• London Cycling Campaign drills down into facts about cyclist's death near Olympic Stadium1 year 21 weeks agoCould not agree more with the

    Could not agree more with the comments of HKCambridge, especially as yesterday I had an incident with a foul mouthed yobbo in (surprise surprise) a white van telling me inbetween swear words to cycle on the pavement (about the only thing he didn't say was he pays for the roads) Too many people seem to think that we do not have the right to be on the roads. Rant over my condolences to the friends and family of Daniel

  • King of the MAMILs - overweight heavy smoker in mid-40s goes from Cat 4 to Elite racer in just 8 months1 year 21 weeks agochapeau that man

    chapeau that man Smile

  • King of the MAMILs - overweight heavy smoker in mid-40s goes from Cat 4 to Elite racer in just 8 months1 year 21 weeks agoI guess there's hope for me

    I guess there's hope for me yet Thinking

  • King of the MAMILs - overweight heavy smoker in mid-40s goes from Cat 4 to Elite racer in just 8 months1 year 21 weeks agoWhat a success story, it

    What a success story, it really makes my dabbling with bike racing look pathetic! Plain Face

  • Cycle campaigner proposes 'London Drive to Work Day'1 year 21 weeks agoI'd join in the drive to work

    I'd join in the drive to work day, or as others have called it (and it sounds better) critical gas day. If people were to really get behind this idea and have a badge/flag to show others what their doing it would bring it in to context for a lot of drivers that could cycle. Now all I need is 1, a car 2, someone to teach me how to drive 3, someone to pay for it

  • Sussex Police seek cyclist who launched "ride by" attack on another rider in Newhaven1 year 21 weeks ago+1 totally agree with the

    +1 totally agree with the pedalingparamedic

  • Sussex Police seek cyclist who launched "ride by" attack on another rider in Newhaven1 year 21 weeks agoFind it odd that someone who

    Find it odd that someone who sees fit to wear a helmet and cycling shorts should do this. Weird.

  • WORLDS ITT1 year 21 weeks agoContador is a possibility, I

    Contador is a possibility, I think he will defo be top 10 could be top 5 but how high remains to be seen.

  • Isle of Wight named top cycling spot in the world1 year 21 weeks agoI love cycling round Isle of

    I love cycling round Isle of Wight. However, the real reason it just cannot be the best is the awful state of the roads. I would never take my best bike carbon wheels because you could actually lose a wheel down some holes. Good on an MTB!

    For geology-ically minded - they have a problem with some sort of slippy clay movement but the council should have a larger budget than the £20 a year they seem to spend!

  • First Ride: Look 675 - Fast, comfortable… integrated1 year 21 weeks agoThank god I can't afford it !

    Thank god I can't afford it !

  • Alexandre Vinokourov's Olympic-winning bike sells for $243,0001 year 21 weeks ago'“I hope that some of them

    '“I hope that some of them will become champions, not necessarily in sport, but in their own lives. They should be strong in spirit and fight to the end! And in this case they will win,” he added.'

    ...but if you've had a bad day, nip off to a dodgy doctor and have your blood topped up?

    I hope the money gets to where it's needed but I can't help thinking that sending the bike to the crushers would have been better.

  • Easy Target?1 year 21 weeks agoTo be honest, having read the

    To be honest, having read the article it doesn't sound like a 'crack down'. More like the MEN making a big thing out of a small number of fines handed down in 2009(!). 251 people fined in an area as large as Greater Manchester over a whole year isn't a particularly large number. That's less than one person a day in an area which covers 493 square miles and is home to 2.68 million people (thanks Wikipedia). Sounds like the MEN were looking to do a follow up story after reporting on one woman's 'campaign' and embelished the facts slightly. Either that or they have an axe to grind against cyclists.

  • Perhaps one of the worst cases of driver abuse I've seen1 year 21 weeks agoperhaps he was just showing

    perhaps he was just showing his appreciation?

  • Sussex Police seek cyclist who launched "ride by" attack on another rider in Newhaven1 year 21 weeks agoIsn't it about time that some

    Isn't it about time that some definitions for humans on bicycles were laid down, especially on cycling websites?

    Here's a start:
    'Cyclist': person on a bike who has an adequate level of competence for the type of riding they are undertaking and respect for humanity, safety of others and rules of the road.

    'Moronic thug on a (probably) stolen bicycle': see article above

    I wish the unfortunate 'cyclist' a speedy recovery and hope the 'moronic thug on a (probably) stolen bicycle' is caught and receives punishment which makes the victim feel they have had proper redress.

    P.S. Similar definitions to be drawn up for 'people behind the wheels of motor vehicles' please!

  • Melbourne considers elevated 'Veloway' for cyclists +video1 year 21 weeks agoI think pedal-powered

    I think pedal-powered helicopters are the way ahead for the cycling masses and the answer to the problems of bicycle/car interactions on the roads.

  • Melbourne considers elevated 'Veloway' for cyclists +video1 year 21 weeks agohandlebarcam wrote:It's

    handlebarcam wrote:
    It's almost as if all these local politicians haven't even seen the "Marge versus the Monorail" episode of The Simpsons. Either that or they have and think we haven't.

