• Tour de Med Stage 51 year 5 weeks ago3k to go Sepulveda has 12

    3k to go Sepulveda has 12 secondg lead on a group of 15 including Cummings

  • Tour de Med Stage 51 year 5 weeks agoAttack by cherel

    Attack by cherel

  • Death of cyclist following head-on collision with van in Abergavenny race an accident, says coroner1 year 5 weeks agoAngelfishsolo wrote:Racing

    Angelfishsolo wrote:
    Racing should never be allowed on open roads. It is an insanity it is allowed.

    Road racing in Britain has been held on open roads for many years. Thousands of races with no serious accidents or fatalities.

    It can be done safely and with good marshalling and a vehicle escort the race peleton effectively moves within a closed road.

    In most road races I have taken part in, the finishing straight has usually been turned into a temporary 'closed road' by the use of race vehicles and NEG motorcycles.

    Recently the government permitted accredited race marshalls to legally halt traffic for short durations which should make road junctions and finishing areas easier to make traffic free. British Cycling is currently running training courses for these marshalls.

    Getting permission for road closures is complex and expensive so the accredited marshalls scheme is a good solution.

    If you look at accident statistics there are more serious incidents in time trial events than road racing.

  • Death of cyclist following head-on collision with van in Abergavenny race an accident, says coroner1 year 5 weeks agoUsual uninformed knee jerk

    Usual uninformed knee jerk reactions above.
    This isn't why racing was stopped on roads. To insist on closed roads would stop racing in the UK dead. It just isn't possible to do it.
    And just when was the last death in a race that was caused by a car? I assume that those who make the fuss above also want to stop all road cycling. It is rather more dangerous after all. I know lets stop driving. That kills people as well.
    ! death is sad but not the reason to stop something.
    Idiotic comments.
    To be honest and I am uncomfortable saying this as I wasn't there but do know the site, it was the riders choice to cross onto the other carriage way. that's as daft as me doing it on my ride earlier. On the same road actually. I have the deepest sympathy for the riders family and also for the van driver who will forever wonder if he could have avoided something that was not his fault.

  • Private Purist Leagues showing non Purist teams1 year 5 weeks agoray silvester wrote:Drantley

    ray silvester wrote:
    Drantley Gicks wrote:
    Is there anyway to improve the standard of the the competitors in a private league? I have noticed the quality has declined, resulting in a lack of competition. I hope roadcc do something about this asap!!

    You could Join the big boys in the Forum's Scorum's (id76157)?

    I think I will make do with lightweights in my league and lord it over them using twitter and the forum!

  • Tour de Med Stage 51 year 5 weeks agoPeleton back together at the

    Peleton back together at the base of the climb

  • Bodmin council admits getting more people to cycle, walk and take public transport is 'unrealistic' - so decides to build another road instead1 year 5 weeks agoRob Simmonds wrote:Building a

    Rob Simmonds wrote:
    Building a new road won't be in the gift of the town council - Cornwall County Council are the highway authority. The Town Plan will be a mixture of stuff the town council can deliver on themselves (which won't be very much) and aspirational stuff that they will have to lobby other authorities for.

    Oh and I love the way someone upthread airily dismissed the hills because ebikes exist. Seriously? If you're not a fairly committed cyclist then hills (and Cornwall specialises in the short, sharp nasty sort) are a big deterrent. Waving people towards expensive, niche things like ebikes is up there with Marie Antoinette pointing the peasants towards the nearest patisserie.


    Expensive? Maybe a thousand pounds. Bet most people who couldn't possibly afford that spend a lot more owning and running a car.

  • Death of cyclist following head-on collision with van in Abergavenny race an accident, says coroner1 year 5 weeks agoI see this all too frequently

    I see this all too frequently in races - riders crossing the white line into oncoming traffic. BC / Commissaires need to come down hard - sanctioning any rider that does so, straight-forward DNF. In races a lot of 'lazy' riders use it to move up with the bunch prior to a corner, causing it to squeeze and bunch and sometimes causes crashes.
    Mind you, had a rider this morning come around a 90 degree bend, cross the white line headlong onto my side of the road whilst I was driving - he wasn't going fast and clearly wasn't concentrating - complete numbty.

