• Bespoked show announces move to London1 year 7 weeks agoWhy oh why move to LONDON of

    Why oh why move to LONDON of all places. That's a SHOCKING move in my eyes.

    Why not head UP the M5 and go for something like the Birmingham NEC, Head West and you are in Cardiff, there are bound to have a decent place to put on a show.

    ANYTHING but bloody London.....I'll give it a year there, then it'll petter out and head back to Bristol, by which time, there will be less interest than ever.

    There is a reason that its so loved and a great show.....Its of a decent size and NOT in London......Someone is putting profit over everything else

  • Ex-world champion Philippe Gilbert takes on Belgian postie in one-off bike swap race (+ link to video)1 year 7 weeks agoGilbert actually looks the

    Gilbert actually looks the part as a postie. Something for him to fall back on then.

  • Win a unique HOY Autumn edition bike with road.cc and Evans Cycles!1 year 7 weeks ago"Nearly home...."

    "Nearly home...."

  • Bikes & gear worth £25,000 stolen from Bath's Odd Down circuit1 year 7 weeks agoWhen they catch them, they

    When they catch them, they should be forced to ride a stage of the Tour on a bike without a saddle, only a sharp stick in its place - with an 80lbs bergen on their back.

  • Win a unique HOY Autumn edition bike with road.cc and Evans Cycles!1 year 7 weeks agoHere's my Cheshire offering.

    Here's my Cheshire offering.

  • Win a unique HOY Autumn edition bike with road.cc and Evans Cycles!1 year 7 weeks agoWhat a gorgeous looking bike!

    What a gorgeous looking bike! Rolling Eyes Where's my camera?

  • Win a unique HOY Autumn edition bike with road.cc and Evans Cycles!1 year 7 weeks agoI've been to Sa Calobra. Do I

    I've been to Sa Calobra. Do I win five pounds?

  • Win a unique HOY Autumn edition bike with road.cc and Evans Cycles!1 year 7 weeks agoThats a really nice looking

    Thats a really nice looking bike Smile

  • Salice 006 sunglasses1 year 7 weeks agoNick T wrote:I Love my pair.

    Nick T wrote:
    I Love my pair. I'd give them a 5 no worries but I'm glad your review didn't, I get to be "in on the secret" a little longer while everyone else sticks to Oakleys.

    They look better without the Tricolor though.

    ha ha i like this!

    I have just ordered the flouro with photochromatic lenses after trying on a mates.
    by bye oakley, hello euro cool

  • Week At The Pyrenees – Back To The Old Col1 year 7 weeks agoI love the Pyrenees (wow,

    I love the Pyrenees (wow, that will surprise some!) Did the Raid Pyrenean this year and day 2 was Col de Marie Blanque, Col d'Aubisque, and Col du Tourmalet (though due to the flooding that washed Bareges down we had to go up the East approach). An amazing day of climbing with amazing views.

    Next day was the Col d'Aspin, Col de Peyresourde, Col de Ares, Col de Buret and Col de Portet d'aspet. The Aspin is a fantastic climb and the descent pretty fun. Agree with the descent down to Luchon too. As Velocchio Jo says the Ares is a great fun climb. You can attack as if you were a Tour de France rider and it make you feel like a proper rider (the Buret is a mole hill though, and you'd be forgiven for mistaking it for a speed bump).

    But the Portet d'Aspet is a wake up call if you have any pretensions - that is a suffer fest like few others (but the Col de Marie Blanque is close). It's the closest I've come to climbing up a wall on a bike. The 17% gradient for about 1km is pure punishment. I'm glad I was going up it though as the descent (on the side which Casartelli fell) is deadly with a thin film of wetness.

    Wish I was there now. Wish I doing the Raid.

  • Bespoked show announces move to London1 year 7 weeks agoI'll not be going either.

    I'll not be going either. Shame, really enjoyed the show too.

  • Peugeot Frame - Rebuild help1 year 7 weeks agoHad a quick look and found

    Had a quick look and found the following;
    www.cyclespeugeot.com have sales catalogues going back to 1970s and before with pictures which should help you identify the frame.
    www.hlloydcycles.com do replacement decals. You can download a pdf of their catalogue.
    Hope this helps

  • Road.cc new look discussion thread1 year 7 weeks agoDave Atkinson wrote:we'll be

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    we'll be monitoring whose posts get liked, and if you don't get any stars in the next six months we'll come round and smother you while you sleep Wink

    I think it will take you too long to get to North Essex from Bath to smother me. Linda Lusardi apparently lives quite close by though. Anything you can do to get her on the team?

  • SAVE TOMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 year 7 weeks agoI see him being used more as

    I see him being used more as a either support or backup to OPQSs slew of climbers they've signed this year. He'd make a good support for Uran/Poels/Kwiatowski and could work as a potential backup GC contender. That's if he can find any of his Giro 2012 form again...

  • Greater Anglia trains plans bike ban1 year 7 weeks agoGreater Anglia's

    Greater Anglia's predecessors, Anglia, routinely walked off with the "Most Bike-Friendly Train Operator" award: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2347477.stm . How are the mighty fallen...

    (hmmmm, the browser works much faster if I close the "smileys" dropdown and it doesn't have to animate 50 gifs all at once!)

