• VIDEO: Ealing Council trials HGV cycle safety system1 year 3 weeks agoMy only real concern, is it

    My only real concern, is it 100% reliable, anything that a driver assumes will work, if on one occasion it doesn't!

    Too many drivers make assumptions too often. IT falls into the Hi-Viz and helmet argument for me, if as a driver i assume all riders will be wearing Hi-Vi and only look for Hi-Viz, what happens if i come across a cyclist who isn't wearing Hi-Viz.

  • New satnav system warns lorry drivers in London that they are approaching cyclist 'hotspots'1 year 3 weeks agowrote: designated by TfL as a

    wrote:
    designated by TfL as a “HGV/Cyclist convergence area,”

    Do they publish this list?

    If so, I propose we look at it now, in 6, 12 months etc, and see what they do about those "convergence areas".

    If not - how do i do a FoI request?

  • Minister for cycling says he feels safe riding on London roads - but understands why others don't1 year 3 weeks agoNext excuse?

    Next excuse?

  • 3T Integra Team stem1 year 3 weeks agoOf course it offers a

    Of course it offers a reduction of 0.5 seconds over a 40k TT.
    Come on, why would they bother otherwise?

  • Brailsford threatened to fine Wiggins if he didn't support Froome in Tour de France1 year 3 weeks agoIf the news paper article is

    If the news paper article is true,it would appear that Wiggins is a most unpleasent "drunk"
    As regards to most "proffesional entertainors" sports people that is, I could not give a flying f..k what they are reputed to do or say.
    Most of them seem like a bunch of "silly queens" and apart from their sporting acheivments should be ignored.

  • Brailsford threatened to fine Wiggins if he didn't support Froome in Tour de France1 year 3 weeks agoIsn't it David Millar's

    Isn't it David Millar's sister? Thinking

  • Minister for cycling says he feels safe riding on London roads - but understands why others don't1 year 3 weeks agoNeil753 wrote:colinth

    Neil753 wrote:
    colinth wrote:
    He's now said segregation is out if it costs much more than a few flowers and banning HGV's wont happen, presumably because they don't want flak from "business".

    It might have something to do with the fact that any restrictions that ramp up the prices in the shops, with so many vulnerable groups already having to choose between heating and eating, in a country that is struggling to keep many essential services running, is barking.

    .

    Banning HGV's doesn't have to add anything to costs, one of the biggest costs to transport is the delays caused by congestion. Smaller vehicles, alternative delivery methods, off peak hgv's when the roads are quieter, there are lots of options. They seem to manage fine in Paris, or we could just carry on having people killed so that the price of a pair of designer jeans or plasma tv doesn't go up by a couple of quid.

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins in trouble over crude joke at charity dinner1 year 3 weeks agoQuote:I would think he is

    Quote:
    I would think he is pointing out how unimportant all of this, but that the media like to stir it up.

    As Colin says, it was a comment on the ever changing opinions of the media and forum contributors according to the moral zeitgeist of the day.

    Sorry if my attempt at humour was too complex for you Welshy...

  • Ultimate winter glove1 year 3 weeks agoi can recommend Decathlon's

    i can recommend Decathlon's neoprene gloves (for £23) - the downside is they make your hands sweat but i find the best thing is to turn them inside out and dry them on the rad - good value!! Applause

  • Digital epo1 year 3 weeks agoYeah

    Yeah

  • Police appeal for witnesses in Gateshead bus death crash on 'dangerous' stretch of road1 year 3 weeks agoHorrible news, thoughts to

    Horrible news, thoughts to the victims loved ones.

    I've often cycled on the A167 between Durham and Newcastle and the buses are terrible at sharing the space with cyclists. I've had two very close encounters with Go North East buses, each time I've complained to them and had video footage showing how close they got. Both replies have come back saying they have reviewed the on-board footage and agreed that they were too close. Driver would apparently be advised but I doubt anything would have happened.

  • Posting fatigue1 year 3 weeks agoConcur with the southern bias

    Concur with the southern bias towards news reports, mind you a lot of them revolve around the very sad topic of someone having been killed so i cant blame road.cc for reporting them.

    As for training rides, at 47 years old i'm more into just tootalling about having fun.

  • Police appeal for witnesses in Gateshead bus death crash on 'dangerous' stretch of road1 year 3 weeks agoI've driven this road on

    I've driven this road on numerous occasions and i have to admit it is a nightmare for cars never mind a cyclist.

    There are lots of sections of road where there is a cycle lane which then suddenly stops for no reason, not good at all.

    My sincere condolences go to the family at this awful time.

  • Rapha Women's Long Sleeve Merino Jersey1 year 3 weeks agoToo pricey for me, but they

    Too pricey for me, but they must sell 'em or they wouldn't be knocking 'em out at that price.

    You pays your money, you takes your choice....

  • Minister for cycling says he feels safe riding on London roads - but understands why others don't1 year 3 weeks agocolinth wrote:He's now said

    colinth wrote:
    He's now said segregation is out if it costs much more than a few flowers and banning HGV's wont happen, presumably because they don't want flak from "business".

    It might have something to do with the fact that any restrictions that ramp up the prices in the shops, with so many vulnerable groups already having to choose between heating and eating, in a country that is struggling to keep many essential services running, is barking.

