• Tough policing and cyclist education leads to 8% drop in bike thefts in Islington1 year 6 weeks agoBike thefts are down so lets

    Bike thefts are down so lets all find fault

  • Surrey County Council accused of signing five year Prudential RideLondon London-Surrey 100 deal 'in secret'1 year 6 weeks agoNice, four more chances to

    Nice, four more chances to get in again. Executive decisions for once means not listening to a whining class of nimbys.

  • Videos: Team pursuit golds for GB on Track World Cup Day 11 year 6 weeks agoFirst the Ashes now this. The

    First the Ashes now this. The UK CRUSH the Australians again. Eat your hearts out Gold Diggers.

  • Just In: Cannondale Quick Carbon 21 year 6 weeks agotony_farrelly wrote:BBB

    tony_farrelly wrote:
    BBB wrote:
    “...blurs the line between upright recreational comfort and thrilling road bike speed...”

    Comfortable (upright) position doesn't help with riding at "thrilling" road bike speeds. Wink

    You can't go fast on a road bike riding on the hoods?

    You can.

  • Which bike? With a twist... I'd like some female input ideally!1 year 6 weeks agoHave you looked at the

    Have you looked at the Raleigh range. My cousin bought something similar to what you have described, and she has been happy with it.

  • Tour of Flanders1 year 6 weeks agoTake shoes you can walk in -

    Take shoes you can walk in - so many riders walking on the Koppenberg smearing mud all over the stones makes passage near impossible.

  • Tough policing and cyclist education leads to 8% drop in bike thefts in Islington1 year 6 weeks agoI hate to be a Neddy

    I hate to be a Neddy Negativity but locking up just two bike thieves can have a significant impact on crime figures in terms of a percentage.
    They can nick one or two bikes a day so, in theory, over the course of a year two thieves can nick nearly 1000 bikes. Take them out of the equation and an 8% reduction in one small geographical area looks like a rather meagre reduction in crime.
    This 8% reduction could be down to one arrest.
    Hardly Judge Dread is it?

  • Bikes banned from Sheffield-Rotherham trams in a blow for integrated transport1 year 6 weeks agoPlease note: Last I time went

    Please note: Last I time went on the Hamburg S Bahn, it was not allowed to bring a bike during rush hour (6-9 am and 5-7 pm). For that reason I usually travel with a bag to turn the bike into carry on luggage:

    http://innercitymobility.blogspot.de/2012/02/essential-travel-gear-part-...

    Some more pictures of Hamburg:

    http://innercitymobility.blogspot.de/2012/10/icm-hamburg.html

  • Bikes banned from Sheffield-Rotherham trams in a blow for integrated transport1 year 6 weeks agoTfL commissioned a report

    TfL commissioned a report from TTK - world repute as tram specialists concerning cycle carriage on Croydon Tramlink in 2007 - report concluded a trial should be taken forward (unofficially bikes to go on trams) report remains in drawer somewhere at TfL 6 years later - no action.

    TfL DLR has since August been running a trial on cycle carriage. The lack of any reports suggest that this is generally working OK. The Tram Train vehicles are an extension of 7 trams to a larger order for another system - where the same vehicles will carry cycles. Croydon's new trams are a model also made for Bergen, where cycles are carried, and some of the Bergen trams were delivered to Croydon to get them in place for testing and driver training....

    First the laugh then they hate then you win?

  • Bikes banned from Sheffield-Rotherham trams in a blow for integrated transport1 year 6 weeks agoJust been to Hamburg and you

    Just been to Hamburg and you can take bikes on S Bahn, U Bahn and even on some buses.
    This isnt a logistical/ safety issue - its a cultural issue.

  • bike accident1 year 6 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:Get in touch

    Gkam84 wrote:
    Get in touch with your insurance, if you are not insured, why not?

    Get a reference number from the police.

    Did the driver stop? If not, make sure the police chase them up.

