• Police refer Emma Way "#bloodycyclists" case to Crown Prosecution Service1 year 8 weeks agoPolice can refer but the CPS

    Police can refer but the CPS can still decline to take it up or pursue the lesser charge of ‘who cares it’s only a cyclist’. Still not holding my breath.

  • Hundreds fined as police clamp down on anti-social cycling Manchester1 year 8 weeks agoGood - hope they do the same

    Good - hope they do the same in Bristol.

    Too many cyclists seem to think the law doesn't apply to them and ride like inconsiderate idiots as they don't expect reprecussions. They irritate and endager other road users, who then tar anyone on a bike with the 'bloody cyclists' label, and think nothing of driving too close to us, cutting us up etc as 'all cyclists break the laws, so why should I care about them'

    (they should also be nailing drivers who drive poorly, RLJ and encroach on Advanced Stop Boxes as well)

  • Hundreds fined as police clamp down on anti-social cycling Manchester1 year 8 weeks agoActium wrote:This really

    Actium wrote:
    This really makes my piss boil. This stupid "cyclists don't even realise they're being dangerous" nonsense. Cars kill about 2000 every year, can't be bothered looking up the figure, no doubt someone will correct me. Cyclists kill between none and three per year and car drivers are foound to be wholly responsible in about 80% of fatalities and serious injuries. And yet plod are trying to tell us they WE are the dangerous ones! Angry Aaaarrrrrrgghhhhhhhh Angry

    I bet the 'Police Commissioner' thought it was a great idea!

  • Flipping the Bird1 year 8 weeks agoTo be fair, if I have a day

    To be fair, if I have a day on my commute when I don't encounter uncallef for abuse/random acts of endangering/contempt from vehicles it is a rare day

  • Police refer Emma Way "#bloodycyclists" case to Crown Prosecution Service1 year 8 weeks agoBlimey!!! I may have to take

    Blimey!!! I may have to take back my childish comment posted elsewhere! Maybe there is justice..... but the riders story? He went over the bonnet, through a hedge and still stayed up right? Was that what he said?

  • Hundreds fined as police clamp down on anti-social cycling Manchester1 year 8 weeks agoThis really makes my piss

    This really makes my piss boil. This stupid "cyclists don't even realise they're being dangerous" nonsense. Cars kill about 2000 every year, can't be bothered looking up the figure, no doubt someone will correct me. Cyclists kill between none and three per year and car drivers are foound to be wholly responsible in about 80% of fatalities and serious injuries. And yet plod are trying to tell us they WE are the dangerous ones! Angry Aaaarrrrrrgghhhhhhhh Angry

  • Tour De France - 3 point Fillers1 year 8 weeks agoWhat was the ruling on

    What was the ruling on picking 3.0 riders that aren't on the startlist?

  • Price inflation1 year 8 weeks agodrheaton wrote:Lutsenko

    drheaton wrote:
    Lutsenko hasn't raced much so yes scored 35 points in not many stages meaning his per-stage points averages is relatively high. The same probably applies to Levaret and Amador. Lavaret in particular, because he's pro-conti level, will have raced little in the game during the last 12 months.

    The game has a minimum number of stages in place for the average so there is some smoothing involved and it tries to avoid spikes for riders who've not competed much but in the end there are always going to be riders like that and, in fairness, that should be the case.

    If a new rider, someone like Bouhanni last year, bursts onto the scene not having raced any fantasy races, his value should spike because he's bagging points and he started out at a relatively low price. Forcing his price down artificially makes him cheaper than how his talent should be valued and you end up with the opposite situation. Riders being undervalued.

    Betancur is the prime example this season....3.0 credits earlier in the season.

  • Hundreds fined as police clamp down on anti-social cycling Manchester1 year 8 weeks agoUsing a mobile phone whilst

    Using a mobile phone whilst riding isn't even illegal, are they making up laws?

  • Purist Tour de France 20131 year 8 weeks agoHere is my team, called If I

    Here is my team, called
    If I have To Watch It I May As Well Have A Team.

    pick basis,"I'll just divide up the points as evenly as possible from near the middle of the list with names I have heard of."

    Samuel Dumoulin
    Rein Taaramae
    Thomas De Gendt
    Andrey Amador
    Jon Izaguirre Insausti
    Kanstantin Siutsou
    Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas
    Rohan Dennis
    Andy Schleck

    I'm The Fat Cylist's wife BTW. First time doing this.

  • Hundreds fined as police clamp down on anti-social cycling Manchester1 year 8 weeks agoAnd what is the cyclist

    And what is the cyclist saying to the officer?
    Yes, my name Michael Mouse, 69, Disneyland Terrace, Fixieville, FU1 1TT

  • Hundreds fined as police clamp down on anti-social cycling Manchester1 year 8 weeks ago“When cyclists runs a red

    “When cyclists runs a red light it is usually inconvenient, when a driver does it is downright dangerous.”

    This kind of nonsense doesn't do cycling any favours.

    It is usually inconvenient and always dangerous, regardless of vehicle. End of. Implying it's not dangerous when cyclists do it is ridiculous and out of touch.

  • Purist Tour de France 20131 year 8 weeks agoHaving looked at the profile

    Having looked at the profile I break it down as:

    Flat - 6 stages
    Medium mountains - 6 stages
    High mountains - 6 stages (of which 4 are Summit Finishes)
    Team TT - 1 stage
    Individual TT - 2 stages

    So, more than usually, it's pretty finely balanced between the sprinters, hard-men and climbers which makes this year's purist league really exciting because any number of combinations could come out on top.

