- IAM Cycling's Kristof Goddaert killed after being run over by bus1 year 5 weeks agoBe careful out there people.
Be careful out there people.
- Marks & Spencer launches cycling chinos1 year 5 weeks agoGlad to see that the model in
Glad to see that the model in the picture is wearing regulation prison-white coach tour trainers. Who's betting that if they are wearing Reactolite Rapides and a blue harbour polo shirt as well to complete the ensemble.
- Marks & Spencer launches cycling chinos1 year 5 weeks agoSo you can wear them on your
So you can wear them on your bike. Like, when you go cycling. Wow - that means they're just like, er, trousers ...!
- Lezyne Classic pedal spanner1 year 5 weeks agoI bought one of these after
I bought one of these after reading this review first time around. More bottles opened than pedals swapped, though.
- Boris Johnson’s bike destroyed - by a pothole1 year 5 weeks agouserfriendly wrote:
Won't somebody think of the markup?
- New socks...1 year 5 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:stumps wrote:TheGkam84 wrote:stumps wrote:
The sizes are s,m,l etc what size is a 71/2 - 8 if i'm to buy a pair ?
M: Euro 39-43.5, UK 6.5-9
- Tour of Oman1 year 5 weeks agoAverage-ish day, but glad I
Average-ish day, but glad I got Greipel in. Now will hold my nerve and save transfers for tomorrow.
- Railway staff catch thieves stealing bike - and let them get on with it1 year 5 weeks agowell there have only been 6
well there have only been 6 (now 7 of course) reported bike thefts from Nuneaton train station in the past year & there is supposed to be CCTV monitoring as well, so it should have been a reasonably safe location to leave a bike.
though I suspect the station staff didnt fall for the "clever con" at all, and its just they are simply discouraged from tackling criminals in the act like this by themselves, and instead reported it to the BTP/police, who by the time they arrived, were too late. But hence why the staff were expecting Kate, or the owner of that bike to turn up at some point, as else until Kate reported it stolen, they wouldnt have known that it was.
but it would be the same in the high street, if you saw two people with bolt croppers next to a bike, you might ask what they were doing, but if you had any suspicions about it, youd call the police, you wouldnt try and tackle them by yourself in most cases.
- Volta ao Algarve1 year 5 weeks agoI haven't got a clue for both
I haven't got a clue for both my teams. Complete guess work here
- David Millar celebrates final season with custom Fizik shoes for charity1 year 5 weeks agoIndeed I could, but not in
Indeed I could, but not in that fancy colour scheme
- IAM Cycling's Kristof Goddaert killed after being run over by bus1 year 5 weeks agoThat's awful, a real shock.
That's awful, a real shock.
- IAM Cycling's Kristof Goddaert killed after being run over by bus1 year 5 weeks agoRIP.
- Graeme Obree defeated as Glasgow University students choose Edward Snowden as Rector1 year 5 weeks agoPresumably Mr Snowden was not
Presumably Mr Snowden was not available for comments.
- Tour of Oman1 year 5 weeks agoorli wrote:How did Preben Vanorli wrote:
How did Preben Van Hecke get 25 points?
He was second in both Intermediate sprints (4+4) and lies 4th on GC (7) thanks to his time bonuses, so he presumably got the combativity prize for the day, which is another 10pts.
- Project One Clarification1 year 5 weeks agooh for fucks sake
"I'm not a
oh for fucks sake
"I'm not a celebrity, get me out of here"
I am having nothing more to do with this thread, it has now gotten ridiculous.
I started it as I saw irregular and dodgy things being said and done. I wanted those involved to see some clarification. That is all.
- IAM Cycling's Kristof Goddaert killed after being run over by bus1 year 5 weeks agobummer...
- Boris Johnson’s bike destroyed - by a pothole1 year 5 weeks agolerrup wrote:oozavearedlerrup wrote:oozaveared wrote:
Boris is a plain old vanilla one nation Tory. Nothing so ideological or exotic as a current neo-liberal.
Well, I am not sure Disraeli would see necessarily agree with that definition to be honest with you and just because someone says something doesn't necessarily mean its true, which as you've studied political science then I am sure you know. He is a Thatcherite elitist though, I hope you'd agree with that. I think that he's pretty dangerous to be honest and hides it well.
Shouldn't we take this outside to the Guardian though, I come here to forget about such things normally and have dreams of Titanium on a cro-moly budget...
