• Yorkshire to host Tour de France in 2014... stage finish in London too1 year 18 weeks agoThat is right Deswahriff; the

    That is right Deswahriff; the 'youf of today have no idea. It did not do us any harm!

  • Katusha fires rocket at UCI over WorldTour exclusion - legal action not ruled out1 year 18 weeks agotheincrediblebike wrote:Don't

    theincrediblebike wrote:
    Don't think McQ will be holidaying in Russia anytime soon. I bet the minutes of the meeting not to grant them a licence are interesting, if they exist that is. UCI wake up and smell the rotting flesh that you have made this sport and put it right or let somebody else govern cycling. How can you exclude the number 2 team and the World ranked number 1 rider and grant a licence to Saxo- dopeov. Unbelievable you have even giving a licence to a team in financial difficulties who have had to sell their team buses to pay the wages. Oh the madness continues.

    Ironically I think excluding Katusha is one of the few actions they've taken that point to a move towards less tolerance/complicity with doping.

    Take a look at Katusha. Look at their riders. Number 2 team? They are another doping powerhouse. They ought to be out of the sport on that basis alone...unsurprisingly however the UCI have made a good decision in a staggeringly unprofessional way...I wonder why...maybe Pat felt his Christmas bonus from Katusha was a little light this year.

    I'm getting the feeling that Pat & co are having some trouble adjusting to the new levels of scrutiny and the realisation that they might not be able to run their ship in the time honoured fashion of corrupt and unaccountable dictatorship.

  • Yorkshire to host Tour de France in 2014... stage finish in London too1 year 18 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:Squiggle

    Gkam84 wrote:
    Squiggle wrote:
    What a crock of s**t! The Edinburgh bid was much better! Any other UK start is just a waste!

    Ahhh - poor Scotties - us Terriers got us TdF bid in early and anyway Yorkshire pud trumps yer miserable neeps! - we'll still welcome you in Yorkshire - just remember to bring t'sun screen and plenty of cash to spend ! Big Grin

  • Yorkshire to host Tour de France in 2014... stage finish in London too1 year 18 weeks agoSideBurn wrote:badback

    SideBurn wrote:
    badback wrote:
    nevman wrote:
    Deswahriff wrote:
    Ghedebrav wrote:
    Deswahriff wrote:
    Sadly Biggins wrote:
    robdaykin wrote:
    Since when? You have it hot before the meat, or with it, and cold after with golden syrup. Then you make a note that you need to do more miles. Lots more miles.

    Luxury. When I were a lad, we only had a picture of a Yorkshire pudding once a year.

    ..picture?? you lucky, lucky barsteward!...we had to draw our own on a paving slab...

    Paving slab? Luxury! I had to carve a yorkshire pudding into me arm with a rusty stanley knife as a treat every other Christmas, and I was bloody glad of it.


    ..you had a rusty stanley knife? We could only dream of such luxuries, you posh, elitist git!!

    We werent allowed to dream of luxuries-we had to pretend to have an imaginary picture.

    Pretend, pretend, we couldn't afford that. Anyway we were too busy to pretend with working all hours down t'pit for a halfpence a day.

    As for dessert and starters - we only had one course. Pudding for us was fresh air and windy pie.

    Halfpence "A DAY" blimey rich beyond my wildest dreams. On Christmas Day I get a whole oxo cube!


    ...a WHOLE oxo cube?...me and my 10 siblings had to fight each other to lick the wrapper!

  • UK's first indoor criterium set for London Bike Show + video1 year 18 weeks agoThe London Boat Show is the

    The London Boat Show is the same size as it was last year but it is all down one side of ExCeL, rather than split across both sides.

    This has allowed for growth in The London Bike Show and the introduction of the IG Nocturne circuit, which is going to be amazing. The cicuit will sit inside the show halls alongside the bike show. The Outdoors Show and The Active Travel Show's are also larger than they were last year...

    Hope you make it down to the shows!

  • Katusha fires rocket at UCI over WorldTour exclusion - legal action not ruled out1 year 18 weeks agoroad slapper wrote:"the

    road slapper wrote:
    "the Russian team has vowed to use "all possible civilized instruments and methods" Watch your backs UCI, that's all i'm saying... Loser

    Does that include the use of Polonium 210?

  • Sustrans tells cyclists using Strava and other apps to keep off shared use paths1 year 18 weeks agoI couldnt agree more with

    I couldnt agree more with Sustrans!

    This is exactly the reason I DONT support CYCLE LANES.

    The highway code suggests the use of cycle lanes is dependant on your speed and ability so if your a roadie capable of handling a bike and averaging speeds that would put pedestrians at danger, then there is no way you should be on a cycle lane 'shared' with others.

