That utter PR bullshit from those criminals would be funny if it wasnt so utterley cynical and disgusting
250 million? ha ha,compared with last years bonus pool of 2.4 billion to a few hundred embezzlers within that bent criminal institution on top of the 290 million fine they had to pay for 'misselling PPI'

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/apr/24/barclays-agm-protests-sh...

I wouldnt extend much sympathy to Barclays or any of these cretinous filthy embezzling institutions,they couldnt give a shit if we live or die,just keep us living in a perpetual state of fear and in penury and in threat of losing our homes whilst they squirrel away stolen money into complexed offshore havens and trust funds
To hell with Barclays and this stupid dumb ill thought out stunt,why couldnt they do the course on Choppers?why give publicity to scum who couldnt give a shit about Cancer sufferers
if you want to swallow the blurb about investing 250 million(peanuts) into disadvantaged young people 'around the world' ha ha,thats your perogative,i can tell you now its bullshit PR BS to get them off the hook for their heinous crimes,they should all be facing lengthy prison sentences for what they hve done
its sickness utter sickness

  • Video: Boris Bikes v Le Tour de France stage 11 year 4 weeks agoNot to rain on your parade

    Not to rain on your parade but I think you mean PPI (payment protection insurance), not PIP (personal independence payment) that is a state disability allowance...

    Your rant also looks like a daily mail copy and paste effort and I suggest you do some research (after taking a massive chill pill) into the issues surrounding globalisation, macro economics, banking, western societal structures, capitalism etc etc.

  • Judge sends "clear message" as Norfolk man jailed for 10 months for causing GBH to cyclist1 year 4 weeks agoEnglishmanAbroad

    EnglishmanAbroad wrote:
    Depends what sort of mirror it is. Electrically adjusted, folding heated mirrors plus fitting your looking at about £400 at a main dealer.

    That's a first world problem if ever I heard one.

  • The right way to fix stuff on the road1 year 4 weeks agoFixing a chain 'roadside' was

    Fixing a chain 'roadside' was definitely a skill well learn't for me and earned me some 'kudos' from fellow riders who didn't know how to do it. If it's the magic link that's gone, I replace it, but if a regular link in the chain has gone I usually 'bin' it at the earliest opportunity as it normally breaks again in the near future. Not sure how you replace a link and maintain the strength, but to save hassle, a new chain seems the best option.

  • dhb Goldline Bib Shorts1 year 4 weeks agoI can't buy these because I

    I can't buy these because I am a brand snob, sorry.

  • Tour Tech 2014: Mark Cavendish’s (special) Specialized Venge1 year 4 weeks agoloving the green carbony

    loving the green carbony coloured forks and seatpost Cool

  • anyone know how to carve data out of strava ?1 year 4 weeks agoTo be honest with you, I

    To be honest with you, I expect the outcome to be the square root of sweet fa. I did however engage very nicely with the offending company over twitter and they acknowledged the reg, the incident but told me to jog on when it came to taking my complaint seriously. Anyway, most insurance companies do have more than a basic mastery of Google....

  • anyone know how to carve data out of strava ?1 year 4 weeks agoCurious to see if the police

    Curious to see if the police act on an XML file. Given the stories we hear of police disregarding obvious GoPro footage as evidence, I'd be very surprised if a police force will act on the data. It's extremely easy to doctor the GPX files a Garmin outputs too, it's not really intended as in incontrovertible record.

  • Judge sends "clear message" as Norfolk man jailed for 10 months for causing GBH to cyclist1 year 4 weeks agoDepends what sort of mirror

    Depends what sort of mirror it is. Electrically adjusted, folding heated mirrors plus fitting your looking at about £400 at a main dealer.

  • Tour Tech 2014: Mark Cavendish’s (special) Specialized Venge1 year 4 weeks agoI can't say I'm sold on the

    I can't say I'm sold on the colour, and to be honest the Venge always looked kinda 'chubby' as framesets go... I'd love to see a more old school paint job like Lotto's Ridleys

  • British cyclist killed in head-on collision as he descends Alpe d'Huez1 year 4 weeks agoVery sad news but every week

    Very sad news but every week i see cyclist taken too many risks on the ascent and descent of Alpe d'huez. The number of cyclist jumping the red lights (while they do repairs to the cliff) on the climb this week was beyond belief

  • Segregated cycle lane planned for £600m east London bridge1 year 4 weeks agoOldRidgeback wrote:The bridge

    OldRidgeback wrote:
    The bridge is needed. The eastern part of London has crossings at Dartford and the Blackwall Tunnel and nothing in between, other than the Woolwich foot tunnel and of course the DLR and tube links. I'm curious how many of the people making negative comments in this thread about this proposed bridge live in east London, either to the south or north of the river. And how many of those slating the idea make regular journeys using the existing links? I'm guessing not many and I've noted that the positive comments in favour of the bridge seem to come from those who know the area and understand the transport problems.