  • User league issue1 year 6 weeks agoMy scores for TOQ are not

    My scores for TOQ are not showing in any of the leagues....the ones that are showing in the overall tables are for TOM ...I am not a premium player...are you still trying to sort this out?

  • How to Edit Posts1 year 6 weeks agoOK , thanks.

    OK , thanks.

  • ARGH.... Rapha1 year 6 weeks agoYeah the Prendas stuff would

    Yeah the Prendas stuff would be more controversial on the face of it than Rapha -take the giro d'italia Magni Jersey, for example.. Yet I still own and wear it as it's a quality garment that looks nice!

    Agreed that Rapha are annoying though - it's a bit irrational and probably to do with their success and particular following rather than anything they've ever done to me!

  • Vachery Triathlon organiser claims Surrey County Council reneged on deal to hold event following anti-cycling protests1 year 6 weeks agoThere were no assurances

    There were no assurances given to me.

    It is on the internet somewhere, the video of their debate. They have acted on both the concerns of their residents and those of the British cycling community.

    They have come up with a reasonable set of guidelines to follow.

    If Mr Davis and Brave Events do not want to follow these, that is his problem, reading his interviews with sections of the media, he doesn't seem to be a flexible guy and wants things done his way or not at all.

    I think this has been shown, not only has Vachery Triathlon been pulled, but also XTERRA, which from all the information I can find on the internet, is OFF road and on a private estate.

    Toys out of the pram..."I can't have my event, so I won't put on the other one that I have franchised. I will also take peoples money and not keep them informed"....

  • How to Edit Posts1 year 6 weeks agoAh yes, I see it. It hasn't

    Ah yes, I see it.

    It hasn't been quoted, so I can only think it has something to do with the like.

    Also, saying that, my previous post with the link above is not editable Thinking

    Anyway, this is where the edit button should be. Hopefully Dave will have a read here and maybe be able to sort it for you.

  • Tour de Med Stage 51 year 6 weeks agoSprint 1 Fraile 2 Kowalski 3

    Sprint
    1 Fraile
    2 Kowalski
    3 Christian
    Lead under 3mins

  • Death of cyclist following head-on collision with van in Abergavenny race an accident, says coroner1 year 6 weeks agoIt can be done properly, I'm

    It can be done properly, I'm sure. But it also can go horribly wrong, like in this instance. I may be overreacting, granted, but I do not think that traffic and racing should mix.

    Why not have the road closed off for a few minutes until all the riders have gone past?

  • Relaxed Chris Froome aims to repeat 2013 success to dispel doubts1 year 6 weeks agoandyp wrote:Not accelerating

    andyp wrote:
    Not accelerating away from a tiny Colombian climber as if he had an engine fitted would probably convince more people than another win.

    Convince them of what ? Are you saying it's impossible for a heavier rider to drop a lighter one without doping ? Maybe we should just have a weigh in at the start of the tour and declare the winner ?

  • Bodmin council admits getting more people to cycle, walk and take public transport is 'unrealistic' - so decides to build another road instead1 year 6 weeks agoBuilding a new road won't be

    Building a new road won't be in the gift of the town council - Cornwall County Council are the highway authority. The Town Plan will be a mixture of stuff the town council can deliver on themselves (which won't be very much) and aspirational stuff that they will have to lobby other authorities for.

    Oh and I love the way someone upthread airily dismissed the hills because ebikes exist. Seriously? If you're not a fairly committed cyclist then hills (and Cornwall specialises in the short, sharp nasty sort) are a big deterrent. Waving people towards expensive, niche things like ebikes is up there with Marie Antoinette pointing the peasants towards the nearest patisserie.