    Not much else you can do, take it easy and recover

    Having recently had a close shave on a round a bout myself i really should get insurence sorted out ,any reccs? or bargains insurence wise i should look out for?

  • Cyclocross bike shortlist for a newbie!1 year 6 weeks agoBig dave reviewed the Arkose

    Big dave reviewed the Arkose and liked it a lot.

    http://road.cc/content/review/90686-pinnacle-arkose-three

    I've got a Boardman CX Team which is an excellent bike - one of the raciest positions of the CX bikes I've tried which I like a lot, but some might prefer something a bit more upright. It's served brilliantly in commuting, touring, road and off-road applications, so I guess I'm endorsing your choice of a CX ... with just a change of tyres you've got so much flexibility in one bike.

    Norco looks quite well specced for the money - can't find a figure on weight - there's quite a bit of variation in this price band, so if that's important to you, try and find out.

    I've tried the Trek Crossrip and found it underwhelming. The Tricross has a lot of fans - not heard much wrong with it (although Sora for £900 isn't that exciting).

    Bear in mind that not all CX bikes have rack/mudguard mounts. This was important for me, may not be for you.

    If weight isn't important (say you live somewhere fairly flat) but weatherproof low-maintenance toughness is, the Genesis Day One Alfine 8 would be an interesting left-field choice.

  • Surrey County Council accused of signing five year Prudential RideLondon London-Surrey 100 deal 'in secret'1 year 6 weeks agoI am one of Hazel Watson's

    I am one of Hazel Watson's constituents and I get her newsletter shoved through my door, in which she comes across as anti-cycling and as a typical point-scoring politician, more interested in getting elected than making things better. The only time I have asked her for help (with a dangerously short-phased traffic light in Dorking on NCR 22 which could have resulted in injury or worse) I was ignored. The local Conservative councillor helped to get the light phasing changed within weeks.

    I will never vote for her.

  • Cyclocross bike shortlist for a newbie!1 year 6 weeks agoI recomend the Ridley

    I recomend the Ridley Crossbow, I have one and find it is a great all round bike, thoughly recomended. Cool

  • Bikes outsell cars across Europe1 year 6 weeks agoWell I bought a new bike

    Well I bought a new bike earlier this year.

  • Video: Helmet-cam cyclist busts driver eating cereal at 30mph1 year 6 weeks agodafyddp wrote:once watched a

    dafyddp wrote:
    once watched a driver, at a junction, talking on her mobile while her excited dog jumped from her knee onto the passenger seat and back again.

    Wasn't me was it?

    I had a dog half out of the rear passenger's window on the A2 at 25mph staring at me.

  • Tough policing and cyclist education leads to 8% drop in bike thefts in Islington1 year 6 weeks agoHmm. All we actually know is

    Hmm. All we actually know is that reports of bikes being stolen are down 10%. That might happen if enough folk thought the police were so ineffective it wasn't worth bothering to report.

  • Just In: Cannondale Quick Carbon 21 year 6 weeks agotony_farrelly wrote:BBB

    tony_farrelly wrote:
    BBB wrote:
    “...blurs the line between upright recreational comfort and thrilling road bike speed...”

    Comfortable (upright) position doesn't help with riding at "thrilling" road bike speeds. Wink

    You can't go fast on a road bike riding on the hoods?

    Hoods on average road bike will be still placed lower than the (1" riser) handlebar on this bike and will allow more aero position with bent arms.

  • Cyclocross bike shortlist for a newbie!1 year 6 weeks agosodit wrote:I have got to

    sodit wrote:
    I have got to mention Specialized Tricross Sport. But get the 2011 model they are still around for £700 ish. With a 30/32 low gear you will get up anything, sorry no disc brakes, Tiagra (9s speed) levers and front derailleur, triple crank set, deore lx rear derailleur they were £1000 new in 2011 and still new ones out there.
    Oh did I mention I have owned one for a year and think its great so I am biased. Cool

    I too have a Specialized Tricross Sport (2010) and I love it. It's a truly fantastic machine, fits me like a glove, is almost unnaturally comfortable and I can go EVERYWHERE on it ... forever.