Yes, indeed. I just allowed my deep, visceral loathing of the Conservative Party to push me to comment. As you quite rightly point out, it isn't what someone says, but what he does. Our disgusting mayor is neo-liberal. Maybe our friend thinks that reading 'Comment is Free' on The Guardian is the same as having a 'degree in political science'. Fascinating.
From neo-liberals like Johnson, you will not get and should not expect to get, anything remotely favourable to cyclists, unless you are prepared to pay. The Tory has one god and that is money. If there's profit in it for him, then he'll do something for cyclists.
'So when do the contestants who have had votes deducted retrospectively get their votes back, or do they need to complain to the CAP?'
Or they could just STFU and not give ambulance chasers any further business?
Get over it.........it was a bit of fun.
My helmet saved my life... yes it did, but I was on a motorcycle and the motorbike landed on top of my head in the crash and split the helmet in two... It was a Bell Tourstar and it cost me some £120 back in 1982.
Now a cycle helmet? They're next to useless in any form of cyling impact unless you are hitting your head at right angles to the ground with absolutely NO translational velocity at all... If you are sliding when you hit the ground, then the helmet WILL grab the road and spin your brain inside your skull. Cycle helmets are designed for one thing only, to pass the certification test to gain the kitemark or whtecer it is they are claiming. And the certification test does NOT relate to the kind of impact that they usually encounter.
Personally the old skool cycle helmets that consisted of leather tubes filled with kapok were far more effective than modern cycle helmets... at least they slid along and you didn't have to throw them away after an impact...
Still got mine from 1972...
IMO the train staff are completely liable for this. They did nothing to see proof of ownership, except taking the word of a couple of pikey scumbags. They should be sacked from their jobs for being a couple of dumb-arses and the lady in question should take them to court for a failure of duty.
In fact, why has BR not bought the lady a replacement bike as a sign of good customer service?
As I said, there are rules governing how competitions are run, anyone who has had votes deleted should read this and then decide whether or not it is worth your while to take action:
an extract from Committee of Advertising Practice website giving advice about how to run a competition, professionally:
Promoters need to take care that appropriate measures are in place to ensure that the structure, or mechanic, of their promotion is not open to abuse. Allowing abuse is likely to cause consumers who have participated fairly to be disadvantaged.
Sometimes participants might simply be seeking to improve their chances of success in legitimate ways but on other occasions, they might be deliberately abusing the promotion by acting in a way that is not expressly prohibited by the T&Cs. A promoter’s understanding of ‘abuse’ may be different to that of the ASA (or participants’) and care needs to be taken to communicate restrictions of entry clearly.
Promoters must state clearly how participants should behave and should be wary of disqualifying those who have followed the letter of the conditions but whose actions seem unfair in retrospect.
For example, in 2012, the ASA ruled that a promoter should not have withdrawn the promise of prizes after deciding the ‘winner’ had acted improperly. Ts&Cs stated a limit of one entry, per e-mail address, per hourly prize draw but did not expressly prohibit multiple entries from a single IP address. Because the complainant had used the same IP address but a different e-mail address for each entry, the ASA ruled that the promoter caused unnecessary disappointment when it withdrew the prizes after notifying the complainant that they had won (PepsiCo International Ltd, 21 November 2012).
Wow ... and PepsiCo actually took the trouble to publish some rules in advance, unlike ....
Creating and enforcing T&Cs retrospectively is unacceptable - even if the aim is to combat abuse (Meeeeet.com t/a Piingwin.com ApS, 3 October 2012). In 2012, a promoter disqualified a participant because it considered she had unfairly canvassed votes. The ASA considered that canvassing for votes was commonplace on social media sites and upheld the complaint because the T&Cs did not state that such behaviour was prohibited and would lead to disqualification (The Number UK Ltd, 4 April 2012).
A promoter running a competition to win a wedding who encouraged the finalists to “Tell your friends, tell your relatives, tell everyone you can! The more votes you get, the better your chance of winning.” and then retrospectively introduced restrictions to the voting tactics that finalists could use was held to have administered the promotion unfairly (The Halifax Courier Ltd, 18 September 2013).
... sounds familiar? ....
So when do the contestants who have had votes deducted retrospectively get their votes back, or do they need to complain to the CAP?
he is dead right,nobody is interested in watching women cycling in this country,i know that sounds harsh,but that is just a fact!
'you cannot run a public competition for a prize worth thousands and make it up as you go along.'