• Pothole crash cyclist wins £70k pay-out from council1 year 5 weeks agoSo you think they are left

    So you think they are left wing and that's why they want to protect jobs for older-middle class people?

  • Pothole crash cyclist wins £70k pay-out from council1 year 5 weeks agoStandard lefty council

    Standard lefty council official position is to vilify anyone brave enough to point out the council is in the wrong, they see this as a greater crime than the neglect they are guilty of in the first place. They will spend more money on legal battles and paying all the admin and legal staff involved at their end for arguing the toss over it than it would take to fix all the pot holes. Fixing the potholes would mean work going to labourers and contractors rather than to middle class employees of the council who work in an office. It's the age old protection racket, if they are not getting their cut for simply existing and being members of the party then they will ensure nothing will get done and public money will be wasted, it's simple blackmail based on a culture of non co-operation.

    If they don't want to see the floodgates opened for further claims then maybe they should stop using service providers for infrastructure and just pay the council lads to go out and fix the potholes, cheaper all round.

  • Video: Helmet camera footage leads to aggressive driver pleading guilty to four charges1 year 5 weeks agoMinimum £500 for careless

    Minimum £500 for careless driving. Not too much to ask considering the cost of running a car for a year.

  • For Sale: Charge Mixer Alfine 81 year 5 weeks agoNot quite sure why the

    Not quite sure why the picture has disappeared....?

    http://road.cc/sites/default/files/20130518_113743a.jpg

  • Pothole related Crash claim1 year 5 weeks agoHope you have seen the news

    Hope you have seen the news today

    http://road.cc/content/news/114595-pothole-crash-cyclist-wins-%C2%A370k-...

  • Best Value 700 x 23 tyres1 year 5 weeks agoSimonE beat me to it -

    SimonE beat me to it - Schwalbe Blizzard Sports are a good tyre for the money. Didn't have any more or less punctures than usual and didn't have the sidewall gashes that have plagued every Gatorskin (and Grand Prix) I've owned. They're pretty grippy, even in wet weather, I ran them on my winter bike for a while.

  • Video: Helmet camera footage leads to aggressive driver pleading guilty to four charges1 year 5 weeks agohaha I'm 5'7", there's no way

    haha I'm 5'7", there's no way i'd stop Wink

  • Video: Helmet camera footage leads to aggressive driver pleading guilty to four charges1 year 5 weeks agoYou also kinda wrote it on

    You also kinda wrote it on the internet. Rolling Eyes

  • Pothole crash cyclist wins £70k pay-out from council1 year 5 weeks agoThe council was disappointed

    The council was disappointed with the judgement!?!?

    Why the hell cant they just say sorry and commit to making an effort to ensure this doesn't happen again! - makes me soo angry it like they just don't give a flying f**k about it hence dragging it all the way to court FFS...

  • FORUM'S SCORUM's MINI LEAGUE 2014(Spring Classics and Pre-Giro tours)1 year 5 weeks agoPARIS NICE Leader after stage

    PARIS NICE
    Leader after stage 4=Wig_Billy

    Stage 5
    Wig_Billy 160
    silas chime 159
    naffets 151

    race leader Wig_Billy

    Stage 6
    backflipbedlam 206
    chiv30 186
    stevemarks 184

    race leader Wig_Billy

    Stage 7
    stevemarks 202
    livestrongnick 202
    galibier68 201

    race leader Wig_Billy

    Stage 8
    chrisdstripes 209
    Twybaydos 189
    mikeh789 187

    Race Result and FSUCI ranking points for GC position
    (Top 5 standard)
    Wig_Billy 10pts
    Nata1ia 6pts
    TERatcliffe26 3pts
    stevemarks 2pts
    Twybaydos 1pt

    (Top 5 purist)
    Ghedebrav 5pts
    johnny2names 4pts
    silas chime 3pts
    Twybaydos 2pts
    cranky 1pt

    FSUCI Rankings

    1)Wig_Billy 49
    2)TERatcliffe 35
    3)cherrypicked 33
    4)naffets 29
    5)Twybaydos 24
    =6)stevemarks,silas chime 23
    =8)Julie Danson,the domestique 19
    10)drheaton 18
    11)Nata1ia 15
    12)adholman 14
    =13)ray silvester,chrisdstripes 12
    =15)andynic,Johnny2names 11
    =17)NeilG83,Ghedebrav 10
    19)backflipbedlam 9
    20)happylemon 8
    21)SounD_az 7
    =22)willskill,SounD-Az,Jonas Lorenzen 6
    =25)JAndrewHill,mikeh789,livestrongnick 5
    28)chiv30 4
    =29)STEVESPRO,rcorbin,simon F,stumps,space cowboy,obutterwick,enrique 3
    =36)C4rolina,sanderville 2
    =38)Alan Tullett,Dave Atkinson,debbie g,space cowboy,ojbutterwick,southstar,galibier86,Nix,cranky 1

    Tirreno and opening race of the Womens World Cup to follow

  • Video: Helmet camera footage leads to aggressive driver pleading guilty to four charges1 year 5 weeks ago@themartincox. Your response

    @themartincox. Your response has to be 'reasonable' so if the attacker had say a tire iron then maybe. If not it's a bit like bringing a gun to a knife fight.

