• Tour de France Grand Depart hosts slammed for "outrageous" team presentation ticket prices1 year 4 weeks agoAnd the opening of the

    And the opening of the Olympics was a pointless exercise having nothing what so ever to do with sport.
    I would love to know why the organisers think that live entertainment is needed.
    Oh yeah, the presentation is dead boring.

  • The best way to fall off?1 year 4 weeks agoAs gkam said keep ur hands on

    As gkam said keep ur hands on the bars , if it's sliding out from underneath you try to take it on the hip and upper arm ....it will hurt but as soon as you put the arm out to break ur fall there's only one of two things ur breaking .....wrist or collarbone .

    Of course if it's a head on or a rear shunt ur screwed and it's pure luck on what injuries you end up with

  • Help pls1 year 4 weeks agoI'd look around and maybe get

    I'd look around and maybe get some advice from a lbs instead of just Evans. If its just commuting then rack and mud guard mounts will probably be useful. Also think of gearing if your routes are hilly... the cassette looks ok, but the big and little chain rings are maybe a little racy if your route is hilly and you are used to a mtb.

  • The best way to fall off?1 year 4 weeks agoTo the left....don't want to

    To the left....don't want to snap off the hanger and dérailleurs

  • Tour de France Grand Depart hosts slammed for "outrageous" team presentation ticket prices1 year 4 weeks agoI can't say I blame the

    I can't say I blame the organizers. 90% of a cycling team's revenue comes from sponsorship, whereas in football 10 - 20% of a Premier League team's money is sponsorship based. Cycling lives from hand to mouth, and even then only barely.

    Rather than comparing to free events, 45 quid for the opening ceremony of le Tour, compared to how much for the Olympics opening ceremony, would be a better comparison.

  • Tour de France Grand Depart hosts slammed for "outrageous" team presentation ticket prices1 year 4 weeks agoFor comparison ... and I

    For comparison ... and I might get hissed at for mentioning Football on here ... I have myself two tickets for my team in the Premier League against a the current champions at £40 each.

  • The best way to fall off?1 year 4 weeks agoThe basic idea, I believe, is

    The basic idea, I believe, is to try and roll. I don't think it's very easy to do and have the collarbone to prove it!

    IMHO, if you're going to come off, you're not going to be prepared for it, else you wouldn't be coming off...

  • The best way to fall off?1 year 4 weeks agoStay clipped in and keep your

    Stay clipped in and keep your hands on the bars. You'll skin yourself, but shouldn't break much.

    Its when you reach out in a natural reaction to break the fall that you break things.

  • The best way to fall off?1 year 4 weeks agoStay clipped in and keep your

    Stay clipped in and keep your hands on the bars. You'll skin yourself, but shouldn't break much.

    Its when you reach out in a natural reaction to break the fall that you break things.

  • Cycling in Derby1 year 4 weeks ago+1 on shops above from my

    +1 on shops above from my experience. There are also a few other established ones and a couple of new ones popped up relatively recently... One on London Road near the old hospital, and another at the Asda island at Spondon. Not used these though.
    Mercury are the big club.
    Rides... there are plenty of hills heading out of derby, especially north and plenty of country lanes.
    Cycle Derby website has some pointers on it. The velodrome is due to open towards the end of the year. There is a sportive setting off from it in September. Quite a few peak district sportives too. Hope this helps and welcome in advance!

  • Tour de France Grand Depart hosts slammed for "outrageous" team presentation ticket prices1 year 4 weeks agoI thought the tickets would

    I thought the tickets would be free when I registered as well. It's pretty tedious watching the team presentations on TV, so I can't believe that anyone would pay for the 'privilege'. Hopefully they will have a rethink and give the tickets away in a lottery.

  • Scottish Road Share campaign steers presumed liability law towards Parliament1 year 4 weeks agoI always conceived that

    I always conceived that promoting cycling hinged on investment in cycling infrastructure (incl public transport) and investment in education (school/ driving schools/ media). The more people take to biking, the safer it becomes, not only because bicycles become a permanent fixture of the trafficscape - making drivers more aware - but also because more drivers become cyclists - making them understand both the pleasure and benefits of cycling and the threat of cars. I had never thought of the law perspective: indeed the third essential ingredient.

  • Cycling in Derby1 year 4 weeks agoThe Peak District is on our

    The Peak District is on our door step...Nuff said.

    Cadence sport: Barton-under-Needwood, run by Adrian Timmis former tour rider and all round good egg

    Buzz cycles Belper.

    Both proper LBS

    Samways is shite unless you are buying the Xmas bike or mamil related articles.

    Drop me a line when you move.

