• The long, quiet, road to Istanbul.1 year 4 weeks agoSee you on the start line

    See you on the start line Big Grin

  • Pinarello Dogma stolen from sportive bike park by thief in cycling clothing1 year 4 weeks agoTime to check out "Weight

    Time to check out "Weight weenies "posts from .. Bulgaria ..Latvia and all the other "ias " I think

  • Video: Gone in six seconds — thief with no tools yanks bike off railing1 year 4 weeks agoIt's all very well saying

    It's all very well saying "Use a D lock" but they are so heavy and awkward to carry.
    It's about time the makers at least got around to making a lighter one that didn't weigh more than your bike and didn't cost £50.

  • spring classics1 year 4 weeks agoI'm currently planning on

    I'm currently planning on exactly the same team for both! There's probably a reason why that's a really bad idea...

  • TT Advice1 year 4 weeks agoThat is a bang on statement!

    That is a bang on statement! Comfort is relative though! Doing mid 22's isn't comfortable....

  • Proper Purist Classics Comp1 year 4 weeks agoI've just picked my purist

    I've just picked my purist team for all 12 Classics (there is a league listed - all purist, no premium). OK, maybe in some races I will not have any riders in, but there are 12 to score in!

  • Full details confirmed of Tour de France route through Essex1 year 4 weeks agolevermonkey wrote:Will

    levermonkey wrote:
    Will Operation Bluenose be finished by then? Silly

    There will be an added incentive to win the Yorkshire stages as the rider in the yellow jersey for stage 3 will be the only one who Essex plod won't stop for not wearing high viz

  • TT Advice1 year 4 weeks agoYour question is. Will it

    Your question is. Will it make me go faster. In short yes it will, is it worth it. I would say no.

    I'm 18st, smoke & ride a Planet X TT frame and forks. My PB for last season was 22:28. Before this I was riding a bike that didn't fit and could get below 25mins. Best thing money can buy is a bike fit. Get comfy on the bike before trying to get aero. Once your comfy work on stretches and becoming more flexible. This in turn will allow you to get a little more aero and you want have to fight your body to produce watts. Skin suits are good and a well pinned on number will help. Aero helmet will also help.

    Yes you can buy performance in TT, but get the basics right and then refine. To get the most out of a 3 spoke you need to be carrying a consistent speed of over 25mph I think.

    Most importantly remember its a race against yourself enjoy it and take pleasure in building on your fitness and speed instead of popping into a shop and buying a few spare watts

  • Cyclist stopped and fined for riding on the M251 year 4 weeks agoI fairly regularly ride on

    I fairly regularly ride on dual carriageway sections of both the A47 & A11, I can say that you do (sort of) get used to cars & trucks passing fairly close at speed, I would have thought that the hard shoulder would feel positively roomy!!
    Still, we shouldn't be on there, so he is a numpty.

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins adds Vuelta and Commonwealth Games to list of 2014 targets1 year 4 weeks agoHow I would love wiggo to

    How I would love wiggo to sign for a new team next year and beat Froome in Le Tour, not much chance of it happening but I can dream. Still the only Brit to win tour as Froome seems to think of himself as African.

  • Essex police stop cyclists for riding without lights, high-vis or helmets1 year 4 weeks agowwfcb wrote:Coming from a

    wwfcb wrote:
    Coming from a cyclist, some of the comments are so over dramatic, ridiculous or people just get wound up over the slightest matter.
    Yawn

    People are getting wound up over continuous victim-blaming. In the last 3 months we've had Boris Johnson respond to 6 deaths in 2 weeks by complaining about headphones, Operation Safeway fining a much greater proportion of cyclists while ignoring drivers on phones, the Met stopping cyclists without high vis and helmets, and now Essex Police doing the same.

    This is why people are feeling harassed. The police should focus on the cause of the actual danger, not those put into danger while acting perfectly legally.

  • Proper Purist Classics Comp1 year 4 weeks agochrisdstripes wrote:Good

    chrisdstripes wrote:
    Good point, even when you filter on "all riders" rather than just people riding the next race, there are still a number of riders not listed, so we'd need a way of finding out the values of guys like Sagan etc...

    I'd hazard a guess
    30 min for Spartacus
    36 min for Sagan

    But that's pure conjecture on my part

    Secondly I'm in if we get a full list

  • GPS computer or smart phone1 year 4 weeks agoI regularly do 6-7hr rides

    I regularly do 6-7hr rides using Strava and Viewranger on my iphone 4S. Never less than 50% battery life left.

    All you have to do is turn off wifi and mobile data/3G. Takes seconds and the phone is still fine for calls & texts if requited.

    I keep mine in my pocket and only use it if I'm unsure at junctions as Viewranger works a treat for that sort of thing.

  • Essex police: If cyclists were more safety-conscious they wouldn’t get killed1 year 4 weeks agoBeefy wrote:UK police stop

    Beefy wrote:
    UK police stop all black cars which do not have headlights turned on in crackdown on drivers who are not safety conscious! Imagine? No me either

    Wish they would do something about all the silver cars in fog!!!

