• Sustrans tells cyclists using Strava and other apps to keep off shared use paths1 year 17 weeks agokiwimike wrote:The actual

    kiwimike wrote:
    The actual time you'd spend passing others on a ride like Bath-Bristol must be - what - 0.01% of the total ride? If someone wants to scorch it, 99.99% of the time they are doing no harm.

    in the middle of the day or at night, maybe. peak times and weekends the BB is pretty busy

  • Sustrans tells cyclists using Strava and other apps to keep off shared use paths1 year 17 weeks agoI get grief now and again

    I get grief now and again from cars saying I should be on the 'cycle-path' if anything they should be called what they are, "Dog s**t path" . I have had too many near misses and one incident when a cyclist not looking where he was going rode into me. The people who walk down these paths wearing black clothing in the dark get me. Maybe pedestrians having lights or at least light coloured or reflective clothing at night could be part of the code of conduct? But the dog mess is the main problem; for everyone.

  • Yorkshire to host Tour de France in 2014... stage finish in London too1 year 17 weeks agorobdaykin wrote:Sorry Gkam,

    robdaykin wrote:
    Sorry Gkam, can't agree. Yorkshire don't have the BC or Olympic velodromes, only get a Tour of Britain stage every few years and sorry, but the Edinburgh bid catered to the same old places that cycling always goes to. It was a boring and predictable offering to be avoided.
    I'm disappointed that the third stage goes to London, it's a waste of an opportunity to engage with more people who don't often get the chance to see top level riders up close.

    What's it got to do with Velodromes? London has the Olympic one and where is the Yorkshire bid heading to.....London

    Although the Edinburgh route was speculation, It would have taken in Scotland, England and Wales, being in reach of MILLIONS more people than the Yorkshire bid.

    It reeks of backhanders.....BUT, Edinburgh's bid was originally set for 2017. So is still on track according to the ASO

  • Yorkshire to host Tour de France in 2014... stage finish in London too1 year 17 weeks agoWhat a proud day to be a

    What a proud day to be a Yorkshireman.

    I'm off to fly me whippets on t' moor in celebration.

  • Yorkshire to host Tour de France in 2014... stage finish in London too1 year 17 weeks agoWell thats put a ray of

    Well thats put a ray of sunshine through this depressing weather!....well done.... didn't really care if it was Yorkshire or Edinburgh as long as it was UK.

    Whoevers ran the Yorkshire bid big pat on the back!.

  • Yorkshire to host Tour de France in 2014... stage finish in London too1 year 17 weeks agoFrom today's

    From today's T'Groniad:-

    Christian Prudhomme said :-
    "Yorkshire is a region of outstanding beauty, with breathtaking landscapes whose terrains offer both sprinters and attackers the opportunity to express themselves. We have encountered a phenomenal desire from the Yorkshire team to welcome the Tour de France and have no doubt that passion and support will be particularly evident for the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2014."

    They know a good thing when they see it

  • Sustrans tells cyclists using Strava and other apps to keep off shared use paths1 year 17 weeks agoequal respect, common sense,

    equal respect, common sense, but there are always the odd one or two who don't think, (cyclists and pedestrians)it's not rocket science.

  • Yorkshire to host Tour de France in 2014... stage finish in London too1 year 17 weeks agonevman wrote:Deswahriff

    nevman wrote:
    Deswahriff wrote:
    Ghedebrav wrote:
    Deswahriff wrote:
    Sadly Biggins wrote:
    robdaykin wrote:
    Since when? You have it hot before the meat, or with it, and cold after with golden syrup. Then you make a note that you need to do more miles. Lots more miles.

    Luxury. When I were a lad, we only had a picture of a Yorkshire pudding once a year.

    ..picture?? you lucky, lucky barsteward!...we had to draw our own on a paving slab...

    Paving slab? Luxury! I had to carve a yorkshire pudding into me arm with a rusty stanley knife as a treat every other Christmas, and I was bloody glad of it.


    ..you had a rusty stanley knife? We could only dream of such luxuries, you posh, elitist git!!

    We werent allowed to dream of luxuries-we had to pretend to have an imaginary picture.

