- DfT launches road sign consultation - with strong focus on cycling infrastructure1 year 3 weeks agoSome good ideas, but they
Some good ideas, but they seem to have forgotten that ASLs were designed to assist cyclists turning right, and were never supposed to encourage the positioning of cyclists going straight on, directly in front of drivers also heading straight on. And judging by the excited jostling that we witness at many ASLs, a concept that cyclists also find difficult to grasp.
They should paint a line in each ASL, parallel to the kerb, and about four feet from the kerb, to separate the ASL box into two areas, one for straight on and one for turning right, with fixed penalties for cyclists using the "right turn box" and then cycling straight on.
Obviously not a popular idea on this forum, but probably the single most cost effective improvement to road safety we can make at the moment.
- Tour-de-Romandie-stage-31 year 3 weeks agoarsene wrote:Looks like I gotarsene wrote:
Looks like I got the break all wrong.
Yes I expected some better climbers in there as well, but I guess they are all within a minute or two on GC so they weren't prepared to let anyone dangerous go. Glad Fumeaux isn't in as I nearly picked him and changed my mind at the last minute to accommodate Frank...
- Podium boys and equal prize money for women’s race at Tour de France finale in Paris1 year 3 weeks agoAlthough it is a difficult
Although it is a difficult one, it is all about the ceremony, every time you remove something from the podium presentation, the less it feels like an occasion.
I know we're all more interested in watching the race, but to step onto the top of a podium with all the pomp and ceremony should be a pretty special experience, worthy of the effort you've put in, both on the day and in the years of hard work and sacrifice. Most Pro's don't see that top step very often. The podium girls are an integral part of this ceremony, along with the flowers, trophies etc.
If you take too much away, it'll end up like a circuit race at Castle Combe, where everyone just goes home afterwards and waits for the results to pop up on BC.
- Video: Sussex Police use CCTV footage of motorist knocking 12-year-old girl off bike in safety campaign1 year 3 weeks ago700c, There is evidence that
700c, There is evidence that daytime running lights have an adverse effect on the safety of less visible road users. It's harder to make out things that are beside a light in your field of vision. Though, those were when daytime lights on cars tended to be dipped beams - while the DRL on many moderns cars today are a set of lower intensity LEDs.
- A thoroughly good cove1 year 3 weeks agoThe victim blaming, sports
The victim blaming, sports car loving planet murdering public schoolboy that he is.
(See, I'm coming around to the roadcc way of thinking)
- A thoroughly good cove1 year 3 weeks agoI for one agree with Mr Hoy
I for one agree with Mr Hoy
- Cambridge Tour de France road closures a "nightmare" says councillor1 year 3 weeks ago@3cylinder, good post.
@3cylinder, good post.
Why can so many of 'us' cyclists not understand locals being upset about disruption to business, trade, travel and access?
To simply brand them 'NIMBY's' is uncompromising and shows complete lack of empathy or understanding of another view.
Sure, I'd be delighted if it went past my house or work, but I completely understand people not being happy with extensive and lengthy closures throughout a busy weekday.we can't all take the day off to watch it!
- Met says thieves target mass-market commuting bikes - because they are easier to sell1 year 3 weeks agoNeil753 wrote:If you've got aNeil753 wrote:
If you've got a carbon frame, consider dropping one of these down your seat tube or steerer column. The signal gets picked up by the nearest phone (maybe even the thief's phone ) and then you get an alert on your phone as to the whereabouts of your pride and joy. Clever concept.
That looks really interesting, although it only works with Apple phones, and you have to replace it each year when the batteries run out.
Fantastic idea though, I really like the idea you can mark something as stolen and everybody gets an alert when they're near it.
- Tour-de-Romandie-stage-31 year 3 weeks agoLooks like I got the break
Looks like I got the break all wrong.
- Tour-de-Romandie-stage-31 year 3 weeks agoFroome, Nibali, Spilak,
Froome, Nibali, Spilak, Talansky, Uran, Rui Costa should be the strongest today.
But also Pinot and the Tinkoff riders (Majka, Roche) seem to be in great shape.
Zoidl is a good option too considering his price.
Atapuma, Preidler, Roy, Voeckler, M.Wyss and Tschopp, maybe Fumeaux my picks for the break.
- New Forest presents draft charter for cycling events1 year 3 weeks agoWill the draft charter also
Will the draft charter also bind the locals, to stop them throwing tacks on the public highway?
