RR champ jersey which is the full-on national colours. Strange they'd do it two ways.

  • BMW driver who blamed cyclist for crash after hitting rider, 2 pedestrians, and a bus fined £300 and disqualified for six months50 weeks 6 days agoI'm one of the "bicycle

    I'm one of the "bicycle people" who cycle past this persons shop every day. I'll have to put the date he returns to the road in my diary and keep an eye out for him. I think it's very disappointing that there was no requirement for re-training or re-testing.
    The junction where the accident happened is a mess. Fife road is a side road which joins Clarence Street, a three lane urban "motorway". Just "upstream" of the Fife/Clarence junction is very large and well used pedestrian/bicycle people crossing. There is another pedestrian/bicycle person crossing over the front of Fife road. This is linked to the main crossing so if you want to head West on foot or Bicycle you have to wait twice. The main crossing is on a 2 minute wait and Fife road is very quiet so it is very tempting to cross Clarence street at a diagonal across the top of Fife road and avoid waiting twice. I imagine the driver was trying to pull away when he got a green light as the main crossing also got a green man and encountered a cyclist "doing a diagonal" and pulled his wheel to the right driving through the mass of pedestrians and effectively going the wrong way up Clarance street.
    This junction could do with a serious re-work to reflect how people really use it. - It would make drivers, pedestrians and bicycle people's lives much easier.

  • Wiggle sponsoring fantasy cycling50 weeks 6 days agoyipee let the games begin

    Party yipee let the games begin Applause

  • Numb Feet50 weeks 6 days agoany insulation on your feet

    any insulation on your feet on top of your socks would work, I rode last year's hell of ashdown with a dog poo bag on each feet in freezing conditions, all my friends complained of numb feet but mine were fine.

  • tdu50 weeks 6 days agoSo it's Monday 13th January,

    So it's Monday 13th January, approaching 3:30pm in Australia, but only 4:30am in UK I think.

    Do we still think game site will open today? If so at approx what time during the day.

    I am not trying to push things if site is not ready. It's just I've told a few people game should open today, and I want to let them know if that is not going to be the case.

    Thanks

  • Suspended sentence and 12 month ban for driver who killed Suffolk cyclist50 weeks 6 days agoI guess that's

    I guess that's here:
    http://goo.gl/maps/b1ofH

    She could have easily been doing 50mph down that road, which would change the times in seconds moving to about 40% less... She would have had 9 seconds at that speed to see him. She wouldn't have stopped for 4 seconds instead of 7 seconds.

  • School of hard knocks50 weeks 6 days agobikeboy76 wrote:Joeinpoole

    bikeboy76 wrote:
    Joeinpoole wrote:
    You don't need body-armour to cycle safely, you just need common sense.

    A helmet is not 'body armour.' Your tennis analogy is risible; the gentleman that came off at 7mph is not a pro cyclist and not trying to descend at 70mph. He is not claiming to be Peter Sagan nor should you have to be to go for a ride.

    You have not addressed the point made multiple times above that conditions are never ideal.

    You are being sanctimonious as you seem to thing you can 'read the signs' but condescend to tell other not to ride if they cannot read these signs of which you can see *hundreds.* I hope you reflect on your expertise the next time you have an off.

    Whatever. The last time I had an "an off" was about 36 years ago when I was probably 13. I learnt from it and the many, many episodes before it. Maybe it was all those paper rounds in Birmingham in all weathers that did it (I was the guy that the the shop owner knew would *always* turn up).

    Anyway, you can either believe that you have control of your own destiny and of your bike ... or you can weep at your misfortune when things "just happen". I know which I believe.

  • Help! Groupset Repair/Replace Dilemma (105 9-speed)50 weeks 6 days agoOr just buy and fit a

    Or just buy and fit a replacement for the broken part... http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/shimano-st-5500ca-main-lever-assembly-rig...

  • Taxi driver who deliberately swerved into cycling policeman could face jail50 weeks 6 days agoDave Atkinson wrote: You want

    Dave Atkinson wrote:

    You want to take a look at martin porter's blog if you'd like to see what the weight of evidence required for the CPS to take up a case like this is normally. He's a QC, so fulfils your requirements of being "well versed in the evidential requirements and is robust enough to actually be willing to attend court"

    http://thecyclingsilk.blogspot.co.uk/2010/12/police-caution-for-unprovok... is a good one to start with

    Oh I've seen that Dave. Still dumbfounded why some drivers are ignored by the system intended to punish them.

    My wife was a victim of a serious RTC on a bike 17 months ago and still struggles with injury and PTSD to this day. She even supported CTC by making a film of her RTC for their Road Justice campaign. Some of you may have seen it. Just search CTC road justice and it is the highest viewed video. Still makes for harrowing viewing for me. And for the record - I was less than impressed by the 'service' we received from the police. Even considering I have worked with the bobby dealing before (not same force but close by) she and I still felt let down by the system.