  • Bodmin council admits getting more people to cycle, walk and take public transport is 'unrealistic' - so decides to build another road instead1 year 6 weeks agoThere must be loads of roads

    There must be loads of roads in Bodmin that aren't essential for through traffic. It ought to be possible to create large chunks of a coherent cycling network purely by making those Access Only (Bicycles excepted) and signposting proper bike routes that take them in. A few bollards could be deployed intelligently and one-way restrictions (again, bicycles excepted) imposed to make the use of those routes unattractive to motorists who have no real business there. The network design could initially be implemented very cheaply on a temporary and experimental basis, tweaked a bit, and then installed properly once it had proven itself and people were happy with it.

    In a sense, not having much of a cycling network to begin with is not the worst place to be starting from. Places that started building cycle infrastructure many decades ago often struggle a bit now with legacy infrastructure that no longer meets current design standards or their current needs. I read an article about Freiburg in south-west Germany yesterday. Freiburg has a modal share of 27% and is aiming for 35%. Now, that's not a bad position to be in. But it is interesting that one of the big problems they have is with narrow bike paths that are just about usable in winter (when fewer people cycle) and become hazardous in summer, when they are operating beyond capacity and commuters in a mad rush to the office skim past parents trundling along with pre-schoolers in trailers.

    Taking a long, hard look at the roads network and allocating certain streets (or at least lanes on certain streets) more or less entirely to bikes results in generously-dimensioned cycle infrastructure that doesn't have to be rebuilt on safety grounds every time cycling's modal share climbs by another few percentage points.

    Simply giving cyclists existing roads rather than building "stuff" for them by the sides of roads makes even more sense in hilly areas, since it keeps speedy downhill cyclists away from pedestrians and street furniture.

    The real problem here is an abject failure of imagination. With a bit of vision, some courage and a map, solutions could be found within weeks and implemented (on a temporary basis) within months.

  • Tour de Med Stage 51 year 6 weeks agoGPM 2 1 Dernies 2 Christian 3

    GPM 2
    1 Dernies
    2 Christian
    3 Fraile
    Lead down to 3.20

  • Core Bike wheel round-up: DT Swiss, Vision, Novatec, Rolf Prima, 3T, FFWD, Token and Campagnolo1 year 6 weeks agoNeither can I. Any updates on

    Neither can I. Any updates on this, anyone?

  • Vachery Triathlon organiser claims Surrey County Council reneged on deal to hold event following anti-cycling protests1 year 6 weeks agoBut even so, Surrey CC has

    But even so, Surrey CC has imposed restrictions so either the Councillor lied to you or a policy was introduced by Council Officials and rubber stamped by the Council. Either way there have been changes to policy despite your petition and the assurances given to you which is both shameful and underhand.

  • Whyte Dorset commuter/road bike1 year 6 weeks agoDangermouse wrote:bikeandy61

    Dangermouse wrote:
    bikeandy61 wrote:
    Fancy the range topping model which I can't remember the name of. TRP RD/HY brakes and mostly 105.

    I am considering the Dorset as it also falls within the magical CycleScheme price limit!
    I've only ever ridden with Tiagra - will the extra £200 to hydraulic brakes and 105 make much of a difference?!

    If you can stretch to the extra 200 quid I'd go for it, 105 has a more precise shift and solid feel to it. You'll notice the benefit in the hydraulic brakes to.

  • The Enrique Gambit1 year 6 weeks agochiv30 wrote:Admittedly that

    chiv30 wrote:
    Admittedly that seemed to work for me in his game ....after my debacle in the tdm I'm going with the Enrique Gambit for Oman

    Windy conditions(or a crash) are a benefit for the Enrique Gambit to work methinks?

  • How to Edit Posts1 year 6 weeks agoPost is dated 18 Jan at

    Post is dated 18 Jan at 14:54.

  • Road Disc brake wheel upgrade1 year 6 weeks agoHave you looked at the

    Have you looked at the Novatec CXD? Less than 1,500 grams for ~ £350.

    I'm eyeing them up for my CX bike, just need to find a way of actually ordering them - they seem to be coming (or going to come) to the UK through extrauk.co.uk but I haven't yet found a dealer that carries them.

    Alternatively, find a local wheel builder and tell them what you need. You'll certainly get something within your budget and you'll be supporting local business.