    Laughing

    Indeed. And have they thought how riders who wanted to go somewhere halfway along this bike path in the sky - like popping into a shop or dropping in on a friend - would get off it? Bungee? Parachute?

  • Melbourne considers elevated 'Veloway' for cyclists +video1 year 21 weeks agoOhmigosh another stupid

    Ohmigosh another stupid sci-fi solution to a problem that can already be solved by existing technology.

    Put this in with MagLev trains, monorails, personal jetpacks and flying cars.

  • WORLDS ITT1 year 21 weeks agoive got two teams atm one

    ive got two teams atm

    one with martin and one without

    Basically will Martin, Tuft and Chitouri (something like that)

    outscore

    Velits, Meyer and Gretsch Thinking

    Chavanel, Phinney, Larsson and Westra have not been considered for my team, mainly due to cost compared to similar riders that could do just as well based on form etc

  • Melbourne considers elevated 'Veloway' for cyclists +video1 year 21 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:I think this is

    Gkam84 wrote:
    I think this is the sort out "outside the box" thinking that is needed.

    The problem being that cyclist's do not have the road space in some places to make it very safe to cycle there.

    Then get the £ü0kin' cars off the road. They're the ones that waste space.

    That's thinking outside the box.

  • Easy Target?1 year 21 weeks agodrheaton wrote:I'd argue that

    drheaton wrote:
    I'd argue that the police forces around the country, and particularly in metropolitan areas, are already pretty stretched and after losing front line officers as a result of the coalition cuts they're even more stretched than before.

    They just don't have the capacity to deal with 'non-serious' crime as much as we, and most likely they, would like. Unfortunately traffic police seems to have been easier for forces to cut than beat officers, serious crime, drugs and other high profile areas. It's also likely that the 'why don't you catch proper criminals' attitude of the public towards traffic police has helped make that decision easier for the forces to implement. If you're going to have to cut an area of your force, it's easier to cut the least popular one.

    It's difficult to criticise the police (my dad's a policeman) in this because in most cases they do the best job that they can. What officers they have are targeted in areas that either a) require it most or b) are most likely to have a long lasting effect. Sadly traffic incidents that don't result in serious injury or death fall outside both of these as they're a lower priority for forces and any action the police take isn't likely to have long lasting effects when the general culture of driving is so poor.

    all that being the case, why bother with pavement cyclists?

  • Cycle campaigner proposes 'London Drive to Work Day'1 year 21 weeks agoLike it or not, the presence

    Like it or not, the presence of the media, and the rate at which cycling is increasing makes London important for the rest of us. It drives perceptions outside the capital, as well as informing much of the stuff that ends up as national policy. If London can't get cycling right, sadly the rest of us have sod all chance.

    I ride mostly in Crewe/Manchester, but I think events in London are important to the rest of us.

  • Updated: Police seek silver van in Spalding hit and run investigation1 year 21 weeks agoIn the incident I described

    In the incident I described above the driver got 3 years; but this was after a private prosecution funded by the "Campaign against drinking and driving".

  • New Transport Secretary: Speeding kills, and road safety is my priority1 year 21 weeks agoMr Will

    Mr Will wrote:
    AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!

    Speed does not kill. Speed limits do not (by themselves) improve safety. Speed enforcement is not the answer.

    Poor driving kills, but poor driving cannot be identified by number on a stick or policed by a yellow box.

    Someone who can't perform the relatively simple task of maintaining a speed appropriate to the conditions & law affecting the road they're driving on is unlikely to be a "good" driver though, surely?

  • Easy Target?1 year 21 weeks agoI'd argue that the police

    I'd argue that the police forces around the country, and particularly in metropolitan areas, are already pretty stretched and after losing front line officers as a result of the coalition cuts they're even more stretched than before.

    They just don't have the capacity to deal with 'non-serious' crime as much as we, and most likely they, would like. Unfortunately traffic police seems to have been easier for forces to cut than beat officers, serious crime, drugs and other high profile areas. It's also likely that the 'why don't you catch proper criminals' attitude of the public towards traffic police has helped make that decision easier for the forces to implement. If you're going to have to cut an area of your force, it's easier to cut the least popular one.

    It's difficult to criticise the police (my dad's a policeman) in this because in most cases they do the best job that they can. What officers they have are targeted in areas that either a) require it most or b) are most likely to have a long lasting effect. Sadly traffic incidents that don't result in serious injury or death fall outside both of these as they're a lower priority for forces and any action the police take isn't likely to have long lasting effects when the general culture of driving is so poor.

  • New Transport Secretary: Speeding kills, and road safety is my priority1 year 21 weeks agoEnforcement is the key.

    Enforcement is the key. Another Transport Secretary, another set of claims that will not be met by someone who will be shifted into another role within 12 months. Will the police get the investment required for the staffing to allow the enforcement that is needed? Umm, no. Will there be a concerted road safety awareness effort to highlight the risks to vulnerable road users (cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians) posed by inattentive and aggressive driving? Will there be a campaign of tackling the cause of accidents, bad driving, rather than trying to apply a sticking plaster over the effects and blaming the victim by suggesting that high viz or helmet use would save lives? No, I doubt it.

    Like I said, another minister, another set of grandiose claims. I give him 12 months at most.