    Sure, he's been wheeled out to utter a few placitudes at a politically sensitive time, but at least he rides a bike. Let's face it, we could have had much worse.

    But get real guys, even the sort of money that has allegedly been earmarked for cycling infrastructure is hardly going to make much of a dent in KSI rates nationally. As people who happen to use bicycles as part of our own individual transport solution, we have to be far more concilliatory, and engage with all interested parties, to create a step change in attitude on the roads.

    We certainly don't have to wait to be drip fed flagship schemes by successively incompetent governments.

  • High vis clothing doesn't make cars pass you more safely, says new study1 year 3 weeks agoNeil753 wrote:comm88

    Neil753 wrote:
    comm88 wrote:
    ... why do we persist in riding in BLACK all of the time????

    As a rider and driver, it truly is insane.

    It's fashion (and money), pure and simple, largely influenced by pro teams, cycling industry, and the cycling media (who would have a lot less to talk about if everyone just decided to wear safety gear).

    It's also because of a small, but determined, group of cyclists (and even journalists) continually making irresponsible comments about "hi-viz", and deterring inexperienced cyclists from making an informed choice about their personal safety.

    You certainly shouldn't study for a sociology degree. Fashion it may be but their is no sphere in design where black is not a universally popular choice. People would not normally choose to were an unnatural colour if it were not for the supposed safety factor.
    You criticize people for making snarky comments about HiViz colours and imply we are doing something wrong and harming young people. That is an outrageous slur. Firstly you totally overestimate the effect of a few internet forum posts; secondly social pressure is one of the few avenues that people have to object about HiViz. We have a right to voice our opinion. Your position moves us towards compulsion to wear HiViz and criminalizing those who do not wear it. This would cause a drop in cycling rates especially in the winter.

    If the non-HiViz wearers of the world feel that their safety is diminished because you are training motorists to not look out for them (or anybody else) by wearing HiViz and trying to get the majority to do so, then don't be surprised when people are vocally against it. The Herd Immunity were no one is wearing HiViz is dissolved every time you put on that jacket, so you are making other people less safe too, if only by a fraction of a percentage.

    So get off your high horse and stop attacking people who oppose HiViz or support genuine choice, OR nail your colours to the mast and come clean that you do want compulsory HiViz not choice, if you are not worried about a few internet comments.

    If you really want people to 'make an informed choice' then you shouldn't imply that the informed choice is your choice. Otherwise you don't really understand the 'choice' bit.

  • Roadhawk Ride 720p High Performance Bullet Camera1 year 3 weeks agoThanks for that Graham_f. I

    Thanks for that Graham_f.

    I guess it's not of much use to me at this time of year, with a mixture of unlit, poorly lit and very well lit roads on my commute.

  • Posting fatigue1 year 3 weeks agoAt the moment the majority of

    At the moment the majority of news and threads generated from the news are London-centric. And I'm quite glad I don't live there.

    Gritty training rides? Mine are all Epic. Wink

  • Minister for cycling says he feels safe riding on London roads - but understands why others don't1 year 3 weeks agoI'm willing to give anyone a

    I'm willing to give anyone a chance but this guy is an endbell. His quote a couple of months ago was "we want to give drivers a bigger say in what happens to THEIR roads". He's now said segregation is out if it costs much more than a few flower pots, and banning HGV's wont happen, presumably because they don't want flak from "business".

    I'm more and more coming to the conclusion that the government, central and local in London, think a dozen or so deaths a year is a price worth paying to keep the delivery companies happy and save them spending on some decent infrastructure. If the recent spate of deaths hadn't have happened in such a short space of time, if they'd be spread over the full year, they wouldn't be going through the motions of pretending to give a toss now.

    I've been a conservative voter for quite a while but not any more, I'll be voting for whoever has the best transport policy in future, probably Green

  • Police appeal for witnesses in Gateshead bus death crash on 'dangerous' stretch of road1 year 3 weeks agoAwful news for the family and

    Awful news for the family and friends of this guy, an awful incident with no finger wagging, yet if the road is misleading and inadequate then Gateshead Council should be liable for not providing safe cycling routes for all.

  • Posting fatigue1 year 3 weeks agoNobody talking about gritty

    Nobody talking about gritty training rides.

    My rides are the grittiest btw.

  • Minister for cycling says he feels safe riding on London roads - but understands why others don't1 year 3 weeks agoSo you ride to work in your

    So you ride to work in your suit and honk all day?....or maybe change into your Lycra?

    What has wearing Lycra got to do with it???

  • Digital epo1 year 3 weeks agoWhen was the climb? Guessing

    When was the climb?

    Guessing it was that massive spike at about 3 hours?

  • Cyclist rides into telegraph pole, blames council1 year 3 weeks agoWe've got a new shared-use

    We've got a new shared-use one they've 'finished' near us in the last 6 months. The side of the path marked for cycles is dotted with lampposts, road signs and telegraph poles.

    Yes this guy is a bit of an idiot, but it's a perfect example of the half-arsed infrastructure we're 'blessed' with in this country.

  • BMC Team Machine SLR011 year 3 weeks agoGorgeous bike and now I have

    Gorgeous bike and now I have finally jumped to DA 9000 its time to save. Thinking