    Strava will always increase the chance of this happening and its users have to take blame for this....there is the facility to report 'dangerous' sections so that you can get a time recorded for them, therefore removing the competitve section....I have this locally on a downhill road that leads to a major crossroads controlled by traffic lights where cyclists have runover pedestrians and been run over by cars.

    I hate using shared lanes like the one shown on the programme but then I do shout loudly in advance and reduce my speed even if seen or prepare to stop if not. Would you continue without caution, past a car pulling out fo a junction if you thought they didnt see you? I wouldnt.

    That said, the guy in the programme was unlucky as was the walker, its was more situational but he couldve prevented it full stop. Caution.

    Get back on the roads where we belong and less of the tripe about cycle lanes and the Dutch system...this is Britain!

  • 2014 TdF in Yorkshire1 year 18 weeks agoPerhaps ASO didn't want to be

    Perhaps ASO didn't want to be hijacked by Mr. Salmond's agenda. The Commonwealth Games will be plenty of a party for him. Anyway The North is a country that deserves the race just as much and you don't need a passport to get in from Scotland (though I would still take it with you, you might be stopped at Watford Gap on the way to that London.)

  • Sustrans tells cyclists using Strava and other apps to keep off shared use paths1 year 18 weeks agoMaybe its my selective

    Maybe its my selective reading, but I constantly get cycling related fundraising requests through from Sustrans, but whenever they are in the press they seem to place the blame of every incident ever at the tyres of cyclists and put the onus on cyclists to be the default bad guys and that we should acquiesce to everybody and everything in every situation, even if they are 100% in the right. I'm beginning to get pissed off with them to be honest.

    If any representative of Sustrans happens to be reading this, I can guarantee that I will no longer donate to your little club, not a penny. I know that's hardly going to bring the empire crumbling down but I will be encouraging people I know to avoid funding them in any way as well.

  • Yorkshire to host Tour de France in 2014... stage finish in London too1 year 18 weeks agoAnyone care to guess /

    Anyone care to guess / speculate on the route ?

    I wonder if they'll include Le Col du Holme Moss so they dip into Gods own country (Derbyshire) ?

  • Yorkshire to host Tour de France in 2014... stage finish in London too1 year 18 weeks agobadback wrote:nevman

    badback wrote:
    nevman wrote:
    Deswahriff wrote:
    Ghedebrav wrote:
    Deswahriff wrote:
    Sadly Biggins wrote:
    robdaykin wrote:
    Since when? You have it hot before the meat, or with it, and cold after with golden syrup. Then you make a note that you need to do more miles. Lots more miles.

    Luxury. When I were a lad, we only had a picture of a Yorkshire pudding once a year.

    ..picture?? you lucky, lucky barsteward!...we had to draw our own on a paving slab...

    Paving slab? Luxury! I had to carve a yorkshire pudding into me arm with a rusty stanley knife as a treat every other Christmas, and I was bloody glad of it.


    ..you had a rusty stanley knife? We could only dream of such luxuries, you posh, elitist git!!

    We werent allowed to dream of luxuries-we had to pretend to have an imaginary picture.

    Pretend, pretend, we couldn't afford that. Anyway we were too busy to pretend with working all hours down t'pit for a halfpence a day.

    As for dessert and starters - we only had one course. Pudding for us was fresh air and windy pie.

    Halfpence "A DAY" blimey rich beyond my wildest dreams. On Christmas Day I get a whole oxo cube!

  • Yorkshire to host Tour de France in 2014... stage finish in London too1 year 18 weeks agoSquiggle wrote:What a crock

    Squiggle wrote:
    What a crock of s**t! The Edinburgh bid was much better! Any other UK start is just a waste!

    Party Party

    Someone thats with me, Shame we are both biased Scots from the N/E ..... Alot closer to Edinburgh than Tea country

  • Eddy vinyl figure released1 year 18 weeks agoThis is the stupidest thing

    This is the stupidest thing i've seen all morning. If it was £3.50 it would still be ugly plastic tat.

  • Yorkshire to host Tour de France in 2014... stage finish in London too1 year 18 weeks agoWhat a crock of s**t! The

    What a crock of s**t! The Edinburgh bid was much better! Any other UK start is just a waste!

  • Yorkshire to host Tour de France in 2014... stage finish in London too1 year 18 weeks agoFantastic news, well deserved

    Fantastic news, well deserved I'm so glad its gone to Yorkshire (and this is coming from a Southern lad). Great terrain and fans alike. Looking forward to it already. A shame for Scotland as that would also have been a great event. How about a Tour of Scotland when they get their independence?