- dhb launch Goldline summer clothing range1 year 3 weeks agoStill not badly priced! DBH
Still not badly priced! DBH is a winner
- Video: Sussex Police use CCTV footage of motorist knocking 12-year-old girl off bike in safety campaign1 year 3 weeks ago@700c:
I don't think I was
I don't think I was making a call for peer-reviewed research.
My point was that hi-viz and/or lighting that can paint a drone strike from space are both useless unless motorists also **pay f-ing attention**.
I agree, maybe they'd help - and, as I said, I wear hi-viz when its not a bright day - but in the case of that particular video, I really don't believe that they would have.
That is all.
- DfT launches road sign consultation - with strong focus on cycling infrastructure1 year 3 weeks agostill no priority over
still no priority over sidestreets and entrances though...
- Tour-de-Romandie-stage-31 year 3 weeks agoTwitter has an 8-man break
Twitter has an 8-man break with a lead of over a minute - no-one in the break that many people will have in their team though...
- A thoroughly good cove1 year 3 weeks agoYes, he's wrong on this,
Yes, he's wrong on this, assuming he was reported accurately. I don't have to "earn" the right to have my safety respected, and my right to safety is not dependent on anyone else's behaviour.
In Scotland, motorists are responsible for 95% of accidents caused by ignoring traffic lights, but I don't hear anyone saying drivers need to earn respect.
- Cambridge Tour de France road closures a "nightmare" says councillor1 year 3 weeks agoI'm looking forward to the
I'm looking forward to the stage passing the place where I work, I expected that the center of Cambridge would be 'down' for a good chunk of time, but even I was surprised by the timing of the road closures that cover the semi-busy route south of Cambridge. http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/info/20020/cycling/470/tour_de_france_2.... There are a bunch of businesses on that route that won't be accessible from 7am onwards, so effectively most probably have to close for the day, and you can't expect them to be happy about that. (unlike me!)
I'm a cyclist, I'm aware of the tour caravan that precedes the race and the way the race takes over places in France, but explaining to someone who isn't aware of this history/significance that the roads are closed from 7am for a race that will zip past in seconds more than five hours later is a toughie
- dhb launch Goldline summer clothing range1 year 3 weeks agoNo.
Have had the jersey for a
Have had the jersey for a few weeks and it's fantastic.
- Video: Sussex Police use CCTV footage of motorist knocking 12-year-old girl off bike in safety campaign1 year 3 weeks agoOh and new cars come with
Oh and new cars come with running lights now don't they? So I don't think there's an onus only on cyclists..
- Video: Sussex Police use CCTV footage of motorist knocking 12-year-old girl off bike in safety campaign1 year 3 weeks ago@Kiwimike @Brooksby..
On the subject of 'hi viz'
Do you need a peer reviewed scientific study to believe that making yourself more visible on the road as a cyclist is a good idea?
If you do, then you'll never get it, I don't think -as it's impossible to compare situations where accidents and human error occur with situations where they don't under controlled conditions for the same population
Each to his own, but why would you wilfully ignore common sense?. We all know roads are dangerous, right? May as well do what you can, in my view. Accusations of victim blaming and taking the moral high ground should not happen at the expense of your own safety.
Agreed that nothing can be done about the driver who doesn't look! And punishments should be made far harsher, and don't get me started on infrastructure! But all this notwithstanding..
- A thoroughly good cove1 year 3 weeks agoSeems like a lovely bloke,
Seems like a lovely bloke, true, but he does need to be pulled up on the "respect needs to be earned" line. It's just plain wrong, and repeating it does cycling harm too.
Bez puts it far better than I ever could:
- Trek launch Domane 6.9 Disc (there's a Domane 4.0 Disc too)1 year 3 weeks agoCannot recommend discs and
Cannot recommend discs and wide rims enough; I recorded my second fastest ever descent down from Christmas Common last night.. in biblical rain with water sheeting across the road. The truly gifted may not need discs, but for the rest of us they make a very noticeable difference!
- Proper Purist Classics - pick your Ardennes teams1 year 3 weeks agoIs Lombardia not in the
Is Lombardia not in the Ardennes? Sits back waiting for Purito to win it by a 5 mins
- Trek launch Domane 6.9 Disc (there's a Domane 4.0 Disc too)1 year 3 weeks agoLooks cracking to me (bar the
Looks cracking to me (bar the shitty front cabling). Wonder if they'll still do the 4 series frame-set on Project One ?
- dhb launch Goldline summer clothing range1 year 3 weeks agoIs he ninja look starting to
Is he ninja look starting to look a bit dated these days?