    The writer of the 853 blog post that I linked is actually a resident, and makes regular journeys using links.

    As he says, what is needed is more links such as the East London Line, which is already running close to capacity only a few short years after opening, and has helped to put Haggerston back on the map after 40+ years in oblivion, not another road link.

    A decent public transport link similar to the East London Line might help to regenerate Canning Town and North Greenwich, which are currently almost completely isolated from the rest of London, not least by the A13 trunk road, which shows how a big trunk road can decimate local neighbourhoods in cities, not regenerate them.

  • Tour de France Tech 2014: Rui Costa’s Merida Reacto KOM1 year 4 weeks agoA pretty old thing, actually.

    A pretty old thing, actually. To quote Sheldon on the matter:

    In 1986-88 there was a fad for equipping mountain bikes with U brakes mounted underneath the chainstays. This provided a nice clean look to the seatstay area of the bicycle, and provided a somewhat simpler cable routing. In addition, as the chainstays are larger and more rigid than typical seatstays, the "problem" of flexing of the studs under load was reduced. Conventional cantilever brakes cannot be mounted on the chainstays, because they would get in the way of the cranks.

    However, they weren't great for the everyday rider - marginal aero benefits if you're not a pro, easy to get clogged with mud or bashed on things, and harder to service and change a wheel when the need arose.

  • Chris Froome ready to defend Tour de France title, insists he had no say in Bradley Wiggins’ omission (+ video)1 year 4 weeks agoI find neither of them

    I find neither of them particularly exciting to watch, purely as bike racers; There are other Sky riders I'd rather watch, including Thomas, Swift and Kennaugh. But they're not the GC contenders...

    But for me, the post race interviews are as much a part of watching races as the commentary is, enriching the prescribed view of the race offered by the cameramen and the broadcasters. So yes, I think the personality of the guys does play a part in the audience experience of bike racing.

    I think there's certainly a place for a good villain in sport, bad boys and mavericks too. But Froome ain't one of them; the only thing about him to raise a smile on my face is this:

    http://chrisfroomelookingatstems.tumblr.com/

  • Tour de France Tech 2014: Rui Costa’s Merida Reacto KOM1 year 4 weeks agoNever seen a rear brake

    Never seen a rear brake mounted there before... Is that a new thing?

  • Cyclist urges Surrey County Council to repair road defect “before someone gets killed”1 year 4 weeks agoPerhaps there is a market for

    Perhaps there is a market for a small can of spray paint in hi-viz colour that cyclists could use for marking these lethal road defects...

  • The Tour1 year 4 weeks agoMy Purist has changed Jose

    My Purist has changed

    Jose Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (TNE)
    Marcel Kittel (GSH)
    Arnaud Demare (FDJ)
    Sacha Modolo (LAM)
    Mark Cavendish (OPQ)
    Andre Greipel (LTB)
    Arnaud Gerard (BSE)
    Florian Vachon (BSE)
    Paul Voss (TNE)

    Hunting.

  • Orica-GreenEdge's Daryl Impey tests positive for banned diuretic1 year 4 weeks agoi see the level of debate

    i see the level of debate here is outstanding. Keep it cool. Lets have a little more info on what the masking agent does.

  • dhb Goldline Bib Shorts1 year 4 weeks agoThe review is about right,

    The review is about right, but misses the big issue! If you dont have super slim thighs and any element of muscle, then the lacy cuff and gripper looks like you're wearing an pair of stockings!! Might be some peoples idea of 'nice' but I ordered a pair and even though they are fantastic shorts they went back in the next post in favour of Castelli Velissimo Due Bibs. The new ASV line looks much better than these....

  • dhb Goldline Short Sleeve Jersey1 year 4 weeks agoI still think £70 for a

    I still think £70 for a tee-shirt's expensive..

  • Tour Tech 2014: Mark Cavendish’s (special) Specialized Venge1 year 4 weeks agoI like it... not sure about

    I like it... not sure about the white though ... suspect it would get filthy in normal use. But then again, I have a Venge that I rather like...

  • dhb Goldline Bib Shorts1 year 4 weeks agoIf there is nothing you would

    If there is nothing you would change about these bib shorts why were you not able to give them 10/10?
    What would you change for them to be perfect?