• Primal Pink Floyd Prism jersey1 year 21 hours agoReally like how they've taken

    Really like how they've taken that very pure, simple and understated image and embellished it with loads of extra crap, just what the original image needed. Rolling Eyes

    What do those white lines mean? Why is it upside down on the back? Storm Thorgerson will be turning in his grave...

  • New RH+ range hits the shops1 year 21 hours agoI’ll certainly be looking out

    I’ll certainly be looking out for some of the RH+ winter kit. I picked up one of their winter jackets last year (“Impact”) and it is probably the best bit of cycling clothing I’ve ever had – performs brilliantly, looks the part in my humble opinion (e.g. clean designs without any ugly big logos) and seems very hard wearing.

    Since then I’ve also bought some RH+ jerseys and bib shorts – they have also been fantastic – amazingly comfortable and noticeably better (and probably cheaper) than, say, comparable Castelli stuff and on a par with Assos quality. Well worth a try (and no, I’m not on any commission, just trying to tip people off about what may be one of the best kept cycling kit secrets in the UK!!)

  • Video: Madison-Genesis at the Tour of Britain, part one1 year 22 hours agoFascinating to watch. It

    Fascinating to watch. It might not have been much fun at the time, but they can be proud they did it.

  • Just in: Whyte Dorset1 year 22 hours agoLooks like the perfect 2nd

    Looks like the perfect 2nd bike to me. Can you get a frameset?

  • Just in: Whyte Dorset1 year 22 hours agoJust about sneaks into

    Just about sneaks into cycle2work territory. I quite like it. Not convinced why they bothered with internal cabling though if it's a half-baked job.

  • Londoner to challenge red light fixed penalty notice after appeal raises £2300 for legal fees1 year 22 hours ago@Colin, I think it's just the

    @Colin, I think it's just the one post by Housecathst which is particularly anti police and provocative. Appears to be a one off trolling post

    The rest of the debate is fair, and in response to one policeman giving his views on here, which appear to represent standard policy, which were always likely to cause a backlash, based the sense of injustice we feel about this story, weren't they?

    I don't think there's any less respect being shown one way or the other, not that Stumpy is expecting any, as he said.

    As for 'poor old plod' Laughing

  • Teen cyclist fined for riding 37mph in Richmond Park1 year 22 hours agothereverent wrote:They must

    thereverent wrote:
    They must have clocked him right at the bottom of the hill. It's a S bend so fast, but not super fast.

    Are you thinking of Broomfield Hill? It says Sawyers Hill, which is pretty straight.

    thereverent wrote:
    I thought if he had said fair enough he would have got a fixed penalty notice rather than going to court.

    I'd have thought so too. Maybe it went to court because he was doing so much more than 20?

  • Primary school claims health and safety in pupil bike ban, plans to replace bike shed with staff parking1 year 22 hours agoWolfshade wrote: it seems

    Wolfshade wrote:

    it seems that the issue here is that the road is "unsafe" for cycling, so surely the sensible option is to instead of banning the bike, or disincentivise them, is to make it safer.

    From my experience the reason why roads outside schools are unsafe is the parents!

    Ban driving kids to school and you will find the road is perfectly safe!

  • Teen cyclist fined for riding 37mph in Richmond Park1 year 22 hours ago2010 amendment of regs tried

    2010 amendment of regs tried to introduce speed limits but also defined a vehicle, to which those limits applied, as mechanically propelled - that is, with an engine.

    Unless there has been an explicit order by the Secretary of State extending the speed limit to bikes, then as far as we can see, it still doesn't apply and the Met is illegally harassing cyclists.

  • Londoner to challenge red light fixed penalty notice after appeal raises £2300 for legal fees1 year 22 hours agoAnyone who's surpised by

    Anyone who's surpised by stumps' "revelation" that acting like a self-important twat when you get pulled over is more likely to get you a ticket probably needs to go and make sure all the pencils are in a nice straight line on their desk or something equally OCD. We don't live an objective and impartial world, it's full of irrational humans. of which you are one. not acting like a twat towards the other humans is just general good practice, regardless of who they are.

  • Video: Madison-Genesis at the Tour of Britain, part one1 year 22 hours agoThere must be easier ways of

    There must be easier ways of earning a living?
    Humbling.

  • Teen cyclist fined for riding 37mph in Richmond Park1 year 22 hours agoOh deer

    Oh deer

  • Teen cyclist fined for riding 37mph in Richmond Park1 year 22 hours agoThey must have clocked him

    They must have clocked him right at the bottom of the hill. It's a S bend so fast, but not super fast.

    It seems likely that the young cyclist in this case simply decided to cop the fine rather than fight it. If that’s the case his lawyer - if he even had one - might have missed a chance to make a bit of a name for himself.

    I thought if he had said fair enough he would have got a fixed penalty notice rather than going to court. It sounds like he was in court, so could have challened the rules.

  • Teen cyclist fined for riding 37mph in Richmond Park1 year 22 hours agoGood question!!

    Good question!!