  • Yorkshire to host Tour de France in 2014... stage finish in London too1 year 18 weeks agotimbola wrote:Gkam ... we

    timbola wrote:
    Gkam ... we need to get you at the Grand Depart ... now you have your trike all but sorted, you HAVE to be there, 1) to represent Scotland and 2) to represent all that is great about cycling and cyclists in the UK/GB/Ireland whatver-you-want-to-call-it (just trying to be apolitical).

    I'm pretty sure that could be arranged. Hoping to make the ToB this year, especially if Coldeportes get an invite because I've been offered some hospitality with them to any race I can make that they are in

  • Suffering from a lack of winter motivation1 year 18 weeks agoRaleigh wrote:Either, take a

    Raleigh wrote:
    Either, take a week off, or watch some videos.

    I would suggest the same.

    Perhaps you need to give both your body and your mind a break - why bother if it's not satisfying? The short, dark, cold days don't help, the instinct for 'hibernation mode' means that this is not an easy time to do much training.

    Don't know if it will help but here's Rapha's take on winter training:
    http://www.rapha.cc/winter-training-1

  • Yorkshire to host Tour de France in 2014... stage finish in London too1 year 18 weeks agoGkam ... we need to get you

    Gkam ... we need to get you at the Grand Depart ... now you have your trike all but sorted, you HAVE to be there, 1) to represent Scotland and 2) to represent all that is great about cycling and cyclists in the UK/GB/Ireland whatver-you-want-to-call-it (just trying to be apolitical).

  • Surface Crew Socks1 year 18 weeks ago£10? I buy socks from

    £10?

    I buy socks from Morrisons, three pairs for about a fiver. I have used them for walking and cycling. They look just like the black socks Wiggo uses. Wink

  • Sustrans tells cyclists using Strava and other apps to keep off shared use paths1 year 18 weeks agokiwimike wrote:The actual

    kiwimike wrote:
    The actual time you'd spend passing others on a ride like Bath-Bristol must be - what - 0.01% of the total ride? If someone wants to scorch it, 99.99% of the time they are doing no harm.

    in the middle of the day or at night, maybe. peak times and weekends the BB is pretty busy

  • Sustrans tells cyclists using Strava and other apps to keep off shared use paths1 year 18 weeks agoI get grief now and again

    I get grief now and again from cars saying I should be on the 'cycle-path' if anything they should be called what they are, "Dog s**t path" . I have had too many near misses and one incident when a cyclist not looking where he was going rode into me. The people who walk down these paths wearing black clothing in the dark get me. Maybe pedestrians having lights or at least light coloured or reflective clothing at night could be part of the code of conduct? But the dog mess is the main problem; for everyone.

  • Yorkshire to host Tour de France in 2014... stage finish in London too1 year 18 weeks agorobdaykin wrote:Sorry Gkam,

    robdaykin wrote:
    Sorry Gkam, can't agree. Yorkshire don't have the BC or Olympic velodromes, only get a Tour of Britain stage every few years and sorry, but the Edinburgh bid catered to the same old places that cycling always goes to. It was a boring and predictable offering to be avoided.
    I'm disappointed that the third stage goes to London, it's a waste of an opportunity to engage with more people who don't often get the chance to see top level riders up close.

    What's it got to do with Velodromes? London has the Olympic one and where is the Yorkshire bid heading to.....London

    Although the Edinburgh route was speculation, It would have taken in Scotland, England and Wales, being in reach of MILLIONS more people than the Yorkshire bid.

    It reeks of backhanders.....BUT, Edinburgh's bid was originally set for 2017. So is still on track according to the ASO

  • Yorkshire to host Tour de France in 2014... stage finish in London too1 year 18 weeks agoWhat a proud day to be a

    What a proud day to be a Yorkshireman.

    I'm off to fly me whippets on t' moor in celebration.

  • Yorkshire to host Tour de France in 2014... stage finish in London too1 year 18 weeks agoWell thats put a ray of

    Well thats put a ray of sunshine through this depressing weather!....well done.... didn't really care if it was Yorkshire or Edinburgh as long as it was UK.

    Whoevers ran the Yorkshire bid big pat on the back!.

  • Yorkshire to host Tour de France in 2014... stage finish in London too1 year 18 weeks agoFrom today's

    From today's T'Groniad:-

    Christian Prudhomme said :-
    "Yorkshire is a region of outstanding beauty, with breathtaking landscapes whose terrains offer both sprinters and attackers the opportunity to express themselves. We have encountered a phenomenal desire from the Yorkshire team to welcome the Tour de France and have no doubt that passion and support will be particularly evident for the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2014."

    They know a good thing when they see it