- Wiggo's World? Sir Brad joins Brand Beckham guru for "global cycling venture"1 year 7 weeks agoCue helmets complete with
Cue helmets complete with wiggo sideburns and beckham mohican stripes. Watch out Rapha, other marketeers have discovered your secret. Cyclists have money to burn. N+1 is now a revenue calculator.
- London police seek armed robber who fired shots as he made his escape by bike1 year 7 weeks agoSimon_MacMichael wrote:It's aSimon_MacMichael wrote:
It's a police witness appeal. Among other things, we have a good few site users who commute into Central London and who may have noticed someone wearing a balaclava while pedalling furiously, as it were.
Thanks for providing the editorial context for the story.
- Castelli Prima Gloves1 year 7 weeks agoEmbroidered logos? It's not
Embroidered logos? It's not real Castelli if the logos don't fall off though.
- Annual Oxford bike lights crackdown sees 171 cyclists fined1 year 7 weeks agoHoorah. Get down to London
Hoorah. Get down to London and boost your public funds with more of the same please. RLJs too. I'll personally volunteer to issue the fines if need be. Oh and cars in ASLs, might as well whilst I'm there.
- Third cyclist killed on London Cycle Superhighway, tipper lorry involved1 year 7 weeks agoSo very sad, condolences to
So very sad, condolences to the family of the guy concerned. I desperately hope that a safe solution can be found before more lives are lost on CS2
- Boris Johnson admits riding bike without rear light1 year 7 weeks agoThe Mayor replied: "I've got
The Mayor replied: "I've got to 'fess up to that. A battery was temporarily pegged out on my back light and I'm going to have to put my hands up to that.
"I had a front light that was working. I was cycling without a functioning rear light.
"Mark's got me bang to rights. I'm not going to deny it. But I can tell you it's all hands on deck trying to get a battery into that back light today."
Yo, yo! Seemz like dat Boris iz like tryin 2 get down wit da kidz speak, innit!
- Third cyclist killed on London Cycle Superhighway, tipper lorry involved1 year 7 weeks agoMy deepest condolences to the
My deepest condolences to the families affected today by this tragic crash. The only solution is to remove the conflict on the roads: create space for cycling.
- Sportful Pista LS Jersey Full Zip1 year 7 weeks agosethpistol wrote:and here'ssethpistol wrote:
and here's what it looks like on someone who chose the right size
- rh+ Neo toecovers1 year 7 weeks agoDavid Arthur wrote:Nice ideaDavid Arthur wrote:
Nice idea Metjas, that's not a bad way at all of recycling old overshoes. Might borrow that if that's ok?
my pleasure, I now also have a single spare overshoe zip left for any further winter night sewing you fancy
- Third cyclist killed on London Cycle Superhighway, tipper lorry involved1 year 7 weeks agoSurely it's time for the DVLA
Surely it's time for the DVLA to seriously reconsider the standards required to pass the HGV licence?
They are without question some of the most lethal vehicles on the road but seem to be driven almost exclusively by labrador brained knucleheads, that's not to say that any vehicle cannot be driven by similarly labrador brained knucleheads but HGVs by their very nature are more dangerous. [/sweeping generalisations regarding fat lorry drivers>
- Third cyclist killed on London Cycle Superhighway, tipper lorry involved1 year 7 weeks agoThe CS2 extension looks like
The CS2 extension looks like an improvement from the original part. However it'll still spew riders out onto the Bow Roundabout and this original section which TfL know is not fit for purpose and now has another cycling fatality on it.
Yet again it's a tipper truck.
TfL could easily sort this by banning them during peak hours but there's no sign of this happening
- Bike Insurance Recommendations1 year 7 weeks agoThis topic made me register
This topic made me register on the forum. I need an advice I guess. I just moved from the United States and will be living in London for the next 3 years(work related). In the USA I had two bikes (a road bike and a mountain bike) which I insured with Velosurance. When I googled insurance companies , I found that in UK there is a company called Velosure and there is one in Australia as well. I thought I was safe and my policy would just be transferred from USA to UK, but it turned out that these 3 are completely different companies that just happen to have similar names.
I can't say that my bikes are safe now, since I dont even have a garage at the moment. Which of the UK companies are the most reliable and quick to sign up a new customer? I have seen both positive and negative posts about any company I looked up, so I am confused. Need some help please.
- Route announced and entries open for 2014 MITIE London Revolution1 year 7 weeks agoas long as everyones going in
as long as everyones going in the same direction at the same time what does it matter which direction they are headed?
That aside this looks like a cool event to participate in.