  • Suspended sentence and 12 month ban for driver who killed Suffolk cyclist50 weeks 6 days agoA is an accident, B is a

    A is an accident, B is a deliberate act.

    What about C, negligence?

  • Derby's new £27.5m velodrome is in need of a name ahead of its opening later this year50 weeks 6 days agophiltregear wrote:the rolls

    philtregear wrote:
    the rolls royce velodrome has a ring about it,... really. then rolls royce, who are selling loadsa cars, could brand some pushbikes, maybe up market bromptons, with a silver lady badge??? they could throw them in as extras in the boot.

    Nothing would be more brilliant than Rolls Royce releasing a bike and using the Spirit of Ecstasy as the stem.

    That would look amazing.

  • Taxi driver who deliberately swerved into cycling policeman could face jail50 weeks 6 days agoBut then you'd find a very

    But then you'd find a very proficient CPS pushing your file for impersonating a police officer D Oh

    We just have to face current facts and that seems to be cyclists are fair game on the roads. Until anyone using a car views hitting a fellow human being with a couple of tonnes of metal as even remotely serious we'll continue to read similar stories...and this has to be led by government and all its departments with a thorough and precise plan of action.

    Such cases of apparent inconsistency in the application of the law surely give us, a concerned collective, good reason to question any subsequent incarceration when as many of us have found to our cost the CPS decline to prosecute for very similar cases.

  • Eat yourself fit - Nutrition for weight loss50 weeks 6 days agoSimon E wrote:Good article by

    Simon E wrote:
    Good article by Annie and some fascinating comments, thanks all. While I'm in favour of cutting the starchy carbs, persistent Ketosis does however ring alarm bells for me (though I can't claim any expertise in this area). Intermittent Fasting and 5:2 seem to be a popular current approach.

    When I started commuting I would feel uncomfortable if I had brekkie beforehand so started riding the 25-30mins empty. It was never an issue, and it's a 40-45mins ride now. Having read articles by Barry Murray (http://www.optimumnutrition4sport.com/) and others I now do morning rides without eating beforehand, just a glass of warm water. A fruit/snack bar every hour seems adequate to keep the pace up.

    That website you mention has what I regard as some really good articles . Especially the one about saturated fat. He explains it really well.

  • Glasgow bike shop acquires Robert Millar’s 1984 King of the Mountains bike50 weeks 6 days agoSuperb, takes me back.....

    Superb, takes me back..... and I love the way it looks like something you'd find at a car boot sale for £20!!

  • Fed up with the "woolly" shifting on my 105's...50 weeks 6 days agoSRAM is that bit more

    SRAM is that bit more industrial (I also like that about it) but I'd definitely recommend new cables including the housing first. Moving to SRAM should give you that positive feel but it's a very expensive option for a small change in feel.

    Jagwire is good, Yokozuna is even better. Try to avoid tight curves in the housing too when you install it.

  • Wiggle sponsoring fantasy cycling50 weeks 6 days agoYes, very exciting. I'm out

    Yes, very exciting. I'm out to defend my Romandie title this season.

  • Taxi driver who deliberately swerved into cycling policeman could face jail50 weeks 6 days agoI love it that a fair few

    I love it that a fair few comments are by Police officers and barristers. The more legal industry folk riding the better. I intend to have 'Off Duty POLICE Officer stencilled on the back of my gilet. Should kill all argy -bargy dead.

  • Eat yourself fit - Nutrition for weight loss50 weeks 6 days agoBBB wrote:Eat sensibly, ride

    BBB wrote:
    Eat sensibly, ride often/hard enough and forget low carb fads and Youtube.
    It works pretty well for the overwhelming majority of people Wink

    Depends how you define "eat sensibly" . It is my opinion (which no one has to agree with btw) that the diet followed by the majority of the western world is a very extreme diet which is causing all the chronic diseases we All seem to end up suffering from like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and obesity. These are not conditions we need to suffer. And I am living proof that a ketogenic diet extends the endurance envelope beyond what most people think is possible ( I'm a pretty ordinary guy) . Low carb is not a fad by the way. It has just become official dietry advice in Sweden after a 2 year review of the evidence by a team of government scientists there.

  • Eat yourself fit - Nutrition for weight loss50 weeks 6 days agoGood article by Annie and

    Good article by Annie and some fascinating comments, thanks all. While I'm in favour of cutting the starchy carbs, persistent Ketosis does however ring alarm bells for me (though I can't claim any expertise in this area). Intermittent Fasting and 5:2 seem to be a popular current approach.

    When I started commuting I would feel uncomfortable if I had brekkie beforehand so started riding the 25-30mins empty. It was never an issue, and it's a 40-45mins ride now. Having read articles by Barry Murray (http://www.optimumnutrition4sport.com/) and others I now do morning rides without eating beforehand, just a glass of warm water. A fruit/snack bar every hour seems adequate to keep the pace up.