    Pretend, pretend, we couldn't afford that. Anyway we were too busy to pretend with working all hours down t'pit for a halfpence a day.

    As for dessert and starters - we only had one course. Pudding for us was fresh air and windy pie.

  • Yorkshire to host Tour de France in 2014... stage finish in London too1 year 17 weeks agoDeswahriff wrote:Ghedebrav

    Deswahriff wrote:
    Ghedebrav wrote:
    Deswahriff wrote:
    Sadly Biggins wrote:
    robdaykin wrote:
    Since when? You have it hot before the meat, or with it, and cold after with golden syrup. Then you make a note that you need to do more miles. Lots more miles.

    Luxury. When I were a lad, we only had a picture of a Yorkshire pudding once a year.

    ..picture?? you lucky, lucky barsteward!...we had to draw our own on a paving slab...

    Paving slab? Luxury! I had to carve a yorkshire pudding into me arm with a rusty stanley knife as a treat every other Christmas, and I was bloody glad of it.


    ..you had a rusty stanley knife? We could only dream of such luxuries, you posh, elitist git!!

    We werent allowed to dream of luxuries-we had to pretend to have an imaginary picture.

  • Yorkshire to host Tour de France in 2014... stage finish in London too1 year 17 weeks agoSorry Gkam, can't agree.

    Sorry Gkam, can't agree. Yorkshire don't have the BC or Olympic velodromes, only get a Tour of Britain stage every few years and sorry, but the Edinburgh bid catered to the same old places that cycling always goes to. It was a boring and predictable offering to be avoided.
    I'm disappointed that the third stage goes to London, it's a waste of an opportunity to engage with more people who don't often get the chance to see top level riders up close.

  • Sustrans tells cyclists using Strava and other apps to keep off shared use paths1 year 17 weeks agoI used to use the bit between

    I used to use the bit between bitton and bath at quiet times, and was near the top on strava. I dont use any shared path now.

    You see on the road everyone is expected to be observant and predictable, not move out without looking etc. (and not let a dog run free on the road). On cycle paths/shared paths people (including bikes) are all over the shop. Personally I think all users should be reminded about how to use paths safely. At the moment that is not the case so anything over 10mph is too fast to be safe.- Strava would be insane on most shared paths

    I go on the ring road, A roads etc and I get an equal amount of grief from cars who think I should be on the path, even people on bike forums think I am asking for it on these straight wide roads. It seems the only acceptable way to get about is either very slowly or drive (not gonna happen)

    Off topic: So British cycling and CTC say- "cyclists who want to train or ride fast should do so elsewhere, suggesting that they find “appropriate safe routes on rural roads.”-" Are they saying I should just ride the lanes?? I dont really understand what they mean. How should I get from A to B quickly- drive?

  • Yorkshire to host Tour de France in 2014... stage finish in London too1 year 17 weeks agoSudor wrote:I'm worried about

    Sudor wrote:
    I'm worried about them sinister sheep who like now't better than playing chicken with t'peloton on t'descents Big Grin

    Leg of Lamb anyone, Chops, nice bit of Shoulder? Hmmmm delicious Devil

  • Yorkshire to host Tour de France in 2014... stage finish in London too1 year 17 weeks agoGhedebrav wrote:Deswahriff

    Ghedebrav wrote:
    Deswahriff wrote:
    Sadly Biggins wrote:
    robdaykin wrote:
    Since when? You have it hot before the meat, or with it, and cold after with golden syrup. Then you make a note that you need to do more miles. Lots more miles.

    Luxury. When I were a lad, we only had a picture of a Yorkshire pudding once a year.

    ..picture?? you lucky, lucky barsteward!...we had to draw our own on a paving slab...

    Paving slab? Luxury! I had to carve a yorkshire pudding into me arm with a rusty stanley knife as a treat every other Christmas, and I was bloody glad of it.


    ..you had a rusty stanley knife? We could only dream of such luxuries, you posh, elitist git!!

  • Wiggins says Sky may have two leaders at 2013 Tour de France1 year 17 weeks agoWiggins deserves another shot

    Wiggins deserves another shot at the TDF he should be the main leader of the Sky Team.