  • Video: Helmet camera footage leads to aggressive driver pleading guilty to four charges1 year 5 weeks agowell i am unbalanced (on

    well i am unbalanced (on cleats) and fearful and just happen to have an item I can use on my person with which to defend myself against an unprovoked attack m'lud

    I'm simply responding to the, premeditated - as the driver had stopped and waited, aggression in front of me

  • Video: Helmet camera footage leads to aggressive driver pleading guilty to four charges1 year 5 weeks agoi was pondering upon the

    i was pondering upon the whole self defence thing this morning, especially in relation to the muppet and his abusive language that was highlighted yesterday.

    if, as a cyclist, I am carrying an lump of steel in my pocket - say a chain-whip for example, and I am about to be attacked I have a ready-made self-defence item to hand (which would validly be on my person as a tool) could I then use that to thrash a potential attacker should they stop their car?

    its not premeditated as its a usable tool that just happens to be at hand very quickly - i think Im on to a winner Smile

  • Sergio Henao suspended by sky1 year 5 weeks agoAs has been suggested above,

    As has been suggested above, British Cycling will be pretty funked if there's a positive doping test at Sky, if it's been done on Brailsford's watch, 'cos it'll damage the credibility of all the Olympic and track success over the last decade. Brailsford isn't stupid - he must realise this.

    I doubt Murdoch 's money would continue afterwards either.

  • Video: Helmet camera footage leads to aggressive driver pleading guilty to four charges1 year 5 weeks agocyclingDMlondon wrote:One

    cyclingDMlondon wrote:
    One thing to remember in caases such as this (and others that we've seen on this site) is that the offence of common assault (see s. 39 Criminal Justice Act 1988) is complete as soon as the victim has cause to apprehend immediate and unlawful personal violence (Fagan v. Metropolitan Police Commissioner [1969] 1 QB 439).

    No one has to wait to be smacked around the mouth, before he responds.

    I am not saying that there should be _carte blanche_ to beat the f**k out of car drivers, but if you really, truly and genuinely believe that someone is about to hit you, then strike first (not forgetting that the law doesn't give you the right to kill someone for slapping your face. 'Reasonable force' is the principle to remember).

    You want to be careful about that though. If you have no opportunity to avoid being assaulted and it's imminent then it may work as a self defence plea. That doesn't automatically mean that you'll get away with it. Remember they will have been assaulted "the victim" and you will be pleading that you had to do it.

    Juries have a funny attitude to cases like this. ie if you are in your home then Juries almost never convict you unless you have gone mad and sawn through steps to trap people and shot them with an illegal firearm (Tony Martin) even then there was a big campaign to let them off.

    Out in the street it's a bit more dicey.

  • Video: Helmet camera footage leads to aggressive driver pleading guilty to four charges1 year 5 weeks agoBusiness opportunity there -

    Business opportunity there - camera company making a camera and marketing it for providing admissible, evidential footage after home office / plod / CPS approval

    Or a company already making plod - spec cameras branching out into commercially available head cams.

    Thus removing questions or possible legal defences regarding lens angle etc

  • Video: Is this man the luckiest unlucky cyclist in the world?1 year 5 weeks agoWhen I first watched this, it

    When I first watched this, it looked pretty bad. But after seeing it a few times, he's knocked over by the mattress that falls off the truck, he's not hit by the truck. The mattress also cushions his fall of course! Yes, either way, he's lucky.

    Oh, OK , that makes it all right then Smile

  • Video: Helmet camera footage leads to aggressive driver pleading guilty to four charges1 year 5 weeks agoDriving without a licence.

    Driving without a licence. Take him out of the gene pool please.

  • Video: Helmet camera footage leads to aggressive driver pleading guilty to four charges1 year 5 weeks agoKim wrote:The £375 fine, 48

    Kim wrote:
    The £375 fine, 48 week driving ban and 150 hours of community payback, does seem rather a feeble response. I would have expected there to have been a far longer driving ban, as this is clearly an individual who is not safe on the roads. This is just an other example of the culture of the Sacred Driving Licence at work, it really is time we put a stop to it.