    I'd buy another in a heartbeat although I would go for the disc brakes with the latest models.

    Btw, you can pick up decent 2010 models on EBay for £400-450 nowadays.

    There is actually a reason why Specialized have become the world's biggest bike manufacturer over the last 30 years. It's because of the bikes they make.

  • Video: Helmet-cam cyclist busts driver eating cereal at 30mph1 year 6 weeks agoI bought a BMW to try to drag

    I bought a BMW to try to drag them back down towards the norm.

    Micras are definitely the worst. Driven by people who 'can't drive a big car', i.e. can't drive.

  • Just In: Cannondale Quick Carbon 21 year 6 weeks agoBBB wrote:“...blurs the line

    BBB wrote:
    “...blurs the line between upright recreational comfort and thrilling road bike speed...”

    Comfortable (upright) position doesn't help with riding at "thrilling" road bike speeds. Wink

    You can't go fast on a road bike riding on the hoods?

  • London cyclist deaths and injuries up as TfL commissioner Peter Hendy suggests flashing lights for all cyclists1 year 6 weeks agoSeems a bit impolite and rude

    Seems a bit impolite and rude to call it a bullshit statement purely because you may not agree with it, but no hum I'm new here and maybe its the norm. Hope not.

    Having driven abroad ( albeit not particularly extensively, just various bits of Greece and SA) I'd say that their driving is different to the driving I tended to see in my bit of the UK.

    Like many other aspects of multiculturism I can't help but think that different attitudes to road use and vehicle safety remain with people when they come to another country.

  • Cycling Mags1 year 6 weeks agoIf you compare a 25 year old

    If you compare a 25 year old copy of Cycling Weekly, with the latest copy, the big difference is the word count. Lots of extra large pics of products, together with plenty of "white space", doesn't offer the same value for money as publications of yesteryear, where enigmatic accounts of all manner of cycling exploits filled the burgeoning pages, written by reporters who could make even a domestic time trial sound quite exciting.

    But with today's "padded out" style that is so common, race reports seem quite often to be written by people who've just watched the telly, product reviews invariably give scores of 8/10, and those endless full page ads for sportives.....

    I was one of those kids, way back in the 70s, who eagerly pedalled down to the newsagents for my copy of "the comic", but now I prefer to buy 20-30 cycling related books each year, and surf the net.

  • Just in: Spylamp1 year 6 weeks agoI wouldn't buy this device

    I wouldn't buy this device because is not built well. It doesn't work properly and the support people are not professional enough even though is not a cheap device. I want to share my experience with SpyLamp 2.

    I ordered SpyLamp around May, I'm located in Canada so I guessed that was going to take some time for it to arrive.

    First took like 3 weeks just to get a tracking number after I paid I have to mention that to get it I needed to contact them. They apologize with the excuse that they were changing mail carriers. So finally I got a tracking number after almost a month of paying.

    I finally received the device on July. I left it charging and went to buy a SIM card to test it, I noticed that every time I disconnected it was turning off. I gave a couple of tries and the device was not working.

    I contacted support again and they said the battery was not working and that they will send a battery so I disassemble the bad one and assemble the new one. Kinda weird but there you go another waiting.

    Is October and never got anything. I think I was very patient but I realize that was time to contact them again. They said that they sent the battery since July and that they assumed that I got it and everything was fine (btw the assumption means no tracking number again). I let them know that I never got it. I asked for my refund because more than 5 months passed. Since then they ignore my messages and I haven't heard back from them again.

    So you guys think about it before buying a device that is useless and expensive.

    Thanks
    Juan

  • Just In: Cannondale Quick Carbon 21 year 6 weeks ago“...blurs the line between

    “...blurs the line between upright recreational comfort and thrilling road bike speed...”

    Comfortable (upright) position doesn't help with riding at "thrilling" road bike speeds. Wink