- Chris King R45 hubs (unbuilt)1 year 7 weeks agoHi there
24h rear and 20h
24h rear and 20h front
Feel free to call me or text on 07989017889 as must sell!
- Third cyclist killed on London Cycle Superhighway, tipper lorry involved1 year 7 weeks agoVery sad....
Please sort this
Please sort this Superhighway??? out...
- Wiggo's World? Sir Brad joins Brand Beckham guru for "global cycling venture"1 year 7 weeks agoGreat idea, wrong cyclist.
Great idea, wrong cyclist. Wiggins is well known in the UK but the rest of the world would pay much more attention if the likes of Contador were involved.
Not that I'd rather he be involved.
- Canadian doctors call for mandatory cycle helmets for all 'to reduce head injury'1 year 7 weeks agogiff77 wrote:Crosshousesgiff77 wrote:Crosshouses wrote:
Most of my riding is in a rural setting and at this time of year especially lots of things fall out of trees, so I wouldn't go out without a lid. It saves me from being bruised by conkers and stray branches, but I'm under no illusion that it would prevent serious injury if I was hit by one of Cheshire's 4 x 4's.
Is it safe to assume that when you go for a walk at this time of the year you don a safety helmet???
Fair point, but I don't walk in the country and I can't walk at 15/20mph.
Also, I generally wear my trilby when I'm out and about at this time of year. (I am an OAP)
- Route announced and entries open for 2014 MITIE London Revolution1 year 7 weeks agoWhy are they going the wrong
Why are they going the wrong way around the track? Doesn't fill you with confidence about the organisers does it!
- Your fitness age1 year 7 weeks agoReal age 47 fitness age 27.
Real age 47 fitness age 27. Mind you I went to a proper test over the summer which gave a whole load of stats but also had me at 32. So I'm sure I can live with that.
On saying that after tackling the high winds and rain the other day I felt more old and decrepit than young and virile.
- Wiggo's World? Sir Brad joins Brand Beckham guru for "global cycling venture"1 year 7 weeks agocongokid wrote:crazy-legscongokid wrote:crazy-legs wrote:
So far his main contribution towards a "global cycling venture" seems to be him backing compulsory cycle helmets.
Honestly, you'd think Wiggle had a vested interest in more and more people wearing bike helmets, or something...
I thoroughly oppose any legislation which tries to prevent Natural Selection from taking place.
- Boris Johnson admits riding bike without rear light1 year 7 weeks agoGive him a ticket..... Law is
Give him a ticket..... Law is law.
- Annual Oxford bike lights crackdown sees 171 cyclists fined1 year 7 weeks agoQuick get over to the big
Quick get over to the big City and ticket Boris for NO rear light.
- Front Light for Really Dark Nights _ Any Recommendations??1 year 7 weeks agoBuy a B+M Cyo Plus, Toplight
Buy a B+M Cyo Plus, Toplight Line Plus, Shimano DH-3N80 and your choice of spokes/rims and you shall enjoy fantastically even illumination of the road surface and never worry about battery life again. Any oncoming cyclists will really appreciate you not losing their night vision too.
I just did and its amazing - I can't honestly say I can feel when its on or off either. So, don't think the miniscule extra drag is going to slow you down.
You will also get knowing nods from other guru level cyclists and car drivers won't be blinded by your rear end, but will be able to distinguish how far away you are and pass more safely.
- Castelli Prima Gloves1 year 7 weeks agoI've had a pair of these for
I've had a pair of these for a month or so. I'd say they are fine even down to 0c although I generally don't get cold hands, (my feet were numb with cold the other day but my hands felt cosy with these on)
I've been ignoring the washing instructions and just bunging them in on a 30c wash with the rest of my kit. They seem to be doing fine, just make sure they get properly dry before wearing them.
You're not wrong about the grip, these are crazy grippy, I feel like I could climb up a building Spider-Man style in these. If anything they are too grippy, at one point I was starting to feel a bit blistery on my thumb where it was rubbing but this was after 2+ hrs on the bike.
One plus point is that they look like nice gloves when off the bike.
I haven't tried making a snowball with them yet though
- Front Light for Really Dark Nights _ Any Recommendations??1 year 7 weeks agoMostyn wrote:Just seen this.Mostyn wrote:
Just seen this. : >
Doesn't seem bad - see here:
Would agree with dynamo option - the convenience factor makes it worthwhile. Just about get a wheel and light set for £100 from one of the German sites, or spend a little more and get one of the front lights with a USB socket so that you can charge your Garmin/mobile/iPod in daylight rides.