  • Two riders in Manchester knocked off by rope strung across path; police appeal for help1 year 22 hours agoI too remember cycling

    I too remember cycling through Manchester on my commute on I think cycle route 6 (an old railway line, very dimly lit), and luckily slowing down before i went under a bridge because i didn't want to get my feet soaked going through puddles....and then hit a log.
    The chavvy little sh*ts had put about 3-4 logs across the cycle path under the bridge...do they not know they could potentially kill someone??

    Although I did also encounter a moped on flames under a bridge on my ride home, presumably public spirited citizens drawing attention to the lack of lighting on the route.

  • Teen cyclist fined for riding 37mph in Richmond Park1 year 22 hours agoHow do you know what speed

    How do you know what speed you are doing when you don't have to have a speedo fitted?

  • Teen cyclist fined for riding 37mph in Richmond Park1 year 22 hours agoI was stopped in Richmond

    I was stopped in Richmond Park last summer on my bike - the policeman was standing in the middle of the road with a laser speed sensor on me. I assumed the speed limit didn't apply to bikes around the parks but was told it's slightly different due to it being a royal park (I didn't take in any of the details). I always go slow down the hills around there now!!

  • Londoner to challenge red light fixed penalty notice after appeal raises £2300 for legal fees1 year 22 hours agoColin Peyresourde wrote:Well

    Colin Peyresourde wrote:
    Well I sort of think the lack of respect here for Stumps is astounding, and the way people seem to have tarred every officer by the same brush.

    I'm sorry about this Stumps. But I guess it is the sort of attitude you are used to.

    I'm not saying that every police officer is brilliant, and lord knows there have been things in the news about the police (the Lawrence defaming and Plebgate) which show that the police can be excessive with the use of their powers, but equally there are those who are sensible practisioners. This case will test the abilities of those officers involved, but as is clear the police are seen here as an inconvience rather than an independent arbiter of the rules of the road.

    People seem to want it both ways - strict adherence to the rules, but when they are caught 'using their own discretion' they want the police to also....I think you have to wise up and realise that you can't have it both ways.

    It may have been that the cyclist involved looked like he was unjustly going to break a red light, maybe he was using his road sense. Let's hope that the facts are laid out and fairness provided. We only have his side of the story. I hope that he is given a fairer shot than some people are willing to give poor plod.

    +1

  • Londoner to challenge red light fixed penalty notice after appeal raises £2300 for legal fees1 year 22 hours agoWell I sort of think the lack

    Well I sort of think the lack of respect here for Stumps is astounding, and the way people seem to have tarred every officer by the same brush.

    I'm sorry about this Stumps. But I guess it is the sort of attitude you are used to.

    I'm not saying that every police officer is brilliant, and lord knows there have been things in the news about the police (the Lawrence defaming and Plebgate) which show that the police can be excessive with the use of their powers, but equally there are those who are sensible practisioners. This case will test the abilities of those officers involved, but as is clear the police are seen here as an inconvience rather than an independent arbiter of the rules of the road.

    People seem to want it both ways - strict adherence to the rules, but when they are caught 'using their own discretion' they want the police to also....I think you have to wise up and realise that you can't have it both ways.

    It may have been that the cyclist involved looked like he was unjustly going to break a red light, maybe he was using his road sense. Let's hope that the facts are laid out and fairness provided. We only have his side of the story. I hope that he is given a fairer shot than some people are willing to give poor plod.

  • Teen cyclist fined for riding 37mph in Richmond Park1 year 22 hours agoThat's my "new thing learned"

    That's my "new thing learned" for today Smile

  • Teen cyclist fined for riding 37mph in Richmond Park1 year 23 hours agoDavid Portland wrote:"£15

    David Portland wrote:
    "£15 victim surcharge" -- what victim?

    It's called a victim surcharge because it is used to fund victim services through the Victim and Witness General Fund. It has nothing to do with whether there was a victim of the offense, and is levied with all fines imposed by a court.

  • ToB Stage 51 year 23 hours ago1st Sprint

    1st Sprint

    Williams
    Rathe
    Pirazzi
    Madrazo

    1st KOM CAT 1

    Madrazo
    Williams
    Rathe
    Pirazzi
    Downey
    Eisel
    Hayman
    Stannard
    Lopez
    Wiggins

  • Teen cyclist fined for riding 37mph in Richmond Park1 year 23 hours agothis should make the Richmond

    this should make the Richmond Park time trials less fun, even as a fat old bloke I still managed 10 miles with an average speed of 20 mph - and I was pretty much last...

    then again it is all done before the gates open so...

  • Teen cyclist fined for riding 37mph in Richmond Park1 year 23 hours agoHow did they clock his speed?

    How did they clock his speed? Have they got speed cameras?

  • Teen cyclist fined for riding 37mph in Richmond Park1 year 23 hours ago6 month conditional

    6 month conditional discharge, £85 costs & £15 victim surcharge

    He'd have got a lighter sentence if he'd ran a cyclist over in a car.