• Horse put down after it was scared by sportive riders1 year 6 weeks agoSad as this is isn't true to

    Sad as this is isn't true to say that with the temperament of horses that this could have happened at any time on any road?

    The quote from the organiser "One of our riders was a policeman and he gave us a clear-eyed view of what happened. What we do not want to do is get on the bandwagon accusing cyclists or vice versa.” is interesting for what it doesn't say rather than what it does

  • Horse put down after it was scared by sportive riders1 year 6 weeks agoShe knew an event was

    She knew an event was happening but not when. Seems like it would have been a good idea to find out.

  • TDF Stage 8 Castres --> Ax 3 Domaines1 year 6 weeks agoAfter the race Froome could

    After the race Froome could hardly speak from the effort and you have to look at the competition he faced as well:

    Evans - to old
    Schleck - completely lacking in everything
    Valverde - poss to old
    Contador - not the same rider after his drugs ban
    TJ - nursing an injury
    Quintana - burnt himself out on the earlier climb

    Then look at todays stage, Sky lost all their team even Porte yet Movistar still have 3 in the top 10 so does the finger start pointing to them now Thinking

  • Boris Bike fatality: Young woman killed in lorry collision on London Cycle Superhighway1 year 6 weeks agoso sad, my heart goes out to

    so sad, my heart goes out to the young lady's family.

  • Tour de France - Stage 91 year 6 weeks agoDave Atkinson wrote:Took out

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    Took out Dan Martin

    [sad face]

    Same at least I replaced him with Rolland, I also took Navarro out for Nieve, bad choice and I now have 2 greyed out riders, but they are gonna have to stay in for now at least

  • Horse put down after it was scared by sportive riders1 year 6 weeks agoShe does say that it was her

    She does say that it was her own horse that coursed the injury,maybe the horses we're to close together.just glad nobody got hurt.If her horse had kicked a rider someone could of been killed.not sure what the point of a cyclist stoping would have been unless they were a vet.seems like it was the volume of bikes not the speed/closeness.you cant put limits on the number of road users.if your on the road you have to expect traffic

  • Garotted Irish cyclist calls for children who laid booby trap to be caught1 year 6 weeks agoLets hope the Irish police

    Lets hope the Irish police have a better attitude than they show here.

  • Horse put down after it was scared by sportive riders1 year 6 weeks agoI only took part in one

    I only took part in one sportive ride, the number of total f888ing idiots taking part was amazing, no respect for anything or anybody, as a cyclist I would vote to ban them.

  • Tour de France - Stage 91 year 6 weeks agoMollema definitely in there.

    Mollema definitely in there. A crash or bad day can change anything. He's in my roaduk team and as he's cheap I'll keep him in there. Thanks for reminding me that he can TT a bit.

    I think Fulgsang will lose too much time in the high mountains but could be top 10. His team are dropping like flies though; 3 out already. What's Mont Ventoux going to do to the peloton if it's hot? Not much shade up there.

  • Tour de France - Stage 91 year 6 weeks agoTook out Dan Martin [sad

    Took out Dan Martin

    [sad face]

  • Horse put down after it was scared by sportive riders1 year 6 weeks agoSounds like the cyclists

    Sounds like the cyclists behaved like morons.

    And Sportives are not races. If you want to race, enter a race,and pin a number on your back.

  • Tour de France Stage 9: Dan Martin holds on for stage win, Chris Froome resists pressure to keep yellow1 year 6 weeks agoAnyone see the mooner in

    Anyone see the mooner in Azet? Proper pull your pants down and show the world your whites. Quite a lingering shot by the helicopter too. Classic.

  • 2013 Road.cc Tourist Trophy1 year 6 weeks agoHome county:

    Home county: Derbyshire

    January: Powys
    February: Lincolnshire
    March: Gwynedd
    April: Norfolk.
    May: Stirling
    June: East Sussex
    July: Warwickshire

    I pootled down to North Warwickshire on Saturday, quite close to where I often ride in a 4 county ride (including my home). So some new roads a little further out which I will be visiting again.

    August will be a far-flung one as about to disappear for weeks.

  • Horse put down after it was scared by sportive riders1 year 6 weeks agoBigfoz wrote:Having ridden

    Bigfoz wrote:
    Having ridden for a long time (even when it was unfashionable!), road raced, time trialed, toured, ridden sportives etc, I can honestly say that in my opinion that the average sportive is made up of the very drivers who cause cyclists the most hassle.

    Does no-one these days have any road sense at all?

    I agree. I see so many riders on these sportives that don't have any basic road awareness. It makes a me wonder how more people are not killed out on them. I hate seeing the discarded wrappers too. From what I can tell most of these clueless types are not with cycling clubs, seem to have picked up the sport recently, and generally wouldn't worry anyone with a hematocrit of 14. I get annoyed seeing these guys clog up the roads with no sense of others - whether that be cyclists, motorists or horse riders.