    I'll bet a month's wages that he ignores the ban.

  • Video: Helmet camera footage leads to aggressive driver pleading guilty to four charges1 year 5 weeks agoOne thing to remember in

    One thing to remember in caases such as this (and others that we've seen on this site) is that the offence of common assault (see s. 39 Criminal Justice Act 1988) is complete as soon as the victim has cause to apprehend immediate and unlawful personal violence (Fagan v. Metropolitan Police Commissioner [1969] 1 QB 439).

    No one has to wait to be smacked around the mouth, before he responds.

    I am not saying that there should be _carte blanche_ to beat the f**k out of car drivers, but if you really, truly and genuinely believe that someone is about to hit you, then strike first (not forgetting that the law doesn't give you the right to kill someone for slapping your face. 'Reasonable force' is the principle to remember).

  • Video: Helmet camera footage leads to aggressive driver pleading guilty to four charges1 year 5 weeks agolaterrehaute wrote:Well done

    laterrehaute wrote:
    Well done Scotland for allowing the video footage as evidence. It has been disallowed in some English courts recently.

    I think the police should seek out more footage like this. Actually go looking for it. Encourage people to send in helmet cam and dash cam footage.

    But to be fair they do have to reject some footage as evidence because some of it for some offences, close pass etc would get disputed due to angle and the type of lens format used which can distort.

    This one is pretty clear cut. It's straight in front. The fact is though that this driver didn't get done for the dangerous driving thing in isolation. He got done because the police wanted to do him for other things as well.

    Surrey police took up my complaint (no camera_ just a statement from me) and ran with it and got a conviction 6 points (which led to a ban) and £300 fine. It was nice to think they did that for me but it was clear to me that the wheels started moving fast and furiously as soon as the vehicle's driver was identified. It looked to me like they used my statement (they sent an officer round for an extended detailed statement taking session for over an hour), to nail someone they already wanted to nail.

  • Video: Helmet camera footage leads to aggressive driver pleading guilty to four charges1 year 5 weeks agoThe £375 fine, 48 week

    The £375 fine, 48 week driving ban and 150 hours of community payback, does seem rather a feeble response. I would have expected there to have been a far longer driving ban, as this is clearly an individual who is not safe on the roads. This is just an other example of the culture of the Sacred Driving Licence at work, it really is time we put a stop to it.

  • WyndyMilla Reynolds Racing Team’s WyndyMilla Foo Fighter1 year 5 weeks agoKudos to 'Windy Miller' for

    Kudos to 'Windy Miller' for bringing something different to the UK racing scene and particularly for their support for youth and womens cycling. However....

    Most people with £3k to drop on a frame aren't going to get off on the kooky spelling, font, colour or names (albeit Foo Fighter is a great name but I'm not their target customer). They're more likely to look at Ritte, Pearson and the like or even handbuilt.

    Having said all that, it'll be fun watching one of these blasting by the Rapha boys and their more 'considered' styling.

    Reminds me of one of these:

    http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Ford-Escort-XR3i-Cabriolet-Pink-White-Roof-/00/s/Mzc1WDUwMA==/z/9xYAAOxyhs5SMhlo/$T2eC16Z,!zYFIcEWRhP0BSMhlog15w~~60_35.JPG

  • Pedal on Parliament returns to Edinburgh in April for a third year1 year 5 weeks agoIt is sad to note that while

    It is sad to note that while the Great White Paper on an independent Scotland assures that, amongst other things, we'll still be entering Eurovision if we leave the UK, there's no mention of cycling at all...

    As POP say, all we're really getting at the moment is lip service, so "what's in his manifesto" for Mr. Salmond does not really have much beyond lip service for bikes (i.e., "targets" that are aspirational visions with warm words and no cash).

    But we'll spend Lord knows what on dualling the A9 (not necessarily with decent cycling tracks alongside), so That's All Right Then!

  • Best Value 700 x 23 tyres1 year 5 weeks agoAnother vote for Vittoria but

    Another vote for Vittoria but the cheap Rubinos, non folding of course but the Kevlar/Aramid breaker strip does indeed work. http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/vittoria-rubino-road-bike-tyre/rp-pro...

    I would not touch Spesh kevlar folders with a barge pole as I had a rather pricey pair of them not just puncture but explode, they seem to suffer from the problem that when they do get a puncture and the glass or thorn is still in there plugging the leak the escaping air from the tube gets between the layers of rubber and kevlar that form the shoulders of the tyre which creates a big air filled blister. Then they go bang leaving a inch and a half patch of de laminated tyre tread. Fortunately it did not happen at speed.