  • Full details confirmed of Tour de France route through Essex1 year 4 weeks agoClick on the link underneath

    Click on the link underneath buddy....

  • London Bike Show heist: TriUK's bikes still missing, £100k reward unclaimed1 year 4 weeks agoOur vehicles at work contain

    Our vehicles at work contain (less) valuable stuff and are fitted with tracking devices. When we had one stolen a couple of years ago, we kept the police continually updated as to the location until it stopped moving around 5:30am on a patch of waste ground. When the police arrived on the scene at 2:00pm the thieves had mysteriously disappeared and all the gear was gone.

  • TT Advice1 year 4 weeks agoFitness, Position, Mental

    Fitness, Position, Mental attitude.
    You do not need a coach, but you do need to structure your training (maybe I can help?).
    I use a disc, but until this year I've ridden an old steel frame with proper TT bars. Just upgraded to carbon.
    Current bests are
    10mile - 23:34
    25mile - 59:29
    50mile - 2:00:04
    100mile - 4:21:50
    I'm not the fastest (nowhere near!) but TTing is great fun & you are only really racing against yourself.
    Good luck with your season.

  • Essex police: If cyclists were more safety-conscious they wouldn’t get killed1 year 4 weeks agoUK police stop all black cars

    UK police stop all black cars which do not have headlights turned on in crackdown on drivers who are not safety conscious! Imagine? No me either

  • Samsung launch Gear 2 smartwatch and Gear Fit fitness tracker… useful for cyclists?1 year 4 weeks agoOk during summer but a bit of

    Ok during summer but a bit of a bugger looking at it under layers of sleeves and gloves in the winter

  • Essex police stop cyclists for riding without lights, high-vis or helmets1 year 4 weeks agoComing from a cyclist, some

    Coming from a cyclist, some of the comments are so over dramatic, ridiculous or people just get wound up over the slightest matter.
    Yawn

  • spring classics1 year 4 weeks agoCheers, just seen a link ,

    Cheers, just seen a link , you are spot on . Looks like I get two bites at the cherry to get it wrong in each race !!!

  • Essex police stop cyclists for riding without lights, high-vis or helmets1 year 4 weeks agocyclingDMlondon

    cyclingDMlondon wrote:
    northstar wrote:
    Giles Pargiter wrote:
    So basically if they are stopping cyclists during daylight, then as they are not commiting a moving traffic offence, they actually have no grounds whatever for stopping them. This means it is straight forward harassment?

    Spot on, you have no obligation to stop for them.

    In theory. Fail to stop, however, and you will be pursued and knocked off by an area car, and then twenty-two officers (four of whom will have been on holiday in Lanzarote when you were stopped, and another sixteen will have been back at the nick tucking into sausage, bacon and eggs) will swear in court that you claimed to have a weapon and that you would 'fix you right, coppa innit?' if they didn't get out of your way.

    So, you've met the West Midlands Serious Crime Squad then! Devil

  • Cyclist stopped and fined for riding on the M251 year 4 weeks agoDoctor Fegg wrote:I've

    Doctor Fegg wrote:
    I've sometimes idly thought how useful it'd be to convert short stretches of motorway hard shoulder to (fully protected) cycle lanes. Take Tewkesbury, for example: the M50 crossing of the Severn, and the M5 crossing of the Avon, are the only ones for miles. Providing a cyclepath here would be a great boon; and given that 'Managed Motorways' have proved that hard shoulders are dispensable in this age of more reliable cars, there's no reason not to.

    But it'd never happen.

    Given the existence of foot/cycle paths that were routinely incorporated into the designs of some other crossings (Forth, Severn, etc) I'm surprised the architects /planners didn't give it any thought. Perhaps they did, and it was ruled out on cost. I've heard some remarks made about the total lack of use of ped and cycle facilities on some bridges and how much it would save on maintenance if they simply weren't there, so that's a factor.

  • Essex police stop cyclists for riding without lights, high-vis or helmets1 year 4 weeks agocyclingDMlondon

    cyclingDMlondon wrote:
    northstar wrote:
    Giles Pargiter wrote:
    So basically if they are stopping cyclists during daylight, then as they are not commiting a moving traffic offence, they actually have no grounds whatever for stopping them. This means it is straight forward harassment?

    Spot on, you have no obligation to stop for them.

    In theory. Fail to stop, however, and you will be pursued and knocked off by an area car, and then twenty-two officers (four of whom will have been on holiday in Lanzarote when you were stopped, and another sixteen will have been back at the nick tucking into sausage, bacon and eggs) will swear in court that you claimed to have a weapon and that you would 'fix you right, coppa innit?' if they didn't get out of your way.

    Yep, because all Police are like that aren't they!!

    (hint, that was sarcasm)

  • Full details confirmed of Tour de France route through Essex1 year 4 weeks agoLooks like a day for a

    Looks like a day for a breakaway! More twists & turns than a twisty-turny thing.