    However, it seems that all is not what it seems with this one - the statement about the policeman suggests that for legal purposes both sides are not being put forth for the general public to eschew.

  • Tour de France - Stage 91 year 6 weeks agoAlan Tullett wrote:Over the

    Alan Tullett wrote:
    Over the two stages I got the basics right. This tour is between Froome and Valverde. Rolland will probably get the polka dots and Nieve is the only cheap climber worth having. It won't translate into a massive fantasy gain but at least I'm reading the race ok.

    Fuglsang and Mollema can TT and are a real possibility for the podium and just perhaps more. Porte can cover Quintana for stage wins. Contador, Schleck, Rodriguez and the BMC guys can all have a go when they see opportunity. I see an enthralling tour shaping up, even if Froome does win, I still believe there is plenty to play for. Or maybe cycling in the sun softens my head! Or maybe it's the beers! and look out for De Ghent, Volckler, and Kruzinger too.

  • Tour de France - Stage 91 year 6 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:After today's

    Gkam84 wrote:
    After today's stage, I couldn't care about the game anymore. Its going to be a Sky bore fest again.... Sat on the front, dictating the pace for ever climb

    Thank you GKam84 for saying what I was thinking and getting it completely wrong! lol!

    What a fascinating Tour it is going to be!

    Thinking Thinking

  • Taken: Rapha womens long-sleeve jersey, M sample1 year 6 weeks agoThe jersey goes to Gkam84's

    The jersey goes to Gkam84's friend.

    Thanks all

  • Horse put down after it was scared by sportive riders1 year 6 weeks agoHaving ridden for a long time

    Having ridden for a long time (even when it was unfashionable!), road raced, time trialed, toured, ridden sportives etc, I can honestly say that in my opinion that the average sportive is made up of the very drivers who cause cyclists the most hassle.

    Does no-one these days have any road sense at all?

  • Horse put down after it was scared by sportive riders1 year 6 weeks agoStedmonkey wrote:If we as a

    Stedmonkey wrote:
    If we as a group want to be given space on the roads we have to show that to others as well.

    A genuinely shocking story. I would like to think this is a minority who would behave like this.

    Want to be given space? by law we have to be given space, funny how "cyclists" are lumped together but generalisations don't exist with other road users...

  • Tour de France - Stage 91 year 6 weeks agodrheaton wrote:Movistar are

    drheaton wrote:
    Movistar are in a great position now. Quintana can attack and Sky have to chase but Valverde is more of an overall threat. That being said, it'll be interesting to see what happens if Quintana (a half decent TTer) puts an chunk of time into Valverde on either TT.

    Valverde used to be half-decent on TTs. He lost 30 secs to Froome on the Vuelta TT but that was up and down. Froome will gain between a minute and a minute and a half on the first one. Maybe 30 secs to a minute on the second one, assuming he's not been roughed up too much. Will Contador attack on a rolling stage like 14 or will Cannondale dictate that one? It's certainly not over but I would say that Froome can look after himself up to a point.

  • Horse put down after it was scared by sportive riders1 year 6 weeks agoI came across a woman on a

    I came across a woman on a horse yesterday and she was about 200m ahead of me.I stopped pedalling , pulled over completely onto the other side of the road as it was quiet,and slowly freewheeled past.The horse raised it head,looked at me,then carried on.
    I then got a load of abuse from the rider about my overtaking.I turned the bike around,rode back and said that if she was not capable of controlling the horse she should not be on the road.She said not to come any closer as her horse would " give you a good kicking ".
    To put it mildly,i pedalled off rather annoyed.

  • Tour de France - Stage 91 year 6 weeks agoMovistar are in a great

    Movistar are in a great position now. Quintana can attack and Sky have to chase but Valverde is more of an overall threat. That being said, it'll be interesting to see what happens if Quintana (a half decent TTer) puts an chunk of time into Valverde on either TT.

  • Horse put down after it was scared by sportive riders1 year 6 weeks agojonathing, a horse is a

    jonathing, a horse is a living thing, sometimes they get spooked for no apparent reason.

    Like most cyclists want space and respect from cars, cyclists can not fail to do the same for other user groups.

    Could pull the roads aren't there for cars thing to say that most roads we use exist for pedestrians and horses, they were the original users after all.

  • Tour de France - Stage 91 year 6 weeks agoOver the two stages I got the

    Over the two stages I got the basics right. This tour is between Froome and Valverde. Rolland will probably get the polka dots and Nieve is the only cheap climber worth having. It won't translate into a massive fantasy gain but at least I'm reading the race ok.

  • Tour de France - Stage 91 year 6 weeks agoWell, it's not going to be a

    Well, it's not going to be a Sky fest. Pretty open tour with Froome still having a decent advantage but 2 or 3 tough stages to some. If they gang up on him big time could be like the Vuelta.