  • Greater Anglia trains plans bike ban1 year 7 weeks agoThis company won the

    This company won the franchise on the basis that they could reduce the levels of fraudulent travel and pay more money to the government. Unfortunately there was not as much fraud as they thought; to the degree that they did barrier checks at Liverpool Street, inconveniencing thousands of rush hour passengers, in an attempt to catch Metropolitan Police officers misusing their warrant cards for travel to work..... You would not credit the level of desperation!

    The problem is that they need revenue or to reduce costs. There is little saving to be made as they run four carriage trains during the day which is why my train at 15:13 today was full and standing (it's the reduced capacity that is the issue) which is why bikes on trains are a problem. They are looking to close booking offices but this will undoubtedly increase the level of fraud.

    The Managing Director has left the company and I sincerely hope their franchise will not be renewed.

    As we all hate nationalised industry in this country (if you believe our politicians) I fail to understand why this franchise is run by the State owned Dutch Railways; the German state owned railways run a number of other lines and the French state owned railways are bidding for the East Coast route!

    British Rail may have cost us money but were focused on reducing costs to the tax payer and passenger. This lot are focused on maximising profits and any target will do.

  • Chris Boardman interview: Bikes, Halfords, Pat McQuaid & changing the world1 year 7 weeks agoGoldfever4 wrote:Not

    Goldfever4 wrote:
    Not convinced that Halfords is changing much at all. It's one thing spending your profits on staff training and retention, but even in the redesigned stores the cycling areas are at the back next to the car wax or on the mezzanine - cycling stuff needs to be more prominent and staff need to be better trained before any regular cyclists thinks to go to Halfords ahead of an LBS or Evans.

    Bear in mind though, that these 'improvements' are still within certain parameters, one of which is the location of the stores; out-of-town retail parks, often just off an A-road, with no cycling infrastructure within a couple of miles. People usually drive to those places. Sure, most cyclists have cars, but I think the location and surrounding infrastructure will skew the customer base somewhat towards drivers. Also, as much as cycling is becoming viable for Halfords, it's still a minority portion of the business. The core customer base still expect to go in there and find all things car.

  • Bespoked show announces move to London1 year 7 weeks agoBlown it for me as well. I

    Blown it for me as well.
    I suppose it was only a matter of time before money and fashion got involved.
    Ah well.

  • Pharmaceutical consultant who killed cyclist while driving on wrong side of road cleared of careless driving1 year 7 weeks agoAmazing. What I understand

    Amazing. What I understand is she was surprised to see the cyclists heading towards her on their side of the road as she overtook another cyclist whilst going around a corner.

    That is F*****g negligence. If you can't see around a corner it is not safe. it might have been a lorry around the corner (I wish it was, she would be the victim rather than an innocent).

    I'm sick of this protect the motorist gobs**ite.

    Scum driver, scum judge.

  • Bespoked show announces move to London1 year 7 weeks agoThe thought of having to

    The thought of having to listen to Bristol's Mayor give out the awards again was enough to swing the decision

  • Bespoked show announces move to London1 year 7 weeks agoThats terrible. Why does

    Thats terrible. Why does everything have to be London centric. I will not be going. It costs too much to visit anything in London.

  • Road.cc new look discussion thread1 year 7 weeks agowe'll be monitoring whose

    we'll be monitoring whose posts get liked, and if you don't get any stars in the next six months we'll come round and smother you while you sleep Wink

  • SAVE TOMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 year 7 weeks agoLet's hope so He would be a

    Let's hope so Smile

    He would be a useful ally to them in their classics squad as a replacement for Sylvain Chavanel.

  • Road.cc new look discussion thread1 year 7 weeks agoLuminosity wrote:Hmm. The

    Luminosity wrote:
    Hmm. The problem with many responsive websites is that they're pretty bland and uniform design-wise. That's where the old site stood out - great on my PC and distinctive from other cycling websites but, obviously, not so great on mobile devices. When I looked at road.cc today I immediately thought I'd stumbled onto BR by mistake. Worried

    the actual layout of the site has barely changed at all. we've taken the carousel out and done quite a lot of work on the section pages, boxes, etc to make them more user-friendly, and signposting throughout the site is more consistent. oh, and it's not yellow.

  • Pharmaceutical consultant who killed cyclist while driving on wrong side of road cleared of careless driving1 year 7 weeks agoThis is terrible and I

    This is terrible and I absolutely agree that it is shocking that overtaking on a bend where the driver could not clearly see the oncoming traffic is considered "safe and careful driving".
    I've had a number of incidents where people overtake coming the other way when I'm cycling, and it is truly terrifying to see a 2ton hunk of metal travelling towards me at 60+mph, only a foot or so wide of my handlebar. I cannot believe that is acceptable.
    Other reports of the story do at least mention the driver "sobbing in court as she recalled the events", so I think the lack of remorse percieved is thanks to road.cc's reporting rather than a stone cold killer. - either that or some good acting to get off.
    As for that councillor who thinks the answer to people getting killed on bikes is removing them from the road - absolute cretin. It's exactly like saying the way to stop rhino's from being killed by poachers is to get rid of all the rhino's. It's the drivers, not the cyclists that are the problem.
    I'm just hanging on til the day that the oil runs out and everyone has no choice but to get on their bike to get to work every day - it will be bliss.