  • Tour de France Grand Depart hosts slammed for "outrageous" team presentation ticket prices1 year 4 weeks agoWhen i 'registered interest'

    When i 'registered interest' i caught on there would likely be a cost. i expected about £10 - £15 maybe £20 at tops. but the 'cheap seats' being £45 is craaaazy!! Moreover It drives real cycling fans away and attracts tourists!

  • Cheap bikes1 year 4 weeks agoMKultra wrote:Oh and be sure

    MKultra wrote:
    Oh and be sure to read the Sheldon Brown website

    L/A's do offer courses but having been involved with a recycling charity who run these things it's mostly run by Gibbons who have done the basic Cytech qualification which is a workfare con these days. Serious bike shops who do quality work and fabrication train their own staff as they are the experts, not some training provider.

    Why would say...Longstaff Cycles or Rourke or Mercian feel the need to pay someone else to tell them how to build bikes?

    I can think of five reasons straight off.

    1. Customers prefer it..
    2. Product warranties sometimes insist upon it.
    3. It avoids picking up naughty short cuts.
    4. It helps protect the retailer from litigation.
    5. It improves the image of the whole cycle industry.

  • Tour de France Grand Depart hosts slammed for "outrageous" team presentation ticket prices1 year 4 weeks agoDoesn't surprise me in the

    Doesn't surprise me in the slightest. I won't be watching the tour by the roadside this year, but I would definitely go to France if I was.

    Still, I look forward to watching the UK stages on TV Smile

  • Altura Meta Versa Messenger Bag and Pannier1 year 4 weeks agoPity about the minor niggles

    Pity about the minor niggles - this is almost exactly what I'm looking for! Does anyone know of other "messenger bag / pannier" type products? My commute consists of a 5 mile cycle to the station, a short train journey, and a 10 minute walk to the office - carrying a hefty laptop.

  • Tour de France Grand Depart hosts slammed for "outrageous" team presentation ticket prices1 year 4 weeks agoIt's typical. Any major

    It's typical. Any major sporting event that comes to these shores is an automatic excuse to gouge the British public of their hard-earned cash.
    See:
    Olympics
    Rugby World Cup
    Any football 'European' championship

    We are seen as mugs who will pay.

    No other country would allow their citizens to be fleeced as we routinely are.

    Bastardos!!!

  • Michael Rogers cleared in clenbuterol case, as is Jonathan Breyne, young Belgian who attempted suicide1 year 4 weeks agoTruth is, if you are a pro

    Truth is, if you are a pro and you know there is a chance of contaminated meat, you do everything in your power to not eat said meat. Especially for what people are calling an "unimportant" race. Also, more people of that period who were racing would of also been caught out if meat was indeed the case.

    Cheat or no cheat, if Rogers knew that he was flirting with WADA and potentially ending his career just by eating meat, he would of done what Garmin did and stick to veg and rice.

  • Mio Cyclo 505 HC GPS computer1 year 4 weeks agoJust bought one today (on the

    Just bought one today (on the strength of this review, no pressure) from Box on eBay. £258 with 'free' up front mount, due to be delivered tomorrow by DPD.

    IF it turns up, and IF it's not an empty box and an ebay rip-off I reckon I'll be a fairly happy Mountainboy.

  • Eric Pickles turns down Cambridge councillors' car vs bike challenge1 year 4 weeks agoThe present government cannot

    The present government cannot deny responsibility for promoting eh.... Sontarans to positions were they harm most. At least, this minister leaves his audiences in no doubt about his lack of problem solving capacities and political nous. Makes life so much simpler.

  • Eric Pickles turns down Cambridge councillors' car vs bike challenge1 year 4 weeks agoWe have this 'problem' in

    We have this 'problem' in York as mentioned by the big guy. The problem seems to be that whenever any attempt is made to re-route car traffic away from the city centre the car lobby supported by the local press are up in arms. A recent trial restricting traffic ended in failure and legal wrangling in York.

    The sad fact is that cyclists are in the minority and need government support for things to change not the unhelpful attitude of Pickles et al.

    Excellent comments on the European attitude to cyclists safety in another post - how can we change this in the UK?

  • Proper Purist Classics - pick your Ardennes teams1 year 4 weeks agoAnd here are the overall

    And here are the overall scores for the cobbles and the first two Ardenne races

  • Updated: Casting agent inundated after Emmerdale cyclist extras appeal - no more please!1 year 4 weeks agoI would do this, one of my

    I would do this, one of my mates was an extra in 'The Flying Scotsman', it would probably be something like that. I wonder when they are filming?

  • Proper Purist Classics - pick your Ardennes teams1 year 4 weeks agoAs for the scores, I had a

    As for the scores, I had a slight issue with original spreadsheet (one too complex for me to fix), so Ive added the scores up manually for each team, then put into another spreadsheet to add up for each race etc. So if you spot any errors in scores just let me know

    So here are the current Ardennes scores