    My usual tactic is to load up on GC guys because of the jersey bonuses and fact that they're reliable top 10 guys in the mountains but actually, there are only 4 summits this year making that tactic a bit rubbish. Instead I reckon I'll follow the course and pick a balanced team of sprinters and climbers.

    The big question is, Sagan or not? I can have two of Sagan, Cavendish and Froome but I don't know what the best combo will be, my gut says that on stage wins alone Froome/Cav is the best bet but Sagan will be up there on the flat and winning in the hills...

  • Hundreds fined as police clamp down on anti-social cycling Manchester1 year 8 weeks agosfichele wrote:Fines for RLJ

    sfichele wrote:
    Fines for RLJ I have no problem with. But fines for "weaving dangerously", have they been fining cyclists for legally filtering through traffic?

    It wouldn't shock me, after all we all know their attitude seems to be motorists can do what they like and riders are easy targets when they need funds.

  • Purist Tour de France 20131 year 8 weeks agostumps wrote:chrisdstripes

    stumps wrote:
    chrisdstripes wrote:
    Happy to reveal my existing team as a) I might still change it and b) its not like its going to give anyone any ideas they hadn't already thought of - probably only one or two unpopular picks. Panicked about having no GC guys and changed it at the last minute - trying to defend top ten in overall purist...

    Sagan
    Froome
    Talansky
    Kittel
    Garcia
    Hoogerland
    Le Mevel
    El Fares
    Palacios

    Feel free to critique!

    I started off with Sagan and Cav in my team - got neither now Thinking

    Kittel is a surprise he normally bottles it and packs in unless i'm thinking of someone else. Good team though, you should do well.

    That's the impression I always have with Kittel.....flaky but fast when in the mood.....more of a stage 1 rider for standard team's

    My purists are shaping ip like this:

    Cavendish
    Sagan
    Dennis
    Jeannesson
    Hoogerland
    LeMevel
    Cunego
    Gadret
    Schleck

    I think not having Quintana is probably my main headache.

  • Specialized S-Works Evade aero helmet launched1 year 8 weeks agowant one but as usual it's

    want one Crying but as usual it's the price that's the sticking point

  • Hundreds fined as police clamp down on anti-social cycling Manchester1 year 8 weeks agoIs this some sort of

    Is this some sort of joke?
    "segregated cycle lanes along parts of Oxford Road as part of its Bus Priority scheme"
    Does this mean you will get run over by a bus, taxi or a dick ignoring the signs instead of another type of vehicle?

  • Hundreds fined as police clamp down on anti-social cycling Manchester1 year 8 weeks agoFines for RLJ I have no

    Fines for RLJ I have no problem with. But fines for "weaving dangerously", have they been fining cyclists for legally filtering through traffic?

  • Hundreds fined as police clamp down on anti-social cycling Manchester1 year 8 weeks agoEasy money again it seems.

    Easy money again it seems.

  • Hundreds fined as police clamp down on anti-social cycling Manchester1 year 8 weeks ago“We are in favour of taking

    “We are in favour of taking action against people who cycle poorly and anti-socially, but we don’t see an equivalent crackdown on drivers.

    Easy target, ignore the real problem.

    RLJing etc should not be ignored but fining a cyclist £80 seems disproportionate when we read all too often that drivers that kill or injure people avoid a ban and pay a paltry fine.

    The latest road stats are in the news today. The father of Sam Harding, who was killed on Holloway Road in London, was interviewed on BBC Breakfast this morning about how the legal system didn't work. The driver who caused his death was fined £80 and 3 points.

    http://road.cc/content/news/72113-motorist-found-not-guilty-manslaughter...

    Do the police conduct any 'rider education' at events like the Manchester sportive that bikeboy was due to ride?

  • Tour de France game - Pick three Frenchmen1 year 8 weeks agoVoeckler Vichot Le Mevel

    Voeckler
    Vichot
    Le Mevel

  • W**kers 'R' us?1 year 8 weeks agoJust a quick 'bump'.... I

    Just a quick 'bump'.... I know cycling is a tough sport but why does abuse have to be part of the formula?

  • The future of Britain’s transport? More roads1 year 8 weeks agoCotterPin wrote:swelbo

    CotterPin wrote:
    swelbo wrote:
    haha..what a joke.

    Is there a reason why every road they build can't have a cycle lane attached?

    Is that what should happen now? I know that the new road into Weymouth built in time for the Olympics last year included cycle tracks. Should this be the case for all new road building?

    why not

  • Purist Tour de France 20131 year 8 weeks agodrheaton wrote:I reckon I've

    drheaton wrote:
    I reckon I've narrowed it down, my choice is either:

    1) Pinot, Bono, Fischer, Mederel OR
    2) De Gendt, Schleck, Rasmussen, Gutierrez

    Under 1 I reckon I'd score heavily with Pinot as he's a GC and White jersey contender plus likely to feature in the mountains but none of the others would score significantly.

    Under 2 De Gendt could do well as he's targetting the overall in this race and Schleck... well Schleck could do anything. Rasmussen must be targetting the Team and two Individual time trials and Gutierrez is Movistar so likely to pick up points in the TTT too.

    Thoughts?

    Ramussen's not riding which means the Barbed Wire King comes into play.....and my team looks way different to most of those hinted at here with no GC guys at all(unless you count Dennis The Menace!!).

  • Bottle throwers1 year 8 weeks agoAnd now there are 3... that

    And now there are 3... that is recent threads written by cyclists who have been abused for no reason, other than getting into some idiots way (see my thread W***ers 'r' us).