  • Yorkshire to host Tour de France in 2014... stage finish in London too1 year 17 weeks agoI'm worried about them

    I'm worried about them sinister sheep who like now't better than playing chicken with t'peloton on t'descents Big Grin

  • Yorkshire to host Tour de France in 2014... stage finish in London too1 year 17 weeks agoNOT HAPPY HERE....... Good

    NOT HAPPY HERE....... Angry

    Good to see it in Britain, but Edinburgh was clearly the better choice and it would have travelled down through Engerlandshire Crying Crying Crying

  • Yorkshire to host Tour de France in 2014... stage finish in London too1 year 17 weeks agoThe "2014 Tour de Franace" is

    The "2014 Tour de Franace" is that a spelling mistake or are you saying that going to Yorkshire is going to be ace Thinking

  • Yorkshire to host Tour de France in 2014... stage finish in London too1 year 17 weeks agoDeswahriff wrote:Sadly

    Deswahriff wrote:
    Sadly Biggins wrote:
    robdaykin wrote:
    Since when? You have it hot before the meat, or with it, and cold after with golden syrup. Then you make a note that you need to do more miles. Lots more miles.

    Luxury. When I were a lad, we only had a picture of a Yorkshire pudding once a year.

    ..picture?? you lucky, lucky barsteward!...we had to draw our own on a paving slab...

    Paving slab? Luxury! I had to carve a yorkshire pudding into me arm with a rusty stanley knife as a treat every other Christmas, and I was bloody glad of it.

  • Yorkshire to host Tour de France in 2014... stage finish in London too1 year 17 weeks agoAll descents to be contested

    All descents to be contested in tin baths, like off of that Last of the Summer Wine documentary.

  • 2014 TdF in Yorkshire1 year 17 weeks agoNo Hurrah's from me, Glad to

    No Hurrah's from me, Glad to see it back in Britain, But Edinburgh should have gotten it, that way all mainland countries would have gotten some action.

    As is Yorkshire gets two stages and one in London.......BALLS Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry

  • Yorkshire to host Tour de France in 2014... stage finish in London too1 year 17 weeks agoSadly Biggins wrote:robdaykin

    Sadly Biggins wrote:
    robdaykin wrote:
    Since when? You have it hot before the meat, or with it, and cold after with golden syrup. Then you make a note that you need to do more miles. Lots more miles.

    Luxury. When I were a lad, we only had a picture of a Yorkshire pudding once a year.

    ..picture?? you lucky, lucky barsteward!...we had to draw our own on a paving slab...

  • Suffering from a lack of winter motivation1 year 17 weeks agoI would agree with the

    I would agree with the Bedfordshire Clanger. What I do is look at the BBC online forecast the day before and decide from that if I am riding or not and what time; it is rarely wrong. If you just decide in the morning then you tend to put it off...and then it gets dark. The weather is never as bad outside as it looks from indoors. So what you could do is plan a quick leg stretcher, generally when I do this I ride further because I think,"I am out now so I might as well get on!". I tend to avoid very icy or windy conditions because of the risk of injury. If I do not ride (because of the weather) I do a bit of running (I know; Rule 42)but a short jog ticks the box for me!

  • Yorkshire to host Tour de France in 2014... stage finish in London too1 year 17 weeks agobadback wrote:It's going to

    badback wrote:
    It's going to fun explaining that the Yorkshire pudding is not a dessert too.

    When I was a lad we dipped cold Yorkshire puddings in sugar and jam. I was born in Lincolnshire though....

  • Yorkshire to host Tour de France in 2014... stage finish in London too1 year 17 weeks agorobdaykin wrote:Since when?

    robdaykin wrote:
    Since when? You have it hot before the meat, or with it, and cold after with golden syrup. Then you make a note that you need to do more miles. Lots more miles.

    Luxury. When I were a lad, we only had a picture of a Yorkshire pudding once a year.

  • Buyers regret? - anyone else a sufferer?1 year 17 weeks agoSellars Remorse: yes Buyers

    Sellars Remorse: yes
    Buyers Regret: No

    Now, about the £80 wirth of stuff I need to convert the fixie to singlespeed....... Plain Face